Swimming Pool Admissions Policy
responsible person aged at least 16 years old (or parent) must
accompany all children under the age of 8 into the swimming pool area.
The responsible person must ensure they maintain a constant watch over
the children for whom they are responsible. The responsible
person must take particular care of those children who are weak or non
swimmers and must always follow the instructions of staff when
In all cases, weak and non swimmers are restricted to the designated
non swimmer areas of the pools which are the small pool and the shallow
end of the large pool as indicated. Weak and non swimmers
must also wear suitable buoyancy aids.
1 adult: 2 children (4-7yrs)
1 adult: 1 child (under 4yrs)
1 adult: 3 children (4-7yrs)
1 adult: 1 child (4-7yrs) + 1 child(under 4)
1 adult: 2 children (under 4 yrs)
Once admitted, the Adult must remain with any children at all times and will need to go into the water with them.
Definition of an Adult
An adult must be a responsible person, who is at least 16
years of age and is able to understand the responsibility they are
undertaking. They also must be able to provide proof of age,
if requested by a representative of OHLC.
OHLC reserves the right to request proof of a child’s age.
Children wearing armbands in designated non-swimmer areas
If children are non-swimmers, wearing approved armbands and they are
restricted to designated non-swimmer areas, safety is enhanced and risk
factors lowered. Approved armbands are not loaned out and can
only be purchased at reception. It is encouraged that all
young children who are non-swimmers wear armbands to increase their
safety, although it is not mandatory to wear them.
The above regulations may need to be adjusted if any children within
the stated age ranges have significant special needs or significant