From Monday 17 August our lane swimming layout will be changing to allow more people to swim, safely. We continue to follow the latest Swim England and Government guidance on swimming pools and changing facilities.
What will change?
Booking – Now when you book into swimming you will need to select a swim lane based on your speed and style of swimming.
Arrival – Nothing. You turn up no more than 5 minutes before your swim, register at reception and wait behind the line until a lifeguard lets you onto poolside.
Swimming – After following the poolside routine, you will go into the lane you selected and swim in the direction shown on the lane boards.
Changing – you will be directed to a changing room by a lifeguard. In the changing room you will see positioned tape on the walls. This indicates where you can change. All positions are positioned in-line with current social distancing guidelines.
Leaving – Nothing. When you leave the changing rooms, turn left and head down the corridor and through the fire exit.
We will now be operating a 4-lane swimming pool
Users must book the lane based on their SPEED. This is so we continue to follow the social distancing measures throughout your swim as well as continue to offer you a safe and enjoyable swim.
The pool will split into the following with the following spaces available;
FAST LANE – 1x Lane, 3x spaces
Fast pace swimmers must be able to continually swim lengths. In one 30-minute session the swimmer should comfortably be able to achieve 40+ lengths. This lane is for front crawl swimmers only.
MEDIUM LANE – 1x Lane, 3x spaces
Medium pace swimmers should be able to swim lengths continually but with occasional breaks. In one 30-minute session the swimmer should be able to achieve between 20-40 lengths. This lane is for front crawl and breast stroke swimmers
LEISURELY LANE – 2x Lane, 4x spaces
Leisure lanes are for the swimmers that consider their swimming to be slow and do not count lengths.
Back Stroke – If you wish to do back stroke, please speak to a lifeguard.
Lifeguards – Respect the lifeguards. During your session you may be asked to move lanes if the lifeguard considers the difference in swimmers speeds to be dangerous or based on the overall numbers in a session. Lifeguards decisions are final.
Training aids – From Monday 17 August, training aids can be brought to the centre (see list below). Huish Leisure will not lend out any equipment and the rules for training aids are as follows;
- Training aids can be brought to all sessions, however, training aids are not permitted if the 30-minute session is fully booked.
- Naturally the use of training aids will either increase or decrease the swimmers speed. Therefore, the swimmer may need to change lanes to use the training aid. Please speak to the lifeguard before using the training aid.
- Training aids must be washed in the showers before going into the pool
What you can bring
- Kickboard - Yes
- Pull Buoy - Yes
- Hand Paddles - Yes
- Fins - No
- Snorkel - No
- Masks (covering nose) - No
- Noodles - No