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Swimming - Pool Guidelines

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.

  • Under 5’s swim FREE during public sessions when accompanied by an adult.
  • Children under 8 years must be accompanied in the water by an adult (16 years +).
  • 1 adult to 2 children (recommended that non swimmers are wearing arm bands).

Nappy Policy

All babies, infants, young children and people who are not toilet trained should wear Swim Nappies underneath their swim suit or a special purpose in-built nappy swimming costume.

Swimwear Policy

Only swimwear manufactured for use in swimming pools will be acceptable. Here is a list of acceptable swimwear:

  • Bikinis
  • Burkinis
  • Swim Trunks
  • Swim Costumes
  • Speedo type shorts above knee level only
  • All in one fitted swimsuits manufactured for the purpose of swimming.
  • Baby suits up to 1 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, Deputy Manager 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 sex must be under 8 years of age and be accompanied by a parent or adult aged 16 or over.

Anyone having experienced Diarrhea should not enter the pool until 2 weeks after the symptoms have stopped.

The programme 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, not is intended to cause difficulties for parents. 

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