Pool Rules & Regulations

1. No running

2. No head-first diving on the shallow side of the line across the pool.

3. Diving board

  • Only one bounce is allowed before leaving the board.

  • Diver may not dive until last diver and all swimmers are clear of the area and to the ladder.

  • No diving to the side of the board.

  • No back flips.

  • No diving with large flotation devices.

  • Learning swimmers must be actively supervised by a swim safe caregiver in the pool.

4. No large flotation devices that can flip or cause injury against the side of the pool.

5. No glass of any kind in the pool deck area.

6. Babies and baby pool:

  • Adults must accompany all children in baby pool.

  • Swim diapers are required for toddlers.

  • No nude swimming.

  • If there is pool contamination:

    • Scoop up solid waste and discard.

    • Post sign indicating “Pool Closed for Emergency Cleaning”

    • Notify the Pool Director so they can service the pool the first thing the next morning.

    • Have the gatekeeper assist with notifying lifeguards and gatekeepers for the remainder of the day or following day.

    • Have the gatekeeper notify any parties that are scheduled.

6. Cool Weather Policy

  • If the temperature is below 68 degrees when lifeguards arrive, they are to open pool and assume it will warm up.

  • If it seems that the cool weather will continue, lifeguards are to consult with gatekeeper and, if in agreement, place a “POOL CLOSED DUE TO COOL WEATHER” sign on the outside gate, record temperature and write pool closed in the comments column of the guest book.

  • If it is late in the day and the temperature drops below 65 degrees, lifeguards are to consult with the gatekeeper and proceed as mentioned above.

7. The pool is not open for swimming unless a lifeguard and a gatekeeper are present.

8. Swim Competency and Swim Test
Children who are not able to swim safely on their own, in either the shallow or deep end, may use water wings or other flotation devices in the pool. They must be actively supervised by a parent, older sibling, or caregiver who is able to effectively assist them in the pool. They may use the diving board only if there is a swim safe caregiver supervising them in the pool.

In order to swim without parental supervision, children must be at least 7 years of age and pass all of the following tests:

  • Swim the length of the pool twice using any stroke

  • Tread water for 1 minute

  • Bob across the width of the pool

Once the swim test is passed, the lifeguard will ask the gate keeper to make a note in the family membership profile on the club computer system indicating the date that the child passed the test.

9. Rest Periods

  • 10 minutes at the hour.

  • Lifeguard shall signal beginning and end of rest periods.

  • No contact with the water by ineligible swimmers during rest period.

  • Adults are allowed in the pools during rest periods.

  • At 6:00 PM:

    • If there are adults swimming laps, rest period is 20 minutes.

    • If there are no adults in the pool the rest period is 10 minutes.

10. Lifeguard Certification

Our Lifeguards are all certified by the American Red Cross and are trained to comply with the Red Cross lifesaving protocols. At our pool, the guards typically work alone, and therefore may possibly request assistance from members to help clear the pool if a rescue is needed. Per Red Cross protocol, they are trained to blow the whistle and clear the pool before performing a rescue. Members may be asked to help clear the pool so the Lifeguard may quickly help the swimmer in distress.