Aquatics

Pool Facilities

Pelican Park Recreation Centre features a 25m indoor pool, program pool, toddlers’ pool, steam room and spa. All pools are heated and feature disability access.

 

Indoor Pool

The 25m indoor pool is fully accessible, heated and has up to 8 lap lanes. It is used for recreational swimming, swimming lessons, swim club training and school bookings.

Program Pool

The indoor program pool is heated and is purpose built for swimming and water safety lessons and aquatic programs.

Toddlers’ Pool

This indoor, heated splash pad is designed to help build young children’s confidence with the water safely in a fun, interactive aquatic environment.

 

Watch around Water

What is Watch Around Water?
It is a set of guidelines produced by two of Victoria’s largest aquatic bodies, Aquatics & Recreation Victoria and Life Saving Victoria. The guidelines are designed to reduce the incidence of fatal and non-fatal drowning and injuries in public aquatic environments. All pools accredited as Watch Around Water pools must abide by a set of standard guidelines.

What are the guidelines for Watch Around Water?
There are 2 main supervision guidelines: one for children under 5 (0-4 years), and those under 10 (5-9 years).
Under 5: Children must be constantly supervised and to remain within arm’s reach of a parent or carer. (If the child is in the water, the parent or carer must be in the water too).
Under 10: Children must be constantly supervised without any physical or structural barriers, and must be within an appropriate viewing distance.

Why does my child have to wear a wristband?
Pelican Park Recreation Centre & Crib Point Pool have now introduced the implementation of wristbands for 5 - 9 year olds. The wristbands will assist lifeguards to identify the age of our young swimmers so that everyone is safe and we are all 'WATCHING AROUND THE WATER'.

My child is a competent swimmer. Why do I need to be in the water with them?
It is not only about swimming ability, it is also a safety issue. If a child gets hurt, a parent or guardian within close vicinity can act on the incident immediately, thereby preventing any further complications. It is very easy for young children who are good swimmers to get out of their depth or become tired, making it difficult for them to get back to the edge and often causing children to panic.

For more on Watch Around Water please visit the ARV's Watch Around Water FAQ Page http://www.aquaticsandrecreation.org.au/SpecialProjects/305/FAQsforPatrons.html