The following rules and procedures are in place for your health and safety when swimming

Entry

  • Check online or contact us directly for timetable, user guidance and booking instructions
  • Beach-style turn up and swim. Arrive wearing your costume underneath clothes. Changing rooms will be available
  • We encourage swimmers to shower directly before leaving home. Showers will not be available at the pool prior to swimming
  • Showers will be available in the communal area for a post-swim shower. Showers in the toilet areas will not be in operation due to social distancing rules
  • Please follow directional signage when entering and exiting the changing village and pools
  • Use hand sanitiser/wash stations wherever made available
  • Please keep an eye on your booking times. Times will not be extended
  • Hairdryers and hand dryers will not be available

 

In the pool

  • Choose your lane using the fast, medium and slow signs and by watching those already swimming. Please do not overtake whilst swimming. Before pushing off at each turn, check to see if anyone faster is approaching
  • Allow faster swimmers to pass you at the end of each length. Move to the edge of the lane and turn your head away
  • If you are continually being passed please consider moving to a slower lane
  • If you change to a slower stroke as part of your session, think about moving lanes
  • When stopping to rest or catching your breath, please be mindful that others are still using the lane. 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 using equipment such as kick boards or pull buoys, consider moving to a slower lane temporarily so you do not hinder others swimming full strokes
  • Please follow the directional signs and move across to the appropriate side of the lane for each length
  • Always attempt to maintain appropriate social distance between yourself and another swimmer
  • Do not stop to chat. The lifeguards will be vigilant in stopping conversations
  • Stay hydrated by bringing your own full water bottle onto poolside during your swim
  • Pool equipment will not be available. This will include, floats, kickboards and noodles. Please bring your own if you wish to use and ensure it is clean and identifiable as your own. The use of snorkels is prohibited at present
  • People of different standards and abilities will use the pool. Please respect their right to enjoy their swim
  • Do not make physical contact with other participants
  • Lifeguards are here for everyone’s safety. If they ask you to adhere to the above guidance, your cooperation will be appreciated. Failure to respect guidelines may result in your being asked to leave the pool
  • When your booked session ends, you will be asked to leave the pool by the lifeguard sounding a sharp whistle blast. Please leave the promptly via the designated route. Pools will need to be promptly reset, cleaned and ready for the next session

 

Leaving the pool

  • Please follow directional signage when exiting the pools
  • Showers will be available in the communal area for a post swim shower. Please be mindful of other users who will also wish to shower, by limiting your showering time
  • Spend as little time as possible in the changing rooms and follow our guidance on maintaining safe levels of distance
  • Take all of your belongings with you

 

Please note: We are working to ensure the pool water is effective against killing the virus. The pool water therefore has higher chlorine content than usual, as advised by PWTAG

These measures will be reviewed and amended as necessary