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Bayside Swimming Club
Pool Rules and Information


The following are based on Washington State and Whatcom County Health Department guidelines:

  • Until Whatcom County reaches Phase 4, occupancy will be limited to 65 persons, including staff.
  • 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. Only 1 person or members of a family or group may use the shower at a time.
  • Members are encouraged to wear a mask when not in the pool.
  • Members must practice social distancing. No furniture within 6-feet of other furniture. No moving of furniture!
  • No regular diapers (cloth or disposable) are allowed in any pool or hot tub. 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!


  • 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 are allowed in the pool or wading pool. Floatation vests are allowed for infants and toddlers.
  • Lifeguards will monitor the hot tub and wading pool, but are not responsible for guarding.


  1. Verbal warning from life guard.
  2. 2nd 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.  (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 4 children at a time and a maximum 15-minute period.
  • 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.


  • Persons under the age of 18 are not allowed in the hot tub.
  • No children allowed within 6-feet of the hot tub at any time.
  • Occupancy is limited to 4 persons at a time and a maximum 15-minute period.
  • 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.
  • 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 1:30 to 2:00pm on weekdays, and 6:00 to 7:00pm on all days, the pool will be divided, with the west lanes reserved for lap swim and the east lanes 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 (but no guests will be allowed until Whatcom County reaches Phase 4; except as noted below).

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.


NO GUESTS will be allowed until Whatcom County reaches Phase 4, except that members who reserve the pool for private parties may bring invited guests at no charge as long as the total number of persons does not exceed 65 people, including staff.

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.

Once Whatcom County reaches Phase 4, 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.


  • Active club members may rent the pool  before and after hours for $115 for two hours (Monday-Saturday evenings from 9-11pm and Saturday and Sunday mornings from 9:30-11:30am; any Saturday/Sunday morning rental slot not booked by the end of business on the previous Monday will revert to a regular Saturday/Sunday morning open swim).
  • A non-refundable $25 deposit (applied toward the cost of the rental) is required to secure the reservation. Call Ken Ericson, Pool Manager, at 360-319-1218 or the pool answering machine during non-operating hours at 360-647-2168.
    (See the What's New for additional information).
  • In consideration of our neighbors, please keep noise down after 9:00 PM (including music and noise 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 1-hour period please sign up on the whiteboard located in the picnic area. Please refrain from large groups during adult swim, adult swim with children on deck rules are in effect.


  • 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:   05/24/2021



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