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Important information

Aquatics Centre specific

  • Children Under 4 must be accompanied by a supervising adult on a 1:1 basis
  • Children 4 to 7 years must be accompanied by a supervising adult on a maximum 1:2 basis
  • Children 8+ years may use the pools unaccompanied as long as they are a competent swimmer.

No children under 8 years old are permitted into public lane sessions, or any public sessions where the water depth is greater than 1.35m

Swimmers aged 8+ must be able to swim 50 metres continuously of a recognised stroke to swim in a 50 metre lane session.

A supervising adult is defined as someone aged 16 years old or over who is capable of supervising the child in a competent manner.

Children under 8 years of age must be under the constant care and close supervision of an adult at all times, excluding during an organised 'ASV Kids' activity session. During these activities, children should be dropped off and collected directly from the activity area by their parent or guardian.

For pre-school organised activities, a parent / guardian should remain in the activity area for all dry-side activities, or within the viewing area for aquatics activities.

Children under 8 years of age should be taken into an ‘opposite sex’ changing area when there is no other responsible adult to take them into a ‘same sex’ changing area. Children 8 years and over must not be taken into an ‘opposite sex’ changing area.

ASV operates a photographic policy, please see a member of staff for more information.

ASV cannot accept responsibility for the safety and security of children out with the hours of the designated Kids activity session, although activity leaders have a duty of care from when the parent/carer drops the child off, to when they pick them up after the session, regardless of whether or not this falls within the designated time of the activity session.

Parents must ensure that children are collected promptly at the end of the activity session.

At the end of the session, children aged under 8 years must not leave the activity area until their parent or carer has arrived in the activity area and informed the coach that the child is being collected.

These guidelines will apply to all of the ASV's Kids Programme, with the exception of Children’s Swimming Lessons. For these lessons a register will be taken at the start of the session, and then again at the end of the session as the children leave poolside. Parents should then meet their children in the changing area or reception as required.

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