Aquatic Supervision

Aquatic Supervision

Your safety is very important to us and while there are Lifeguards on hand we ask you to follow these steps to help ensure your safety in and around our aquatic areas including pools, spas and water play areas.

Keep Watch

Splash Devonport is a Keep Watch facility, this program was developed by Royal Life Saving to 

  • Educate the public about adequate supervision
  • Encourage parents/guardians to take on this responsibility when visiting a public aquatic facility.

‚ÄčTherefore, the following safe supervision policies must be adhered to:

Children 0-5 Year Olds & Non-Swimmers
Parents must stay within arms' reach

Children 6-10 Year Olds & Weak-Swimmers
Parents must be close, be prepared & maintain constant visual contact

Children 11-14 Year Olds
Parents should maintain visual contact

What Is Active Supervision?

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.

Weak/Non-Swimmer Policy

  • Tell a staff member if you are a Non-Swimmer, we’re here to help!
  • It’s ok to admit you are a non-swimmer, be recognised and survive
  • Wear a water safety orange wrist band while in the water to be recognised by lifeguards
  • Swim within safe depths according to your ability
  • Never swim in deep water if you are a Non-Swimmer
  • Be aware of drop zones in pools and abrupt depth change areas
  • Swim with a friend or companion
Please note: Lifeguards are employed on a 1:100 ratio; to help lifeguards supervise more effectively please advise staff if you are a non-swimmer, wear your wrist band and stay within safe depths commensurate with your ability.

For copy of this policy in Simplified Chinese, Vietnamese, Arabic or Sudanese-Arabic click here.

If you wish to improve your swimming ability to be safe in and around water contact us


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