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Swimming Measures

We are delighted to move towards stage 4 of our ‘Roadmap to Reopening’ following the latest government announcement. This latest news means we will be making some changes to operations within our centres.

Thank you all for your continued support.

We have answered other questions about memberships and other areas, these can be found on our – FAQ’s Section

We are working hard to ensure our centres remain a safe environment for all. Below are details for the measures we are taking around our centres and specifically to certain facilities/activities within them.

Please be aware, not all of the below facilities may reopen at your local leisure centre in the first instance – this is dependent on the specific plans that have been agreed with your local authority.

Please ensure you read this information thoroughly before visiting the centre. All the measures detailed below are based on government guidance and our own risk assessments.

COVID secure measures for our swimming pools

Swimming lessons

  • The general measures will apply as well as the below measures
  • Lesson times will be staggered, so there will be fewer classes starting and finishing at the same time

Public / Family Swimming

  • The general measures will apply as well as the below measures
  • All sessions must be booked online in advance – either through the website or app – so capacities can be managed
  • Sessions will be a maximum of 60-minutes long to allow cleaning of changing facilities
  • When attending Family swimming sessions customers are welcome to bring along your own individual fun toys for your entertainment. Items you can bring to these sessions include:
    • Foam/Inflatable/Soft balls
    • Noodles
    • Small floats under 1 metre
    • Small inflatables under 1 metre
    • Small water pistols or small super soakers
    • Dive Sticks/Sinkers

Lane swimming

  • The general measures will apply as well as the below measures
  • Lane swimming will operate in double-width lanes and bather loads will be reduced. Capacity will be based on Swim England guidance and will be continually reviewed
  • All sessions must be booked online in advance – either through the website or app – so capacities can be managed
  • Swimmers must be able to swim lengths continually, this includes junior swimmers
  • Sessions will be a maximum of 60-minutes long to allow cleaning of changing facilities

Ensure you swim in the correct Lane, details of each lane are shown below:

  • Fast Lane– customer will spend most of their session swimming front crawl, and on average will complete 25 metres in under 30 seconds
  • Medium Lane– this lane will be for customers who undertake a variety of strokes and will regularly complete 25 metres in 30-45 seconds
  • Slow Lane– customer is likely to do the majority of swimming breaststroke, and likely to take over 45 seconds to complete 25 metres

Lane swimming etiquette

People of different standards and abilities will be using the pool. Please respect their right to enjoy their swim. Before attending please familiarise yourself with the below rules for lane swimming sessions:

  • Follow the one-way system around the poolside
  • Use the lane you have booked – slow, medium or fast
  • Enter and exit the pool as directed
  • Follow the directional signs and move across to the appropriate side of the lane for each length
  • Before pushing off at each turn, check to see if anyone faster is approaching
  • Always attempt to maintain appropriate social distance between yourself and another swimmer
  • Do not make physical contact with other users
  • Wide strokes such as butterfly should be avoided when the lanes are busy
  • Whether stopping for a rest or catching your breath after completing your swim, please be mindful that others using the lane will want to keep swimming without stopping. Keep yourself to the edge of the lane allowing others to turn at the wall, turning your head away and allowing others to maintain social distancing measures
  • If you need a longer rest, please exit the pool and use the designated area on poolside
  • Participants are asked to bring their own equipment, eg. Kickboards, pull buoys, training snorkels and short fins

The lifeguards are here for everyone’s safety. If they ask you to adhere to the above guidance, your co-operation would be appreciated.

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Please ensure you familiarise yourself with our general centre social measures  as well as the listed facility specific measures prior to your visit.

All booking and payments need to be via the website or the Everyone Active app.

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