Approved by the Board of Directors – May 2, 2013
Assumption of Risk and Personal Property:
All persons swim and use the facilities at their own risk. Bannockburn Swim Club is not responsible for the loss or theft of any personal property.
Authority of Lifeguards:
Lifeguards have full authority to clear the pool of all or any swimmers at any time. Talking to the lifeguards when they are guarding is not allowed, except to report a safety violation or unsafe condition.
Admittance of children:
Children under eight years of age must be accompanied and supervised by a person 16 years of age or older. Unaccompanied children between the ages of eight and 13 will only be admitted to the pool if they have passed the Basic Swimming Test.
Intoxicated persons are strictly prohibited on pool property. Persons who appear to be intoxicated in the judgment of any pool authority must leave when requested to do so. Permission to serve alcohol at pool sponsored events must be obtained in advance from the board of directors.
Basic Swimming Test:
All persons 13 years of age and younger must pass a deep water test before being allowed in the main pool. The test shall consist of swimming one length of the main pool without stopping, floating for two minutes and treading water for two minutes. When a lifeguard is concerned about the safety of any swimmer, the lifeguard may require that person to take the Basic Swimming Test.
Wading Pool Use:
The wading pool is only for children four years of age and younger. The manager has the authority to make an exception to this rule. All children using the wading pool must be under the direct supervision of a person 16 years of age or older. Lifeguards are not responsible for the safety of any person using the wading pool.
Diving Board Use:
There shall be only one person on the diving board at a time and only one bounce allowed. When the diving board is in use, exit from the diving well is by the ladder only. Once a person has dived, the next diver shall wait until the previous diver has exited the diving well by the ladder.
Swimming and Playing in the Diving Well Area:
Swimming in the diving well area is allowed only when the diving board is closed.
Diving and Jumping into the Pools:
No diving into the intermediate pool or the shallow end of the main pool is permitted. Diving and jumping from the sides and deep end of the main pool is limited to front standing dives and jumps.
General Use of the Pools:
No running, rough play or other activities that hinder safe operation of the pool will be allowed. No water guns, water balloons or flotation devices are allowed without the permission of the manager on duty.
During adult swim, children younger than 16 years of age must completely vacate the pool and not interfere with adult swimmers.
Use of Lap Lanes and Lap Swimming Etiquette:
Only persons swimming laps will be allowed in the designated lap lanes. If two swimmers are using the lane, they may swim side by side. If three or more swimmers are using a lap lane, they must swim in a loop pattern. Swimmers are encouraged to join lanes with other swimmers who swim at a similar speed, if at all possible. Lap swimmers have priority of use of the lap lanes over lessons.
There is no smoking allowed anywhere on the pool property.
No glass containers of any kind are allowed on the pool property.
Chewing Gum and Food:
No chewing gum or food is allowed on the pool deck.
No pets shall be allowed on pool property.
Nothing shall be draped over the fence separating the wading pool from the main pool area.
Ball and Other Object Throwing:
The throwing of balls and other play objects is at the discretion of the manager on duty. However, throwing hard balls (including footballs) or other rigid objects, such as Frisbees, is prohibited.
- Swimmers must take soap showers before entering the pool.
- Individuals with infections of the skin or eyes, with respiratory or
- gastrointestinal infections, or presenting other contamination risk are not allowed in the pool.
- No spitting or nose blowing in the pool.
- All injuries must be reported to the manager on duty.
- Children who are not fully toilet trained or incontinent persons must wear a diaper and snugly fitting protective waterproof pants in the pool.
Guests must be accompanied by a member and present a guest ticket to the front desk before entering the pool. A member wishing to bring a group of 10 or more guests to the pool must give notice to the pool manager at least one week in advance and provide a guest ticket for each guest. Approval of such a request will be at the discretion of the pool manager.
Unauthorized use of the pool outside the scheduled open times will be considered a flagrant violation of these rules and shall result in either suspension or termination of the household membership.
Penalties for Violation of Rules
Any person violating these rules may be requested to leave the pool property, or be subject to such lesser penalty as a lifeguard may impose. Flagrant or repeated violations of these rules may result in either suspension or termination of a household membership or other appropriate punishment as determined by the board.