active Newham Swim Safely
activeNewham operates A “Swim Safely” Procedures which is a comprehensive set of guidelines aimed at ensuring safe use of swimming pools.
Swim Safely Admission Rules:
Under 8’s must be accompanied by a competent adult swimmer (over 16yrs old and recommended to be able to swim at least 25 meters).
No more than two under 8’s or weak/non swimmers to each competent adult swimmer.
The competent adult swimmer must actively supervise the under 8’s
Weak/non swimmers, under 8’s, must be actively supervised in the water, all non-swimmers must remain in shallow water, and are not permitted past the relevant mark on poolside. This includes anyone wearing armbands or using other swimming aids, as well as adults who are weak or non-swimmers.
Young people aged between 9 – 16 years must display they are able to competently swim 25 meters before they are allowed to swim outside the shallow water area.
Young people who have demonstrated they are able to swim 25 meters must wear the wristband given to them at all times.
It is strongly recommended that under 8’s and all non-swimmers wear armbands and /or another appropriate type of buoyancy aid.
Poolpods are available at East Ham and Newham Leisure Centres. They offer a variety of benefits, ensuring independent and dignified access for activeNewham customers with poolside struggles or accessibility restrictions when entering and exiting the pool by the usual method. Poolpod operation is via a wristband, used to activate the pod on arrival at poolside and while in the pool, removing the need to require staff or carer assistance.
Fitted with an automatic safety door and seat belt, it protects, reassures and makes the user feel comfortable and safe from any falling danger while in the pod. If customers have any concerns or require further poolside assistance, an elected member of staff will be nearby to help and support them.
For more information on Poolpods, please see the Swim England website