Swimming

Great news! We will be expanding the swim programme at Brookvale Recreation Centre from Wednesday 23rd September, with 8 spaces per session and additional times during the day. It has been great to see so many of you return to the pool and we wanted to say thank you for continuing to follow COVID guidelines and procedures and enjoying the pool safely. Swim sessions will continue to be COVID secure as we take the next step in expanding the swim programme.

Due to the increase of participant numbers, we have had to make some changes to the Adult/Junior lane swimming guidelines and the set-up of the session will look a little different. Please look over the guidelines before your visit, to ensure everyone has a positive and enjoyable experience. If you have any questions, please call Brookvale Recreation Centre on 01928 712 051.

Bookings 

  • Customers will be able to book one session per day
  • Swimming sessions are limited to 50 minutes – this includes the use of the changing facilities.
  • Please note – entry/exit to the changing facilities will be via the First Aid room (opposite reception) for sessions between 9am-4pm. A member of staff will be on hand to direct you 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 changing space
  • Please follow the one-way system operating within the leisure centre and adhere to social distancing guidelines

Changing Rooms 

  • The Female, Male and Disabled/Family wet changing facilities will be open for lane swimming customers. If you require use of the Disabled/Family changing facilities, please notify a member of staff at the time of booking. 
  • 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 change at a designated ‘changing space’ (2 metre markers are located within each changing area), or within a changing cubicle.
  • Showers will be available – please be aware of social distancing markers
  • Swimmers will be able to store personal belongings in a locker – please only use a locker marked with a green tick.
  • Toilets will be available within the wet changing areas.

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
  • The swimming pool will be split into single lanes – SLOW, MEDIUM and FAST. Please consider the speed of other swimmers in the pool and pick a lane accordingly
  • A ‘FLEXI’ lane will also be available
  • Please do not overtake whilst swimming.
  • Please wait at the corner of the lane if a faster swimmer wants to pass. If you are regularly being passed, please consider moving to another lane.
  • Please follow the lane direction signs (clockwise), to ensure social distancing.
  • Please be aware that snorkels and/or face masks are not permitted (except in the case of a medical condition/disability)
  • Please exit the pool via the shallow end

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. 
  • The Leisure Attendant on duty will blow their whistle after 45 minutes and ask all remaining swimmers to exit the pool 

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.

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. 
  • 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.
  • Members do not pay an admission fee to attend a Family Swim session. Any other person in that swim ‘bubble’, who is not covered by a membership and/or is over the age of 8, will be charged the normal admission fee
  • Members do not pay an admission fee to attend a Family Swim session. Any other person in that swim ‘bubble’, who is not covered by a membership and/or is over the age of 8, will be charged the normal admission fee.
  • If there are no members within a ‘bubble’, the fee is £10 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.