Rules for Pools

RULES for POOLS

To ensure continued use of all of our facilities (Winchester College, Kings School, St Swithun’s School, River Park and the Army Training Regiment (ATR)) we must conform to all reasonable requests made by the pool operators.

Would all swimmers and parents please adhere to the following:

Winchester College

Admission to changing rooms will normally be allowed 10-15 minutes prior to the start of the session providing the previous user has left the poolside and a WCPSC coach is in attendance. It should be noted that adults are not allowed in the changing rooms if they are being used by college students or students from other schools.

All swimmers and parents MUST remove outdoor shoes prior to entering the changing rooms and put them in the racks provided. For safety reasons it is requested that parents and swimmers do not crowd around the reception area but wait in the corridors. Winchester College state that for children over the age of 8 years old any adult accompanying them must be in the correct changing room (i.e. male parent/guardians are in the male changing room).

Winchester College require all children under the aged of 18 to be supervised at all times, therefore it is imperative that parents/guardians check a coach is in attendance and your child has reached poolside/gym before leaving them for training, and that you are back in plenty of time before the end of a session to take responsibility for them when they leave poolside/gym. The coach is only responsible for the swimmer(s) whilst they are in the organised poolside/gym session.

Swimmers must wear a swim cap at all times whilst in the pool.

There is no diving at the shallow end at any time at this pool.

In the unlikely event of any swimmer/parent abusing the use of any of our facilities or members of staff, the swimmer will be at risk of being suspended from all training sessions.

Army Training Regiment, Andover Road

This is a facility that the club have privileged access to and it is a very important asset to the club and one that we must ensure we always have use of. As a military establishment we have no control over access and entry rules, these can be changed without notice and we must accept them.

Entry will be from 5.00pm, with the sessions from 5.30pm (once a coach is present).

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday evening sessions – Land training will take place in the “Top Gym” (the building separate but next to the pool building), if the land training sessions is moved to the other gym or alternative venue by the ATR, we will endeavour to let swimmers/parents know in advance when we do. If this is a last minute change and no one is present in the Top Gym, please make your way to the pool (it is most likely that the land training will be in the Gym by the pool, or Gym has had to be cancelled – on some occasions the coaches only find out the gym is indisposed of upon arrival so prior warning is not always possible).
Swimmers arriving later than the start of land training should go straight to poolside, report to the coach there and be ready for the start of the pool session.

All swimmers must bring their bag, clothes and belongings neatly onto poolside, to allow other groups/squads to change.

When swimmers arrive for the land training session, if the hall is in use, you must wait sensibly in the corridor outside. If the hall is free, you may enter the hall sensibly. AT NO TIME are swimmers allowed to use/misuse ATR equipment, and are only allowed to use the equipment when instructed to do so by the coach of the session.
The access road from the main gate to the car park has a speed limit of 15mph, and during the hours of darkness cars must approach the gate with SIDE LIGHTS ONLY.

Parents dropping off the swimmers MUST NOT drive up the pathway nearer to the doors, you must turn right and drive onto the car park as a dropping off/picking up point for swimmers.

When entering the pool all users must use the main access door on the upper level.

When leaving the pool all users may leave via the main access door on the upper level OR the access door in the swimming pool corridor after 8pm.

From 8pm onwards, the swimming pool viewing balcony and whole upper level will be closed by the ATR staff. Therefore swimmers and parents/guardians must access via the door on the swimming changing room corridor.

Swimmers must be changed and out of the changing rooms by at the very latest 9.15pm prompt.

ALL PARENTS/GUARDIANS must come over to the pool to collect their swimmers from the training session, particularly on Dark Nights! (no parents/swimmers are to stand in the changing room corridors, either wait in the gym corridor or outside). There is a road without a crossing or pathway between the pool and the car park. Your swimmer/s are Parent/Guardian’s responsibility.

Prior to training at the ATR swimmers need to obtain a security pass by submitting their personal details via vickyh@wcpsc.org.uk to the ATR. These details include Name, DoB, address, and telephone number. Parent(s)/guardian(s) accompanying the swimmer will also be required to obtain a security pass and will need to submit their details in the same way, along with details of the car(s) that will be used (make, model, colour and registration number). Siblings of swimmers attending training at the ATR will not be allowed entry and individual swimmers should be accompanied by 1 adult only.

Under NO circumstances whatsoever are swimmers to be left unattended inside or outside of ATR.

It is imperative that parents/guardians check a coach is in attendance and your child has reached poolside/gym before leaving them for training, and that you are back in plenty of time before the end of a session to take responsibility for them when they leave poolside/gym. The coach is only responsible for the swimmer(s) whilst they are in the organised poolside/gym session.

Please will all parents/swimmers obey all instructions (without question) given by the staff of ATR, including all driving and parking restrictions. Drivers under the age of 18 will not be allowed access to ATR, however there is off road parking available close to the main gate, the security staff can advise the location.

In the unlikely event of any swimmer/parent abusing the use of any of our facilities or members of staff, the swimmer will be at risk of being suspended from all training sessions.

Kings School

If the pool is in use by non penguins users swimmers will be allowed poolside 5 minutes prior to the start of the session, providing the coach and lifeguard is in attendance. When the pool is not in use prior to WCPSC sessions swimmers will be allowed pool side 15 minutes prior to the start of the session providing a WCPSC coach and lifeguard is in attendance.

It is imperative that parents/guardians check a coach is in attendance and your child has reached poolside/gym before leaving them for training, and that you are back in plenty of time before the end of a session to take responsibility for them when they leave poolside/gym. The coach is only responsible for the swimmer(s) whilst they are in the organised poolside/gym session.

In the unlikely event of any swimmer/parent abusing the use of any of our facilities or members of staff, the swimmer will be at risk of being suspended from all training sessions.

 

St Swithun’s School

Saturday morning sessions: The Pool building will be open from 5.45am. Swimmers are encouraged to arrive and begin pre-pool warm ups on poolside. The session is most likely to, where possible start at 5.55am – so please be early for this!

Swimmers are asked to bring all of their belongings poolside at the beginning of the session, so as to enable the lessons swimmers coming in later to have full access to the changing rooms.

At 8am prompt swimmers will be asked to leave the poolside by the coach sensibly, and will have until 8.15am to get changed and leave the building.

At the early morning session Parents are asked to park their cars in the Swimming Pool Car Park, unless otherwise advised by their centre staff (this can change when the school has events on).

PLEASE DO NOT DROP OFF SWIMMERS ON THE ROAD OPPOSITE THE POOL STEPS/ENTRANCE! This is preventing other car users being able to pass safely and causes delay. Swimmers getting out of cars are at risk! Please pull into the swimming pool car park!

We must adhere to the Photography Policy of St Swithun’s School, therefore parents/guardians must request the permission of pool staff before using any camera or mobile image device.

It is imperative that parents/guardians check a coach is in attendance and your child has reached poolside/gym before leaving them for training, and that you are back in plenty of time before the end of a session to take responsibility for them when they leave poolside/gym. The coach is only responsible for the swimmer(s) whilst they are in the organised poolside/gym session.

In the unlikely event of any swimmer/parent abusing the use of any of our facilities or members of staff, the swimmer will be at risk of being suspended from all training sessions.

River Park LC

Swimmers must respect the members of the public also using the facilities.

Swimmers must put their belongings in a locker or appropriate place.

Swimmers are NOT to look over the top of the changing cubicles at any point.

It is imperative that parents/guardians check a coach is in attendance and your child has reached poolside/gym before leaving them for training, and that you are back in plenty of time before the end of a session to take responsibility for them when they leave poolside/gym. The coach is only responsible for the swimmer(s) whilst they are in the organised poolside/gym session.

In the unlikely event of any swimmer/parent abusing the use of any of our facilities or members of staff, the swimmer will be at risk of being suspended from all training sessions.

River Park – Early Morning sessions

River Park Leisure Centre have agreed to open the building at 5.55am prompt to allow our 6.00am sessions to start on time.

Swimmers will have 5 minutes from the opening of the doors to get changed and arrive on poolside with hats and goggles on ready to start training.

Any swimmers arriving late, or not being ready for the start of the session can be expected to be asked by the coach of the session to sit out the warm up section of the session, so as not to disrupt the swimmers who were punctual.

In the unlikely event of any swimmer/parent abusing the use of any of our facilities or members of staff, the swimmer will be at risk of being suspended from all training sessions.

Swimmers arriving late for sessions – ALL Venues

Please make every effort to arrive on time to training sessions. Swimmers should be ready poolside at the very least 5 minutes prior to the start of their session (longer where possible – which is often the case!) and carry out appropriate land warm-ups where/when appropriate.

If a swimmer is late, the coach will assess each and every situation and, if possible, the swimmer will be allowed to train. However, if in the opinion of the coach is that the late arrival of a swimmer will impact upon the session in progress, or be disruptive to the remainder of the squad, the swimmer will not be allowed to swim.

In these circumstances the swimmer will be asked to remain poolside until the end of the session unless the parent(s) are still present, in which case they may take the swimmer home.
Swimmers own responsibility for Valuables – ALL Venues
Swimmers are also advised not to leave any items of value unattended in the changing rooms of any pool. It is the individual swimmers own risk to bring items of value to a venue.
Revised Sept 2017