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Olympic View Swim Club (OVSC) Operating and Safety Rules

“Facility” is defined as the area contained within the fenced perimeter (including all buildings, swimming pools, tennis courts, grass or cement) within the grounds of Olympic View Swim and Tennis Club.   

“Grounds” is defined as the area contained by the outer property lines of Olympic View Swim and Tennis Club as set by King County.

“Member” as used herein included all individuals on a General, Associate or Senior Membership.

GENERAL

  1. Club Manager has authority over the activities of members and guests on OVSC grounds. 

  2. All members must check in at the office upon entry of the facility during regular operating hours. Members must check in all of their guests by name. (See Guest Policy). If members are at the facility prior to regular operating hours (such as for team practice) they must return to the office and check in upon the facility opening for regular operating hours.

  3. All guests must be accompanied by their host member at all times. Guests must abide by these operating rules and are not allowed to be in the facility without the member present.

  4. Any damage occurring to club property anywhere on the grounds by members or members’ guests will be charged to the responsible (or host) member. There is no standing or jumping on furniture. Members will instruct their children to immediately report any vandalism they may witness.

  5. No glass allowed anywhere in the facility.

  6. Bicycles, roller blades, skateboards, etc. are not allowed inside the facility.  Bicycles can be locked up on the bike rack in the parking lot. 

  7. All members, their families and their guests will treat other members, guards, staff, coaches and volunteers in a respectful, sociable and friendly manner. Physically or verbally abusive behavior is unacceptable at all times. Members and their guests will refrain from publicly judging, criticizing, gossiping or otherwise creating a hostile environment for others. This includes engaging in negative humor or bantering that may intimidate, demean or offend another person.

  8. Profanity, improper behavior, and vulgar remarks are prohibited. Members will do their utmost to create a culture of dignity and respect that is free from harassment or intimidation. Bullying tactics by adults or children will not be tolerated.

  9. No radios shall be used on the grounds except when connected to earphones or so that it is audible to the individual user only.

  10. BBQ's are provided as a membership convenience.  BBQ's must be properly cleaned after use. 

  11. No boys over the age of 6 permitted in the Women’s Bathroom and no girls over the age of 6 are permitted in Men’s Bathroom.

  12. Members and their guests must obey OVSC staff at all times. OVSC staff have the authority to forbid anyone to enter the facilities and to enforce the following disciplinary actions after a verbal warning has been issued and not adhered to:

  13. time out of the pool

  14. dismissal from facility or grounds

SANITATION

  1. No pets are allowed in the facility.

  2. No smoking is allowed in the facility.

  3. Members will respect our environment, clean up after themselves and remind their children to do the same. Members and their guests must clean up after themselves in the kitchen, at the BBQs, at tables and surrounding areas. All garbage and recycling must be put into the appropriate containers. Large amounts of garbage and recycling must be taken out to the main dumpster in the parking lot. There are no wait staff or “maids” employed by the club so members and guests must take responsibility for presentation and sanitation at the club.

  4. Pollution of the pool is prohibited. Specifically, urinating, expectorating, blowing the nose, or depositing any foreign matter in the pool is prohibited.

  5. Lifeguards have the right and responsibility to deny pool usage to babies and toddlers who are not using the appropriate undergarments (i.e. swim diapers) in either pool. Disposable swim diapers are available for sale in the office.

  6. A cleansing shower is required before entering the pool.

SAFETY

  1. Running, wrestling, pushing, dunking, or other harmful acts of horseplay are prohibited. Walking only is required on any cemented areas of the grounds, except the tennis courts. Running on the grass areas is permitted. WALKING ON THE POOL DECK IS REQUIRED AT ALL TIMES.

  2. Talking to a lifeguard on duty shall be restricted to necessary conversation.

  3. Only one person is allowed on the diving board at one time. Only one bounce is allowed on the diving board.  Do not dive from the sides of the diving board.  Divers (including children) may not dive into the arms of another person waiting in the water. Floatation devices are prohibited on the diving boards. Divers must immediately exit the dive tank via the West side.

  4. Backward diving from the edge of the pool is not allowed.

  5. No diving in the shallow end of the pool.

  6. Water toys, such as noodles, may be used but may be restricted during high pool occupancy. 

  7. Playing with tennis balls is not allowed in the pool or on the pool deck.

  8. Children under eight (8) years must be accompanied by an adult or registered caregiver at all times anywhere in the facility, even if they have passed their Swim Test.

  9. Children using swim aids and other flotation devices for the non-swimmer (such as water wings, seat rings, and lifejackets) or children less than 4 feet in height (armpit deep in the shallow end) must be accompanied by an adult IN THE WATER AT ALL TIMES or must pass a swim test.

  10. Hanging on the lane line is not allowed.

SWIM TEST

Children under 4ft in height must complete a swim test to enter the pool without being accompanied by an adult. At the discretion of a guard on duty, children over 4ft in height must complete a swim test to use the Diving Board. A swim test consists 15 yards of freestyle swimming without stopping (width of the pool).

TENNIS

  1. Only non-marking tennis shoes allowed on the tennis courts. NO BLACK OR LEATHER SOLES.

  2. Proper tennis attire is recommended. Appropriate footwear is required.

  3. No food allowed on courts, including pop, gum or candy. No liquids are allowed on courts other than water.

  4. Sportsmanlike conduct is required at all times. 

  5. Playing time is limited to two sets or one hour. Please clear the court after that time if anyone is waiting to play.

  6. Tennis courts are for playing tennis only. Tennis balls ONLY are allowed on the courts. No nerf, pickle, baseballs, soccer balls, etc.

  7. For use of tennis courts, members must sign in and go thru the office to access the tennis courts. Tennis courts are not available after hours.

Revised 5/2015