Swimwear Policy

A friendly reminder before you go swimming!

Appropriate swimwear

                                                       Appropriate Swimwear Adult    Appropriate Swimwear Children   

Inappropriate swimwear

Includes the following: Underwear, or any garment with obscene or offensive pictures or slogans. Denim or heavy garments, including cotton leggings, long flowing clothes and baggy t-shirts. 

Swimwear which is not made from chlorine-resistant materials may be damaged. We would advise that weak or non-swimmers wear close-fitting swimwear (i.e. swimming trunks or a full swimsuit) to aid their learning experience. Places Leisure reserves the right to determine whether swimwear is appropriate. 

Suitable swim aids

Swimming aids (fins and hand paddles) can be used in lane swimming or instructor led sessions. Swimming aids must be designed and suitable for swimming pool use and must not pose a risk of injury to swimmers. The following are examples of suitable swim aids: 

                                Swimwear Policy (1)   Swimwear Policy Paddles

Pool hygiene

  • All swimmers are requested to shower and use toilet facilities prior to swimming.
  • Customers who have suffered from sickness and/or diarrhoea must not swim until symptom free for 48 hours or 14 days if diagnosed by a GP with Cryptosporidium.
  • Swim nappies must be worn by children not yet toilet trained.

Photography and videography policy

Our policy is to try and use a common sense approach. Customers are free to take photographs whilst taking part in sport and fitness activities within family and social groups.

It is not appropriate for photography or videography to be used in any changing room areas, washrooms, health suites, saunas, steam rooms and within the swimming pool water.

Photography / Videography consent

In some circumstances Places Leisure will request that written approval is gained in advance. These include commercial photography related to sporting or coaching events and promotions. If you are unsure please ask our site duty manager.

If you are concerned about someone using a camera, mobile phone or other device please contact reception.