Pool Rules

WSRC FACILITY RULES & REGULATIONS

The WSRC pool, tennis courts, greenspace and playground are for the use of all active and in good standing members and their guests. Members and guests are expected to follow these rules, act responsibly, and use good judgment in use of the facilities. The WSRC and Board of Directors assume no responsibility or liability for any accident or injury of any person or damage or loss of personal property on any WSRC property. The WSRC Board of Directors reserves the right to add, delete or modify these rules when necessary. PARENTS ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR ASSURING THEIR CHILDREN UNDERSTAND AND COMPLY WITH THESE RULES.

SWIM AT YOUR OWN RISK: WSRC active members age 14yrs of age and up are permitted to use the pool, unaccompanied by an adult, when a life guard is not present. When guard(s) are present active members 9 yrs of age and up may use the pool unaccompanied by an adult.

Cleanliness: Please assist in keeping the area clean and free of debris including plastic bottles, cans and paper products. Trash bags or liners must be used for trash and placed in trash cans. Clean up and throw away all your trash and other items in designated trash cans.

Health: Persons with colds, coughs, skin ailments, infections or other maladies, which may cause concerns for other swimmers’ health, should refrain from using the pool. WSRC reserves the right to ask individuals who present a clear public health concern to leave the pool area.

Safety: Glass, metal or rigid type toys, wheeled scooters or skates are not allowed within the fenced pool area. Bicycles must be placed in the bike rack.

Lifeguards: Certified lifeguards will be on duty at designated times when the pool is open. Parents are responsible for monitoring their children when they are at the pool. The lifeguard is not a babysitter.

Smoking: For the health and safety of our members and their children, smoking is prohibited by anyone at any time on WSRC grounds. This includes the playground, greenspace, and parking lot.

Restrooms: Children must use the restrooms provided. This is a mandatory County Health Rule and no exceptions will be tolerated. Children under the age of 5 must be escorted to the restrooms by a parent to avoid plumbing problems.

Food: Snacks, food and beverages of any kind are not allowed IN the pool or bathrooms.

Attire: Proper swimming attire must be worn at all times. Cutoffs or tennis shoes IN the pool are not allowed. Children under three must wear snug fitting undergarments. Infants and toddlers not toilet trained must use swim diapers.

Break Times: Lifeguards will call a ten (10) minute break each hour. This is not an adult swim period, which is a change from previous years. Adults are encouraged to watch their children carefully as no guard will be on duty.

Pets: Pets are not allowed within the fenced pool area.

Age Limits: WSRC Member’s children nine (9) or older may use the pool facilities unaccompanied by an adult. Children under nine (9) must be accompanied by and closely supervised by a responsible person thirteen (13) years of age or older.

Baby Pool Usage: The baby pool is designed for use of children age six (6) and under. Children older than six (6) may not use the baby pool to ensure the safety of toddlers and infants who utilize this area.

Accidents: Pool related injuries will be immediately reported to the Pool Director who will notify the WSRC Board of Directors.

Parking: Use the parking lot whenever possible.

Pool Damage: Damage to pool facilities or property will be charged to the responsible WSRC Member.

Furniture: Use pool deck furniture appropriately. No chair forts or table rolling. Return chairs and tables back to their original location.

Swim equipment: Fins, goggles, masks, snorkels, tubes, rafts and floats will only be allowed at the discretion of the lifeguard on duty. This may vary depending on the type of equipment and number of people using the pool.

General Roughousing: Not allowed in the pool or deck areas such as: running, diving in the shallow areas, pushing or jumping on others, dunking or holding someone under water. The pool safety rope is off limits to sitting, jumping, or holding, and must be left in place (County Rule).

Telephone: The pool phone may be used only for emergencies and brief local calls.

Personal Property: WSRC will not be responsible for the loss or damage of personal property. Items left over thirty (30) days will be discarded or donated.