13.1. Pool Attire and Showers. All pool and whirlpool users must wear family-appropriate swimwear and shower before entering the pools or whirlpools.
(a) Non-swimmers and children under 13 may only use the pools during family swim hours but must be directly supervised by an adult. The supervising adult must (1) be within arm’s reach of non-swimmers and (2) maintain sight of proficient swimmers at all times. If a child under 13 is enrolled in a VillaSport-staffed program, a supervising adult must (1) check the child into the Club and (2) sign the child in and out of the program with the relevant staff. Children must be signed out of the program on a timely basis. A late charge may be incurred per child for tardiness.
(b) Children should not be changed or dressed on the pool deck; please use the Family Locker Room.
13.3 Swim Diapers and Swim Pants. Swimmers who are incontinent or not fully toilet trained must wear VillaSport-approved swim diapers with a tight-fitting protective covering. Acceptable products are available at the Club Shop.
13.4 Illness. For the health of our members and guests, swimmers should not enter the pools if they are ill or have been ill within the previous 48 hours, or if they have skin lesions, lacerations or wounds.
13.5 Life Jackets, Water Wings and Flotation Devices. Life jackets, water wings and arm flotation devices are permitted in the pools. A supervising adult must maintain direct eyesight and stay within arm’s reach of swimmers and non-swimmers using such devices.
13.6. Lap Pools. The indoor lap pool is available to adults and children who are proficient swimmers and can swim laps. Children under 14 must be directly supervised by an adult. The supervising adult must maintain sight of proficient swimmers at all times. The outdoor lap pool is available to adults. Please reference the pool schedules for the lap swim hours.
13.7. Lap Swimming Etiquette. Prior to entering a lane with a swimmer, the swimmer must let the person swimming in that lane know that he/she is entering the lane. If only two people are swimming in the lane, swimmers may swim side-by-side. If more than two swimmers desire to use a lane, then the swimmers must swim in a circle using the right side of the lane. When passing another swimmer, the swimmer should use the left side of the lane when clear. Slower swimmers should let faster swimmers pass at the wall. The Club may segregate swimmers by speed by posting signs at each lane.
13.8. Waterslides. Children must be at least 48” in height to use the large waterslides. Non-swimmers may not use the large waterslides. The small waterslides have no height requirement.
13.9. Pool Toys. Snorkels and fins are allowed for lap swimming only. Mermaid tails and monofins are not permitted in the pools at any time. Soft-shelled water guns are allowed in the recreation pools. Inflatable toys over 36” in diameter and hard-shelled water guns are not permitted. Lifeguards may restrict the use of pool toys at any time.
13.10. Pool Chairs, Umbrellas and Tables. Pool chairs, umbrellas and tables are available on a first-come, first-served basis. Saving chairs and tables is not permitted. Pool towels left unattended for 30 minutes may be removed. Unclaimed personal items will be placed in Lost and Found at the end of each day. People may bring their own chairs, but not umbrellas or tables.
13.11. Casabella Rentals. A limited number of casabellas are available for use by members and their guests in the outdoor pool area. Additional details on casabella rentals are available at the Concierge Desk. Members and guests may not occupy an empty casabella for which they have not paid a rental fee.
13.12. Food and Beverages. Chewing gum and outside food and beverages (other than water in closed, non-breakable containers) are not allowed in the pool areas. Any food must be kept at least four feet from the water’s edge (pools and whirlpools). No glassware is permitted in any of the pool or whirlpool areas.
13.13. Inclement Weather. In the case of inclement weather, the outdoor pool area may be cleared for a segment of time or the remainder of the day. The Club may elect not to open the outdoor pool area if the forecast for the majority of the day indicates inclement weather.
13.14. Safety Breaks. During family swim times, the recreation pools, waterslides and family indoor/outdoor whirlpool will be cleared at the start of each hour for a guard inspection. A whistle will be blown to signify clearing of the pools, waterslides and whirlpool, and a second whistle will be blown to reconvene family swim.
13.15. Pool Conduct. The pools are areas of recreation and relaxation. Running, diving, rough play and other acts that would endanger or disrupt others are not permitted.
13.16. Outdoor Pool Area. The outdoor pool area is divided into two sections – the family area and the adult area. Everyone is welcome in the family area, but children under 13 must be supervised by an adult. The supervising adult must (1) be within arm’s reach of non-swimmers and (2) maintain sight of proficient swimmers at all times. Only adults may use the adult area. The outdoor pools are accessible to members through a special gate on the parking lot side of the facility, just down from the main Club entrance. As this is a members-only entrance, members with guests should check in at Member Services.
13.17. Indoor and Indoor/Outdoor Co-Ed Whirlpools. The whirlpools are available during posted hours. Children under 6 may not use the whirlpools at any time. Children 6 through 13 may use the whirlpools if they are directly supervised by an adult. The supervising adult must maintain direct eyesight of children at all times and stay within arm’s reach of non-swimmers.
13.18. Group Aqua Classes. Classes differ in terms of fitness level, swimming ability, focus, age requirements or other prerequisites, so please read the class description before attending or registering for any particular class. These classes are offered on a first-come, first-served basis. When attending a class, please wear the proper swim attire. Participants should let the instructor know before the start of the class if they are pregnant or if they have any medical risk factors.
13.19. Water Walk. The maximum allowed weight for each water walk floatable is 250 pounds. Non-swimmers may not use the water walk. Only one person at a time is permitted on the water walk.