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Sports centre policies

The following policies are in place at our sports centres.

  • Swimming pools admission policy.
  • Toning studio admissions and booking policy.

About the swimming pools admission policy

Our swimming pools policy is designed to keep you and your child or children safe when swimming.

The policy is in operation at Bury Leisure pools at:

  • Castle Leisure Centre, Bury;
  • Radcliffe Pool and Fitness Centre; and
  • Ramsbottom Pool and Fitness Centre.

The swimming pools admission policy

In accordance with the Institute of Sport and Recreation Management (ISRM) Guidelines and our own risk assessment we enforce the following policy.

Definition of an adult

For the purpose of this policy an adult must be a responsible person, who is at least 16 years of age and can provide proof of their age if requested by a representative of Bury Leisure.

Adult responsibility:

One responsible adult can be responsible for a maximum of two children aged 10 and under, unless the children are aged over 8 and able to swim a minimum of 100 metres.

The responsible adult must go into the water with the children they are responsible for and should maintain close and constant supervision over them, especially if the children are weak or non-swimmers.

The responsible adult should make sure that weak or non-swimmers are restricted to either the teaching pool or the designated shallow end of the main pool.

The responsible adult should ensure weak or non-swimmers wear approved swimming aids, such as arm bands.

All swimmers' responsibility:

All swimmers should always swim within their own abilities and are requested to inform the Duty Manager of any specialist assistance they may require in advance of entering the pool.

All swimmers must inform a lifeguard if they suffer from any illness or disability which may affect their ability to swim.

All swimmers should ensure that they are aware of the pool depth along its length.


Toning studio admissions and booking policy

In order to ensure that admissions and bookings are as fair as possible for all, please adhere to the following procedures.

  • Bookings can only be made up to 7 days in advance.
  • All bookings must be confirmed with an instructor - in person or via the telephone.
  • Bookings can be taken from 8.30am weekdays and 9am weekends for the duration that the toning chairs are open.
  • Payment must be made at the time of booking, whilst members must have their card swiped, then tickets must be handed to the instructor on entering the studio.
  • Inductions must be paid for on booking.
  • Only one slot per person.
  • Maximum of two people per booking.
  • Should you wish to cancel or make a change to your booking, 24 hours notice is required prior to the start time of your session. If you do not attend the session you have booked or do not give the required notice you may be liable for a cancellation fee. In the case of non members, if we receive 24 hours notice then we can issue you with a credit.
  • Please be aware of our limited availability. Continual and persistent non-attendance for bookings without any cancellation notice will be noted and addressed.

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