Baby Pool, Non-swimmer & Unaccompanied Swimmer Rules
All non-swimmers must be within arm’s reach of an adult swimmer (16+) at all times, and are the responsibility of their adult guardian.
The ratio of non-swimmers to guardians in the pool must be one to one. The only exception is in the kid pool/ beach area.
The baby pool area should be used by children who are 5 or younger, and their supervising adults (16+).
A person of any age is considered a “swimmer” if they are able to complete one lap ( 25 yards) of strong swimming, followed by 60 seconds of treading water. A lifeguard will administer this test at your request and has full discretion to decide if it has been passed. A lifeguard also has the option to request a swim test of a child he sees struggling.
If the lifeguard determines that a non-swimmer does not have adequate supervision or that unsafe conditions exist, they have the discretion to prohibit further pool use until adequate supervision becomes available and/or the unsafe conditions are resolved.
Swim diapers are required for all children not completely toilet trained. Those responsible for accidents in the pool may be fined at the discretion of the Board. Repeat offenses may result in termination of membership.
Children under the age of 6 must be accompanied in the bathrooms.
All children under the age of 9 must be accompanied and supervised by an adult (16+) while at OPP.
Children over the age of 9 may be at the pool unattended, but first must pass the swimming test given by the lifeguards and complete the registration card at the lifeguard shack. This card must also be signed by a parent or guardian. Each time a child aged 9 -15 will be at the pool unaccompanied he must move the registration card to the unaccompanied box located at the guard shack and return it to the registration box at the end of the day. Please note, an unaccompanied child cannot have a guest with them unless accompanied by an adult over the age of 16.
All unaccompanied children must follow pool rules and lifeguard instructions. Lifeguards have the authority to call parents to pick up a child if they cannot follow pool rules. Please pick up your child before pool closing time.