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Pool Safety

We want your experience at an Active Northumberland swimming pool to be a safe and enjoyable experience. In order to do so, we ask you to read the following pool safety rules. If you have any further questions, please contact our friendly customer service team on 01670 620200.

General policy

  • All children under the age of 8 must be supervised in the water and, changing rooms at all times, by a responsible person of 16 years or over. A responsible person may fully supervise no more than two children under the age of 8 years.  
  • The responsible person must remain in “close contact” with the children at all times whilst in the changing rooms and the water. “close contact” is defined as “in arm’s length” of the child.  

  • The accompanying person should ensure that all under eights and non-swimmers remain in safe areas of the pool (i.e. in the shallow end, within their own depth of water and near to the poolside). 
  • Spectators cannot supervise children under eight in the water. Spectators must use the designated area and are not allowed on poolside in order to prevent contamination from shoes. 
  • The use of approved buoyancy aids for under eights and non-swimmers is recommended. Suitable buoyancy aids are classed as a garment or armbands and must meet EN BS 13138 standards. A float is not classed as a suitable buoyancy aid. 
  • We reserve the right to change the programme in exceptional circumstances. 


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