The pool manager is in charge of the pool at all times and is responsible for maintenance of order, cleanliness and safety on the pool property.

The pool manager is also responsible for supervising all phases of pool operation and for enforcement of the Rules and Regulations established by the Board of Directors. The pool manager may, if necessary, suspend from pool privileges anyone whom the pool manager finds willfully violating these Rules and Regulations.

  1. Telephone: The office telephone may be used only to deliver messages of an EMERGENCY nature to a person at the pool. The Office emergency number is 301-762-7068.
  2. Diapers: No child wearing diapers nor any children of any age who are not toilet-trained will be allowed in the main pool unless a diaper is worn that is covered by tight-fitting rubber pants, in accordance to Montgomery County Health Department regulations. In the children’s pool and on its deck, all children in diapers must wear waterproof pants with tightly fitting legs.
  3. Tadpole Swim Test: To swim beyond the shallow roped-off area of the main pool, children under 12 years old must be members of the Swim Team, or pass the Tadpole Swim Test administered by a guard. The test consists of swimming the width of the diving well twice, resting one minute, and then treading water for one minute. Upon passing the test, the guard and parent must initial the member’s card at the front desk to permit the child to swim beyond the shallow roped-off area of the main pool. Non-swimmers or weak swimmers must remain in shallow water of the roped-off area no deeper than their armpits; under no circumstances are they permitted in deeper water.
  4. Attire: Bathers must be properly attired. No street clothes may be used as swim suits. No hard sole shoes shall be worn on the pool deck.
  5. Shower: All bathers must shower before entering the pool. Tennis players must again shower before re-entering the pool. All persons entering the pool area from the grass area must use the foot showers.
  6. Disability, Disease, or Infection: Before entering the water, a person having a disability that is not normally apparent, e.g., epilepsy, must inform the pool manager or guard on duty of the disability. Anyone with a communicable disease or with apparent signs of an infection or other evidence of a highly contaminable rash may not enter the pool.
  7. The children’s pool shall be limited to children five years old or younger. No lifeguard will be provided. Each child using the children’s pool must be under the care of a responsible parent or adult who is within the fenced area of the children’s pool at all times.
  8. Running, pushing, wrestling, dunking, abusive or profane language or causing undue disturbance in or about the pool will not be tolerated and can be cause for suspension.
  9. No intoxicants are allowed on Club property, except as authorized by the Board of Directors for parties of adults 25 years old or older.
  10. No glass containers of any kind are allowed on Club property at any time.
  11. No pets are allowed in the pool area.
  12. No general swimming in the diving well while the board or slide is in use.
  13. Diving Board and Slide: Diving or jumping toward the side of the pool, more than one person on the board or ladder at a time, running on the board, swimming under the board or slide while it is used for diving and extended dives for a distance toward the shallow end are not permitted. Wait until the previous diver swims to the exit ladder before diving, jumping or sliding.
  14. No person shall use the pool unless it is officially open and guards are on duty.
  15. All injuries occurring on the premises must be reported immediately.
  16. No smoking on swim club property.
  17. Lifeguard chairs, including the front desk, are OFF-LIMITS to everyone but the guards. Sitting on the front desk is not allowed.
  18. All swimmers must leave the pool during electrical storms.
  19. The cost of any damage to pool or property will be charged to the responsible person.
  20. Refreshments will be consumed in the prescribed areas only. No food, beverages or gum chewing is allowed on the pool deck beyond the painted line on the pool deck. Please use the recycling bins as designated.
  21. During full-time operation, at least one lane will be set aside for those desiring to swim laps.
  22. From a quarter of the hour to the hour, all persons under the age of 16 will leave the pool for a rest period.
  23. Prolonged underwater swimming is prohibited.
  24. Chairs: No chairs are permitted within 10 feet in front of the steps leading to the shallow roped-off area of the main pool. All chairs must be set back at least five feet from the side of the main pool. Lounge chairs are permitted in the grass area and on the pool deck, except for the portion of the deck which, when viewed from the Club house, is to the right of the main pool.
  25. No balls or ball-playing will be allowed in the pool area unless permitted by the pool manager when the pool is not crowded. No inner tubes, rafts or float (except arm float) devices are permitted.