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Swimming Pools

Pool lifts, sloped entries and transfer steps are all means of providing accessibility to a school swimming pool. Learn more and stay up to date on the new provisions in the 2010 ADA Standards scheduled to take effect on January 31, 2013.

New ADA rules spark interest in reviewing pool programs (October 2012) - A brief overview article on the impact of the new federal regulations and recent decisions by the U.S. Department of Justice.

Accessible swimming pool rules article (pdf) 

The Essentials: What you need to know about swimming pool accessibility – A concise two-page bullet-point reference guide to the most fundamental information.

Essentials of swimming pool accessibility (pdf)

Accessible Pools: Means of Entry and Exit (updated May 24, 2012) – This five-page document from the U.S. Department of Justice outlines the responsibilities of Title II public entities regarding program accessibility for existing pools as well as new construction. 

Accessible Pools