Pool Safety

We pride ourselves on keeping everyone safe, but we need your help in doing so. The Unley swimming centre is fully monitored by qualified lifeguards at all times, but please remember that they are not 'child minders'. The Unley Swimming Centre is a 'Watch Around Water' endorsed centre. 

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New pool supervision guidelines

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Recent changes to the Guidelines For Safe Pool Operations (GSPO) have highlighted the supervision ratios for parents / caregivers whilst supervising children at the Centre.

It is important to understand what this means and how it may affect you when visiting the pool. From November 1 2019, families and groups exceeding the following ratios cannot be permitted entry.

Children Under 5 (0 - 4 years of age)

1 adult for every 2 children aged 0-4 years (this ratio includes babies in prams)

All children 0-4 years of age MUST be accompanied in the water at all times by a parent/caregiver.

Children Under 10 (5 - 9 years of age)
1 adult for every 4 children aged 5-9 years

All children 5-9 years of age MUST be ACTIVELY SUPERVISED all times by a parent/caregiver.

Combination Ratio
1 adult for every 1 child aged 0-4 and 3 children aged 5-9.

As an example, One adult can accompany a maximum of 1 child (aged up to 4 years) and 3 children ( between 5 and 9 years of age).

Additional adults are then required if there are more children.

Unley Swimming Centre Rules & Conditions of Use

We have rules in place to help us keep everyone safe. Please make your self familiar with our rules.

  • The Unley Swimming Centre is a smoke and alcohol free area

  • Children under the age of 13 must be accompanied by an adult - refer to our Adult supervision ratio rules above

  • Children under 8 and non-swimmers are not permitted in the deep end of the main pool past the silver ladders at the 25 metre mark

  • Please choose appropriate swimming lane as signposted

  • Keep to the left when lap swimming

  • Please refrain from eating near the water

  • Swearing and rough behaviour will not be tolerated

  • No running on paved areas

  • No diving in the smaller pools

  • No glass containers or objects

  • Only appropriate swimwear to be worn

  • Management reserves the right to refuse entry

  • Rules regarding photography

The City of Unley will not be held liable for any damage or loss of personal belongings brought into the Centre. Personal items are the responsibility of the owner.

If you have any questions or concerns contact us on (08) 8372 5456 during pool opening hours.