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New Class Procedures for Graeme High School from 18th April 2022

 

POOL ENTRY

  • We will no longer have access to the Social Area. Swimmers and adults will go directly to the changing rooms, no more than 10 minutes prior to their lesson, to get ready.

  • Please note NO outdoor shoes are to be worn in the changing rooms or pool area. We suggest bringing indoor shoes to wear as we will no longer be supplying blue shoe covers as this plastic is not recyclable.

  • We will continue to wear masks as per Scottish Swimming guidance, but we are more than happy for spectators to remove their masks whist seated and to wear them when moving around the school, pool area and changing rooms. The pool environment is really warm.

  • We use two whistles to let teachers know when lessons are coming to an end. The first whistle will be blown 5 minutes before the end of the previous class and swimmers for the next class will make their way to the pool entrance from the changing rooms where the coordinator will allow them access into the pool area and registration will be taken.

  • Adults will immediately exit the changing rooms and make their way around to the current pool entrance where they will be allowed access to spectate, once the adults from the previous classes have exited the pool area with their swimmers into the changing rooms.

  • We request that only one adult continue to enter the pool area where possible, in order to maintain a comfortable distance between spectators. There will no longer be a child's age limitation for adults wanting to view their swimmers.

  • Seating will remain as is, at the top end of the pool, to allow teachers the space to move around the shallow end.

OUR CLASSES

  • Given the recent rise in Covid cases, teachers will remain on poolside until the Summer, thereafter they will only be in the pool for Beginner classes and where deemed necessary. Over the past year we have noted that swimmers are far more independent without teachers in the pool and teachers can observe their strokes better from poolside. Teachers will be pool ready to get in the water at their discretion.

  • As pre-Covid, we will start bringing back a third class in the pool to ensure our business is sustainable going forward and to help alleviate our ever-growing waiting list of swimmers needing to learn to swim. There will be a maximum of 4 swimmers in a class. Each class will have 2 lanes which is more than sufficient. 

POOL EXIT

  • On the second whistle, spectating adults and swimmers exiting the pool will move to the changing rooms or tents.

  • Showers can be accessed to quickly rinse off; please allow time for other swimmers to use the showers.

  • We will no longer place social distancing signage in changing rooms. Customers are still encouraged to give each other space to ensure everyone is comfortable. We will also continue to provide changing tents on poolside for those who would prefer to continue using these.

  • Please change and exit promptly via the changing rooms, preferably within 10 minutes, to allow the coordinator  time to sweep away excess water and to ensure changing rooms are left clean and tidy before the next swimmers arrive. Please do not use talcum powder in the changing rooms or tents.

 

New Class Procedures for Bo'ness Academy from 18th April 2022

 

POOL ENTRY

  • We will no longer have access to the Social Area. Swimmers and Adults will go directly to the changing rooms, no more than 10 minutes prior to their lesson, to get ready.

  • Please note NO outdoor shoes are to be worn in the changing rooms or pool area. We suggest bringing indoor shoes to wear as we no longer supply blue shoe covers as this plastic is not recyclable.

  • We will continue to wear masks as per Scottish Swimming guidance, but we are more than happy for spectators to remove their masks whist seated and to wear them when moving around the school, pool area and changing rooms. The pool environment can get really warm.

  • We use two whistles to let teachers know when lessons are coming to an end. The first whistle will be blown 5 minutes before the end of the previous class and swimmers and adults for the next class will make their way to the pool entrance from the changing rooms where the coordinator will allow access into the pool area where registration will be taken.

  • Once the swimmers and adults from the previous classes have exited the pool area with their swimmers into the changing rooms, adults will immediately make their way across to the seating area and swimmers to the top end of the pool.

  • We request that only one adult continue to enter the pool area where possible, in order to maintain a comfortable distance between spectators. There will no longer be a child’s age limitation for adults wanting to view their swimmers.

  • Seating will remain at the side of the pool.

OUR CLASSES

  • Given the recent rise in Covid cases, teachers will remain on poolside until the Summer, thereafter they will only be in the pool for Beginner classes and where deemed necessary. Over the past year we have noted that swimmers are far more independent without teachers in the pool and teachers can observe their strokes better from poolside. Teachers will be pool ready to get in the water at their discretion.

POOL EXIT

  • On the second whistle, spectating adults should promptly make their way with their swimmers exiting the pool and move to the changing rooms.

  • Showers can be accessed to quickly to rinse off; please allow time for other swimmers to use the showers.

  • We will no longer place social distancing signage in changing rooms. Customers are still encouraged to give each other space to ensure everyone is comfortable.

  • Please change and exit promptly via the changing rooms, preferably within 10 minutes, to allow the coordinator time to sweep away excess water and to ensure changing rooms are left clean and tidy before the next swimmers arrive. Please do not use talcum powder in the changing rooms.

 

WE APPRECIATE THE NEW PROCEDURES WILL TAKE SOME GETTING USED TO FOR ALL OF US, BUT WE ASK THAT YOU BE PATIENT AND WORK WITH US TO ENSURE THE RETURN TO LESSONS IS AS SMOOTH AS POSSIBLE.

 

 

These guidelines are subject to change in accordance with government guidelines as of 25 March 2022.