Swimming Pool in Kettering Ohio

GENERAL POOL RULES
• All swimmers must shower before entering the pool
• No glass containers in pool area
• No running on cement
• Proper Swim Attire Required in Pool, No cut-offs allowed
• Non-Potty Trained Children must be in a swim diaper with swim diaper cover
• No diving or flipping is allowed from pool deck
• Abusive language will not be tolerated
• No small hard toys or sharp objects in pool
• Air mattresses will be removed if pool is crowded
• Use of starting blocks is prohibited except for swim team or swim lessons
• No sitting on ropes, lane markers, starting blocks or diving boards
• Rough play will not be tolerated
• No alcoholic beverages may be brought onto club premises
• During rest periods the pool is reserved for swimmers of 18 years of age and older only*
*Small children are allowed in parent’s arms or small float


DIVING AREA RULES
• WALK Everywhere
• One person on diving board at a time
• Must wait at bottom of ladder until board is empty
• One bounce on board per turn
• No floatation devices in diving well area
• To use boards one must prove swimming ability to guard by swimming across diving area
• Be sure diving area is clear before diving or jumping
• Wait for previous diver to reach ladder before diving
• Do not swim under board at any time
• Dive straight off board
• No sitting on diving board or starting blocks
• No inward dives
• Diving area may be closed by lifeguard at their discretion

BABY POOL RULES
• Must have parent supervision
• Baby Pool is for those 5 and Under
• No lifeguard in Baby Pool Area

PLAYGROUND RULES
• No pushing or shoving
• No running
• No throwing sand
• Take turns/Share

BASKETBALL COURT RULES
• Share with others
• No horseplay – be kind to each other
• No bad language of any kind will be tolerated

PING PONG TABLE RULES
• Share
• Try to keep ball on table
• Return ball and paddles to basket room when finished
• No sitting or standing on table
• No hitting table with paddles - this ruins table and paddles

REST PERIOD RULES

• Must be out of pool if under 18 – Small children are allowed in parent’s arms or small float
• Must be away from pool (no feet in the water)
• Do not go into the Baby Pool Area if older than 5 to swim

OTHER GENERAL RULES
• If you hear a guard blow their whistle make sure they are not blowing at you!
• No Standing on Picnic Tables or Benches
• No Standing or Walking on Lounges or Chairs
• No food or gum in pool
• No pulling on Volleyball Net
• Put trash in trash cans - Leave the area you are in clean when leaving the pool
• No jumping onto rafts, kickboards or other floatation devices
• Do not attempt to jump into the deep water area unless you are sure you can swim - please ask a lifeguard to test your swimming abilities before going off diving boards if unsure
• No flips into pool except off of diving boards
• No talking to lifeguards while they are in the guard chair
• No throwing or kicking sand
• No cutting in line (diving boards, concession stand, etc)
• No splashing others - including your own family and friends

Why Guards might blow their whistle
(A list of reasons for Guards to blow their whistle which is given to them in their employee packet)
1 When someone is running.
2 When someone uses bad or abusive language
3 When someone flips or dives in shallow (this includes adults!!)
4 When someone is swimming in diving area while boards are being used
5 When someone dives from side of deep end and the boards are being used
6 If you notices older kids (6 & Older) in baby pool (or headed there after break has been called
7 When someone is fighting
8 When someone uses toys as a weapons (noodles, kickboards, etc)
9 When someone jumps onto floatation devices from cement (rafts, kickboard, etc)
10 When someone is being destructive to Pool Property
11 When someone is throwing or pushing others into pool
12 When someone climbs ladder to diving board before the person in front of them has jumped off
13 If there is more than one person on the diving board at a time
14 If someone bounces more than ONCE on the diving board
15 If someone is using a floatation device in the diving well or diving area
16 If someone jumps off board before area is clear and previous diver has not reached ladder yet
17 If someone swims underneath diving boards
18 If someone jumps off board towards side at an angle - instead of straight
19 If people are playing Frisbee in the pool
20 If someone has somebody else on their shoulders (i.e. Playing Chicken)
21 If someone else throws somebody else while both are in pool (i.e. Dads throwing kids)
22 If someone was in the sand (play area or volleyball) and has not showered, but is about to enter pool)
23 If someone is injured - alert other guards (you may need to clear the pool)

There are other reasons a guard may need to blow their whistle, but they use the list as a guide