Lightning Policy

  • The Oregon Pool recognizes and abides by the National Lightning Safety Institutes recommendations.  

    Swimming is not permitted during thunderstorms.  

    All water activities are suspended for 20 minutes after lightning is sighted or thunder is heard. 

    During office hours, staff will monitor the weather. Decisions about cancelling Oregon School District programs or  swimming lessons cannot made until just before the start of that activity because weather can change rapidly.

    In the event of a thunderstorm during Oregon School District Swimming Lesson class time, safety-based activities will be coordinated by the instructors.