Safety and pool rules
South Taranaki District Council Public Swimming Pools Bylaw prevents any child under the age of eight entering a pool without a supervisor 16 years or older. Active supervision means that they are ready to respond immediately and are within easy reachable distance from the swimmer. The supervisor must be within or around the same pool as the child and not be distracted (i.e. not reading a book etc). Leaflets ‘Your Child, Your Responsibility’ are available at reception for further information about this Bylaw and on users responsibilities.
Ratios apply to the number of children in the whole facility and includes swimming lessons.
Ratios allow for 1 adult to supervise:
- 2 pre-school and 1 child
- 1 pre-school and 2 children
- 2 pre-school
- 4 children
Pre-school is classified as those 0 - 4 years old, who will be provided with a white wristband on entry.
Child is classified as those 5 - 7 years old, who will be provided with a black wristband on entry.
- Swimming attire must be appropriate to a family recreation environment.
- Smoking or vaping is not permitted within the facility or carpark
- No-one under the influence of alcohol or drugs is permitted within the facility, including the carparks
- No glass bottles or containers allowed in the facility
- No alcohol containing drinks are permitted within the facility or carpark
- No dogs allowed, with the exception of specialist disability support dogs
- Persons with open wounds are not permitted to swim
- All children under 8 years must be actively supervised by a caregiver 16 years or older. Non swimmers not allowed in pool unless competently supervised by an adult (A single person aged 16 or over may supervise up to 2 children aged 0-4 years, or may supervise up to 4 children aged 5-7 years)
- Keep off the lane ropes
- Laned areas are for lane swimmers only
- Hydro slide users must be 8 years and over
- No running
- No person may use indecent, obscene, insulting or threatening language or behave in an indecent, offensive, disorderly or improper manner.