Pool Rules


The rules and regulations of the Parkwood Swim Club (Club) benefit and protect all members and assures the safe and sanitary operation of the pool facilities. Please ensure that all members of your family and any guests that you bring are familiar with these.

 

Admittance

    1. Each member must sign in at the concession stand along with their guest. (See guest part for more information)
    2. Members and guests who are intoxicated by alcohol or any other substance will not be admitted to the pool.
    3. Youth members under the age of ten and youth members who are ten years old and above but cannot swim the length of the pool will be admitted to the pool only when accompanied by another member who is 16 yrs old or older and who will actively supervise the younger member.
    4. Youth members ten years old and older who can swim the length of the pool may be admitted to the pool by themselves, after a lifeguard checks their ability.
    5. Youth members under the age of ten must leave the pool enclosure at 6 pm unless they are accompanied by an adult member.

Guests

    1. Guests under the age of 16 must be signed in by an adult member and must be able to swim the length of the pool. Once the guest has passed the swim test, the adult signing the guest in is permitted to leave. A member must still be with the guest at the pool, but this member may be under 16 yrs of age.
    2. The guest charge is $5 per day for all guests every day of the week.
    3. Every guest must sign in at the concession stand.
    4. A guest can only come up to the pool 5 times as a guest for the summer.
    5. A guest must leave when their member leaves.

General Discipline

    1. Shower before you enter the pool.
    2. Do not wear cutoffs in the pool. Only swim suits are allowed.
    3. Do not run on the pool deck.
    4. Do not push or shove other people.
    5. Do not dunk other swimmers.
    6. Do not horseplay in the pool or on the pool deck.
    7. Do not dive in the shallow end of the pool.
    8. Do not use the diving area if you cannot swim.
    9. Do not swim in front of the diving boards.
    10. Wait until the previous diver has returned to the surface and cleared the immediate area before you climb onto the diving board.
    11. After you dive, use the ladder on the same side of the diving area as the board from which you dived. Do not cross to the other ladder. Do not climb out without the ladder.
    12. Do not bounce more than once on the diving board.
    13. Do not bring glass containers or breakable objects of any kind into the pool enclosure.
    14. Children who are wearing disposable diapers may not enter the pools. Swim diapers are allowed in the pool.

Disciplinary Measures

  1. Several levels of disciplinary measures are used to enforce these rules and regulations.
      • Whistle and a verbal warning
      • Removal from the pool for a few minutes
      • Ban from the premises for the remainder of the day
      • Ban from the premises for an extended period
      • Board action
  2. Any member or guest banned from the premises for an extended period may appeal to the board for early reinstatement. The Board may grant early reinstatement or uphold the extended ban. Their decision will be based on the circumstances.

Miscellaneous

    1. All members and guest use the Club and its facilities at their own risk. The Club is not responsible for loss, theft, or damage of personal property of members or guests.
    2. Report all injuries to the pool manager or a lifeguard.
    3. Only children under six years old are allowed to use the wading pool. Adults who permit children to use the wading pool take full responsibility for their safety.
    4. Swimming pool accessories (such as rings, masks, fins, snorkels, kickboards, and floatables) are permitted in the pools within reason.
    5. Parkwood Swim Club has a strict no smoking policy.  If you must smoke while at the pool, please go to the bottom of the hill in the parking lot.

Parking Lot

  1. Only authorized vehicles are allowed on the driveway that approaches the pool entrance.
  2. The space on top of the drive is designated as the handicapped space. Please see the lifeguards to notify them.

General Procedures

  1. Lifeguards clear the pool when necessary because of equipment breakdown.
  2. Lifeguards direct swimmers who show signs of being overly tired to remain out of the pool for a short time.
  3. Lifeguards clear the pool for 20 minutes if thunder is heard or lightning is seen or in serious weather conditions.
  4. Lifeguards have the right to close the pool for the safety of the patrons.


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