Our current policy allows children 10 years of age and older, access to the pool facilities without an adult. Children 9 years of age and under must be accompanied by their parent or legal guardian.

What's your current policy? I want to raise the age for children allowed, unattended, to at least 13 years of age.

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Our policy is the same as yours withe addenda that children under 6 must be accompanied in the water by an adult, which for us is anyone deemed mature and responsible that is at least 15 years of age. We have gotten mixed feedback about our age policy, but for the most part it is well received.
Thanks Nick!
Our policy is children under 10 must be supervised by someone 16 or older. However, we do not have any limits on the ratio of supervisors to children for daily visits, (camps/groups do have supervision ratios) nor do we define supervision (within arm's reach, within sight, being in the same part of the facility, etc.)
Thanks Dave!
Ours is 11 years old.
Our current policy is that children under 11 must be with someone 16 or older. When our insurance company reviewed our rules they actually would like to see 12 and older to be at the pool by themselves.
We are about the same. Children under 10 years of age must be accompanied or visually supervised by a parent, guardian or caregiver at all times when using our recreation facilities. Children under 7, must be accompanied by a parent, guardian or caregiver in the water with them.

Why do you want to raise it to 13?
Our policy is 8 and under must be with and adult age 15 or older. People think this is outrageous. That is the one rule I catch flack on every day. People think they should be able to drop off there 6 year olds alone. I cannot imagine what would happen if we raised our age.
At our facility, children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult (18+) to enter the facility. We also have stipulations for supervision while enjoying our pools. Children who require any type of floation support must have a parent within arms reach and are not permitted in the deeper, 6-12ft, sections of the pool. Also, at the discretion of the guards and supervisors, any children that are weak swimmers or seem generally uncomfortable in the water are also required to have an adult within arms reach.
Ours is any child 8 or under must be accompanied, and stay with, by someone 18 or older. We also have a ratio of five kids per adult.
Our policy is children 5 and under must be accompanied by an adult in the water and be within arms reach at all times. Children ages 6-11 must be accompanied and actively supervised by a person age 18 or older (parent, legal guardian, sibling, relative, etc). Children age 12 and older may swim without the supervision of an adult
FYI, here is an article from the Pittsburgh Post Gazette on Friday on this topic

Some question city's age rules for its pools
Saturday, June 05, 2010
By Joe Smydo, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Read more: http://www.post-gazette.com/pg/10156/1063382-455.stm#ixzz0qBwF8rUd


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