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Pool Rule Song

(sung to the tune of “Click goes the shears”)

  • Mark Bainbridge
  • Pool Rule Song
Verse 1

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.

Hand actions for the song are available in the Members Content as well – designed to be able to perform while sitting bouncing in a bus to the pool.


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