Prior to commencement of each swimming lesson, the pool and enclosed area is to be checked for safety. Potentially dangerous obstacles or spiders are to be removed from the water prior to the commencement of each lesson.
Parents are to check for correct chlorination and water quality, which must be of a level which the instructor views to be suitable.
A First Aid kit is to be readily available in close proximity to the swimming pool.
All children are to be instructed on the importance of water safety in and around a pool and adhering to the teacher’s instruction with regard to this.
In the case where more than one child is participating in a learn to swim class and each child receives individual attention the following requirements exist:
parental supervision in the pool area is required;
instructors are to keep a regular watch on swimmers waiting their turn;
swimmers waiting for their turn must sit on the top two steps and not move off these steps under any circumstances. This is to be made clear by both the instructor and parents.
Children not adhering to these instructions will be required to leave the pool until they are prepared to co-operate with these instructions.
No running within the pool area.
Diving or jumping into the pool is only to take place in the deep end of the pool under the instructor’s supervision and direct instruction.
Only children taking part in a lesson are to be in the swimming pool during the lesson time.
Children are required to leave the pool and the pool area and the pool gate is to be closed following each lesson.
Each pool is to display CPR signage and comply with council regulations in accordance with the Swimming Pools Act (1992).
In the case of a thunderstorm or any electrical activity, swimming lessons are to be immediately suspended.
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