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Swimming wristbands

To make sure the supervision of children at the pool is a high priority for guardians and staff, colour-coded wristbands for children under 13 years old have been implemented at all of our pools.

Red wristband

The red wristband applies to children five years old and under who must be supervised in the water and within arm’s reach regardless of swimming ability. A maximum of two children per guardian who is a minimum of 14 years of age is permitted.

Yellow wristband

The yellow wristband applies to children six to nine years old. If they do not pass the swim test, they must be supervised by a guardian who is in the water and able to provide immediate assistance. Maximum four children per guardian. This ratio may increase to eight children per guardian if all children are wearing lifejackets. Children who pass the swim test must be accompanied by a guardian who must remain within the pool enclosure.

Green wristband

The green wristband applies to all children thirteen years and under who successfully complete the swim test. Passing the swim test means you can swim in the deep end without a lifejacket.

Even with formal supervision on site, such as a lifeguard, as the parent or caregiver, you are always the first line of defence. The best thing you can do to protect your kids from drowning is to actively and consistently supervise them when they are in or near water. If you’ve got kids, attentive supervision is your job.

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