Bartlett Aquatic Center is closed for the 2014 season and will reopen Memorial Day Weekend 2015
Stay tuned to the Bartlett Aquatic Center Facebook page for up to date information on opening and closing due to weather.
Come to the Bartlett Aquatic Center and experience a New Way to Play! Amenities include an eight-lane lap pool with a zero-depth entry section, tube slide, lazy river, zip line over water, drop slide, two body slides, and spray playground, a sand-play area, a children’s waterslide, and a concessions area.
Aquatic Center Closings The pool will be closed for public swimming if the air temperature is 68 degrees or below, or at the manager’s discretion based on inclement weather, low attendance, or unusual circumstances. • If the pool is closed at 11am, it will remain closed until 12:30pm. • If the pool is closed at 12:30pm, it will remain closed until 2:30pm. • If the pool is closed at 2:30pm, it will remain closed until 4:30pm. • If the pool is closed at 4:30pm, it will remain closed until 6:30pm. • If the pool is closed at 6:30pm, it will remain closed for the evening.
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To ensure the safety of our patrons and staff we have rules and regulations in place that all individuals must adhere to at all times. The aquatic center is staffed during all operational hours (including private rentals) with professional lifeguards. The Bartlett Park District is a client of Jeff Ellis and Associates, Inc, the world’s premier aquatic risk management and lifeguard training firm. Jeff Ellis and Associates licensed lifeguards are required to successfully pass a rigorous 24 hour training course and renew their licenses with an equally rigorous renewal course every year. Additionally, lifeguards must attend ongoing training every month in order to ensure the highest level of performance. To maintain accountability, lifeguard vigilance is tested during operational hours by the use of submerged mannequins and simulated live guests-in-distress. As a client of Jeff Ellis and Associates, the Bartlett Park District is subject to random, unannounced audits during the summer by a company representative to ensure compliance with their risk program.
Safety and Rules- BAC PDF
Frequently Asked Questions
1. What are the high requirements for the BAC attractions? Body Slides; White is 42 inches and Yellow is 48 inches. Drop Slide is 48 inches. Tube slide is 48 inches. The Zip Line is 50 inches and you must be able to reach the handle firmly. The zip line also has a 300 pound weight limit. All users of these attractions must know how to swim independently. The height requirement for the Spray Playground slides is 36’’.
2. Are lifejackets allowed on attractions? No, the manufacturer does not recommend the use of lifejackets on the slides of Zip Line.
3. What is the water depth of the various attractions? Original Pool-0’0’’ up to 5’0’’, Lazy River-3’0’’, Tube Slide Splash Down-3’6’’, Zip Line/Drop Slide Pool-6’6’’ up to 12’3’’, New Body Slide-Uses a run-out, not a pool (no real water depth).
4. Is there an age restriction on the Lazy River? No, although we ask that supervision is provided within BAC policies and procedures (under 7, accompanied by a parent or guardian 18 or older; 7 to 9, chaperone 14 or older).
5. Is there a cost associated with utilizing a Lazy Rive/Slide tube? No, however tubes are utilized on a first-come, first-served basis.
6. Do you have both single and double tubes available? Yes
7. Can an adult and child ride on a double tube together? Yes, however, the adult, in almost all instances, as the heavier person, should be seated in the back of the tube to prevent it from flipping.
8. Do you have ADA accessible deck chairs? Yes, however they are available on a first-come, first-served basis.
9. Do you allow outside food and drinks? No, and absolutely no coolers are permitted in the facility. The only outside food/drink permitted is bottled water, baby formula, and insulin.
10. Can I bring in my own tube/floatation device? No recreational floatation devices are permitted. Outside lifejackets must be Coast Guard approved. Complimentary lifejackets are available at the BAC Manager’s Office.
11. My child is too short to go down the slide/Zip Line/etc. Can I catch them at the bottom? No. Insurance company requirements and manufacturer specifications prohibit us from allowing this under any circumstances. Parents are not allowed to assist their children in any part of this activity. Bartlett Park District Staff is solely responsible admittance to this attraction.
Frequently Asked Questions 2014