Swimbrite Swimming School Covid-19 Parent Guidance

Welcome back to our lessons, during these unprecedented times we have put together a guidance document for lessons during Covid-19. 

Swimbrite Covid-19 Officer

Hannah is the Covid-19 Officer for Swimbrite Swimming School. She is the key contact for all matters Covid-19 for the club and will be responsible for liaising with teachers, parents and our venues in relation to the Swim Schools response to Covid-19. She hopes to promote clear and effective communication channels and ensure all members feel supported and have someone to go to should they have any questions or concerns.

Entering the Venue

The Venue will be entered by the main reception as normal. Please follow social distancing measures when walking down to Leisure

Children must all arrive ‘Beach Ready’ no more than 5 minutes prior to your lesson start time. You will have your temperature taken by a member of staff  and given a track and trace form to complete on poolside. Please note should anyone’s temperature read above 37.5 degrees they will not be allowed to enter the swimming lesson and will automatically loose the session.

Please enter the poolside via the family changing rooms ONLY.  Please maintain social distancing whilst walking through the family changing rooms. Markers are set out on the floor as a visual aid or where to stand. We ask that everyone washes their hands before the lessons and after the lessons.

Once on poolside there will be clear markings for the parent/guardian to stay whilst observing the lesson. If siblings attend parents can wait at the other side of the pool (next to jacuzzi) or leave through the main changing room and sit in Starbucks. If you are leaving poolside you must in good time before the lesson ends to allow a smooth handover.

Enter through the family changing rooms
Temperature checks on entry

Poolside Setup

When you enter poolside you will see the pool will be split into 4 sections.  Each section will be marked with 2M distance spots to give the children a visual aid as to where they should sit either side of the pool.

Please log in to your homeportal prior to each and every lesson to be aware of the name of your child’s instructor as this will be shouted at the start of the lesson (the instructor could change and so this is extremely important that it is checked).

Parent waiting areas have been designated and labelled on poolside, it is crucial that  parents remain in these areas if staying on poolside and do not walk around.

Please ensure that children arrive to each lesson with the full set of equipment. They will not be allowed to enter the lesson should they not have it. NO EQUIPMENT CAN BE BORROWED

Social Distancing on Poolside
Designated waiting areas for parents

Exiting the pool

Children should be sent back to their parents/ guardian one at a time and if the parent has left poolside please ensure they have returned. The parent should not be collecting the child and should not be in close proximity to the poolside.

Please note that no contact can be made on poolside unless it is crucial. Please ensure any communication is made via the office. This avoids putting both staff and parents at risk.

Please appreciate it is an extremely busy time and the office staff have lots of teaching to do. If we are unavailable, please leave a message and we will always get back to you as soon as possible.

You must leave poolside as quickly as possible, exit through the main changing rooms and remember to wash your hands after the lesson

Exit through the main changing rooms (female)
Exit through the main changing rooms (male)

Changing facilities and leaving the venue

Both  shower and changing facilities are available after the lessons. Please be as quick as possible.Please be considerate of social distancing at all times within the changing rooms.
When exiting the building please follow the one way system through the barriers and leave the building via the main entrance. Please sanitize your hands prior to leaving the venue.
Sanatise hands before and after lessons
Exit by following the one way systems

Lesson Considerations

•Social distancing will be considered and implemented at all times during your child’s swimming lesson
•Staff have been advised, from the Governing body to teach from poolside at all times. This is the safest way to ensure social distancing rules are kept.
•It is important to remember that ‘the risk of drowning is greater than the risk of Covid-19’ and so our staff will always put the safety of the children first. 
•It is the parents/guardians responsibility to ensure goggles are sorted prior to the lesson as well as ensuring the correct equipment is brought to each and every lesson. NO EQUIPMENT CAN BE BORROWED/ SHARED.

•We advise wearing a facemask / face covering during your time entering the building and on poolside for your own safety.

• A vast amount of time from the pool may have caused a significant amount regression our teachers will support your child from whatever stage they return at.
Teachers will teach from poolside
Please adjust your child's goggles prior to the start of the lesson