Child Admissions Policy

All children under the age of 8 must be accompanied by an adult (16 years or over) in the water in all public swimming sessions.

0 – 3 Years old

0 - 3 Years Old
Children Aged 3 years and under must be accompanied on a 1 adult : 1 child basis.

This is regardless of whether the child is wearing a buoyancy aid.

Mixed Ages

mixed ages
Where an adult has 1 child aged 3 or under and another aged 4, 5, 6 or 7 then the younger child must wear an appropriate buoyancy aid.

4 – 7 Years Old

4 - 7 years old
Children Aged 4, 5, 6 or 7 years must be accompanied on a 1 adult:2 children basis as a minimum.

This is regardless of whether either child is wearing a buoyancy aid.

8 Years & Over


Children aged 8 years and over do not need to be accompanied. It is therefore down to parents to be confident that their child’s swimming ability is of a suitable standard to not need adult supervision.

This policy has been written following Risk Assessments being carried out taking into account the design, layout and type of pool; the swimming ability and age of children and whether approved buoyancy aids are being worn by non-swimmers. We have also used Guidance from Chartered Institute For The Management of Sport And Physical Activity (CIMSPA) and the Health & Safety Executive (HSE).