PLYMOUTH SWIM CLUB RULES
The following policies and rules are set forth, by the Board of Directors, to ensure a clean, safe and orderly atmosphere at the Club so that you, your family, your guests and your fellow members may enjoy the Club facilities to the fullest throughout the season.
1. Members are responsible for the conduct and safety of their children and guests at all times.
2. Children between the ages of seven and fourteen must be accompanied by a responsible person. Children under seven years of age must be accompanied by an adult member of the Club.
3. The normal Club hours are 11 am to 8:30pm, subject to the discretion of the Club managers and Board approved activities. The pools close ½ hour earlier than the grounds. In August, the Club closes no later than sundown. All persons must leave the Club no later than 8:30 pm or ½ hour after the pools close, whichever is earlier.
4. Any group activity of greater than twenty (20) non-members must be scheduled through the Club managers. Permission for such activity will be granted provided there are adequate available facilities on the requested day and time. This is required to allow for the provisions of adequate staff, safety and facilities.
1. The Club managers have complete authority regarding enforcement of all rules, policies, and use of the Club facilities. The managers are empowered by the By-Laws and Board of Directors to suspend Club privileges for up to seven (7) days for violations of any rules. An appeal of a manager’s decision may be made to any member of the Board of Directors who will contact the Club president and arrange for a hearing.
2. A member may be suspended or expelled as set forth in the By-Laws for conduct unbecoming of a member or for conduct deemed not to be in the best interest of the Club.
3. No member will be admitted without a membership card. No guest will be admitted without the sponsoring member present and without a guest pass.
4. Trash, cigarette/cigar butts, and other waste materials must be put in the trash containers. Throwing trash into the pools or littering on Club grounds is strictly prohibited.
5. No Club furniture may be moved from its assigned location.
6. Cooking and grilling is limited to designated picnic areas only.
7. Pets are prohibited on the Club grounds.
8. Persons under the influence of intoxicants will be denied admission to the Club and/or removed from the Club grounds.
9. Valuables should not be brought to the Club. The Club is not responsible for loss of or damage to personal property.
10. Paging by Club staff is not permitted; it can be done only in case of an emergency.
11. Membership cards are not transferable to another person. Such a transfer is considered a serious breach of Club rules. Members permitting their card to be used by others or attempting to do so will be suspended for the season and denied all Club privileges.
12. Members and guests are responsible to pay for Club property that they damage.
Health and Safety
1. All members and guests use the pool and Club facilities at their own risk.
2. Use of the baby pool is limited to children under seven years old. All children using the baby pool must be under the direct supervision of an adult.
3. Loitering and playing are prohibited in the clubhouse and bathrooms. Children under seven years old are not permitted in the bathrooms or locker rooms without a responsible person. Toys are not permitted in the clubhouse. Parents are expected to enforce this rule for their children and their guests, after one warning to parents, family and guests will have to leave the Club for balance of the day.
4. Running, wrestling, tag, ball playing, etc., are forbidden on the concrete decks bordering the pools. Pushing or throwing anyone into the pools is prohibited.
5. Only one person at a time is allowed on a diving board or diving board steps. Diving or swimming under the boards is prohibited. Divers must swim clear of the boards upon completion of their dive. The diving well must be entered from the boards only and exited via designated areas. Upon the managers’ discretion the diving boards may be used during adult swim.
6. Children under twelve (12) years of age must pass an annual proficiency test before they are allowed to use the diving boards. Upon passing the test they will be awarded a band to be worn at all times they use the diving boards. Such proficiency tests will be scheduled with a manager or head lifeguard, and the decision of the manager or head lifeguard is final. If a band is lost, there will be a $1.00 charge for a replacement.
7. Diving is prohibited in the intermediate pool. Diving is prohibited in the deep pool from the area of the shallow end up to the lifeguard stands.
8. Flotation aids are prohibited in the deep pool except during adult swim. Inner tubes, face masks, snorkels, flippers, swimmies, goggles, etc., may be used in the intermediate pool only with the permission of the staff. Any child under seven years of age must be accompanied by an adult when using and flotation device.
9. Styrofoam products are prohibited in all pools.
10. Eating, drinking, smoking, and gum chewing are not permitted on the pool decks. Smoking is prohibited in all areas of the clubhouse including the locker rooms. Smokers on the grounds are expected to clean up their refuse, and to be courteous to their non-smoking neighbors.
11. The pool decks must be kept clear of obstructions at all times.
12. Breakable containers of any kind, including all glass (bottles, jars, jugs, glasses, mugs, cups, plates, bowls, et al) are prohibited anywhere on the Club grounds including picnic and snack bar areas. Metal or breakable plastic toys are not allowed in the pool areas.
13. All injuries to a person on the Club grounds must be reported to the manager or first aid station immediately.
14. The lifeguards are present for your protection. Talking with the guards on duty or loitering at their stands is prohibited.
15. Sitting is prohibited on pool ladders, steps or indicated areas around the steps of the pools.
16. Beach chairs must be stored neatly in the storage racks provided for that purpose by members before they leave the Club. Any chairs left at the end of the season will be discarded one week after the Club closes.
17. All vehicles should be parked in an orderly manner and in line in the parking lot. The Club has an entrance driveway and an exit driveway to avoid accidents; members must use the proper driveway at all times. No vehicles are to drive on the Club grounds without manager’s permission. Only vehicles with State issued handicapped license plates or handicapped mirror placards are permitted to park in designated handicapped parking spaces. Other vehicles parking in these spaces will be towed at the owner’s expense.
18. Electrical devices, including radios, CD players, etc., may not be connected to any Club receptacle without the permission of the manager.
19. Playing and loitering are prohibited in the parking areas. Use of skateboards, roller blades, bicycles, scooters and other such mechanical devices are not permitted on Club grounds.
20. Bathing suits are the only garments to be worn in the pools. Cutoffs, jogging or tennis shorts, T-shirts, etc. are not to be worn in the pools.
21. Children requiring diapers (not “potty trained”) are permitted in any pool only when wearing an authentic swim suit diaper.
22. Children who cannot swim are not permitted in the deep pool unless accompanied by an adult and under the adult’s direct supervision at all times. (Within one (1) arm length).
23. Only current Plymouth Swim Club lifeguards may wear guard (suits, shirts, hats, etc.) while on the Club grounds.
24. Picnic tables are available for the use of all members. One table will support ten (10) people. Individuals may not use more than one table until and unless ten (10) people per table are present. Courtesy and common sense are expected.
25. The snack bar area, including the tables and chairs, are for the sole use of customers of the snack bar. Such facilities are not to be used for card playing or other non-food related activities.
26. There is no playing in or around the creek that runs through the Club grounds. This includes on, in, or around the various storm drains leading to the creek.
27. No water pistols, super soakers, or other similar type of mechanisms are permitted on the Club grounds.
28. PSC has a policy that has the pools and deck close for 30 minutes after thunder is heard and for 45 minutes after lightning is seen. At these times, no one is permitted on the pool decks or hill. Everyone needs to report to their cars or the building.
GUEST PASS RULES
Guest Pass Policy: Passes are kept at a responsible rate so that Club members may invite friends or relatives to the Club. Applications for guest passes are available in the clubhouse lobby. Guest Passes purchased on the day they are to be used will cost $15.00 each.
1. All guests must be accompanied by a member. Members bringing guests must sign in their guests. More than ten (10) guests requires advance notice to the Club managers of at least forty-eight (48) hours notice. This is required to allow for the provision of the adequate safety and facilities.
2. Members are responsible for the conduct of their guests.
3. If the Club is closed due to rain before 3 p.m., a rain check will be issued for guest passes used that day. No rain checks will be issued after 3 p.m. or of the Club is not officially closed.
4. Use of the guest passes are courtesy of the management and can be evoked by the management. If revoked, a pro rata refund will be made for all unused passes.
TENNIS COURT RULES
There is a separate set of tennis rules. You may want to add where one might find these “separate” rules. Below are some of the more important guidelines or rules.
1. Only Club members and their guests may use the courts.
2. Proper tennis attire must be worn. All players must wear tennis sneakers. Basketball, running, or other types of sneakers or shoes ruin the tennis courts surface and are prohibited.
3. Adult tennis members have first priority of the court on weekends and on weekdays after 5 p.m. Child members may be using the courts during these periods only with the permission of the manager.
VOLLEYBALL COURT RULUES
1. Adult members have the priority on the courts in the weekends. Child members may play during these periods only with the consensus of the adult members on the court.
2. The United States Volleyball Federation rules will be followed for all games between members to ensure the safety of all.
3. Sneakers must be worn on the volleyball court.
4. Spectators are not allowed on the asphalt surface.
5. No roller blades, skateboards, bicycles or other wheeled devices are allowed on the volleyball court.
6. No baseball or any variation thereof, or any other game which requires running under or near the net are allowed.