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Sports Clubs is committed to providing a safe and secure environment at all our pools. As diving and swimming are potentially dangerous activities, we ask that all patrons observe the following rules and safety precautions while using the pool facilities.

General Rules and Precautions

  • Lifeguard reserves the right to restrict the pool use of patrons who are reckless or not showing appropriate caution in the pool area, as well as swimmers who appear fatigued or are lacking basic swimming skills.
  • No rough horseplay, running, or standing on shoulders.
  • No glass containers in the pool area.
  • Diving permitted only in diving wells.
  • Please observe all rules posted in pool areas.
  • Never swim alone. A minimum of two adults, 18 years of age or older, must be present whenever the swimming facility is in use.
  • There is no substitute for adequate supervision. Children under 15 years of age must be accompanied to the bathing facility by a parent or guardian (an adult who is responsible for the children and their behavior).
  • In an emergency, notify a lifeguard or pool manager and contact help as soon as possible. Telephones are provided at pool facilities. Telephone numbers for nearest emergency medical service are posted.
  • Only use pool facilities during posted hours of operation.

    Help Us Prevent Pool Contamination

    While we frequently test pool chemistry to maintain safe conditions, we ask patrons to assist us by stridently observing the following precautions:
    • Shower before swimming and wash hands thoroughly after using the toilet facilities or changing diapers.
    • Infants and toddlers who are not potty-trained must wear a swim diaper and a swimsuit (or rubber pants).
    • Disposable diapers are not permitted in the pools.
    • Remove your child from the water every 30 minutes for a bathroom check and, for little ones, a diaper change.
    • Please change diapers only in bathrooms.
    • Refrain from using the pools if you have been sick in the past 14 days.

    Contamination

    In the event that contamination of a pool is detected, the pool will be closed immediately. It will not be returned to service until safe conditions have been reestablished and any required tests have been satisfactorily completed.

    Safety and Supervision of Children Under 15

    We ask that parents require their children to exit the pool and take a break at least every 30 minutes. Use these break times to evaluate your child’s bathroom needs, level of fatigue and sun or heat exposure.

    Deep Water Rules for Children Under 15

    Children under the age of 15 must pass a deep-water test in order to use diving boards, slides or to swim in water above the shoulders. The test consists of four activities, which must be completed without struggle:
    • Swimming 25 meters on the stomach
    • Swimming 25 meters on the back
    • Treading water for 90 seconds
    • Jumping off the diving board and swimming to the ladder

    All children under 15 who pass the deep-water test must wear a swim band, which will be issued upon test completion.

    Thunder and Lightning

    In the event of thunder and lightning, the lifeguard will instruct patrons to evacuate the pools (including indoor pools with full glass enclosures). If lightning is in the area, the surrounding pool premises will also be cleared of people. The lifeguard will reopen the facility 20 minutes after the last heard thunder or, in the case of lightning, 30 minutes after the last observed incident.

    Lifeguards and Pool Staff

    All lifeguards are certified by the American Red Cross in Lifeguard Training and have a certification in CPR for the Professional Rescuer. Please respect the authority of all lifeguards and follow their directions in the event of an emergency. Their first priority is the safety and well-being of all pool patrons.

    All pool locations are equipped with an Automatic External Defibrillator (AED), which management and select staff are trained to use.

    All locations have a certified pool operator on staff. Operational issues should be directed to the manager on duty.

    Sports Clubs management reserves the right to close any pool as necessary for cleaning, maintenance, or safety reasons.