Watch around water

Pools can be a potentially dangerous environment - it's why safety is our highest concern. We've developed a strong partnership with Life Saving Victoria (LSV), the government recognised peak body for water safety', with the aim to make our pools a safe environment so you can enjoy your experience worry free.

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Watch Around Water Program - effective 16 December 2019.

To assist with safety, GESAC strictly enforces the national Watch Around Water supervision policy.

Effective 16 December 2019, children under age 10 will be required to wear a coloured wristband based on their age. Wristbands will be provided by Glen Eira Leisure. 

Children under five years old

  • Constantly supervised by a parent/guardian and within arms reach. Must wear a pink wristband.

Children between age five and 10

  • Constantly and actively supervised by a parent/guardian. Must wear a yellow wristband. 

Children aged 10 or older

  • Parent's must use their knowledge of the child's swimming ability to determine the level of accompaniment required. Not required to wear a wristband. 

Watch Around Water Program for Swim School - effective 16 December 2019

Effective December 16, 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 in 2020. 

If you wish to swim outside of your lesson times before the arrival of the permanent bans, please see a lifeguard for a disposable band.   


Our current supervision policies - in affect until 15 December 2019. 

Children under five years old

  • Children under five years of age must be constantly supervised by a parent/guardian and remain within arm's reach.

Children under 10 years old

  • Children under 10 years old must be actively supervised by a parent/guardian while in the aquatic area of the Centre. The parent/guardian must be 16 years and over and adhere to all conditions of entry.
  • The parent/guardian must position themself to have a clear view of the child with no physical or structural barriers between them and the child.

Children 10 years and older

  • For children 10 years and older, parents must use their knowledge of the child's swimming ability to determine the level of accompaniment required.
  • Parent/guardians are not required to be present in the Centre.

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.