Swim School is back from Monday 12th April

April 1 2021

We're getting ready to welcome you back to swim school! A few things will have changed about your lessons to ensure we are creating a safe environment for your child to learn to swim. Watch our video below and read on to find out more about 'the new normal'

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what we're doing...

  • Adhering to government guidelines and Swim England guidance.
  • Reduced the capacity of lessons.
  • Lessons will now run for approximately 25 minutes.
  • Reviewed the teaching positions for lessons.
  • Created a poolside route to minimise contact points and cross-overs.
  • Revised the pool layout and set up requirements.
  • Increased chlorine levels and air ventilation.
  • Introduced a comprehensive cleaning programme of the changing areas whilst the lessons are in progress.
  • Sanitising all equipment between lessons and developed an increased hygiene regime.
  • Introduced a one way system throughout the Centre.

children's swim lessons in crowborough

general pointers... 

  • Follow the one-way system at all times.
  • We will allow one parent or guardian to spectate if the child is in a shallow end class & ask you to wear a mask.
  • We advise due to lack of space spectators are limited, parents are asked to wait in their cars where possible until the end of the session.
  • Contact time at reception is to be kept to an absolute minimum so all re-bookings and class changes must be done by phone or via email to jane.hand@freedom-leisure.co.uk
  • Payment and collection of badges and certificates cannot be done at reception.
  • Showers are NOT available at the end of the lesson.
  • Toilets are to be kept to minimal use. Please ensure child/children have been to the toilet before coming into the Centre.
  • Strictly one parent when escorting them to and from the changing area.
  • Strictly one parent when escorting them to and from poolside.
  • Children to arrive beach ready.
  • Teachers will disinfect all equipment by submerging it in chlorinated pool water used before and after each lesson.

parent & child responsibilities

children's swim lessons in crowborough

adult responsibilities 

  • Arrive 5 minutes before the scheduled lesson start time and make way straight onto poolside for lesson
  • If over 5 minutes late there will be no entry to lesson.
  • One parent is responsible for taking their child to and from poolside.
  • Wear a face mask in the changing areas and pool balcony.
  • Ensure your child has a shower before swimming, preferably at home as there are limited showers available..
  • Maintain social distancing at all times.
  • Listen to and follow all requests and instructions from Centre staff.
  • Follow the one way system within the Centre.
  • Ensure your child arrives swim ready as there is no access to the changing facilities before the lesson.
  • Ensure your child has their hat and goggles on before getting to poolside.(NO equipment will be loaned out).
  • Teachers are not permitted to re fit hats or goggles.
  • Collect your child promptly at the end of the lesson.
  • Do not congregate with other parents.
  • One adult to 1 child on poolside for drop off and pick up, however we will allow 1 adult to 2 children on poolside if the second child is swimming on the same day
  • No other sibling is allowed.

children's swim lessons in crowborough

child responsibilities

  • Shower before the lesson.
  • Listen to staff/teachers at all times and follow their instructions.
  • Maintain social distancing and do not touch anything unnecessarily.
  • Do not stop and talk to friends before or after the lesson

a step-by-step guide 

All lessons will run for 25 minutes.

Maximum of 6 children per class shallow end and 7 deep end.

Only 3 lessons will run at the same time.

Teachers will disinfect all equipment by submerging it in chlorinated pool water before and after every lesson.

The lessons will be taught from poolside.

Children must maintain social distancing throughout the lesson.


at the end of the lesson

 Parents to pick up on poolside promptly at the end of the lesson.

Collect child from teacher and leave via the one way system to the changing rooms.Showers will not be available after the lesson.

Changing cubicles are available after the lesson.

Children must be dry and in appropriate clothing before leaving the changing area.

Following the one way system, children should walk past the cafe and exit the building through the revolving doors.