I. Signing In Of Members and Registering Of Guests
Upon entering the pool area or tennis courts, members are required to sign in and register their guests. When requested by a member of the pool staff a member must give his name and address which can be checked against the master listingof pool members.
NOTE:During swim team season, one half of the pool will be reserved for the team from 4:30−5:00 p.m.Six lanes of the pool will be reserved for swim team from 5:00−6:00 p.m. One lane of the pool will be reserved for swimming laps from 6:00−9:00 p.m. Abbreviated hours may be necessary after mid-August depending on the availability of lifeguards.
III. Operating Rules and Regulations
A. No child under 8 years of age shall be left at the pool without direct supervision of a person 16 years of age or older. Children participating in swim team activities can be left under the coaches’ supervision.
B. Children under 13 shall not be in the pool after 6 p.m. unless accompanied by a parent or by a person 16 or older who assumes responsibility for the child while he is at the pool.
C. No swimmer may use the pool or pool area except during scheduled hours of operation, except for special programs under the supervision of the pool staff.
D. A rest period will be in effect every hour for fifteen minutes before the hour. All persons under age 16 must leave the pool.
E. Penalty Bench: At the discretion of the pool staff, a member or guest may be confined to the Penalty Bench for no more than 15 minutes, due to repeated violations of the rules set for the pool. Members who continue to disregard the rules and who cause major problems may be suspended for the remainder of the day by the pool staff. Upon written report and recommendation from the pool staff, the Board of Directors may suspend a member from the use of the pool as necessary to enforce the pool rules for the safe and efficient operation of the pool.
IV. Safety Rules and Regulations
A. A lifeguard shall be on duty at a designated station at all times (including breaks) when the pool is open to swimmers. No lifeguard will be stationed at the baby pool.
B. There shall be no diving from the side of the pool near the diving boardnor swimming in the area restricted for diving from the diving board. There shall also be no diving from the shallow end of the pool.
C. General protective discipline shall be enforced which includes: no throwing balls or other objects into the pool; no running on concrete around the pool area; no pushing or shoving other people into the pool; no dunking other swimmers; no “horseplay” in or around the pool; only one person is allowed on the diving board at a time; the next diver must wait until the previous diver has returned to the surface and cleared the immediate area; no scuba equipment, inner tubes, or floats in the pool.
D. Lifeguards shall direct any swimmer who shows signs of being chilled or having been in the water too long to remain out of the water for a minimum of fifteen minutes. Normally, no person should stay in the water for more than an hour without a rest period.
E. Smoking is allowed outside the fenced area of the pool only. Receptacle provided by handicap parking area.
F. No food or drinks shall be permitted in or at the edge of the pool. All paper and other refuse shall be placed in the trash cans that are provided. No chewing gum while swimming.
G. No alcoholic beverages shall be permitted on pool property except during board sanctioned adult functions.
H. Each swimmer must shower or at least rinse off before going into the pool. Cutoff jeans are not permitted.
I. No animals or pets shall be allowed in the pool area.
J. Use of skateboards, roller-skates, or roller-blades is absolutely forbidden on pool property.
K. Positively no admittance will be allowed to the pool area after a person has been in the creek or its surrounding area.
V. Guest Information
A Guest is non-member. Guests are permitted at any time to the pool and tennis courts with payment of the guest fee. However, use of the facilities by guests should be considered a privilege not a right. This privilege should be used by members with restraint, particularly on weekends or holidays, as a courtesy to other members and their right to primary use. A guest may have privileges revoked by the Pool Manager,
Guest fees are as follows: Infants No charge Out-of-county house guests No charge Weekday guests (Monday-Friday) $4.00/day per person Weekend & Holiday guests $5.00/day per person
*A Guest pass may be pre-purchased at the Lifeguard Office at a discounted fee
Guest fees apply equally to use of the pool and use of the tennis courts in season. No fee will be charged for use of the courts out of season. Members who enter with guests at the Elam Avenue gate to the tennis courts are responsible for going to the pool area to pay guest fees. When the pool is not open, guest fees should be paid the following day . Guest fees and policies are published and are subject to change at the discretion of the Board of Directors . Pool Management reserves the right to deny individuals Guest Privileges at any time if they are abusing the Guest Policy or not acting within Friendly Park’s Code of Conduct.
A. A babysitter accompanying members’ children will be admitted at no cost. Any guests accompanying the babysitter or members’ children will be charged as usual.
B. Members must register guests when they arrive, be responsible for making payments to the manager or designated representative, and remain with guests while they are at the pool. There is a limit of 5 guests per member family per day. Anything over five (5) guests is considered a party. See party rules (sect.V.E)
C. Special Events: Guests will be permitted as specified in the event announcement.
D. Party/Get-together Rules
The pool and its surrounding grounds may beused by small groups hosted by an adult member during normal open hours provided the following conditions are met:
1. All parties require a two-week notice be given to the Pool Manager who will then determine feasibility. The Pool Managers’ decision on party scheduling will be final.
2. A guest list must be submitted in advance and only those guests whose names appear on the pre-submitted guest list will be permitted entry.
3. For parties involving children ages 5 and under, one adult chaperone for every 5 children will be required.
4. All fees are paid. Party fees are due no later than the time the host member arrives at the party. The Party fee structure is as follows:
$25 party fee plus guest fees for non-members
* Additional fees may apply at the discretion of the pool manager depending on requirements of the Party.
5. Parties must be scheduled between the following hours:
• Monday−Friday: 11−3 and 5−9 • Saturdays: 11−1 and 5−9 • Sundays: 5−9
E. After-hours parties hosted by an adult member may be permitted provided:
1. Parties do not extend beyond 11 p.m.
2. $100 pool usage fee and cost of lifeguard must be paid by host - see Pool Manager for pricing
5. 2 week notice and approval of manager—based on availability of lifeguards.
6 or more guests in a group is considered a party and the hosting member(s) must follow all preceding guidelines.
VI. Tennis Rules
A. The tennis courts are for the use of members in good standing and their guests.
B. Courts are on a first-come basis.
C. Any member, any age, may use the courts before 5 p.m. on weekdays. Adults (18 years or older) or adults playing with children will have priority to use the courts after 5 p.m. on weekdays. Adults will have priority on weekends and holidays from opening until 5 p.m.
D. The tennis courts will open and close according to the pool schedule. Members using the tennis courts at other times will be required to purchase a tennis court key. Keys may be purchased from the club manager for a $3.00 fee.
E. All children 10 years and under must be accompanied by an adult while on the courts.
F. Only regulation tennis shoes will be allowed on the courts. All other shoes are strictly forbidden. Traditional tennis clothing is encouraged.
G. No activity other than tennis will be allowed on the courts, and only those engaged in play should be on the courts.
H. The courts will be closed during:
a) special activity hours; b) tournaments; c) work days; d) at the discretion of the tennis committee or Board of Directors.
I. The Tennis Code of Ethics and common courtesy should be observed at all times.
J. The last players using the courts are responsible for making sure the gate is locked and the lights are off.
Please note that these rules are intended to give the greatest number of members the opportunity to play with the least waiting inconvenience. The rules can never cover every situation. Please let courtesy be the deciding factor when in doubt about the rules. Your cooperation is needed to keep litter off the courts. Violations of these rules, destruction of property, or improper conduct should be reported to the President or Board of Directors. The Board of Directors may suspend privileges of any member deemed guilty of such infractions.
VII. Code of Conduct
If the manager on duty determines that a rule has been intentionally circumvented creating an unpleasant, illegal, or unsafe environment, the manager on duty has the authority to immediately ask the member(s) or guest(s) involved to leave Friendly Park Pool, Inc. premises (pool and grounds) for the day.
VIII. Limit of Liability
All persons using the pool, tennis courts, or other facilities do so at their own risk.Friendly Park, Inc. assumes no responsibility for injury, damage, or loss of property from such use.The responsibility of parents, caregivers, and/or employees who accompany children to the pool continues while the children are in or near the pool.