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Child swimming admission policy

The purpose of this Child Swimming Admission Policy is to help safeguard children using our swimming pools. These are for public sessions only.

  • A responsible person* must accompany all children aged 0-7 years, or any non-swimmers, into the water. This person will maintain a constant watch over the children for whom they are responsible and maintain close contact with children who are weak or non-swimmers.
  • A responsible person* must accompany children under 4 years into the water on a one-to-one basis (1 adult to 1 child). Two children under 4 years (whether swimmers or non-swimmers) can be accompanied by one responsible person* if both children are wearing arm bands or other approved buoyancy aids (this does not include inflatable rings or baby inflatable chairs).
  • responsible person* must accompany children aged 4-7 years into the water on a maximum of a one-to-two basis (1 adult to 2 children). Three children aged 4-7 years can be accompanied by one responsible person* if all children are wearing arm bands or approved buoyancy aids (this does not include inflatable rings or baby inflatable chairs), or if they have gained the ASA Pool Swimming Standard Award (please speak to our reception staff for details).
  • Children aged 8+ can use the pool unaccompanied at the discretion of their parent/carer and the pool supervisor.

*aged 16 years+.

Leisure Services

Town Hall, Bank Road
Matlock, Derbyshire DE4 3NN
01629 761 225
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