Woodland Swim Club Rules & Regulations

Updated March, 2022

 

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. The rules below apply to all active members and guests.  Members are responsible for making sure their guests know the rules.

Our lifeguards are there to enforce the rules, they do not make them.  If a member has a question, concern or issue regarding a pool employee or any aspect of the pool or club, please direct it to the pool manager or send a message to WSCinfo@WoodlandSwimClub.com.

All lifeguards are trained and certified. They will use their discretion as appropriate.

Employees and board members reserve the right to eject swimmers from the pool area if any of the above rules are broken.

SAFETY AND CONDUCT

  • ​No glass containers of any kind in pool area

  • ​No smoking, including “e” cigarettes of any kind

  • No children under the age of 12 will be permitted entry without a parent or guardian​

  • No one over the age of 6 is allowed in baby pool

  • No child allowed in the baby pool without direct supervision by the guardian– unattended children will be taken to their parents

  • No diaper, no swimming – children who wear diapers must wear swim diapers in the pool at all times

  • No changing diapers on pool deck or on tables; please use the rest rooms for diaper changing

  • No running on pool deck

  • No loud screaming or inappropriate language used by anyone will be tolerated

  • No horseplay (pushing, shoving, dunking, pulling, chicken fights, tag games etc.)

  • No touching or tampering with either of the pool drains at the bottom of the pool.  First infraction of this rule will result in removal from the pool for 20 minutes; subsequent infractions will result in removal from the pool for an entire 24-hour period.

  • Footwear must be kept away from top of steps.

  • No tossing anyone up into the air in the pool

  • No diving into water under 8’ in depth

  • No jumping or diving off the side of the pool backwards

  • No inward or reverse dives allowed

  • No flotation devices allowed in the deep end of the pool.

  • No mermaid tails

  • No jumping onto any flotation device into the pool

  • No hanging on lane ropes

  • No hanging on the lifeguard chairs

  • No splashing

  • No water type pistols of any size or type are permitted on club property or in the pool

  • Any child in a flotation suit, lifejacket or any other flotation devices and any child who cannot swim must be accompanied by an adult in the pool, at all times and are not permitted in the deep end of the pool.  The adult must be within arm's length.

  • Tables, chairs, loungers, the pavilion, etc. may not be saved in anticipation of friends that have not arrived to the pool yet

  • Do not enter the pool office or storage areas

  • Children may be asked at any time to demonstrate their swimming ability and asked to swim the length of the pool

  • No pets permitted in pool area

  • No firearms of any size or any types of weapons are permitted on Club property

  • All members and guests must exit the facility before the posted closing time. Delaying our staff from being able to do their closing duties and causing them to work longer may result in a chargeback to your account for the extra wages needed to pay them.

REGISTRATION

​All Members AND guests must sign in upon arrival. All sign ins must be by first and last name. Positive ID may be required (i.e. driver’s license, student ID.)

GUESTS & FEES

  • Guests must be accompanied by a Club Member.

  • Members are responsible for the Guest’s fees. All Guests must sign in and pay for a pass, including children and those not swimming.

  • Guest fee is $5 for adults and children of all ages, regardless of if they are swimming

  • Guests are limited to 4 visits per month

  • No guests are permitted on the holidays of Memorial Day, July 4th and Labor Day, or during special events as announced.

  • Any member attempting to "sneak" guests into the pool without paying for them risks losing guest privileges for the remainder of the season

  • To avoid overwhelming the facility, a strict limit of 5 guests per membership account per day will be enforced.  If you would like to bring more than 5 guests at one time, you must send an email request for approval to wscinfo@woodlandswimclub.com a minimum of 24 hours before you plan to visit.  Please include the number of guests you plan to bring and your estimated arrival time.  This is being done so that we can be sure we are staffed appropriately, and are not overcrowding the facility at busy times, causing an unenjoyable experience for our members.  Verbal requests to staff and “on-the-spot” approvals if you arrive with more than 5 guests will not be given.  You must send an email to us 24 hours in advance. (emailed to all active members on 7/15/2021)

CHILDREN

  • The lifeguards are not babysitters; they are there to ensure everyone’s safety in and around the pool.

  • Children under 12 are the responsibility of an accompanying adult.

  • Children are not to in any way touch or tamper with the pool drains located at the bottom of the pool in the deep end.

  • Those accompanying children in the big pool who are non-swimmers must be dressed in swimming attire. Children who are non-swimmers must be accompanied in the pool by an adult.

  • Children of any age can be sent home by a lifeguard, club employee or any board member for misbehavior.

  • Guests who are children under the age of 18 must adhere to all safety, behavior and conduct rules at the pool; they can be asked to leave for any infraction

  • To demonstrate swimming ability, children can be asked at any time by the lifeguards to swim the length of the pool if they are 12 years of age and under.

  • No water type pistols of any size and or kind are permitted on Club property.

  • The baby pool is for the use of children ages 6 and under. Adults or babysitters accompanying children using only the baby pool are not required to be dressed in swimming attire. Parents are responsible for their children in the baby pool.

  • Children who normally wear diapers must wear disposable swimming diapers while in either pool.

  • Life jackets are permitted to be used by small children. Any child in a life jacket or flotation suit must be accompanied by an adult in the water. The adult must be within arm's length of the child

  • No “floaties” or life jackets are permitted in the deep end of the pool; regardless if you child has passed their deep water test.

  • Children are not permitted to gather or sit on the steps of the pool.

BALL/PLAY COURT

  • Please chaperone children in the basketball/play court area at all times. This area is not monitored by lifeguards, and it is the parents’ responsibility to ensure safe play and appropriate behavior in this area, for the enjoyment and safety of children of all ages.

  • Children are not to hang off of or pull down on the basketball hoop at any time.

  • It is the parents’ responsibility to ensure their children being watched and managed at all times, in the pool, on the deck and in the play area/ ball court.

  • The bocce court is not a sandbox for children to dig in.  Please do not bring buckets and shovels into the facility for them to do this.

ADULT SWIMS

  • A 15-minute adult swim may be called per the following schedule:
    Weekdays 2:00, 4:00
    Weekends 1:00, 3:00, 5:00

  • Guards may not always call adult swim during non-busy times, and they may shorten them if few are participating.  On the other hand, guards may call adult swim at their discretion if conditions warrant (e.g., the pool is nearing capacity.)

  • Members 16 years old and older may participate in adult swims

FOOD AND BEVERAGES

  • It is the personal responsibility of each guest and his/her family and guests to dispose of all trash in receptacles​

  • No glass containers of any kind are permitted, this includes ALL BEVERAGES.

  • Food deliveries are permitted.

  • All items left in the members refrigerator will be discarded every evening.

REST ROOMS

  • ​The Men and Women’s rest rooms contain changing stalls, showers and bathroom facilities. There are no age limits set for children of the opposite sex accompanying a parent to a rest room. Members should use their own discretion.

  • ​Children under the age of 6 must be accompanied to the restrooms by an adult.

HEALTH PROBLEMS

​Anyone will any specific health problems such as epilepsy, fainting, heart conditions, etc. which may require extraordinary attention is required to notify the Club in writing.

EMERGENCIES

  • Three (3) short blasts from a lifeguard whistle means an emergency exists! Everyone must clear the pool as quickly as possible. PLEASE COOPERATE, IT MAY SAVE A LIFE!

  • The entire pool area must remain closed when there is no lifeguard on duty.

THUNDER/LIGHTNING

  • When lightning is sighted or thunder is heard, the pool, pool deck and grass areas will be cleared immediately for a period of 30 minutes, commencing with the last indication of thunder or lightning.

PRIVATE RENTALS

  • Members may schedule parties by emailing wscinfo@woodlandswimclub.com.

  • Please provide at least 2 weeks advance notice for any party scheduling requests. Private rental approval is based on staff availability and other scheduled pool activities.

  • Maximum party guests not to exceed 60 people.

  • All normal pool rules are enforced during private rentals.   

POOL CLOSURE

​Conditions under which the pool may be closed:

  • Extended heavy rain and/or thunder storms.

  • Combination of cold temperature and lack of attendance – This will be determined by pool manager discretion.

  • An unmanageable level of biological hazard introduced to the pool.

  • Members will receive an email notification when the pool is closed during normally scheduled hours.

ROAD AND PARKING

  • Woodland Road Extension is a private road that's maintenance is paid for by its residents, including Woodland Swim Club.  It is not a road that is open to the public.  Members are only permitted to access it during open pool hours, and should not be accessing it during the off season or when the pool is closed.  Please respect our neighbors, help preserve the longevity of the road, and maintain safety by driving slowly and by allowing cars from the opposite direction to pass.

  • Cars parked in the parking lot when the pool is not open are subject to being towed.  We are not a trail parking lot.  Remember, when you access our parking lot you are crossing over the private property of 3 homeowners along the road.

  • Please limit parking to the club lots and allow space for other cars to park when possible.