We understand this half-term is going to look different for many of us and at Active Halton, we recognise that the children/young people on our ‘Learn to Swim’ programme are eager to get back in the swimming pool. We are working hard on a plan to get our swimming lesson programme back up and running safely. Changes must now be made for social distancing within the changing areas, within the pool and for cleaning/disinfecting between sessions. We hope to have an update for existing customers soon.
Whilst we continue to work hard behind the scenes to get the ‘Learn to Swim’ programme back up and running, we would like to offer a number of FREE ‘Learn to Swim’ Refresher Sessions over the half-term break, for LTS stages 1-10* (T&C’s apply). These sessions are open to LTS members only and will be offered on a first come, first served basis. The sessions will cover the key outcomes for each LTS stage, with a focus on the core aquatics skills and water safety. The Swimming Instructor team will take this opportunity to review progress/ability, which will then feed into and help develop the relaunch of the LTS programme. There are a limited number of spaces available, with LTS customers able to book one session per child.
All sessions will be COVID secure, with limited class sizes (maximum 4-6 per session) to adhere to social distancing/Swim England guidelines. Further details on the COVID policies & procedures for each session will be shared upon booking. Please note, a telephone number must be provided at the time of booking, in line with NHS Track and Trace. We ask that customers scan the NHS Track and Trace code (using the NHS COVID App) on arrival.
- Brookvale Recreation Centre – spectator viewing/seating is not available due to social distancing guidelines, therefore LTS refresher sessions are only available for children in LTS stages 3-10, aged 8 years and over. However, we are working hard to find a solution to this, ready for when the LTS programme returns. Swimmers will be supervised by a Swimming Instructor at all times, except within the changing areas. We ask that swimmers be dropped off and collected from the main entrance doors.
- LTS Stage 1 (Kingsway Leisure Centre) – To ensure social distancing guidelines, children attending a LTS Stage 1 session must be accompanied in the water by an adult member (18 years +) of the same household/support bubble. The session will be led by a Swimming Instructor, however the accompanying adult will be able to offer manual support in the water, put on/remove swimming aids and ensure social distancing measures are followed. This measure has been put in place to ensure the safety of both swimmers and staff.
Bookings will open on Saturday 24th October at 9.00am. Please do not call before this date.
You can book your FREE space by calling Kingsway Leisure Centre on 0151 495 2200 or Brookvale Recreation Centre on 01928 712 051.