Nottaway Swim Club Pool Rules and Operations Policies

RULES OF CONDUCT

  • Smoking, including e-cigarettes, is not allowed on pool property.
  • Food or beverage is not allowed on the pool deck, except for water.
  • Articles of glass (excluding eyeglasses) are not to be brought into the facility, this includes ALL BEVERAGE CONTAINERS and casserole dishes.
  • A member who damages or defaces property owned or leased by the Corporation will be responsible for its repair. In the case of damage by children, the parents will be held responsible.
  • No gambling or abusive language will be tolerated.
  • Members and guests will drive slowly and carefully in the parking lot.
  • A person showing signs of intoxication or drug use will be denied use of the pool.
  • All trash is to be put into the proper disposal containers.
  • Members and guests must sign in on the Daily Sign In List.
  • Bicycles, skates, and skateboards should not be ridden within the facility fence.

NON-SWIMMERS

Non-swimmers must be accompanied by a competent swimmer. Parents are requested to notify the lifeguards of all children less than six years of age who are permitted to use the pool. The lifeguards have been instructed to question and test, if necessary, the swimming ability of all small children who are not accompanied by an adult in the water.

HEALTH RULES

  • All swimmers should be clean before entering the pool.
  • Parents should have children use the restroom before entering the pool. Swim diapers are required for small children.
  • Persons having any skin disease, inflamed eye, a cold, discharge from the nose or ears, or any communicable disease will be excluded from using the pool.
  • Persons having open blisters, cuts, or skin abrasions are hereby warned that these may become infected and are advised not to use the pool.
  • Spitting, spouting of water or blowing the nose in the pool are strictly forbidden.
  • No spitting on the pool deck.
  • No hairpins, bobby pins, or curlers may be worn in the pool.
  • Non-swimming clothing is not permitted in the pool. Swimsuits should be worn. The lifeguard on duty may prohibit certain shorts, cut-offs, and jeans.
  • No dogs or other pets shall be allowed in the facility.

SAFETY RULES

  • WALK-running is not allowed in the pool area.
  • No pushing or "horseplay" will be permitted in or around the pool area.
  • Only one person will be allowed on the diving board at a time. Dive from end of board only. Do not linger at the end of the board.
  • Swimming is not allowed in the diving area unless the lifeguard closes use of the board.
  • Automotive type inner tubes and other large float devices are not permitted in the pool. The lifeguard must approve any other items before they will be allowed in the pool.
  • Water guns and water balloons are not allowed in the facility.
  • The lifeguard can prohibit any act or actions that he considers unsafe and are not covered in these rules.
  • Guards will blow the whistle assertively for disciplinary purposes and can restrict the use of the pool for up to 30 minutes for the first offense. The lifeguard may restrict the use of the pool for the balance of the day for the second offense.
  • In order to provide lifeguards and children with adequate rest periods (and to allow adults uninhibited swimming time), the lifeguard will clear the pool of all children for ten minutes each hour. See rules of Lifeguard Break.

LIFEGUARD BREAK

  • Begins at fifteen minutes before the hour. Duration of 15 minutes beginning when pool is cleared of last child.
  • Members aged 16 years and over may use the pool during break. (15-year-old lifeguards are exempt).
  • During break an adult (age 18) may take a child (age 6 and under) into the pool. The adult must be in the water directly supervising the child on a one-on one basis.
  • Do not use diving board.
  • Children should not sit on steps during break.

THUNDER

When thunder is heard, lifeguard will blow whistle and clear the pool and the pool deck. Swimmers may not re-enter the pool without lifeguard permission and no less than 30 minutes after the last audible thunder clap. (This is the guideline suggested in the current lifeguard-training manual and recommended by the National Lightning Safety Administration)

THUNDERSTORMS

If there is impending severe weather of an extended period, the pool will be closed and all patrons should return home until dangerous conditions have past. Children should be picked up as quickly as possible and not left to wait out the storm with the lifeguards.

UNATTENDED CHILDREN

Children, who can swim as judged by the lifeguards, may come to the pool alone (without an adult or babysitter) at the age of 10 years. Babysitters must be at least 13 years old and be capable of supervising the children in their care. Children who are 12 years old and under are not allowed to baby-sit for younger siblings. Parents should remember that the pool is not day-care. When children tire of swimming and the other sanctioned activities at Nottaway, they should return home.

GUESTS

Out-of-town house guests (those who live outside of metro-Atlanta) are included with all membership levels at no additional charge. A $3.00 guest fee per person per visit applies to all other guests and shall be paid to either the lifeguard or junior staff member on duty upon check-in. Except for out-of-town house guests, no one individual guest can visit NSC more than 5 times during the current swim season. A Nottaway member in good standing must accompany guests. Bringing 10 or more guests in the same visit shall be considered a party and must be scheduled (see "PARTIES"). The Board reserves the right to terminate guest privileges and/or adjust the guest policy as deemed necessary.

PARTIES

We are happy to have our members schedule celebrations at Nottaway. Here are the procedures you need to know for parties.

Any time a member brings a group of 10 or more to the pool, it is considered a party. Parties must be scheduled through the function coordinator, and the organizing member will be required to pay a party fee. Fees are based on total attendees to the party, swimmers or non-swimmers are included in the count.

Party fees (in the form of a check made out to Nottaway Swim Club):

Attendees 11-39 (including organizer) - $50

Attendees 40 or more (including organizer) - $75

In addition, all scheduled parties will require the hiring of extra lifeguards at the rate of $15 per hour. The number of required guards in any party circumstance will be determined by the function coordinator and will depend on the number and age of attendees and when the party is scheduled. Lifeguards hired for any party are required to assist in set-up and clean-up for 30 minutes both before and after the party and be paid accordingly. Attendees must follow all pool rules and the direction of the lifeguards.

Payments for both party fees and lifeguards are to be made via separate checks directly to the lifeguards on duty or hired for the event. Lifeguard checks should be made out to the lifeguard, not the club. If your guest count exceeds the stated number when reserving guards, you will be contacted about additional fees to be collected.

To schedule a party, visit the website to check for existing social events or parties. Only one party may be scheduled in the same time frame. Parties may not last longer than 3 hours and a party with a size of over 20 may not be scheduled on weekends between 1-5. No party may reserve the entire pavilion on weekends from Friday-Sunday nights. Please contact Ben Kupronis at bakupronis@gmail.com to schedule your event. Parties must be scheduled at least a week in advance.