SUPER VISION

SUPER VISION - Keep them alive, always supervise
Lifeguards are an important safety feature at Council's Leisure & Aquatic Centres, but they DO NOT replace the adequate and active supervision of parents/guardians. You are your child's lifeguard. SUPER VISION - Keep them alive, always supervise Lifeguards are an important safety feature at Council's Leisure & Aquatic Centres, but they DO NOT replace the adequate and active supervision of parents/guardians. You are your child's lifeguard. Leisure and Aquatic Centres
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ATTENTION MUMS & DADS, CARERS & GUARDIANS!

Supervision around water, makes you a Super Hero. Do you accept your mission?​

Super Vision

Did you know supervision is the number one way to keep your children safe?

Active supervision means focusing all of your attention on your children all of the time, when they are in or around the water.

Supervision is not an occasional glance while you are busy with other activities It is being in constant visual contact with your child, and being in the water with them if they are 5 and under.

Council's definition of  adequate Supervision is aligned with the Royal Life Saving Society, where:

Parents/Guardians are:

  • ​located in the water & within arms' reach of children 5 years and under, as well as non-swimmers
  • watching their children free from distractions (such as mobile phones, magazines & conversation)
  • always present
  • positioned to have a clear view of their children with no physical or visual barriers between them and their children

Your Responsibility

Lifeguards are an important safety feature at Council's Leisure & Aquatic Centres, but they DO NOT replace the adequate and active supervision of parents/guardians.

You are your child's lifeguard!

Five Quick Facts

  • Kids can drown in a flash. It only takes seconds for a child to drown
  • A lack of direct supervision by a parent or carer is believed to be a contributing factor in 70% of all drowning deaths at public pools
  • According to the Royal Lifesaving Society, 965 children under the age of five had died from drowning over the past 25 years
  • Drowning is the leading cause of accidental death of children aged under 5 years
  • Water-related incidents and drowning can happen at any time, anywhere to anyone

Keep Watch @ P​ublic Pools

Council's Leisure and Aquatic Centres are partnered with Royal Life Saving NSW's Keep Watch @ Public Pools program.

  • Children 14 years and under are not allowed entry unless under active supervision by a person 18 years or older.
  • Parents and guardians must actively supervise their children at all times and be dressed ready to enter a pool. For 0–5 year olds and non-swimmers, a parent or guardian needs to be in the water at all times and within arms' reach of the child. It is best if you are engaging with your child i.e. playing with them, talking to them.
  • All under 5's will be issued with a wrist band upon entry regardless of whether they are attending the centres for Swim School or casual swimming. Wrist bands highlight this age groups to Lifeguards as high risk and in need of close parental supervision.
  • Constant active supervision is required for children aged 6–10 years. Parents and carers must be prepared to enter the water with this age group.
  • For youth aged 11–14 years it is recommended that parents regularly check on their child by physically going to where they are in or around the water.​
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Are you a weak or non-swimmer? Weak or Non-Swimmer.pngMaybe you just aren't confident around water?

Don't let your lack of confidence be a barrier. Our staff are qualified and trained to maintain a safe aquatic environment and are here to help! 

Swimming can provide so many benefits,  including physical, mental and social. It is an activity that is proven to improve your wellbeing

Our facilities are inclusive, designed to be accessed and enjoyed by all members of the community and we want everyone to feel comfortable and confident when using our venues.

So if you are a weak or non-swimmer or lack confidence, just approach one of our friendly staff and let them know. If we know, we can help to make your experience better.

CB SWIM

If you need further assistance or want to develop your swimming skills and ability, why not try our CB SWIM School?

Lessons are available for all ages and abilities from 6 months of age through to adults.

We proudly own and operate our own Swim School delivered at our Birrong, Canterbury, Max Parker and​ Roselands Centres.

We have experienced and fully qualified  instructors delivering  our program from indoor pools  with comfortable temperatures maintained at 30C. Apart from the perpetual Swim School program, we also offer holiday intensive programs and school specific Learn To Swim/Water Safety programs for our community.

For more detailed information, see our Swim School Information Booklet here or visit the CB SWIM page here.