ABC Swim School

SwimEngland

Why Choose Us?

  • ABC teachers create a safe, positive, fun and engaging learning environment.
  • We give individual attention in a small-lesson setting; one teacher works in the pool with children and one teacher on poolside up to Stage 3 (due to COVID-19).
  • We make creative use of equipment and varied activities.
  • We work to a learning programme set by the national governing body for swimming - Swim England.
  • We provide opportunities to complete distance awards.
  • ABC teachers are enthusiastic and caring about the swimmers they teach.

General Information - subject to change as government guide lines change - updated 6th August 2020

  1. Please abide by the social distancing rules 2m at all time and be respectful of people’s space
  2. Everyone attending ABC will need to complete an ABC Swim Lesson Covid-19 health check and ABC Covid-19 and Risk Awareness Declaration these will be sent via email.
  3. Please abide by the social distancing rules 2m at all time and be respectful of people’s space
  4. ABC will be cleaning the changing rooms after each 30-minute lesson so changing time is limited to 10 minutes after the lesson
  5. Parents/adults will not be able to come to poolside at any time unless swimming with a child with prior arrangement or your child has had an accident and we call you to come to poolside
  6. Parents/adults are not permitted on the building at any time they will need to wait outside of the building during the lessons.
  7. If you need to contact us, please use a text to the pool manager. (numbers will be given out)
  8. Staff will have taken their temperature before leaving for work and confirm they are well and not been in contact with someone who has tested positive for covid-19
  9. If your child needs support ABC staff will be able to do this if needed wearing a mask and gloves on.
  10. Track and trace will be in place.

 Swimmer's Progress

We are a Swim England Accredited Swim School. We work towards Duckling, Stages 1 - 7 of the Swim England Learn to Swim Pathway (LTSP), followed by Stages 8 - 10 for multi aquatic disciplines. Many other awards are available for Artistic Swimming, Rookie Lifeguard and Challenge Awards. Distance sessions are held for those working towards 20m - 2000m.

At the end of each term, progress reports are given. Our lessons are small in order to enhance the swimming experience of every individual and allows each swimmer to progress at their own pace.

Badges and certificates are available to purchase for awards achieved.

Before the start of the lesson - subject to change as government guide lines change updated 6th August 2020

  1. Have a shower at home if needed
  2. Take swimmer’s temperature, if above 37.5C please do not come to the pool
  3. One adult only to bring swimmer to the pool (1 child per adult)
  4. Toilets can be used downstairs in the entrance before the start of the lesson
  5. Swimmers to enter the pool via the fire exit for the start of the lesson
  6. ABC staff will be on the door to ensure social distancing
  7. Swimmers will be given hand sanitiser as they come in.
  8. Arrive swim ready with costume, hat, goggles on with overclothes like a onesie easy to take off once they come into the poolside.
  9. Each swimmer will need a waterproof bag on the bottom to put in their flipflops, towel and overclothes in. (such as a large shopping bag)
  10. Each swimmer to have a contact of who is with them and a telephone number written on a piece of paper in case we need to reach you. Please put in the bag at the top
  11. Swimmers will be shown where to go on poolside to their bags (these will be on the pool floor) this will be a one-way system along the deep end, down the wall on the far side then go to the entry points on the window side
  12. If armbands are needed ABC staff can help them put them on with your permission. ABC Staff will wear gloves and masks to do this if required.  We cannot provide the armbands
  13. Swimmers will need to provide their own float and noodle for the lesson. Please put their name on the equipment with a permanent marker.
  14. Parents/adults will be able to view at the window adhering to social distancing
  15. Parents/adults will not be able to come to poolside at any time so children must be able to be dropped off at the fire exit.

During the lesson - subject to change as government guide lines change - updated 6th August 2020

  1. Each session will have a poolside manager to supervise the session
  2. The teachers will be on the side of the pool teaching
  3. Each teacher will have hand sanitiser, mask and gloves in their bag
  4. There will be 4 children in a class and 3 stations
  5. Social distancing will apply throughout the lesson with clear markers for the spaces they will swim in.
  6. Orange Station (Stage 1 and 2) Shallow end - Main teacher on the side of the pool. We will have a teacher in the water however they will maintain social distancing and will not be able to support your child unless in an emergency as long as you sign the ABC disclaimer. For children who are unable to swim they will need a family member to come in the pool with those children that need extra support
  7. Green Station – (Stage 3 and 4) Middle of the pool - Main teacher on the side of the pool we will have a teacher in the water however they will maintain social distancing and will not be able to support your child unless you sign a disclaimer.
  8. Blue Station – (Stage 5, 6, 7) Deep end of the pool - Main teacher on the side of the pool
  9. Swimmers will use their own equipment in the session.

After the lesson - subject to change as government guide lines change - updated 6th August 2020

  1. Swimmers will get out at an exit point
  2. Swimmers will collect their bags with their clothes and shoes and contact details
  3. Swimmers will go to the changing rooms directed by ABC staff
  4. Swimmers need to be able to manage in the changing rooms on their own
  5. ABC staff will be on hand to take the children downstairs to parents/adults
  6. Only 6 in the changing rooms at any one time. Alternative changing rooms can be used downstairs, flip flops and towels are to be worn on the stairs if using the downstairs changing rooms. Social distancing must be adhered to at all times.
  7. It is Swim England’s recommendation that as little time as possible is spent in the changing rooms so I would ask that this is as quick as possible with only 1 adult per child and only if needed as long as social distancing is adhered to.
  8. Parents/adults are not permitted on the building at any time they will need to wait outside of the building during the lessons abide by the social distancing rules 2m at all time and be respectful of people’s space
  9. ABC Staff will hand back your children at the sports centre entrance

Viewing - subject to change as government guide lines change

Due to the lack of space around the pool, we have an exterior viewing area

You are able to view the swimmers from the exterior viewing area through the windows adhering to 2m social distancing rules. To access this viewing area go back out the main entrance and turn right towards the tennis courts, continue around the building and you will see the window on your right hand side.  If you need further guidance please see ABC staff at the pool and they will point you in the right direction.Pool Access - subject to change as government guide lines change 

Access to the pool is via the Pool side fire exit

To keep the floors clean, please remove shoes before going into the changing rooms and poolside. We provide blue overshoes for a small fee.

Child Protection

To ensure the safety of all swimmers, we ask everyone to follow the following important rules:

  • No mobile phones are to be used on poolside.
  • No photography or filming is permitted for the protection of the pool users.
  • It is unacceptable for Female adults to enter the Male Changing Room.
  • It is unacceptable for Male adults to enter the Female Changing Room.
  • Girls 7 years and under can be accompanied by their male parent or guardian in the Male Changing Room. Girls 8 years and over must use the Female Changing Room
  • Boys 7 years and under can be accompanied by their female parent or guardian in the Female Changing Room. Boys 8 years and over must use the Male Changing Room.   
  • ABC staff will escort the swimmers from the changing area's back to parents waiting outside

 

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