SWIM SESSION RULES

  • No swimmer will enter the water until all safety arrangements are in place and permission has been given that it is safe to do so.

  • Wetsuits must be worn at all times* (*unless water temperature is above the recommended guidelines or a non wetsuit waiver form has been completed).

  • Brightly coloured swim hats must be worn by swimmers. (Quality Fluro orange silicone hats available to buy at £6 each

  • Swimmers have to use a marked course indicated – using the buoys

  • Safety cover will be provided at all sessions in the form of lifeguards and this will not be below the required minimum standard identified in the risk assessment.

  • A swimmer register will be taken before entry into the water and after the session has ended.

  • If you exit the water during the session, please inform me, or the lifeguard and onshore safey crew making sure you sign out.

  • Before every session a pre-swim briefing will be given. This will provide clear guidance on the session, the group structure, the course to be swum and information on what to do if anyone experiences difficulty.
     

Additional recommendations:

  • Cover all cuts and abrasions, however minor, with sticking plasters. You should not consider swimming if you have deep cuts.

  • Wash hands in fresh water before eating after you have swum

  • Take a full shower at the earliest opportunity

  • Try to swallow a minimum amount of water whilst swimming

  • All sessions will finish at the set time
     

SWIMMER RULES         

  • Provide information about any medical issues.

  • All participants must provide their emergency contact details along with any medical issues. This information will be noted and recorded in the register.

  • Swim within your own ability and adhere to any directions given by me and anyone providing safety cover.

CHILDREN

Must be competent swimmers in a swimming pool environment and will need to be assessed before attending one of my junior open water sessions and be of a Minimum age of 8 years old (as at 31st December in the current year. Youth or under 18's will need parental consent.

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HEALTH & SAFETY

The Health & Safety of swimmers is my number one priority and considerations relating to all our planned sessions are thought through carefully in relation to the age, ability and experience of the group. On the day of the session an assessment of the environmental factors will be made with regard to weather conditions in particular water and air temperature plus wind strength and direction and tide. All my Health & Safety policies follow the guidelines and good practices listed above. All equipment used is tested, inspected and regularly maintained to ensure it meets my high standards. The groups/sessions are managed effectively and carefully to provide a safe and enjoyable learning environment for all abilities and age groups and follow the sports’ code of Ethics and National Guidelines.

© 2023 by Malcolm Greenslade LYME BAY SWIMMING.

Phone: 07767 366995
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