Health & safety

To keep everyone safe and healthy at the pools, we have lifeguards on duty and rules about illness, hygiene and the supervision of children.

Freyberg pool staff.

Freyberg pool staff


To keep swimmers safe, all our pools meet the national PoolSafe standard and we have qualified lifeguards on duty at all times.


To help prevent other swimmers getting ill, stay away from any swimming pool for at least 2 weeks after an illness with diarrhoea and tummy upset.


For hygiene reasons, all toddlers must wear pants / swim suits that are tight fitting around their legs. Cloth or disposable nappies are not allowed. You can buy Little Swimmers swimming pants at the pools.

Children under 8 years old must be actively supervised by an adult (a person over 16 years old). All children under 5 years old have to be kept within arms reach of their adult supervisor.

Children are not allowed in the saunas or steam rooms.