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Swimming Safety Rules

Due to the nature of the facilities at the London Aquatics Centre we would like to make you aware of the specific safety rules in place at this venue.

Competition Pool

  • No Under 11's or Non-Swimmers are allowed in the Competition Pool.
  • You must be able to swim 100 metres of a recognised stroke to swim in the Competition pool.
  • Sessions are for a minimum of 60 minutes in duration.

Find out more about the competition pool

Training Pool

  • Under 8’s and non swimmers under 16 must be accompanied in the water by a competent adult swimmer
  • No more than two under 8’s or non swimmers under 16 to each competent adult swimmer
  • The competent adult swimmer must actively supervise under 8’s and non swimmers under 16
  • Under 8’s and all non swimmers must remain in shallow water
  • We strongly recommend under 8’s and all non swimmers use armbands and/or an appropriate buoyancy aid

Find out more about the training pool

Advice to adult non swimmers

It is recommended that non swimmers over the age of 16 are accompanied in the water by a competent adult swimmer.

Thank you for your co-operation and enjoy your swim!

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To comply with physical distancing regulations and to ensure a fair allocation of time for each customer we will be allocating one hour time slots for the gym, fitness classes and swimming. The one hour time slot will include the allowance for safe arrival, movement through the centre, changing and leaving the premises.

Timetables and activity time slots will be made available and bookable on the Better UK app once we reopen.