Swimming

Brookvale Recreation Centre will open to Active Halton members on Monday 10th August. We will only be running a limited timetable of programmes and activities initially, with adult lane swimming available to book online/via telephone.

As we all begin to adjust to the ‘new normal’, we will continually review our services and look to expand programme/activities when it is safe to do so. We anticipate offering family swim sessions the following week (subject to operational plans being confirmed). 

Bookings 

  • A swimming lane (1 person per lane) will need to be pre-booked via the online booking system https://online.activehalton.co.uk/Membership/en/public/home or by calling 01928 712051.
  • Swimming sessions are limited to 50 minutes – this includes the use of the changing facilities.
  • Please note this session is for adult lane swimming. We anticipate offering family swim sessions in the coming weeks (subject to operational plans being confirmed).
  • Customers who require the use of disabled facilities please call ahead and our team will reserve a changing cubicle and be ready to help if needed. 

Arrival

  • Please arrive on time for your session – entrance to the swimming pool will close 5 minutes after the session begins. Please try and avoid arriving early for your session (more than 10 minutes), to ensure we maintain safe social distancing.
  • Please sanitise your hands on arrival – a hand dispenser is located at the main entrance
  • When you arrive, please give your name at the reception desk and you will be allocated a swimming lane (no. 1-4)
  • Please follow the one-way system operating within the leisure centre and adhere to social distancing guidelines 

Changing Rooms 

  • The ‘Family’ changing rooms will be open for lane swimming customers.
  • Please arrive ‘beach ready’ – with your swimming costume/shorts on under your clothes. This will ensure you get the most out of your time in the pool and minimises time spent in the changing rooms.
  • Please shower at home, pre and post swimming, as showers will not be available
  • Swimmers will be able to store personal belongings in the changing cubicle – the changing room entrance door will be locked 5 minutes after the start of the session and reopened 15 minutes before the end of the session. Please notify the Lifeguard on duty (adhering to social distancing guidelines) if you need to exit before this time.
  • Please minimise the number of personal belongings, as lockers will not be available. 

Swimming Pool 

  • Please follow the one-way system on poolside – arrows clearly show the direction of travel
  • Entry is via the deep end of the pool – please only swim in your allocated lane
  • While static in the water, please adhere to social distancing guidance in relation to other pool users and those on poolside
  • When travelling through the water, please aim to keep as much distance as possible from other swimmers.
  • Please try and keep ‘rest’ breaks to a minimum – we advise you bring your own ‘pre-filled’ water bottle on to poolside during your swim.
  • Please exit via the shallow end of the pool 

Leaving the Building

  • We kindly ask that customers exit the pool and changing facilities before the end of the 50 minute session – this ensures the changing facilities can be thoroughly cleaned/sanitised.

FAMILY FUN SWIM BUBBLES– BROOKVALE RECREATION CENTRE

We are really excited to welcome back ‘Family Fun’ swim sessions to Brookvale Recreation Centre from Saturday 22nd August, with sessions available to pre-book online/via telephone (01928 712 051). Members of the same household/bubble can book a swimming ‘bubble’ of up to 6 people (maximum). A swimming ‘bubble’ MUST only include members of the same household/bubble, in line with current social distancing guidance. ‘Family Fun’ swim sessions will be open to members and non-members. The summer holidays are looking quite different for many of us, so to keep the ‘summer at the beach’ vibe alive, swimmers are welcome to bring along small inflatables/toys (terms and conditions apply) to enjoy responsibly as a family/bubble. Come and enjoy some splashing fun as a family, in our safe and COVID secure facility.  

Bookings

  • A swimming ‘bubble’ will need to be pre-booked via the online booking system https://online.activehalton.co.uk/Membership/en/public/home or by calling 01928 712051. The cost is £10 per session.
  • Maximum 6 people per swimming ‘bubble’, with the adult/child ratio at 2:1.
  • A swimming ‘bubble’ MUST only include members of the same household/bubble, to ensure government guidelines on social distancing are followed.
  • Swimming sessions are limited to 45 minutes – with 15 minutes to use the changing facilities before you leave
  • There will be a maximum of TWO swimming ‘bubbles’ per session.

Arrival

  • Please arrive on time for your session – entrance to the swimming pool will close 5 minutes after the session begins. Please try and avoid arriving early for your session (more than 10 minutes), to ensure we maintain safe social distancing.
  • Please sanitise your hands on arrival – a hand dispenser is located at the main entrance
  • When you arrive, please give your name at the reception desk and you will be allocated a swimming space (A or B) and a designated changing area.
  • Please follow the one-way system operating within the leisure centre and adhere to social distancing guidelines

Changing Rooms

  • You will be allocated a changing area for the exclusive use of your ‘bubble’ on arrival (Family/Female changing facilities)
  • Please arrive ‘beach ready’ – with your swimming costume/shorts on under your clothes. This will ensure you get the most out of your time in the pool and minimises time spent in the changing rooms.
  • Please shower at home, pre and post swimming, as showers will not be available
  • Participants will be able to store personal belongings in the changing cubicle – a locker will be available for the storage of valuable personal items.
  • If you require baby changing facilities, please let us know when making your booking. The family changing facilities will be offered on a first come first served basis.
  • A single toilet will be available for use within each designated changing area.
  • We advise all customers to bring their own baby changing mat if needed.

Swimming Pool

  • Please follow the one-way system on poolside and adhere to social distancing guidelines – arrows clearly show the direction of travel
  • Entry is via the shallow end of the pool – please only swim in your allocated swimming bubble (labelled A or B).
  • While in the water, please adhere to social distancing guidance in relation to other pool users and those on poolside
  • Participants are welcome to bring along small inflatables/ toys (e.g. rubber ring) to be enjoyed responsibly by members of their bubble. However, the Lifeguard team have the right to refuse the use of certain items of equipment if they are considered unsuitable or are not being used safely
  • Please exit via the shallow end of the pool, ensuring you adhere to social distancing guidelines.

Leaving the Building

  • We kindly ask that customers exit the pool and changing facilities before the end of the session – this ensures the changing facilities can be thoroughly cleaned/sanitised.
  • Please follow the one-way system and exit via the doors in the sports hall. A member of staff will be on hand to direct you if needed.

    JUNIOR (8-15 YEARS) LANE SWIMMING – BROOKVALE RECREATION CENTRE

    This exclusive session is for junior members (8-15 years) only and is available to pre-book online/via telephone (0151 495 2200).

    We understand young people are eager to stay active and get back to their favourite sporting activities, so we wanted to offer a safe and inclusive session just for them. This exclusive session is for junior members (8-15 years) only and is available to pre-book online/via telephone (0151 495 2200).

    We understand young people are eager to stay active and get back to their favourite sporting activities, so we wanted to offer a safe and inclusive session just for them.

    •  A space (maximum 16 per session) will need to be pre-booked via the online booking system or by calling 01928 712 051
    • This session is available to all members aged 8-15 years, including those with Family memberships. 
    • Swimming sessions are limited to 50 minutes – this includes the use of the changing facilities. 
    • Please note this session is for lane swimming – all participants must be able to confidently swim 25m. This session is not a public/fun swim.
    • Please refer to the ‘Adult Lane Swimming’ guidelines for all further information and COVID-19 procedures.