Swim safety

If you are supervising children under 5 years, we will give you a wristband to wear. This helps our lifeguards know that children are cared for in and around the water.

Watch Around Water

We aim to provide safe pools for children and families.

Watch Around Water supports parents and guardians to keep children safe in and around the water. Watch Around Water policy applies to all our pools.

Watch Around Water was developed by Aquatics & Recreation Victoria, Life Saving Victoria and the Play it Safe by the Water campaign.

What are the Watch Around Water guidelines?

Children under 5 years

Supervising adults must always be in the water and within arms reach of the child. 1 adult can supervise a maximum of 3 children.

Children 5-9 years

Supervising adults must have a clear view of the child at all times. There can be no physical barriers between the adult and child. Adults must be ready to enter the pool if needed.

Children 10-15 years

Supervising adults must know the child’s swimming ability and decide what supervision is needed.