Pool Rules & Regulations

Beacon Hill Pool is community-owned and operated under the following rules, regulations, and municipal by-laws.

PLEASE REFER TO SPECIAL RULES CHANGES FOR THE SUMMER 2022 REGARDING COVID-19


Admission and guests
All members must provide a photo to be kept on file at the pool. Photographs of regular babysitters should be included with those of the family. Upon entrance to the pool, photos will be checked by leaders or lifeguards to ensure that all people using the pool are members. Any person who is accompanied by a member may come to Beacon Hill pool as a guest. The admission price is $5.00 per person and all guest must sign in upon entrance to pool. Each guest is permitted a maximum of 3 visits. After that, we hope that they enjoy the pool so much they will become members! Special arrangements can be made for long term visitors from out of town.
Age Restriction for Children Unaccompanied by an Adult
Children under 10 years of age must be accompanied by an adult including during lessons and team practices. Babysitters must be at least 14 years of age or older. Babysitters are not eligible to participate in any programs unless they are a member.
Safety rules
  1. Do not run or push on the pool deck
  2. Do not dive or jump from the sides of the pool. Diving is permitted in the deep end
  3. Only one person at a time is permitted on the diving board. Do not leave the board until the preceding diver reaches the ladder
  4. Swimming is not permitted in the deep end when it is being used for diving
  5. Do not talk to or distract the lifeguards while they are on chair
  6. The stairs leading to the upper lifeguards office must be kept clear at all times
  7. Children are not permitted on deck during adult swim except in the wading pool area
  8. Skateboards, rollerblades, roller shoes, scooters and bikes may not be used in the pool area
3m Diving board
Swimmers must be 10 years of age or older to use the 3m (high) diving board. The diver must jump/dive straight ahead, no jumping to the side is permitted at any time. Lifeguards reserve the right to close the high diving board at their discretion.
Baby pool
The baby pool is for children age 5 and under, all children must be accompanied by an adult (parent or guardian, at least 14 years of age). Beacon Hill Pool will post a Lifeguard in the Baby Pool area to increase pool safety. Although the Baby pool will be open to members for most of the pool's opening hours (see schedule) it will generally be closed when Beacon Hill hosts a swim meet, water polo games, diving meets, and most social events. AT NO TIME CAN A CHILD BE LEFT ALONE WITH A LIFEGUARD.
Inflatables and toys
Inflatable toys and balls are only permitted in the 25m pool during “Rubber Ducky” swim time. Balls can be obtained from the lifeguards upon request and are dependent upon availability. The use of water polo balls is allowed during scheduled practice times. On exception, lifeguards may permit water polo balls outside these hours, if deemed safe. Toys are permitted in the baby pool at all times.

Please remember that the use of any flotation device is not a substitute proper supervision. When allowed children must wear a government-approved flotation device. Water wings or a bum bubble do not float the child in a position which prevents water from entering their mouth if unattended. This reduces the chance of an unintended incident due to inattention. There are two life jackets available to borrow. Please inquire at the guard shack.
Lifejackets
Certified lifejackets may be used during free swim if an adult of 18 years or older is within arm reach at all times. One adult may not have more than 2 children in lifejackets with them in the water at one time. Inflatable arm supports, bubbles and swim suits with inserted flotation panels are not permitted.
Parking
In order to be a good neighbor, please use the parking lot on the west side of the building belonging to Beacon Hill school. The area on the east side of the chalet is to be kept clear of cars at all times for emergency purposes.
Bicycles
All bicycles must be placed in the bicycle racks provided. We recommend the use of bike locks and ask that the area near the chalet and stairs be kept free of bicycles.
Refunds and membership cancellation
After the pool opens for the season, there are no cancellations of membership.
Health regulations
  1. Members should shower before entering the pool
  2. No one with open sores, skin disease or communicable disease may use the pool
  3. No spitting, urinating or nose-blowing in the pool
  4. No smoking in the pool, on deck or in the dressing rooms
  5. No glass containers at the pool. Please restrict food to the grass area
  6. Streets shoes may be worn on the pool deck away from the pool, outside the blue line
  7. No animals are allowed inside the pool fence
  8. Diapers may not be worn in the water. Swimming diapers are required for non-potty trained infants and toddlers
  9. Waste must be placed in the garbage cans or recycling boxes
Lifeguard whistle signals
  • 1 short whistle-infraction, please look at the lifeguard
  • 2 short whistles-minor emergency
  • 3 short whistles-major emergency, stop and listen to the lifeguard’s instructions
  • 1 long whistle-end of swim period, clear the pool Emergency pool clearing drills may occur from time to time
Miscellaneous
  1. Courtesy for others is expected from all. Profanity will not be tolerated
  2. Any member found defacing or destroying property belonging to the Beacon Hill Swimming Pool Club will be suspended
  3. Any regulation not previously dealt with shall be left to the discretion of the pool managers
  4. Please keep your membership contact information up-to-date.
Parties, events, and group visits
  1. Parties or group events can be organized during non-peak hours on days without any other scheduled events. They are never exclusive, other members will be present.
  2. Scheduling is done in person with the manager, Andrew Burcar.
  3. There needs to be at a minimum one adult in the party or team who is a member of the pool. That person also needs to be present at the event and be responsible for collecting and paying for the group.
  4. In the case of younger participants/weaker swimmers there is a wading pool. No floatation devices allowed.
  5. Cost per swimming guest is $5.00.
  6. Use of the BBQ is an additional 15.00 flat.
  7. Tables and chairs are available.
  8. The group is responsible for napkins. cutlery, etc. and to leave the pool area as they found it.
  9. No alcohol permitted.

COVID-19

The following Rules are in place for the Summer 2022 in order to comply with Regulatory Guidelines and to ensure the safety of all members, staff and guests. It is your responsibility to ensure these rules are being adhered to. Failure to respect these rules will result in member(s) being asked to leave the pool premise, partial or complete shut down of activities, and could result in loss of access privileges.

These rules supersede any existing pool rules, should a discrepancy exist and are subject to change.


GENERAL RULE CHANGES
  • Any person who is, or has a member of their household who is, experiencing any cold or flu-like symptoms, or has tested positive for Covid-19, will not attend any Beacon Hill Swimming Pool Club activities, programs or services until confirmation of a negative test result and symptoms have passed.
  • Masks required to be worn while indoors (washrooms)
  • Members are encouraged to maintain social distancing