RULES & REGULATIONS

Park and Pool Hours:

Regular hours are 8am to 9pm 
Exceptions are granted for SBCC swim team, lap swim and special events approved by the SBCC Board. 
SBCC grounds are open to Deeded Members and Associates year-round. Swimming in the lake and pool are permitted when lifeguards are on duty, generally Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day weekend. Exact open/close dates and hours may vary by year and are posted on the Calendar page.

Key Card Access:

SBCC Deeded Members and Associates in good standing are allowed a maximum of two key fobs per family for access to SBCC. The key fobs will only work if dues have been paid. Please contact the membership coordinator for key fobs. 

Deeded Member Beach Access:

Open to all family members living in a deeded home within SBCC Homeowners’ Association (HOA) boundaries. HOA dues must be fully paid on an annual basis. Parents, adult children and grandchildren can access SBCC when accompanied by their deeded family member. 

Deeded Member Pool Access:

Deeded Members have the option of purchasing a pool membership. Pool membership is open to all family members living in the deeded home, whose pool dues have been fully paid on an annual basis. Parents, adult children and grandchildren of deeded members may use the pool without guest fees. All other guests of Deeded Members must pay the pool guest fees to use the pool facility. Caretakers of young children, along with guest children under the age of 3 are exempt from pool guest fees. 

Deeded Beach Members who have not opted to purchase a pool membership may not use the pool as a guest of a paying member. SBCC swim team requires a fully paid pool membership. 

Associate Beach & Pool Access:

SBCC offers and Associate program, which includes beach and pool access for family members living in the Associate’s home. Annual Associate dues must be paid to access SBCC facilities. Anyone not living in the Associate’s home is considered a guest and must be accompanied by an associate as well as pay guest fees for use of the pool. Caretakers of young children, along with guest children under the age of 3 are exempt from pool guest fees. 

Sheridan Beach Community Club Rules:

  1. Swimming is not allowed in the lake or pool unless a lifeguard is present.
  2. Lifeguards must be obeyed at all times.
  3. No running or rough behavior is allowed on the dock. 
  4. Members may enter SBCC through the front gate or by boat. Entering or exiting SBCC by swimming is forbidden. Lake swimmers must stay within the ropes at all times. 
  5. Swimming is not allowed beneath the dock. 
  6. No pets are allowed on premises. 
  7. Alcohol or drug abuse will not be tolerated. Underage use is strictly prohibited and may result in suspension of membership. 
  8. Smoking, including vaping, is not permitted within the gates of SBCC.
  9. The riding of bicycles, skateboards, skates or scooters is not allowed within the gates of SBCC. 
  10. No motorized vehicles are allowed within the gates of SBCC. 
  11. Personal fireworks are prohibited at SBCC as well as illegal in Lake Forest Park. 

Boating & Watercraft Rules:

  1. The SBCC dock is available during park hours for SBCC members in good standing and their accompanied guests. As in the case of any guest use of our facility the host member must always accompany the guest and is responsible for the conduct of the guests. All guest policy rules apply. 
  2. All boats must be off the dock by 9pm. No overnight moorage. 
  3. Smoking is not permitted on the dock. 
  4. Moorage is allowed on the south side of the dock only. 
  5. Boats may not be operated over a speed of 7 knots within 100 yards of shore or above idle speed while within 50 ft. of the dock. 
  6. Life vests are legally required when using personal and SBCC-owned personal watercraft (kayaks, paddleboards) from SBCC. Watercraft must launch from the beach and stay outside the ropes of the swimming area. 

Lake Swimming

During the summer months, our dock and deep area of the lake is guarded on a regular rotation. No swimming is allowed when a guard is not on duty. There is no diving or headfirst entry into the lake from the dock, from the diving board, or down the slide. Feet first only due to shallowness. As the lake goes down over the summer, we occasionally have to close the diving board later in the season.

Please watch your own children in the shallow and beach area of the lake. It does get deeper at the rope line. Also, beware of the large, submerged concrete block barriers just past the two vertical posts. They were probably originally set to help maintain the sand in the shallow wading area.

Shallow (Wading) Area

The roped off shallow (wading) area of the lake is NOT guarded regularly. Children must be supervised closely by an adult when using the shallow area. On busy days, every attempt will be made to staff an additional guard near the shallow area. Do not enter the swim area of the lake from the shallow area. Entry to the lake swim area must be done from the dock so lifeguards are aware of additional swimmers. A guard must be present to swim in the lake.

Swim Test

To be eligible to swim in deep water without an adult within arm’s reach, swimmers must have at least a minimum level of competency in the water. The Sheridan Beach swim test is based on the American Red Cross water competency sequence. Water competency will be shown by performing the following skills in a sequence:

  1. Enter the water and completely submerge.
  2. Recover to the surface and remain there for at least 1 minute (floating or treading).
  3. Rotate up to 360 degrees and orient to an exit (ladder or stairs).
  4. Swim on the front or the back through the water for at least 25 feet.
  5. Exit from the water.

Cabana Reservations

Members may schedule ONE long-term reservation during the summer season. A long-term reservation is considered more than 7 days in advance. There is currently no limit on reservations within 7 days time. Reservations can be made through your Manage Account page.

Reservation times are 12-4pm or 4:30 to 8:30pm.  If your Cabana party is planning to have more than 10 swimmers, please notify management in advance of the party in order to staff the swimming pool and lake accordingly. Cabana rental gatherings are limited to 30 people.

There is no fee for cabana reservations. The reserving member MUST be present at all times during the reservation and is responsible for their guests. Use of the mini-fridge and grill are included with the reservation. We do not have dish washing facilities, so bring your own cooking utensils!

Club Access

Members in good standing are allowed a maximum of two key fobs per family for access to the Beach Club. The fobs will only work if dues have been paid. Key fobs work during Beach Club hours. There is a $50 fee for replacement fobs. Protect access to the Club and report lost fobs to the membership chair.

Pool Rental

The pool is available for 60 minute private rentals from 12pm-1pm on Saturday and Sundays. Rentals must be arranged 2 weeks in advance. The hosting SBCC member MUST be present at all times during the rental. Book Rental Here

  • 1 – 25 swimmers w/ 2 guards:
    • Pool Member $85
    • Beach Member $125
  • 26 – 50 swimmers w/ 3 guards:
    • Pool Member $120
    • Beach Member $160

Tents

Members may bring tents to provide additional shade. They are only permitted behind the beach club rules sign.

Youth

Children aged 11 and older may be at the beach unattended. They are permitted to bring up to two guests. Children aged 10 and under must be closely supervised while at the Beach Club. Non-swimmers, ages 17 and under, must be within the reach of an adult in order to enter either the lake or the pool or to be on the dock. Children will be considered non-swimmers unless they have passed the swim test administered by one of the SBCC Lifeguard Staff. A record will be kept of children who have passed the test, and a wristband system for quick identification is in place.

Ducks and Geese

Please instruct your children, guests and other family members not to feed the ducks or geese. Our lifeguards pick up goose poop every day. Please help us keep the lawn area free of food scraps, which only encourage our unwanted feathered friends.