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

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Purbeck Sports Centre swimming timetable

Coronavirus (COVID-19) update for Purbeck swimming pool

Bookings can be made up to 7 days in advance. Please be advised that bookings are non refundable.

We are delighted to welcome you back to swim with us again. To keep you safe we have made some changes to our swimming pool procedures. We have also increased our cleaning regime.

Main changes to Purbeck swimming pool

The main changes mean you must:

  • book swim sessions in advance and pay for them over the phone

  • book changing and shower slots. We are limiting the number of people in each changing room to enable social distancing

  • arrive for your swim, ‘swim ready'. This means have your swim gear on under your regular clothing and where possible shower at home before attending

  • remember the sessions are limited to 45 minutes. We will close the pool between sessions to facilitate the thorough cleaning of the pool area and changing rooms

  • remember we're limiting numbers to no more than 19 people per session

  • bring a £2 coin with you to use the lockers; you will not be able to get one from reception. There are only a limited number of lockers available

  • wear a face covering in all communal spaces

Staying safe

In order to keep you safe we have implemented new social distancing measures throughout the centre and a one way system will be in place. The number of people in the lobby will be restricted. Please queue outside the sport centre in the designated area if you see more than 1 person in the lobby. When it is safe to enter the centre you will be greeted by a member of staff who will tell you where to go and give further instructions.

Other things to remember

  • bring your own water bottle

  • no hire equipment available

  • ensure you safely sanitise your hands wherever possible before touching anything in the sports centre

  • children under 14 must be accompanied by an adult

During and after your swim

  • no overtaking in lanes allowed, you can over take at the wall, the swimmer being overtaken must turn their face away from the swimmer who wants to overtake

  • follow the lane swimming directional arrow at all times

  • at the end of your swim, tell the lifeguard you wish to leave the pool, if you need to use the steps to get out of the pool and you are in the middle lane the lifeguard will assist you to follow social distancing guidelines

  • when re-entering the changing rooms, showers can be used, you must go back to your personal changing space and follow social distancing guidelines

  • you will have 15 minutes to change and leave the Sports Centre after your swim

  • when leaving the centre go back on the pool side and follow the red exit signs

Swimming timetable 7 September to 9 October 2020

Mondays

Monday swim times

Session type Times

Lane Swim  Slow, Medium, Fast                     

12.30pm to 1.15pm   

Tuesdays

Tuesday swim times

Session typeTimes

Early Bird Lane Swim - Slow, Medium, Fast

7am to 7.45am

Lane Swim - Slow, Medium, Fast

12.30pm to 1.15pm

Family Swim

6.30pm to 7.15pm

Lane Swim - Slow, Medium, Fast

8.15pm to 9pm

Wednesdays

Wednesday swimming times

Session typeTimes

Early Bird Lane Swim - Slow, Medium, Fast

7am to 8am

Lane Swim - Slow, Medium, Fast

12.30pm to 1.15pm

Family Swim

6.30pm to 7.15pm

Lane Swim - Slow, Medium, Fast

8.15pm to 9pm

Thursdays

Thursday swim times

Session typeTimes

Early Bird Lane Swim - Slow, Medium, Fast

7am to 7.45am

Lane Swim - Slow, Medium, Fast

12.30pm to 1.15pm

Family Swim x 2 lanes

1 x Lane swimming Med/Fast

6.15pm to 7pm

Aquafit x 2 lanes

1 x Lane swimming Slow/Med

8pm to 8.45pm

Friday

Friday swim timetable

Session typeTimes

Early Bird Lane Swim - Slow, Medium, Fast

7am to 7.45am

Lane Swim - Slow, Medium, Fast

12.30pm to 1.15pm

Family Swim

6.30pm to 7.15pm

Lane Swim - Slow, Medium, Fast

8.15pm to 9pm

Saturday

Saturday Swimming timetable

Session typeTimes

Lane Swim - Slow, Medium, Fast

10.30am to 11.15am

Family Swim

12.15pm to 1pm

Family Swim

2pm to 2.45pm

Lane Swim - Slow, Medium, Fast

3.45pm to 4.30pm

Sunday

Sunday Swim timetable

Session typeTimes

Early Bird Lane Swim - Slow, Medium, Fast

7.15am to 8am

Lane Swim - Slow, Medium, Fast

10.30am to 11.15am

Family Swim

12.15pm to 1pm

Family Swim

 2pm to 2.45pm

Lane Swim - Slow, Medium, Fast

3.45pm to 4.30pm

Swimming charges

Gold card members can attend any general public swimming session for free. 
Diamond card members receive a discounted rate.

Type of swimming sessionDiamond CardNon-Member

Adult

£4.20

£5.30

Junior

£2.25

£3.70

Senior Swim (over 60 years)

£2.45

£3.75

Children Under 3

Free

Free

Aquafit Classes

£5.40

£6

*Lane Swimming - Slow, Medium, Fast - 3 x double lanes with a maximum of 6 swimmers in each, Slow lane can take 7 swimmers

*Family Swim - 3 x double lanes with a maximum of a family of 6 in each

*Aquafit – whole pool with a maximum of 19 attending

Swimming pool admissions policy

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