Water Safety

The Norwood Swimming Centre and Payneham Memorial Swimming Centre are Watch Around Water endorsed facilities, meaning there are guidelines that must be followed while visiting.

About Watch Around Water

Watch Around Water is an education and public awareness raising program that addresses the supervision of young children at public swimming pools.

The program assists aquatic staff to promote safe supervision practices and provides a safe venue for the community to participate in sport and recreation.

Program objectives:

  • prevent drowning deaths and drowning related injuries at public swimming pools
  • promote active parental supervision
  • assist aquatic staff to promote safe supervision practices
  • provide a safe aquatic venue for the community

For more information about the Watch Around Water program, visit: Recreation SA - Watch Around Water

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Conditions of entry

Parents and guardians of children are asked to observe and follow the conditions of entry below.

Children under the age of 5 years

Children under the age of 5 years are not admitted into the centre without an appropriate fee paying adult who is prepared to swim.

Children under 5 years must be supervised and be at arm’s reach at all times.


Children under the age of 10 years

Children under 10 years must be accompanied into the centre by a responsible adult over 16 years of age and supervised at all times.

Adults responsible for children under 10 years must have a clear view of the child at all times with no physical or structural barriers between them and the child while in the aquatics area.


Unsupervised children

Unsupervised children will be removed from the water and placed in a safe area until collected by the parent/guardian.

A parent/guardian is regarded as a responsible individual who is over the age of 16.

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