Swimming Admission Guidance

Weekend swimming is available to members and non-members in the main pool and are ideal for families. 

Admission policy applies: 

Children under the age of 4 years:

  • must be accompanied in the pool at all times by a responsible adult (over 16 years)
  • ratio of 1 adult to 1 child


  • ratio 1 adult to 2 children if child under 4 wearing a suitable buoyancy aid.

Buoyancy aids accepted under this policy are those that fully support the child’s weight in the water and remain secure in and out of the water. E.g. Arm Bands and Float suits. Buoyancy aids that are hand-held are not considered appropriate. 

Children under the age of 8 years:

  • must be accompanied in the pool at all times by a responsible adult (over 16 years)
  • ratio of 1 adult to 2 children 

Children 8 and over:

  • A child over the age of 8 years who can demonstrate a swimming ability can swim unattended. 

Please note:

While in the pool the responsible person must maintain a constant watch over the children for whom they are responsible and be in close contact with those of their children who are weak or non-swimmers.

Lifeguards will request a swim test for children entering deep water if they appear to lack confidence or do not demonstrate water confidence in their swimming ability.  Failure to complete the test will result in restricted usage being applied to the child (i.e. they must stay in the shallow end of the swimming pool). 

Like all activities at the moment, needs to be booked in advance via our online portal. All swimming session times can be viewed via our online portal. Due to social distancing and limited capacities every family member needs to be booked in, including all children of all ages. 


Q: "Can my son who is over 8, swim on his own and can I stay and watch?"

A: As long as your son has the ability to swim unaided, yes he can swim. Sadly though there are no spectator facilities during this time. 

Q: "My daughter is 3 years old can we book to come swimming?"

A: Yes, you can come swimming with your daughter, as long as you both book in a session slot via our online portal: https://ebookings.yourleisure.uk.com/