Lifeguards, attendants, hours of operation — the task of determining exactly how the swimming pool in Seven Lakes will operate this coming swim season has been delegated to the Recreation Committee.
During the Board's Thursday, January 28 Work Session, Seven Lakes Landowners Association [SLLA] President Chuck Leach asked the committee to come up with a revision to Rules 9.1.7, 9, 10, and 11. From the use of flotation devices to the authorization of pool games, those rules all deal with the authority of lifeguards to manage the pool.
Leach asked the committee to develop rules for the diving board, a parental and child liability signature form, and a job description for pool assistants. He and the Community Manager would develop the schedule and salary for pool assistants, he said.
The Board would determine penalties for those who do not follow the rules, he added.
Whether this year's pool operations will continue to include lifeguards remains an open question.
The Board voted during the January 14 Open Meeting to eliminate the one rule that requires them. But public sentiment in the meeting was strongly in favor of continuing to have lifeguards for at least part of the season and part of the day.
Depending on which members were in attendance at their meetings, the Recreation Committee has in the past voted both to eliminate lifeguards and to retain them for part of the day.
The Recreation Committee next meets on Monday, February 8 at 4:00 pm at the Landowners Office.
Its recommendations are due back to the Board at the Thursday, February 25 Work Session.