All customers to check the new covid requirements for each venue below.

As a general reminder, please ensure that no phones/cameras are used on poolside at all for us to maintain our child protection requirements.

Please ensure that all outdoor shoes are removed before entering the poolside or pool overshoes are put on these will be on sale at each venue at 30p pair these will be available at the pool entrance door and we will be running this as an honesty box so help yourselves and put your 30p in the box please.

You are all very important to us and if we can help in any way we will, if you have any questions, comments or concerns please let us know straight away. Normally any issues or problems can be fixed very easily but we cant do that if we don’t know about them. Either speak to the swim school manager or feel free to call me (Rob) on 07961 046532.

Lessons start back from Thursday 2nd September to Wednesday 8th September.

COVID PROTOCOLS FOR ALL VENUES.

Great Wyrley – All teaching restrictions are now removed so the lessons will go back to normal. All number restrictions removed so we will be going back to previous teaching numbers. Parents are allowed on poolside at this venue but if you can maintain social distancing please do. Both changing rooms will be operational on exit (showers not to be used) and these will be spray cleaned in between usage. The one way system will still be in place so please bring swimmers beach ready so they can undress on poolside and go straight into the lessons. Please wait at the entrance door before entering poolside until staff call you on. This will keep groups separate and avoid overcrowding on the poolside.

Chase Terrace – All teaching restrictions are now removed so the lessons will go back to normal. All number restrictions removed so we will be going back to previous teaching numbers. Parents are NOT allowed on poolside at this venue and the school are not allowing parents to wait in the pool building. Both changing rooms will be operational on exit (showers not to be used) and these will be spray cleaned in between usage. The one way system will still be in place so please bring swimmers beach ready so they can undress by the entrance door and go straight into the lessons. Parents please remain on site so if you child needs you during the lesson we will send a member of staff out onto the car park to fetch you or we will contact you by phone.

Smestow – All teaching restrictions are now removed so the lessons will go back to normal. All number restrictions removed so we will be going back to previous teaching numbers. Parents are allowed on poolside at this venue but if you can maintain social distancing please do. Changing rooms are still not to be used in line with previous covid requirements. As we are going into the colder months please ensure you have warm clothes to put over swimming costumes and parents please do not change children on the poolside as this breaches our child protection policies. The one way system will still be in place so please bring swimmers beach ready so they can undress on poolside and go straight into the lessons. Please wait at the entrance door before entering poolside until staff call you on. This will keep groups separate and avoid overcrowding on the poolside.

Streetly – All teaching restrictions are now removed so the lessons will go back to normal. All number restrictions removed so we will be going back to previous teaching numbers. Parents are allowed on poolside at this venue but if you can maintain social distancing please do. Both changing rooms will be operational on exit (showers not to be used) and these will be spray cleaned in between usage. The one way system will still be in place so please bring swimmers beach ready so they can undress on poolside and go straight into the lessons. Please wait at the entrance door before entering poolside until staff call you on. This will keep groups separate and avoid overcrowding on the poolside.

Queen Marys – All teaching restrictions are now removed so the lessons will go back to normal. All number restrictions removed so we will be going back to previous teaching numbers. Parents are allowed on poolside at this venue but if you can maintain social distancing please do. Both changing rooms will be operational on exit (showers not to be used) and these will be spray cleaned in between usage. We will be using the main entrance and entry onto the poolside will be through the changing rooms. Please bring swimmers beach ready so they can undress on poolside and go straight into the lessons keeping clothing with you until the end of the lesson.

St James – All teaching restrictions are now removed so the lessons will go back to normal. All number restrictions removed so we will be going back to previous teaching numbers. Parents are allowed on poolside at this venue but if you can maintain social distancing please do. Both changing rooms will be operational on exit (showers not to be used) and these will be spray cleaned in between usage. We will be using the main entrance and entry onto the poolside will be from the changing rooms. Please bring swimmers beach ready so they can undress on poolside and go straight into the lessons keeping clothing with you until the end of the lesson.

If anyone has any questions please feel free to call the office on 01543 500779 or the mobile number 07961 046532.

Kind Regards Rob

We have had very little information from the school apart from the fact they have not completed any works over the summer holidays and the pool is still not operational. The communication we have received is below:-

” We have had two companies come in to survey the work required on the pool, these have now been received (latest one only this week) and sent directly to ATLP operations and estates team. They will review the reports, discuss actions needed and have relevant discussions with the management team/trust board and decide on the next step. I understand that this is frustrating and not the news that you wanted, however, ATLP have stated that they “are trying to ensure that [they] do the right thing to get the pool into a condition that is fit for use and futureproofed if [they] decide to invest in it”

As soon as I have any more information than this I will let you know, however in the meantime if any customers want to transfer to an alternative venue we have Chase Terrace on a Saturday suitable for all abilities or Brownhills at St James Primary Mondays to Thursdays but this venue is only suitable for swimmers up to 50m.

I am sorry that it is not the response we were hoping for and thank all of you for your continued patience and understanding of this situation that is completely out of my control.

Kind Regards Rob