Center Policies

It is the responsibility of the patron to read and obey all rules and policies at the Clive Aquatic Center.  For your safety, certified lifeguards are on duty at all times.  With all aquatic activities and environments, there is an element of risk.  Please exercise caution and remember to follow staff directions.  The City of Clive reserves the right to refuse admittance to, or eject from the aquatic center premises, any person failing to comply with rules for health and safety of the patron(s).


  • Everyone who enters the aquatic center must pay the appropriate fee or present an authorized season pass, regardless of his or her intention to swim.
  • To help keep our waters clean and patrons safe, a shower is required before entering the water.
  • Patrons are not permitted to bring food, drink, or lawn chairs into the facility unless approved by aquatic management.  The city reserves the right to inspect baggage or carry-in parcels.
  • Glass containers of any kind are not permitted in and around the aquatic center.
  • Appropriate swim attire must be worn when using the pool.

                Examples of what is appropriate swim attire:

  • Board shorts and swim trunks
  • Standard bikinis, one-piece swimsuits, and two piece tankinis
  • Swim briefs
  • Swim diapers and vinyl cover with swim suits (available for purchase at the facility)
  • Surf/Swim rashguards over acceptable swimwear
  • Tanktops, close-fitting t-shirts or compression shirts over acceptable swimwear
  • Modesty swimwear over acceptable swimwear

                Examples of what is not acceptable:

  • Sport bras, workout clothes, or compression shorts
  • Disposable diapers
  • Underwear, boxers, and lingerie
  • Gym and basketball shorts
  • Denim shorts or pants
  • Children 9 years and younger must be supervised at all times by a person at least 16 years of age.
  • Lifejackets and approved flotation devices are allowed only when user is kept within arm’s length of an attendant age 16 or older.
  • Rafts, tube-type floats, noodles, and air mattresses are not permitted for use at the aquatic center unless approved by aquatic management.
  • Throwing items in such a manner that may risk injury is not permitted.  Water toys will be subject to the approval of the manager on duty.
  • The Clive Aquatic Center is a tobacco, alcohol, and drug-free facility including all electronic smoking devices.
  • Any person suspected of being under the influence of a controlled substance will not be permitted in and around the facility and law enforcement personnel will be summoned.
  • Weapons and profanity of any kind will not be allowed in or around the facility.

Slide Rules

  • Riders must be at least 48” tall to ride the slide (per manufacturer guidelines)
  • One rider at a time, no exceptions.
  • Riders must wait for the slide attendant’s signal before starting.
  • Slide feet first only in a lying or sitting position.  Riders cannot go down head first, twist within the slides, or lay on their stomachs while riding.
  • After entering the plunge pool, all riders must exit the pool promptly.
  • Goggles, lifejackets, and puddle jumpers are not allowed on the slides (except for the toddler slides).  Eyeglasses must be securely affixed to the rider with a head strap or not worn at all.
  • Those who are pregnant or those who have heart conditions or back troubles should not ride the slides.

Lazy River Rules

  • Only tubes provided by Clive may be used in the Lazy River only.
  • Floaters must remain seated in their tubes at all times.  Due to the current, no open swimming is allowed.
  • Floaters must be at least 48” tall or have passed a deep water test to float alone.
  • Floaters under 48” tall and haven’t passed a deep water test may float with an adult in a ratio of one adult per child.
  • A maximum of two tubes coupled together is allowed.  Group coupling of tubes is not allowed.
  • Enter and exit in designated areas only.
  • During crowded conditions – float time may be limited by staff.
  • Always use caution and follow staff directives when floating the lazy river.


Deepwater tests are administered to those patrons who are questionable to swim in waters over chest height.  A pool manager will administer the deep water test during a pool break.  If a person wishes to take the test, please direct them to the manager’s office for further information.

To successfully pass the deep water test, the swimmer must complete one length of the pool front crawl/freestyle with their head in the water using rotary breathing.  Once a swimmer has successfully completed the deep water test, they will be issued a swim test bracelet and documented for the summer season.  Any swimmer was has passed will not have to take the test again until the next summer season.

When the swimmer returns to swim the following day, they will check in with admissions or pool manager to be issued their bracelet.