Safety is our highest priority. We want all visitors to enjoy our pools and aquatic facilities in a safe and stress-free environment.
That's why we have introduced the Watch Around Water policy.
Watch Around Water supports parents and guardians to keep children safe in and around water.
The policy was developed by Aquatics and Recreation Victoria, Lifesaving Victoria and the Play it Safe by the Water campaign.
It ensures all children are supervised when visiting public swimming pools.
You must follow these guidelines when visiting our pools with children.
Always keep them in sight.
Know their swimming ability.
Parents and guardians must use their knowledge of the child's swimming ability to determine what level of accompaniment is required.
Be aware of distractions; be prepared.
Parents and guardians must ensure that children under 10 years old are adequately supervised during swimming lessons by:
Our lifeguards are on duty to save lives in an emergency.
But parents play a critical role in supervising children at public swimming pools.
Watch Around Water ensures parents and lifeguards work together to keep children safe.
We acknowledge we are meeting on the Traditional Lands of the Wurundjeri Woi Wurrung and Bunurong peoples of the East Kulin Nations and pay our respect to their Elders past, present and emerging.
We extend that respect to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. We acknowledge their living connection to Country, relationship with the land and all living things extending back tens of thousands of years.