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Greystone Swim and Raquet Club - Pool Rules:


  • All persons using the pool, facilities and games do so at their own risk.  Greystone assumes no responsibility for injury or damage resulting from such use.  Members are responsible for the actions of their children and guests, as well as themselves. 

  • Wake County rules and regulations take precedence over the Greystone Swim & Racquet Club rules. 

  • Management reserves the right to make any new or modify any existing rules and policies to maintain the health and safety of all members and guests. 

  • Violation of any of the Greystone Swim & Racquet Club Rules may result in the temporary or permanent suspension of Club membership. 


Personal Attire and Cleanliness 

  • Please shower before entering the pool for the first time.

  • Clean, proper swimming attire must be worn by all individuals using the pools. No cut-offs will be allowed due to the potential hazards to the pool pumps. 

  • For health reasons, persons with skin disorders, open sores, or any other communicable diseases may not use the pools. 

  • Bandages are not allowed in the water.


Pool Check-in 

  • Each club member must reside in or be a dependent of the same household purchasing membership.

  • All members and guests must check in with gate attendant for entry to the pool area, regardless of length of stay or intent to swim. 

  • Any member caught bypassing check-in or giving false information to avoid guest fees will be asked to leave immediately. 

  • Abuses of the guest policy may result in termination of Club membership. 

  • All guests must be prepared to provide attendant with ID

  • Club member must accompany and register guest before entering pool area.

  • In County Guests pay a rate of $5.00 per person.  Each guest may only visit 3 times before they will be required to join the Club.

  • Out of County House guests are permitted any day at a rate of $1.00 per person.


Pool Deck and Grounds 

  • Children’s strollers must remain at least 4 feet from the side of the pool. 

  • Pool decks are a hard surface and may be slippery. Inappropriate play will not be permitted on the deck.



  • Wake County prohibits diving off the pool deck, due to the depth. This includes diving off the shoulders of another person. Jumping on objects in the pool from the pool deck is also not allowed, due to safety issues. 

  • No running is allowed in the pool area (which includes a running start to jump into the pool). 

  • No throwing/tossing anyone while in the pool area without prior consent from the lifeguard on duty.

  • Running, pushing, or any conduct that may endanger the welfare of self or other persons is prohibited. 

  • Additional Prohibitions Related to Pool Use: boisterous or rough play (except supervised water sports), twisting or otherwise entering the water backwards (except when properly using the ladder), fighting, swearing, dunking, hanging/sitting/playing on the ladders, lane lines, guard stands or swim blocks, blowing nose in pool, spitting or spouting water. 

  • No climbing or horse play on or around pool furniture



  • Children under the age of 11 must be accompanied by an adult, babysitter, or nanny. 

  • Adults are responsible for safety, supervision, control and discipline of the children they accompany to the pool.  Responsibility of adults accompanying children is not discharged because a lifeguard is on duty.

  • Use of the pool without an employed swimming attendant or lifeguard is prohibited.

  • Baby pool is not guarded.  Adults will be responsible for using baby pool and deck area.


Lap Lane 

  • The lap lane is reserved for lap swimmers only. The lane ropes are not for sitting/holding onto. 

  • Lap lane swim will not be available on major holidays such as Memorial Day, Fourth of July and Labor Day or designated float nights.

  • When the Lap Lanes are in use must not impede the Lap Swimmer.


Adult Swim

  • There is an adult swim the last ten minutes of each hour. This time period is unguarded and considered “swim at your own risk.” Persons under the age of 18 are required to vacate the pool during this break. During this break, no one under 18 will be allowed to sit on the steps within the pool. 


Float Nights 


  • No standing on floats, swimming under floats or tipping floats over will be allowed.  No more than 2 people on a float.

  • Floats are limited to 4ft x6ft in size.  No rafts/floatation devices will be allowed in the pool above and below the surface of the water.

  • No jumping on floats from the deck.

  • No floats in the shallow or deep end of the pool.  CENTER SECTION ONLY.

  • Pool Manager is the final authority as to what is appropriate.


Coolers and Glass

  • By law, no glass of any kind is allowed on the pool decks. This includes beer/wine bottles, glass serving dishes and other items.

  • Coolers may be checked at any time by Club staff. 

  • In accordance with Wake Co. law, if glass breaks within the pool enclosure, the pool(s) must be drained and power-washed. Then chemicals must be balanced. This process may take up to 4 days. 

  • An area outside the main entrance is provided for coolers containing glass.   Paper cups will be provided to allow your drink to be brought into the pool area.


Alcohol and Tobacco 

  • Smoking is permitted in the designated smoking area only. 

  • Consumption of alcoholic beverages are allowed by members over the age of 21 provided they are not in glass containers.  Restraint in the amount of consumption must be reasonable so the enjoyment of the other members is not impacted. 

  • Intoxicated persons (in the subjective determination of the pool or Club manager) will be asked to leave Club property. 



  • If floating articles are used by non-swimmers as a swimming aide, those articles must be Coast Guard approved. 

  • The throwing of balls or other hard objects inside the fenced in area is not allowed.  Only the Pool Basketball may be used when playing basketball.  Throwing balls over large areas where members are present is not permitted.

  • Use of the starting blocks is restricted to approved swim practices, swim meets, and instructional programs.

  • Water guns are not permitted at the pool 



  • Please place a towel over furniture if using suntan oils or sunscreen, as they cause damage to the furniture. -Furniture may not be used to build “forts.” 

  • Please notify management prior to moving any furniture on the deck. 

  • No saving chairs. Items left on furniture may be removed by management if the member/guest is not present.


Lifeguard Interaction 

  • Please remember that lifeguards are on duty to enforce rules and regulations and to respond to emergencies. -Please address all concerns to the head lifeguard on duty (when off the stand). 

  • Do not speak to lifeguards while they are on the stand. 

  • Arguing, verbally mistreating and publicly disagreeing with a lifeguard on duty will not be tolerated. If you have a problem with a lifeguard, report it to the Manager on duty.


Pool Closure 

  • The Club reserves the right to close the pools when deemed necessary. 

  • All persons must leave the pool area at the scheduled closing time.


Contamination and Defecation

  • Contamination and defecation in the pool is a health hazard to anyone in the pool. Contaminated water can cause illness. It is extremely important that everyone is aware of this issue and takes preventative measures. When there is a contamination in a pool, the matter must be removed and the pool closed. This is in accordance with the rules of the Wake County Health Department. For the health and safety of all, please be responsible by taking measures to prevent it. 

  • If pool contamination does occur, please report it immediately. 

  • Parents of young children (both potty trained and not) must keep a close eye on their children. This is a good general safety rule, but may also prevent contamination of the pools when a child is encouraged to use the restroom. 

  • Infants must wear Swim Safe Diapers in both the baby pool and main pool.  All children wearing a swim diaper must wear vinyl pants over the swim diaper.  Swim diapers alone are not enough protection.  This rule also applies to bathing suits with a lining.  There must be (comfortably) tight fitting elastic at the waist and legs.

  • Children not properly attired will not be allowed to enter the pools. 


Diving Board 

  • Limited to strong swimmers age 6 or older.  Parents may NOT catch children jumping off of the diving board.  Flotation devices are not allowed when using the diving board.

  • Swimmers with beginning skills must remain in the shallow end of the pool.

  • NO flotation devices of any kind may be used in the deep end.

  • No one may be in the deep end while the driving board is in use.  Divers must swim to the closest ladder immediately upon completing a dive.  Next diver must wait until the previous diver has exited the pool before diving.

  • No swimming or games in the deep end is allowed except when the diving board is closed.

  • Only one person allowed on diving board at a time.  Weight is limited to 250 pounds.

  • No face masks may be used when going off the diving board.

  • Bounce once and dive straight off the board.  No diving to the side or multiple bounces.

  • No back dives or back flips may be attempted from the side of the pool.



  • No goggles, masks, sunglasses or glasses are permitted while using the slide. 

  • No flotation device (life vest, water wings, etc.) or toy of any kind is permitted on the slide. 

  • Anyone under 42” tall cannot use the slide.  Anyone over 42” tall must use the slide alone; one person at a time. 

  • Make sure the catch pool is empty before going down the slide. 

  • Use the slide on your back; feet first. Do not go head first or on your stomach. 

  • Exit the catch pool area immediately after using the slide. 

  • Anyone using the slide alone must be able to swim to the ladder or steps, unassisted. 

  • No one may stand in the water or on the steps of the catch pool for any reason.


Home Swim Meets 

  • There are 3 home swim meets; held on Tuesday evenings. The pool closes at 4:00 pm on home meet nights. 



  • In the event of thunder, the pools must be vacated for 30 minutes. 

  • In the event of lightening, both water and decks must be vacated for 30 minutes.


Discipline Procedures 

The following procedure will be used for rule violations: 

  • 1st violation: Verbal warning (may be via whistle). 

  • 2nd violation: 5 minute “time-out” (excluding adult swim time period).

  • 3rd violation: Out of the pool for the remainder of the day, with a written warning signed by the parent or guardian.



  • Wake County law prohibits pets in the pool area except service dogs. 

  • Please place all trash/recycling in the appropriate receptacles. (This will help to control the yellow jackets.)

  • Gas and charcoal grills are not allowed on the pool deck.  A Grill Area is provided.


Comments and suggestions regarding pool maintenance or staff should be directed to the on-site Pool Manager first and then to a member of the Recreation Committee.




Thank you for Joining Greystone Swim and Racquet Club

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