COVID-19 Precautions and Policies for Summer 2020

    After receiving our health permit, we are targeting Thursday, June 4 to open. Before coming to the pool, all members will need to:


    • Familiarize yourself with the COVID-19 Precautions and Policies. The full guidelines are below. We created these guidelines in collaboration with other local pools, legal and CDC experts in our community. We need everyone to follow these guidelines to ensure the health and safety of our members and allow our pool to remain open.
    • Reserve a spot. To better support social distancing and manage capacity, BWBC will use a reservation system. Look out for an email from Briarcliff Woods Beach Club from CourtReserve with instructions about how to sign-up. Don't forget to check your spam folder if you don't see it initially.  Login and register for a two-hour time slot. Between each time slot, the pool will be closed for one hour for thorough cleaning of common areas - handrails, tables, ladders and bathrooms.
    • Print and sign the waiver. Bring your signed waiver with you the first time you come to the pool. You can print the waiver from our website here.  


    Briarcliff Woods Beach Club

    Acknowledgement of COVID-19 Precautions and Policies for Summer 2020


    • Briarcliff Woods Beach Club Board along with Sweetwater Pools Management have compiled the following guidelines in order to meet the Georgia requirements to safely operate the pool club during the COVID-19 pandemic.

      • Use pool facilities at your own risk. Before entering the pool, a waiver must be signed by each household member.
      • Stay home if you have any symptoms of illness. No one experiencing flu-like or COVID-19 symptoms may enter.
      • Social distancing guidelines apply to all common areas. Maintain at least 6 feet apart from one another at all times. No more than 10 people in any one area.
      • To better support social distancing, BWBC will operate on a reservation-only system using CourtReserve. Members are allotted a 2-hour time slot. Between each time slot, the pool will be closed for one hour for cleaning. Handrails, tables, ladders and bathrooms will be cleaned during this time.
      • All members will be required to check in at the front gate for their scheduled reservation slot. A Pool Manager will be on duty to check in members. The gate will remain open during check-in to ensure a touchless entrance.
      • Tables are placed 6 ft apart to delineate 20 reservation zones. This is designed to support social distancing. Please do not move or rearrange the tables. Beyond the seats at the tables, members will need to bring their own chairs and keep them 6 feet apart in the zones marked by the tables. The slated chairs and loungers have been removed due to the difficulty of cleaning them between uses.
      • Only members are allowed entrance into BWBC. Please no guests apart from nannies, babysitters/caregivers.
      • No one under the age of 15 is permitted without an adult. All household members 15+ must sign a waiver. Members aged 15-17 must also have a signed waiver from an adult member of the household. Please maintain a one adult per four children ratio.
      • In order to minimize surface contamination, the following areas will be closed until further notice:
        • shower and changing rooms in the bathrooms
        • playground equipment including the swing set
        • snack bar
        • grills
        • clubhouse and pavilion rentals
        • lost and found – items left behind will be discarded during the cleaning periods.
      • Parents should closely monitor their children to ensure social distancing. This includes use of the diving boards and bathrooms.
      • The kiddie pool will remain open to children 5 and under with adult supervision. To ensure social distancing, one family at a time in the kiddie pool.
      • One family at a time in the bathroom. Bathroom entrance doors should remain open to help with ventilation.
      • No floats, water guns and sharing of toys, goggles or other high touch objects.
      • Each member should pack a personal supply of hand sanitizer, disinfectant wipes and mask. Per CDC guidelines, masks should not be worn in the water due to safety risks.
      • Lifeguards are for water safety only. Questions about COVID-19 policies should be taken to the Pool Manager on duty.



      SUPERVISION:  Children need adult supervision at all times.  NO child under age 15 is allowed at the pool without an adult according to the summer 2020 COVID-19 policies.  Parents are responsible for the actions of their own children while lifeguards are responsible for safety of everyone at the pool.

      SWIMSTERS/SWIM DIAPERS: ALL kids who are not potty trained must be wearing swim diapers. A $200 fine will be assessed to the member responsible for the pool being closed due to fecal matter. The fine will be used to purchase chemicals to treat the pool. 


      CHANGING STATIONS: Diaper changing stations are located in both men's and women's bath houses. No diaper changing is to be done in the open pool area or in the pavilion.


      NO GLASS is allowed in the pool enclosure.

      SAFETY BREAK:  Lifeguards will announce a safety break at 15 minutes before every hour, per CDC guidelines.  No one under the age of 18 may be in the water during the safety break, unless they are lifeguard staff.  Adults may swim at their own risk.  


      CLEANLINESS:  Please clean and pick up after yourself, your children and your guests so that you and all members may enjoy the club.  


      MINOR INJURIES: In case of a minor injury that only requires a band-aid, please go to the concession stand.  Lifeguards may not leave the guard stand unless there is an emergency.


      LAP LANE: If you would like the lap lane cleared for lap swimming, please notify a guard. Lap lanes are 1st come 1st serve for Member adults, children and approved BWBC swim team coaches. A single lane can accommodate more than one swimmer provided they all go at a comparable and agreeable pace with accepted norms for sharing space. Members are encouraged to use lap lane swim etiquette when sharing a lane. In general, under the notion of swimming conscientiously of others in the hope that your fellow swimmers will do the same for you.

      POOL PARTIES:  Pool Parties are temporarily not allowed during the 2020 swim season) Members must request and submit a completed pool party form to the Pool Board Member (see contacts page for contact information).  Scheduling is on a first come, first serve basis. For pavilion rentals, please visit http://bwbc.net/pavilion.html.


      COMMENTS/CONCERNS:  Please address any comments or concerns to the Pool Manager and/or Pool Representative. 

      NANNY POLICY: There is no additional charge for nannies to attend the pool in lieu of the parents. Friends of the children are allowed at the regular guest charge, but the nanny may not bring guests of their own. Nannies do need to be registered. Please login and update your profile with your nanny's name. 


    Early Morning Swim Program (Members Only)

    Updated 2020


    Lap Swimmers - Make Reservations on the Court Reserve Reservation system

    For 2020 Seasion - 6 swimmers per hour - 7am, 8am, 9am


    If you are a member over 18, you can swim laps in the morning before the pool opens.  No guests (adult or children not listed in the membership household), or anyone under the age of 18 are allowed to swim, be on the pool deck or be inside the gated pool area during early morning swim. There is no lifeguard on duty, so you must have a buddy (member) and your cell phone with you on the pool deck.  To register, please follow the instructions below:


    1) Please download and complete the early morning swim waiver form and return to Alyson Watson electronically - email address abelatti@hotmail.com. Each adult member within a household membership must have a waiver on file.


    2) Returning participants in the program will need to resubmit the waiver form annually.  We will do our best to remind members who participated in the previous year to resubmit the waiver to ensure key fobs are updated in time for the opening of the current pool season. Please return electronically to Alyson Watson at abelatti@hotmail.com.


    3) Key fobs are updated once a week.  Once we receive your signed waiver, your fob will be scheduled for that week's update. 


    4) Don't forget - members must swim with a member swim partner.  No guests (adult or children), or anyone under the age of 18 are allowed to swim or even be inside the pool area during early morning swim. Guests and children are welcome during normal pool hours only where lifeguards are present.

    We have a Yahoo Groups account. If you are looking for a swim partner please email:  bwbcearlyswim-subscribe@yahoogroups.com


    Pool Hours 2020


    June 4 thru July

    Monday Sunday 10am-9pm


    Daily Swim Lesson sessions:

    (Please reserve your spot in CourtReserve)


    August and September

    TBD based on school schedules and staff availability



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