Frequently Asked Questions

What you need to know

We want to you have a blast this summer, so let’s remember we are a community. GMSC Members + Lifeguards/Staff + Guests + Pool neighbors = Pool Community. Let’s keep everyone safe and healthy while at the pool. Please treat EVERYONE at GMSC with respect. 

Pool Hours: 11am – 8pm (most days) 

Please check the Events calendar and Pool Hours for changes to this schedule. 

Swim team: Swim meets for The Gators are scheduled throughout the summer at our pool and other area swim club pools, and are generally held on Saturday mornings from 6 am to 12 pm or Wednesday evenings starting around 5:00 pm. The pool is closed to all other members whenever GMSC is hosting a swim meet (on average around 5 times per summer). Please refer to the Events calendar for specific dates when we open late or close early. Please note that the baby pool is closed during all swim meets as well.

Checking in and checking out of the pool

Please stop at the front desk when you arrive or depart the pool so that our staff can check you in and out. We have a new membership management system that will help us monitor usage patterns so that we can properly staff the pool throughout the season. Your support is appreciated!


Yes! We encourage it! Guest passes should be purchased in advance (or via your phone once you arrive at the pool). You can purchase guest passes by logging into our Member Dashboard. Guests will be required to sign a standard waiver. We will accept cash and cards onsite if you forget to purchase ahead of time. 

For large gatherings, please inquire about setting up a party so that life guards will be properly staffed and everyone is safe. Thank you.


Yes! Complete an Event Request Form. Events must be hosted by a GMSC member. For more information regarding events, please visit our events page. Events

Swim Lessons:

Swim Lessons are open to GMSC members and non-members. For more detailed information please visit: Swim Lessons

Lightning > Why did the guards clear the pool?

Our guards are trained to monitor an application that confirms lightning sightings and its distance from the pool. When appropriate, the guards will clear the pool for 30 minutes. This is standard procedure. While it is disappointing to go to – or be at – the pool during a lightning watch, safety is our priority. Please respect our guards authority to make this decision and encourage your children to quickly clear the baby and main pools, when needed.  

Snack Shack 

We encourage you to purchase Snack Shack credit via your member account, making it easy to manage your balance and monitor spending throughout the season! The Snack Shack will still accept cash or credit cards for purchases. To purchase snack shack credit go to Snack Shack Credit

Adult swim 

Generally, our lifeguards will blow the whistle at 1PM, 3PM, and 5PM each day in order to clear the pool for 15 minutes for “Adult Swim.” This encourages kids to hit the restrooms, reapply sunscreen, enjoy the swing set, snack shack treats, and other features at GMSC while adults get some quiet time in the pool. 


Please use the grills! Feel free to bring your own tools or use the GMSC tools for grilling. Please wipe down the tools and turn off the grill after use. 

Adult beverages 

Yes, alcoholic beverages are permitted per GMSC rules. No glass bottles, drink in moderation, 21+, recycle and be responsible. GMSC Board and Staff reserve the right to refuse this option at any time.


Yes. Please ask the front desk attendants for the password.

Remember, our lifeguards are here to keep you + your children safe. Pool rules are for everyone’s safety. 

Pool Rules

  • The Pool is for Members and authorized guests only. All guests must be accompanied by a member.  
  • Any Member desiring a party/event MUST receive written approval of GMSC staff. Not following the policy may result in dismissal from the pool.  You may reserve an event space through GMSC by going to Events
  • Members may bring their own chairs, food, coolers, umbrellas, drinks and blankets. 
  • Pool chairs are available on a first come first serve basis. Please don’t reserve more chairs than you need. (remember the respect thing)
  • Children 5 & under must be accompanied at all times while in the water within arm’s length of a guardian. Children 6-11 years old should be actively supervised by a guardian. A guardian being at least the age of 16 years old. 
  • Use swim diapers for diaper-aged children in the pools. 
  • Pick up after yourself and your children. Many kids are having so much fun that they forget to grab their wrappers when leaving the swing set or volleyball court. Lead by example, make sure they keep the pool clean too!
  • No glass containers or bottles.
  • No running on the pool deck. 
  • No foul language.
  • Food or drink is prohibited in the pool water.  
  • No Water Balloons allowed on premises. 
  • Pool toys/balls are permitted, but use must be respectful of other members, and may be restricted at guard discretion. Hard balls are not permitted in the pool. 
  • No smoking/no vaping.
  • No diving outside of diving well (unless specified for swim team purposes).
  • Pool floats are allowed, however they must not impede other swimmers. Floats may be restricted at lifeguard discretion.

GMSC staff is authorized to remove any guests behaving in a manner that jeopardizes safety or directly impedes the enjoyment of the pool for other members. Not following lifeguard instruction is grounds for removal from the pool. 

Diving Board Rules

  • One person at a time allowed on a diving board.
  • Divers must wait until the previous person has cleared the diving area before proceeding. 
  • No jumping off the sides of the board.
  • No cartwheels, handstands, or hanging off the diving board. 
  • Divers must swim directly to the nearest ladder and leave the diving area immediately. 
  • Fully secured/buckled floatation devices are permitted on the low dive. However, NO flotation devices are allowed on high dive – Divers must be able to swim.
  • Divers cannot return down the ladder of the high dive. 
  • No “horseplay” or pool floats in the diving area.
  • No hanging on ropes.
  • No swimming or diving in the diving area unless boards are closed by pool staff.
  • Only one bounce on the board is allowed before diving. 
  • The Pool Manager or Lifeguards may restrict certain dives or behavior based on safety concerns. 
  • All types of electronic devices, flippers, goggles, and eye wear are not allowed on diving boards.


I have more questions or would like to provide feedback. Who can I contact?

To contact a Board member, Contact


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