Our 25m swimming pool with beach area, flume and wave machine. Offering lane swimming, early morning swimming, aqua fit classes, children's swimming lessons and Friday night splashdance pool disco.
As a starting point, the ratio of parent supervision for all children under eight should be 1:2.
This ratio could be increased, subject to the pool and its features (teaching pool, shallow water pools, use of approved swimming aids etc.), but should never be more than 1:3.
Circumstances (the presence of flumes, wave machines, inflatables, water slides, fast river rides etc.) may require a 1:1 ratio.
|pool type||age of child||influencing factors||ratio of adults to children|
|teaching & baby pool||0-4 yrs||designated non swim area with non swimmers wearing approved arm bands||1:1|
|under 8's||if one or more children are under 4||1:2|
|tank pool - with no designated non swim area and children without approved arm bands||0-4 yrs||when children are unable to stand and require to be held||1:1|
|4-7 yrs||or where one can safely stand alone||1:2|
|leisure pool - with wave machine and/or other challenging features||Considerations to the pool design, features, depth & lifeguards etc. It may be necessary to increase the minimum age or to introduce height restrictions.|
I've only recently started using the pool. I have visited at lunchtime so the pool is quiet. Sufficient staff around, Pool and changing areas clean.