Get your swimmers ready as plans to reopen pools are announced
Posted: Tue, 01 Sep 2020 09:37
Pool-based activities including lane swimming, Wet & Wacky fun sessions and selected aqua classes are set to resume at Littledown, Stokewood, Pelhams and Corfe Mullen from week commencing Monday 7 September 2020. Swimming lessons will also be restarting.
Operating to Swim England guidelines, pool capacities will be limited at first to promote social distancing. All pool-based activities will have to be booked in advance either via the centre's website bhliveactive.org.uk or BH Live Active's mobile app. Sessions and booking details will be available from Wednesday 2 September 2020.Members will be able to book up to seven days in advance and non-members up to five days in advance.
Swim Bournemouth will also be resuming their training sessions.
"We know that our customers are looking forward to getting back into the pools and we are keen to get them back open again as soon as possible too," says Rob Cunningham, BH Live's Head of Leisure.
Pool sessions will be available in timed slots which will be regularly reviewed to meet demand. To help minimise time spent in the changing rooms and maintain water quality customers will be asked to arrive swim ready – showered and with swimwear underneath clothing. They will also be encouraged to shower afterwards at home.
Rob Cunningham explains, "A number of new procedures will be in place and our team will be available in centre to help customers adjust. While some of these safety measures may feel a bit different to what people have been accustomed to in the past, we ask our customers to work with us, support us and to play their part in helping us get back to a more familiar service as soon as possible."
The swimming pool at Queen's Park and waterslides at Littledown remain closed for now.