Rules & Regulations

RULES & REGULATIONS
OPERATING COMMITTEE AND POOL MANAGEMENT RESPONSIBILITIES 
The affairs and management of Sunny Willow Swim Club are in the charge of the Operating Committee under the authority and direction of the Board of Directors.  The Pool will be operated in accordance with the following rules.

The Operating Committee Chair and/or Pool Manager and staff are required to enforce the rules and have the authority to discipline any person whose behavior is unsatisfactory.  The Pool Manager has complete authority regarding the enforcement of all rules and regulations and is to be obeyed by all members and their guests.  Any appeal regarding a decision of the Manager may be made only to the Chairman of the Operating Committee or his/her delegate.  Interference by a second party will not be tolerated.  Infraction of any rule could lead to the suspension or exclusion as provided by the Constitution and By-Laws:  “That any person not complying with rules and regulations will be subject to suspension of up to three days.

MEMBERS RESPONSIBILITIES
Members are responsible for the conduct of their guests.  Guests are subject to all club rules.  No guest will be permitted to remain on pool grounds without a sponsor.

The Cost of repairing or replacing any property damaged by a member or his/her guest will be charged to the responsible member.

Anyone using the pool does so at his/her own risk. The club will not be responsible for any accidents or injuries occurring on Club Property.

The club will not be responsible for the loss or damage to personal property occurring on Club Property.

PERSONAL CONDUCT  – MEMBERS AND GUESTS
Running, pushing, wrestling, or the causing if an objectionable disturbance in the pool area will not be permitted.

Abusive, profane, or other language not in keeping with a wholesome, family-oriented environment will not be permitted.

Smoking, eating or drinking on the pool apron is not permitted.

Anyone using the pool must be attired in appropriate swim wear.

POOL HOURS AND ADMITTANCE  
All members and guests must leave the pool grounds immediately at closing time.

Upon completion of daytime swimming meets, swimming lessons and swim practice, the pool grounds must be cleared.

SPECIAL RULES FOR YOUTHS UNDER THE AGE OF 13
All youths and guests under the age of 12 must be accompanied by an adult member. (Any member aged 16 or older)

Any youth or guest must only use the shallow end of the pool unless they have passed the Band Test and have their band  with them, or are in the pool accompanied by an adult member. See Bulletin Board or contact the office for details of Band Test and times.

Youths are not permitted on the pool apron during designated adult swim times.

SPECIAL RULES FOR CHILDREN UNDER THE AGE OF 7
Use of the baby pool is limited to Children under the age of seven who are accompanied by an adult member or guest who is responsible for their conduct and safety. Parents are fully responsible for the proper hygiene and precautions regarding toilet training and use of the baby pool.  If a child  is not completely toilet trained, cloth diapers that are completely covered by rubber pants, or swim diapers are required to be worn.  Disposable diapers are not permitted in the baby pool at any time.

Children of any age who are not toilet trained are not permitted in the main pool at any time.

Babies under the age of three are not permitted in the main pool at any time. Both parents and children members will be suspended for up to three days for violating rules.

Adult members will be responsible for any costs incurred by the club that result from the toileting accidents of their children, babies or guests.

Children under the age of five using the toilet facilities must be accompanied by an adult member or adult guest.

DIVING AREA ACTIVITIES  
The 12-foot section  oof the pool (the diving well) is reserved for diving.  Only one person is allowed on the diving board at a time.

When using the diving boards, swim clear once the dive is completed.

At the discretion of the manager diving privileges may be suspended for swimming in the diving well.

POOL SAFTEY AND HYGIENE
No glass or breakable containers of any kind are allowed on the pool grounds. This includes baby food jars, bottles, beverage containers, etc.

Only floating aides secured to the person will be permitted in the pool. In all cases, these aides must be pre-approved by the Manager or designate. All masks will be subject to inspection by the guard before use in the pool. Only safety glass or plastic lenses are allowed.

During crowded periods, the Manager or designate may clear the pool of masks, swim fins, nerf balls and similar throwing objects.

The pool apron is to be kept clear for walking. No Blankets, chairs, towels, playpens or other obstructions are permitted on the pool apron, including the apron around the baby pool.

Hardball playing in not permitted in the pool area.

At the discretion of the Manager or designate, admission may be denied to anyone who, in his/her sole discretion, presents with infectious cuts or skin abrasions, colds, coughs, inflamed eyes, general infections or wearing bandages.

Spitting or blowing of the nose is prohibited in the pool. Spitting anywhere on the pool grounds is also prohibited.

Talking or loitering at the life guard stands is not allowed because it diverts the guard’s attention from the pool and swimmers.

VEHICLES AND DRIVING AND PARKING  
Operators of vehicles will drive slowly and carefully on the driveway and in the parking lot.  Speed will not exceed 15 miles an hour.  Directional arrows in the lot must be observed.

No parking is allowed on the entrance road or adjacent school property. All cars parking near the baby pool end must face the fence.

Bicycles must be parked in the racks provided.

Skateboards, roller blades, etc. are not permitted anywhere on club property.

FOOD AND BEVERAGE 
Outside food and beverages are permitted. Please of waster properly.

Food and refreshments may be consumed in all areas except in the main and baby pools and on the pool aprons.

POOL GROUNDS , EQUIPMENT AND CARE AND USE 
Trash must be placed in the provided receptacles.

Destruction of picnic tables or benches is not allowed.  Anyone caught damaging this property will receive a bill for repairs or replacement. You may sit only on the benches, never on the tables.

Chairs, playpens and similar equipment may be left at the pool during the summer.  You must fold them and stack them against either trees or fences. Items not adhering to this standard may be confiscated by the club.

Only umbrellas installed by the club are permitted.

Pets are never allowed on the pool grounds.

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