MARC Member Forms
Babysitting Form – The babysitting form is used to authorize a babysitter to bring a member’s children to the pool.
MARC Bylaws – The Medfield Area Recreation Club Bylaws.
AquaVentures Pamplet – Information about swim lessons by AquaVentures.
Abbreviated Pool Rules – See the bylaws for a complete list of rules.
– All members and their guests using the club’s facilities must conduct themselves in a courteous manner to ensure safety for all. No abusive language or boisterous behavior will be tolerated. Users of the pool must obey the lifeguards and/or pool management at all times. Members are responsible for the registration, identification, and conduct of their guests.
– Guests: Members are allowed up to four guests. No residents of the Corporate Membership Area are allowed as guests. Having more than four guests constitutes a ‘party’ and will require that you follow the party request process. There are Wake County regulations on the ratio of swimmers / guards that we must follow, and the party request process helps us plan for larger than normal groups of swimmers at the pool. Please see a guard at the ‘hut’ if you have any questions or go to the “Want a Party” section of the MARC Web site.
• The MARC Corporate Membership Area is defined as the area within the boundaries of Chapel Hill Road, I-40, Trinity Road, Edwards Mill Road, Reedy Creek Road, Umstead State Park and Harrison Avenue and includes but is not limited to the following subdivisions: Ardmore, Braeloch, Brandywine, Carriage Woods, Hearthstone Farms, Hemingway Forest, Kingsbrooke, Medfield, Royal Oaks, The Lakes at Umstead, Talton Place, Trenton Woods, Trinty Farms, Trinity Grove, Trinity Woods, Windy Woods and Wyatt’s Pond
– Games: Due to safety concerns passing lacrosse balls inside the fenced pool area is not allowed.
– Pets: Wake County health code requires that pets and other animals not be allowed to enter fenced pool area.
– Broken glass in or around pool is a health code violation, and will cause the pool to be closed until the glass can be removed. In the worst case broken glass in the pool area could cause the pool to be closed, totally drained, the filtration system to be cleaned, and refilled. This is a process that takes several days, and therefore it is the MARC pool policy that no glass containers or similar breakable objects of any kind are permitted within the fenced pool area.
– Swimmers/waders who are not potty-trained must wear swim diapers and tight fitting rubber/plastic pants (the ‘hut’ tries to keep a small # of these available if you or a guest forget to bring them, but availability is not assured). Disposable diapers often fail regardless of what the label may say, and are not a substitute for swim diapers and plastic pants.
An exception to the general pool schedule is that the pools, deck and shelter will close at 4 PM for set-up and warm ups for home swim meets. Food and refreshments are available from the hut during the meets, and adults or older swimmers willing to help with set-up are always appreciated! For more information see the Swim Team section of the MARC Web site.
Unscheduled Closings do happen from time to time, below are the guidelines that are followed:
– Equipment Failures will sometimes cause the pool chemicals to get out of acceptable limits. When this happens, our management company will respond to repair the equipment and reopen the pool as soon as possible
– Thunder & Lightning – If thunder is heard or lighting seen, members will be asked to get out of the water for 30 minutes. Each time thunder is heard or lightning seen the 30-minute count will begin again. If severe weather persists past 6:00 p.m. with no indication of clearing, the pool may remain closed for the rest of the day and a notice will be sent to the marcpool yahoo group.
– Contamination – The Health Department requires that the Pool Manager shut down and treat the pool for up to 24 hours every time there is vomit or fecal contamination in the water. When this happens it is an inconvenience to all pool members. To avoid this, the MARC pool rules are as follows..
1. Swimmers/waders who are not potty-trained must wear swim diapers and tight fitting rubber/plastic pants (the ‘hut’ tries to keep a small # of these available if you or a guest forget to bring them, but availability is not assured). Disposable diapers often fail regardless of what the label may say, and are not a substitute for swim diapers and plastic pants.
2. The best way to avoid an accident is to make frequent trips to the restroom and to check for e a soiled diaper often. You know your child better than anyone else, so look for signs. Check them frequently while they are in the water and give them a thorough check out of the water during the hourly break.
Pool closings will be posted to the marcpool yahoo group, and we continue to investigate using Twitter to communicate brief pool related news. Follow us on twitter at http://twitter.com/marc_pool.