Industry recognised swimming guidelines and recommendations are in place across all the BCP Leisure Facilities for your own personal enjoyment, safety and that of your fellow swimmers.
So that everyone can enjoy our swimming pool, please ensure you follow these guidelines.
Children aged 5 and under can swim for free during public sessions when accompanied by an adult.
Children under eight years must be accompanied in the water by a responsible person of 16 years or older, with a maximum of one adult to two children. It is recommended that non-swimmers wear arm bands.
All babies, infants, young children and people who are incontinent should wear Swim Nappies underneath their swim suit or a special purpose in-built nappy swimming costume.
Only swimwear manufactured for use in swimming pools will be acceptable.
We also stipulate that garments worn are of a respectful nature to align with our community and family friendly atmosphere.
We reserve the right to request that garments deemed to be inappropriate are changed or the user to leave the session. Examples of this may include garments that are transparent, or do not adequately cover the genitals.
We appreciate that ‘acceptable’ clothing choices can be a subjective matter but generally if the outfit being worn is likely to cause offence, discomfort or upset to other pool users then we would tend to say this is not appropriate for our community facility
Here is a list of generally accepted swimwear:
- swim trunks
- swim costumes
- speedo type shorts, above knee level only
- all in one fitted swimsuits manufactured for the purpose of swimming.
- 'rash vest' type tops manufactured for the purpose of swimming
- baby suits for children up to one year old
- swimming hats.
An exception may be taken into account to this policy concerning the wearing of shirts during public sessions. However, this decision will need to be made by the Duty Officer, Senior Duty Officer or General Manager.
Wetsuits, flippers, large inflatables, balls, hand paddles and snorkels are not permitted, unless in a structured session.
Swim nappies as well as a range of goggles and armbands are available to buy from reception.
A band system will operate in the swimming pool area at busy times.
Please inform the lifeguard on duty of any medical conditions you have.
Children entering a changing room of the opposite gender must be under eight years of age and be accompanied by a parent or responsible person aged 16 or over. You may prefer to use our accessible changing room (located by the entrance to the main hall) where there are no such restrictions.
Anyone having experienced diarrhoea should not enter the pool until 48 hours after the symptoms have stopped.
The program may change at any time without notice, subject to the management’s discretion.
The purpose of this policy is to help safeguard all swimmers. It is not intended to stop anyone enjoying swimming or cause difficulties for parents.