8600 Bridle Wood Drive Springfield, VA 22152 703-451-9428
Pool & Tennis Operating Rules (As updated by the Board of Directors, February, 2019)
I. POOL OPERATIONS:
The Orange Hunt Swim Club, Inc. (OHSC) pool is open to its members and their guests for approximately 100 days each year -- typically from Memorial Day weekend to Labor Day weekend. A Board of Directors, through a contracted pool management company, operates OHSC. The pool management company facilitates the day-to-day operations of the pool. In order to provide the membership with safe and sanitary pool facilities, and ensure that a pleasurable atmosphere is available to all, members and their guests are required to observe the Club's rules and regulations.
Normal Operating Hours: Daily from 11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
A. Exceptions and Restrictions to Normal Operations:
Spring School Hours (Saturday, May 25 - June 12, 2019)
Fall School Hours (Sunday, August 25 - Monday, September 2, 2018)
Sunday, August 25, 11:00 am - 8:00 pm Monday - Thursday 3:30 pm– 8:00 pm Friday 3:30 pm– 9:00 pm Saturday 11:00am – 9:00 pm Sunday 11:00am – 9:00 pm Labor Day Hours 11:00am to 8:00pm
Special events and functions, (to include swim meets/dive meets), as well as necessary maintenance, approved by the Board of Directors, may close the pool or restrict pool operations. Conditions permitting, the membership will be given advance notice.
The pool closes 15 minutes prior to the facility closing time. The facility closes at 8 PM (until FFX County Schools are closed) and at 9 PM (thereafter). Members must be off the parking lot by 10 minutes after the facility closes.
II. POOL RULES:
A. Management's Authority and Responsibility:
The Pool Manager or Assistant Manager will operate the Pool and will supervise all personnel. The Lifeguards on duty have the responsibility for enforcing the rules while the Manager on duty shall have final and conclusive authority to make on-the-spot decisions in all matters relating to health and safety of the membership.
The Manager is charged by the Board of Directors to eject, for a period of 24 hours, any person failing to observe these rules. The Manager will report any serious and repeat offenders to the Board of Directors for further appropriate action.
Members are asked to refer comments or complaints about the operations of the pool to the Manager or to a member of the Board of Directors. A list of the current Board of Directors, and their contact information, is available in the pool office, and on the club website.
When adverse weather (e.g., impending storm, lightning, or thunder) conditions dictate, the manager has the authority to close the pool area and/or direct all users to vacate the premises.
The lifeguards are authorized to clear the pool in the event of an emergency. The signal to clear the pool is three (3) sharp blasts of a lifeguard's whistle.
The manager may refuse entry into the water to anyone wearing bandages, possessing skin abrasions, extremely inflamed eyes, open sores, infections, or with nasal or ear discharge.
Each member has the responsibility to inform his/her family and guests of the pool rules.
Persons entering the pool area when it is not open to Club use, unless specifically authorized by a member of the Board of Directors, shall be considered trespassers and subject to criminal and civil prosecution.
The dedicated lap lane is reserved for lap swimmers only.
Orange Hunt Swim Club is a family friendly establishment. No nudity/partial nudity is allowed on club property.
B. Health and Safety:
Pool users must take a shower before entering the pool.
Glass containers are not allowed in the pool area.
Any person who has bleeding wounds or open sores is prohibited from using the pool until the wounds or sores have healed.
Running, pushing, wrestling, or causing excessive disturbance, in or about the pool area, is not permitted.
No one may chew gum, or bring food for consumption, onto the concrete deck within the fenced area encircling the main pool, or within the “marked area” of the wading pool area. Food and beverages are permitted in all other areas of the pool.
NO smoking, vaping, or electronic cigarettes of any kind are permitted in the restrooms or in the pool area.
Spitting, blowing one's nose, spouting water, etc., into the pool is prohibited.
To insure maximum attentiveness to the safety of all pool users by the lifeguards, please do not converse with the guards while they are on duty in their chairs.
Pets of any type are not permitted within the Club's entire pool and tennis area.
Pool users must wash their feet when returning to the pool deck from any of the areas outside the pool deck. Foot showers are conveniently located at all entrances to the pool area.
Throwing of any objects in the pool is prohibited unless cleared by the manager first.
Children that are not potty trained may only enter the wading pool or main pool if they wear swimming diapers. Per CDC pool health guidelines, parents must check swim diapers hourly and may be asked to remove children from the pool for failure to maintain acceptable hygienic practices.
Life rafts, inner tubes, or artificial flotation devices are not allowed in the main pool, except during specially designated "raft parties". Air-floatation devices on small children, who are under the direct supervision of an adult, are permitted.
Water propulsive devices (i.e. water guns, super soakers) are not allowed in the pool area, except during specially designated “water-squirter parties”.
C. Diving Board Rules:
In order to use the deep-end portion of the pool (including the diving boards), swimmers, regardless of age, must demonstrate the ability to swim the width of the dive well and tread water for 30 seconds, at the request of the lifeguard on duty.
Only one diver is permitted on a board or ladder at one time.
Only one bounce is allowed before a dive.
Running is not permitted on the diving board.
Divers will ensure the water area is clear prior to jumping into the pool, and must clear area as soon as possible after making a dive.
Divers must dive straight off the end of the diving board, into the water -- not toward the side of pool. After diving, swimmer must swim to the nearest ladder and immediately exit the pool.
Dive area users will not stand under the high board, nor cling to the supports under the low board, nor swim under any diving boards while they are in use.
D. Slide Rules:
ALL patrons using the slide must demonstrate the ability to swim the width of the dive well and tread water for 30 seconds, at the request of the lifeguard on duty.
ONLY usual swimwear may be worn on the slide. Swimwear must not have exposed zippers, buckles, rivets or metal ornamentation.
NO goggles or accessories (i.e. bracelet, watch or other jewelry) may be worn, as they may cause injury if caught on slide.
NO items may be carried on the slide (i.e. noodles, mats, water wings, goggles, etc.).
ALWAYS ride slide feet first, NEVER RIDE HEAD FIRST.
NO running, standing, kneeling, rotating, tumbling or stopping in slide.
ONE person at a time per flume, no double riding.
Exit the water via the nearest ladder, immediately after sliding.
A LINE WILL FORM ON POOL DECK, not on stairway. All swimmers must wait at the bottom of the slide until the previous person on the slide has exited the area.
The next person may begin a slide only after the previous person has cleared the landing area, and is at pool ladder.
Parents/Guardians MAY NOT catch children coming down the slide.
MAXIMUM WEIGHT on slide is 250 pounds.
Rider assumes all risk of injury due to misuse of this slide or failure to follow those rules.
Adult accompaniment is not required for children age 13 and older to visit OHSC facility. Children between the ages of 10 and 12 years old may visit the facility before 6:00 PM, without an adult, if they have passed the swim test (see below). Children under the age of 10 must be accompanied by an adult, at all times, while in the OHSC facility
Swim one pool length - 25 meters
Tread water or float for one minute
Only children 6 years old and younger, that do NOT use the main pool, may use the wading pool.
Parents or designated sitters (NOT LIFEGUARDS) are responsible for staying with and watching their children or charges in the wading pool.
Parents or designated sitters are cautioned to observe signs of fatigue in their children -- chills, etc. The Pool Manager or a lifeguard may direct a rest period if signs of fatigue are observed.
Children under 15 years old are required to leave the pool upon the signal of the lifeguard for a fifteen (15) minute period, each hour.
Children 12 years old and younger are not permitted in the pool area after 6 PM unless accompanied by an adult, age 18 or older.
F. Guest Privileges and Restrictions:
A "House” Guest is a person temporarily visiting a Club member, and whose normal residence is outside the membership area established by the Club's Bylaws. A House Guest visiting for an extended period may pay an annual fee (as determined by the Board of Directors) to use the club facilities.
A “Regular” Guest is a person who, at the invitation of a member, may use the facility on any day of the week or holiday during normal pool operating hours. The guest must be accompanied by the member at all times while using the facility.
Guests are subject to the same rules and regulations as members; however, members assume full responsibility for the conduct of and/or damage by their guest(s).
Members who violate or are an accessory to violation of the rules pertaining to the admittance of guests may have their rights and privileges of membership suspended by the Board of Directors.
The Board of Directors or the Pool Manager may, at their discretion, restrict or set a limit on guest privileges, as required, to alleviate overcrowding of the pool. Members will be limited to 5 guests per member family, per day on a Friday, Saturday, Sunday, and Federal Holiday. If a member wishes to have more than 5 guests on any day, a Party Agreement should be submitted, guaranteeing the member up to 30 non-member guests for the duration of the time identified on the Party Agreement. A special request may be emailed to email@example.com if you would like the board to consider a special consideration for more than 5 guests in one day.
Guests, age 12 months and under, are admitted free when accompanied by an adult member. The adult is responsible at all times for the care and safety of the child.
III. TENNIS RULES:
The tennis courts are for the use of all Orange Hunt Swim Club (OHSC) members and their guests
1. Members and guests using the courts during pool operating hours must sign in at the pool office. Members and guests using the courts outside of pool operating hours must e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
2. Access to the courts will be by a lock and key system. A key will be made available to each family member subject to a deposit. Your cooperation is requested in keeping the gate locked AT ALL TIMES. Keys will be distributed by the Tennis Chairperson and will be returned to the club when a membership is surrendered. Keys are NOT transferable. The transfer of keys to non-members will be considered a violation of club rules. A fee will be charged for replacement of keys.
3. Rubber-soled tennis-type shoes must be worn on the courts.
4. Tennis lessons and team practices and matches will take precedence over all other play.
5. When others are waiting, singles play will be limited to one hour; doubles play will be limited to 90 minutes. Players are expected to monitor their starting times and vacate the court voluntarily when the authorized period has elapsed.
6. Guests will be permitted on the courts only when accompanied by an OHSC member.
7. Members bringing children into the area will supervise their conduct so they do not disturb the play of others. Children are not permitted on the courts if they are not playing tennis.
8. Eating on the courts is prohibited.
9. Playpens, strollers, bicycles, rollerblades, skateboards, or any other object that may present a hazard to play or the court surface are prohibited on the courts.
10. Tennis courts will be used for no purpose other than tennis.
11. Tennis courts are available for play from dawn until dusk.
12. Animals or pets of any type are not permitted on the courts.
Violation of these club-operating rules may result in suspension of OHSC privileges as directed by the OHSC Board of Directors in accordance with the club bylaws.
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