We use safety measures such as swim tests and colour-coded wristbands to make sure families have a safe and enjoyable swim.
Pool staff may sometimes apply added safety procedures to make sure everyone, regardless of age, are safe in the water.
Even with a lifeguard on-site, the parent or caregiver is always the first line of defence. The best thing you can do to protect your kids from drowning is to actively and consistently supervise them when they are in or near water.
Children who want to swim in the deep end of the pool without a life jacket must pass a swimming test.
- Swim two widths of the pool at its widest point
- Swim without stopping or touching the bottom
- Be able to put their face in the water
Age limits and colour-coded wristbands
The supervision of children at the pool is a high priority for parents and staff. Therefore we use a colour-coded wristband system for children 13 years and under at all our pools.
All wristbands are given out at the pool’s front desk.
Children 5 years and under must wear a red wristband and be supervised in the water, within arm’s reach regardless of swimming ability. A maximum of 2 children per guardian who is a minimum of 14 years of age is permitted.
Children aged 6 to 9 who don’t pass the swim test must wear a yellow wristband and be directly supervised by a guardian who is in the water and able to provide immediate assistance. A maximum of 4 children per guardian is permitted. This ratio may increase to 8 children per guardian if all children are wearing an approved lifejacket.
Children aged 6 to 9 who pass the swim test must wear a yellow wristband and be accompanied by a guardian who is a minimum of 14 years of age and must remain within the pool enclosure. A maximum of 15 children per guardian is permitted.
Children 13 years and under who pass a swim test must wear a green wristband to swim in the deep end without a lifejacket. If they fail the test they must wear a life jacket.
Individuals with serious medical conditions should be accompanied by a person knowledgeable of the condition and responsible for their direct supervision.