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Pilgrim Village Beach Rules
The most recent rules will be found at
The following rules and
regulations are made for the safety and consideration of
everyone. For this reason, strict enforcement must be
maintained. Please make sure that everyone in your family knows
and understands the rules.
YOU MUST BE A
To use the beach, lake and other community property, all
dues and 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:
not be residents of Pilgrim Village.
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
ALL GUESTS WITH LIFEGUARD UPON ENTERING THE BEACH AREA.
SWIM AT YOUR
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 lifeguards
are 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.
such as boats, ﬂoats, and safety gear are for emergency and
safety use only.
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.
for removing their own garbage.
12 YEARS OF AGE
must be accompanied by an adult or responsible individual of
15 years or older. Patrons are responsible for watching
their children. This rule includes the play equipment on the
beach and applies at all times of the year, including winter
for ice skating and fishing.
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.
BEACH CONDUCT – THE DEFINITE
Use the buddy system – Swim with a buddy at all times or make
sure someone is watching from shore at all times.
Obey lifeguard instructions at all times.
Swim only in designated swim areas between the two swimming
docks and the diving platform and dive only on the diving
Patrons must demonstrate their swimming ability before entering
deep water. Children under age 15 must pass a proficiency test
to swim beyond the roped off area and out to the diving
platform. See lifeguard for test.
If a child is missing, check the water first. Seconds count!
Group parties at the beach or pavilion must be authorized by the
Swim diapers are required for small children.
Lavatories require a pass code. See lifeguards for code.
Dishwashing is prohibited in the lavatories. Patrons are
responsible for cleaning up after themselves.
Look before diving or jumping to make sure the area is clear of
Immediately exit the water if you hear thunder or lightning.
One person at a time on ladder or diving board.
No running, pushing or shoving is permitted on docks or diving
No swimming under docks, diving platform, or rafts.
No glass. Glass containers are prohibited on the beach and
surrounding grass areas.
No alcoholic beverages or drug use allowed.
No smoking in beach sand area.
No boats, sailboards, surfboards or personal watercraft in
No jumping or diving head first into shallow water.
No fishing near swimming area. Fishing is allowed at the fishing
Do not sit or hang on swim rope.
Do not climb or sit on lifeguard tower.
No throwing on the beach. Balls and similar toys should be used
in a safe area so as not to injure others or interfere with
other’s use of the beach.
A BEACH RULE IS VIOLATED:
First offense -
discretion of lifeguards on duty.
Second offense -
one day suspension from any beach activity.
Third offense -
one week suspension from any beach activity.
DESIGNATED SWIM AREAS:
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.
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
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
INDIVIDUAL. HOWEVER, COMMON SENSE AND CONSIDERATION FOR
OTHERS ARE AS IMPORTANT AS RULES AND MANAGEMENT. REMEMBER,
SWIMMING ALONE IS DANGEROUS NO MATTER HOW PROFICIENT A
SWIMMER YOU MAY BE. PLEASE USE THE BUDDY SYSTEM WHEN
SWIMMING AT ALL TIMES
Revised June 2018
is a private site created by a homeowner for homeowners in
2012-13; it was the first professional site for the village,
does not necessarily have the latest
information, has never been connected with
the HOA, the official site for which is located at
discussion site was the facebook
group, Pilgrim Village Courier, which has
evolved into three locations:
www.ToMyChagrin.com for the wider
Chagrin Valley community;
www.PilgrimVillager.com for Pilgrim
Village residents; and
www.PilgrimVillage.net which is a
permanent reference source.