AQUATICS POLICIES

Updated for Summer 2021

Beginning May 29th, we are permitted to operate our pools at 100% capacity. Our goal is to get to a point where reservations are no longer needed but this will take some careful coordination. From the start of the outdoor season until at least June 18th, we will continue operating with a reservation system for both lap swimming and recreational swimming with greater capacity than last year. We will monitor usage of the pools throughout this period in order to determine whether a reservation system will continue to be needed as the summer progresses. 

 

  • Lap swimming reservations have been popular and will remain with a few changes. As our pool demand changes, we will be switching to 2 or 3 reservations to a lane in an effort to accommodate our large number of lap swimmers during a much busier summer season. 

 

  • Recreation swimming reservations will continue to be made as they have been, under the “Classes” section of our app. There are several important changes to note:

    • Only ONE reservation is needed per membership, there is no need to add all of the family members.

    • Reservations are required on weekdays after 2:00pm, holidays and weekends.

  • We will be allowing a limited number of guests at the pool this summer.  

    • Pool guest reservations must be made by calling the front desk and speaking to a Member Services Representative. (We will not be accepting emails or phone messages)

    • Reservations can be made one day prior during business hours.
       

 

GENERAL POOL RULES

 

  • Parents of non-swimmers (children who cannot swim at least 15 yards of the pool unassisted) MUST ACCOMPANY CHILDREN IN THE WATER.

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

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

  • Proper bathing suit attire is required in the pool.

  • No glass allowed, only plastic water bottles are allowed on the pool deck.

  • No chewing gum in the pool.

  • No spitting water in the pool or gutters.

  • No running on the deck.

  • No diving in shallow areas.

  • 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, pushing, or sitting on shoulders).

  • No food, snacks, or beverages (other than water) are allowed on the pool deck.  Food is permitted on the picnic tables and on the grass.

  • Unauthorized pool parties are not allowed.

  • 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.

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

  • Sunscreen is recommended, but tanning oils are prohibited because they can damage the filter system.

  • 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.

  • Children 5 years of age and over are required to use gender dressing/locker areas.

 

 

PARENTAL SUPERVISION

 

  • The lifeguard is not a babysitter!

  • Parents or guardians are responsible for their children at all times, in the water and out of the water.

  • Parents of non-swimmers MUST accompany children in the water. (Non-swimmers are children who cannot swim at least 15 yards of the pool unassisted or who require a swim aid of any kind).

  • Parents or guardians of children 12-13 must register with a guard upon entering the pool area if they are to be left unattended. However, the parent or guardian must remain on site.

  • Members 12-13 years who are not accompanied by a parent or guardian are not permitted to have guests at the pool.

 

RULES FOR THE
OUTDOOR SLIDE

 

  • 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.

  • 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.

 

Please refer to regular club information for hours of operation, program times and descriptions, and aquatic specialty information,
(swim lessons, parties, first aid, etc).

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 3-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.