Kenmont Swim & Tennis Club

 

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Kenmont Swimming Pool Regulations

**See the Kenmont Member Guide for the complete list of Kenmont rules and regulations**

Kenmont Swim and Tennis Club has implemented the Red Cross Water Competency Test. Safety is a priority at Kenmont and we want to ensure a safe and fun environment for children and parents. 

Children under 45 inches tall must be able to demonstrate these water competencies in order to swim unaccompanied in the diving well or lap pool:

  • Swim comfortably 25 yards without touching the bottom or sides of the pool.
  • Jump into water that is over the child’s head and return to the surface.
  • Tread water for one minute; turn on their back, float briefly, exit water.

See the Red Cross web site for more information.

Pool use restrictions:


  1. Any child less than 45 inches tall must pass the swimming test to swim unaccompanied in the diving well or in the lap pool.
  2. Children less than 45 inches tall who have not passed the swim test must be accompanied by someone who is at least 15 years of age and who is in the water (within arm's reach) while they are in the diving well or the lap pool.
  3. The swim test is not required for children who are 45 inches or taller. However, all children are encouraged to take the swim test if they are unsure of their ability.

Youth Swimmer Identification

Children who have taken and passed the swim test will be given a wristband that must be worn if the child is unaccompanied in the diving well or the lap pool during the duration of the summer. Children less than 45 inches tall who have not passed the test may not wear a wristband and will not be allowed in the pool unless accompanied by a person 15 years or older.

Children who have passed their swim test must bring the wristband with them each time they come to swim to gain access to the whole pool. Additional bands may be purchased for $1 for children who have passed the test but who have lost their wrist band.


Lifeguard Responsibilities

Swim testing will be offered regularly according to a posted schedule.
Swim testing in addition to posted schedule may be conducted upon request at the discretion of the pool manager if sufficient Lifeguard supervision is present to allow for a Lifeguard to conduct testing. Lifeguards should make reasonable efforts to accommodate testing for guests so that they may fully enjoy the pool based on their abilities.


Unsupervised children who are less than 45 inches in height will be removed from deep water at the Lifeguard's discretion.



Admission to the Facility


  • All members and their guests must check in at the guard shack.
  • Members must be Active, paid in full for the current season, and be in possession of their ID card.
  • Guests must be accompanied by a member and use a Guest Pass. They are $5 each
    and can be purchased from the attendant at the entrance.
  • Children 12 years of age or younger must be accompanied and supervised by a responsible person 15 years of age or older.
  • Members must be 16 years of age or older to bring a guest.
  • Access to and use of any part of the facility is during posted hours only.
  • Tennis court rules are posted on the tennis courts.


General Safety and Health Rules

  • All members and their guests must follow all directions of the lifeguards and management staff at all times.
  • No glass bottles or glass containers anywhere on Kenmont property.
  • No running, horseplay, or ball throwing in or around the pool or in the clubhouse.
  • No eating or drinking on the pool deck, except for water in plastic containers.Smoking is permitted in the parking lot only.
  • Skateboards, bicycles, scooters and inline skates are not allowed.
  • Please shower before entering the pool.
  • People with infections or open sores should not enter the pool.
  • First-aid and emergency procedures will be directed by the lifeguards.
  • Inclement weather may require evacuation of the pool and deck, per county law.
  • “Adult Swim”  time is reserved for those 15 years of age and older.
  • Children who are not toilet trained must wear rubber pants and swim diapers.
  • Use of any and all parts of the Kenmont facility is at your own risk.


Main Pool / Diving Well Rules

  • Diving is allowed only in the diving well.
  • Backward jumping or diving from the deck into the pool is prohibited.
  • One person at a time on the diving board. Mount board only when diving well is empty.
  • Only one bounce is permitted on the diving board; no running dives.
  • Non-Coast Guard flotation devices are allowed only during Raft Night hours.
  • Any raft or flotation device may be removed by a lifeguard at any time.


Wading Pool Rules


  • Use of the wading pool is restricted to children 6 years of age and younger.
  • All children must at all times be accompanied and directly supervised by an adult.
  • Children who are not toilet trained must wear rubber pants and swim diapers.


Lap Pool Rules


  • Use of the lap pool is restricted to swimming laps. No recreational swimming allowed.
  • Swimmers must share lanes designated as lap lanes, with the slowest swimmer in the lane setting the pace.
  • Lifeguards reserve the right to move swimmers.


Clubhouse Rules


  • No running; floors may be slippery. Please dry off before entering.
  • Children 6 and under must be accompanied by an adult in the locker rooms.
  • Access to the guard shack, loft, offices, pump rooms, and kitchen is restricted.


Birthday Parties/Group Events


  • Reservations for birthday parties or other group events should be made two weeks in advance via email to board@kenmont.com. Please do not plan an event during busy times such as holidays, and after 5:00 pm any Friday, Saturday or Sunday.
  • You will be asked to change the date/time if multiple parties are already scheduled for the same day, or if the group size is too large to be accommodated on the requested date/time.
  • Please provide a complete list guests to the front desk, including whether they are members or non-members, along with payment. If someone is not on the list, please be at the front gate when they arrive.
  • Please be courteous to other members when using the picnic area and tables for your guests.
  • The refrigerator/freezer in the clubhouse kitchen may be used to store the birthday cake.

Failure to follow these rules may result in removal from the pool or the facility, or suspension or loss of membership without refund.


Approved by Kensington Heights Recreation Association, Inc. Board of Directors