Clinton Hills Swim Club
Standing Rules and Procedures
Effective May 1, 2019
Article I – Rules Governing the Admission of Individuals to Club Property
- Admission to the pool shall be limited to members in good standing and their guests.
- No person under the age of 12 may be admitted to, or remain in, the pool area unless accompanied by a member over the age of 15.
- Admission to the pool shall be refused to all persons having a contagious disease, infection, or condition which, in the Pool Manager’s discretion, presents a risk to the health and safety of others.
- Appropriate swimming apparel must be worn in the pool, as determined by the Pool Manager.
- The pool may be closed for maintenance, health conditions, weather, or any other reason deemed necessary by the Pool Manager.
- Any person entering upon Club property agrees to be bound by the Club Rules.
Article II – Rules Governing Use of the Pool and Pool Deck
- Parents must closely supervise children at all times.
- Diving shall not be permitted in water less than 5 feet in depth.
- “Breath Holding” games or contests are not allowed. Prolonged underwater swimming is not allowed.
- Non-swimmers should wear an approved PFD or life jacket.
- The safety of the children in the wading pool is the responsibility of the parent or guardian.
- Swimming shall not be permitted in the diving area unless the lifeguard has closed the entire area to diving.
- Running, rough play, piggyback games or horse play shall not be permitted in the pool area.
- Frisbees, hard balls, and water guns will not be permitted in the pool area. Toys must be kept out of the lap lanes. When playing catch, throw lengthwise so if missed it does not go into the lap lane area.
- Do not hang or sit on the lane lines.
- The use of inflatable tubes and rafts in the pool is prohibited, with the exception of baby floats or wearable PFDs used with adult supervision.
- Swimmers shall not urinate in the pool. Children who are not potty trained must wear swim diapers to enter the pool. Notify the Pool Manager immediately in the event of defecation in the pool.
- There shall be an adult swim called during 15 minutes of each hour. Only those members or guests 18 years of age or older shall be permitted to enter the pool during this time. The wading pool shall remain open to children during adult swim times.
- The consumption of food in the Pool is not permitted.
Article III – Rules Governing the Use of Lap Lanes
- Floating lines are used to establish lap lanes in the pool. These lanes are reserved for continuous lap swimming only.
- Adults have priority for lap lane use. Lap swimmers should adhere to the Suggested Lap Lane Etiquette guide, which is available at the front desk and/or posted on the bulletin board.
- Lap lanes are guaranteed to be available during all hours outside of swim lessons on weekdays. However, on weekends and holidays between the hours of 12:00 p.m. and 5:00 p.m., the Pool Manager has the authority to reduce or remove entirely the lap lanes during times of peak demand on the pool, in order to provide a safe swimming environment. To the extent possible, changes to the lap lanes will be made at the end of the hourly adult swim period.
Article IV – Rules Governing the Use of the Diving Board
- Sitting on the diving board is not permitted.
- Standing on the diving board is permitted only in preparation for a dive. Only one person at a time may stand on the diving board.
- When diving from the board, only one jump is permitted. Double bounces are not allowed.
- Diving shall only be permitted from the end of the diving board, not from the sides of the board.
- After diving, the swimmer shall immediately proceed to the side of the pool nearest and diving board and exit the pool.
- No flotation devices are permitted on diving boards.
- Non-swimmers shall not be permitted to dive or to swim in the diving section. Parents may not catch children off of the diving boards.
- Running or horse play shall not be permitted on or around the diving board.
- The diving board may be closed at certain times at the discretion of pool staff to ensure pool safety.
Article V – Rules Governing the Behavior of Individuals on Club Property.
- The Pool Manager and lifeguards have authority to enforce all Club Rules, and may command any individual on Club property to comply with the Rules.
- The lifeguards shall be treated with respect at all times. Disrespect or disobeying the commands of a lifeguard shall result in removal from club property.
- No glass items shall be permitted on Club Property.
- No dogs or other pets shall be permitted in the pool area.
- No smoking, vaping, or use of tobacco products is allowed within the fenced-in area of the Club, in the bathhouse, or within 20 feet of the steps or ramp leading to the main entrance.
- Personal conduct in and around the pool and bathhouse shall be such that the safety of the individual and others are not jeopardized.
- All trash and recyclable items shall be placed in the appropriate receptacles. Littering on Club property is prohibited.
- Damage to pool property, including landscaping, furniture, buildings, appliances, sporting equipment, etc. shall not be permitted. Any person who damages Club property by their intentional, reckless, or negligent action shall reimburse the Club for the cost of repair or replacement of the damaged item, at the discretion of the Board of Trustees.
- Parents have a duty to supervise their minor children and guests at all times while on Club property. Damage to Club property resulting from the willful act of a minor shall be the joint and several responsibility of any parent or guardian of the minor who was present on Club property at the time of the act.
- Running and rough play shall not be permitted.
Article VI – Rules and Procedures Governing the Use of Club-owned Sporting Equipment
- The Club makes a reasonable effort to provide sporting equipment for shuffleboard, table tennis, basketball, sand volleyball, and tetherball. This equipment may be borrowed by Members in good standing and their guests.
- The sporting equipment shall be kept at the front desk or other place designated by the Pool Manager and provided to Members or guests upon request.
- The pool staff on duty shall collect collateral of nominal value (i.e. $1, or shoe) before providing equipment to a Member or guest and shall not return the collateral until the equipment is returned.
Article VII – Rules and Procedures Governing the Use of Reserved Areas
- The following areas of the Club property may be reserved for private parties using the Club’s online reservation system: Upper Deck; Lower Deck; Grassy Area. No other area of the Club property may be reserved for the exclusive use of a private party.
- Only members in good standing may place a reservation for a Reserved Area.
- A member may not reserve a Reserved Area longer than 4 hours per reservation.
- A member is limited to four active reservations.
- No reservations are permitted on Memorial Day, July 4th, or Labor Day. At the discretion of the Pool Manager or Club President, an existing reservation may be changed or cancelled as necessary to accommodate a Club-sponsored activity which is published on the Club calendar.
- Prior to the conclusion of each reservation period, the reserving member must promptly remove all belongings from the Reserved Area. Tables, benches, and grills must be wiped clean. All trash and recyclables must be placed in the appropriate receptacle.
Article VIII – Rules Governing the Admission of Guests and Private Parties
- Members of the Club in good standing may bring guests to the pool, subject to the guest fees determined by the Board of Trustees.
- All guest fees must be paid through the Club’s online system, prior to admission of the guest. Guest fees may not be paid at the time of entry, nor will they be invoiced.
- No cash or check will be accepted at the front desk for any reason.
- The Member must be continuously present at the Club while their guests are present.
- A Member may not host a private party consisting of more than 25 non-Member guests without the written approval of the Pool Manager at least one week prior to the date of the party.
- Parties consisting of more than 25 non-Member guests may be subject to additional fees, at the discretion of the CHSC Board of Trustees and/or Pool Manager, to cover the cost of the additional staffing required.