Pool Rules

Swim Test

Because of the large number of young children who use the pool, all children under the age of 8 must pass a swim test.  Children who pass this test may go everywhere in the pool, including the diving board (with the awareness and approval of a parent).  Children who do not pass this test will not be allowed in water deeper than the three foot section of the pool  (the shallow end), or the wading pool, unless within arms reach of a parent or guardian.

To pass the swim test, a child must be able to:

  • Swim 25 yards of the pool AND be able to perform one of the following:
  • Tread water for one minute
  • Ten bobs in deep water
  • Float on their front or back for one minute.

The lifeguards may, depending on availability, give a swim test.

Pool Rules

  1. All members and guests must sign in upon entering the pool area.
  2. Children under age 11 must be accompanied by an adult or an approved guardian.
  3. A swim test is required of all children age 8 and under.
  4. Adults are responsible for the safety of their children.
  5. Adults and children should shower before entering the pool.
  6. All children who are not fully toilet trained must wear rubber pantswith elasticized waist and legs over swim diapers, and must vacate the pool immediately if the diaper becomes soiled.  Disposable diapers, cloth diapers and/or plastic pants alone may not be worn in the pool for sanitary reasons.  Children not properly attired will not be allowed to enter the pool. Swim diapers are available for sale at the pool desk.
  7. The diving area shall not be used for general swimming unless permission is given.
  8. Adults and children unable to demonstrate to the lifeguards their ability to swim will be restricted to chest-deep or shallower water.
  9. Non-swimmers or those relying on floats must be within arm’s reach of a responsible attentive adult at all times in the water.
  10. Flotation devices and ring buoys must not exceed 24” in diameter.
  11. Tennis or hard balls are not allowed in the pool.
  12. Running is not permitted within the pool area.
  13. Rough and boisterous activity is not permitted in the pool area.  Abusive, offensive, or profane language will not be permitted on the club property.  Violation is grounds for suspension.
  14. Proper swimming attire must be worn by all individuals using the pool.
  15. Glass containers and pets are strictly prohibited in the pool area or Clubhouse deck.
  16. Smoking is prohibited anywhere on Club grounds.
  17. Food and beverages are prohibited with 12 feet of the edge of the pool(s).
  18. Intoxicated persons, as determined by management are not permitted.
  19. All injuries occurring on the premises must be reported to the Manager on Duty immediately.
  20. No prolonged underwater swimming.
  21. To prevent over-fatigue and to encourage frequent bathroom visits, a minimum 10-minute rest period for children under 18 years of age will be observed in the main pool.  The Pool Manager has the authority to vary the length of this rest period and/or to provide additional rest periods.  Children may not place their feet in the pool during break.
  22. Adults should not swim alone.
  23. 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 the health and safety of the membership.

SVC Guest Policy

  1. All guests must be accompanied by a member and signed in with the attendant at the pool desk.
  2. Guest fees are $6 per person/day and include use of the tennis courts and pool. Our staff has been instructed to sign-up guests and charge members a guest fee if any member fails to register his/her guests.
  3. Fees are payable in cash at the time of your visit or may be charged to your member account.
  4. If bringing more than 6 guests at one time or hosting any sort of special event (eg. birthday party), you must make arrangements with the manager at least two days in advance of your visit.
  5. Members may bring the same guest no more than twice/season, unless that individual is an overnight house guest of the member and resides more than 60 miles from Chapel Hill. Additionally, no person may use the facilities as a guest more than twice/season.
  6. Guest fees will not be charged for adult childcare providers when accompanying a member’s child or attending with the member family. Please notify the manager of any full-time nannies, au pairs, or caregivers who should be added to the pool roster.
  7. Guest fees will not be charged for out-of-town relatives while residing with a member family, or visiting grandparents when accompanying the family.
  8. It is recommended that each family review its own “guest rules” prior to the pool season to fully understand this policy and avoid any “surprise” charges to your account.

IMPORTANT NOTICE: All children who are not fully toilet trained must wear rubber pants with elasticized waist and legs over swim diapers.  Disposable diapers, cloth diapers and/or plastic pants alone may not be worn in the pool for sanitary reasons.  Children not properly attired will not be allowed to enter the pool. Swim diapers are available for sale at the pool desk.

Diving Rules

  1. Age 8 or under must pass the swim test to use the diving board.
  2. Only one person may be on diving board or step at a time.
  3. Make sure swimmers are clear from diving area before diving or jumping.
  4. No running on diving board.
  5. Dive or jump straight off the end of the board.
  6. Divers may not go to the end of the board and return.
  7. Plan your dive. After entry, arms up, head up, steer up.
  8. Only one bounce is permitted.
  9. After diving, swim directly to the nearest ladder and exit the pool.
  10. No goggles, masks or flotation devices may be worn on the board.
  11. Permission required to swim or play in the deep end.
  12. Diving blocks are for swim team and swim lessons only.
  13. It is not permissible to “catch” a person going off the diving board.

Wading Pool Rules

  1. NO LIFEGUARD ON DUTY. Adults are responsible for the safety of their children.
  2. An adult must be present in wading pool area with their child at all times.
  3. To prevent serious energy, do not allow children in wading pool area if drain cover is broken or missing.
  4. Gate must be latched after entry and exit.
  5. Please check diapers often. Changing of diapers should be done in restrooms.
  6. All children who are not fully toilet trained must wear rubber pants with elasticized waist and legs over swim diapers.
  7. No children over the age of 6 permitted.