Emergency Action Plans

The EAP part of Normal Operating Procedures at a pool will cover:

  • Overcrowding
  • Disorderly behaviour
  • Lack of water clarity
  • Fire/Bomb threat
  • Lighting failure
  • Structural failure
  • Serious injury

Coaches & Teachers need to know:

  • Where to locate the emergency kit
  • Rescue kit
  • First aid/resuscitation kit
  • The duty supervisor
  • Phones

Exercise care when using electricity

Rescue Techniques

Reaching rescue:

  • attract attention
  • kneel down/ lie down
  • throwing

Safety Code

  • Permission to enter the water
  • Permission to leave the class
  • Whistle code

Consider the following with your swimmers:

  • Appropriate swimwear
  • Jewellery
  • Ability


(cold, sore eyes, ear infection, open wounds)

The following may swim:

  • Epilepsy
  • Diabetes
  • Asthma
  • Shoulder & knee injury


  • hitting head
  • fracture
  • deep cut
  • grazes
  • bruising

Report incidents in the accident book


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