Swimming pool rules

Poolside Rules for Bathers

  • No running on the poolside.
  • No fighting, bullying, ducking, pushing or throwing other bathers into the pool.
  • No face masks, flippers or snorkels to be used during general public sessions.
  • No eating or drinking on the poolside.
  • No outdoor footwear permitted on the poolside.
  • No spectators permitted on the poolside including swimming lessons, unless authorised by the swim-coordinator.
  • No smoking
  • Non-swimmers and weak swimmers must remain in the areas of the pool indicated by the signs on poolside.
  • Children under the age of 8 must be accompanied in the water by an adult (see child admission policy for full details)
  • Accompanying adults must not leave children under the age of 8 unattended or beyond eye contact.
  • Diving is not permitted into depths of less than 1.5 metres and then only shallow racing dives are allowed.
  • No jumping onto floats, rafts or inflatables from poolside.
  • No toys, inflatables or balls permitted in the main pool during public sessions.
  • All bathers MUST have correct swimwear. (No calf length shorts, No underwear, No t-shirts - these are subject to management approval)
  • The Lifeguards instructions should always be followed.
  • Please ensure you shower before entering the pool.
  • Please ensure you visit the toilet before entering the pool and encourage children to do so.
  • Children still requiring nappies are encouraged to wear a recognised swim nappy, available to purchase at Reception.
  • Conventional nappies are not permitted in the pool.
  • Any incident involving contamination of the pool must be reported to staff immediately.
  • You are advised NOT to swim if you are suffering from the following:
  •      -  Ear infection
  •      -  Open wounds
  •      -  Coughs / colds etc
  • Judge your own ability and lane pace to select the lane to use.
  • If you cannot keep pace with other swimmers, change lane.
  • Swim single file to allow overtaking when necessary.
  • Allow a reasonable and safe distance between fellow swimmers and yourself.
  • Respect others personal space.
  • Allow others to overtake at the end of the lane if necessary.
  • If you need to pass a swimmer in front of you, give their toes a polite tap.
  • Avoid talking or stopping in inappropriate places.
  • Be polite to swimmers of varying skill levels.
  • Show respect for others when dealing with a problem; if necessary make the lifeguard aware
  • Please avoid using back stroke in narrow lanes.
  • Respect the lifeguard's decision if he / she feels you are in the wrong lane for your speed.
  • Above all use common sense and courtesy.

The following procedures are to be followed at all times when groups of 10 or more bathers enter the swimming pool.

  • Number of group booking bathers must not exceed 40 in total at any one time.
  • Swimming declaration form to be completed and signed by the instructor / group leader at Reception prior to entering the pool.
  • All bathers MUST have correct swimwear. (No calf length shorts, No underwear, No t-shirts)
  • All groups after changing, will be briefed on poolside regulations prior to entering the water.
  • Non and weak swimmers must remain in the shallow end and within their comfortable standing depth at all times.  Group leaders must accompany any individuals that can not stand in the shallow end or if they are in any doubt that, for whatever reason, the individual will not adhere to the pool rules.
  • On no account must any member of the group enter the water via the deep end on their initial entry.
  • Group leader / instructor to be seated on pool balcony / spectator area and be clearly visible to staff at all times.  However, when there are young non-swimmers (under 11 years) in the group the leader must enter the water and be responsible for them at all times.
  • No jumping or diving will take place within the swimming pool when bather capacity reaches 50%.
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