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jofeb04 Tue 26-Jun-07 14:50:28

If I can take me two children swimming at the same time?
Dc are 3 and 1, and we always go to a "baby" pool. My ds loves playing in it (loves floating in the pool with armbands etc on).
I know when dd was under one, they stated two adults were needed. Does it alter when both dc are over one?

Ds wants to go swimming, and I don't know if both dc would be ok with me.


jofeb04 Tue 26-Jun-07 14:50:47

opps, my not me

lizziemun Tue 26-Jun-07 16:12:13

I think it depends on the rules at your swimming pool, ours have one adult per child upto the age of 8.

lulumama Tue 26-Jun-07 16:12:52

our pool specifies one adult per each child under 8 probably a good idea to check before you go

purpleturtle Tue 26-Jun-07 16:14:11

Some of our local pools have sessions with extra lifeguards so that you can swim with two children.

throckenholt Tue 26-Jun-07 16:19:30

all our local pools say you can have 2 children per adult under the age of 8. Although I would not have been happy to take 2 on my own at that age (I know people who did though). Mine (twins) are 4 and are ok without constant one-to-one attention now - but probably have only been like that for the last 6 months or so.

UCM Tue 26-Jun-07 16:23:21

I recently started a thread about this. I phoned our pool to check and it's 1 adult per child under 5, so no swimming for us for another 2 years then. It made me very angry as once again, my choice is taken away. I live near the sea and can take as many children to the beach which is more dangerous IMO (I wouldn't) but I think this rule is one step too far.

NannyL Tue 26-Jun-07 16:58:11

most of the pools in my area allow 2 children under 8 to one adult...

1 pool allows 3 children per adult

check with the pool

NannyL Tue 26-Jun-07 16:59:07

(I regularly take 2 children (aged 1 and 4) swimming)

jofeb04 Tue 26-Jun-07 17:43:11

Thanks for the advice. I rang pool, and it is 1 adult per child (5 and under).

No swimming for a few yearson my own then!

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