KEEP WATCH AT PUBLIC POOLS
Marlin Coast Swimming and Fitness operates under the Royal Life Saving ‘Keep Watch at Public Pools’ programs. As an adult you have responsibilities for the kids in your care when you’re at the pool. Our staff care about the safety of our patrons and while we will always do our best to assist, your direct supervision is paramount in preventing unsafe situations.
Different age groups require different levels of active supervision. You may ask, what is active supervision? As per the Royal Life Saving website –
‘ Active supervision at public pools consists of four key elements:
Be Prepared: Ensure you have everything you need before getting into the water, such as towels and dry clothes.
Be Close: Always be within arms’ reach of your child.
All of Your Attention: Focus all of your attention on your child and get into the pool and talk and play with them.
All of the Time: You should never leave your child alone in the water, nor should they be left in the care of an older child or with the assumption that your responsibility diminishes due to the presence of lifeguards.’
Please read the Keep Watch at Public Pools program and understand what level of supervision you must provide when you’re at our facility.