MEMBER ADMITTANCE

All members must check in at the front desk when they arrive.   

Guest passes can be purchased in advance or at the front desk. Pre-season guest passes are available for $5 each, Once the season starts, guest passes are $10 before 5pm or $5 after 5pm.

Babysitter passes are available for caregivers who are accompanying member children. Babysitters/Caregivers must be age 14 or older.

Children must be atleast 10 years old and entering 6th grade to attend the pool without a caregiver.


SKILL TESTING

Children under 12 years old or below sixh grade must pass the following tests to use the deep sections of our pools:

ORANGE BRACELET - For access to the long area of the L-Pool from the shallow end buoy line to the far wall: Must swim 2 widths of the pool typically starting at the slide and swimming to the other side of the pool and back without stopping except to turn and return or touching the bottom. Either free style or breast stroke are acceptable for this test. 

A child who does not have an orange bracelet may swim with an adult in the orange bracelet section of the pool including using the slide. This does not include access to the diving well or diving board. A green bracelet is required to use the diving well and/or diving boards. This activity may be suspended at the discretion of the manager on duty. Please, only one adult to one non-band swimming child. 

GREEN BRACELET - For access to the diving well and lap pool: Must swim continuous freestyle from the start of the test to the other side of the pool and then back (could be full lap in lap pool or from one point in the L-Pool to another), then tread water for 60 seconds.

If you received a green band in a previous season, you do NOT need to retake the test. Please check in at the office and they can look in our system and give you your band. 

NOTE: Any Member may be required to demonstrate minimum acceptable swimming skills prior to using certain portions of the pool reguardletss of age. This is to ensure your safety and is at the discretion of the SSC Managers.


FACILITIES

BABY POOL: Parents and caregivers are responsible for the safety and conduct of their children in the baby pool. This pool is for use by children under age 5.

DIVING WELL: The deepest end of the L Pool is the only area where diving is permitted. A Green Bracelet is required to use the diving well. Only one person is permitted on the diving board at a time. 

LAP POOL: The lap pool is to be used for swimming laps only, no jumping or diving. The lap pool features salt water chlorination which is the preferred method of an avid swimmer. A Green Bracelet is required to use the lap pool. Swimmers are expected to share lanes during periods of peak demand. Two swimmers may choose to swim on sides; circle swimming should be used when three or four swimmers are sharing a lane. The lap pool may be restricted to adult use only at the discretion of the manager on duty. Please Note: During busy periods the Manager on Duty may limit the duration members and guests can swim laps or may open part of the L pool for lap swimming. 

SHOWERS + CHANGING ROOMS: Swarthmore Swim Club offers showers in the men's, women's, and family rest rooms. Please feel free to use the showers for quick rinses before and after your swim.  Private changing rooms are also available for members and their guests. 

CHAIRS: The Swarthmore Swim Club provides deck and lounge chairs for our guests. Bringing your own chair is also permitted. 


SPECIAL EVENTS 

Private Parties: ​All reservations for parties should be pre-arranged with our Front End Manager, Angela Ripley, [email protected]

Buddy Days: Every Friday members are welcome to bring guests age 13 or younger for $1 each. Anyone older than 13 coming with you on Buddy Day, the ususal guest pass rate will apply. 

Swap Days: Swap days allow members of the SSC to attend neighboring clubs at no charge on the following days:

  • Monday - Wallingford

  • Tuesday - Creekside 

  • Wednesday - Rose Valley 

  • Thursday - Swarthmore

Raft Nights: Members are welcome to bring their own floats every Friday evening after 6PM. Food trucks will also be available most nights so members can purchase dinner!

Morning Lap Swimming ("Reveille"): Start Date TBD in late June. The pool will be open for lap swimmers onlyMonday - Friday 6:30AM - 9AM. Six Lap Lanes will be available in the Lap Pool; additional lanes may be available in the L-Pool. 

Water Aerobics: Start Date TBD in late June. Classes will be Monday-Friday 9:15-10AM.  Each class is $5.  Cash payment may be made at the front desk ahead of each class. 


FOOD AND BEVERAGES:

Please keep all food and beverages on grass areas only and discard trash and recyclables in appropriate receptacles. Alcohol is not permitted at the SSC.

Glass of any kind is not permitted at the SSC.  For the safety of our members, broken glass in the pool area will result in the closure and drainage of our pools. 

SNACK BAR: Snacks and drinks are available for purchase at the Snack Bar window in the office. 

GRILLS: Gas and charcoal grills are available to use. Please visit the the front desk to reserve a grill. 


HEALTH AND SAFETY:

SWIM DIAPERS: Children who are not completely toilet trained are required to wear swim diapers and rubber swim pants over top of them. Failure to follow this rule may (under worst-case conditions) require the closure of the pool for extended periods due to the need to increase chemical levels. Swim diapers are available for purchase at the office.

PARKING: Park only in designated spaces. Handicapped parking is available on either side of the front entrance. Overflow parking is available in the lot adjacent to the club driveway on Riverview Road.

PERSONAL PROPERTY: The SSC is not responsible for lost or stolen property. Please visit the lost and found outside the pool office if you are missing something. Unclaimed items will be donated to local charities at the end of the summer.

COURTEOUS BEHAVIOR: Loud, rude, vulgar, and dangerous behavior is not permitted. Dangerous behaviors include, but are not limited to: wrestling, running on the pool deck, dunking, or other inappropriate use of the club facilities. Radios or other audio devices must be used with earphones. Smoking is not permitted on swim club grounds.

INTERACTION WITH LIFEGUARDS: Our lifeguards have an important and difficult job and their primary responsibility is your safety. Do not distract them with conversation while they are on the guard stand. Please refrain from arguing with the lifeguards. If you do not agree with a decision made by a lifeguard, please address the issue privately with the manager on duty.