The ASA recognises that children and masters may train together if they are a similar standard, however it is necessary to consider the implications of children and adults sharing lanes.
The ASA recognises that, in some situations, it is neither appropriate nor possible for swimmers of different ages to train separately. This could include the developmental need of older children to train alongside adults, or because lane availability is limited.
When lane sharing between adults and children is unavoidable, coaches are required to conduct a thorough risk assessment taking the following factors into consideration:
Masters who are training with under 18’s do not require a DBS check unless they are already a coach / club volunteer.