WHEN NO LIFEGUARD IS ON DUTY State Law requires that children under the age of 14 must be supervised by an adult while using the swimming pool. Children under the age of 14 must be supervised at all times by an adult while using the hot tub. When lifeguards are on duty they will be clearing the pool and outdoor hot tub of children under the age of 14 every hour on the hour for 10 minutes. Thank you for your cooperation.
When lifeguards are on duty, they will be clearing the pool and outdoor hot tub of children under the age of 14 every hour on the hour for 10 minutes. This will be a reminder for the children to use the restroom, re-hydrate and reapply sunscreen. It is mandatory that the children leave the pool and hot tub area. Adults and children in swim lessons will not be required to get out of the pool.
- When there is NO lifeguard on duty: Children under age 14 must be accompanied by an adult (over age 18) to use the swimming pool or hot tub, regardless of having a “safe swimmer badge” or not. This is a California State Law as well as a Club rule.
- When lifeguards are on duty: Children age 10 and under must be accompanied by an adult (over age 18) to use the swimming pool or hot tub. If the child has a Harbor Bay Club “Safe Swimmer Badge” with them at the pool, parents must be in attendance with them in the pool area at all times but do not need to be in the water. Children age 11-13 that have a “safe swimmer badge” do not need an adult in attendance with them in the pool area, but an adult must remain on HBC property at all times. Club lifeguards are available to test children for these badges. All other children, regardless of age who have not tested water safe, must be attended by an adult in the water.
- When the lifeguard is off duty, ALL UNATTENDED children under age 14 must clear the pool and vacate the area.
- Swimmers who have not tested water safe by a lifeguard who are playing in the pool or on the pool steps are REQUIRED to have an adult in the water with them, watching them, even when a lifeguard is on duty. A parent or guardian must remain within arm’s reach of swimmers without a “safe swimmer badge” at all times.
- Hanging, sitting or playing on the lane lines is prohibited.
- Glass containers are prohibited from the pool and hot tub areas.
- All swimmers must wear appropriate swim attire while in the pool. Cutoffs and/or T-shirts, basketball shorts, etc are prohibited.
- Running, pushing, shoving, splashing, rough play, balls, frisbees, water guns or other toys are prohibited in or around the pool.
- Only front jumps are permitted. Absolutely NO DIVING is allowed.
- Water wings, noodles, tubes, air mattresses and boats are not allowed in the pool. Kick boards and pull floats are allowed in lap lanes for swimming purposes only.
- Children requiring the assistance of floatation devices are only allowed to wear U.S. Coast Guard approved floatation devices. Children wearing floatation devices must have an adult in the water with them at all times.
- Children in diapers must be wearing a swim diaper at all times when in the pool.
- Swimmers must shower before entering the pool and/or hot tub.
- No food or gum allowed in the pool.
- Lap swimmers must share a lane if all other lanes are occupied.
- The first 2 lanes are considered “open swim” and handicap lanes, please be courteous to those that need to share these lanes.
- No Alcoholic beverages are allowed in the hot tub or hot tub area.
Failure to adhere to any of the above rules or additional rules posted in the pool area will result in expulsion from the pool area for the remainder of the day. Only one (1) warning will be given.
The safety of your children is the primary concern of our staff. When there is no lifeguard on duty, we would appreciate parent cooperation in following these rules.