Under 8s Policy

Following a review by the Health & Safety Executive and the Institute Of Sport And Recreation Management on child admission, this is Sandwell Leisure Trust`s child admission policy.

Parent/guardian responsibility

Main pool

One adult can be responsible for two children aged 4 - 7

One adult can be responsible for one child aged 0 – 3

(In these circumstances, an adult can only be responsible for another child aged 8 and over.)

Small Pool

One adult can be responsible for three children aged 4 - 7

One adult with one child aged 0 – 3 can be responsible for another child aged 0 - 7

Once admitted, the adult is expected to remain with the children at all times and will need to go in the water with them. Weak and non-swimmers will be asked to wear armbands.

Definition of an adult

An adult is a responsible person who is at least 16 and can provide proof of their age if asked by staff.

Competent swimmers aged 7 and under

Children may be exempt from these ratios if they complete the Sandwell Leisure Trust Swimming Competency Test. The adult must still remain in the same pool with the children at all times.

Sandwell Leisure Trust reserves the right to request proof of a child’s age.

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