Rules

Ensuring the best experience for all our members!

Ensuring the best experience for all our members!

What to know

These rules have been made to protect your health and safety. Please review them before coming to the pool.

The manager may dismiss any person from the pool or end a membership for due cause at any time.  Fraudulent information will also lead to cancellation of membership.  Pool and Club activities may be dangerous.  Members must have signed the Participant Agreement to participate in pool activities.  Participate at your own risk.  All Members and Guests agree to abide by the following rules: 

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Covid Rules Addendum

These policies and procedures will be in effect while Delaware County designation is “yellow phase”.  We will reassess policies and procedures when designation is green. 

If the Governor places us back into the “red phase” no refunds will be issued.

COVID-19 WARNING

  • The danger of exposure to the coronavirus that causes COVID-19 exists.
  • By entering the pool, you take responsibility for your own protection and for disinfecting your hands and anything you touch.
  • Do not use the pool if you have a cough, fever or other symptoms of illness.
  • Maintain at least 6 feet between you and other people who are not part of your household.
  • Wear a face covering when you are not in the pool.

We are requesting that you follow the CDC policy, and kindly ask if you are displaying symptoms of sickness (such as the common cold, any flu symptoms, or general symptoms of illness) to please stay home and wait until you are symptom-free before visiting both Hidden Hollow & Knowlton Swim Clubs.

Participate at your own risk.  All Members and Guests agree to abide by all rules.  The following rules supersede the standard club rules.  All club rules are still in effect.   

SOCIAL DISTANCING Parents / Caregivers (not lifeguards) are responsible for ensuring children social distance during the time at the clubs; both in and out of the pool.  Parents should have a discussion with children before their first visit to ensure they understand the importance of respecting other members’ boundaries.  Members from the same household are not expected to be practicing social distancing with each other.  Maintain at least 6 feet between you and other members who are not part of your household. 

MASKS All members age 2 and older will be required to wear a mask to enter the facility. Masks will not be required in the pool or while social distancing. Dispose all masks and gloves in the proper receptacles. 

GUESTS are permitted upon opening.  We reserve the right to limit guests on any day.

LIMITED NUMBERS PERMITTED AT ONE TIME We will limit the number of people permitted in the facility at any one time to allow for social distancing.  MEMBERS MUST CHECK IN AND OUT OF THE CLUB.  Be prepared for wait times.  

GROUP EVENTS All Special Events are cancelled.  No Birthday Parties or other gathering events will be permitted. Group games such as water volleyball, basketball etc.; which involves multiple people interacting within a close proximity shall be discontinued.

DISINFECTING Both Hidden Hollow & Knowlton Swim Club will be closed between 2 pm – 3 pm most days for disinfecting. 

BATHOUSE Showers will be closed.  Please use bathrooms only when necessary.  It would be preferred for members to wear bathing suits to and from the clubs. 

FURNITURE Chairs will not be provided.  Members must bring their own.  Storage will not be available.   

PLASTIC PANTS Children who are not toilet trained must wear pool-appropriate diapers in the baby pools with plastic pants over the diapers – no exceptions!  Children in diapers may not use the 25 or 50-meter pools at HHSC.  Plastic pants will be available at each pool for a nominal fee.  Huggies Swimmies also require plastic pants.  This rule will be strictly enforced. 

POOL USE No one is permitted in the pool unless a lifeguard is on duty. Do not use the pool if you have a cough, fever or other symptoms of illness.

TUBES No floating devices permitted ie: rafts, inter tubes unless approved by Management. 

LOST AND FOUND ITEMS will be thrown away at the end of each day.  If you think you left something at the pool, please call us or stop back by and pick it up. 

PARTICIPANT & COVID AGREEMENTS All members and guests will use the facility at their own risk.  All members and their guests must sign a Participant Agreement and a COVID Agreement releasing HHSC, KSC, and Linvilla Orchards from liability.

List of rules

Parking

Please park in the parking areas only.  Load and unload in marked areas and do not block loading zones.  Handicapped parking is provided at both pools.  

Admittance

Enter by the path from the parking area to the bathhouse.  Members will check-in with the phone number provided on membership application.  Pictures will be taken/updated on your first visit.  Memberships are NOT transferable.  

Guests

Guests must be accompanied by a member and must register and sign the Participant Agreement Form.

Young Children

Children under the age of 14 must be accompanied by an adult member at all times. 

Child Disciplinary Action

Manager may require parental supervision, membership suspension or revocation for any child under the age of 18 who does not follow the club rules.  

Baby Pools

An adult who will be responsible for their safety and conduct must accompany all children using the baby pools. The 1-foot depth cloverleaf pool at Hidden Hollow is to be used by children age 3 and under only.

Plastic Pants

Children who are not toilet trained must wear pool-appropriate diapers in the baby pools with plastic pants over the diapers – no exceptions!  Children in diapers may not use the 25 or 50-meter pools at HHSC.  Plastic pants will be available at each pool for a nominal fee.  Huggies Swimmies also require plastic pants.

Deep Water Badges

A child age 12 & under at either pool is entitled to take the badge test to be eligible to swim in the 25 or 50-meter pools.  Managers will be available at certain times to give the test.  After successfully passing the test, children 8 years of age or older will be given a Blue Badge and children under 8 will receive a Red Badge.  These badges must be worn at all times.

Pool Use

No one is permitted in the pool unless a lifeguard is on duty.

Lap Pool at Hidden Hollow

Lap swimming only in the 5 designated lanes. Swim team practices in this pool from 12:45pm - 3:45pm Monday to Friday through July.

Lifeguards

Conversations with the lifeguards on duty is strictly prohibited.

Bath House

The use of the showers before entering the pool is requested, especially after active sports.

Valuables

The club will not accept responsibility for belongings left in the dressing rooms or for the loss of or damage to personal property.

Safety and Enjoyment

Loudness, rudeness, dangerous games, horseplay, and vulgarity will not be permitted. This includes: running, wrestling, shoving, and dunking.

Running

Running on the pool decks and pathways is prohibited.

Slides

Use of the big slides at either pool requires riders to be minimum of 8 years of age and wearing a Blue Deep-Water Badge or a maximum of 270lb. or 6’5”.  Only one person at a time on each slide, ladder or slide platform.  Small slide at Knowlton is for 8 years of age or younger.  Use of the slides may be restricted. 

Diving Boards

Minimum of 8 years of age and wearing a Blue Deep-Water Badge is required for Platform Diving Boards.  One person at a time on each diving board, platform or ladder.  Diving and jumping must be from the ends of the boards.  No running on the boards.  The use of the ten-meter platform is restricted.

Ladders

Participants must face the ladders at all times while using them.

Tubes

No floating devices in the diving areas. Use in other areas is at discretion of the Manager.

Smoking

Smoking is permitted in designated areas only. Ashtrays will be provided.

Glass

Glass must be kept out of the entire facility and is strictly prohibited. 

Eating

Eating in the pool or on the decks surrounding the pool will not be permitted.

Alcoholic Beverages

The use or presence of alcoholic beverages or illegal drugs on the pool premises will not be tolerated.

Swim Team Events

Members are encouraged to use the other club during swim team events.  Visit Swim Team Page for Schedule.  

First Aid

All injuries must be reported to the management immediately.

Inclement Weather

Either or both pools may be closed if the temperature drops below 68 degrees or if there is a thunderstorm. Visit our Swim Club Calendar Page for updates.  

Participant Agreement

All members and guests will use the facility at their own risk. All members and their guests must sign a Participant Agreement releasing HHSC, KSC, and Linvilla Orchards from liability.

Personal Business Transactions

No personal business transactions may be conducted at either swim club.  All transactions must be approved by the club managers.  ie: private lessons, coaching, daycare's, etc.  

Pets

Pets are NOT permitted at either club.