Emergency Action Plan

Emergency Action Plan

Saratoga Swimming Club

20017 Bella Vista, Saratoga, CA  95070



Issues pertaining to:


Physical Emergencies

Seizures, head trauma, broken bones, etc…


Pool or pool equipment Issues

-water quality

-pool equipment not working

-pool-contamination issues (fecal, vomit, blood-born or dead animals

-leaks in pool or hot tub

Pool Service: 

Jeremy's Pool Service: 408-335-0257


-water temperature

-diving board

-chemicals needed

Pool Manager: Craig and Jenny Child

Jenny's cell is 408-963-8494

Craig's cell is 408-431-0140


Facility Issues

-lack of water

-sprinkler issues

-lack of electricity

-lack of sewer

-building issues, (broken windows, doors, locks…)

-garden/pest related items

-security issues

Facilities Manager: Jim Axline

First call Roxanne:  497-6043

Jim (emergencies): 497-9760

Non-urgent messages: 395-7603



Wendy Tjaden: 408-712-8048

Membership questions

-new memberships



Membership Secretary:

Shelby McNary 408-647-7212

Guest and lifeguard questions;

Pool parties

- unfamiliar visitors

- party questions/policy

- guest-related issues

- questions about drop-offs

- questions about lifeguards

Lifeguard Coordinator:

Lori Timmons (408) 314-9997


Shelby McNary 408-647-7212

Accidental Fecal Release – An AFR constitutes a possible major influx of bacterial and protozoan organisms into the pool water which can then lead to bather contamination and a water related illness (WRI).   Whenever there is an accidental fecal release, the pool is to be immediately closed and pool service called.  Once all of the bathers have exited the pool, the fecal material is to be removed, if possible, with a scoop or net making sure to keep it intact as much as possible.  The scoop/net is to be decontaminated after use. 

Accidental Vomit Release – Should anyone vomit into the pool, the pool must be immediately closed and pool service called.

Bloodshed – An event that has bloodshed in the pool itself does not require the closing of the pool as keeping the proper disinfection levels will negate any problems.  Closing for 5-10 minutes may be done for the benefit of the swimmers to feel secure.  If there is bloodshed on the pool deck, it will be necessary to treat the area and clean up properly.

Dead Animals – If there are dead animals on the pool deck, remove the dead animal and disinfect.  If there is a dead animal in the pool, the pool must be closed and pool service called.

Virginia Graeme Baker Pool and Spa Safety Act

Saratoga Swim Club is VGB compliant.

The Virginia Graeme Baker Pool (VGB) and Spa Safety Act was enacted by Congress and signed by President Bush on December 19, 2007. Designed to prevent the tragic and hidden hazard of drain entrapments and eviscerations in pools and spas, the law became effective on December 19, 2008. Under the law, all public pools and spas must have ASME/ANSI A112.19.8-2007 compliant drain covers installed and a second anti-entrapment system installed, when there is a single main drain other than an unblockable drain.

Consumer Product Safety Commission STAFF’S GUIDE TO COMPLYING WITH THE LAW

By December 19, 2008, ALL public pool owners/operators must:

  • Install drain covers that meet the ANSI/ASME A112.19.8–2007 standard on EVERY drain/grate. A list of cover manufacturers can be found at www.cpsc.gov/whatsnew.html#pool
  • Install an automatic shut-off system, gravity drainage system, Safety Vacuum Release System (SVRS), suction-limiting vent system or disable the drain, if the pool operates off of a
  • SINGLE main drain. Pools and spas with unblockable drains are exempt from this requirement.  A list of SVRS manufacturers can be found at www.cpsc.gov/whatsnew.html#pool.
  • Ensure that dual or multiple main drains are at least 3 feet apart.

Pools And Spas Not Open On December 19, 2008 Are Not Required To Be In Compliance Until The Day The Pool Or Spa Is Re-opened!

The new Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act requires all new drain and grate covers be certified to all applicable standards starting on November 12, 2008.

CPSC staff recommends that to ELIMINATE and not just MITIGATE the drain entrapment hazard in pools and spas, pool owners should disable old drains or build new pools without any drains and use gutters, overflows and/or skimmers to provide water to the pump.

Saratoga Swim Club,
May 10, 2018, 10:30 AM