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Swimming FAQs

What pools are open?

The 25 meter pool is open for lane swimming sessions and the teaching pool is open for family bubble swim sessions.

The Leisure Pool is open every Saturday and Sunday.

The dive pool will remain closed for now.

What is the adult and child supervision policy for lane swimming?

  • A child has to be supervised by an adult at all times
  • The adult has to be from the same household as the child
  • No children under the age of 9 years old will be allowed to swim during the lane swimming sessions
  • All swimmers must be able to swim a minimum of 50 meters unaided

Definitions

  • Child: 9 - 15 years old
  • Adult: 16+ years old

Are there any lane swimming ability requirements?

You must be able to swim a minimum of 50 meters unaided.

How long do I get in the Leisure Pool?

Sessions run for 1 hour and 30 minutes. You can only use the leisure pool. The dive pool will not be open for pool crossovers.

Are changing rooms available?

You need to arrive ‘beach ready’ this means you need to be wearing your swimwear under your clothing. Upon arrival you can place your belongings into a locker and head straight to the pool. Lockers require £1 coins. Time in changing facilities need to be kept to a minimum, therefore after your session please rinse off in a shower, change and promptly leave.

Are the toilets open?

Yes, the toilets will be open and available to use, but you must follow the one way system.

Do I need to book online?

Yes, all sessions must be booked online in advance. You will need to collect a ticket from reception, which you trade in at pool control for a coloured wristband.

Will the slides and wave machine be open?

All slides will be open. However they are subject to availability on the day. Please be aware that there may be queues. Respect social distancing rules and keep a safe distance away from other people when queuing on the stairs.

The wave machine will not be open during the first phase of the Leisure Pool reopening.

Swimming hats

Swim hats are worn by all children in our swim school and are colour coded to which class they are in. Hats are provided on joining the school and when progressing through levels.

Previously we have taken old swim school hats back and recycled them either within the swim school for children who have lost or left their hats at home or recycled them. However due to Covid 19 we are reducing the amount of used equipment we take from customers and we are asking customers to recycle them themselves. Here are some way:

  • Use them outside of swimming lessons
  • Disinfect them and pass onto someone else
  • Send your old hats to Swim Tayka who are a charity that helps underprivileged children with swim equipment. For more information click here
  • Send your old hats to Cool Bathing who aim to Up-cycle and Re-cycle old swim caps. For more information click here

Please help us play a part in helping to reduce land fill and recycle where we can.