Woodland Swim Club Rules & Regulations

The Woodland Swim Club has clear rules regarding behavior, items brought into the pool area, opening and closing times as well as many other regulations that ensure we have a safe and fun environment. Note that the rules below apply to all active members and guests.  Members are responsible for making sure their guests know the rules.

General Rules:

  • All members must properly sign in.
  • Guests must be paid upon arrival.
  • Members must be present during entirety go guest’s stay.
  • Guests must follow all rules.
  • Pets are not permitted within the confines of Woodland Pool.
  • Members are responsible for depositing all litter into trash cans and tidying up their area after use. Parents are expected to supervise their children in complying with these practices.
  • Running, horseplay, pushing people into the pool, swearing, fighting, and other dangerous or disruptive behavior is prohibited.
  • Children under the age of 12 must be under the supervision of a parent, guardian or baby-sitter at all times.
  • Parents are responsible for their children knowing and adhering to the rules.

For everyone’s safety, PLEASE follow the Safety Rules:

  • Absolutely NO GLASS containers anywhere on the property … period. This includes beer or wine bottles, pyrex dishes, crock pots, lids, etc.
  • No running on the pool deck.
  • No squirt guns or water cannons.
  • No running and jumping into the water.
  • No spinning when jumping.
  • DO NOT ever push people into the pool.
  • No ball-throwing across the pool.
  • No rough horseplay.
  • Listen to what the Life Guards say.  The discretion and authority of the lifeguards in maintaining a safe and enjoyable atmosphere is final.  Disagreements may be taken up with the pool manager at a later time.

Swimming Rules:

  • Children who are not toilet trained or children wearing diapers must wear tight fitting plastic pants.
  • Children who cannot swim must wear a flotation device.
  • Guards may call adult swim at any time.
  • Children must exit the pool after adult swim is called.
  • Children younger than 12 must pass the Deep Water Test to be allowed outside of the shallow end.
  • Flotation devises are only allowed in the middle section of the pool at the discretion of the lifeguards on duty.  No flotation devices are permitted in the deep end except at adult swim.  Flotation devices may be prohibited by the lifeguards on crowded days.
  • In the event of lightning or thunder, the lifeguards will clear the pool. Swimmers will be allowed to return to the water twenty (20) minutes after the last occurrence of thunder or lightning.

Benching Policy

Life Guards have a responsibility to maintain a safe environment for everyone.
Unsafe or inappropriate behavior will result in “benching” according to the
following policy:

  • 1st benching of the day – 10 minutes
  • 2nd benching of the day – 15 minutes
  • 3rd benching of the day – 20 minutes

More than three benchings in one day will result in suspension from the pool for the remainder of the day. Parents are asked to cooperate in reinforcing safe and courteous behavior by their children.

Green Chairs

The green chairs are reserved for adults only.

Member Rights

  • Woodland members have a right to enjoy a clean, safe swim club. Both Members and Employees have a role to play in maintaining a pleasant environment.
  • Members should supervise their own children at all times, clean up after themselves and their children, and be respectful of others’ enjoyment of the facilities.
  • Employees should be alert and professional, courteous, and give their full attention to preventing accidents and providing a clean, safe environment.
  • If there is a problem, Members should feel free to take the following steps:
  1. Speak directly to the Member or Employee involved. We all share the swim club and have both the right and the responsibility to speak up when necessary. This is the quickest and most efficient way to resolve problems.
  2. Speak to the pool manager, Ellie Harkins. She will be at the pool during posted hours as well as at other times, and will respond to any messages left for her.
    If the problem is not satisfactorily resolved, speak to a Board Member.