Waterside Community Association
Waterside Pool Rules & Policies
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WATERSIDE POOL RULES AND POLICIES

BRING YOUR POOL PASS EVERY TIME YOU WISH TO ENTER THE POOL

NO GUEST PASSES WILL BE SOLD AT THE POOL.  Please contact Jay Hartley, 301.695.6676, ext. 1203 or jhartley@clagett.com.

MINIMUM AGE FOR ENTRY: All children under the age of 18 must be accompanied and supervised by an adult (18 years or older) at all times. Children ages 15 must pass the basic swimming test, and have permission card on file, which has been personally delivered by a parent or legal guardian; or be accompanied by a pool member 18 years of age or older.

SWIM TESTS FOR CHILDREN: Children are required to take a swim test to allow for independent swimming and recreation within the facility. The minimum requirements of the swim test include swimming the length of the pool (in some cases the width of the pool is sufficient) and the ability to tread water for 45 seconds. Children are permitted to take the independent swim test once per day. Children who pass the swim test have access to the entire pool area, except with the exception of the break period.

CHILD NON-SWIMMERS: At the pool managers discretion, children who cannot pass the swim test, but are tall enough to touch the bottom of the pool in the shallow end are not required to have a parent/or age 18 companion in the pool within arm’s reach at all times. The child must remain in the shallow end of the pool at all times with the parent seated at the edge of the pool watching their child. The child must remain where the water depth is not more than shoulder level when flat-footed. The parent or age 18 companion is responsible for ensuring that their child remains in water that is a safe depth.

1. If the parent or companion is seated at the edge of the pool, but not actively watching their child, they may be asked to be in the water within arm’s
reach.

2. Children who cannot pass the swim test and are not tall enough to touch the bottom of the pool in the shallow end are required to have a parent in the
pool within arm’s reach at all times, regardless of flotation devices. FLOTATION DEVICES: water wings, inner tubes, life vests and other devices may be
used.

TEENAGERS AND ADULT NON-SWIMMERS: Teenagers and adults, who are not proficient swimmers, are restricted to the areas of the pool where the water depth is shoulder level or less when flat-footed. You may be asked to pass a swim test if you attempt to swim in deep water and demonstrate questionable swimming skills.

FOR HEALTH AND SAFETY PURPOSES, ALL MEMBERS AND GUESTS WILL OBSERVE THE FOLLOWING RULES:

-EACH INDIVIDUAL MUST “SIGN IN” WHEN ENTERING THE POOL FACILITY AND SHOW THEIR ID.
  • All persons must take a cleansing shower before entering the pool area, in accordance with the Frederick County Health Department.
  • Absolutely no diving.
  • No glass items are permitted in the pool area (e.g. bottles, glass facemasks, etc.)
  • No running, pushing, wrestling, “horseplay”, or undue disturbances permitted by members or guests of any age. Immediate expulsion for any fighting or violent acts committed. Persons causing undue disturbances will be asked to leave the pool area.
  • No eating or drinking is permitted within 7 feet of the pool. Gum chewing is not permitted in the pool or showers. SMOKING IS NOT PERMITTED INSIDE BY MEMBERS OR GUESTS, but allowable on the far side of the pump house.
  • No pets are allowed in the pool area.
  • Admission to the pool will be refused to anyone with skin abrasions, inflamed eyes, infections, or to those wearing bandages.
  • Spitting or blowing one's nose in the pool is strictly prohibited.
  • Use of the kiddie pool shall be limited to children under 5 years of age. Children in the kiddie pool must be accompanied by a pool member 18 years of age or older. Lifeguards do not immediately supervise wading pools.
  • Positively no hardball playing in the pool. Soft toys/ ball playing will be allowed at the discretion of the guards.
  • The use of alcohol or drugs on pool property is prohibited. Those members and guests who appear to be intoxicated will not be permitted to enter the pool area.
Diaper age children must wear swimmers with rubber pants/swim diapers. Diapers must be changed in the dressing rooms.
 
RAFTS AND FLOATS: are not permitted as they reduce the ability of the lifeguards to scan the zone of protection.
 
No chairs are allowed near the edge of the pool. When moving chairs and lounges, pick up by metal bars, NOT the straps.
 
The restroom/shower areas are not for playing. Anyone observed playing in the restroom/shower areas, climbing or hanging on stall dividers or shower fixtures, or otherwise abusing the facility will immediately be required to leave the pool area and have their pool privileges revoked.
 
The cost of any property damage will be charged to the responsible member.
 
No competitive breath holding and/or prolonged underwater swimming is permitted.
 
No abusive language or other inappropriate behavior will be tolerated.
 
All bathers must have proper swim attire including a bathing suit. Swim shirts and swim shoes, specifically designed for swimming may be worn as well.
 
No skateboards, skates, rollerblades, bicycles, etc. are permitted in the pool area.
 
Members and guests are expected to drive slowly, carefully, and courteously on the driveway and in parking areas.
 
Neither the Community Association nor the pool staff is responsible for loss or damage to personal property. Articles left at the pool will be disposed of on a weekly basis.
 
The “emergency signal” for clearing the pool is three (3) blasts of the whistle. When this signal is sounded, all swimmers must leave the pool by the nearest ladder or pool edge.
 
Lifeguard on duty may ask resident and/or guest to leave the pool area for a violation of rules and may bar further admittance pending a report to the Property Management Company within 48 hours of the violation.
 
ALL PERSONS USING THE POOL DO SO AT THEIR OWN RISK. THE WATERSIDE COMMUNITY ASSOCIATION, INC. WILL NOT BE RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY ACCIDENT OR INJURY CONNECTED WITH SUCH USE.