Pool admissions policy
A responsible person aged at least 16 years old (or parent) must accompany all children under the age of 8 into the swimming pool area.
The responsible person must ensure they maintain a constant watch over the children for whom they are responsible. The responsible person must take particular care of those children who are weak or non-swimmers and must always follow the instructions of staff when directed.
In all cases, weak and non-swimmers are restricted to the designated non swimmer areas of the pools which are the small pool and the shallow end of the large pool as indicated. Weak and non-swimmers must also wear suitable buoyancy aids.
- 1 adult: 2 children (4-7yrs)
- 1 adult: 1 child (under 4yrs)
- 1 adult: 3 children (4-7yrs)
- 1 adult: 1 child (4-7yrs) + 1 child(under 4)
- 1 adult: 2 children (under 4 yrs)
Once admitted, the Adult must remain with any children at all times and will need to go into the water with them.
Definition of an adult
An adult must be a responsible person, who is at least 16 years of age and is able to understand the responsibility they are undertaking. They also must be able to provide proof of age, if requested by a representative of OHLC.
OHLC reserves the right to request proof of a child's age.
Lane swimming sessions
You must be able to swim 50 metres to attend these sessions. Weak and non-swimmers are not permitted during lane swimming sessions. This is because laned sessions require the swimmer to swim in lane format going past the designed area of the pool for week or non-swimmers and into the deep end.
Children wearing armbands in designated non-swimmer areas
If children are non-swimmers, wearing approved armbands and they are restricted to designated non-swimmer areas, safety is enhanced and risk factors lowered. Approved armbands are not loaned out and can only be purchased at reception. It is encouraged that all young children who are non-swimmers wear armbands to increase their safety, although it is not mandatory to wear them.
The above regulations may need to be adjusted if any children within the stated age ranges have significant special needs or significant medial needs/conditions. epilepsy swim alone.
The above regulations may need to be adjusted if any children within the stated age ranges have significant special needs or significant medial needs/conditions.
Customers are encouraged to inform lifeguards or leisure attendants of any medical conditions that may affect them whilst swimming or taking part in sport activities.
For customers with controlled epilepsy who have not had a seizure for one year or hold a current driving licence there are no restrictions on swimming.
For customers with uncontrolled epilepsy whose condition cannot be controlled by medication approval to take part in swimming should be sought from their GP.Swimming should only take place when accompanied by a companion who has knowledge of their condition and who can recognise the onset of a seizure. Swimming in crowded conditions should also be avoided.
Swimming should not take place if a person with uncontrolled epilepsy feels unwell.
In no circumstances should people with uncontrolled epilepsy swim alone.