Is it illegal to go swimming by yourself when you're under 18?

So my friends want to come over one day so we can all go swimming in the pool (I live in an apartment so it's the complex pool) but my mom is going to be at work so she says that we can't go swimming without an adult. She says that it's actually illegal for anyone under 18 to go swimming unsupervised. Like I understand why my mom wouldn't want us swimming by ourselves, but is it really illegal?
Sorry for such a stupid question..


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Most Helpful Guy

  • Well, i live in Pennsylvania and my cousin was about 12
    at the time and this girl was little older 14 and both went
    swimming in our back yard pool and me nor my mom was home
    But maybe that place has rules in that Apartment place with
    concerning the pool. It's hard to say.

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What Guys Said 6

  • I say it is an insurance thing for the complex rather than a legal issue.

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  • Go swim and have fun

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  • Yeah it is if it's a complex pool... it's that way for insurance purposes

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  • Lol chill the fuck up and dive xD

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  • Nope. It's illegal if the person was about say... 12 and under. But you're a teenager, you can handle being home on your own.

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  • It might be in that complex, I went to a pool once and yes you had to be supervised by at least one life guard.

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What Girls Said 5

  • Haha nope.
    Some apartment pools do have rules that suggest a parent should be monitoring children under a certain age but usually that age is 13 or 14.

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  • Seeing as it's an apartment pool, I don't think it'd be a big deal. Although, I wouldn't suggest it unless there's a lifeguard or someone else like it around.

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  • I'd go see what the age requirement is...

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  • It's not illegal where I live.

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  • Your mom is a liar, go swimming.

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