AQUATICS POLICIES

Updated for Summer 2022

Key Pool Area Rules

All members and guests must follow instruction from Staff and Lifeguards

 

No person is allowed in the pool area unless a Lifeguard is on duty

 

Parents of non-swimmers MUST accompany children in the water and be within arm’s length (non-swimmers are children who cannot swim at least 15 yards of the pool unassisted or who require a swim aid of any kind)

 

No glass is allowed in the pool area - including deck, grass, and patio areas

 

Junior rest periods will take place every hour in the afternoon during the outdoor season – everyone 13 and younger will have to exit the pools for 10 minutes

 

Non-toilet trained swimmers must wear swim diapers WITH rubber pants or a bathing suit over the swim diaper

 

The Adirondack Club reserves the right to alter rules and regulations, hours of operation and procedures at any time

 

 

Pool Rules

 

  • All members and guests must follow instruction from Staff and Lifeguards

  • No person is allowed on the pool deck unless a Lifeguard is on duty

  • Parents of non-swimmers MUST accompany children in the water and be within arm’s length (non-swimmers are children who cannot swim at least 15 yards of the pool unassisted or who require a swim aid of any kind)

  • The lifeguard is not a babysitter! - Parents or guardians are responsible for their children at all times, in and out of the water

  • Swimmers under the age if 14 need to be under direct adult supervision

  • No diving into shallow water (less than 4 feet)

  • Changing clothes, diapers, etc., on the pool deck is not permitted

  • Non-toilet trained swimmers must wear swim diapers WITH rubber pants or a bathing suit over the swim diaper

  • Proper bathing suit attire is required in the pool

  • Kickboards, barbells, belts and noodles are for swim lessons and lap swim only

  • No spitting water in the pool or gutters

  • No running on the deck

  • No flips, twists, turns or back dives allowed off the ends of the pool

  • Playing on the stairs or ladders is not permitted

  • Do not hang on or swim over the lane lines (swim under them)

  • Starting blocks are for swim team and swim lesson use only

  • No hard balls are allowed in the pool area, i.e: tennis balls, footballs, gel balls, etc

  • Rough housing of any kind is not permitted (excessive noise, dunking, throwing people, jumping on heads, necks or backs, splashing people, pushing, or sitting on shoulders)

  • Unauthorized pool parties are not allowed

  • Only Adirondack Club employees are allowed to provide swim lessons

  • The Adirondack Club strongly recommends using U.S. Coast Guard approved life jackets for non-swimmers - Flotation devices do not substitute for parent supervision in the water *The Adirondack Club provides these free of charge

  • No flotation devices are permitted in the deep end of the pool

  • Any action or activity the lifeguard feels is a potential danger will be stopped immediately - The staff has the right to suspend anyone from the pool if unsafe behavior continues

  • Sunscreen is recommended, but spray types must be applied outside on the grass

  • State law requires all persons to take a cleansing shower before entering the pool

  • Anyone having a communicable or infectious disease, open wound, or planter's wart is prohibited from using the pool

  • The Adirondack Club reserves the right to alter rules and regulations, hours of operation and procedures at any time

 

General Pool Area

(including pool deck, grass, and café patio)

 

  • No glass is allowed in the pool areas

  • No gum, tobacco or drugs are allowed

  • Trash and litter shall be placed in proper containers

  • No loud, abusive, or profane language or other breach of good behavior will be tolerated

  • Food must be consumed at the picnic tables or on the café patio

  • No intoxicated persons shall be allowed in the facility

 

Hot Tub

  • Swimmers must be 12 or older to use the hot tub/spa

  • Swimmers under the age if 14 need to be under direct adult supervision

  • No swimming, jumping or inappropriate behavior while in the hot tub

  • Please no sitting on the hot tub stairs, people need the steps to enter

Splashpark

  • Parents or guardians are responsible for the safety of their children in the Splashpark 

  • The slide is only for children 48” or taller

Waterslide

  • Height Requirement: While standing flatfooted on the pool deck and at the top of the slide, children MUST be at least 48 inches tall, NO EXCEPTIONS

  • The slide will close during junior rest periods 

  • Users must read and Follow all posted rules on the stairs up to the slide 

  • Users MUST be swimmers (able to swim one length unassisted)

  • Only one person on the slide at any give time

  • Lying down position with arms crossed, head back

  • No bubbles, water wings or any other type of flotation devices are permitted on the slide

  • No masks, goggles, snorkels or other swim devices permitted

  • Do not allow children to use the slide without adequate supervision

  • No items may be thrown to the person using the slide

  • No swimmer, parent or other bather is permitted in the slide discharge area when slide is in use

  • Pregnant women may not use the slide

  • Handicap persons should use caution and may require additional supervision.

  • People who weigh over 225 pounds may not use the slide

  • People who have back and heart problems should not use the slide.

SWIM LESSON POLICIES

GROUP LESSONS

  • There are no make-up classes for holidays, illness, or personal vacation.

  • The Adirondack Club reserves the right to close the pool to free swim according to programming size. 

  • Non-members are not permitted to swim recreationally before or after their swim lesson.

  • If The Adirondack Club cancels class, the make-up will be determined by The Aquatics Director.

  • Program credit, not a refund, will be issued with a doctor's note if 50% or more of the classes are missed due to illness.

  • There must be a minimum of 3 students for a class to be held.

PRIVATE AND SEMI-PRIVATE LESSONS

  • We require a 24-hour notice to cancel a private or semi-private lesson.  Cancellations received with less than a 3-hour notice will be charged for the full price of the lesson.

  • Non-members are not permitted to swim recreationally before or after their swim lesson.

  • Semi-private lessons are to be coordinated between the participants.  If one participant cancels, the other participant may choose to cancel the lesson or opt for a private lesson at the private lesson rate.