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Policy Title :
Recreational Sports Policy
Policy Number :
III. 6
Responsible Party :
Campus Life
Effective Date :
02/12/2013
Revised Date :
_______________________

Purpose

Ensure that the variety of recreational activities and events meet the standards at PMU and are operated in an orderly manner that is safe and beneficial to all.

Statement :
  1. Students Participation

    Students will also discover that participation in recreational programs is a wonderful way to reduce stress in their lives. PMU students will learn through the wellness initiatives how their physical well-being relates to their total well-being and ability to function effectively as a student. However, wellness programs and activities should always meet minimum standards and requirements to be allowed on campus. Those are defined in the policies and procedures listed below.
    1. Policies needed to Participate

      In order to participate in sports activities, student should strictly adhere to related policies including but not limited to:
      1. Duly filling related health forms. These will be reviewed by the sports trainer and referred to the clinic in cases of health concerns.
      2. Students with health problems are responsible of informing the sports attendance/trainer of their health conditions.
      3. Students with infectious disease are responsible of informing the sports attendant/trainer of their health conditions, and may be denied access to part of the Sports Center.
      4. Students using the sports facility shall strictly abiding by the facility use policies.
      5. Students participating in sports sessions, activities and championships bear full responsibility for participation, and do not hold PMU responsible for possible related consequences.
      6. Students using the sports facility shall strictly adhere to the schedules announced by PMU management.
    2. Gym and Sports Court Use

      1. General Rules

        1. All users must register in before and out after a gym session, in the Sports Center Registry. Submission of the ID may be necessary to control any case of evacuation when needed.
        2. All students must strictly abide by rules and regulations set by the Sports Center Attendant/security staff.
        3. Sports Center staff have the right to prohibit students from using the facilities if found breaching the related rules and regulations.
        4. The Sports Center reserves the right to amend the rules and regulations and to change the schedule of facility, without prior notice.
        5. The Sports Center will not be liable for any accidents or injury and for any loss of belongings within the facility.
        6. All users must follow the Gym use policies.
        7. The Sports Center Attendant reserves the right to administer a fitness test to any student, any time she/he judges necessary.
      2. Behavior  and  Attire

        Respectable behavior is expected from all students at all times to ensure the safety and comfort of all Gym users.
        1. Behaviors that represent risk to safety and health of the Gym users and others will not be tolerated.  Any user putting health and safety of others at risk, may be denied access to the gym and courts areas. This is inclusive of physical and verbal misbehavior.
        2. Running, rough play, pushing, wrestling, yelling is considered improper conduct causing risk in the gym area and will be prohibited.
        3. All female users must wear training jumpers, no shorts uncovering knee level are allowed. All sports clothing will respect the general dress code of PMU.
        4. Attire shall be suitable to sports and any clothing and footwear not suitable for the purpose of the physical activity may cause the user to be prevented from the sports facility.
      3. Health/Safety Rules

        1. Use of Gym allowed as per schedule announced by PMU management, ONLY in the presence of a University employed trainer, attendant or security guard.
        2. All users must follow the gym use policies.
        3. Attendant shall strictly enforce all gym and other sports facility rules. Repeated violation of the rules may result in the expulsion from the Sports Center, and may involve further disciplinary actions through the Department of Campus Life.
        4. All persons entering the Sports Center must REGISTER at the center's entrance, in the Sports Center Registry.
        5. The Sports Center may be closed for safety check, maintenance, or absence of certain safety standards.
        6. Lifeguard may prohibit any activity they judge hazardous in the Gym.
        7. Students should not give fitness lessons or advice to others and should always refer question to a University employed trainer.
        8. Food and drinks are not permitted except in designated areas.
        9. The trainer reserves the right to administer a fitness test to any student, any time she/he judges necessary.
        10. Any injury occurring in the gym must be reported to the attendant immediately.
      4. Sports Equipment Rules

        1. Equipment should be returned to the proper place after use.
        2. Student with health or other physical challenges may be asked to stay in certain areas of the gym/sports courts and to use limited equipment only for safety reasons.
        3. Students may need training to the use of equipment. Students should always ask for help to use new equipment, and should strictly abide by the trainer/ attendant instructions.
        4. Students may not use damaged equipment, and should report any damage to the attendant.
        5. Equipment may be checked before and after use and misuse or vandalism will be sanctioned in accordance to the PMU code of conduct by the respective authority in the Department of Campus Life.
      5. Lockers And Changing Rooms

        1. The University will not be responsible for personal property or valuables at any time. Lost & Found will be disposed of bi- weekly in accordance with university policies.
        2. Food is not permitted in the locker.
        3. The use of cameras, video cameras or any device containing camera equipment of any kind is strictly prohibited at all times.
        4. Any student breaching this policy will be denied access to the Sport Center and will be reported to the Department of Campus Life for further action.
        5. Changing uniform must be done in the changing rooms.
        6. Bags, footwear, shoes and other belongings should be left in the locker/changing room. No personal belonging will be allowed in the pool area.
        7. The university will not be held liable for any damaged or lost personal belongings inside the Sports facility.
      6. Fitness Test & Fitness Lessons

        1. The fitness test may be administered to assess the student overall physical condition as well as specific sports skills. The purpose of any fitness test is to assess endurance of the users for health and safety reasons.
        2. Fitness classes are scheduled for registered students, who have subscribed through the Sports Lesson Form. Walk-ins will not be allowed unless the capacity of the class allows.
        3. Users should not exercise beyond their capacity, and should never be over confident about their sports skills, especially in exercise that may cause injury.
        4. ONLY specialized trained staff is authorized to teach fitness lessons. Users should follow the instructions of the trainer on duty at all times for their safety.
        5. Users must arrive to class on time and be prepared and dressed in sports jumpers.
        6. Students registered are expected to complete fitness lessons; absence for three consecutive classes will lead to the cancellation of the student's subscription, to allow others to join.
        7. All students are expected to respect the sports classes activities and schedule. Disruptive behavior will lead to expulsion from the classes, and may also result in referral to the Department of Campus Life for further measures.
      7. Swimming Pool Use

        1. General Rules

          1. All swimmers must register in before and out after swimming, in the Sports Center Registry. Submission of the ID may be necessary to control any case of evacuation when needed.
          2. All students must strictly abide by rules and regulations set by the Sports Center Lifeguard/security staff.
          3. Sports Center staff have the right to prohibit students from using the facilities if found breaching the related rules and regulations.
          4. The Sports Center reserves the right to amend the rules and regulations and to change the schedule of facility, without prior notice.
          5. The Sports Center will not be liable for any accidents or injury and for any loss of belongings within the facility.
          6. All users must follow the pool use policies.
          7. The Lifeguard reserves the right to administer a swim test to any student, any time she/he judges necessary.
        2. Behavior  and  Attire

          Respectable behavior is expected from all students at all times to ensure the safety and comfort of all swimming pool users

          1. Behaviors that represent risk to safety and health of the swimmers and others will not be tolerated.  Any user putting health and safety of pool users at risk may be denied access to the pool area. This is inclusive of physical and verbal misbehavior.
          2. Running, rough play, pushing, wrestling, splashing, yelling, diving or jumping is considered improper conduct causing risk in the pool area and will be prohibited.
          3. All female swimmers must wear one piece swimsuit and shorts, no mini short allowed.
          4. All clothing must be made of lightweight material suitable for swimwear such as nylon.
          5. Swimwear should not have been worn for exercising prior to pool use as soiled clothing can create an unhealthy swimming environment.
          6. T-shirts are not permitted in the pool. Only swimwear designated for in-water use will be permitted.
          7. Underwear is strictly prohibited during swimming.
          8. Wearing of swimming cap is compulsory.
          9. Any student violating this policy will be denied access to the pool area and repeated infractions will be reported to the Department of Campus Life for   further action.
        3. Health/Safety Rules

          1. Swimming allowed as per schedule announced by PMU management, ONLY in the presence of a University employed lifeguard.
          2. All users must follow the pool use policies.
          3. Lifeguards shall strictly enforce all pool rules. Repeated violation of the rules may result in the expulsion from the pool area, and may involve further disciplinary actions through the Department of Campus Life.
          4. All persons entering the pool area must REGISTER at the center's entrance, in the Sports Center Registry.
          5. The pool may be closed for safety check, or to apply proper sanitation chemicals to swimming pool water.
          6. Lifeguard may prohibit any activity they deem hazardous in or around the pool area.
          7. Students should not imitate drowning, they should not attempt rescuing a drowning person.
          8. Food and drinks are not permitted except in designated areas.
          9. Chewing gum is not permitted anywhere in the pool area for health and safety reasons.
          10. The Lifeguard reserves the right to administer a swim test to any student, any time she/he judges necessary.
          11. Any injury occurring in the pool must be reported to the lifeguard immediately.
          12. All swimmers are required to shower before entering the water and to maintain personal hygiene.
          13. Any person with a skin disease, sore or inflamed eyes, cold, nasal or ear discharge, communicable disease or wearing any kind of bandage to cover an unhealed wound will not be allowed in the pool. Such conditions should be immediately reported to the Sport Center staff.
          14. All hairclips pins, jewelry and other accessories must be removed before entering the pool.
          15. Any student violating this policy will be denied access to the pool area and repeated infractions will be reported to the Department of Campus Life for further action.
        4. Equipment/ Diving Board Rules

          1. Balls, inflatable boats, rafts and similar equipment, may be used only at the discretion of the lifeguard on duty.
          2. Equipment should be returned to the proper place after use.
          3. Face masks and snorkels are not permitted. Goggles are permitted.
          4. The use of starting blocks may be approved only under the supervision of a trainer.
          5. Only one person at a time is allowed on the diving board (including the ladder).
          6. Anyone using a diving board must wait until the preceding diver has surfaced.
          7. Running on the diving boards is not allowed. Injuries may result.
          8. Swimmers may only jump or dive straight from the front end of the board facing front.
          9. No diving in the shallow area of the pool.
          10. No reverse jumps or dives or other such dives are allowed.
          11. Swimming under the boards at any time is not allowed.
          12. Student who does not pass the swim skill test will be asked to stay in the shallow area of the pool.
          13. Lanes will be reserved for those wishing to swim lengths undisturbed. Persons not wanting to swim lengths should stay in other pool areas.
          14. Any student violating this policy will be denied access to the pool area and repeated infractions will be reported to the Department of Campus Life for further action.
        5. Lockers and Changing Rooms

          1. The University will not be responsible for personal property or valuables at any time. Lost & found will be disposed of bi- weekly in accordance with university policies.
          2. Food is not permitted in the locker.
          3. The use of cameras, video cameras or any device containing camera equipment of any kind is prohibited at all times.
          4. Any student breaching this policy will be denied access to the Sport Center and will be reported to the Department of Campus Life for further action.
          5. Changing uniform must be done in the changing rooms.
          6. Bags, footwear, shoes and other belongings should be left in the locker/changing room. No personal belonging will be allowed in the pool area.
          7. Any student violating this policy will be denied use of lockers and changing rooms and repeated infractions will be reported to the Department of Campus Life for      further action.
        6. Swimming Safety Test & Swimming Lessons

          1. The swimming test is administered to assess the student overall comfort level in water as well as the swimming proficiency. The purpose of this test is to assess endurance and safety of swimmers in the water. Students must be comfortable in deep water to attempt this test.
          2. Swimming lessons are scheduled for registered students only, who have subscribed through the Sports Lesson Form. Walk ins will not be allowed into a swimming lesson.
          3. Swimmers should not swim beyond their capacity, and should never be over confident about their swimming skills.
          4. ONLY specialized trained staff is authorized to teach swimming lessons. Swimmers should follow the instructions of the trainer on duty at all times for their safety.
          5. Swimmer must arrive to class on time and be prepared and dressed in swim suits.
          6. Swimmers are expected to complete swimming lessons plans; absence for three consecutive classes will lead to the cancellation of the swimmer's subscription.

All swimmers are expected to respect the swimming classes’ activities and schedule. Disruptive behavior will lead to expulsion from the swimming classes, and may also result in referral to the Department of Campus Life for further measures