General Pool Rules
Admission to the aquatic facility will be refused to anyone appearing to have a contagious or infectious condition, such as a cold, athlete’s foot, ring worm, boils and other skin infections. Families are welcome to watch their child’s lesson from designated areas. For the benefit of the lessons and the children, we do not allow any parent to sit up and close near where the class is taking place. At all times, Qmotion reserves the right to request parents to be seated elsewhere. If your child is late for their lesson, they may only be allowed to join their class with their teachers’ permission. Under no circumstances should a swimmer enter the water without the knowledge of their teacher. If the lesson has already taken place it may not be possible for them to join another class, as there may not be another class at your child’s level or if there is, that class may already be full. Please respect the teachers’ decision in these instances, who have the safety and management of all their classes to consider. Please appreciate that as the lessons are scheduled to run ‘back-to-back’, that there is no time for the teachers to discuss your child’s progress between sessions. Lesson times allow a few minutes for the changeover and registration of the swimmers only. Kindly talk to the club’s sports coordinator should you require addressing any questions, ideas and/or concerns. Alternatively you can call or email us. Please do not interrupt the teachers or distract your child during the course of the lessons, Only programme participants are permitted to use the pool for their timetabled lesson under supervision of a Club swimming teacher. It is not permitted for anyone else, including programme participants, to enter the water at any other time. Children 6 and under must be accompanied at all times in the pool area by a parent/carer, except of course during that child’s timetabled swimming lesson. It is not safe for any child to be walking around the edge of the swimming pool unaccompanied at any time. Parents/carers who allow their children to walk around the poolside unsupervised, do so at their own and the child’s risk. The swimming teachers and venue management do not accept any responsibility for any injury or accident that may occur to these children. Pets are not permitted in the pool area. Alcoholic beverages and smoking are not permitted in any indoor venue. Any person found to be intoxicated will be asked to leave immediately. Unless stated elsewise, water is permitted on the pool deck in plastic or paper containers. Glass containers, chewing gum or other food and beverages are not permitted in the locker rooms, seating areas or on the pool deck. Running in the hallways, stairwells, seating areas and pool deck, is not permitted. Spitting, blowing the nose or urinating in the pools is forbidden. Please refrain from using inappropriate or abusive language. Young children, infants and others not in control of bodily functions must wear plastic pants or swim diapers designed specifically for pool use. The staff is here to help make your experience with us as safe as possible. Swimming is an inherently dangerous activity. Your adherence to these rules is necessary in order to minimize the risks involved in this activity. Rules in and around the pools Our staff is responsible for the safety of all swimmers, in and around the pool. Please follow their instructions Under NO circumstances it is allowed to enter the water if the pool is not under supervision of a Qmotion staff member. All swimmers must wear proper swimming attire. Cut-offs, gym shorts, leotards and other street clothes are not permitted in the pool. Goggles and a swim cap are recommended. Any Qmotion staff member may test any ones swimming ability. In an emergency, when you hear one long blast of a whistle, stop whatever you are doing and follow the lifeguard’s instructions. In shallow water less than 6 feet in depth, only feet first entries are permitted. Rough play, horse play, chicken fights, and throwing people into the pool from the pool deck, are not permitted. Kick boards, pull boys, hand paddles and noodles are available for use. Please return items to the storage bin after use. The lane lines and poles in the water are not to be climbed on, pulled on or sat on, they will break. Any conduct determined by Qmotion staff to jeopardize the health and safety of pool users is prohibited. Qmotion staff members have the authority to ask a swimmer to leave the pool area if the swimmer fails to follow the rules