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Watch Around Water

At PARC we are a Watch Around Water endorsed aquatic Centre.

NEW policy launching 1 September 2019.

Watch Around Water

At PARC we are a Watch Around Water endorsed aquatic Centre.

NEW policy launching 1 September 2019.

Watch Around Water is an education and public awareness raising program to address the growing concern of supervision of young children at public swimming pools. It aims to define minimum supervision requirements for children to ensure PARC is a safe venue for the whole community to enjoy.

Did you know drowning is the leading cause of preventable death in children under five years of age? From 2013/2014 to 2014/2015, there was a 30% increase in the national drowning rate for the 0-4 age group.

Our lifeguards are essential for safety; however, they are not intended to replace the close supervision of parents/guardians for young children.

Watch Around Water is an education and public awareness raising program to address the growing concern of supervision of young children at public swimming pools. It aims to define minimum supervision requirements for children to ensure PARC is a safe venue for the whole community to enjoy.

Did you know drowning is the leading cause of preventable death in children under five years of age? From 2013/2014 to 2014/2015, there was a 30% increase in the national drowning rate for the 0-4 age group.

Our lifeguards are essential for safety; however, they are not intended to replace the close supervision of parents/guardians for young children.

Watch Around Water Policy

Children under 5 years old

  • MUST be accompanied into the Centre by a person over the age of 18 and supervised within arms’ reach, at all times in the water.
  • MUST wear a yellow wristband from PARC staff to help identify their age while swimming.
  • Will not be admitted without a full fee paying parent/guardian who must also be in the water.
  • Groups will not be admitted entry where the number of parents/guardians supervising a group of children under 5 years exceeds the ratio of 1:2 (effective September 1 2019).

Children under 10 years old

  • MUST be actively supervised by an adult over the age of 18. The adult must have a clear view of the child with no physical or structural barriers between them.
  • MUST wear a green wristband from PARC staff to help identify their age while swimming.
  • Groups will not be admitted entry where the number of parents/guardians supervising a group of children under 10 years exceeds the ratio of 1:4.

Children under 13 years old

  • MUST be accompanied into the Centre by an adult who shall remain accessible and who regularly checks on the child.
  • MUST wear a purple wristband from PARC staff to help identify their age while swimming (effective September 1 2019).
  • Groups will not be admitted entry where the number of parents/guardians supervising a group of children under 13 years exceeds the ratio of 1:10.
Watch Around Water Pool Zones
ADVANCED IMPROVER BEGINNER

ADVANCED

Pool depth - 2.1m
Confident swimmers

IMPROVER

Pool depth - 1.35m
Swim within your capabilities

BEGINNER

Pool depth range - 0-1.1m
New or still learning to swim

Here at PARC we have three pool zones. Use the map to help choose the safest swimming area for you. We recommend you swim within the coloured zone that best represents your height and swimming ability.

Click on a pool zone to find out more.

Children under 5 years old

  • MUST be accompanied into the Centre by a person over the age of 18 and supervised within arms’ reach, at all times in the water.
  • MUST wear a yellow wristband from PARC staff to help identify their age while swimming.
  • Will not be admitted without a full fee paying parent/guardian who must also be in the water.
  • Groups will not be admitted entry where the number of parents/guardians supervising a group of children under 5 years exceeds the ratio of 1:2 (effective September 1 2019).

Children under 10 years old

  • MUST be actively supervised by an adult over the age of 18. The adult must have a clear view of the child with no physical or structural barriers between them.
  • MUST wear a green wristband from PARC staff to help identify their age while swimming.
  • Groups will not be admitted entry where the number of parents/guardians supervising a group of children under 10 years exceeds the ratio of 1:4.

Children under 13 years old

  • MUST be accompanied into the Centre by an adult who shall remain accessible and who regularly checks on the child.
  • MUST wear a purple wristband from PARC staff to help identify their age while swimming (effective September 1 2019).
  • Groups will not be admitted entry where the number of parents/guardians supervising a group of children under 13 years exceeds the ratio of 1:10.

PARC Pool Zones

Here at PARC we have three pool zones. Use the map to help choose the safest swimming area for you. We recommend you swim within the coloured zone that best represents your height and swimming ability.

Click on a pool zone to find out more.

Watch Around Water Pool Zones
ADVANCED IMPROVER BEGINNER

ADVANCED

Pool depth - 2.1m
Confident swimmers

IMPROVER

Pool depth - 1.35m
Swim within your capabilities

BEGINNER

Pool depth range - 0-1.1m
New or still learning to swim

  • Unsupervised children will be removed from the water and placed in a safe area until collected by the parent/guardian.
  • An unsupervised child of poor swimming ability regardless of age will be removed from the water by a staff member if we are concerned for the safety of that child.
  • When children are under the supervision of a teacher in a structured PARC Swim lesson, a parent/guardian must still maintain constant visual supervision.
  • Effective September 1 2019 groups will not be permitted entry where the number of parent/guardians supervising a group of children under 10 years exceeds of 1:4 (1:2 for children under 5 years).

Should you breach any of these conditions, PARC reserves the right to remove you from PARC and any future entry may be refused.

  • Unsupervised children will be removed from the water and placed in a safe area until collected by the parent/guardian.
  • An unsupervised child of poor swimming ability regardless of age will be removed from the water by a staff member if we are concerned for the safety of that child.
  • When children are under the supervision of a teacher in a structured PARC Swim lesson, a parent/guardian must still maintain constant visual supervision.
  • Effective September 1 2019 groups will not be permitted entry where the number of parent/guardians supervising a group of children under 10 years exceeds of 1:4 (1:2 for children under 5 years).

Should you breach any of these conditions, PARC reserves the right to remove you from PARC and any future entry may be refused.