Conditions

Participants with Special Needs or a Disability

We do not not currently have instructors specifically qualified to cater for participants with special needs or disabilities.

If the participant you are enrolling has special needs or a disability please include the details on the enrolment form. The participant will be assessed on the grading day and we will do our best to cater to their needs where possible, within our regular lessons. This may require a parent or relative of the participant to assist in the water during the lessons. If we are unable to cater for their needs, a full refund will be provided.

Conditions of Enrolment and Attendance - COVID-19

All attendees are required to read these Terms and Conditions and the Attendee Information before enrolling or attending a lesson. Enrolling, or attending a lesson, confirms your acceptance of these Terms and Conditions.

  1. I acknowledge that by enrolling, or attending an lesson, I agree to abide by and adhere to these COVID-19 Terms and Conditions.
  2. I acknowledge that I must follow all COVID-safe directions related to attending lessons.
  3. As an attendee, I understand that I am responsible for adhering to physical distancing, health, and hygiene guidelines. These include, but are not limited to:
    1. Keep 1.5 metre distance between yourself and others
    2. Adhere to all designated venue flow, entry and exit points as per event maps
    3. Stay home, do not attend the lesson, and seek testing if you are unwell
    4. Wash your hands often and cover coughs and sneezes
    5. Do not share food, drink, or equipment with others
  4. I confirm, that neither I, nor any member of my household, is experiencing any COVID19 symptoms, has been in contact with any confirmed or suspected COVID-19 cases, has visited any of the reported case locations with self-isolate alerts, listed on the NSW Health website or travelled to Victoria in the previous 14 days.
  5. I confirm that if I return a positive COVID-19 test within 14 days of the event, I will immediately notify the club.
  6. I acknowledge that I have read, understood, and agree to comply with the published Attendee Information below.
  7. I warrant that I will provide all information required by the Club and that it will be true and correct.
  8. I authorise my information to be used and disclosed to relevant bodies where necessary to implement the government directions with regards to COVID-19 and the resumption of sporting activity; in particular for contact tracing purposes as required from time to time.

Attendee Information - COVID-19 Restrictions

Attendees (both particiapnts and spectators) must read and understand the below information concerning restrictions in place due to COVID-19.

Attendees who do not comply with the below conditions will be asked to leave and may not be permitted to attend future lessons.

  • Any participant or spectator who is feeling unwell in any way, or has symptoms or signs of COVID-19 MUST NOT attend until full recovery has taken place.
  • Any participant or spectator that has returned from overseas in the past 14 days must self-isolate for 14 days and not attend club events.
  • Any participant or spectator that has returned from Victoria in the past 14 days must self-isolate for 14 days and not attend club events.
  • Any participant or spectator that has attended any of the reported case locations with self-isolate alerts, listed on the NSW Health website must not attend club events for 14 days since the date of the visit.
  • Any participant or spectator that has been in contact with a confirmed case of COVID-19 must self-isolate for 14 days, or until given clearance by NSW Health.
  • All participants and their caregivers are encouraged to download the Australian Government’s COVIDSafe app to assist in tracing cases and notifying impacted individuals
  • If you begin to feel unwell during the activity, please leave the venue
  • Participants are to avoid carpools with people from different household groups where possible
  • Upon entry to the centre, you must use the hand sanitiser provided at the front foyer prior to entering the pool area
  • You must have a Council pool entry card, or Fitness Passport. There will be no cash or credit/debit card payments on entry. Card top-ups are via contactless payment only
  • There will be no cash payments accepted. All payments must be made online or via contactless payment only
  • If using a Fitness Passport, you will be required to follow the normal Fitness Passport sign-in procedure
  • Names of participants and their contact details will be provided to Council Pool Staff for the purpose of contact tracing.
  • Spectators that do not need to be at the centre should not attend. Spectators must:
    • Sign-in on arrival
    • Maintain 1.5m physical distancing from people who are not members of your household
    • Not congregate around entrances to rooms or the centre
    • Spread out around the centre
    • Leave the centre as soon as possible after your lesson is complete
  • Attendees are encouraged to wear a face mask where physical distancing is not possible.
  • All participants must follow the ‘get in, swim, get out’ approach and should avoid showering/using changeroom facilities. Come ready to swim, and leave the pool as soon as possible after you finish swimming. The changerooms are open, but with capacity limits.
  • Spectators singing in groups or chanting/cheering is a particularly high-risk activity and should be avoided
  • Once your lesson has been completed you are encouraged to leave the centre as soon as possible
  • Mingling of participants and spectators from different activities should be minimised

Conditions - Children

  • Children must be 4 years of age or older as at the program start date.
  • Normal Council Pool Entry applies when attending lessons.
  • Children must have a parent/guardian at the pool at all times.
  • Children are required to wear the provided club swimming cap during lessons to clearly identify them as part of the lesson. Replacement caps can be purchased through the club if required.
  • If your child is unable to attend a lesson please let us know in advance. The best way to contact us is via email: learntoswim@merrylandsasc.asn.au.
  • Unless asked by an instructor, parents/guardians are to refrain from speaking to their children or instructor whilst the lesson is in progress.
  • Children are not to swim before their lesson.
  • There are no "make up" lessons if classes are missed or cancelled. There is no refund of fees for classes that are missed or cancelled.
  • Refunds for fees will not be provided after the first lesson .
  • Membership fees are not refundable.
  • Each child will be graded and allocated a colour. This colour represents the class that the child begins the program in. As your child progresses with their swimming, they will be moved into the next group. Please do not try to rush your child through the system. The different groups are: White (Level 1 - Water Familiarisation), Red (Level 2 - Water Confidence) and Orange (Level 3 - Swimming Skills and Water Safety).
  • Your child is required to be at the pool at least 5 minutes before the starting time of their class. Upon arrival at the pool, you must report to the Learn to Swim table and have your child’s name marked off. Your child should then line up behind the coloured marker representing their class.
  • Do not expect your child to swim expertly after a few lessons. Regular attendance is required and regular practice (under your supervision) of lessons taught will assist your child to progress more quickly.
  • Whilst your child’s progress through the program will indicate the attainment of a certain level of swimming, it should be recognised that such a level is not adequate protection against the many types of drowning accidents which each year claim many lives across the state. These lessons will not “drown proof” your child.

Conditions - Adults

  • Normal Council Pool Entry applies when attending lessons.
  • If you are unable to attend a lesson please let us know in advance. The best way to contact us is via email: learntoswim@merrylandsasc.asn.au.
  • There are no "make up" lessons if classes are missed or cancelled. There is no refund of fees for classes that are missed or cancelled.
  • Refunds for fees will not be provided after the first lesson .
  • Membership fees are not refundable.
  • Each adult will be graded and allocated a colour. This colour represents the class that the adult begins the program in. As you progress with your swimming, you will be moved into the next group. Please do not try to rush through the system. The different groups are: White (Level 1 - Water Familiarisation), Red (Level 2 - Water Confidence) and Orange (Level 3 - Swimming Skills and Water Safety).
  • You are required to be at the pool at least 5 minutes before the starting time of the class. Upon arrival at the pool, you must report to the Club Room and have your name marked off.
  • Do not expect to swim expertly after a few lessons. Regular attendance is required and regular practice of lessons taught will assist you to progress more quickly.
  • Whilst your progress through the program will indicate the attainment of a certain level of swimming, it should be recognised that such a level is not adequate protection against the many types of drowning accidents which each year claim many lives across the state. These lessons will not “drown proof” the participant.