Please advise us of any health/learning problems such as deafness, speech/understanding difficulties before enrolling as this enables us to place your child in the appropriate class and enables the teacher to discuss different strategies we can use to help the lessons run smoothly.

If you are a parent of a child with learning difficulties or special needs. please speak to us before you enrol. Children with special educational needs are welcome where possible at all our venues, although we do not employ specially trained staff. Seals Swimming Ltd integrates these children into our regular classes. Extra time is needed to ensure the children are able to deal with the lesson, and to gain the same benefit as the other children.

We may recommend a different pool, possibly one with smaller classes or where there may be two teachers. This would be to ensure safety and enable the teacher to keep all the pupils in the class on task.

We recommend specialist teachers once your child can be taught with the teacher out of the water.

We are happy to take children with special educational needs as long as their inclusion does not cause disruption or safety concerns within the class. We must reserve the right to remove from our lessons any child that causes disruption or compromises safety regardless of disability, special need or otherwise.

Safety at all times is our paramount concern.

Anyone who has had sickness or diarrhoea should not swim for at least 48 hours after the last bout. If you have had to seek medical attention because of tummy upset then they should not return to swim for 2 weeks.

Children with heavy colds, sinusitis and ear infections are requested not to swim. Please be guided by your GP's advice.

If your child has grommets fitted they are able to swim and get their ears wet after given the all clear by their doctor. Ear plugs and/or headbands are useful to reduce the amount of water entering the ear.

Children can return to swim once the chicken pox spots are no longer contagious, this is usually once the spots have scabbed over and dry. However please be aware the chlorinated water may cause some discomfort to the skin while dried spots are still visible.

Verrucas must be covered either by a treatment cream barrier (such as Bazuka) or sealed with a waterproof plaster, please also ensure flip flops or pool shoes are worn on poolside and in the shower/changing area.