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POOL RULES & REGULATIONS:

Pool hours will be determined during the spring season preceding the summer. In general, the pool opens Memorial Day weekend and closes after Labor Day.

The pool may be closed for inclement weather. The Pool Governor will determine if the pool should remain closed for the entire day. In case of thunder, the pool must be closed for one-half hour ‘thunder-free’ before it can be re-opened.

The main pool is closed when there is a swim meet. Picnic tables are still available for general use.

If you have questions, please email pool@kelloggclub.org or call the Pool Manager at 201-602-1527.

Very Hot Days:


If there are some exceptionally hot summer days, the pool may be open for night swimming additional hours on weekends at the Pool Manager’s discretion.

If the pool is open for night swimming, anyone under the age of 16 must be accompanied by someone over the age of 21.

Please email pool@kelloggclub.org for details.


Swim Team:


Practice this year will start on or about mid-June. Look for a notice on the website or email pool@kelloggclub.org for the official start date.

Swim team practice is currently planned for 4:00 – 7:00pm on Monday, Wednesday and Friday. Regular member swimming will be available during Swim Team practice.

Meets will be on Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday.

The fee structure for the swim team will be determined by the Swim Program Committee. Please email pool@kelloggclub.org for details.
 
Members who have children participating on the Swim Team and require a non-Kellogg Club member to transport their children to Swim Team events are required to pre-register their Swim Team Registered Chaperone with the Swim Team. 

Swim Lessons:


Group and private lessons are available. We will provide free lessons to children three and four years old, based on sign-ups and availability.
 
Private lessons are available. Please contact the pool@kelloggclub.org for details.

Lap swimming:

Lap lanes will be available to individuals 18 and over who are continuously swimming laps.

Lap lanes will be available M-F day from 12:00 – 1:00 and weekends from 6:30 – 8:00pm upon request, conditions permitting.

Adding additional lap lanes throughout the day will depend on the number of people at the pool that day.

Guard Off Duty:

When the lifeguard goes off duty, the pool is closed and everyone must leave the pool area. Use of the pool is permitted only when a lifeguard is present.

Parking and Driveway Use:

Parking for the pool is on the street only. Should you need to bring a vehicle to the rear of the pool to transport a handicapped member or guest, call in advance and speak to a lifeguard. Driveway use is limited to tenants and managers, unless cleared in advance.

Signing In:

In line with the Club by-laws, members must be in good standing to use the pool. For everyone’s safety, members and their guests MUST sign in with a lifeguard at the gate when entering the pool area. Members and guests must enter through the front gate, unless cleared in advance by the Pool Manager.

Pool Safety:

Running or horseplay is not allowed in the pool area. Pushing another person into the pool is dangerous and not permitted.

Children must be 12 years of age and older to be at the pool unattended.

Roughness, rudeness, foul language, and similar misbehavior are not permitted.

Diving is not permitted in the shallow end of the pool or from the lifeguard stand.

Back diving is not permitted from the diving board or the side of the pool.

Any persons having a communicable disease, open blisters or cuts, sores or inflamed eyes, ears, nose or mouth infections, excessive sunburn or any type of skin disease will be excluded from the pool area. No person wearing any type of bandage, cast or Band-Aids shall be permitted in the pool.

All bathers must wear bathing suits in the pool. Cutoffs will not be allowed as proper attire for bathing.

No Water Guns! No pets are allowed in the pool area.

The lifeguards are to be obeyed at all times. If the lifeguard is not obeyed, or if a member swims without a guard present, pool privileges will be suspended as follows:

1st violation: the member or guest will be asked to leave the pool area for one hour

2nd violation: the member or guest will be asked to leave the pool area for 24 hours.

3rd violation: the member or guest will lose swimming privileges for one week.

4th violation: the member or guest will forfeit swimming privileges for the remainder of the summer.

Pool privileges may only be reinstated by the Pool Manager.

Ball throwing is permitted on designated grass areas, when done in a safe manner and is permitted at the discretion of the lifeguards.

Please do not distract lifeguards when they are on duty in lifeguard chairs.

Children:

Children under 12 must be accompanied to the pool by a parent, babysitter or authorized chaperone (14 years of age or older) that is in immediate supervision of the child.

To swim in the pool without an adult in the water or sitting at the edge, children must be able to swim the length of the pool and pass the deep-water test given by the lifeguard.

Children swimming with flotation in the pool should have an adult in the water or at the edge. The wading pool is for children under 6 or for those who cannot swim. Children using the wading pool must be supervised by a parent, babysitter or chaperone while using the baby pool. This means being in the water or sitting on the edge of the pool.

Children 6 and under must be accompanied to the bathhouse.

Swimming and Pool Accessories:

Air mattresses, balls, floats or other objects are only permitted in the pool at the lifeguard’s discretion when the pool is not crowded.

Masks, snorkels and fins are permitted if the lifeguard is satisfied that the user can operate them.

Parents or guardians should ensure that pool accessories are removed from the pool area after use and stored appropriately.

Full-time Nannies and Babysitters and Extended-Stay Relations:

An extended stay relation fee is $190. The nanny/full-time babysitter fee is $190. They must sign in with a lifeguard every day. Babysitters and nannies must be in the water at the shallow end with a non-swimming child, or at the edge of the wading pool. Babysitters may not leave the children they are watching unsupervised.

Guests:

Members are to sign in their guests with the guard on duty. Guest names must be provided. Children under the age of 3 are admitted free of charge when accompanied by a member.

At the time of entry, members should present their guest pass or pay the required fee. There are no exceptions to this rule. The only method of payment is check or prepaid guest pass.

Members, who wish to bring more than 6 guests on a given day, must notify the Pool Manager, via email at pool@kelloggclub.org one week in advance (see parties). No more than 5 guests per membership are permitted on a given weekend or holiday without advance notice to the Pool Manager.

Guest fees: (discount available for a book of 10 passes) Weekday/Weekend: $6 per person

No individual may be a guest at the Club more than 5 times per season.

Members may purchase guest passes in advance by sending the appropriate form and fee to the Kellogg Club. Guest passes may be carried over to the following season.

Guest passes can be purchased at the pool clubhouse. See the pool manager or email at pool@kelloggclub.org.

No guest passes may be used for ‘special events’ such as July 4th party. Guest fees on the event notice or invite apply at those times.

Parties:

A member that wants to bring in more than 6 guests for a ‘pool party’ should contact the Pool Manager via email at pool@kelloggclub.org. ‘Pool parties’ are generally intended for children, not adults.

Parties should be no longer than 3 hours in duration. The ending time of the party shall be at the discretion of the Pool Manager – subject to other Club functions.

No more than 20 total guests (children and chaperones) are permitted at a ‘pool party’.

The Pool Manager must approve the party date and time to ensure proper guard coverage and to identify potential conflicts with swim meets, lessons, club events, etc.

The ‘party-giver’ should give the Pool Manager one week’s notice.

One chaperone will be required for every three children under the age of ten. One chaperone will be required for every five children age ten or older.

Fees:

There will be a fee for an additional lifeguard required ($60 per lifeguard) depending on the number of individuals attending. The Pool Manager will make this determination and convey it to the party-giver. Child guests and chaperones will be charged $6 (no guest passes allowed). Refunds will be allowed only in the case of inclement weather. Should a guest not show, the party-giver may request a ‘Club guest-pass’ to be used at a future date.

After approval by Pool Manager, send a letter showing the party-giver’s name, phone number, the date and time of the party, the number of children and their names and the chaperones’ names and check to:

Pool Party c/o Kellogg Club
25 Colles Ave.
Morristown, NJ 07960

A letter and check can also be hand-delivered to the Pool Manager.

The sign-in guard will use this letter on the day of the party to allow ‘party-goers’ access to the pool. If a name does not appear on this list, a guest fee will be charged at the gate.

Food and Drink:

NO glass containers of any kind are allowed on the pool deck. Alcoholic beverages are only allowed on the pool deck if they are poured into a discrete paper, plastic or metal cup. Food is permitted on the grass and the brick terrace, or grill area above the pool. Food is NOT PERMITTED on the concrete deck around the pool.

The grills are provided for your comfort and enjoyment. Please keep the grills and grill area clean. Please place empty propane tanks in the spot noted so that they can be refilled. Please notify the Pool Manager if there is a problem with the equipment.

Each member must dispose of his or her own trash in the appropriate marked garbage cans, in accordance with Morristown Ordinances.

Bathhouse:

The bathhouse is provided for your comfort and convenience. Everyone is expected to keep the bathhouse neat and clean. Rooms marked for Guards only are off limits to the general membership and their guests.

Telephone:

There is a telephone located at the bathhouse. The telephone is to be used for emergencies and to take incoming calls. The lifeguards will answer incoming calls when it does not interfere with their guard duties. Outgoing calls can be made on that phone with the permission of the guard on duty or the Pool Manager. Only local calls can be made with the pool phone. Please limit these calls to brief, necessary calls.

There will be an answering machine at the pool that has a recorded message indicating the status of the pool, swim lessons, and swim team practices. When possible, a lifeguard or Pool Manager will answer the phone.

Electronic Devices:

The pool area is an area for recreation and to provide a place for social enjoyment for Kellogg Club members and their guests. It is not an area for members or guests to be conducting business. In order to provide a safe recreational environment while at the pool the use of electronic devices is discouraged.

Speaking on cell phones on the pool deck is not encouraged and extended cell phone conversations must be held off of the pool deck and away from other members.

Computers are not allowed on the pool deck. Use of computers and other electronic devices on the tables located within the pool area is not encouraged and when necessary tables outside the pool area should be used. Picnic tables are designated for dining only. The picnic tables are not to be utilized as a workstation.

Radios or MP3 players may only be used with headphones.

The Kellogg Club is not responsible for any damages and / or loss of electronic devices.

If you have questions, please email
pool@kelloggclub.org







The Kellogg Club
25 Colles Ave
Morristown, NJ 07960