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Bayside Swimming Club
Pool Rules and Information


  • Each member must show their membership card.
  • No person with a communicable disease is permitted on the pool grounds (inside the fence).
  • Everyone must shower before entering any pool or hot tub.
  • No regular diapers (cloth or disposable) are allowed in any pool. Swim diapers are required.
  • No one under the influence of drugs or alcohol is permitted in any pool or hot tub.
  • No candy, food or beverage permitted within 12 feet of any pool or hot tub.
  • No chewing gum is permitted on the pool grounds.
  • No smoking allowed on pool property.
  • Only unbreakable containers are allowed on pool grounds. NO GLASS PERMITTED AT ANY TIME!
  • In consideration of our neighbors, no music after 9:00 PM, and keep noise to a minimum in the parking lot.


  • Lifeguards have the authority to ask anyone to leave the pool grounds at any time.
  • Lifeguards have the authority to exercise Club Discipline Policy for infractions.
  • The lifeguard shall determine who is capable of swimming in the deep end and using the diving board. 
  • The lifeguard on duty must approve pool play toys.  The lifeguards will exercise their own judgment. Toys and games allowable will depend on the number of persons in the pool.  No floatation toys other than "noodles" (including mats, inflatable toys, air mattresses, etc.) are allowed in the pool or wading pool. Floatation vests are allowed for infants and toddlers.
  • No children with floatation devices may swim in the deep end of the pool without an adult next to them at all times.
  • Lifeguards will monitor the hot tub and wading pool, but are not responsible for guarding.


  1. Verbal warning from life guard.
  2. Second warning results in time out.
  3. Member or guest removed from club for the rest of the day. (Phone call home from Manager.)
  4. Member privileges revoked for up to 2 weeks.
    (Guest privileges may be revoked for rest of summer. Phone call home from Manager.)
  • Running, pushing or other pool misbehavior is not allowed and will be subject to Club Discipline Policy. 
  • No water guns or tennis balls allowed inside the compound.
  • Those engaged in ball games (particularly basketball) should be mindful of the safety of non-participants around them.
  • Non-swimmers are restricted to the shallow end of the pool, even with a floatation device, unless accompanied by an adult.  (Lifeguard discretion)
  • All children under the age of 6 (regardless of swimming ability) must be accompanied in the pool and supervised by an individual approved by the lifeguard on duty.


  • The wading pool is for children 7 years and under.
  • Occupancy is limited to 10 children at a time.
  • Children must be supervised by an adult. Lifeguards will monitor the wading pool but are not responsible for guarding.
  • No one is permitted to use the pool unless a lifeguard is on duty. (STATE REGULATION)


  • Children 6 and under are not allowed in the hot tub. (STATE REGULATION)
  • Children 7 to 12 must be accompanied by an adult who agrees to supervise them.
  • No children allowed within 6-feet of the hot tub at any time.
  • Occupancy is limited to 8 persons at a time and a maximum 15-minute period. (STATE REGULATION)
  • Lifeguards will monitor the hot tub but are not responsible for guarding.


  • Only 1 person at a time may be on the diving board or on the slide. 
  • No running or horseplay on the diving board or on the slide.
  • Area under the diving board and the slide must be clear before use. 
  • The lifeguard may close the diving board and/or the slide during periods of heavy pool use.
  • Children 6 and under may only use the slide with adult supervision.
  • Refer to additional rules posted at the slide.

SWIM TIMES: Pool hours will be posted on the bulletin board. 

  • Adult Only (noon) lap swim: Use during this time is restricted to persons 18 years of age or older.
  • Early Bird and 6pm lap swim: Teens 13 and up may participate.
  • Split Lane swim: From 6:00 to 7:00pm on all days, the pool will be divided, with the west lane(s) reserved for lap swim and the east lane(s) available for open swim. The diving board and slide will be closed. No games may be played in the pool and noise shall be kept to a minimum. The hot tub and wading pool will remain open for regular use.
  • Only 1 guest per member allowed in pool during lap swim. Guests must wear a wrist band and must leave the pool if all lanes are filled and members are waiting to lap swim.

EMERGENCY TELEPHONE: The lifeguard will have a portable phone at all times which is reserved for emergency use.  Members can make brief local calls on the wall-mounted phone outside of the pool office. Please check with the guard first.


The following rules for guests shall apply:

  • $5.00 per day, per person, whether they use the pool/hot tub or not.
  • Guest passes are available in books of 10 passes for $45.
  • No charge for out-of-county guests, sitters, or children under 4.
  • Guests must be accompanied by members. 
  • Guests who reside inside Whatcom County are limited to 15 visits per swimming season. 
  • Families are limited to 3 guests at any one visit or 1 guest family. 
  • Siblings and friends of children in swim lessons may not be left unattended at the pool.

NOTE: Childcare providers, including grandparents, who bring member children to the pool, shall be considered members of a household (rather than guests) and may therefore use the pool, as long as the parent/legal guardian is not also in attendance.


  • Active club members may rent the pool  before and after hours.
  • The rental rate is $115 (plus a handling fee) for 2 hours and requires full payment when you make your reservation. If you need to cancel your reservation, you must do so by emailing the club president at least 10 days prior to your reservation date to receive a refund, less a $25 non-refundable fee. If you cancel less than 10 days out, you forfeit your entire payment.
  • Use the online rental request form (which will become available on Monday, May 15, 2023 at 8am) to request a rental reservation.
  • See What's New for additional information.
  • In consideration of our neighbors, no music after 9:00 PM, and keep noise to a minimum in the parking lot).

PARKING AREA: Park cars in designated areas only.  Overflow lot next door may be used. 

PICNIC AREA & GAS GRILL:  The picnic area may be reserved for a 2-hour period please sign up on the whiteboard located in the picnic area. Please refrain from large groups during Adult Only lap swim.


  • Please use bicycle rack provided in the parking lot or bike rings on outside wall of pool building. 
  • No bicycles within the pool area unless property of a lifeguard on duty. 
  • No dogs or pets within fenced area. 
  • Please clean up after yourself and place recyclable cans in the container provided.


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 Updated:   06/15/2024



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