Stars Lightning/Thunder Policy
In the event that lightning is seen and/or thunder is heard, or if a lightning strike is detected within 10 miles on the weather app, the pool will be evacuated and participants must leave the pool area. The pool will be closed and remain closed until at least 30 minutes has passed since the last time thunder is heard and/or lightning is seen. Watch your email and the website for updates regarding extended delays of practices or meets due to weather.
Lightning's behavior is random and unpredictable. Preparedness and quick response are the best defenses towards the lightning hazard.
Our pools are connected to a much larger surface area via underground water pipes, gas lines, electric and telephone wiring, etc. A lightning strike in one place to this metallic network may induce shocks elsewhere.
Lightning Safety Program for Pools
At the first signs of lightning or thunder, or if a lightning strike is detected within 10 miles on the weather app, the pools will be evacuated. ("If you can hear it /Clear It (suspend activities)." They will remain cleared for 30 minutes after the last observed lightning or thunder.
Patrons should leave the pool and the surrounding area. Seek shelter inside the main building, or in a fully enclosed metal vehicle with the windows up.
AVOID waiting under tall trees, umbrellas, or near electric power lines.
AVOID use of showers or other contact with water.
AVOID use of the telephone.
AVOID contact with any metal objects.