Rules

Lane Swimming Rules:

  • Enter lane only when ready to swim;
  • Enter the water when there is a gap between swimmers;
  • Swim as directed by the sign on poolside (both lanes swim clockwise);
  • Slower swimmers are to observe faster swimmers and give way accordingly;
  • Overtaking is allowed when swimming from the deep end back down to the shallow end only. However please do allow faster swimmers to overtake at the end of each length;
  • When you wish to rest, please stay on the left-hand side of the lane, or vacate the lanes;
  • Do not stand on the push off side of the lane (please keep clear for swimmers);
  • No hand paddles or flippers are allowed unless prior permission has been given;
  • Pool users may be asked to move lanes by the duty lifeguard;
  • Please do not hesitate to ask the Lifeguard on duty for any assistance or clarification to the above guidelines.
  • Please attend at the session start time for the briefing and to be checked in.
  • Your hour session time is inclusive of changing time before and after your swim. This is to give our team enough time to safely clean the premises between sessions.
  • Changing rooms available. A dry area on poolside is available. Please arrive ready to swim / beach style if possible.
  • Please ensure you follow lane swimming etiquette.
  • Maximum of 10 people per lane and lane speed depends on who else is in the session. Maximum of 20 customers on the premises at one time.
  • We can alllow spectators at this time.
  • Card payments are preferred. Tickets can also be purchased at the pool but online booking is preferred to guarantee your space.
  • Your ticket can be transferred up to a day before your session to another lane swimming slot. This can be done by clicking the link on your confirmation email. If you do not wish to transfer, you may phone to cancel your session providing a days notice is given to allow the ticket to be resold.

Family and Friends Pool Hire Rules:

  • Please attend at the session start time for the briefing and to be checked in.
  • Your hour session time is inclusive of changing time before and after your swim. This is to give our team enough time to safely clean the premises between sessions.
  • Changing rooms are available. A dry area on poolside is available. Please arrive ready to swim / beach style if possible.
  • Please ensure you stay in your designated area and separate from other group hires.
  • Half pool hire allows for up to 24 people. Toddler pool hire allows for up to 4 individuals. Please note that this includes children of all ages.
  • Please ensure you check our Under 8s Admissions Policy on the pool website.
  • We can allow spectators in our spectator area.
  • Please bring anything you want to use (at the lifeguard’s discretion). We are able to lend out a limit amount of kit dependent on the batherload.
  • Please note if you want to buy anything at the pool we prefer accepting card payments. Booking is essential for these sessions.
  • Remember that Lifeguards are there for everyone's safety.
  • You are unable to transfer or cancel half pool hire or toddler pool hire tickets unless we can resell them.
  • 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, fizzy or hot drinks on the poolside;
  • No outdoor shoes permitted on the poolside;
  • No spectators are permitted on the poolside. Prams and pushchairs are permitted at the First Lifeguards 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. See Photography Policy;
  • Public should sanitise their hands on arrival.

 

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, fizzy or hot drinks on the poolside;
  • No outdoor shoes permitted on the poolside;
  • No spectators are permitted on the poolside. Prams and pushchairs are permitted at the First Lifeguards 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. See Photography Policy;
  • Public should sanitise their hands on arrival.
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