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Bad Weather Policy

Lightning Safety at the Anderson Mill Pools

The AMLD Pools and AMST follow national guidelines regarding lightning and pool safety. The policy is as follows: If any Coach or Lifeguard hears thunder OR lightning is detected within 15 miles of the pool, all swimmers must exit the pool and seek shelter. The pool will be closed until 30 minutes after the storm has passed.

Shelter, in the case of the Anderson Mill Pool, is a vehicle (other than soft top convertible) or the small locker room beside the office.The breezeway, restrooms, and pavilions are NOT considered shelter. Again, although you may feel safe from the rain, the breezeway, restrooms, and pavilions are NOT considered shelter from lightning!! If you choose to stay at the pool during the storm you may be asked to leave these areas.

Parents: If you normally drop off your swimmer/s for practice, it is advised that you stay at the pool when thunderstorms are expected.

Please follow all Lifeguard and Coaches instructions in the event of a thunderstorm!!

More information on Lightning Safety can be found here: http://www.usla.org/?page=Lightning

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