Keep Watch at Public Pools

Cumberland City Council has partnered with Royal Live Saving NSW to deliver the Keep Watch at Public Pools program, informing visitors to our swim centres about the appropriate levels of child supervision and water safety information.

We've signed up to become a partner of the The Royal Life Saving Society's Keep Watch at Public Pools program to promote the importance of appropriate levels of supervision within aquatic facilities to the community.

Find out more about the program

Parental Supervision Policy

  • Children aged 0 to 5 years old: Parents must stay within arms' reach
  • Children aged 6 to 10 years old: Parents must be close, be prepared and maintain constant visual contact
  • Children aged 11 to 14 years old: Parents must maintain visual contact
  • Distractions are dangerous: Avoid mobile phones and other distractions that interrupt supervision

Water Safety

Children need to be supervised by an adult when in or around public pools, backyard pools, beaches, lakes and rivers.

Swimming lessons could save lives

Cumberland City Council delivers Learn to Swim programs at your local swim centres all year.