The Lake and Beach
Photo by Carolyn Downie
The following rules and
regulations are made for the safety and consideration of all.
For this reason, strict
enforcement must be carried out. Ensure that everyone in your
family knows and understands them.
YOU MUST BE A PAID-UP RESIDENT
to use the beach, lake and other community property. All
assessments levied by the corporation must be paid. This applies
to the families of stockholders, tenants and
those holding lease options.
GUESTS MUST BE ACCOMPANIED BY
THEIR HOSTS. Guests of any individual named above (Rule 1) will
be welcome to use the lake and beach subject to the following
limitations - BUT REGARDLESS OF WHAT ACTIVITY ON COMMUNITY
PROPERTY, MUST BE ACCOMPANIED BY THEIR HOSTS:
Guests may not be
residents of Pilgrim Village.
House guests, i.e., those who are spending one or more
nights with their hosts, may use the lake and beach during
their entire visit. Guests from nearby communities (day
visitors) may use these facilities only once a week.
No more than six guests of one family may be entertained
at the beach at one time without special permission from the beach directors.
REGISTER ALL GUESTS WITH LIFEGUARD UPON ENTERING
THE BEACH AREA.
SWIM AT YOUR OWN RISK.
Swimming and all other activity on community property is at the
individual’s own risk whether or not lifeguards are on duty or other supervisors
present. When the lifeguard is not on duty, water activities
are limited to proficient swimmers and children
accompanied by a responsible adult. Lifeguards
are only in charge of the designated swim area. Therefore, all
swimmers must enter and exit the swimming area
via the beach or swim ladders.
NO PETS ARE ALLOWED ON THE
BEACH. NO PETS ARE ALLOWED IN THE WATER ALONG COMMON
PROPERTY. STATE OF OHIO LEASH LAWS APPLY ON ALL COMMON PROPERTY.
CORPORATION OWNED EQUIPMENT
such as boats, ﬂoats, and safety gear are for emergency and
Due to insurance
regulations, ALL PERSONAL CANOES AND BOATS MUST BE EITHER
TAKEN HOME OR LOCKED UP (upside down to prevent water
accumulation) in the boat rack next to the shed when not in
use. Life jackets must be worn by all persons when using a
NO BOTTLES OR GLASS are
allowed on the beach or surrounding areas.
ALL PERSONS ARE RESPONSIBLE
for removing their own garbage.
CHILDREN UNDER 12 YEARS OF AGE
must be accompanied by an adult or responsible individual of 15
years or older. LIFEGUARDS AT NO TIME WILL PROVIDE “BABY
SITTING” SERVICE WHILE THEY ARE ON DUTY AT THE BEACH. This
rule includes the play equipment on the beach and applies at
all times of the year, including winter for ice skating and
REST PERIODS will be for 10
minutes every hour. Only proficient swimmers 18 years of age or
older may swim during rest period.
All toddlers or children who are not proficient in swimming
should be accompanied in the water by a responsible adult or
person of at least 15 years of age at all times. Lifeguards
cannot focus on small children at all times. A child could
submerge quickly, so they need to be accompanied by a
responsible person at all times
BEACH CONDUCT - THE DEFINITE
No running is
permitted on docks or diving platform.
No pushing or shoving from docks or diving platform.
No swimming under docks.
NO ONE IS ALLOWED ON LIFEGUARD CHAIRS EXCEPT THE
No swimming or rafting outside the swim area by
children at anytime.
No throwing of potentially dangerous objects in
IF A BEACH RULE IS VIOLATED:
First offense - discretion of lifeguards on
Second offense - one week suspension from any beach activity.
Third offense - suspension for the entire summer.
DESIGNATED SWIM AREAS:
All swimming is to
be conducted in the roped-off areas between the swim
docks and diving platforms according to the swimming
proficiency of the individual. Swim lanes are to be used
with lifeguard permission only.
Lifeguards will assign safe swimming areas for
children less than 15 years old based on a proficiency
test. For the safety and welfare of the children, such
assignments will be enforced at all times. Cooperation from parents will be expected even when
they are swimming with their own children. Lifeguards
will keep a record of those passing various proficiency
tests. (Example: Your child may be proficient to swim in
shallow roped-off area, but may not be proficient enough
to swim to the diving platform.)
LIFEGUARDS HAVE FULL AUTHORITY TO HAVE ANY OFFENDER REMOVED FROM THE
BEACH AREA FOR ANY
MISCONDUCT THAT HE OR SHE DEEMS TO BE UNACCEPTABLE. ANY PERSON
REPRIMANDED WILL BE
REPORTED TO THE BEACH DIRECTORS FOR FINAL REVIEW.
BEACH RULES ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE WITHOUT NOTICE. SAFETY IS UP TO
COMMON SENSE AND CONSIDERATION FOR OTHERS ARE AS IMPORTANT AS RULES
REMEMBER, SWIMMING ALONE IS DANGEROUS NO MATTER HOW PROFICIENT A
SWIMMER YOU MAY BE.
PLEASE USE THE BUDDY SYSTEM WHEN SWIMMING AT ALL TIMES
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