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    Pool Rules - Staying Safe when Using the Pool

    • Please read and observe the pool rules displayed in the building.
    • During the school term members of the public are requested not to enter the changing rooms without permission from the pool staff.
    • The lifeguards are responsible for the Health & Safety of everyone in the building – please adhere to their instructions at all times.
    • All swimmers are requested to shower before using the pool.
    • Children over the age of 8 must use the correct changing room for their gender. Parents bringing younger children should use the correct gender changing room appropriate to the parent.
    • All children under 8 years of age attending swimming lessons or indeed using the pool should be supervised at all times by an adult in the changing rooms.

    • For safety reasons all children under 8 years of age must be accompanied by an adult into the water.
    • An adult may accompany up to 2 children under 8 years of age into the swimming pool.
    • All children under 8 years of age must be supervised by an adult at arm’s length when using the pool.
    • Non Swimmers and children wearing arm bands are not allowed in the deep end.
    • No backward jumps into the pool.
    • Bombing into the pool is not allowed.
    • Running is not allowed on poolside.
    • Handstands/Acrobatics in the water are not allowed.
    • Diving is only allowed from the deep end of the pool (not from the side of the pool).
    • All dives must be shallow with arms extended to protect the head.
    • Diving into the training lane during ‘General Swimming’ is prohibited.
    • Running dives are not allowed.
    • Diving is not allowed during the Adult’ and Ladies’ Swim sessions.
    • Children (Under 16 years of age) are not allowed to Swim in the 'Adult Swim, Ladies Swim' and 'Rise N Shine' sessions.
    • Children (over 10 years of age) are allowed to swim in the 'Lane Swim' sessions to develop their fitness. 
    • When swimming in the training lane(s) swimmers are asked to be considerate of others and use the lane which best matches their ability, speed and stroke.
    • Balls, snorkels and full face masks are prohibited from all sessions.
    • Training paddles and fins are only allowed at the discretion of the staff on duty.
    • During 'Float Fun' the pool is divided in half and float are probited in the deep end.
    • Standing on the floats is not allowed.
    • Jumping onto the floats is not allowed.
    • Swimming under the floats is not allowed.
    • Diving from the floats is prohibited.
    • Stacking of floats is forbidden.
    • Children's Swim Suits must be worn in the communal shower.
    • Prams and Buggies are not allowed in the changing rooms or on poolside.
    • No outdoor shoes are allowed on poolside - please use the overshoes provided.
    • Photography on poolside is prohibited.
    • No full face masks - swimmers are only permitted to wear goggles.
    • Mobile phones/ipads are not allowed to be used on poolside.
    • Failure to follow the pool rules or the lifeguard's instruction could result in exclusion from the session.
    • Last entry to the pool 30 minutes before the end of the session.