We at Shoreline Leisure are delighted to announce the return of our Swimming Lessons on Saturday 19th September. Please note that things will be a little different, but rest assured we will be operating in adherence with public health guidance and we will implement guidance with your co-operation. We want to thank all our members for supporting us over the last few months and to all of our staff who have been working hard to get our swim school ready for its big splash back. Please read the below carefully.
How Swim Lessons Will Work
- Please make sure your child is Swim-Ready. This means coming to our facility with their swim-wear under their clothes or wearing a towel-robe to reduce changing time before and after lessons
- We recommend arriving no more than 5 minutes before your class starts
- Once you enter, hand sanitiser will be available for you and your child to use
- You will also need to get your temperature checked which will be located at the entrance
- Our staff will direct you and your child to where they can get ready for class.
- Each class level will have its own designated changing area, where you will be allocated your own cubicle to be used for the duration of the lesson.
- Once your child is ready for their lesson, your child will be directed to stand in their designated area – this is where they will wait for their class to start. Signage will also be in place to assist.
- While your little swimmer is in their lesson, the following levels may proceed to the viewing gallery; Level 1, Level 2 Beginners and Level 2 Improvers.
- In the following groups; Level 3, Level 4 and Level 5, Shoreline will be operating a ‘drop and collect’ policy. Parents/Guardians will be asked to drop children off at the front door and promptly collect them after their lesson has finished without entering the building. Your Child will be under teacher supervision at all times.
- Once lessons have ended, your child will again get the opportunity to use the pre shower area (this will be a very short shower to wash any chlorine residue from the swim togs) and then be directed to the changing area. Please don’t delay in getting changed. Hair dryers will not be available for use.
- Follow signage and the direction of staff to exit the building as quickly as possible.
- Social distancing must be strictly maintained and we ask all members to wear a face masks upon entry to our facility.
Frequently Asked Questions
What changes can I expect on arriving for lessons:
- New procedures to ensure social distancing
- Staggered class times to reduce the numbers in our changing area at the same time
- Reduced capacity in viewing areas.
- Increased sanitation and disinfection routines throughout the facility using our Eco-Friendly ‘Ozone’ cleaning product proven to kill Coronavirus that is safe for use by children, parents and staff.
- We have installed new hygiene screens at our reception desks
- Extensive training for staff in managing Covid-19 in the workplace. Our staff may be wearing PPE to protect both members and staff where social distancing measures cannot be adhered to
Will my Current Day and Time remain the same?
Levels 1-5 will resume lessons; however, each members Day and Time will be affected due to our new swim school operations in line with COVID guidelines. Unfortunately, it will be impossible to facilitate lessons if we do not strictly apply these rules. We hope this will be short term, and we will then be able to return to our normal swim school operations.
In order to re-open our Swim School while adhering to the current restrictions and guidelines we will have to unfortunately reduce our capacity. The following levels will not be re-starting;
- · Children Lessons: Ducklings and Rookie Lifeguard
- · Children Lane Training: Monday. Tuesday and Wednesday
- · Adult Lane Training
Will numbers of swimmers per class be lowered?
We already have considerably lower numbers in classes than many swimming lessons, however we are abiding by governing guidelines and each class will be a pod of 6. In order to adapt to these changes, our swim school level, times and days have now changed to accommodate all our levels 1-5.
Are parents/guardians still able to view lessons from the viewing gallery?
Due to government guidelines on indoor capacities, we have introduced a policy of 1 parent/guardian per 1 child participating in the following levels: level 1, level 2 Beginners and Level 2 Intermediate.
In the following groups; Level 3. Level 4 and Level 5, Shoreline will be operating a ‘drop and collect’ policy. Parents/Guardians will be asked to drop children off at the front door and promptly collect them after their lesson has finished without entering the building. Please note children will be under teacher supervision at all times.
Can I bring other children to the lesson?
Shoreline will not be able to facilitate Parents/Guardians arriving with children who are not participating in lessons due to a limit of 50 people per zone.
I have more than one sibling in Swim Lessons:
We have tired our best to accommodate siblings on the same day and time slot. Where this may not be possible such as a lower level and a higher level as they are currently taking place on different times, we emphasise that the policy of ‘1 parent/guardian per 1 child’ participating in lessons must be abided to at all times. In the following groups; Level 3. Level 4 and Level 5, Shoreline will be operating a ‘drop and collect’ policy. Unfortunately, it will be impossible to facilitate lessons if we do not strictly apply these rules.
How will the ‘Drop and Collect’ system operate?
In order to re-open our Swim School while adhering to the current restrictions and guidelines we have implemented a ‘Drop and Collect’ system for the following Levels; Level 3, Level 4 and Level 5. We recommend only arrive 5min prior to your lesson slot and arriving ‘swim ready’.
Pre-Lessons: Parents/guardians will drop their swimmer with our swim team member at the front door who will allocate the swimmer to their class teacher. The class teacher will then bring all 6 swimmers to their designated individual changing cubicle and then proceed to their lesson group. Please note swimmer will be under teacher supervision at all times.
Post lessons: We ask that swimmers adopt a “Dry, Dress and Exit” system after lessons. We know lots of our swimmers bring pyjamas and onesies for after their lesson even in normal times and recommend this is done when we restart lessons by everybody. We also recommend slip on shoes for ease of dressing pre and post lessons. Once the class group are all ready, the teacher will bring their pod to the designated collection area. A member of our team will be at the front door where a parent/guardian must check in to collect their little swimmer. We ask all parents/guardians to be ready when the lesson is over for a prompt collection.
Will changing rooms be available?
Changing rooms will be available, however we will be asking swimmers to arrive “swim ready” to limit use of the changing rooms to after lessons only. This means having swimwear under clothes that are easy to remove or wearing a towel-robe. We also ask that swimmers adopt a “Dry, Dress and Exit” system and shower at home before and after lessons. We know lots of our swimmers bring pyjamas and onesies for after their lesson even in normal times and recommend this is done when we restart lessons by everybody. We also recommend slip on shoes for ease of dressing pre and post lessons
Will social distancing take priority over helping my child if they are struggling?
We will be relying on social distancing and increased hygiene throughout this period however the safety of our swimmers and preservation of life will always take priority over social distancing. Therefore, if a swimmer is in difficulty, the teacher will respond following the guidelines.
Will it be considered that my child hasn’t been in the water for a number of months?
We know that our swimmers have not been in a pool for several months and we want to ensure we re-introduce them in the safest way. Our team have been developing the ‘back to lessons ‘section of our swim teaching programme and we will be start with this for the first weeks of our return to lessons.