Swimming Pool Child Admission Policy
The purpose of the Child Admission Policy is to safeguard a group of pool users who are most at risk i.e. young children. It is not intended to stop children from having fun and enjoying swimming, nor is it intended to make life difficult for parents/carers. The following is designed to be applied under normal circumstances and may be adjusted to accommodate periods of high bather loads e.g. during Aqua Fun sessions.
- All children under the age of 8 years old must be accompanied in the water at all times during unprogrammed sessions by a responsible adult of at least 16 years of age. We recommend that children over 8 who are weak or non-swimmers be accompanied by an adult.
- All children under the age of 8 years old must be accompanied on an adult supervision ratio of 1 adult to a maximum of 2 children.
- Children who are weak or non-swimmers must wear armbands or other approved buoyancy aids while in the water.
- Weak and non-swimmers should remain within standing depth and remain in designated non-swimmer areas.
Bather ratio in operation:
Under 3 years – one adult : one child
4 – 7 years – one adult : two children
8 years+ – allowed to swim on their own