We never went to public pools but went to the beach with friends in year 7 ( 12/13?) so I would think I'd be ok with DS at that age to go to the beach
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29-09-2013 18:30 #21
29-09-2013 18:32 #22
At the pool I run you have to be over 12 to be unaccompanied. I enforce it too.
The amount of parents who have turned Up expecting to just drop their kids off and come back 'In and hour' blows my mind. I am talking kids as young as six with a ten year old sibling to supervise...wtf. Now my 6 year old is an awesome swimmer but I see the school
Swimming and most people in her class cannot swim much at all. And it's not just the water danger! There's predators etc etc. it boggles my mind!
29-09-2013 18:32 #23
Around 12 if I think DD is up to it (and the pool allowed it). We are in a small rural town though and the pool is well supervised
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29-09-2013 18:33 #24Senior Member
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11-13 seems a good age to start experiencing this level of independence. I am also suprised at the number of 15/16 responses. I was living out of home, independently and responsibly, at 17.
29-09-2013 18:36 #25
Public pools are not cheap babysitters, grrrrr.
29-09-2013 18:38 #26
Just this afternoon a mum came in with her Judaic stayed for awhile then left to go over the rd to make a BBQ in the park. She was too far away before I realised so I had to sit there and watch her 6 and 8 year olds. The six year old is in dds class and can it swim AT ALL and the little girl didn't get out of the baby pool because she said she cannot swim yet.
29-09-2013 18:41 #27
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29-09-2013 18:53 #30
I would say about 12-13, I was about 8 when my mum would drop us off but I was with my 9yo & 13 yo brother!
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