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Resuscitation courses

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It's not too early to renew your swimming pool resuscitation qualification!

Don't wait until the pool opens to attend a Swimming Pool Resuscitation Course! The qualification remains valid until the end of the swimming season of the third year that the course is taken. Therefore, for example if a member's qualification expires in March 2024, the Club will permit use of the pool throughout 2024.

To check when you last attended an ESC Pool Resuscitation Qualification, log into the SCM members area and then view 'My Qualifications' on the right-hand side of the page.

If you need to renew your qualification for another three years please register to attend an on-line resuscitation course, by;

- logging in to the ESC website

- click 'Book'

- click 'Off The Water'

- click 'On-Line Resuscitation Course' and following the instructions to make a booking and arrange payment (£22 per person)

Once paid, an enrolment key code will be emailed to you along with instructions on how to join and complete the E-learning module at a time of your convenience. After the course has been completed please upload a copy of the certificate you will receive to the 'My Qualifications' section of the Members area or email a copy to Your ESC access card will then be updated to ensure you have entry to the pool gate.

It is essential for Club members who wish to swim, familiarise themselves with the 2024 updated Club bye-laws concerning the use of the pool.







Pool hours:



The pool will normally be open from 08:00-20:00 hours or sunset (whichever is earlier) during the season.

There will be adult-only (over 18 years of age) swimming before 09:15 hours.



From 19:00 hours, users of the pool should not disturb those swimmers wishing to swim lengths uninterrupted.

No children under 7 years of age are allowed in the pool after 18:00 hours.

Pool users:








All members use the pool at their own risk (see Rule 26).

The use of the pool is restricted to Club members and Temporary members under Rule 14.

Guests introduced under Rule 49 are not permitted to use the pool.

Gate access to the pool enclosure is restricted to those members with an authorized membership card, wristband or key fob.

The General Committee (GC) reserves the right to remove a member's access rights to the pool if they have been in breach of these byelaws or if they behave inappropriately.


All adult members using the pool must have attended and passed an appropriate resuscitation course within the last 3 years or must hold a current relevant professional or equivalent qualification. Evidence of this must be provided to the office for the member's records.

Temporary members who wish to use the pool must certify to the office that they hold an appropriate qualification, per (i) above, for the period of their temporary membership. This may be done by the proposing member (see Rule 14).


There is to be no solo swimming. If an adult is in the water, there must be another adult present in the pool enclosure, either in or out of the water, and they must meet the requirements of (i) above. However, a member between 16-18 years of age who holds current recognized lifeguard qualification (registered with the office) can oversee adult(s) swimming.

This does not make the pool a lifeguarded facility.


All non-swimmers and members under 16 years of age using the pool or entering the pool enclosure, must be supervised by an adult from within the pool enclosure.

The adult must have one of the qualifications listed in (i) above and is allowed to look after no more than 6 non-swimmers/children.

Health, safety and hygiene:



The maximum number of people permitted in the pool at any time is 36.

A GC member, the Secretary, the Franchisee, another Club committee member or one of the Club's pool maintenance team can ask members, either individually or as a group, to leave the pool and temporarily close it if thought necessary for health, safety or other reasons.



On entering or leaving the pool enclosure, members must ensure that the gate is closed behind them, in order to prevent unauthorized entry or tailgating.

If the pool is empty when members finish swimming, they must close the pool cover (prior to getting showered and changed) to prevent unnecessary heat loss.



None of the following may be taken into the pool enclosure food, alcohol, glass or crockery (i.e. anything breakable), tobacco products, e-cigarettes and vapes.

Adult members under the influence of drugs or alcohol cannot use the pool or oversee any other pool users.








All litter must be removed.

Members are asked to shower before entering the pool, especially if they have been in the sea or are wearing sunscreen.

Wetsuits, flippers, mermaid outfits, lilos, model boats, balls, noodles and any sharp objects are forbidden in the pool.

Swimming aids, such as armbands, are acceptable for less confident or non-swimmers.

Nothing is to be thrown within the pool enclosure.

There is to be no running, diving or jumping into the pool, or boisterous play in the pool enclosure.

Members causing any damage to the pool, the solar panels, the pool enclosure or the pool cover, may be charged a repair fee at the discretion of the GC.

All members using the pool are expected to be courteous to other users.

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