Health

All children should visit the toilet and shower before entering the water.

 

Please advise us of any health/learning problems such as deafness, speech/understanding difficulties before enrolling as this enables us to place your child in the appropriate class and enables the teacher to discuss different strategies we can use to help the lessons run smoothly.

 

We would recommend that if children must eat before a lesson, they should have a light meal no less than an hour before swimming.

 

Children with heavy colds, sinusitis and ear infections are requested not to swim.

 

Also anyone with bleeding skin wounds even if small should not go in the pools. Broken and grazed skin should be covered with a waterproof plaster.

 

Verrucas must be covered either by a treatment cream barrier (such as Bazuka) or sealed with a waterproof plaster, please also ensure flip flops or pool shoes are worn on poolside and in the shower/changing area.

 

All the pools that we use are very warm and we recommend spectators bring along a drink of water (plastic containers only please).

 

We require notification quickly if any child has contracted any illness such as Meningitis or Hepatitis, to enable us to contact pupils and teachers to take the necessary medical precautions.

 

Please ring for advice or contact your family GP if you have any further health queries.