Swimming pool child admission policy

A responsible person aged at least 18 years (or parent) must accompany all children into the swimming pool. The responsible person must at all times ensure that they maintain a constant watch over, and be within arm’s reach of, the children for whom they are responsible. The responsible person must always follow the instructions of staff as and when directed. Weak and non-swimmers are restricted at all times to the designated non swimmer areas of the pools which is the shallow end as indicated.

Child admission criteria

A responsible person may supervise children under the following ratios:

Under 4 years

  • One adult: one child.

Age 4-7 years

  • One adult: two children.

Mixed ages

  • One adult: one under 4 and one 4-7 year old child.

All children aged 8-17 must be accompanied by a responsible person into the swimming pool.

The purpose of this Child Admission Policy is to help safeguard all children using the swimming pool and is not intended to stop children and their families having fun and enjoying their swimming session.