Keep Watch Over Your Children
The Lawnton Aquatic Centre is a "Keep Watch" facility, which means that there are guidelines that must be followed while visiting the centre.
Children Under 5
Must be constantly supervised and remain within arm's reach. If the child is in the water, the parent/guardian must be in the water too.
Children 10 and Under
Must be accompanied into the facility and constantly supervised by a parent/guardian 18 and over. The parent/guardian must have a clear view of the child at all times.
The supervision of children in aquatic facilities is not the sole responsibility of lifeguards.
Lifeguards are employed on a 1:100 ratio; this is based on the expectation that parent will provide direct supervision of children.
Parents are required to provide constant and direct supervision needed for young children.
Keep Watch Program Features
- Children under 5 must be within arms reach at all times.
- Children 10 and under must be constantly supervised.
- If your child is under 5, you must be in the water with them.
- If your child is 10 or under, you must be prepared to enter the water at any time.