Club Rules and Safety Information
Only shallow racing dives allowed from the jetty. No running dives. No backward dives. No dives without hands in front of head.
No domestic pets in the water or in the changing room
No swimming if there is any likelihood of lightning
Absolutely no swimming under the ice
Absolutely no walking on the ice
No swimming under the influence of alcohol or illegal drugs
Glassware, or any other such breakable items, must not be brought into the swimming area
Swim within the restricted areas (see map on this website and changing room wall).
Solo swimming is not permitted. At least one other club member must be present.
Children under the age of 16 must change in the WC, and not enter the main changing room at any time
Swimmers under the age of 18 remain the responsibility of the adult member who signed their application form/guest book entry
Children aged 8 - 17 must be accompanied by an adult aged at least 18 on a three to one ratio.
Children aged 4 - 7 must be accompanied by an adult aged at least 18 on a two to one ratio.
Children aged under 4 must be accompanied by an adult aged at least 18 on a one to one ratio.
The lowest ratio is always enforced. For example one adult cannot accompany a 3 year old and a 10 year old at the same time, but could accompany a 4 year old and a 10 year old.
Children may be allowed to participate in club races at the discretion of the Handicapper subject to the continuing need for an appropriate level of supervision by the parent/guardian.
Members swim at their own risk (see declarations on Application form)
If used, wetsuits MUST be removed outside of the changing room (as there is no drainage in the changing room)
The water can get very cold (freezing) in the cooler months, be aware that swimming for too long leads to dangerous levels of hypothermia
Swimmers must not swim if they have open wounds
Please be aware of others when swimming so as to avoid collision with other swimmers, boats or wildlife
Swimming is permitted between 05:00am and 9.30am every day of the year, subject to any Royal Park restrictions. Note, special restrictions will apply on Christmas Day.
Please turn off the lights and lock the door if you are the last person swimming
Races are held every Saturday morning – please consult the fixture list for race details and logistical arrangements
Wetsuits are not permitted in club races
Race cups given to winners of a Club race remain the property of the Club and should be kept safe and in good condition before being returned to the Club Secretary within the year in good time for the next occasion of that race.
Club races may be filmed and photographs taken which capture your participation in the race. You agree to the Club’s publication of photographs and broadcasts of your image in the context of a race report on the Club’s website.