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We are pleased to be able to welcome you back to Swimming Lessons.

It is important to know that when you visit the venues below for swimming lessons it will be a very different experience.

Additional safety measures have been put in place to make you feel safe and comfortable and to protect our customers and staff.

The measures include:
  • Extra cleaning in all venues
  • Session times must be adhered to – we ask that you arrive no earlier than five minutes before your lesson time. If you arrive before that time, you may be asked to wait outside or in your vehicle
  • Swimmers are asked to come to the venues swim ready – that means that your child should have their swimwear on under their clothes
  • Any spectators/ parents will need to wear suitable face masks while in the facility

We appreciate that this is a big change to the swimming environment but to enable us to offer these lessons in a safe we they are all necessary changes.

Due to physical distancing measures we will be reducing the number of swimmers in each lesson. This means that we cannot guarantee that you will keep your existing time slot. Extra times and days are being added to the calendar. We will be in touch with this detail as soon as we have it.

We will be in touch with you directly as soon as we have more details. Please do not call our contact centre as we are experiencing an extremely high volume of calls and there are no further details to share at this point.

We want to reassure you that your child will receive all lessons owed to them from when the venues closed in March. Resuming lessons at the same point in the month as when they were paused means that any lessons owed will occur between September 19 and your next usual direct debit date. If you are a block payment customer, all sessions have been rolled over and you will have the same amount of sessions in credit as when we closed.

We are sorry that we cannot welcome everyone back at this time and we thank you for your patience as we slowly open our facilities in a safe way.


Q. When will swimming lessons resume?

Swimming lessons will resume on Saturday the 19th of September.

Q. At which venues will swimming lessons resume?

· Adwick Leisure Complex

· Armthorpe Sports Centre

· Dearne Valley Leisure Centre

· Thorne Leisure Centre.

Q. Is there an update on the sites that swimming lessons are not returning to just yet?

If your child has one to one, one to two lessons or currently learns to swim at a different venue or you are booked on adult lessons, your payments will remain frozen as we cannot offer lessons at this time. We will be assessing capacity and we will be in touch to see if we move your child to lessons at one of our other venues. This will not happen before September 19..

Q. Will I receive all lessons owed to me from March when the venues closed?

Yes, we are resuming lessons at the same point in the month at which we stopped back in March. Therefore, any lessons owed will occur between the 19th of September and your next direct debit installment date. If you are a cash payer, all sessions have been rolled over, so you will have the same amount of sessions in credit as when we closed.

Q. Is there anything we need to know before returning for our first lesson?

We would ask that you arrive no earlier than 5 minutes prior to your lesson time. Please can we ask that your child arrives for their swimming lesson ‘beach ready’, with their swimming costume already on underneath a onesie or dressing gown that can be quickly taken off prior to their lesson and put back on after their lesson. To ensure staff are able to frequently sanitise the changing area, please ensure that all belongings are secured in a locker for the duration of your child’s lesson. You will need a £1 coin or a trolley token to secure the locker.

Q. What safety measures are in place?

· Reduced class capacities in line with Swim England Guidance

· Reduced overall pool capacities in line with Swim England Guidance

· Staggered start and finish times to reduce the flow of traffic throughout the venue

· Increased sanitisation schedule, with particular focus on frequent touch points such as locker doors etc.

· All swimming instructors will be wearing visors to keep themselves, learners and parents safe.

Q. How many learners are in a class?

In line with the guidance from the National Governing Body, Swim England, all class capacities are now limited to a maximum of 6 learners per class..

Q. Is spectating available?

To reduce the number of people within our venues and enable us to maintain social distancing, only parents/guardians of learners in Ducklings or Stage 1 classes will be allowed to remain within the venue during a lesson.

Parents/Guardians of children in Stage 2 and above will be allowed access to the changing facility at the start of a lesson to assist their child, but are then asked to return to their vehicle for the duration of their child’s lesson. They will then be granted access back into the venue two minutes before the end of their child’s lesson, ready to collect them.
A maximum of one accompanying parent/guardian is allowed into the venue along with their child. Young siblings may also accompany parents/guardians if they re not able to remain outside the venue. Accompanying parents/guardians will be required to wear a face covering and maintain 2m social distancing at all times whilst in our venues. 

Q. Are toilets available?

1 toilet will be available, access to the toilet will be controlled by a member of our staff. Please ensure your child has used the toilet before leaving the house.

Q. Are showers available?

Showers are unavailable at this stage.

Q. Am I able to borrow spare goggles or armbands if I forget my own?

At this point in time we have no spare kit on site for customers to borrow.