swim! are ready to safely open as soon as the government announces when leisure facilities can reopen.
Our team have implemented the necessary changes to ensure we follow Government and Governing Body guidelines to keep our team, swimmers and families safe.
Social distancing and increased hygiene procedures will be our main priorities. We have updated our H&S documentation and trained our team accordingly. All of our swim! team will be qualified in a Covid19 safety qualification before we re-open for lessons.
To provide a Covid secure environment. We will welcome employees, customers and swimmers into our facilities providing they are symptom free, a reminder of the symptoms are visible outside our venues.
We know that our swimmers have not been in a lesson for a while and we want to make sure we re-introduce them in the safest way possible. Therefore our 1st week of returning to lessons will start on our lifesaving theme followed by an initial assessment. The lessons will focus on fun and confidence in the water and we will also be taking additional precautions with arm disks to secure the safety of swim! groups 1 & 2.
If you, your swimmer, or a member of your household or contact bubble displays symptoms outlined in government guidelines of covid19 then we ask that you follow the recommendations in government guidelines, and do not attend your lesson. As normal you can update your online account to let us know you can’t attend a lesson, or you can email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sure, but there will be some new adjustments that we will be asking all customers to follow these will be explained prior to you returning. This includes our new 1 parent/guardian to 1 swimmer ratio, to reduce footfall in the building to follow social distancing.
Parents/Guardians and swimmers will be greeted at reception and asked to enter the reception area to handover their swimmer to our swim! teacher, who will guide them through to poolside safely. Parents will make their way to the viewing area which will be set up for social distancing.
We ask that siblings who are not swimming either at the same time or where lessons are back to back that they do not attend the swim! venue. If this is completely unavoidable you will be asked to sit together within the spectator area abiding by the social distancing guidelines.
Swimmers be expected to arrive ‘Beach ready’ under their clothing 5 minutes before their lesson starts, waiting outside the venue on our blue flipper dots.
Yes, we will be limiting the amount of equipment we use in our lessons to essential buoyancy aids and necessary teaching equipment. Following Governing Body guidelines all pool equipment will be sanitised before each lesson starts.
Our swim! team will be cleaning all touch surface areas, changing rooms, and spectator areas with an electrostatic handheld sprayer before each lesson commences. Our cleaning schedule is checked after each lesson by the manager throughout the day.
Yes. The only exceptions will be those who swam with Catherine, as she is now on maternity leave. Shona will be your new teacher to replace those that previously swam with Samantha. Sarah will also be reducing her teaching days as she is in her third trimester of pregnancy. All other teachers remain the same.
swim! already operates below the recommended Government and Governing Body guidelines for the number of swimmers per lesson. This enables us to comply with social distancing guidelines.
Changing room facilities will be open following lessons, we are asking customers to adopt a ‘Dry, Dress and Exit’ approach so we have time to clean the facilities between lessons.
Alongside our ‘Beach Ready’ approach we ask that your child showers at home before and after lessons, as our showers will not be in use due to social distancing guidelines.
Yes, As recommended by PWTAG, there has been no evidence to suggest that coronavirus can survive in a well maintained and chlorinated pool. Like most other viruses and bacteria they are killed when in a chlorine solution.
Yes, we will have a protective screen at our reception area to protect our swim! team and customers.
Our 1st lesson back will be lifesaving themed for your child’s safety and we will assess your child’s current ability. The next few weeks will be used to refresh our swimmer’s technique and skills. Verbal feedback will not be given after each class, whilst social distancing is in place. For any updates please speak with our reception team who will arrange for your teacher to call you and provide feedback.
Our toilets will be open as usual, we just ask that you follow our hand washing guide posters and thoroughly clean your hands afterwards. We have also added additional sanitiser stations around swim!.
We ask that you arrive 5 mins prior to your lesson time, ‘Beach Ready’. If you are late you will be asked to wait until all previous swimmers have left the building before you can enter. This should be no longer than 5 minutes.
Once you have seen the lesson timetable and looked at the descriptions for each swim! baby group, your next step is to follow our simple booking process to set up a swim! account and select your class.
If you would prefer to speak to one of our team about the programme before booking, please get in touch with your local centre.
You can find out more about booking swim! baby here.
We will give you lots of support and guidance, starting with the basics - helping you get into and out of a pool safely with your baby. We will help you to feel confident by showing you lots of different ways to hold and support your baby in the water. Many of our activities are done as a group so you can watch what other swim! buddies are doing and learn from each other.
A swim! buddy is the person taking the baby/toddler swimming. Sometimes it’s mummy or daddy, but we also know grandparents and others take babies swimming too, so it’s our name for describing exactly what we think they are - a swim! buddy to the baby.
Our classes have up to 10 babies/toddlers plus one swim! buddy per baby/toddler in the water. This gives lots of opportunities for babies and toddlers to interact with one another and for our swim! teacher to spend time helping and supporting you where needed.
A two-layer nappy is required, this is a disposable swim nappy topped with a reusable neoprene swim nappy. Both nappies are widely available in a range of sizes, please ensure they have a snug fit.
Our programme encourages babies to start from birth, however if your baby arrived early then it’s always best to check with your doctor first. If they are fit and healthy, they can start at swim! baby once they are past their due date.
Yes. Guidelines say you can take your baby swimming at any time. So, why wait, get your little one splashing about as soon as you are ready. See NHS guidelines for further information.
Our fun lessons will be taught by expertly trained teachers who will deliver a programme appropriate for each development stage. We will encourage splashing, reaching, grasping, exploring, blowing bubbles, kicking, twisting and balancing. These skills will be creatively linked to popular children’s stories where your babies and toddlers will be going on treasure hunts, completing rocket blasts, collecting moon rocks, fixing things, exploring the pirate tickly zine, rescuing some animals, completing the castle obstacle course and playing the parachute game in the water.
We advise if your baby/toddler is unwell to not swim for 48 hours. If you have any queries about illness please feel free to give your local centre a call.
In order to keep our lessons safe and effective, only one swim! buddy per child is permitted in lessons. You are welcome to book two spaces and ask another swim! buddy to join the class with you, or perhaps book two lessons one after the other so you can take one child per lesson and have a helper on hand to change and look after them out of the water.
You can view their progress on your swim! tracker, accessed through your online account, which will give you a personalised break down of how your baby/toddler is progressing.
Yes. When a baby and buddy achieve all the skills required for a swim! group, they will receive a special congratulation in the celebration area to be presented with their badge and certificate. We also provide milestone awards, to celebrate their progress when working towards their next level.
£49 Direct Debit per month which includes:
Yes. We call the adult with each baby/toddler a swim! buddy, they will be in the water during lessons.
There are lockers provided in the changing rooms free of charge, however, please note that all personal belongings are left at your own risk.
Yes, if you would like to. You can leave these on poolside.
Yes. Please see our swim! centre pages for specific car parking details at each swim! centre.
No. Unfortunately we currently don’t offer any discounts for multiple children.
Yes, definitely! We welcome friends and family watching you have fun with your baby/toddler in the water. We have a viewing lounge for all friends and family to enjoy a drink whilst they watch lessons, we encourage them to get involved in celebrating your awards. We kindly ask if a maximum of two spectators per child attend where possible as to accommodate all swimmers. We ask that no photos are taken of lessons for child protection.
No, in respect of other babies and swim! buddies and for child protection reasons there are no photos to be taken whilst lessons are taking place.
After you have completed your lesson and are changed, there is a viewing area where you can socialise, play and have a drink with other swim! buddies after the lesson in a family friendly environment. We will also give out any awards that have been achieved that day in our celebration area.
Yes we do. Our online booking system will show how many spaces are available for each of our swim! baby groups and you can register your details if there is a waiting list.