Unley Swimming Centre

Child Supervision Policy Changes


UPDATED CHILD SUPERVISION POLICY – EFFECTIVE 14th SEPTEMBER 2019

Recent updates to the Guidelines for Safe Pool Operations (GSPO) have placed a stronger emphasis on the supervisory responsibilities of parents and guardians of children under the age of 10 whilst at the Centre.

The Unley Swimming Centre prides itself on the safety of our patrons and as such, has further developed our Supervisory Policy to reflect these changes.

In addition to the current Watch Around Water guidelines, the following supervision ratios will be enforced:
 
CHILDREN UNDER 5

RATIO: Maximum of 2 children under the age of 5 per adult

(babies in prams are included in this ratio).

CHILDREN UNDER 10 (5 - 9 years)

RATIO: Maximum of 4 children under the age of 10 per adult.

Wristbands

As per the GSPO recommendations, we will be implementing a wristband system to assist in the identification of our younger patrons.

At all times, children under the age of 5 must wear a pink wrist band and be within arm’s reach of a parent or responsible person who is over the age of 16.

At all times, children under the age of 10 must wear a yellow wrist band and must be accompanied and actively supervised by a parent or responsible person who is over the age of 16.

All wristbands are issued FREE of charge upon entry.
 
Terms And Conditions

These ratios apply to all children upon entry of the Centre and include before and after attending swimming lessons.

For children 10 years or older, parents must use their knowledge of the child’s swimming ability to determine the level of supervision required.

If a staff member is concerned for the safety of an unsupervised child, they have authority to remove the child from the water.

Failure to abide by these conditions may result in removal from the Centre without refund.