Currently, the number of people allowed in the swimming pool and on the deck area at any one time is limited to 50% of pool capacity. To accomodate
this reduced capacity, we are utilizing an online reservation system. Members must sign up to reserve open swim time. Open swim is 10:30 AM to 9:00 PM daily.

Rules and Procedures

You may download an electronic version of the Membership Rules, Obligations, and Procedures (pdf).

NOTE: Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, some rules have been modified to meet the requirements of the Phase 1 response.

 

The following rules and regulations are for the protection and benefit of all members. Any failure to comply with these rules shall be considered sufficient cause for immediate suspension of pool privileges for a period of one to 7 days. Successive violations can be considered sufficient cause for cancellation of the family or individual membership.

Children will be held accountable for their behavior, and will be asked to leave the water or the pool if necessary. Parents are requested to remind their children of the rules before they come to the pool, and to remind their children to obey instructions of the Pool Manager and other employees.

Members are welcome to report any unacceptable behavior to the staff. The HPSC Staff will act decisively and consistently to deter any disruptive activity or persistently negative behavior.

Pool Management reserves the right to establish other rules to protect the health and safety of pool members.

 

Member Obligations:

  1. Members must identify themselves at the front desk by signing in upon arrival during open swim period. A membership sign-in computer (tablet) is located at the desk for registering members and any guests. Pool staff will be present at the front desk to assist in registering members and guest.
  2. The cost of any property damage will be charged to the responsible active member.
  3. Annual membership dues must be paid in full by season’s opening.  Once membership dues are paid, electronic guest passes tied to the membership will be placed on file in our computer system. Guest passes carry over from previous years and can only be used if the member owning the pass is present.
  4. A family membership at the pool includes his/her spouse and unmarried and dependent children under the age of 21 who may use the swimming pool. Other residents of a member’s household may use the swimming pool but only as guests. At the Pool Manager’s discretion, this rule may be waived for member’s children who are 21 and over and are full time students who are home for the summer. Contact the Pool Manager to request such an exemption.
  5. If you suspect that someone is using the pool without authorization, please contact the Pool Manager.

 

Guest Fee Rates and Rules:

Guests are welcome at HPSC during recreational swim hours, when accompanied by a member. An electronic guest pass is kept on file in our computer system and can be used as needed during check-in of the member and their guest(s). Guest fees per person as follows:

$5.00 daily per individual; $10.00 daily per family.

  1. Conduct of guests is the direct responsibility of sponsoring members.
  2. Due to limited capacity during the Phase 1 response to the pandemic, only members will be allowed at the pool.  No guests will be allowed at this time, and guess passes will not be accepted.
  3. Babysitters and caregivers do not need to pay or use a guest pass to be on the pool deck or use the pool during their work hours, but babysitters and caregivers and family must remain in the designated spot reserved for the family when not swimming in the pool.
 

Health and Sanitation Rules:

HPSC is committed to clean and sanitary water and your compliance with the following rules is required for pool entry.

  1. Anyone having flu symptoms or gastrointestinal illness within the past three days should not use either pool.
  2. Admission to the pool may be refused to anyone with inflamed eyes, infection, wearing bandages or other significant health issues.
  3. Shower before arriving at the pool.  During the Phase 1 response to the pandemic, members will not have access to the showers, toilets or changing areas.
  4. Please don’t swallow pool water and also avoid getting it into your mouth if possible.
  5. Notify pool staff if you or family members develop an illness that you think may have been related to a visit to the pool.
  6. The pool staff will do its part by maintaining the highest standards of water sanitation. However, the nature of certain bacteria is such that your compliance with City and State Health Codes is absolutely necessary. These rules will be strictly enforced in order to prevent the possibility of an outbreak of Cryptosporidium or other water-born bacteria.

 

Conduct and Procedures:

 
  1. The By-Laws are adopted by all members of HPSC and give specific responsibilities to our Board of Directors including the hiring and supervision of the staff. The manager oversees the entire operation of the pool and the assistant managers are primarily responsible for the building, pools and grounds.
  2. Bad weather is sometimes a concern. The staff will take appropriate safety precautions which may include closing the pool. Under no circumstances will children be left unattended. On cold and rainy days/nights, please call to verify that HPSC is open for normal hours. Our policy is to stay open for your convenience as much as possible.
  3. Thunder policy. Upon hearing thunder, the managers will clear the pool and close until 20 minutes after the last boom.
  4. Lightning policy. The manager present has responsibility and authority regarding pool use during storms. Upon seeing lightning the pool will be cleared and will reopen 30 minutes after the last strike.
  5. The use of cellular phones, other electronic devices that capture images, or cameras of any kind is prohibited in locker rooms, changing areas, showers, and toilet stalls.  However, since these areas will not be in use during the Phase 1 response to the pandemic, that should not be a problem for anyone.
  6. Children five and older should always use the gender appropriate locker room. If you think your child needs assistance, ask a pool staff member to escort your child to the appropriate locker room. Please contact a manager to ask about further assistance.
  7. Larger events like a birthday party or team sport party will not be able to be held at the pool during the pandemic.
  8. The gas grill is currently NOT available for use at the pool. Please feel free to bring in your own food.  Ensure that any drinks are in plastic bottles (no glass allowed at the pool).
  9. Bicycle riders should use bicycle stalls and lock bikes.
  10. All food and beverages must be consumed within the fenced-in snack area.
  11. No abusive language or profanity is allowed.
  12. No smoking on pool grounds.
  13. Only authorized personel allowed in the guard office.
  14. No weapons may be brought onto the club premises.
  15. At any time should you hear one long whistle or a PA announcement clearing the pool, please exit immediately at the nearest wall. Whether a drill or an emergency, we appreciate your cooperation in ensuring the safety and quality of your pool environment.
  16. Nudity outside the locker room is prohibited.
 

Pool Safety Rules:

  1. No pets are allowed on the club property.
  2. Glass containers of any kind are not allowed in the pool area.
  3. Running, pushing, wrestling, or causing undue disturbance in or about the pool, showers, or grounds is not allowed. Biking, skateboarding, scootering or roller blading on deck is prohibited. Managers can revoke pool privileges after repeated offenses.
  4. No hanging on railings, chicken fighting, or putting children on top of your shoulders.
  5. Equipment such as air-inflated tubes and mattresses are not permitted unless it is a floatie night.
  6. Rubber torpedoes, rings, soft rubber balls, etc., may be used in the pool but never motorized or propeller driven toys of any size.
  7. *Children under the age of 13 must be accompanied by a parent/guardian or someone 16 years or older in the main pool, except during instructional periods/swim team activities, or with manager approval on a daily basis. A swim test can be taken to prove competence, and can be administered by a manager. This includes a 25 freestyle, 25 backstroke and 2 minutes of treading water. *For the 2020 season, all children under the age of 13 must be accompanied by an adult during open swim times. Parents/guardians (or a designated babysitter/nanny) are responsible for making sure their children are maintaining appropriate social distance. Lifeguards will not be expected to enforce social distancing. If any child is not compliant with the expectations for social distancing at the pool, High Point reserves the right to notify the family, and pool privileges may be suspended.
  8. Only coast guard approved life jackets are permitted. Please ask a manager about questions.
  9. No swimming underneath the lap lane.
  10. Diving off the pool edge into water is not allowed except in the diving well.
  11. Unnecessary conversation with lifeguards while on duty is discouraged while in the guard chair.
  12. All swimmers must wear swimming suits. Shorts and Cut-offs are not to be used in place of proper suits.
 

Baby/Toddler Pool Use:

  1. All children using the baby/toddler pool must be accompanied at all times by a responsible person who is watching the children. Make certain an adult constantly watches children in or near water. This is especially true in the gated baby/toddler pool area. Please be aware that there is no lifeguard positioned in the baby/toddler pool.
  2. The baby/toddler pool is intended for children who are non-swimmers and those supervising or playing appropriately with non-swimmers.
  3. Soft plastic toys will be permitted in the baby/toddler pool.
  4. Only children under the age of 6 with adult supervision allowed in the baby/toddler Pool under direct adult supervision.
 

Diving Rules and Safety Procedures:

  1. Only one person on the diving board at one time.
  2. Only one bounce on the board.
  3. No running on the dive take-off.
  4. Be sure that the diving area is clear before take-off. Wait for the previous diver to reach the side of the pool before beginning your dive.
  5. Divers must clear the area immediately following entry.
  6. Enter the water straight off the board, not the side.
  7. Hands must enter water first on head entry dives.
  8. Obey all posted rules and regulations.
  9. Follow verbal instructions from pool staff.
  10. No balls or toys in diving well, unless approved by a manager.
 

Baby/Toddlers:

  1. Non-Toilet Trained, or Recently Toilet Trained Infants are required to wear swim dippers and swim trunks.
  2. Nudity outside of the locker room is prohibited.
  3. Caution children who are playing with buckets of pool water. A baby or toddler can drown in as little as an inch of water.
  4. The use of air-filled swimming aids such as “water wings” in place of life jackets is prohibited.
  5. Children using PFD/flotation devices must remain under the close and direct supervision of the responsible adult.
  6. Protect children’s skin with cover-ups or with appropriate sunscreen applied ½ hour before entering the water.
 

Last Revised: June 1, 2020

High Point Swim Club Board of Directors