This program has been developed by Aquatics & Recreation Victoria and Life Saving Victoria to educate the public about adequate supervision and to encourage parent/guardians to take on this responsibility when visiting a public aquatic facility.
Children under 5 years old must be constantly supervised by a parent/guardian.
Adequate supervision requires the parent/guardian to accompany the child in the water and remain within arm's reach of the child at all times. The child must also be wearing a YELLOW wrist band.
Children under 10 years old will not be admitted without an appropriate parent/guardian. The parent guardian must be 16 years and over and adhere to all conditions of entry.
Children under 10 years old must be constantly supervised by a parent/guardian while in the aquatic area of the centre. The child must be wearing a RED wrist band.
The parent/guardian must position himself or herself to have a clear view of the child with no physical or structural barriers between them and the child.
For children 10 years and older, parents must use their knowledge of the child's swimming ability to determine the level of accompaniment required. Parent /guardians are not required to be present in the centre.
For more infomation please contact the centre on (03) 9375 3411
To help address the concern regarding the supervision of children at public aquatic facilities, Ascot Vale Leisure Centre has implemented the Watch Around Water program.
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