Policies

Admission Policies

Last Updated: 22 Jul 2021

Gym Users Admissions Policy

  • All gym users are required to complete a gym induction before using any equipment.
  • Children aged 12–13 years may use the gym accompanied by an adult once a full induction has been completed.
  • Children aged 14-15 years may use the gym when a fitness instructor is on duty and once a full induction has been completed.
  • All Under-16s must be accompanied by an adult for the duration of their gym induction.
  • Sports clothing and training shoes must be worn at all times.
  • If you become pregnant you are advised to seek medical advice regarding your current exercise programme.
  • Please bring a towel with you and wipe equipment down after use.  

 

Aqua Challenge

  • Each participant will be supplied with a life jacket that must be worn. 
  • Children aged 6-7 years and/or older children that are non/weak swimmers will need to be accompanied by an active adult (16+years) participant, e.g. get in the pool - one adult per child.
  • Children aged 8+ that are competent swimmers can take on the challenge without direct supervision from an adult (but it’s much more fun to beat your mum or dad across the obstacle course).  
  • Height restriction: participants/bathers must be between 1.1m and 1.9m in height.
  • All jewellery must be removed prior to using the Aqua Challenge.
  • Appropriate and correct swimwear must be worn (No zips, buttons etc). 
  • Failing to comply with the safety rules will result in users being refused admission.

 

General Swimming Session Rules

  • All children under 4 years of age must be supervised by an adult on a ratio of 1:1.Children from 4-7 years can be supervised on a ratio of 2 per adult. If you have a child under 4 AND a child between 4-7, you would require 2 adults to supervise in the water. An adult is classed as 16 years and above for supervision purposes. The adult must remain within arms reach of the child and must wear appropriate swimming attire. A series of ‘Risk Assessments’ have been conducted for each individual swimming session within our programmes and certain sessions have been identified where a discretion on the ratio of adults to children may be exercised without compromising safety.
  • All “non” swimmers must wear approved swimming aids such as armbands.
  • All “non” and “weak” swimmers are restricted to the designated shallow areas of the swimming pool.
  • All swimmers must inform a lifeguard if they suffer from any illness or disability which may affect their ability to swim. All swimmers should always swim within their own abilities and are requested to inform the Duty Manager of any specialist assistance they may require in advance of their visit.
  • An adult is classed as 16 years or over. Mansfield District Leisure Trust staff has the right to ask for proof of age.
  • Customers are not permitted to use cameras, camera phones or any other image capture equipment.
  • Customers with open sores or wounds will not be permitted to bathe.
  • When customers are issued with a wrist band it must be worn at all times, bathers without a band may be asked to leave the pool.
  • Customers under the influence of alcohol or drugs will be refused admission to the centre.

 

Family Swim Sessions

  • All sessions will be 1 hour in length.
  • All children under 4 years of age must be supervised by an adult on a ratio of 1:1.Children from 4-7 years can be supervised on a ratio of 2 per adult. If you have a child under 4 AND a child between 4-7, you would require 2 adults to supervise in the water. An adult is classed as 16 years and above for supervision purposes. The adult must remain within arms reach of the child and must wear appropriate swimming attire. A series of ‘Risk Assessments’ have been conducted for each individual swimming session within our programmes and certain sessions have been identified where a discretion on the ratio of adults to children may be exercised without compromising safety.
  • Please do NOT congregate with other customers pre/post swim or turn up too early for your session. Admission will be allowed 5 minutes before your session time.
  • Please sanitise/ wash hands pre and post swim.
  • Please come ‘beach ready’ i.e. wearing your costume or swim shorts under your clothes. Changing rooms will be limited.
  • Please bring a bag to store your clothing and belongings, which will remain on poolside, as lockers may be restricted during this time or limited amount available.
  • Do not bring any valuables into the centre.
  • All members and visitors must maintain social distance rules at all times and follow all instructional signage and requests from the Lifeguard Team.
  • Keep an eye of the time and exit the pool with 5 minutes to go to the end of your session. This will give you time to dry and change before the next session begins.
  • The centre may blow a whistle or Tannoy to indicate to let you know you have reached the 5 min marker and the session is coming to an end.
  • Please leave the pool promptly by the designated steps at the end of your session.

 

Water Meadows Swimming & Fitness Complex only

  • July 2021: Only the Yellow slide is in operation.
  • Customers will need their membership number to make a booking with any discounts their membership may include.
  • Bookings cannot be cancelled once confirmed.