North Raleigh Swim Club POLICY AND RULES
By paying membership fees to North Raleigh Swim Club (NRSC) you agree to accept the terms of the club's Waiver and Release of Liability Agreement (See 'Waiver' Page) and adhere to the Club Rules and Policies set forth herein. Additionally, you agree to NRSC's right to suspend or revoke membership privileges for Policy or Rule violations.
1. Membership is required and club members and their guests must sign-in at the front desk at the start of each visit to the club.
2. Members are required to adhere to North Raleigh Swim Club's Guest Policy. (See 'Guest Policy' page for complete guest rules/policy information.)
3. Use of the facility before/after club hours is not permitted unless approved in advance by the NRSC Board.
4. No glass containers may be brought into the facility. Drinks are permitted only if they are in a plastic container, paper cups or cans. Coolers and outside food/drink are welcomed!
5. No smoking inside entrance gates. (See 'Health Policy' Page)
6. No pets are permitted at the club.
7. No skateboards or roller blades may be worn or used inside the club entrance.
8. No climbing on guard chairs, fence and gates.
9. Dependents of Member Families can utilize the club without their parent(s)/legal guardian(s) when they are either 1) 12 years of age or older, or 2) entering 7th grade in August of that year. They must follow all club policies and rules. (See the 'Guest Policy' page for Guest Policies specific to minor-aged dependents.)
- The Club Manger on Duty has the right to ask a Member Dependent who is visiting NRSC without his/her parent(s)/legal guardian(s) to leave the facility if he/she is not following club rules or his/her conduct is out of order or disrespectful to other members, lifeguards or the Club Manger. An incident report will be documented.
- The NRSC Board has the right to suspended this privilege, either temporarily or for the remainder of the season, if a Member Dependent of any age does not have proper conduct and does not follow all rules outlined herein. A single warning will be given to the Member Dependent and his/her parent(s)/legal guardians(s) unless the conduct is deemed egregious or the rule violation causes harm to another member.
10. Dependents of Member Families who are under 12 years of age must be accompanied by an adult member or a babysitter who is 16 years of age or older. (See 'Guest Policy' page for caregiver/babysitter policy details.)
11. Memberships fees are non-refundable. Should a member be required to relocate away from a reasonable distance from the NRSC, will be prorated and a $50.00 processing fee will be applied. This will be at the sole discretion of the NRSC Board. Any decision by the NRSC Board shall be final.
Please review these rules with your family before visiting the NRSC'S pool. If you have any questions about any of these rules, please contact the Pool Manager on Duty.
1. No swimming is permitted when lifeguards are off duty or before/after club hours.
2. Proper swim attire must be worn. Thong bathing suits, jean shorts, and similar attire are not allowed.
3. Please shower all sand off before entering the pool.
4. No running or pushing shall be permitted.
5. No diving allowed off the pool deck, except in the diving well when the boards are closed.
6. No flips, back dives, or jumping backwards off the pool deck.
7. No spitting of pool water shall be permitted.
8. No hanging on lane ropes, diving boards or ladders.
9. Use of starting blocks is only permitted during swim meets. No sitting or hanging on starting blocks is permitted.
10. The lap lane is for lap swimmers only. Please stay out of the lap lane unless you are swimming.
11. Lifeguards will take a break from monitoring the pool for the last 10 minutes of every hour. Minor members/guests are not permitted in the pool or on the pool stairs during these breaks.
12. Beach balls, splash balls, koosh balls or other soft balls may be thrown in the pool. Other types of balls, including Frisbees, footballs, volleyballs, and water basketballs may be used, pending lifeguard approval, when the pool is not crowded and no other members are enl.
13. Large flotation devices or certain pool toys must have the Pool Manager’s approval prior to being utilized.
14. Lifeguards are permitted to put minor members/guests in a temporary 'sit out' if pool rules are not being followed and prior warnings are ignored.
15. Lifeguard requests or decisions on behavior, pool toys, etc. are to be followed by both minors and adults. If an adult has issue with a lifeguard's decision, please find one of the NRSC Board Members to speak with regarding the issue. We will not tolerate anyone berating, belittling, arguing, disrespecting, or otherwise distracting our lifeguards whose primary job is to ensure the safety of all pool members and guests.
16. Swimming Capacity and Deck Capacity will be at the discretion of the Lifeguards, Pool Manager, or Board Member.
ADDITIONAL BEHAVIOR RULES AND DISCIPLINARY ACTIONS
- Parents are responsible for the action of their children and a family membership can be revoked or suspended in its entirety for a violation of these rules and policies if, in the opinion of NRSC or pool personnel, the parent has not provided appropriate supervision in enforcing these rules and policies.
- The Club Manger, Head Lifeguard on Duty, and Board Members have the right to ask a member to leave the facility if he/she is not following all club/pool/diving board/volleyball court rules, is not adequately supervising their dependent(s), or his/her conduct is out of order or disrespectful to other members, lifeguards, guests or the Club Manger. An Incident Report will be documented.
- If multiple Incident Reports are documented for any member or member's dependent, they will sent to review by the NRSC Board and the attendance privilege of the member/member's dependent may be revoked either temporarily or for the remainder of the season.
- Any decision to suspend or revoke club privileges may, at the request of the member, be reviewed by the NRSC Board. Any decision by the NRSC Board shall be final.
- If action is taken to suspend or revoke such privileges, there will be no refund or partial refund of any membership or guest fees.
The North Raleigh Swim Club (NRSC) has adopted a 3-Strike policy for when behavior of a NRSC Member, Dependent, and/or Guest results in an Incident Report, or at the Lifeguard's discretion. The incident will be brought to the Board of NRSC for review from the Pool Manager and/or Lifeguard(s). The board will strive to meet within 2 days of the incident being provided to the board.
The following 3 strikes will be used:
• The first infraction will result in a two (2) day suspension period for the member(s) or guest involved in the incident as warranted.
• The second infraction will result in a seven (7) day suspension period for the member(s) or guest involved in the incident as warranted. If this person is between the age of 12-18, they can no longer attend the pool without a guardian present.
• The third infraction will result in the termination of the membership for the remaining swim season with no refund. If this is the third infraction of a guest, they will be banned from entry to the pool for the remaining swim season as warranted.
Theses policies will also be enforced for swim club practice and/or meet session, facilities rentals, etc.
Review and decision from the NRSC Board is final. The NRSC Board has the authority, if the situation warrants, to implement any of the 3 levels or modification of any of the 3 levels noted above as warranted but the incident.
DIVING BOARD RULES
1. Diving Board weigh limit is 200 lbs. Members/Guests exceeding 200 lbs. are not permitted to use the diving boards.
2. To use the diving board, one must be able to swim independently without flotation devices. If a swimmer’s ability is in question, Lifeguards have the right to ask for a swimming capability demonstration. Use of the board will be denied if the Lifeguard assesses that swimming skills are inadequate.
3. Only one person shall be on the board at a time. The next person in line shall wait on the pool deck, not the ladder.
4. Wait for the preceding person to reach the side before jumping.
5. Only one bounce may be taken.
6. Jump straight off the board, not toward the side. Exit the water immediately.
7. Exit the water by the ladder closest to the board from which you jumped.
VOLLEYBALL COURT RULES
1. No intentional kicking or throwing of sand.
2. No hanging on the volleyball nets or climbing of net posts.
3. Adult member volleyball games or practice takes priority over young children playing in court. Young children will be directed to use the adjacent Play Area if they are on the court at the start of adult volleyball games/practice.
INCLEMENT WEATHER POLICY
Please call the club if you have any doubt about the facility being open.1. NRSC has the right to close the facility in the event of severe weather. The club will close at the manager’s, Lifeguard, or Board Members discretion based on inclement weather, attendance, or a fecal incident.
2. On rainy days, the pool will stay open but use of the pool will be dependent on the severity of the rain.
- If the lifeguards' visibility to the bottom of the pool is compromised, swimmers will be asked to exit the pool until proper visibility can be regained.
- No swimming will be allow during occurrences of thunder or lightning. Swimmers will be asked to exit the pool when thunder is heard or lightning is seen. Swimming will not be allowed until 30 minutes has passed without another occurrence of thunder or lightning.