With summer just around the corner and Melbourne shouting us the occasional warmer day we want to remind everyone about pool safety.
Pool safety includes hygiene and behaviour in our pool to ensure that everyone has a safe and enjoyable experience at the Club.
From the aspect of hygiene please look at the flyer that can be downloaded from here. This covers things that the health department advise everyone to do before and while using a pool. To summarise this -
- Do not swim if you have diarrhoea.
- Always shower and wash thoroughly with soap (especially your bottom) before you swim.
- Always wash your hands with soap after going to the toilet or changing a nappy.
- Change nappies in nappy change areas only.
- Please use waterproof swimming nappies for children who are not toilet trained
- Avoid swallowing pool water.
We promote active supervision of children in the water. Club Alamanda is staffed but not at all times and at certain times there is only one staff member onsite, we do not have life guards. Parents or guardians need to be watchful of any children under their care and it is recommended that the following be observed while children are in the pool -
- If a child cannot swim be within arms reach at all times
- If a child is a poor swimmer maintain visual contact at all times
- Limit usage of mobile phones (if you're watching your phones you are not watching your children)
- Bombing, diving, running or jumping (flips) are not permitted please make sure your children are aware of this it is for their safety and those around them
An excerpt from the betterhealth government website " The most important preventive tactic is to supervise your child around water at all times. This means actively watching them, keeping them within arm’s reach and not just glancing up every now and then. Don’t assume they will splash and yell for help if they get into trouble. Twenty seconds is all it takes for a toddler to "
Our aim is for a summer where everybody enjoys the water safely. This message is just to ask all of you to help us make this a pool safe summer for our kids.