General Swimming Rules:

  • No running on the poolside;
  • No fighting, bullying, pushing or ducking or throwing other swimmers into the pool;
  • No flippers or snorkels to be used during public sessions;
  • No eating or drinking fizzy drinks 30 minutes before swimming;
  • No outdoor shoes permitted on the poolside;
  • No spectators are permitted on the poolside. Prams and pushchairs are permitted at the First Lifeguard's discretion. Wheelchairs are okay but must be via disabled entrance and kept at a safe distance from pool surround;
  • No smoking including e-cigarettes;
  • Non-swimmers and weak swimmers must remain in areas of the pool in which they can stand and not pass the non-swimmers sign displayed;
  • 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 aged under 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 8’s will be classed as non-swimmers until they have passed the Lifeguards under 8’s one width swim test;
  • No diving under 1.5m. No running, penguin or backward dives or any dive judged dangerous by the Duty Lifeguards;
  • No jumping onto or standing on floats/rafts or inflatables;
  • No shouting or bad language;
  • No bombing;
  • No acrobatics;
  • No petting;
  • Family photographs only. To be authorised by Lifeguard. Ask at the pool about our Photography Policy.
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Bovey Tracey Swimming Pool Association is a registered charity (Registered Charity Number 300773), and operates the swimming pool for the benefit of the local community.