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Club Rules

Lordsfield Swimming Club Club Rules

Lordsfield Swimming Club Pool Rules

1.    No running!

2.       No diving at ANY session other than at swimming lessons (Challenges).

3.    Swimmers may jump in from the far end of the deep end (not the sides). Non-swimmers may jump in from all three sides in the shallow end. If the pool gets really busy, the Pool Rescuer may communicate different rules to keep everyone safe.

4.       No unauthorised access to the area around the deep end. No parents or non-swimming children should be around the deep end of the pool. Please stay on the decking or under the gazebo in the corner by the shallow end.

5.       No swimmers or spectators are allowed in the shed. Please ask the Pool Rescuer or First Aider on duty if you would like play equipment, and they will get it out for you if they feel it is safe to do so.

6.   Everyone entering the pool grounds must be a member (or pay as a visitor) for insurance purposes. Please don’t share your membership number with someone else; they can either sign up as a member for £3 or pay a £1 visitor spectator fee at the desk, or a £5 fee if they wish to swim with you.     

7.  Under 8s must be accompanied by an adult on site at the pool.

8.   The changing rooms are closed.  All swimmers should come up to the pool ‘swim-ready’.

9.   There is now access to the toilets.

* The disabled toilet can be used by adults and the disabled.
* Children can use the toilet in the BOYS’ changing room.  One person at a time.
* Please ask at the desk for the keys and return them after use.
* Please don’t use the toilets as a changing room.

10.       Please don’t distract on-duty volunteers. Pool Rescuers and First Aiders need to have their eyes on the pool at all times to keep all the swimmers safe.

11.       Poor behaviour won’t be tolerated. If poor behaviour continues after two warnings, the individual will be asked to sit poolside for an allotted time or told to dress and leave. The Pool Rescuer's word is final.

12.      Unattended non-swimmers are not allowed to swim in the deep end during the Family Swim sessions.

13.   Accompanying a non-swimmer in the shallow-end at the Children-Only sessions: Adults shouldn't get in the shallow end with a non-swimming child if they are water-confident with swimming aids, or if they have swum a width, or if they are in Challenge 1. However, you need to have eyes on your children at all times and be near by. Those who feel you need to be in with your child may do so, but must remain within reaching distance of them and will be asked to get out if you're using the opportunity to swim widths without your child! One adult only with up to two non-swimming children.

14.   Visitors will be asked to swim their length on their first visit before they are able to swim in the deep end. 

15.   Members can bring up to TWO visitors per swimming session. The visitor fee is £5 and can be paid by cash or card at the desk.

16.    If the pool is not busy, swimmers may play in the shallow end at the Pool Rescuer’s discretion.

17. Long hair must be tied back. There are spare hair ties at the desk if you forget yours.


Some of our rules differ slightly depending on the type of session. Details of the specific rules for each session type can be found here and are on display around the pool.

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