We’ve made a video to show some of the changes we’ve made to the pool. Take a look and don’t forget to read through our Prior Park Health and Safety Rules before your visit.
Please call 01225 800212 or email us: [email protected]
Swimcentral has taken the difficult decision to suspend our lessons with immediate effect for both our RUH and Prior Park College swimming lessons.
We have spoken with both venues today and decided this is the best course of action to avoid all non-essential contact and travel.
Swimcentral also delivers swimming lessons to Roundhill Primary School as part of their curriculum and currently those internal lessons are continuing as normal.
We hope to be back in the water as soon as possible so that we can finish the last three weeks of this term, give out certificates and celebrate the kids’ (and adults!) achievements.
Summer term will follow on, after the three remaining weeks of spring term are complete. We will email you with a date for your priority booking once the pools have reopened.
We will stay in touch and communicate news about our lessons as soon as we have it. We are waiting for the day when we can finish off this term and see you all again at the pool, until then, stay safe.
We have been receiving a number of emails regarding swimming lessons and we understand the concerns of our parents and swimmers. Swimcentral is following the advice of Swim England, the Government and are we speak regularly with our schools and Bath NHS Trust.
The welfare of our learners is of paramount importance.
The current advice from Swim England is that there is still no requirement to cancel lessons, although we appreciate that some organisations in the UK have taken the decision to so.
While our classes remain open, we encourage everyone to enjoy the lessons and be mindful of the advice from the Government and Public Health England.
The guidance we have received is that water and the chlorine within swimming pools will help to kill the virus. It’s important, however, to ensure that everyone visiting pools follows the latest hygiene advice to help reduce the risk of infection.
Swimmers should shower before and after entering the water, while everyone, visitors and swimmers should regularly wash their hands for 20 seconds using soap and water or a sanitiser gel.
Most importantly, if you feel unwell, please do not attend lessons and seek appropriate medical advice.
We continue to evaluate what is an ongoing situation and regularly review the guidance from Swim England and the Government. If circumstances change and we are advised to close, we will credit all swimmer accounts with the remaining lessons. Credits will be carried over once swimming lessons resume.
We are speaking to our schools and the NHS Trust to see if we can run additional, catch-up lessons over the summer holidays. We will keep you informed of any news.
Below, you’ll find relevant links to the most up-to-date guidance from the Government and Public Health England regarding novel coronavirus (COVID-19).
Many thanks for your cooperation
Learning to float face-down—the star float on the front—is an important foundational skill in swimming. That’s because it helps the swimmer prepare the correct body position for the more advanced strokes they’ll be learning in the later stages!
To give it a go, a swimmer should already be able to:
Holding arms and legs out wide helps keep balance and buoyancy so the swimmer stays on the top of the water!
….and at the same time…
Practicing with children?
We are following the advice of Swim England who have provided the details and links below. The welfare of our learners is of paramount importance.
This communication is designed to inform, rather than alarm, and contains relevant links to the most up-to-date guidance from the Government and Public Health England regarding novel coronavirus (COVID-19).
Many thanks for your cooperation
This week goes to Tess Chate.
Tess has managed to kick and breathe at the same time while doing front crawl!.
Big congratulations Tess!
Putting your face in the water is the first step to a perfect swim position.
Try these 3 simple steps to getting comfortable with water… You Can Do This!
Think it through and narrow it down – what exactly is it that’s causing you distress?
There will be a point for you where it switches from ‘I’m Okay‘ to ‘I’m really NOT Okay – get me outta here!’
Find that point for you. When you find it, work away at it. Imagine it’s like a knot in your shoulders. You must work at it, even massage it a little bit before it eases and then eventually disappears.
If we’ve described how you feel then read on because these tips are for you…
Don’t try to swim before you can float. Floating is key and Getting Your Face Wet is the place to start.
The third step? Repeat.
Congratulations and Welcome to the Water
We are looking for creative swimming teachers who can inspire children and build up their swim skills.
ASA Level 2 Swimming Teacher
PART TIME: Mon-Fri 1-3pm during term time only.
Deadline for applications: 30th July 2016
Additional hours are available. Extra pay for blog articles on swimming-related topics.
We are super proud of our reputation and we know it’s all thanks to the dedication of our team. We’re looking for a knowledgeable teacher with an appetite for fun to come and join us! We believe children learn best when they are engaged and enjoying themselves. If you enjoy games, creating under-water adventures and love to swim, then we’d be delighted to hear from you.
We will support you with training and professional development opportunities. There’s also a chance to earn more with blog writing and extra teaching hours where available.
We are looking for a committed, confident and passionate teacher with a driving license and access to a car.
As the lead teacher and the first person parents and children meet, you are very approachable, take charge when necessary and deal with any enquiries.
As a Level 2 Swimming Teacher we expect you to teach structured lessons, mostly to school-age children but also to pre-schoolers and adults too. You’ll only have 8 swimmers or less in your group so you can really dedicate your time to their needs. With your games and focused practices, the swimmers will gain buckets of confidence and develop great strokes.
You will track your pupils’ progress and give face-to-face feedback to parents. At the end of term, you’ll provide customers with an end-of-term report. Your enthusiasm for swimming will create such a buzz that parents will be pleased to recommend your lessons to their friends.
Skills and qualifications:
Contact Kelly Deakin on 07790 210401 or email [email protected].
Apply for the post before 30th July with your CV and a covering letter to [email protected]. Tell us why you are the best person to do this job and what makes you interested in the position.
We will review your application and if successful, one of our team may be in contact to schedule an interview. We look forward to hearing from you!
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