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    Can I take a camera to the swimming pool?

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    Want to capture my daughters first time of everything, including at the local swimming baths. Is this possible, anyone else done it or is it going to be local policy, manager's decision etc?

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    doubt it

    Banned

    Probably not. Got a phone call from my mate the other day telling me he was in the car park playing his guitar in his car as he (and the other parents) were banned from attending the ballet class his daughter went to.

    Should be OK if it's only his daughter in the pic?

    Nope- signs in my local swimming pool say no cameras even in the adjoining cafe which overlooks the pool....

    Think about it- parent sees strange man/woman taking photos= fist in face.


    Edited by: "sian744" 22nd Jun 2011

    At our leisure centre they dont allow you to photograph at your own childrens party, unless you fill some sort of form in. i doubt you would be allowed to take to pool,

    Abvance

    Should be OK if it's only his daughter in the pic?



    How would other pool users/parents know this unless the child has sole private use of the pool, unlikely tho.

    Banned

    Just go ahead and take the photos of your kid...anyone who has a problem with that must be some sort of twisted perv to even think it strange.

    No your not. I got bollocked.

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    No chance in this country. Doubt anyone actually has an issue anyway. Nobody bats an eyelid when you go abroad and take your camera poolside, strange that isn't it.

    My girl was the only one in the pool, with her dad. This was my argument, it was obvious i was connected to the child, and i was still told to stop filming lol

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    slamdunkin

    Just go ahead and take the photos of your kid...anyone who has a problem … Just go ahead and take the photos of your kid...anyone who has a problem with that must be some sort of twisted perv to even think it strange.



    Times have changed Mr S.

    Lulu'sMammy

    My girl was the only one in the pool, with her dad. This was my argument, … My girl was the only one in the pool, with her dad. This was my argument, it was obvious i was connected to the child, and i was still told to stop filming lol




    Now I think that's just plain stupid- fair enough if other kids are in pool etc - silly,silly,silly

    Edited by: "sian744" 22nd Jun 2011

    My local pool doesn't even let you use your mobile phone. Presumably because they mostly have cameras in them these days. In regards to the logic of not allowing parents to take photos of their kid in a pool. Unfortunately these are the type of photos that turn up on dodgy websites. Pools are havens for paedophiles and sex offenders ( I won't scare you with the details). It would be difficult to 'police' who was legitimately taking pics of their own kids in a busy pool, so probably safer to ban all pics. However, I do agree that in most other circumstances ie school plays (unless they are doing callender girls ) there is no good reason to ban taking photos as long as all parents are in agreement.

    No harm in asking. 6 1/2 years a go wen we took are daughter swimming we asked at ashington Northumberland and they said yes as long as no other child was in the picture. Don't no now as a pool opened closer to us but never took any photos at new pool . But that will change wen we have another child in October .. But rules are to be broken if it's your child....,.,,

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    blowbrown

    My local pool doesn't even let you use your mobile phone. Presumably … My local pool doesn't even let you use your mobile phone. Presumably because they mostly have cameras in them these days. In regards to the logic of not allowing parents to take photos of their kid in a pool. Unfortunately these are the type of photos that turn up on dodgy websites. Pools are havens for paedophiles and sex offenders ( I won't scare you with the details). It would be difficult to 'police' who was legitimately taking pics of their own kids in a busy pool, so probably safer to ban all pics. However, I do agree that in most other circumstances ie school plays (unless they are doing callender girls ) there is no good reason to ban taking photos as long as all parents are in agreement.



    Well it's no longer the British Isles we live in after all...

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    belly1066

    No harm in asking. 6 1/2 years a go wen we took are daughter swimming … No harm in asking. 6 1/2 years a go wen we took are daughter swimming we asked at ashington Northumberland and they said yes as long as no other child was in the picture. Don't no now as a pool opened closer to us but never took any photos at new pool . But that will change wen we have another child in October .. But rules are to be broken if it's your child....,.,,



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    I also find this frustrating. Typically stupid rules. I even asked one of the staff to take a photo if I wasn't allowed and they said no

    Depends, local authority owned/operated seem to have a blanket ban. Privately owned (such as wet n wild in Newcastle) have allowed me in the past. Daughter had a swimming party earlier this year in a local authority pool and I had to get permission from all kids parents.

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    gbspurs

    I also find this frustrating. Typically stupid rules. I even asked one of … I also find this frustrating. Typically stupid rules. I even asked one of the staff to take a photo if I wasn't allowed and they said no




    thats life I'm afraid, changing times, I used to run around naked in my front garden, but the neighbours set up a petition and I have to stay fully clothed @ all times.


    seriously op, you will find all leisure centres etc have signs up saying no photos, most will ask you to leave mobile phones out of the pool area too, and will ask you to leave if they catch you, some may even ban you completely.

    You can still mark the occasion by taking photos of her at the entrance to the building, perhaps next to a sign saying that it's the swimming pool - not the same, I know, but better than nothing.

    today you are asking a camera to bring into swimming pool,tomorrow you will ask for a BBQ grill,then where they going to fit that?

    addjon

    today you are asking a camera to bring into swimming pool,tomorrow you … today you are asking a camera to bring into swimming pool,tomorrow you will ask for a BBQ grill,then where they going to fit that?



    I don't see the relevance of the bbq unless he plans on cooking his child.

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    cis_groupie

    You can still mark the occasion by taking photos of her at the entrance … You can still mark the occasion by taking photos of her at the entrance to the building, perhaps next to a sign saying that it's the swimming pool - not the same, I know, but better than nothing.



    cheers good idea. Will update thread with response from my local pool.

    Yeah you can as long as you can run very fast and make sure you don't go back there without a new disguise

    Has worked for me for many years

    You cant even take photos, of a kids football match.My son played for 3 years and was told no photos,he was in the under 11`s team

    I regularly take my Kodak Playsport to the free ladies over 30's evenings... some great underwater shots

    Is there no outdoor public paddling pool kind of thing near? There is/was one near me but don't know if it's still there anymore.

    Mod & Ed

    Are there any hotels near you with swimming pools? I know many will allow non residents to use their facilities and they may not be quite so strict esp @ quieter times.

    wishihadadonkey

    Are there any hotels near you with swimming pools? I know many will allow … Are there any hotels near you with swimming pools? I know many will allow non residents to use their facilities and they may not be quite so strict esp @ quieter times.




    I was told off for taking pics of my two when we stayed in a hotel recently , may not apply to all hotels but i should imagine most have the same policy ...

    I would phone ahead and ask their policy. My friend did this and they were allowed to take photos as they were the only ones in the baby pool when they went.

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    shopstilldrops

    I was told off for taking pics of my two when we stayed in a hotel … I was told off for taking pics of my two when we stayed in a hotel recently , may not apply to all hotels but i should imagine most have the same policy ...



    may be worth ringing around though, I know some allow you to hire the pool for personal use for a fee, so if it's very important for the op to do this he could go down that route, I know things like this mean alot to my husband, he won't allow me to throw the slippers away that I wore in hospital when I had the girls, they are away in their treasure box

    As long as your kid is ugly it will be fine.

    My gym bans cameras and phones from poolside as well...


    Complete load of tosh...if a perv wants a pic of kids hes going to get them anyway....wrapping people up in cotton wool is pathetic .....when I was a kid cameras weren't banned and I am sure there were still pervs knocking around then

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    tinkerbell28

    Really how do you know this? I am genuinely intrigued? Should we avoid … Really how do you know this? I am genuinely intrigued? Should we avoid taking our kids anywhere, think the beach, the park in the summer, etc, etc are there going to be peados waiting to take pictures instantly?I am genuinely wondering as it really hacks me off I am banned from taking pictures of my own kids in certain places including Nativity and sports day in the past.



    Completely with you.

    Like I said above, nobody complains when you take the camera poolside in a hotel abroad, even if full of English families.

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    Is the modern Peado not interested in the kids genitals? or do children all swim naked in the pool these days?

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    slamdunkin

    Is the modern Peado not interested in the kids genitals? or do children … Is the modern Peado not interested in the kids genitals? or do children all swim naked in the pool these days?



    You do know they use travel brochures like porn mags right!?

    wishihadadonkey

    I used to run around naked in my front garden, but the neighbours set up … I used to run around naked in my front garden, but the neighbours set up a petition and I have to stay fully clothed @ all times.



    My wife, who is from South Africa said she and her mates (when kids) would do the same if it rained.

    Just as well she stopped it .. it rains nearly every day where we live now

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    I'll do the photography if you want? I'm on the safe register... you know... I took a test and proved I don't like kids.
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