(sung to the tune of “Click goes the shears”)
Down by the Pool,
The Pool Attendant stands,
Pointing to the Pool rules, With his thin wet hand,
The pool rules are for a reason,
The reason you see, Safety in the water is the only way to be, …
Learn all your pool rules;
No running, no fighting, no pushing for me.
When you’re by the swimming pool
Safety is the key,
So learn all your safety rules and sing along with me.
Water; Swimming Program; Safety and specifically – Safety around pools!
This was a simple song designed as a sing-a-long song to be sung on the way to the pool for swimming lessons. The tune is well known – “Click Go the Shears” – and this was used so that the song could be learnt quickly. It generally takes three bus trips for children to master the song – four trips for the bus driver!!
There are a number of activities covering a range of areas on this theme including swimming program, Mathematics, Science, Social Studies housed in the MEMBERS CONTENT area of this web page.
As an example: Swimming Program: Used as an introduction to children to understand the rules pertaining to the safe operation of the pool. Use it a week before program begins so that it can be used on the trip to the pool as a constant reinforcement.