Due to Government, Swim England and STA guidelines regarding keeping you safe in our leisure centres, we unfortunately can’t resume SwimLincs lessons just yet.
We know how keen a lot of you are for your children to get back into the water, so until the full SwimLincs timetable can start again we’ve come up with an interim five-week course to help bridge the gap.
Your SwimLincs direct debit payments won’t resume until the full programme starts again. This is a separate five-week course that’s designed to reintroduce your child back into the water and develop stroke technique and stamina. The courses start week beginning 14 September and cost £24.50 for the five weeks. Payment is required at the time of booking.
You can book on to the course from 3 September by telephoning the leisure centres. This course is only available for current SwimLincs customers. Please note that places are limited due to us having to manage social distancing in the pool.
Five-week swimming course
Due to social distancing numbers have been significantly reduced. The five-week course has been designed to introduce your child back into the water and to develop stroke technique and stamina. The lesson delivery will not be measured against the SwimLincs criteria. Your child will have the opportunity to gain a distance badge on the last week of the course. Please be aware that your child may not be at the same level as they were prior to the suspension of SwimLincs.
Our five-week courses start week beginning 14 September. The following classes are available to book from 3 September:
- Non-swimmers (only available at Ancholme Leisure Centre, Axholme North Leisure Centre and The Pods for children aged 4+)
- Stamina and stroke development (suitable for intermediate upwards)
Ancholme Swimming Lessons
Axholme North Swiming Lessons
Baysgarth Swimming Lessons
Riddings Pool Swimming Lessons
The Pods Swimming Lessons
Will all SwimLincs members automatically have a place on the course?
Places are limited on these courses due to us having to manage social distancing in our swimming pools and buildings, therefore we can’t guarantee your child a place.
How will the five-week course be delivered safely?
Class numbers have been reduced to comply with social distancing guidelines and children will be positioned in the pool so they are 2m apart. Your child will be given their own equipment to use during the lesson and no equipment will be shared. All equipment will be sanitised before and after use. Where possible swimming teachers will teach from poolside and will maintain social distancing during the lesson unless an emergency occurs. If you feel your child needs support in the water please contact the SwimLincs team to discuss options by emailing email@example.com.
Your child will need to arrive at the pool swim ready. Only rinse showers are available and no hairdryers are in operation. Only one parent/guardian can access the changing rooms with your child. Please follow directions on site regarding one-way systems. The swimming lessons will have staggered start and finish times to ease congestion within the changing rooms. To comply with social distancing measures spectators will be limited to one adult per child. Please avoid bringing other siblings who are not swimming to spectate.
Will my child retain their place when the SwimLincs programme starts again?
Yes, when we re-start the full SwimLincs programme your child will resume their place in the class that they were in prior to the classes being suspended.
When will SwimLincs direct debit payments start again?
SwimLincs direct debit payments will continue to be suspended until the full SwimLincs programme re-starts. We’ll contact you when we have more information on when this will be.
How do I book the five-week course?
We will take bookings from 3 September. To book your place telephone the leisure centre directly. At times our phone lines are busy so if you have trouble getting through please email the leisure centre with your contact details so we can call you back.
Ancholme Leisure Centre
01652 652031 firstname.lastname@example.org
Axholme North Leisure Centre
01724 298234 email@example.com
Baysgarth Leisure Centre
01652 632511 firstname.lastname@example.org
01724 291900 email@example.com
01724 280666 firstname.lastname@example.org