Rules and Regulations



  • Swimmers must at all times adhere to calls and instructions given by staff/lifeguards
  • All swimmers must shower before entering the pool or health suite
  • Swim caps must be worn by everybody while using the swimming pool
  • A supervising adult (18 years or older) must accompany children 8 years and under in the swimming pool at all times: 1 adult to 2 children
  • Mobile phones/recording equipment of any description are not permitted in the pool area
  • Outdoor footwear is not permitted on the pool deck. Protective pool shoe covers must be worn
  • No diving, jumping bombing, somersaults or inappropriate behaviour in the pool.
  • The pushing of pool staff into the pool is strictly forbidden
  • Petting or inappropriate/offensive behaviour is not permitted in the pool area or health suite at any time
  • Persons under the influence of alcohol or drugs will not be permitted entry into the pool
  • Weak/non-swimmers should always remain inside their depth whilst in the pool
  • Ball games are not permitted in the pool at any time
  • Smoking is not permitted on the premises of The Apex facilities and the surrounding area
  • Appropriate swimwear must be worn at all times. Soiled swimwear, underwear and t-shirts are not permitted
  • Long sleeved swimwear may be worn if it is specialised swimwear
  • Sharp objects must not be brought into the pool area, in particular razors and glass
  • Children 3 years and younger must wear protective swim pants at all times
  • All swimmers should vacate the swimming pools promptly when signalled to do so by the pool staff
  • Swimmers are not permitted to swim long distances underwater holding their breath or repeatedly duck under water
  • Chewing gum is not permitted in the pool area
  • Members/patrons should use lockers provided to store belongings. All changing cubicles should be kept clear when not in use. Patrons may not leave their personal belongings on the pool deck.
  • Members/patrons are not permitted to teach swimming lessons in the pool
  • Members/patrons should be courteous to other members/patrons and staff and not use inappropriate or offensive language in the pool
  • Inflatables other than arm bands, baby seats and baby rings are not permitted in the main pool at any time
  • Members/patrons must not be present on the pool deck
  • Prams, buggies or children left unattended are not permitted on pool deck at any time
  • Patrons should ensure that infants placed on the baby-changing units are fully supervised at all times
  • Snorkels/flippers/face masks are not permitted in the swimming pool


We aim to make the lane swim facility in the main pool as enjoyable as possible for all patrons. With this in mind please note the following:

  • Lanes are for full length swimming only
  • Swim in the direction of the lane signs
  • Swim in the lane that best suits your ability
  • Swimmers should stop to allow faster swimmers to overtake
  • Swimmers resting or waiting should do so to one side
  • Do not swim across lanes
  • Do not lean on lane ropes as this poses a risk to other swimmers
  • If unsure of use or etiquette ask lifeguard on duty.
  • Access to lane-swim should be determined by ability as determined by the lifeguard

The swim lane timetable is varied from time-time in order to accommodate other activities. Our aim is to provide all pool users with maximum access.
Current Swim Lane Timetables are also posted in the Pool Entrance Lobby noticeboard.




  • Management reserve the right to admission
  • Patrons with any known medical condition or injury should consult with their doctor before participating in any form of exercise
  • If feeling unwell or faint, stop exercising immediately and consult with an instructor
  • Always be respectful and courteous to other gym and gym studio users
  • Proper gym attire (t-shirt, sports shorts, gym shoes) must be worn at all times
  • Flip flops and sandals are not allowed in the gym or the gym studio
  • Always wipe down the machines after use
  • Always return the weights and equipment to their proper place after use
  • Photography is not allowed in the gym, gym studio or the gym changing areas
  • Chewing gum is strictly prohibited
  • Please do not bring bags into the gym or gym studio area. Use the lockers provided
  • Hydrate before, during and after exercise
  • Food is prohibited in the gym
  • If you are unsure how to use the equipment please ask a member of staff for help
  • Do not drop/bang weights on the floor
  • Any equipment taken from the gym studio to the gym or vice versa must be returned after use
  • Please inform staff if any equipment is faulty or needs cleaning
  • Please inform staff if paper hand towels or plastic cups need to be filled
  • Please do not adjust the television sets or volume level of the music
  • Use of the cardio machines is restricted to 20 minutes during busy periods
  • Under 16s are only permitted to use the cardio equipment and only during allotted time slots
  • Personal training is not permitted in the gym
  • Management reserve the right to ask any customer to leave that does not abide by the facility rules and regulations


Management reserve the right to admission. Management has the absolute right to ask any customer to leave at any time if they do not abide by the facility rules and regulations.

  • All rules and regulations must be adhered to at all times
  • All abuse (verbal and non-verbal)to staff and other customers will not be tolerated
  • Correct appropriate attire must be worn at all times in the pool, health suite, gym studio and the gym
  • It is compulsory for all children under 3 years to wear swim pants in the pool
  • Swim caps must be worn by everybody while using the swimming pool
  • You must shower before you enter the pool
  • The car park is for customers use only
  • The Apex will not be held responsible for any damage, loss or theft of personal belongings
  • All members must complete an application form before use, and payment must be cleared in advance of using the facilities
  • All members will be issued a membership key fob. Members must scan in at reception with their key fob and collect a wrist band before using the facilities
  • Membership is non-transferable
  • If you lose your key-fob you must purchase another for €5
  • All members and guests of The Apex will be issued a coloured wrist band from reception at payment/scan in each visit. Wrist bands must be worn at all times where visible and are non-transferable
  • Any individuals that are found to be swapping wrist bands will be asked to leave The Apex
  • Any individual that staff believe to be under the influence of alcohol or drugs will not be permitted to use the facility
  • Any photographic/recording equipment is not permitted in any area of the facility
  • Smoking is strictly prohibited in The Apex facilities and surrounding areas
  • Prices have been set by New Ross Health and Leisure Ltd and are non-negotiable
  • Valid students ID must be produced in order to obtain student prices
  • The management reserves the right to reject any application for membership/pay as you go without giving any explanation for their decision. All monies will be refunded in such cases
  • The rules, opening hours and facilities available may vary at The Apex management discretion
  • Facilities must be cleared 15 minutes before closing to allow for showering and dressing
  • All notices and safety procedures are to be adhered to all times
  • No pets are allowed in The Apex, with the exception of guide dogs
  • From time to time, The Apex may be closed for maintenance work, re-decoration or special functions or as other circumstances require. Notice of these changes will be posted for members and guests in advance of the closure