Seven Locks Swim and Tennis Club
Pool Rules and Regulations

Revised May 2024

These Rules and Policies are for the protection, safety, and benefit of all our members and guests. Your full cooperation is critical and will enable use of our facilities in a safe, healthy, and pleasant manner. Pool managers and guards have the authority to enforce all pool rules and have the authority to remove any person from the property who violates these rules. Parents, please review these rules and policies with your children.


  • All members must check in at the front desk to enter the pool.
  • Children under 12 years of age must be accompanied on the pool property by a responsible person.
  • No pets are allowed on pool property.


  • All guest fees apply to any guest 1 year of age or older. The fee is $5.00 per person on weekdays and $10.00 on weekends.  No guests are allowed on holidays.  The Member is responsible for paying for the guest fee(s) and must stay with the guest(s) the entire time the guest(s) are at the pool.  Guest fees are non-refundable.
  • No pool member may hold a private pool party on the premises with 5 or more guests. A “private pool party” is defined as any function that is not sponsored by the pool.  It includes any gathering for social, athletic, or other purposes.  The Policy on Private Pool Parties should be consulted for additional guidance and access to the Party Reservation Form.


  • All members must treat fellow members, guests, desk staff, lifeguards, coaches, and staff with patience, decency, and kindness.
  • No running, pushing, wrestling, dunking of other swimmers, spitting, or spouting water, distraction of guards, foul language, rough play or any other disorderly, dangerous, or unhygienic conduct is permitted at Seven Locks.
  • Persons with diarrhea, open cuts or lesions, colds, or other diseases that can be communicated via water must refrain from entering the pool, except in cases where a medical doctor certifies that their use of the pool does not create a hazard for other patrons.
  • Persons of any age who are not water-safe must be accompanied by a competent swimmer while in the pool.
  • Guards may require a test of swimming proficiency of any person before that person is allowed to swim alone in areas of the pool where they cannot stand.


  • Seating in the pavilions is on a first come, first serve basis unless reserved for a private party as permitted in the Policy on Private Pool Parties.
  • Pavilions must be vacated during electrical storms and at the direction of the lifeguards.
  • No glassware is allowed on pool property.
  • All eating and drinking must be done in the designated pavilions and table areas. Members and guests should refrain from eating or drinking (except water) on the pool decks including the baby pool area.
  • Members are responsible for disposing of all trash and leaving the area clean and litter-free. The grills are for members’ use in the pavilion and picnic areas.  Ask a member of the Guard Staff for assistance with grills.
  • No person shall give, furnish, or make available for consumption any alcoholic beverage to any person under the age of 21 years on pool premises. Any person who is not a Seven Locks member and who violates this prohibition will be required to leave the premises immediately.  Any person who is a Seven Locks member or whose guest violates this prohibition may have their membership privileges suspended.  Any person who is younger than 21 years of age and who consumes alcohol on the premises may be required to leave immediately.


Swim Attire

  • Proper swim attire must be worn by members and guests, regardless of age and at all times.

Main Pool Use

  • Only children 5 and older who are able to swim one length of the 25-meter pool or are tall enough to stand on the bottom of the pool are permitted without an adult in the main pool.
  • Children ages 4 and younger who are toilet-trained may go into the main pool accompanied by a swimming adult (age 15 or over) who is within arm’s length at all times.

Diaper Clad Children

  • Montgomery County Health Code requires that children who are not FULLY toilet-trained must wear rubber pants (a separate and distinct article of clothing) over an undergarment of tightly fitted diapers (cloth/plastic/swimmers). No exceptions! One accident can result in the pool being closed for up to eight hours at a time. The guards, pool management, and the Board will be adamant on strict compliance.
  • Diaper-clad children are NOT allowed in the main pool.

Rest Periods/Adult Swim

  • The last 15 minutes of each hour is a rest period for all children under the age of 16 where they must be completely out of the pool.  This applies to both the main and leisure/teaching pools (not the baby pool).

Diving Safety

  • Diving is permitted only from the diving boards or into the “well” area when it is open.
  • Diving is prohibited in any other area of the pool facilities except when under swim coach supervision during a swim meet or instruction.
  • Divers must go off the end of the board and must be able to swim to the ladder unassisted.
  • Only one person may be on the diving board at a time.
  • Diving and jumping is permitted only straight forward from the boards, springing only once, except when the diver is supervised by an authorized Seven Locks diving coach.
  • Divers may not wear any flotation devices, masks, or goggles.
  • Waiting, catching, or interfering with a diver is strictly prohibited.
  • Swimmers are not permitted in the well when the diving boards are in use.
  • Do not dive off diving boards until the previous diver has reached the pool ladder.
  • The well is open for swimmers at the discretion of the guard.

Pool Slide

  • Children must be able to swim safely to the steps to get out of the pool on their own if using the slide.
  • Parents may not wait in the water or jump in the water after their child has gone down the slide. Only one slider at a time.
  • Sliders must wait at bottom of stairs — not on the steps leading up to the slide –until previous slider enters the water and clears the area.
  • Sliders must slide feet first only.

Use of Toys and Objects in Pools

  • Face masks, fins, and goggles are allowed in the main and leisure pools.
  • Kick boards and water weights may only be used in lap lanes or with a parent in the water with a child. Masks and snorkels will be permitted the discretion of the lifeguards or swim coaches.
  • No hard objects, including dive sticks, are allowed at any time. Children’s water toys are only allowed in the baby pool and the leisure pool during instruction.
  • Noodles and pool floats are prohibited during regular swimming hours in the pools.
  • Guards may restrict the use of any item of play equipment in their discretion, particularly during peak use periods.

In-Pool Basketball Hoop

  • Members and guests should refrain from hanging from the rim or pulling on the net.
  • Shoot baskets from the pool only.
  • Violators may lose “hoop privileges.”


  • The baby pool is restricted to use by children under 6 years of age with an adult.
  • The guards do not supervise the baby pool or playground.
  • Parents, or those responsible for children in the baby pool, must stay within the fenced-in area of the baby pool to supervise their children at all times.


  • A two-lane area may be reserved for lap swimming.
  • Lap lanes are available for the use and enjoyment of all Seven Locks swimmers.
  • Please share the lane with other lap swimmers.
  • If you are passing, it is your responsibility to allow enough space to avoid any collision or contact with the other swimmer.


  • During the summer, the swim and dive teams will host home events which impact pool usage. Please check the pool calendar on the website for the specific dates and monitor weekly email updates from the Pool.
    • Wednesday afternoon swim meets: Pool closes at 4 pm.
    • Saturday morning swim meets: Pool will open 12 noon.
    • Sunday afternoon dive meets: Diving well area will close at 2:30 pm for the duration of the meet. The main, teach/leisure, and baby pools will remain open.


  • The playground area is not supervised by pool guards or other staff. Parents must supervise children as necessary to ensure safe play.


  • The tennis and pickleball courts are for the exclusive use of members and guests.
  • Tennis shoes (no black soles) must be worn while using the courts.
  • Members should limit play to one hour if others are waiting for a court.


  • No telephones, camera or any other recording device may be used in restrooms at any time. If you are found using your device in the restrooms, your membership can be revoked.
  • All audio sound systems shall be used only with earphones or headsets. No amplified music is allowed at any private party (DJ’s, bands, etc.).


  • Trespass or unauthorized use of the pool is prohibited. Any unauthorized use or breaking and entering violation by a member of a pool family will be regarded as a flagrant violation and may subject the family to suspension or expulsion from membership.


  • The cost of any property damage will be charged to the member responsible, including any property damage resulting from family members or guests of the member.
  • No smoking or vaping is allowed on Seven Locks property.
  • Trash cans must be used for all debris.
  • Climbing or jumping over fences around the pool is prohibited.
  • Drivers must pay close attention and drive slowly and carefully on pool property.
  • Seven Locks is not responsible for loss or damage to personal belongings, bicycles or automobiles on pool grounds.


  • Members or guests who violate these rules will be requested to leave the pool grounds, or other appropriate disciplinary action, including suspension or termination of membership, may be taken.
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