Guildford Spectrum Swim School

Our Learn to Swim programme is successfully back up and running

Welcome back! We can’t wait to get you back in the pool and learning to swim again! My top priority over the last few months has been to ensure the pools area at Guildford Spectrum is Covid secure and safe for our customers and staff to return to the facility safely.

Jacob Harley-Beckett, Pools Manager

We'd like to thank you for your patience, support and loyalty during the enforced period of closure of Guildford Spectrum.

Since we closed back in March, a lot has changed and will continue to evolve in order to keep customers and staff safe. 

We have been working hard behind the scenes on our Learn to Swim programme to create a safe learning environment for both customers and staff. Following both Swim England and the government’s guidelines we have made a few changes to how our swim school will operate.

We now advise that all customers wear a face covering when moving around the building.


Please familiarise yourself with our new drop off and pick up procedure:

  • Arrive at Guildford Spectrum ‘beach ready’ wearing loose fitting clothes over the top of your swimwear
  • Aim to be here 10 minutes before the start of your lesson
  • Enter the centre via the main ramp
  • Make your way to level 2 via the bowling alley staircase, which is located immediately on your right as you enter the centre
  • Join the ‘drop off queue’ outside of the pool area (left hand side of the corridor)
  • Parents can get their child swim ready in the queue. They must go onto poolside ready to swim
  • When directed, make your way onto poolside via the diving pool entrance
  • You will be directed to a designated drop off and pick up zone which correlates to your child’s stage e.g. zone 3a for stage 3a
  • No bags or items of clothing can be left on poolside, the parent or guardian must be responsible for their belongings
  • Once the child has been dropped off, the parent or guardian must make their way off poolside via pool control and up the closest set of stairs
  • The parent or guardian can watch the lesson from the viewing gallery where a mask must be worn
  • At the end of the lesson the parent must make their way back down to level 2 and join the ‘pick up queue’ (right hand side of the corridor)
  • When directed, make your way onto poolside via the diving pool entrance
  • Collect your child from their designated pick up zone
  • Make your way to the changing rooms via pool control, following the one way system
  • Changing rooms are available; we recommend quickly changing into a onsie and leaving as quickly as possible in an effort to help avoiding causing congestion in the changing rooms
  • Make your way out of the changing rooms by following the one way system

Other important information:

  • Come beach ready.
  • Only one parent or guardian is allowed in the drop off queue, viewing area and changing rooms with their child
  • Mask must be worn in all viewing areas and changing rooms
  • There will be an assistant in the water in ducklings and stage 1. They are only there for safety and will be wearing face shields
  • Please bring one of your own water safe toys for all lessons up until stage 3a if you can do so

We understand that this is a big change from our old procedure so we will have plenty of staff on hand to guide you around the building to help make sure you know exactly where to go.

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