These rules and regulations are for the benefit and protection of all members and guests of the Springdale Area Recreation Club. They are intended to assure enjoyable, safe and sanitary operation and use of the pool, courts, playground and recreational facilities of the Club. Failure to comply with any of these rules may be considered sufficient cause for suspension or revocation of membership and/or criminal prosecution.
The Springdale Area Recreation Club, Inc. or SARC may be referred to as the “Club.”
”Adult“shall mean any responsible person, age eighteen (18) or older, who is part of the member’s household.
“Glass” means glass cups, bottles or jars; Pyrex or other glass-like containers; and pottery, ceramics, stoneware or other breakable containers.
”Guardian“ means any responsible, dependent or baby-sitter, age fourteen (14) or older.
”Guest“ refers to family or friends from within Wake County who are not members but who are visiting the Club with a member.
”Houseguest“ refers to family or friends from outside of Wake County who are staying at a member’s home for one (1) or more days.
When the pool is in open for operation, all members must provide their name to the attendant and display their membership card. Guest admission is addressed in the Guest and Houseguest Policy sections. No child under the age of twelve (12) is permitted to enter the pool area without an adult or guardian present. The adult or guardian must remain in the pool area with the child at all times including swim team practice. Children age twelve (12) or older can enter the pool by themselves, but adult supervision is strongly suggested. Children age twelve (12) or older are required to sign in with a phone number where their parent or guardians can be reached in case of an emergency or violation of pool rules.
Diving Board and Diving Area Rules
In addition to the Swimming Rules, the following apply to use of the diving boards or diving area:
Pool management, lifeguards and Board members of the Club have authority to enforce the following disciplinary action plan:
· 1st offense = warning
· 2nd offense = sit out for 10 minutes
· 3rd offense = sit out for 15 minutes
· 4th offense = parents are called and must leave pool
However, in any cases of physical violence, out of control behavior, destruction of property or illegal activities or substances, parents and possibly legal authorities will be called and the child will be removed immediately from the Club property. In the event the child is determined to be in violation of any pool rules, the parent will be called and will be expected to pick up the child promptly.
Any adults in violation of this policy face the penalty of having their pool and/or membership privileges suspended or revoked as described above. Children who are repeat offenders will not be allowed to be at the pool without adult supervision.
As indicated above, pool management, lifeguards and staff are delegated responsibility from the Board of Directors for the safety, order and cleanliness around the pool and adjacent grounds when the pool is in operation, through enforcement of these rules and regulations. In addition to the disciplinary plan outlined below, pool management has the authority to suspend pool privileges for a period not to exceed three (3) days for violation of these rules. The pool management will document all suspensions, call parents for members and guests under the age of 18 and report all infractions to the Board in writing. Pool management may recommend suspension longer than three (3) days to the Board.
Any member with questions or concerns regarding enforcement of the pool rules shall address them to pool management, the Operations Director or the Club President.
Guests and Houseguests Policy (when pool is open for operation).
Guests from Wake County may not visit the pool on weekends.
Members must accompany their guests at all times. Guests will sign in the guest notebook their name, address and phone number along with the member’s name. If the guest is under 18, a phone number where their parent can be reached in case of an emergency must also be provided. Staff will create and keep record for each guest during the season.
Houseguests must sign in to a different guest notebook. They shall provide their name, address and emergency phone number along with member’s name and dates of visit. ID will be required. The Club does not charge fees for houseguests.
In the case of a nanny/babysitter, the member must fill out information regarding the nanny/babysitter in advance. These forms are available at the guard shack. There is no charge for their visits to the pool but they must have member’s child (children) with them at all times.
Guests and Houseguests Policy (when pool is closed).
Except in the case of special or reserved events at the Club, individual members and their responsible children age thirteen (13) or older are permitted to invite one (1) guest or houseguest to join them in using Club amenities located behind the fenced areas of the Club. Members must accompany their guests and houseguests at all times. The guest and houseguest fees rules apply when the pool is closed.
Recreation Field Rules
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