The primary responsibility of the Aquatic Staff is to ensure the safety and enjoyment of our pools by the members. Our staff is fully trained in life guarding procedures, first aid, CPR-PR, and the use of an automated external defibrillator (AED). The Aquatic Staff follow specific procedures in the event of an emergency, no matter how insignificant the incident may appear. On occasion, these procedures may interrupt or affect routine use of the pool. Your cooperation is appreciated in these situations.
Members will access the Aquatic Facility through the main entrance of the building except when otherwise posted. All Guests (including children) must be registered.
- Diving is prohibited.
- Running is prohibited.
- All swimmers must wear appropriate swimwear.
- Swimwear attire must be completely covered and shoes worn when entering the club.
- Pets are prohibited.
- The use of any electronic device with audible speakers is prohibited.
- Horseplay (e.g. dunking, pushing, hard splashing) or any other act deemed unsafe or inappropriate is prohibited.
- Large 'super soaker' guns are prohibited.
- Parents and caregivers have the primary responsibility for the safety of their children while they are in the Aquatics facility.
- Children under 14 years of age must be accompanied by a responsible caregiver (18 years of age or older) at all times.
- Children under the age of 14 years of age must use the Family Locker Room.
- Children may be required to complete a swim evaluation in order to determine the degree of supervision required.
- Children who cannot swim without assistance must be accompanied by an adult or responsible caregiver who is in the water with the child and who is no more than an arm's length away.
- Small children who are not fully toilet trained must wear a swim diaper, rubber pants, and a swimsuit.
- Disposable diapers are prohibited in the water.
- The consumption of alcohol or possession of alcohol by minors is prohibited by law. HAC Staff will enforce all rules imposed by the Delaware ABC Board, and may prohibit or restrict anyone's use of the pool if it is determined by the staff that such use would be unsafe for that person or others.
- Food and beverage may be consumed anywhere on the pool deck, but not in the pool itself.
Glass containers are prohibited.
- ONLY US Coast Guard rated flotation devices are permitted.
- Children wearing an approved flotation device MUST be accompanied by an adult or responsible caregiver who is in the water with the child and no more than an arm's length away.
- No water wings allowed.
- Inclement Weather - Swimming is not permitted during a thunderstorm or lightening. Swimmers must exit the pool area and the pool will remain closed until the storm has passed.
- Swim Meets - The Outdoor Pool closes during home swim meets.
- Club Events - Holiday and Social Events may alter the pool hours of operation or limit access to sections of the pool area. Details will be publicized in advance of these events.
- Accidents - Accidents involving contamination of the water may require closure of the pool. The severity of the accident and the time required to restore proper sanitary conditions will determine the length of the pool closure.
- Diving into the leisure pool is prohibited.
- Back flips, front flips, jumping backwards or other maneuvers deemed unsafe by the Aquatic Staff are prohibited.
- Hanging, sitting, grabbing or pulling on the floating lane lines is prohibited.
- As many as three or four swimmers may share a lap lane - circle swimming is encouraged. Swimmers in lanes should always swim to the right.
- Diving into the lap pool is prohibited, except during swim meets or swim instruction.
- Children are permitted to swim laps as long as they are able to swim one length of the pool safely without stopping. Also, children must continue to swim without disruption to other swimmers.
- Swimmers should not cut through the lap lanes.
- Use of the teaching pool is reserved for scheduled lessons and programs.
- Permission must be granted by the Aquatics Director for any other usage.
- Adults are welcome to use the teaching pool for therapy while other lessons and programs are not in progress.
- All riders must be at least 42" tall in order to ride the waterslide.
- Maximum operational load 1 person, 130 kg (300 pounds)
- No combs or foreign objects are allowed in pockets and no jewelry can be worn while riding the slide. No cut off jeans, only swim suits allowed.
- Running, standing, kneeling, rotating, tumbling or stopping in the slide is prohibited.
- Riders must enter the slide in a sitting position and wait for instructions from the Aquatics Staff stationed at the slide starter tub.
- All riders must ride feet first while sitting upright. Absolutely no riding on stomach or headfirst is permitted.
- Riders should lie on their back with arms crossed across their chest with their legs crossed at the ankles.
- Horseplay is prohibited.
- Diving or flipping while exiting is prohibited.
- Use of the slide while under the influence of alcohol or drugs is prohibited.
- Use of the slide by more than one person at a time is prohibited. Absolutely no trains or chains of riders are permitted.
- No tubes, mats, or life vests are permitted on the waterside.
- Riders must be in good health. Pregnant women or individuals with heart or back conditions or other serious health issues should not use this ride.
- Failure to obey the instructions of the slide staff is prohibited.
- Head first sliding at any time is prohibited.
- Failure to keep hands inside the slide is prohibited.
- Failure to leave the catch pool promptly while exiting from the slide is prohibited.
- The use of any clothing on the slide other than the usual swimwear is prohibited.
Club Management reserves the right to remove any person causing disorderly, objectionable, or unsafe behavior in the Aquatics facility.
Club Management reserves the right to close any pool at any time.