Watch Around Water Program
To assist with safety, GESAC strictly enforces the national Watch Around Water supervision policy.
Children under age 10 will be required to wear a coloured wristband based on their age. Disposable wristbands will be provided by Glen Eira Leisure.
Children under five years old
- Must be accompanied into the centre and the water by a responsible parent / guardian
- Must stay within arm’s reach during recreational play activities
- Must wear a pink wristband.
Children between age five and 10
- Must be accompanied into the centre by a responsible parent / guardian
- Must be constantly and actively supervised
- Parents / guardians must position themselves to have a clear view of the child with no physical
or structural barriers between them and the child / children
- Must wear a yellow wristband.
Children aged 10 or older
- Parents must use their knowledge of an individual child’s swimming ability and general development to determine the level of accompaniment required.
Watch Around Water Program for Swim School
Children under age 10 will be required to wear a coloured wristband based on their age anytime they attend GESAC or Carnegie Swim Centre, outside of their lesson time.
Glen Eira Leisure will provide permanent wristbands for Swim School members.
For more information about pool safety please see the Life Saving Victoria resources.
Please note: For the health and safety of all guests, we ask that parents and guardians support us in following these policies. Those who do not will be asked to exit the pool.
Water Safety Online Learning for Parents
We recommend parents complete this Life Saving Victoria safety module here