Swim Safe Policy

We want to ensure you have an enjoyable and safe swim. Our policy…

  • Children under 2 must be closely supervised at all times by an adult (aged 16 or over) on a 1 adult to 1 child basis.
  • Children between the ages of 2 and 8 must be closely supervised at all times in the pool by a responsible adult (aged 16 or over), at a ratio of 1 adult to 2 children.
  • Children aged 8 to 11 must pass a swim test before they can swim without adult supervision in the pool! Please ask for details at the pool reception.

To be clear. Closely supervised means in the water with the children. We will not allow people into the facility unless we are happy that the safe swim policy ratios are met. We don’t want disappointed children or angry parents so please don’t come unless you can meet the ratios.

Examples.

A 1 year old and a 3 year old would require Two adults

Two 2 year olds would require One adult

Two 6 year olds and an 8 year old who can’t pass a swim test would require One adult (all 3 children need to stay with that adult in the water)

A swim test consists of a swimmer being asked to swim 50 metres (two shorter lengths of our pool) in a recognised stroke. Our staff will assess this. Passing this will allow those swimmers past the non swimmer signs and into the deep end of the pool. For 8 to 11 year olds it will also mean that they don’t need to be under parental supervision in the pool.

Inflatable session

8-15 year olds who can swim 50 meters only. No adults or younger children will be allowed onto the inflatable and any children that can’t swim 50 meters wont be able to stay in the water. Swimmers are tested to swim 50 meters each session.