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VOORHEES SWIM CLUB RULES AND REGULATIONS

 The following Rules and Regulations have been established by the Club for the safety of its members and guests and the protection of its property. Since each member has a vested interest in the safe and healthful operation of the club’s facilities, it is essential that these Rules and Regulations be observed.

Parents are requested to caution their children to observe these Rules and Regulations and to obey the instructions of the Pool Manager, lifeguards, and other pool personnel. Failure to comply may be considered sufficient cause for the Board of Trustees to take action, including the suspension of pool privileges. A record will be maintained of all rule infractions, and the Pool Manager has been delegated full authority and responsibility to see that the following Rules and Regulations are enforced without exception.

Any disputes, need for modification, or special considerations regarding these rules should be brought to the attention of the Board of Trustees for resolution. Complaints regarding pool operations or other concerns should be presented, in writing, to the Pool Manager or any member of the Pool Board. 

I.  GENERAL

A.  With the assistance of the lifeguards and the Swim Club’s Board of Trustees, the Pool Manager and the Assistant Manager have the responsibility to enforce all Rules and Regulations. In the discharge of this responsibility, the Pool Manager is hereby granted full authority to suspend pool privileges for the balance of that day for rule violations. Members and their guests must follow the instructions of the lifeguards at all times.

B.  Club Hours will be as posted on the clubhouse bulletin board.   Closing time may be extended by the Manager or Assistant Manager at their discretion. The pool may be closed at specified times because of special activities. Advance notice of these activities will be posted on the bulletin board. The Manager or Assistant Manager may close the Club early when there is inclement weather or other conditions affecting swimming or in an emergency. The facilities will be reopened when the weather or emergency clears. Lack of attendance is not sufficient reason to close early.

C.  All persons, including Club members, must identify themselves to the checker on duty at the entrance gate before entering the Club grounds,

D.  Members and guests use the pools and facilities at their own risk.

E.   The Club will not be responsible for loss or damage to personal property belonging to a member, guest or visitor. All lost and found items not claimed will be disposed of at the end of the season or as management may decide.

F.   The cost of any property damage will be charged to the member(s) responsible. If the damage was caused by a minor child, the cost shall be charged to the parent of such child.

G.  To avoid disturbances and traffic problems, there shall be no loitering, congregating, or visiting in the entrance, in the checker’s room or in the Manager’s office.

H.  No running, pushing, wrestling or undue disturbance will be tolerated in the pool or on the pool aprons, at the clubhouse entrance or nearby areas. Running and ball playing will be allowed in the grassy area next to the bathrooms and the designated play areas. Ball playing is allowed in the pool with the permission of the lifeguards.  Playing outside the front gate is not allowed.

I.  No skateboards or roller skates will be allowed on Club premises.

J.    In no event may a child under twelve (12) years of age be left unattended at the pool.

K.  The staff is authorized to maintain order and carry out the Rules and Regulations on club property. The manager is authorized to resolve any matter not specifically covered by these Rules and Regulations.

L.   No skateboards or roller skates will be allowed on Club premises.

II. GUESTS AND VISITORS

A.  Guests: Members will be allowed guest privileges. All applications for such privileges must be made by a member sixteen (16) years or older at the entrance gate. Any given individual, residing locally (within 5 miles), is limited to being a guest to FOUR times per season. Members must remain at the Club with their guest. It is the responsibility of the member to arrange appropriate band testing for the guest.

B.  Any member who brings a guest into the Club grounds without proper registration is subject to suspension of pool privileges.

C.  Guest Rates: No charge for children under two years.  Parents of members must be registered and will be granted free guest admission.

Adults and Children

·        Weekdays = $5.00

·        Sat., Sun., and Holidays  = $10.00

Senior Citizens

·        Anyone over 60 years of age = $1.00/visit

NO REFUNDS WILL BE MADE UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCES EXCEPT IF CLOSING OCCURS WITHIN 30 MINUTES OF ENTRY.

D.  Member’s house guests may be admitted for the following guest fees:

Adults and Children

·        $15.00 per week (Mon.-Sun.) per person

·        $50.00 per calendar month per person

Senior Citizens

·        $6.00 per week per person

·        $10 per calendar month per person

Family members who are house guests will be granted privileges at the discretion of the Board of Trustees.

Written request for house guest privileges for one month or longer must be received by the Board of Trustees in advance, and all payments shall be made in advance. In the case of house guests who are staying for only one week, the member may register them with the Manager or Assistant Manager only by presenting a letter addressed to the Board of Trustees, giving details and paying the required fee at the time the guests arrive.

E. Members planning to bring fifteen (15) or more guests to the pool on the same day are required to notify the manager one week in advance.

III. POOLS (Applies to Members & Guests)

A.  The baby pool is limited to children under eight years old and will be unattended by any guards. Children must be under parental supervision. Should an “accident” occur, notify the closest lifeguard or manager immediately.

B.  Children under fourteen (14) years of age may use the main pool independent of an adult only after passing a basic swimming test administered by the Manager or Assistant Manager. An adult is anyone who is fourteen (14) years old or over. Upon completion of the testing, the swimmer will be issued an appropriate ankle band described later. Loss of a band may be possible if requirements are not fulfilled. All children under fourteen (14) will be retested at the beginning of each year. Unauthorized use or lending of bands to unqualified swimmers will result in disciplinary action at the Manager’s discretion. To be in the diving well or on the diving board, a child must have attained an advanced band or be age fourteen (14) or older. Accompaniment by a parent is not an acceptable substitute for an advanced band or the minimum age requirement.

1.     BASIC TEST consists of swimming one length of the pool, treading water for one minute, and survival float for one minute. (NOTE: Basic bands are not allowed in the diving area.)

2.     ADVANCED TEST consists of swimming two lengths of the pool, treading water for two minutes, and survival float for two minutes.

C.  Diving will only be permitted:

1.     Within the diving area from the diving boards.

2.     By one person on the diving platform at a time.

3.     With each diver required to wait until the previous diver has cleared the area.

D.  It is recommended that all bathers shower before entering the pool; showers are required after participating in athletic events. Persons who have walked in the sand or dirt areas with bare feet must rinse their feet in the shower before entering the pool.

E.  Lifeguards are provided for members’ safety.  Members and guests shall follow their instructions and refrain from distracting them from the pursuit of their duties. Please do not distract the lifeguards while on duty.

F.  Floating devices, air mattresses, or self-inflated objects are not permitted in the main pool except for specific times as determined by the Pool Manager or when used for safety such as young swimmers with a life jacket.

G.  Breathing devices are not permitted in the main or baby pools unless authorized by the Pool Manager.

H.  Swimmers must wear regular bathing suits.  No cutoffs, Bermuda shorts, gym shorts, etc., may be worn in the pool.

I.  Children in diapers and plastic pants and all children under three (3) years old are permitted in the main pool only when accompanied by an adult.

J.  Disposable type diapers (Pampers, etc.) may not be worn in either pool even when rubber or plastic pants are also worn. Cloth diapers only.

K.  Tightly-fitting waterproof pants must be worn by children in diapers or training pants. Any contamination of the pool will force the pool to be closed until the contamination is removed and the water made safe.

L.  Admission to the swimming pools shall be refused to anyone showing evidence of skin disease, sore or inflamed eyes, colds, nasal or ear discharges or any communicable disease. Persons with excessive sunburn, open blisters, cuts or bandages shall be refused admission.

M. Spitting or blowing the nose in the pool is prohibited.

N.  Unnecessary roughness, expectoration of water, rowdyism, spouting, or other conduct affecting the safety and comfort of others shall not be permitted.

O.  Smoking is permitted only outside the club.

P.   Should an “accident” occur in either pool, it will be closed until such time as the Manager determines that the water is sanitary and safe again.

Q.  All injuries must be reported immediately to the Pool Manager, or in the event of the manager’s absence, to the person in charge.

R. Lawn chairs or chaise lounges should not be placed on the concrete area around the pool in a manner that creates an unsafe condition.

S.  The Club will endeavor to provide adequate umbrellas. Members wishing to bring their own umbrellas must insure that the umbrellas are the type that do not require stakes to be driven into the grass.

T.  Food and refreshments must be consumed in the prescribed area.

U.  All trash, cigarette and cigar butts must be placed in the containers provided.

V.  Any bather showing signs of fatigue may be ordered from the pool for health and safety reasons.

W.  No glass receptacles will be allowed on Club grounds.

X.   Positively no objects are to be thrown into the pool.

Y.  Alcoholic beverages may be consumed on Club premises. The use of illegal drugs is not permitted on Club premises. Drinking of alcoholic beverages on the grounds of the Club shall be limited to Club members and guests who meet the New Jersey Alcohol and Beverage Commission regulations pertaining to possession and consumption of alcohol. Appropriate ID will be required to be shown upon request. Offenders may have Club privileges revoked for a period of time determined by the Manager and the Board of Trustees. It is the intent of the Trustees to provide our members and member-sponsored guests with a relaxing and pleasant atmosphere at VSC, and we expect our patrons to behave in a responsible manner.
Any and all alcohol consumed on Club premises, regardless of the holiday, event or occasion shall never be provided by Voorhees Swim Club. Alcoholic beverages shall be “Bring Your Own” (BYO). Glass bottles are not permitted on Club premises for the safety of our patrons.

Z.  No member’s personal belongings may be stored within the Club facilities.

IV.       GENERAL

A.  All bicycles shall be stored neatly at the prescribed area.

B.  Baby carriages are not permitted on the paved area of the main pool for the safety of the child and swimmers.

C.  No pets (other than seeing eye dogs) are allowed on the Club premises.

D.  Any equipment that is the property of the pool will be made available to members on a first-come, first-served basis. The holding or reserving of equipment is disallowed unless such holding is for Club-planned events and activities. Equipment cannot be removed from the Club grounds.

E.   No open fires or cooking grills are permitted on Club grounds other than as authorized by the Board of Trustees.

F.  Members shall drive slowly and carefully on the driveway and parking area. Motorized vehicles are to be parked in the prescribed area.

G.  Persons suspected of being under the influence of drugs and/or alcohol shall be PROHIBITED FROM POOL GROUNDS.

H.  Bobby pins or hair ornaments are not permitted in the pool unless covered with a bathing cap.

I.    Violating basic health standards in the pool waters and areas is prohibited.

J.  The rules prohibit climbing, standing or sitting on tables, fences, trash cans, trees and bushes.

K.  No one is to be in pool areas outside of operating hours except by permission of the Board of Trustees. 

V. VIOLATIONS AND PENALTIES

A. The Club Manager will enforce rules and disciplinary action necessary to assure proper conduct of members on the Club grounds.

B.  Privileges will be suspended for a period of time as designated by the Trustees for Club violations of Rules and Regulations as set forth herein.

NOTE: THESE RULES AND REGULATIONS MAY BE REVlSED, OR ADDITIONAL RULES MAY BE ESTABLISHED AT ANY TIME.  ANY VlOLATIONS OF THESE RULES SHOULD BE BROUGHT TO THE ATTENTION OF THE POOL MANAGER OR LIFEGUARDS WHO HAVE FULL SUPPORT OF CLUB OFFICIALS WHILE ENFORCING THESE RULES.

Adopted by the Board of Trustees     May 5, 1993

Amended by the Board of Trustees   May 15, 1994

Amended by the Board of Trustees   October 16, 1997

Amended by Board of Trustees         May 15, 2009

Amended by Board of Trustees         February 15, 2010

Amended by Board of Trustees         March, 19, 2015

 

Voorhees Swim Club, 8 Forrest Hills Drive, Voorhees NJ 08043

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