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The Vale swimming timetable

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Following the government accouncement that gyms and leisure centres can reopen from Thursday 3 December we are delighted to be able to welcome people back to swimming from that date. 

Swimming programme

This an initially reduced programme in accordance to Swim England guidelines. We have reduced capacities in swimming sessions to 12, with two double-width lanes in use; a slower lane and a faster lane.

Please come to the swimming pool ready to swim, with your swimming costume on underneath your outside clothes, as changing rooms will not be available on your way in (although there will be access to toilets if required). You'll be allocated a space on poolside for your personal belongings while you're swimming. 

After your session there will be individual cubicles available within the changing rooms for your use and an alternative exit will be in use which will be sign-posted for customers. Showers and lockers will not be in use at this time. 

Please ensure you pre-book your session through Online Leisure Bookings as this will help us to control and manage usage.

Thank you for your cooperation and understanding 

Family swims

Sessions are limited to 12 per session and all sessions require a minimum ratio of 1 adult to 1 children for all children under 8 years old.  Please be respectful of others and observe social distancing during the session. 

Children's swimming

Children can attend lane swimming sessions as follows: 

  • Over 8's - if they can swim 2 consecutive lengths, and adhere to lane swimming principles, they can book and swim either with a responsible adult, or with a responsible adult remaining within the immediate vicinity of the leisure centre 
  • Under 8's - if they can 2 consecutive lengths, and adhere to lane swimming principles, they can book and swim with a responsible adult in the swimming pool with them. 

We do hope to have more family friendly sessions available soon, but lane swimming enables us to open with swimming pools whilst maximising our ability to promote social distancing.