In line with Swim England’s guidance on returning to the pool, to help keep everyone safe, a number of new protocols will be introduced:-

  • One way system

Arrival at Hartsdown should be undertaken through the fire escape at the end of the pool, by the tennis courts. We have installed new signage to identify the entry point.

On completion of their session, swimmers will towel off and proceed through the changing rooms (allowing 10 minutes changing time) and then leave the facility from the main doors in reception.

Parents should collect swimmers from the car park at the main reception.

  • Staggered start/finish times

Swimmers will be provided with an allocated training time. This may be different to others within there squad, as we are phasing lane start/finish times.

Please can swimmers be ready waiting outside the entry 5 minutes before their allocated swim times (If you are late for your session, please note we will not be able to accept you on to poolside)

  • Beach ready entry

Swimmers should attend the facility with their swimming costumes on with easy changing outer clothes on (e.g. dry robe or tracksuit)

Swimmers will be expected to quickly get ready on poolside for their session to commence.

  • Social distancing

Social distancing markers have been installed across the facility, please ensure you follow government advice and follow strict social distancing rules.

Poolside – markers will show where bags and changing areas are available.

Changing rooms – markers will show where changing areas are available

Pool – we will be limiting numbers in lanes, adapting sessions and allocating start/stop locations to ensure appropriate social distancing is maintained.

We will be having a Social distancing representative at all sessions to ensure social distancing is maintained.

  • Cleaning and Hand sanitization

On entry to poolside, hand sanitizer will be available for all swimmers.

Enhanced cleaning regimes are being adopted throughout the leisure centre

Swimmers will be asked to ensure all kit is appropriately named and then dunked into the pool at the beginning of each session

The pool and air handling units have all been set to meet Swim England’s guidance.


Risk Assessment

The club as also produced its own risk assessment click here for link





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