Swimming Pool Induction

The safety induction is by appointment and before you attend you should

Every adult members who uses the pool agrees as part of their terms and conditions to monitor and enforce the Pool Safety Operating Procedures (PSOP) and perform the supervision and accident prevention role of a lifeguard and deliver the alternative lifeguard measures.

Members who consider the risks, hazards or PSOP restrictions to be unacceptable must not use the pool.

The induction session is designed to emphasize the club’s safety culture and the role every member has in accident prevention and enforcing the Pool Safety Operating Procedures. It will familiarise the member with the premises, pool, safety equipment and explain how to act in case of an emergency or incident.

To pass the induction and be allowed to use the pool the member must adequately demonstrate

  • Their working knowledge of the rules in the PSOP and how to access the current version when they need to reference it.
  • They know what safety and emergency equipment is available and its location and how to access it
  • They know how to respond to an emergency
  • They know how to recognise the signs and symptoms of drowning and hyperthermia
  • They are aware if they cannot adequately fulfil these requirements or do not comply with the PSOP or behave or allow their children to behave in an anti-social manner their access to the pool will be revoked and their membership may be suspended.

Remember to dress appropriately for the prevailing outside weather conditions as the session are run outdoors. Use the session as an opportunity to ask any questions you have about the club. On being successfully inducted you will be given your membership/access card and a key to access the building.

Swimmer Competency Test

Our insurance requires us to verify and confirm every adult member who uses the pool user is a competent and capable swimmer.

Divers, snorkelers and UWH players members will demonstrate this to a club officer in their qualifications or training sessions. Swimming members must arrange for another member to witness them demonstrating the competent and capable swimmer standards described in the PSOP https://sasac.co.uk/psop/#appendix-3 and further have the member who witnessed them confirm the member met the standard to the membership team.

Swimmers can choose to either demonstrate their swimming abilities immediately following their induction or with another member when they first start using the pool.

The member’s profile will be updated to show the induction date and result of their swim assessment.

Planned Induction sessions are published to members on the membership portal.

To book your Club Induction and Pool Safety session

  1. You must be a member and sign-in to the membership portal to see the available induction events
  2. From the top menu on the portal select Events to view the scheduled sessions or the following link (Event Calendar (sasac.co.uk)
  3. Select the session and run the “sign-up” wizard.
  4. If you cannot make the session please use the “withdraw” option so the space is availble to others.
  5. The session organiser will be contacted automatically when you sign-up or if you withdraw
  6. The participant will be contacted automatically if the organisor has to reschedule or cancel.

Induction sessions are run by volunteers when they are able. If there are no available sessions please email inductions@sasac.co.uk to alert them so additional sessions can be scheduled

Pre Induction Video

On arrival and entering the club
Pool Safety Part#1
Pool Safety Part#2
Leaving the club