Rules and Procedures
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The following rules and regulations are for the protection and benefit of all members. Any failure to comply with these rules shall be considered sufficient cause for immediate suspension of pool privileges for a period of one to 7 days. Successive violations can be considered sufficient cause for cancellation of the family or individual membership.
Children will be held accountable for their behavior, and will be asked to leave the water or the pool if necessary. Parents are requested to remind their children of the rules before they come to the pool, and to remind their children to obey instructions of the Pool Manager and other employees.
Members are welcome to report any unacceptable behavior to the staff. The HPSC Staff will act decisively and consistently to deter any disruptive activity or persistently negative behavior.
Pool Management reserves the right to establish other rules to protect the health and safety of pool members.
- Members must identify themselves at the front desk by signing in upon arrival during open swim period. A membership sign-in sheet is located at the desk. Pool staff will be present at the front desk to assist in registering members and guest.
- The cost of any property damage will be charged to the responsible active member.
- Annual membership dues must be paid in full by season’s opening. Once membership dues are paid, guest pass cards tied to the membership will be placed on file at the pool desk. Guest passes carry over from previous years and can only be used if the member owning the pass is present. One punch equals one guest. A card will be dated at the pool desk as a record of the use of this guest privilege.
- A family membership of the pool includes his/her spouse and unmarried and dependent children under the age of 21 who may use the swimming pool. Other residents of a member’s household may use the swimming pool but only as guests. At the Pool Manager’s discretion, this rule may be waived for member’s children who are 21 and over and are full time students who are home for the summer. Contact the Pool Manager to request such an exemption.
- If you suspect that someone is using the pool without authorization, please contact the Pool Manager.
Guest Fee Rates and Rules:
Guests are welcome at HPSC during recreational swim hours, when accompanied by a member. A guest pass card is kept and dated at the pool office to record use of guest privileges. Guest fees per person as follows:
$5.00 daily per individual; $10.00 daily per family.
- Conduct of guests is the direct responsibility of sponsoring members.
- All guests must be accompanied and registered by a member. They cannot be sent to the pool with instructions to use your name. Each guest must have a sponsoring member at the pool at all times unless special arrangements are made with the Pool Manager.
- The Pool Manager may suspend guest privileges when necessary.
- Daily and extended houseguests may swim only during recreational swimming hours, not during instruction periods. An extended family member guest (grandchildren of family member) may also take lessons on a space-available basis and at Manager discretion. The extended family member guest must apply for membership in his/her own right in order to be eligible for more than one season of guest use.
- Babysitters do not need to pay or use a guest pass to be on the pool deck or use the pool during their work hours.
Health and Sanitation Rules:
HPSC is committed to clean and sanitary water and your compliance with the following rules is required for pool entry.
- Anyone having flu symptoms or gastrointestinal illness within the past three days should not use either pool.
- Admission to the pool may be refused to anyone with inflamed eyes, infection, wearing bandages or other significant health issues.
- Shower before entering the pool water and wash hands after using the toilet.
- Please don’t swallow pool water and also avoid getting it into your mouth if possible.
- Notify pool staff if you or family members develop an illness that you think may have been related to a visit to the pool.
- The aquatics staff will do its part by maintaining the highest standards of water sanitation. However, the nature of certain bacteria is such that your compliance with City and State Health Codes is absolutely necessary. These rules will be strictly enforced in order to prevent the possibility of an outbreak of Cryptosporidium or other water-born bacteria.
Conduct and Procedures:
- The By-Laws are adopted by all members of HPSC and give specific responsibilities to our Board of Directors including the hiring and supervision of the staff. The manager oversees the entire operation of the pool and the assistant managers are primarily responsible for the building, pools and grounds.
- Bad weather is sometimes a concern. The staff will take appropriate safety precautions which may include closing the pool. Under no circumstances will children be left unattended. On cold and rainy days/nights, please call to verify that HPSC is open for normal hours. Our policy is to stay open for your convenience as much as possible.
- Thunder policy. Upon hearing thunder, the managers will clear the pool and close until 20 minutes after the last boom.
- Lightning policy. The manager present has responsibility and authority regarding pool use during storms. Upon seeing lightning the pool will be cleared and will reopen 30 minutes after the last strike.
- The use of cellular phones, other electronic devices that capture images, or cameras of any kind is prohibited in locker rooms, changing areas, showers, and toilet stalls.
- Children five and older should always use the gender appropriate locker room. If you think your child needs assistance, ask a pool staff member to escort your child to the appropriate locker room. Please contact a manager to ask about further assistance.
- Please notify the manager if you are planning an event like a birthday party or team sport party at the pool. This is particularly important if the group will exceed 10 people.
- A gas grill is available for use on the pool grounds. Please observe safety rules CONDUCT AND PROCEDURES:8that are listed when you use it.
- Bicycle riders should use bicycle stalls and lock bikes.
- All food and beverages must be consumed within the fenced-in snack area.
- No abusive language or profanity is allowed.
- No smoking on pool grounds.
- Only authorized personel allowed in the guard office.
- No weapons may be brought onto the club premises.
- At any time should you hear one long whistle or a PA announcement clearing the pool, please exit immediately at the nearest wall. Whether a drill or an emergency, we appreciate your cooperation in ensuring the safety and quality of your pool environment.
- Nudity outside the locker room is prohibited.
Pool Safety Rules:
- No pets are allowed on the club property.
- Glass containers of any kind are not allowed in the pool area.
- Running, pushing, wrestling, or causing undue disturbance in or about the pool, showers, or grounds is not allowed. Biking, skateboarding, scootering or roller blading on deck is prohibited. Managers can revoke pool privlidges after repeated offenses.
- No hanging on railings, chicken fighting, or putting children on top of your shoulders.
- Equipment such as air-inflated tubes and mattresses are not permitted unless it is a floatie night.
- Rubber torpedoes, rings, soft rubber balls, etc., may be used in the pool but never motorized or propeller driven toys of any size.
- Children under the age of ten must be accompanied by a parent/guardian or someone 16 years or older in the main pool, except during instructional periods/swim team activities, or with manager approval on a daily basis. A swim test can be taken to prove competence, and can be administered by a manager. This includes a 25 freestyle, 25 backstroke and 2 minutes of treading water.
- Only coast guard approved life jackets are permitted. Please ask a manager about questions.
- No swimming underneath the lap lane.
- Diving off the pool edge into water is not allowed except in the diving well.
- Unnecessary conversation with lifeguards while on duty is discouraged while in the guard chair.
- All swimmers must wear swimming suits. Shorts and Cut-offs are not to be used in place of proper suits.
Baby/Toddler Pool Use:
- All children using the baby/toddler pool must be accompanied at all times by a responsible person who is watching the children. Make certain an adult constantly watches children in or near water. This is especially true in the gated baby/toddler pool area. Please be aware that there is no lifeguard positioned in the baby/toddler pool.
- The baby/toddler pool is intended for children who are non-swimmers and those supervising or playing appropriately with non-swimmers.
- Soft plastic toys will be permitted in the baby/toddler pool.
- Only children under the age of 6 with adult supervision allowed in the baby/toddler Pool under direct adult supervision.
Diving Rules and Safety Procedures:
- Only one person on the diving board at one time.
- Only one bounce on the board.
- No running on the dive take-off.
- Be sure that the diving area is clear before take-off. Wait for the previous diver to reach the side of the pool before beginning your dive.
- Divers must clear the area immediately following entry.
- Enter the water straight off the board, not the side.
- Hands must enter water first on head entry dives.
- Obey all posted rules and regulations.
- Follow verbal instructions from pool staff.
- No balls or toys in diving well, unless approved by a manager.
- Non-Toilet Trained, or Recently Toilet Trained Infants are required to wear swim dippers and swim trunks.
- Nudity outside of the locker room is prohibited.
- Caution children who are playing with buckets of pool water. A baby or toddler can drown in as little as an inch of water.
- The use of air-filled swimming aids such as “water wings” in place of life jackets is prohibited.
- Children using PFD/flotation devices must remain under the close and direct supervision of the responsible adult.
- Protect children’s skin with cover-ups or with appropriate sunscreen applied ½ hour before entering the water.
Last Revised: March 10, 2018
High Point Swim Club Board of Directors