Diving Diving Policies It is the responsibility of the lifeguard to enforce these rules while they are on duty. Diving from the side of the pool: Diving is not allowed from the side of the pool in water less than 5 feet deep. The only exception to this rule is supervised diving from the starting blocks by competitive swim team coaches. Diving from the starting blocks The starting blocks are used only under the supervision of a certified CRW Swim Instructor. The starting blocks are not to be used for recreational use The starting blocks should be closed by placing an orange cone on each block during all activities except swim team practices.