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Pool Rules & Regulations

 

Summer Outdoor Pool Usage Policy 

Large Pool

1. The Swim Team has use of all eight 25 yard lap lanes from 9am - 12 pm, Monday through Friday. 

2. The lifeguards have complete authority for the safety, first aid and procedures of the pool area.

3. Per Board of Health, food and beverages are not allowed on the pool deck. Water bottles (not cups) are acceptable.

4. Swimmers must wear proper attire; shoulder length or longer hair must be pulled back or tied up. Soap showers are required before entering the pool.

5. A deep water test is required by those wishing to swim in the deep section of the pool (diving area).

6. Parents should always supervise their children in the pools.  Children in the wading pool and 3 foot pool need to be watched by a parent or responsible adult.

7. Toys are allowed in the wading pool only. Kick- boards may be used when involved in a Cedardale Supervised program only.

8. Diving is restricted to the 12' area of the pool. One person at a time may dive and there is no swimming allowed under the diving boards.

9. Swimmies and bubbles are the only swim aids allowed and may only be used when a child is accompanied in the pool by an adult. Bubbles in bathing suits and masks and snorkels are not allowed.

10. A swim diaper must be worn for children who are not potty trained.

11. Lap Swimming: Max. of 2 adults per lane. Circle swimming is encouraged. Juniors may lap swim if there is an open lane, but may be bumped by an adult.

12. The club is not responsible for changes that may occur to bathing suits due to pool chemicals or paints used on the pools.

 

Adult Pool and Hot Tub: (18 years+)

1. Deck area is provided for sunning, food and drink. No beverages should be consumed while in the pool or hot tub.

2. Be respectful of those around you when engaging in cell phone conversations.

Pool Closing Policies: A pool may be closed due to weather conditions or human sanitation issues. The time a pool must be closed will depend on the circumstances. All outdoor facilities must be cleared during a thunder and lightning storm (this includes pools, decks, pavilions, and courts).

 

The Owners and Managers of Cedardale reserve the right to change these policies at any time. Changes shall take effect immediately. Management will post such changes in conspicuous places on the premises throughout the club.

 

Pool Safety Policies:

Lifeguards are responsible for ensuring the safety of patrons of an aquatic facility by preventing and responding to emergencies.

One of the biggest roles of our lifeguards is enforcing the rules to prevent injuries and keep everyone safe in and around the water.

To help the Lifeguards to their jobs please keep the following in mind:

  • Children should always be directly supervised by a parent or responsible adult when in and around the pools.Any child with flotation should have a responsible adult in the water with them and be within an arm’s length. (American Association of Pediatrics also recommends an arm’s length). 
  • Arms bands and bubbles are the only flotation assistant devices allowed at Cedardale. We feel it is the safest for our facility. Please read below for our reasoning.

The coast guard life jacket/puddle jumper is typically meant for deep open water (boats). 

We have varying depths at Cedardale, as well as many pools that kids are constantly climbing in and out of.  Lifejackets and puddle jumpers can be very top heavy especially when wet.  If a child slips, falls and needs to be back boarded, we need to be able to put the child in inline stabilization.  This is impossible to do with a life jacket/puddle jumper.  We would be putting both the child and our guard staff at risk because we cannot get the jacket/puddle jumper off without moving the head, neck or back.  

For swim lesson instruction, the arm bands and bubbles are more helpful for teaching proper swim technique safely because they allow the child to get into a more horizontal position without putting strain on the neck/body. 

We do supply arm bands and bubbles for our lessons. We also have some in our guard shack for members to borrow as well as sell them at our Fit Shop and Outdoor Desk. 

  • Food and drink are not allowed our pool decks.We have several designated areas for food and drinks: next to our Outdoor Café, Picnic tables near the upper bathhouse or at the Pavilion.

We have several members with Food and bee allergies.

If snacks spill on the ground other children can easily put them in their mouths.

Sticky drinks that spill on the pool deck attract the bees.

 

Thank you for helping us keep everyone safe in and around our pools!

 

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