Rules & Expectations

Before Your Visit

  • Consider purchasing a Pool Play Pass in advance.
  • Arrive ready to swim! All lockers and changing rooms are closed.
  • Bring a mask for each person aged 5 years and older. See How to Get A Mask.
  • Pack a chair. Deck chairs are not provided.
  • Bring a water bottle. Touch-free water filling stations have been added.
  • If you feel sick, stay home.

2020 Adjustments

To help prevent the spread of COVID-19, pool guests will see a number of adjustments and precautions.

  • All guests aged 5 years and older are required to wear a mask while in line and upon entering.
  • Reduced capacity limits in three 2-hour open swim sessions. (see Hours & Prices)
  • Limited restrooms are open.
  • Limited showers are available.
  • Lockers are closed.
  • Changing Rooms are closed.
  • Deck chairs are not provided.
  • Concessions are closed.
  • Water features are off. Water toys are not permitted.
  • All staff will wear a face covering, except Lifeguards while on duty.
  • As always, no spitting.

Precautions and Recommendations

  • If you feel sick, stay home.
  • Maintain 6' between you and anyone outside of your household.
  • Use hand-sanitizer after contact with common surfaces.

General Rules

  • Carry in food or beverages is not permitted, except water.
  • Swim only when a lifeguard is on duty. Obey lifeguard instructions at all times.
  • Respect all patrons and staff members. Any patron using derogative, racial or otherwise inappropriate language toward another patron or staff member will be removed from the facility.
  • Fighting and rough play are not allowed.
  • Diving is permitted in the diving well only.
  • Do not enter the pool area if you have an open cut or communicable disease.
  • Inflatables, such as inner tubes, water wings, swimsuits with built-in flotation are not allowed.
  • Lifejackets are allowed, in the shallow water only, if they are United States Coast Guard approved Type 1 or 2.
  • Lifejackets are not permitted in the deep water or on slides.
  • Children wearing a lifejacket must be supervised by a parent and within arms' reach.
  • Children under 7 must be actively supervised (watching your child at all times and able to provide immediate assistance) by a caregiver aged 16 or older.
  • Swim diapers are required for those who are not toilet trained.
  • Smoke, drugs and alcohol are not allowed.
  • Glass containers of any kind are not permitted.
  • The City of Madison is not responsible for lost or stolen items.
  • Leave no trace and put litter in its place.

Pool Closing Policy

The pool will be closed under the following circumstances:

  • If the air temperature is below 69° at opening or low attendance.
  • If rain prevents the lifeguards from seeing the bottom of the pool.
  • If there has been rain, thunder or lightening for a period of one hour and the storm is projected to continue.
  • Mechanical breakdown.
  • The Goodman Pool cannot meet the state codes for the safety, maintenance and operation of pools and water attractions.
  • By Public Health Emergency Order.