The community will be able to use the “tourist” swimming pool

Jean Damien Lesson from Localtis

Hold “Blue Courses” (learn the fun of aquatic groups grouped over a week or two in 40-45 minutes in one or two sessions), as well as in local governments, during holidays and school hours. Schools, leisure centers, sports clubs can also use the pools of campgrounds, hotels, holiday villages, and other holiday centers that are usually reserved for customers. The announcement was made on May 4th in a joint press release by the Minister of Education, Youth and Sports, Jean-Michel Blanquer, the Minister of Sports, Roxana Maracineanu, and the Minister of Tourism, Jean-Baptiste Lemoyne. Those who have an agreement with a collective tourist accommodation specialist.

For the three ministers, this initiative should be a double blow. First, by participating in the drowning prevention plan, we aim to promote the acquisition of ease of swimming and the acquisition of the youngest swimming skills. In addition, as part of tourism recovery and transformation plans, we need to work with communities, schools and sports movements to develop service offerings in the low season and be able to participate in the revival of the sector. By supporting the diversification of local fabrics and service offerings by the hotel industry.

Mandatory monitoring

In particular, the model contract available on the National Group of Independent Hotel and Restaurant Operators (GNI-HCR) website promises that signatories will apply if the pool is to be used only for the benefit of swimming instruction. increase. In this case, all regulations related to bathing facilities with paid access. This is specifically for security purposes. It should be constantly monitored by qualified personnel to make it available to the community as needed. Please note that if your hotel’s swimming pools, campgrounds, holiday villages, holiday centers, or condos are reserved exclusively for customers, residents, or guests, their monitoring is not mandatory.

In addition, the bathing equipment available must comply with hygiene standards, technical and safety guarantees, and health protection. Therefore, basin occupancy should be assessed at velocities of at least 1 m.2 Covered pool and water per 2 meter swimmer2 Of the body of water for 3 bathers in the outdoor pool. Therefore, the maximum number of children that each pool can accommodate at the same time must be specified in the contract.

It should also be noted that it is possible to open the pool to different audiences (on the one hand individual clients and on the other hand apprentice children) at the same time. In this case, it is advisable to separate the reserved space in consideration of security requirements and educational obligations.

Whether it’s free …

Finally, before preparation, it is advisable to hold a consultation and educational harmonization meeting between partners before the first session. Equipment owners, pool supervisors, club managers and local governments meet as needed.

This provision may or may not be free. When ready to pay, the community may bear all or part of its costs. However, the model agreement is only a joint press release from ministries and does not provide for financial participation by the state.

There is no pool in France to learn to swim, but how many private pools can participate in this system for collective use? The Ministry of Sports has added Localtis, stipulating that “there are 8,000 pools between the hotel and the campsite,” and “we hope that the largest facilities will be mobilized.”

Accidental drowning is the leading cause of accidental deaths in daily life for people under the age of 25, killing 1,000 people each year, including 250 children.