Membership and Pool Rules
WYOMING SWIM CLUB RULES & REGULATIONS
The following rules have been established to assure safe and sanitary operations of the pool and for the protection and benefit of all members. Any failure to comply with these rules shall be cause for immediate suspension of pool privileges for a period of one to seven days and may be considered sufficient cause for cancellation of membership.
Each family member age 10 and over must present their membership name at the front desk before entering the facility.
1) All guests must be accompanied by a member, sign in at the front desk and pay the guest fee before entering the pool.
2) Each local guest may attend the facility no more than 3 (three) times in a calendar month, only 1 of which may be a Friday Fun.
3) Daily guest fees are: $8.00 for children 3-17 years of age; $10.00 for 18 and older; Children 2 and under are free of charge. After 5 pm, guest fees are $4.00 for children 3-17 years of age; $5.00 for 18 and older. House guests (out-of-town guests visiting in the home of a member for more than 24 hours) may buy weekly passes good for seven consecutive days at a cost of $40.00/family.
4) The good conduct of guests is a direct responsibility of the sponsoring member. Any damage to club property caused by a guest is the responsibility of the sponsoring member.
5) Babysitters. Special conditions have been established for babysitters and caregivers of individuals with special needs. Babysitters must be 13 years of age or older and must pay regular guest fees if they are not members or associate members. Full-time babysitters (employed at least 30 hours per week) and caregivers of individuals with special needs may be considered as associate members.
6) Any member with extenuating circumstances regarding guests should contact the Membership Chairpersons (Mona Berkemeyer and Stephanie Hass)
CHILDREN’S SWIMMING RULES
1) Children under 10 years of age must be accompanied to the facility by an adult or a designated babysitter OR be at least 10 years of age and have passed the YMCA swim test for a GREEN wristband.
2) YMCA Swim Tests (may be re-given at any time, at the discretion of lifeguard or manager)
GREEN Wristband: Child may swim anywhere in pool and dive well. Requirement: Child is able to swim the width of the pool, followed by the length of the pool & tread water for 60 seconds.
YELLOW Wristband: Child is allowed to swim alone in areas of the pool where he or she may stand and the water is no higher than shoulders. To swim in deeper water, the child must be accompanied in the water by an adult or babysitter. CHILDREN WITH YELLOW WRISTBANDS ARE NOT PERMITTED IN THE DIVE WELL, ON THE DIVING BOARDS or IN THE LAP LANES REGARDLESS OF PARENTAL SUPERVISION. Requirement: Child can swim the width of the pool.
RED Wristband: Child is allowed in 2-foot area only, may not cross over rope to main pool area. CHILDREN WITH RED WRISTBANDS ARE NOT PERMITTED IN THE DIVE WELL, ON THE DIVING BOARDS or IN THE LAP LANES REGARDLESS OF PARENTAL SUPERVISION. Requirement: Child is over 3 years of age.
3) Children 3 years of age and under are permitted in the roped off 2-foot area of the swimming pool only when accompanied in the water by an adult or babysitter.
4) All children in the baby pool area must be accompanied at all times by an adult or babysitter 13 years of age or older at all times; the adult/babysitter is fully responsible for the safety of the child at all times while in the baby pool area.
5) Children over 5 years of age are not permitted in the baby pool.
6) Children under 13 years of age are not permitted on the premises after 6:00 p.m.unless accompanied by an adult member.
7) All persons under 18 years of age will be required to leave the pool for a ten (10) minute rest period each hour and for any other adult swim periods.
1) Children must have earned a green wristband to go off the diving boards, swim in the dive well OR take diving lessons, regardless of parental supervision.
2) Only one person is permitted on the diving board at a time.
3) Only one bounce is permitted on the board before entering the water (diving or jumping).
4) Users must jump or dive from the front edge of the diving board to ensure the safety of others.
5) Users must swim to the ladder nearest the diving board to exit the dive well.
6) Lifeguards may close the diving boards at their discretion to allow swimming in the dive well.
7) When the diving boards are closed, only forward dives and feet first jumps are permitted from the sides of the diving well. (No forward or back flips are permitted!).
8) Hanging onto or from the diving boards is not permitted at any time.
9) Rules 3 and 7 do not apply to registered divers on the Swordfish Dive team during supervised dive practices and registered dive participants in WSC dive lessons.
HEALTH AND SAFETY RULES
1) All persons using the pool do so at their own risk.
2) Parents are responsible for the conduct and safety of their children & their guests on the pool grounds.
3) Rude or disrespectful behavior will not be tolerated on club premises at any time. Rude behavior includes any behavior deemed by the manager and/or lifeguards on duty to be offensive to others and/or endanger their safety, and includes (but is not limited to): running, pushing and wrestling, roughhousing, spitting, use of profanity or foul language, and yelling or excessively loud behavior. Disrespecting the lifeguards or pool manager will not be tolerated. All members (adults and children) and their guests must abide by these rules. It is the responsibility of parents to ensure that their children abide by these rules at all times. Guests who fail to abide by these rules may be immediately banned from use of the club.
4) The pool manager and lifeguards may add or amend these rules as necessary for the health & safety of members and guests.
5) Standing or climbing on the fencing, picnic benches or tables, and Ping-Pong table is not permitted.
6) The adult/babysitter is fully responsible for the safety of the child at all times while in the baby pool area. No children over the age of 5 are permitted in the baby pool.
7) Damage to Club property by a member or guest of a member will be charged to the responsible member.
8) The club is not responsible for loss or damage to personal property.
9) The pool manager or lifeguard may refuse admission or expel from the water anyone with skin abrasions, bandages, infections, inflamed eyes, coughs or colds, or any other condition deemed to present a risk to the health or safety of other swimmers.
10) All injuries occurring within the confines of the pool or on the ground must be reported immediately to the pool manager for treatment or first aid.
11) Children in diapers and/or those who are not toilet trained must wear Swim Diapers under bathing suits in the adult and baby pool.
12) Expectorating and nose blowing in the pool are prohibited.
13) No floatation devices (excluding pool-owned kick boards and diving rings) are permitted in the water except on special event Friday Fun night and other board approved events. Any toys or objects which the pool manager or lifeguard considers dangerous are not permitted. This includes all metal or rigid plastic toys.
14) Glass bottles are not permitted in any pool area.
15) No alcoholic beverages may be brought onto the club premises, except at Board approved functions. At no time may alcoholic beverages be brought onto the club premises or consumed by members or guests who are not at least 21 years of age, in accordance with state law.
16) No food or beverage may be taken into the pool
17) Littering is not permitted. Members are expected to dispose of their trash in the trash containers.
18) Smoking is not permitted on club grounds or property.
19) Radios, music players, etc. may only be used with headphones.
20) Pets are not allowed in the pool area.
21) Members shall drive and bicycle carefully and SLOWLY on the driveway and parking areas.
22) Bicycles shall be parked in designated areas only.
23) No tables, lounge chairs, etc. not owned by the club may be brought into the pool area during regular hours.
24) At least one lap lane will be available at all times for adults only.
25) Children MUST BE SUPERVISED for the unscheduled times that may fall between swim team practice and swim lessons.
26) The baby pool is not open during swim meets, but may be opened by the pool manager or lifeguard during swim lessons and swim team practice for children 5 years of age and younger, if accompanied by an adult.
The pool manager may reserve an area of the pool for individual instructions during normal pool hours.