Beach

The Fayson Lakes Association provides, for the benefit of its dues-paying members, access to two private beaches and swimming areas.

 

Please help keep our beach areas safe by reviewing and observing the following rules and water safety procedures.

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BEACH RULES & INFORMATION

  1.  Badges must be worn at all times (day and night) when on Association property and displayed in a clearly visible manner.  Persons not wearing badges will be required to leave Association property.

  2.  Borrowing of badges is NOT permitted.

  3.  All guests must be accompanied by a member.

    •  Maximum 6 guests per day.

  4.  Bathers must stay within the roped swimming area regardless of age or ability.

  5.  Non-swimmers are to keep out of the pool area and remain within arm's length of a caregiver while in the water.

  6.  Children under the age of 12 must be accompanied by an adult while on Fayson Lakes Association property (including recreational and swimming areas).

  7.  The following items are prohibited year-round: plastic tubes, Styrofoam bubbles, plastic rafts, rings, water wings, swimmies, mermaid tails, facemasks, snorkels, or any other inflatable plastic flotation device. The only inflatable devices permitted must be made of CANVAS with a SCREW TYPE VALVE. The push-in type of valve is not acceptable. These rules are enforced by the staff for the safety of the swimmers.

  8.  Kickboards and rubber balls may be obtained at the beach shack.

  9.  Skin diving is permitted ONLY during prescribed hours and only with a "buddy." Flippers are permitted during a general swim but face masks and snorkels are not.

  10.  Persons suspected of being under the influence of drugs or alcohol shall be prohibited from entering the water.

  11.  Any conduct that endangers the safety or comfort of others shall be prohibited.

  12.  Do not enter the water if you are experiencing or recovering from:

    •  Diarrhea, or

    •  Have had any signs or symptoms of a gastrointestinal (stomach) disease in the past seven days.

  13.  All children in diapers must wear diapers specially designed for immersion in water (such as swim diapers).

  14.  Diaper changing permitted only in designated "Baby Changing" area in bathroom facilities.

    •  No changing of diapers on the beach.

    •  Do not wash out soiled diapers in the lake.

  15.  No food, beverages, or picnicking (including snacking) are permitted on Main Beach, Sabey's Beach (outside of designated picnic areas), or in swimming areas, at any time.

  16.  Glass containers are prohibited at food and drink areas, beaches, playgrounds, swimming areas, and on boats.

  17.  Paper and other litter are to be deposited in the litter baskets.

  18.  There is no smoking permitted on Fayson Lakes Association property.

  19.  Children are not to play or sit in the safety boat. Only authorized personnel or members performing necessary Association work are permitted to operate the motorboat.

  20.  Please keep small children away from the T-dock. THIS IS EXTREMELY IMPORTANT!  Lifeguards CANNOT reach the T-dock rapidly from their normal posts in case of an emergency.

  21.  All State fishing laws are in effect and are supplemented by the Association in an annual message.

  22.  Persons 14 years of age or older MAY NOT fish from the shore or docks, except senior/handicapped members with specific approval and with special badges.

  23.  Guest fishermen must wear a guest fishing badge and be accompanied by a badge-wearing member.

  24.  Do not block the Clubhouse parking lot. An access lane must be maintained through the lot from Clubhouse Trail to Stonybrook Trail at all times, both for members' convenience and for firefighting apparatus in the event of an emergency.

  25.  No animals, except for service animals, shall be allowed on the beaches, swimming areas, or in picnic areas, at any time.

  26.  Outdoor swimming/bathing shall be prohibited during an electrical storm.

  27.  Fayson Lakes Deep Water Swim Test:

    •  Anyone under 14 years of age must pass this two-part test if they wish to go to the deep-water docks.

    •  All tests to be administered by our beach staff.

    •  Part 1: Tread water for 1 minute.

    •  Part 2: Swim to the deep-water dock and back without stopping.

WATER SAFETY INFORMATION

Missing Persons Procedure

  1.  Establish that a person is missing.

  2.  Clear the water by sounding the safety horn and making public announcements.

  3.  Once the water is cleared, form two lines of people, one at the right side of the swimming area and one on the left side.

  4.  A guard will supervise the walking of each human chain until they reach the middle of the swimming area and entire shallow area has been checked.

  5.  While this is going on, another group of experienced swimmers will form a line in the deep swimming area. This line will surface dive along the bottom counting a five count and then resurface. Once they have all surfaced, a guard on the chair will direct them to back paddle three times and then repeat surface dive and search.

  6.  This operation will continue until the victim has been found.

  7.  While this operation is ongoing, a guard will check the restrooms, cave, picnic area, courts and call person's residence to search for the missing person.

Water Rescue

  1.  Guard in chair sounds horn and enters the water.

  2.  Second guard from the shack sprints to guard chair while guard in the shack keeps eyes on the water.

  3.  Once second guard reaches the guard chair, third guard comes out to assist with rescue.

  4.  If needed, call for First Aid Unit.

  5.  Rescue will be handled according to the American Red Cross Lifesaving Procedures.

  6.  A report must be filled out on all water rescues and missing person drills.

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