Bringing children to the pool
We welcome children to the pool, but children under 8 must be accompanied in the water by someone over the age of 16 who can swim.
One swimmer over 16 can look after two children under the age of 8, but if either child is
- under 5, or
- can’t swim one width of the pool by themselves,
then they must wear a buoyancy aid.
All children who are not potty trained must wear a swimming nappy when using the pool.
We expect everyone to behave sensibly at our pool, and standard rules apply, like no diving in the shallow end.
The duty lifeguard can help explain the rules to you, and their decision on what is acceptable is final. They may choose to refuse admission or ask you to leave if you do not comply with the rules.
UNDER 8s ADMISSIONS POLICY
- Children under the age of 8 must be accompanied in the water and directly supervised at all times by a competent swimmer aged 16 or above.
- If a competent swimmer aged 16 or above is supervising one child under the age of 8 there is no requirement for the child to wear a buoyancy aid.
- A competent swimmer aged 16 or above may supervise two children under the age of 8. However, in this instance, all children under the age of 5, and any child aged between 5 and 7 who is unable to swim one width of the Pool, MUST wear a buoyancy aid.
- All under 8s will be classed as non-swimmers until they have passed the lifeguard's under 8 one width swim test.
- Nappy policy - for health & safety reasons, all babies and children who are not potty trained must wear a swimming nappy when using the Pool. Swimming nappies can be purchased from the Kiosk.
The Duty Lifeguard's decisions on access and usage are final.