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CRWC Rules

General Pool Rules

  • A Recreational Services lifeguard must be present before entering the water.
  • Emergency Signal—3 whistle blasts. Exit the pool immediately.
  • No diving in the shallow end of the swimming pool and in other areas where it is marked “NO DIVING”.
  • No horseplay in or around the swimming pool.
  • No running on the deck.
  • Proficient swimming ability is required in deep water areas.
  • Do not enter the pool if you have a communicable disease or an open wound.
  • Shower before entering the pool and after use of restroom facilities.
  • Proper swimwear is required.
  • Glass containers are prohibited in the pool area.
  • Do not bring food, drink, gum, alcohol, or tobacco products into the pool.
  • Swimming or diving instruction may be provided solely by Recreational Services aquatics staff or approved groups.
  • Activity deemed unsafe by the lifeguard will be prohibited.

Gymnasium Rules

  • Items and activities PROHIBITED in the gymnasium:
    • Kicking or throwing basketballs and/or other equipment towards the wall, ceiling, track and/or windows. Violators will be asked to leave the facility immediately.
    • Hanging on the nets or rims.
    • Outdoor sports including football, baseball, softball, frisbee, and lacrosse.
    • Fighting, unruly conduct, profanity, or rough play. Violators will be asked to leave the facility immediately.
    • No food or drinks are allowed. Water or sport drinks in closed plastic containers are permitted.
    • No spitting on the courts or windows.
  • A non‐marking, athletic shoe that covers the entire foot must be worn at all times.
  • In the event of an injury or accident, contact a facility supervisor.

Basketball Challenge Rules

  • A verbal challenge is issued by waiting players. No one in a game may call the next game.
  • Challenges can only be issued on one court and the challenger must be present before preceding game ends.
  • Only one person is needed to issue a challenge.
  • Players from losing team may be chosen for the next game only if no other players are present and waiting.
  • Games are limited to 15 baskets (win by two)
  • Teams winning three consecutive games must sit out a minimum of one game if other players are waiting.
  • Basketball games have priority on Court 2 except for the times listed for volleyball priority.
  • To ensure gender equity, Court 1 is designated “Priority for Women” (Minimum of 8 women)
    • When the number of females participating decreases below the number required, court will go back to regular challenge rules.

Volleyball Priority

  • Volleyball games will take priority on Court 2 during the following times:
    • Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from 12:00pm – 2:00pm
    • Tuesday and Thursday from 7:00pm – 9:00pm
  • Games are rally scoring (play to 25, win by two)
  • Winning team will keep the court. Teams winning two consecutive games must sit out a minimum of one game if other teams are waiting to play.
  • Must have a minimum 6 players.


Priority Usage for MAC Gym:

  1. Scheduled Recreational Services Activities/Events
  2. Soccer with a minimum of 6 players
  3. Volleyball with a minimum of 6 players
  4. Basketball  

Indoor Soccer Challenge Rules:

  • First team to score 2 goals wins; the winning team stays on the court.
  • Games are played for 10 minutes, and whoever is ahead wins the game.
  • If game is tied after 10 minutes, both teams come off.
  • Slide tackling is not allowed.
  • Must have a minimum of 6 players

Recreational Services indoor soccer balls are the only soccer ball permitted in the MAC Gym.  Checkout is available at the Equipment Desk.

Track Rules: 

  • Track directional arrow changes daily. Follow the arrow for the appropriate direction:
    • Run/Walk counterclockwise on even days
    • Run/Walk clockwise on odd days
  • Track Distance: 1/9 of a mile.
  • Walkers, wheelchair users, slower runners, and stroller users should use the Inside Lane.
  • Joggers and runners should use the Outside Lane.
  • Youth under 13 years of age must have direct supervision to use the track.
  • Proper shoes must be worn at all times.
  • Items and activities Prohibited on the track:
    • Standing or in any way blocking the lanes.
    • Bringing accessory equipment onto the track (weights, medicine balls, etc)
    • No spitting on the track.
  • Stretching and warm‐up exercises are to occur in the stretching areas only.
  • Personal possessions should be stored in a locker or cubbies. Recreational Services is not responsible for lost or stolen items.