WSTC Club Rules

Updated March 29, 2024

Pool Hours

Club opens Memorial Day weekend.
See HOME page for pool hours, which may change due to weather, staffing and events.

MON through FRI   
7 am - 9 am

Adult Lap Swim (limited to first 10 entrants)
NO children allowed at the Club 

9:15 am - 12:30 pm  Swim Team, Swim Lessons
12:30 pm - 2:30 pm  Dive Team
12:30 pm - 7:30/8 pm   Open Swimming
5 pm - 6 pm  Make-up Team Practice
 SAT and SUN  
10 am - 7:30/8 pm  Open Swimming 

Pool Closures

  • The decision on whether to close the pool during inclement weather will be made by the Club Manager.
  • State laws mandate that the pool must be cleared for 30 minutes immediately following any audible thunder or visible lightning.

Tennis Court Hours

 Courts MON - FRI SAT  SUN 
1, 4, 5, 6, & 7 9 am -
9 pm
10 am -
9 pm
10 am -
9 pm 
2 & 3
Clay courts
8 am -
9 pm
8 am -
9 pm 
9 am -
9 pm

General Rules

  • Members must check in with Club staff upon arrival. This includes any employees/sitters for a club member.
  • Members must also sign in their guests and pay any guest fees applicable.
  • The Club Manager may post on the pool bulletin board special rules governing the use of the pool, in addition to or modifying the rules described herein. The Manager may also add to or modify the rules verbally when time or circumstances do not permit posting of a written order. The Manager has authority at all times to enforce the house rules and take any necessary action to guarantee the safety of all.

  • The Club Manager or the Board of Governors shall have the right to temporarily suspend at any time the Club privileges of any member and family members who do not comply with these rules and regulations. Serious misconduct and/or property damage to the Club could result in the dismissal of the family from the Club and forfeiture of any or all of the family’s entrance fees.

  • The Club will not be responsible for loss or damage to personal property.

  • Every precaution will be taken for the safety of all concerned, but the Club is not responsible for accidents of any kind.

  • The cost of any property damage will be charged to the member responsible.
  • The number of people on the premises at any one time shall not exceed 200, including members, guests and children.
  • No drugs or alcohol will be sold or consumed on the Club premises.
  • Smoking is not permitted on Club property.
  • No loudspeakers, bullhorns or similar means of projecting sound will be allowed on the premises.
  • No radios allowed except with headphones.
  • No glass shall be brought into the pool area nor the locker rooms.
  • Food is allowed in the picnic area only.
  • No dogs, pets. nor other animals shall be allowed on the Club premises.
  • Trash must be disposed of in appropriate receptacles.


  • Guests must check in with Club staff upon arrival. All guests, ages 2 and over, are subject to a guest fee. The fees will be billed to the sponsoring member. The guest fee is $5. Children 2 and under are free.
  • Anyone who is not an active member or a single permanent resident of an active member’s household is considered a guest (see By-Laws Article III, Section 3).
  • All guests must be accompanied by a member at all times.
  • A guest privilege shall consist of the use of the Club facilities. No individual may be a guest more than 12 times during the season. Out-of-town guests staying with the member are subject to guest fees but not to the frequency-of-use restrictions.
  • Caregivers who are in the charge of a member and are taking care of a member or member’s children at the Club are not subject to guest fees or frequency-of-use restrictions.
  • The conduct of a guest or a caregiver is the direct responsibility of the sponsoring member.


  • All children under 10 years old must be accompanied within the pool area at all times by a responsible person at least 12 years old unless they are registered for a program.
  • Children 10 years old, or entering the 5th grade, are allowed in the pool area unaccompanied.
  • All children under 15 years of age must be accompanied by a parent after 5:00 pm on Club property.
  • Children under 3 years of age may NOT use the large pool unless supervised by an instructor or parent within arm’s length.
  • All individuals that are not fully potty-trained must be DOUBLE DIAPERED in both the large pool and the wading pool, with a swim diaper underneath a non-disposable swim diaper. No exceptions. Wearing only one diaper (regardless of the type) is not allowed. The non-disposable is the best option to prevent a solid stool from entering the pool when it is snug fitting. The non-disposable diaper must pass the two finger test (if 2 fingers can be inserted under the elastic in the legs and waist, the swim diaper is too large and the individual will not be permitted in the water). Non-disposable swim diapers are available for purchase at Little Flippers in Natick, Target or Amazon. We recommend the iPlay brand.
    • If an accident occurs in the pool, please notify a lifeguard ASAP.
    • Non-compliance with this policy could lead to the member being asked to leave until suitable attire is obtained. The Club Manager retains the ultimate discretion in these circumstances.

Health and Safety

  • All bathers must wear proper bathing attire as defined by the Pool Director.
  • All bathers must take a cleansing shower before entering the pool.
  • No person with a cold, cough, fever, inflamed eyes, skin disease, wearing a bandage etc., will be permitted to swim in the pool.
  • Running, playing tag, wrestling, unnecessary splashing, pushing or pulling others into the pool, water fighting, snapping towels, etc., are not permitted in the pool area. Playing ball is restricted to the area designated by the lifeguards.
  • No air-inflated tubes, jackets, toys or other paraphernalia shall be allowed in the large pool. Devices for instructional aid, such as kickboards and bubbles, may be used only with permission of the Pool Director or the lifeguard.
  • At no time shall any member participate in any breath-holding games.


  • Members must drive SLOWLY and carefully on Glezen Lane, the entrance road and in the parking area.
  • Speed limit on the club premises is 10 MPH.
  • Members will park diagonally on the right-hand side of the access road and will observe all No Parking areas.
  • Members may not park on Glezen Lane or on the entrance road within 100 feet of Glezen Lane.
  • No parking, including live parking, is allowed in the circle.

    Pool Rules

    • Lap lanes will be made available for lap swimmers. Please see a lifeguard for a lane.
    • The use of pool toys, water shooters, buoys, kick boards, etc. are allowed

    Wading Pool

    • Any child using the wading pool MUST be within arms reach AT ALL TIMES by a responsible person at least 12 years old.
    • Children over 7 years of age shall not be permitted to use the wading pool at any time.
    • No metal or rigid plastic toys shall be allowed in the wading pool.

    Diving Board

    • Extreme caution at all times must be observed in the use of the diving board. Look before diving, and at the completion of the dive, swim out straight or turn to the nearest side of the pool.
    • One person on the board at time.
    • ALL will jump/dive straight off the end of the board only. Any jumping from side or end of the board or toward the side of the pool will not be allowed.
    • Do not dive too far out where the water is shallow.
    • Swim to the ladder nearest to the board.
    • Wait until previous diver is holding the ladder before you dive.
    • One bounce! Except during a coached diving practice.
    • Feet only on the board.
    • No hanging on the board from underneath.
    • Set fulcrum at one! Except during a coached diving practice.
    • No diving during “shark.”
    • No diving during 6 and under swim practice.
    • Playing “catch” off the board is NOT ALLOWED.

      Tennis Rules

      • Use of the courts shall be restricted to members and their guests. All guests must check in with Club staff upon arrival and must remain in the company of a Club member.
      • Reservations are required for the Clay Courts; gates to courts numbered 2 and 3 (clay courts) shall be left open at all times. No reservations required for the Hard Courts.
      • Club Pro will determine the playability of clay courts. Playing on soft, wet clay courts causes damage. Players should brush clay courts lengthwise and sweep tapes after playing.
      • The courts are for tennis. No other games will be permitted within the enclosure, with the exception of basketball on court No. 8. An exception is made on court 5, where basketball will be available–until dusk.
      • No tennis shall be played on the Club premises on weekdays BEFORE 8:00 am on courts 2 and 3 and 9:00 am on all other courts, on Saturdays BEFORE 8:00 am on courts 2 and 3 and 10:00 am on all other courts, on Sundays BEFORE 9:00 am on courts 2 and 3 and 10:00 am on all other courts and AFTER 9:00 pm every day.
      • Members and guests must follow the Club rules and also comply with the principles of tennis etiquette.
      • Shirts and proper clothing must be worn at all times.
      • Use tennis courts at your own risk.
      • Access to the tennis shed limited to the WSTC head tennis professional only. Use of WSTC tennis balls limited to WSTC head tennis professional only.
      • Members and guests waiting to play must wait outside court enclosure.
      • Smooth-soled tennis shoes must be worn on the clay courts. Jogging shoes, hard-soled shoes, or bare feet are not permitted on any of the courts or the basketball area.
      • Scheduling the use of courts shall be regulated by the Tennis Committee.
      • Members who fail to comply with the rules will be referred to the Board of Governors.

      Senior Guests

      Rules of Eligibility

      1. A Senior Guest is a single member or joint members living at one address who have reached the age of 65, and who have been WSTC members for 15 years or longer. Single members and joint members must be active members of the club.
      2. Member/joint members so identified are subject to the following guidelines:
        a. Senior Guests go on the inactive member list, and no longer have voting rights.
        b. Senior Guests have unlimited club use and access to all club facilities, and are subject to all Club Rules and Regulations, including Guest rules.
        c. Senior Guests are not subject to spring/fall cleanup requirements.
        d. Senior Guests are capped at 17 total combined single and joint members.
        e. Dues for Senior Guests are fixed at 60% of the WSTC annual dues.

      Senior Guest Waitlist

      1. A member/joint member applying for the waitlist must currently be an Active member and remain an Active member while on the waitlist.
      2. A member/joint member applying for waitlist must meet the qualifier of 65 years of age at the time that this application is made.
      3. A member/joint member applying for the waitlist should have 15 years or more membership at the time that this application is made.
      4. Application for this waitlist shall be made in writing to the WSTC Membership Board member in charge.

      The WSTC Board may consider and approve variations from the above based on facts and circumstances.

      Should any member have any questions please contact the Senior Liaison at:

      Club rules may be revised and added at any time by the Board of Governors. 

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