Briarcliff Woods Beach Club Pool Rules


  • Non-swimming children younger than 4 years of age must be directly supervised by an adult at all times. Children younger than 12 years of age must be accompanied by an adult inside the pool area.
  • Parent and/or guardians shall maintain the responsibility to supervise the actions of their children at all times while on Club property.
  • The wading pool is reserved for children seven years of age and under. Each child in the wading pool must be accompanied by an adult. Lifeguards are not responsible for overseeing children in the wading pool.
  • All swimmers are required to wear proper swimwear. No cutoffs or street wear is allowed in the pool. Frisbees or solid objects (e.g., hard balls) that might injure an individual upon impact shall not be thrown in the pool area. Water guns and personal kickboards must be used with caution and lifeguards may use their discretion to prohibit water guns or any toy/object in the pool based on safety, bather load and/or appropriate use. Only toys which are designed for use in the pool may be used. Weighted items should be dropped and not thrown.
  • Dive blocks and club kickboards are for use by the swim team only and only during designated swim team hours.
  • Children who are not potty trained must wear a diaper and some type of tight elastic legged pants. Changing of diapers is prohibited outside the bath houses.
  • A 10 minute “Safety Break” will be called by the Lifeguard at the last ten minutes of every hour. Only those individuals 18 years of age or older may be in the pool during “Safety Break” as the Lifeguard will be attending to other requirements (e.g., checking restrooms, testing pool water, calling office, etc.) and getting a break to attend to their needs. For the safety of those under 18 years of age, all body parts must remain clear from the pool edge during “Safety Break.”
  • Lifeguards have the authority to clear or close the pool during inclement weather or unsafe conditions. According to the current contracted pool management company’s safety rules, the pool must be cleared of swimmers for a minimum of 30 minutes when the Lifeguards hear thunder. Any further instance of thunder resets the wait to another 30 minutes.
  • Lifeguards are responsible for the safe operation of the swimming pool at all times and have authority to take actions necessary to ensure the safety and health of members and guests. Lifeguards may close the pool and facilities at any time when, in their opinion and best judgment, conditions may jeopardize the safety of those using them. Problems should be addressed with the Pool Manager.
  • Tennis players must clean court material off of shoes before entering the pool area and bathrooms.
  • Members with guests are required to sign in at the front gate register. Members must accompany their guests while on site.
  • Guest fees are $5 per person. Anyone (1 year of age or older) who is not a member and enters the pool area, whether to swim or not, is considered a guest.
  • Grill lighting is prohibited within 30 minutes before pool closing time.
  • Members and their guests are expected to clean up after themselves. Please pick up any trash you, your children, or your guests create. Lifeguards are provided for safety, not trash detail.
  • Members and guests are only to park in the designated areas. Costs associated with towing will be assessed to member family.
  • Members and guest are to exit the entire pool area no later than the designated pool closing time.
  • The Lifeguards and Pool Manager are vested with the authority to enforce all rules and regulations, to regulate any behavior not specifically addressed by these rules, and to eject from the property any Member or guest who engages in actions deemed harmful, unsafe, or not within the best interest of the Briarcliff Woods Beach Club.
  • Violations of club rules and policies can result in the revocation of membership by the Board.


  • Swimming outside designated Pool hours.
  • Diving in areas with water less than 5 feet in depth or in areas designated as “NO DIVING.”
  • Running, boisterous or rough play in the pool enclosures, dressing rooms, shower rooms or other areas. (DeKalb County Health Department rule Sec. 13-209)
  • Glass bottles or containers inside the gated pool area. (DeKalb County Health Department rule Sec. 13-209)
  • Floating mats and large ride on toys.
  • Hanging or playing on lane lines.
  • Hanging or climbing on the front entrance gate.  Costs to repair resulting damages will be assessed to member family. 
  • Any pets, with the exception of service animals. (DeKalb County Health Department rule Sec. 13-209)
    • A service animal is defined as a dogs that are individually trained to do work or perform tasks for people with disabilities. Emotional support animals are not considered service animals.
    • Service animals must be under the control of its handler at all times.  Service animals must be leashed, harnessed, or tethered unless the handler's disability prevents using these devices or these devices interfere with the animals safe, effective performance of duties.
  • BWBC is a Tobacco Free Zone.  Smoking and vaping are strictly prohibited at all times.
  • BWBC is a family-oriented recreation facility.  Disrespectful, abusive or harassing behavior toward Lifeguards, Pool Manager or any other Member or guest will not be tolerated.  This includes use of profanity.
  • Spitting, spouting of water, nose blowing, etc., in the pool is strictly prohibited. (DeKalb County Health Department rule Sec. 13-209)


  • Only one person is allowed on the diving board at a time.
  • Wait to dive until the swimmer before you reaches the ladder or is clear of the diving area before you dive.
  • Dive straight off the end of the board only.
  • Swim directly to side ladders or out of the diving area after using the diving board.
  • Horseplay, sitting, double bounces or handstands are prohibited on the diving board.
  • Swimming/diving off the side/floating/games in the diving area is prohibited unless the diving boards have been closed by the lifeguard in charge. Lifeguards may close the diving board and permit swimming in the entire diving area during limited and specified times.
  • Only life jackets or “water wings” that are attached to the body are acceptable floatation aids for anyone going off diving boards.
  • Only an adult may be under a diving board to assist a child wearing a floatation aid jumping off.
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