Anyone entering poolside must remove their shoes, or at Lord Wandsworth College cover their shoes with the blue overshoes provided by the school.
We have removed the blue overshoes from all our private pools so as to reduce our plastic waste and ensure a cleaner changing room, as the overshoes tear easily and still allow a lot of dirt to enter the changing room.
Please be aware that poolside can be very warm and ensure you are dressed appropriately. Any siblings/other children watching the lessons are the responsibility of their parents and must be seated well away from poolside and under supervision at all times. We are not responsible for any persons watching the lessons. Please try and keep to one parent per family watching wherever possible at our private pools as space is limited.
We take responsibility for our swimmers from when they are in the water for their lessons only. Seahorses do not accept responsibility if swimmers leave the pool for any reason during the lesson (e.g. toilet breaks).
When the children are in the water it is imperative that parents do not communicate with their children outside a thumbs up/smile of encouragement (and sometimes tears of joy!) Whilst we fully appreciate it is enjoyable for parents to watch the lessons it is imperative for safety that the children’s attention is on the teacher and the lesson at all time. If we feel your child is being distracted or not reaching their full potential we may suggest waiting in the changing room or car during the lesson.
Any problems such as toilet breaks, if a child is upset during the lesson, loose goggles etc will be dealt with by our caring and experienced teachers. It is very common for our new preschoolers and younger children to take a couple of weeks to settle into the lessons as it is all very new for them and we are very experienced in dealing with this.
No food and drink (except water/nursing) glass or talcum powder are allowed on poolside or in the changing rooms. All litter must be taken away or disposed of properly in the bins provided. Please help us to keep our pools clean. Smoking is not permitted anywhere on any of our sites.
Parents/guardians must remain on site unless we have a prior agreement. We must have a correct mobile number for you at all times.
We reserve the right to ask anyone to leave poolside at any time. We do not accept ill-treatment of any of our members of staff and all conversations had at the pool must be polite and appropriate for the situation. We do not discuss any swimmers apart from your own with you, so please do not make comments about other children either at the pool or in private.