The Annette Kellerman Aquatic Centre requires children under the age of three years old or those persons who incontinent, to wear a specifically designed aqua nappy at all times whilst in or around the aquatics area.Children’s Aqua nappies are available for sale at reception and are available in a variety of sizes. Family change rooms are provided for your convenience and are fitted with nappy disposal bins.
Carers and guardians are responsible for toiletry assistance including any necessary modifications that those in their care may require. Below is some information from the NSW health department and tips to ensure the safety of all patrons:
“There are some key things that everyone can do to keep their backyard pool and their local community pool healthy:
• Don't swim if you have diarrhoea or have suffered from diarrhoea within the past week
• Don't swallow the pool water and try not to let water into your mouth
• Wash your hands with soap and water after using the toilet
• Don't allow pets in the pool.
Parents have a key role to play in ensuring pools remain safe for everyone by ensuring that non-toilet trained children do not have toileting accidents in the pool.
Young children and others who are likely to have toileting accidents should avoid sharing pools with others. Parents with young children should make use of disposable 'swimming' nappies which are available from most supermarkets or they can put their babies and young children into tight fitting swimmers.
Parents can also do the following things to avoid pool contamination:
• Take their child on bathroom breaks often rather than waiting to hear they 'have to go' as it may be too late
• Change nappies in a bathroom and not at the poolside as germs can spread to surfaces or objects in and around the pool and spread illness
• Wash their child thoroughly (especially on the bottom) with soap and water before going swimming
• Wash their hands with soap and water after changing a child's nappy.”