Rules and Regulations

Sheridan Swim Club Rules and Regulations 

The following Rules and Regulations are for the protection and benefit of all members and their guests. These rules have been established to insure safe and sanitary operation of the pool facilities. Parents are requested to caution their children to observe and obey all rules and instructions of the club manager and Sheridan staff. These rules will be strictly enforced with a warning being placed in the members file for the first offense and a suspension for any subsequent violation of the rules and regulations stated in this document or posted at Sheridan Swim Club.

  1. Pool and facility use will be restricted to club members in good standing and their guests.
  1. Pool Hours Vary by season. Check the website or contact the club office.
  • The outdoor pools open Memorial Day Weekend.
  • The indoor pool is open all year during regular club hours.
  • The pools will be closed when necessary for maintenance, also at the discretion of the manager.
  1. Member Classifications and Privileges
  • Each membership card is to be used only by the person whose name it was issued to. Any member who allows another person to use his, her or a third parties membership to gain entry to the pool grounds will be subject to suspension or privileges.
  • Children under 14 years of age must be accompanied by a person 16 years or older.
  • Any child under 10 left at the pool in the care of a responsible person who is not a member of the child’s own family must be reported to the Welcome Desk. The Desk personnel will then file that child’s name with the person attending them.
  • After 6 pm Children under 14 years of age must be accompanied by a person 18 years old or older.
  • Use of the Training Pool is limited to children 8 and under. Any child using the Training Pool must be supervised by a responsible person, 16 or older.
  1. Rules of Conduct
  • Members are expected to drive slowly and carefully on swim club property. No faster than 5 miles per hour.
  • Parking is permitted in the Club parking lot or in the grassy area west and south of the outdoor pools.
  • Personal property left on pool premises after pool closing in September will become property of the Club and will be disposed of or donated.
  • No smoking or vaping is permitted in the club or within the fenced areas. An area is available northwest of the building only.
  1. Guests
  • Each family member will be entitled to guest passes, which can be purchased for $7.00 from the front desk. A member may purchase a booklet of 10 passes for $50.00.
  • A guest MUST be accompanied by a member 14 years of age or older.
  • A guest may use the club facility unlimited times per year if purchasing a guest pass and accompanied by host member.
  • Members between the ages of 14 and 18 are limited to two guest per day.
  • Members over the age of 18 are allowed up to five guest per day.
  • A guest must be registered at the front desk (with the proper amount of valid guest passes) upon entering the pool. Any guest found entering without passes will be asked to leave and the associated member will be suspended.
  • No One Will be admitted without guest pass and hosting member at any time.
  • Six or more guests must be approved by the manager. All guests must be accompanied by a member.
  • Management reserves the right to deny any guest at any time.
  • Full-time babysitters (1 per family) may accompany children in place of parent when the parents are unable to accompany their children. The member must register the full-time babysitter with the club on their membership application. If the babysitter comes with the member, they are treated as a guest.
  1. Health and Safety
  • The lifeguards are responsible for enforcing club rules and regulations and making sure all aquatic areas are safe.
  • There will be a 10-minute guard break/adult swim every hour for the outdoor pools. Only swimmers age 18 years and older will be allowed in the pools during guard break. Children 2 and under, accompanied by an adult may also enter pools during guard break.
  • Children under 14 years of age must be accompanied by a person 16 years or older.
  • IL State Law PROHIBITS food in the pools and on deck surrounding pools. Food is permitted in the shelters separate from the pool deck.
  • IL State Law PROHIBITS glassware on the pool deck.
  • No person under the age of 18 may enter the outdoor pool(s) without Adult Supervision. Swim Team minors must be accompanied by parent or coach.
  • Smoking/vaping will not be permitted in the club, pool or on the concrete apron surrounding the pools.
  • Admission to the pool may be refused to anyone with a cold, cough, inflamed eyes, infectious, wearing bandages or with open wounds or rashes.
  • No pets will be allowed on Club property.
  • No glass containers of any kind will be permitted on Club property. Cans and plastic containers are acceptable.
  • No running, pushing, wrestling, or causing undue disturbances in or about the pool or club property will be permitted.
  • No skateboards, scooters, roller blades, bicycles, etc. permitted on pool grounds.
  • All floating devices such as inflated tubes, water wings, etc. or under water masks or snorkels are prohibited on the diving boards. In the Training Pool inflatables will be permitted at the discretion of the manager or lifeguard on duty.
  • No rigid plastic or metal toys will be allowed in the pools. No children’s toys having any dimension under 5 inches nor any child’s toy having removable parts under 5 inches shall be allowed in the pools.
  • Swimmers must not stand or sit on the pool’s ropes.
  • The pool, pool deck and all grass areas must be cleared immediately during a thunderstorm, tornado or other hazardous conditions as determined by the pool manager, desk staff or head lifeguard.
  • Any person using the pool must wear normal bathing attire. No blue jeans, overalls, cutoffs, ragged shorts or thong bathing suits will be permitted.
  • Infants must wear bathing suits and swim diaper while in the pools.
  • No foul or offensive language will be permitted.
  • Rafts are permitted only in the 50-meter pool.
  1. Diving Regulations
  • Diving is permitted in the 12ft. diving area only.
  • Only one person is permitted on the diving unit at any time.
  • Divers shall not dive until the previous diver has cleared the area below the board and are on ladder.
  • Excessive bouncing on the board is prohibited. One bounce only.
  • Making running dives from the deck area is prohibited.
  • No backwards dives or jumping off the diving board backwards will be permitted.
  • Toys and goggles are not permitted on diving boards
  • Diving from the sides of the board are not permitted.
  • Diving from the sides of the 12ft. diving area is not permitted.
  • There shall be no retrieving of objects from the bottom of the diving well unless authorized by the lifeguard on duty when the diving well not in use.
  1. General
  • All accidents must be reported to the manager and/or lifeguard/desk staff.
  • The club will not be responsible for loss or damage to personal property left at the pool.
  • All suggestions, comments or concerns must be in writing, signed and delivered to the Board of Directors, 3915 South 24th Street, Quincy, IL 62305. Emails will be accepted at
  • The manager, lifeguards, desk staff and attendants, during pool hours are in full charge and obligated to enforce all rules and regulations. Any infraction may result in suspension up to five days by the manager or assistant. The Board of Directors reserves the right for further action.
  • Any problems or criticisms concerning the managers of the club must be in written form and sent to the Board of Directors.
  • Members should avoid distracting lifeguards on duty by unnecessary conversation.
  • Loitering in the snack bar, breezeway, welcome desk or locker rooms is prohibited.
  • These rules may be revised at any time by the Board of Directors.
  •  There will be one meeting per year of the General Membership. Members area strongly encouraged to attend these meetings.
  1. Policy Regarding Unscheduled Closing of Pools

The manager will under the following conditions, close the pool use for the following reasons:

  • If storm conditions create a clearing of the pools, and there is no sign of weather clearing.
  • If a situation arises that would jeopardize the health or safety of members and/or guests.
  • If air or water temperatures are too low.
  • When thunder or lightning is seen or heard all pools and decks must be cleared for 30 minutes in accordance with IL State Law.
  1. General Guidelines and Information for Parties and Shelter House Reservations.
  • If you are interested in a Scout or Church party, reservations must be made at the Welcome Desk. There is a charge is for non-members that will be in attendance. Please adhere to the two-hour limit, so others can also enjoy the club.
  • Day time parties are a reservation fee of $75.00 for members and $100.00 for non-members for a two-hour period up to 25 guests. For any additional hour(s) requested there will an additional fee of $20.00 per hour. If more guests are coming an additional lifeguard will be needed and extra fees will apply.
  • Please note that during winter hours there may be more than one party in the club house at a time.
  1. Membership Agreement –

By signing the Membership Application, you have agreed to maintain a 12-month consecutive membership with Sheridan Swim Club. If your membership with Sheridan Swim Club is terminated for any reason up to the 365th day of your agreement, you agree to compensate Sheridan Swim Club the full promised amount of the annual membership price. In the event an attorney and/or collector are employed to enforce the terms of this agreement, you agree to reimburse Sheridan Swim Club for attorney and/or collector fees incurred.

12. Member Installment Plan

New or Existing members of Sheridan Swim Club may pay the following years dues on a monthly installment plan. If there is any increase in dues, you will be invoiced for the remaining amount. Payments by either Visa or Master Card may have an administrative fee added. This fee will be disclosed if assessed. All members are required to sign a 12-month membership contract.

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