Dickson Aquatic Centre are a proud Royal Life Saving Society Australia Keep Watch Partner.
Did you know that lack of direct supervision by a parent or carer is believed to be a contributing factor in 70% of all drowning deaths at public pools?
We actively ensure that parents and carers of children understand their responsibilities and the dangers of leaving their children unattended at the pool.
Please respect our Lifeguards as they work to ensure that the Keep Watch Policy is maintained at our pool.
0-5 YEAR OLDS & NON-SWIMMERS:
Stay within arms’ reach
6-10 YEAR OLDS & WEAK SWIMMERS
Be close, be prepared & maintain constant visual contact
11-14 YEAR OLDS
Maintain visual contact
What is active supervision at Public Pools?
According to the RLSS Australia, 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.
For more information head to the RLSS website.
Join our new Splash and Play Playgroup for 0-5
Every Tuesday & Friday 9:30am – 11:30am