Ginter Park Policies


Pool Rules & Regulations

  • Membership cards are required for entry.
  • Lifeguards have the authority to enforce all rules.
  • Children under 10 are not permitted to stay at the pool unsupervised.
  • Children between the ages of 10 and 12 must first pass a swimming test before coming to the pool unsupervised.
  • At their discretion, lifeguards have the authority to administer a swimming test to any individual ( a swimming test consists of swimming the length of the pool without assistance, treading water for 1 minute, and floating on his/her back for 1 minute.)
  • No one under 18 years of age is permitted in the adult lap pool unless allowed by a lifeguard.
  • Children over the age of 5 may not use the wading pool.
  • Inflatable objects are not permitted, unless they are used by a child as a safety assist and an adult is within arm’s reach.
  • Both the adult and child must be in the pool’s shallow end.
  • Do not distract the Lifeguards unnecessarily.
  • The following are not permitted: glass, profanity, illegal substances, running, horseplay, and hanging on the safety rope.
  • No flips or inward dives are allowed from the side of the pool.
  • No diving into water less then 5 feet deep.
  • Use of phone is limited to two minutes.
  • Clean up after yourself.
  • Leave the property at closing time.
  • Only employees on duty are permitted to sit at the front gate stand.
  • In the event of inclement weather, the pool will be closed for 30 minutes after the last visible lightning or sound of thunder.

Diving Board Rules

  • No swimming in area marked for diving during “dive” time.
  • No double bouncing on diving board.
  • Only 1 person is allowed on the diving board at a time.
  • Dive directly in front of board, after making sure the dive area is clear.
  • Diving with or into flotation devices is not permitted.
  • No inward dives from the diving board.
  • No one is allowed to catch an individual jumping off the diving board.
  • No goggles or face masks may be worn while using the diving board.

General LGRA Rules

  • Leave promptly at closing time.
  • One chair per person.
  • After eating and drinking, clean up after yourself by placing trash in the proper receptacle.
  • Only persons over 18 years of age are allowed in the adult lap pool unless otherwise authorized by a lifeguard.

Weather Policy

  • It is the responsibility of the lifeguard to open or close the pool during a storm. Please listen to them carefully — for everyone’s safety.
  • In the event of inclement weather, the pool will be closed for 30 minutes after the last visible lightning or sound of thunder.
  • In the event of a hurricane or other serious weather condition the membership will be notified by email of any change in the operating hours.
  • This information will also be left on the voice mail of the LGRA office phone 321-1659.

Guest Policy

The purpose of the LGRA Guest Policy is to provide a method to allow members to bring guests to the LGRA pool in a manner which does not cause hardship to the members or the organization.

  • Local guests (those who reside in the Richmond area) are allowed only five visits to the LGRA Pool per swim season at a cost of $5.00 a visit or by using a Guest Pass
  • Out of town guests (those who reside outside of the Richmond area and visiting a LGRA member) are allowed admission to the LGRA pool for a period of up to three weeks at a cost of $20.00 per week.
  • The pool is for members only. Members may bring guests with them to the pool for a fee of $5 each, with the exception of holiday parties which is $10. The member must be present to sign in the guest.

Baby Sitter's Pass Policy

The purpose of the LGRA $50.00 Baby Sitter’s Pass is to allow a non-LGRA member to accompany LGRA member’s children to the pool. The Baby Sitter’s Pass only allows the non-LGRA member admission to the LGRA Pool when accompanying children who are members of LGRA.

The Baby Sitter’s Pass does not allow:

  • Persons with a Baby Sitter’s Pass admission to the LGRA Pool without children who are members of LGRA (i.e. alone).
  • Persons with a Baby Sitter’s Pass to bring non-LGRA members (i.e. the non-member’s children, family members or friends) to the LGRA Pool at any time.

Rules are subject to change as deemed necessary by the LGRA Board of Directors.