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What are the rules and ages for unsupervised swimming?

8th April 2019 Published by

At Mersea Island, our indoor pool is only lifeguarded during term dates. When a lifeguard is on duty, all under 8’s must be accompanied by a responsible person (16+ years), with one adult for up to 2 children aged 4-7 and one adult per each child aged 0-3 years old.

For non-term dates, we operate on pool respond only where the pool is not lifeguarded. Anyone under the age of 15 years old cannot swim unsupervised and must swim with a responsible person of 16+ years. Anyone between the age of 4-15 must have responsible person per 2 children and one responsible person per each child aged 0-3 years old.

The responsible supervisor must supervise the child/children in the water, and not from the poolside or elsewhere.

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