Pool Rules

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North Springfield Swim Club

Pool Rules

Safety is our #1 concern.

A pleasant pool experience for everyone is our # 2 concern.

· NO GLASS bottles or other glass items on the pool deck. Broken glass is a risk to people in bare feet.

· NO FOOD on the pool deck, including purchases from the Snack Shack. Please eat in the picnic area.

· NO RUNNING on the pool deck. It’s too easy to slip, fall and be injured.

· Children will be required to leave the pool for a 10 minute rest period each hour. During this time, they may not enter the baby pool.

· Parents must be within arm’s reach of their non-swimming children while they are in the main or baby pool—even if they’re wearing “floaties,” water wings or life vests.

· Children under 10 years old, must have a responsible adult (18 years or older) supervising them during all pool hours.

· After 6pm, all children 12 years old and under must have a responsible adult (18 years or older) with them—or they need to leave.

· No rafts or large inflatable pool toys in the pool except on designated raft nights.

· The Diving Boards are opened at the discretion of the Life Guards.

o No more than 2 bounces on diving boards

o No jumping or diving off the side of diving boards

o No diving in the shallow end of the pool

· If you use the volleyball court or sandbox, rinse off before entering the pool.

· Thunder & Lightning Policy: In accordance with safety guidelines for outdoor pools, if thunder or lightning is observed, the guards must close the pool immediately. ALL PATRONS MUST IMMEDIATELY LEAVE THE POOL FACILITY. Patrons may not stay in the picnic area or elsewhere within the gates – it is under tall trees and is not safe. The safest location will be in a car in the parking lot or at your home. Parents who send unaccompanied children to the pool should have a plan to pick them up in case a storm arises. Safety guidelines require that the pool remain closed for 30 minutes after the last thunder or lightning is observed.

· Individuals who have diarrhea, are ill, or who have open wounds must not use the pool. To avoid “accidents” that require the pool to be closed, toddlers must wear waterproof swim diapers. Parents should check their child’s diaper frequently.

· The lifeguards on duty are authorized to enforce all pool rules.