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Coronavirus (COVID-19): updates and advice, including help if you are struggling financially

 

Swim school update

We are delighted to be reopening our Swim School from Monday 14 September 2020. We are very pleased to welcome back our swimmers.

To facilitate this we have made some changes and introduced safety measures to protect our customers and staff, as well as ensuring that social distancing and Government guidance is being adhered to.

Please read the following information carefully, regarding the changes to our swimming lessons.

Swim School

Early Steps 1

Early Steps 1 pupils and their parent will be escorted to their allocated changing rooms and will be met by their teacher pool side.

A parent to the Early Steps 1 children will need to be present in the water throughout the lesson on a 1 to 1 basis with their child. Unfortunately we are unable to offer access in the changing rooms for siblings or additional children who are not swimming in lessons.

Changing facilities will only be available for one parent of the child attending our Early Steps 1 classes, we ask that children are showered at home as parents will have a maximum of 5 minutes to dress themselves and their children before exiting through the back of the centre as directed by our staff. Only one parent is to attend the lesson with their child.

Early Steps 2

No changing facilities will be available for children in Early Steps 2 and upwards, children will need to arrive swim ready.

All swimmers in Early Steps 2 will be collected from their parent or guardian outside of the sports centre and will be taken through to the pool side by a member of our staff. Hooks are available on the pool side to hang towels and robes.

At the end of lessons, parents of children under 8 will need to collect their child from pool side. To assist their child with drying before being directed to the exit which will be via the Astro changing room exit. Any pupils above the age of 8 years will collect their towels and robes and be directed to the exit, to be met by waiting parents.

Early Steps 3 and upwards

No changing facilities will be available for children in Early Steps 3 and upwards swim ready.

All swimmers in Early Steps 3 upwards will be collected from their parent or guardian outside of the sports centre and will be taken through to the pool side by a member of our staff. Hooks are available on the pool side to hang towels and robes.

At the end of the lessons, the Early Steps 3 pupils above the age of 8 years will collect their towels and robes and be directed to the exit, to be met by waiting parents. Only children under the age of 8 can be collected from pool side.

The centre will be providing equipment such as swimming aids and floats during the lessons that will be cleaned by the centre staff after every lesson.

Booking and Payment

Places available within the classes will be slightly less than before to ensure social distancing rules are adhered to. We will, therefore, allocate places on a first come, first served basis. Please check the timetable below for available classes. Children will not be automatically placed back into previous lesson slots.

Direct Debit payments were frozen on the 18 March 2020 and have remained frozen during this period of closure. There will be no charge for September lessons to compensate parents for the lessons missed at the end of March.

Direct debit payments will be re-instated as of the 1 October 2020 and be collected in full.

Please contact the centre as soon as possible to extend your freeze period if you feel you need to shield for longer or are experiencing financial difficulties.

If you wish to cancel your child’s membership, please cancel your direct debit instruction with your bank as soon as possible to ensure that no further payments will be taken.

How to book

Bookings can be made from Wednesday 26 August 2020 at 9am, contact us to book.

Stanley badge awards

As your child progresses through the stages of our swim school they will achieve Stanley Awards. Find out more information on the stages and awards in our swim school.

Lesson Timetable - September 2020

We are able to run 3 classes at a time in the pool, with separated groups.

Monday

Monday swimming timetable September 2020
TimeClass 1Class 2Class 3

4.30pm - 5pm

Early Steps 1

Early Steps 1

Early Steps 1

5.15pm - 5.45pm

Early Steps 3

Goldfish/Angelfish

Early Steps 2

 Tuesday

Tuesday swimming timetable September 2020
TimeClass 1Class 2Class 3

4.30pm - 5pm

Early Steps 1

Early Steps 1

Early Steps 1

5.15pm - 5.45pm

ES3/Goldfish

Angelfish/Shark

Early Steps 2

Wednesday

Wednesday swimming timetable September 2020
TimeClass 1Class 2Class 3

4.30pm to 5pm

Early Steps 1

Early Steps 1

Early Steps 1

5.15pm to 5.45pm

ES3/Goldfish

Angelfish/Shark

Early Steps 2

Thursday

Thursday swimming timetable September 2020
TimeClass 1Class 2Class 3

4.30pm to 5pm

Early Steps 1

Early Steps 1

Early Steps 1

5.15pm to 5.45pm

Goldfish/Angelfish

Shark Adv

Early Steps 2

Friday

Friday swimming timetable September 2020
TimeClass 1Class 2Class 3

4.30pm to 5pm

Early Steps 1

Early Steps 1

Early Steps 1

5.15pm to 5.45pm

ES3/Goldfish

Angelfish/Shark Adv

Early Steps 2

Saturday

Saturday swimming timetable September 2020
TimeClass 1Class 2Class 3

9am to 9.30am

Early Steps 1

Early Steps 1

Early Steps 1

9.45am - 10.15am

Early Steps 2

ES3/Goldfish

Early Steps 2

10.30am - 11am

Early Steps 2

Angelfish/Shark

Early Steps 2

Sunday

Sunday swimming timetable September 2020
TimeClass 1Class 2Class 3

8.30am - 9am

Early Steps 1

Early Steps 1

Early Steps 1

9.15am - 9.45am

Early Steps 2

Early Steps 3

Early Steps 2

10am - 10.30am

Angelfish

Shark Adv

Goldfish

 

  • lessons are available 7 days a week, 50 weeks of the year 
  • held during late afternoons and evenings every week day
  • Saturday and Sunday mornings during term time

Cost

Lessons cost £21 per month for one lesson per week on your preferred day or for £24 per month for swim school extra, meaning children can also swim for free during all 'Swim for All' sessions.

To spread the cost, payment is made monthly by direct debit. 

Register your interest

If you would like your child to attend our swim school , please register your interest and a member of our team will contact you shortly to discuss your requirements.

 

Parent and baby swimming lessons

Parent and baby swimming closed

We do not currently have any plans to reintroduce our parent and baby classes due to new COVID-19 increased cleaning and social distancing measures. Please check back for updates on when and how we will reintroduce these classes back safely for you and your baby. Thank you for your patience and understanding.

Suitable from 0 to 36 months, these sessions will take your baby through their very first swimming experience in a calm and safe environment. Parent and baby swimming lessons also offer a unique bonding opportunity for parents with their little ones.

Cost

Lessons cost £38 for an 8 week course.

Bookings

All courses must be booked in advance. Please contact us to book.

Junior Lifeguard Academy

Junior Lifeguard Academy closed

Please note our Junior Lifeguard Academy is not currently running. Please check back for details on when lessons will be back up and running.

Fun packed sessions will teach children skills for personal survival in the water, first aid and lifesaving skills as well as lots of fun extras including:

  • inspiring courses, teaching invaluable lifelong skills
  • encourages young people to be active and make new friends
  • teaches your child how to respond well and know what to do in case of emergency

Junior Lifeguard Academy is open to very competent swimmers able to swim at least 50 metres unaided. Perfect for those in Angelfish, Shark or more advanced Swim School classes.

Cost

Sessions cost £21 a month.

Bookings

For more information on our Junior Lifeguard Academy please contact us and a member of the team will be happy to help.

Adult swimming lessons

These courses will take you through the basics of swimming. Join the beginners class if you are a non swimmer or a nervous swimmer to build confidence. Come along to improvers sessions if you are a leisure swimmer looking to improve your technique, stamina and efficiency using front crawl, back stroke and breaststroke.

Times

We do not currently have any adult swimming lessons available to book. Please check back for further updates.

Cost

Lessons cost £36 for 4 weeks.

Bookings

Contact us for more information and a member of the team will be happy to help.

Private swimming lessons

Private swimming lessons are suitable for those wanting to improve on their swimming strokes or to gain confidence in the water. Lessons are 30 minutes long and are taught by a team of fully qualified swimming teachers, qualified under the Swimming Teachers Association or the National Swimming Association. Now available to block book in sessions of up to 3 months.

They are available for both children and adults individually.

Times

Private swimming lessons are available in the evenings, at weekends and during the school holidays. Take a look at our swimming timetable to find out more.

Cost

We are currently only able to run out private swimming lessons on a one to one basis. This is to ensure safe social distancing. The cost for one person is £18.

Bookings

The times of these lessons vary from day to day - please contact reception for more information.

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