Children under the age of 10 must be supervised by an adult at all times at Council pools

Parents and carers are reminded that all children under 10 years of age must be supervised by a parent or a guardian when they are at any of Council’s three public swimming pools.

The reminder comes as an increasing number of parents/carers have been seen dropping their young children at the pool by themselves before the start of a class or activity.

It is Council policy that children under the age of 10 at a Council pool must be supervised by an adult at all times.

Council does not operate a child care centre from its swimming pools.

Council staff have the right to refuse entry to the pool to any unaccompanied child thought to be under 10 years of age, and Council may be required to report incidents involving an unaccompanied child to welfare agencies and/or Police for their follow up and action.

This is a child safety issue and Council does not wish to see any harm come to a youngster while at the pool, so please ensure your child is supervised at all times.