Swimming

Swimming

Our open air heated swimming pools open until the 16th September 2018 and will be heated to 29 degrees.

 You can book online for the pool here!

You can see our brochure, timetables and prices by clicking here!

Coming with children under the age of 11, please check our safe swim policy before coming. This can be found by clicking on this link.

 

 

You can now book online for some general swimming  Midnight Swims and inflatable sessions. For all the information click here.

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Jubilee Park has a heated outdoor swimming and paddling pool.

Our outdoor pool is 33 by 12 metres and both pools are heated to 29 degrees.

Open from early morning for a gentle morning dip for adults and after work on certain days.

Disability access. We have a separate disabled changing and shower room. Easy access steps into our main pool and a pool hoist into our main pool. Please be aware that the maximum  weight for the pool hoist is 140kg or 22 stone. Please make us aware that you need the hoist in advance as it takes a little bit of time to get it set up before you arrive. We are happy for electric scooters to go onto poolside and wheelchair access to poolside is flat. Should you require any further information or want to come and be shown the facilities by our staff before you use them we would be happy to help. 

General swimming and swimming lessons are available every day throughout the season. The pool is also available for private hire for children’s parties, family get-togethers or just for you!

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Max 80 people. To add to the fun our “Traffic Inflatable” can also be used in these sessions (max 40 people)

To book please contact the pool directly on 01526 353478 or manager@jpws.co.uk

 

Swim Safe Policy

We want to ensure you have an enjoyable and safe swim. Our policy…

  • Children under 2 must be closely supervised at all times by an adult (aged 16 or over) on a 1 adult to 1 child basis.
  • Children between the ages of 2 and 8 must be closely supervised at all times in the pool by a responsible adult (aged 16 or over), at a ratio of 1 adult to 2 children.
  • Children aged 8 to 11 must pass a swim test before they can swim without adult supervision in the pool! Please ask for details at the pool reception.

To be clear. Closely supervised means in the water with the children. We will not allow people into the facility unless we are happy that the safe swim policy ratios are met. We don’t want disappointed children or angry parents so please don’t come unless you can meet the ratios.

Examples.

A 1 year old and a 3 year old would require Two adults

Two 2 year olds would require One adult

Two 6 year olds and an 8 year old who can’t pass a swim test would require One adult (all 3 children need to stay with that adult in the water)

A swim test consists of a swimmer being asked to swim 50 metres (two shorter lengths of our pool) in a recognised stroke. Our staff will assess this. Passing this will allow those swimmers past the non swimmer signs and into the deep end of the pool. For 8 to 11 year olds it will also mean that they don’t need to be under parental supervision in the pool.

Swimming Lessons

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At Jubilee park we provide swimming lessons for all ages and abilities. We have courses running throughout the year and one to ones available at request.

All of our teachers are ASA accredited and we use the ASA learn to swim framework.

Our one-to-one lessons are a great way to improve your swimming. Usually a half an hour lesson, with one of our instructors, working on the swimmer’s specific skills and building  confidence.

Winter lessons run at St Hugh’s Pool in Woodhall Spa. Group lessons and 1-2-1 lessons available on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday evenings. For more information please contact the pool on 01526 353478

Concessions etc…

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Age Concessions:
Age is on Day of Visit

Priority of entry:
If there is a queues at reception Season Ticket holders may go to the front and alternate with those in the queue to pay.

Prices and Definitions: Please see Brochures and Dowloads page for more details

 Pool Rules

No unsupervised children under the age of 8 years. 8-11 years who can’t swim 50 meters must be supervised by an adult in the water Please see safe swimming policy for correct ratio’s of children.

Once in the facility you are not able to exit and return without prior permission from reception. This will be in the form of a 10 minute pass and will be no longer. People returning after a period of more than 10 minutes will need to repay.

No Smoking-designated smoking area provided

No Running – Running significantly increases the risk of slip and fall injuries particularly where floors are wet.

No Diving – Diving is only permitted in designated areas of the pool where there is a minimum water depth of 1.5 metres and extends at least 7.6 metres to allow forward clearance from the dive and the freeboard is less than 0.38 metres high.

No Jumping in shallow water – Impact with the pool floor can result in injury to the ankles and lower spine. Jumping into water depths less than 0.9 metres should be prohibited.

No fighting, pushing or throwing swimmers

No Ducking – Ducking as an anti-social and potentially dangerous practice and is usually very upsetting for the victim. When water enters a person’s mouth, an automatic reaction closes the airway to stop water getting into the lungs. Sometimes breathing fails to restart when the danger has passed and what is known as ‘dry drowning’ happens.

No Bombing – This is where pool users leap from the poolside with their knees clutched into their chest.

No Gymnastics or acrobatics – A common cause of accidents in pools, which is not restricted to any age group.  Performance of gymnastic moves often involves swimmers standing on another swimmer or using other swimmers as a platform for diving or jumping which may result in collision with the pool surrounds and/or other swimmers.

No Petting – Other bathers may find this offensive

No Alcohol

No Glass or ceramic items 

No underwater swimming or hyperventilation – many swimmers believe that rapid, deep breathing will increase the oxygen content of their blood and help them stay under water for longer. This ‘hyperventilation’ does not in fact increase oxygen but instead reduces carbon dioxide, which would otherwise stimulate breathing. This can cause bathers trying to swim distances underwater to lose consciousness without warning.

No Flippers during Casual Sessions – Fins (flippers) are used with vigorous leg action which can hurt other pool users, especially if used near their faces or eyes and are therefore inappropriate for un-programmed sessions. These can be used during programmed lane swimming sessions that have a designated fast lane or during one to one or group swimming lessons. Small fins only and the customer must have informed reception prior to swimming.

No face masks, snorkels and hand paddles – Snorkels and masks are specialist equipment, which can be dangerous if used inappropriately, they should therefore be restricted to programmed sessions. Snorkels nay be tampered with by other swimmers and have caused a number of respiratory problems where swimmers have inhaled water accidentally.  Masks used during un-programmed session are more likely to be Kicked, resulting in facial injuries and hinder in water rescue breathing of the casualty as the nose is covered by the mask, Damage to masks that do not meet appropriate standards may result in glass breakage resulting in pool closure.

No hard hand Paddles – Swim gloves can be worn (Unless prior permission has been granted from the Manager/Duty Manager)

Don’t run on poolside or in the changing rooms.

Don’t bring alcoholic beverages into the centre.

Don’t bring any glass or breakable containers.

Don’t use foul or abusive language.

Don’t hold or sit on the lane ropes (unless in an emergency)

Don’t stand on floats – Same reason as gymnastics/acrobatics

Don’t jump onto floats/rafts from poolside.

Please check our swimwear policy for what swimwear is appropriate

 

Under normal circumstances Lifeguards should

Operate using the three-strike system when

Dealing with rule breaking swimmers.  Should

A customer/s need to be asked to leave then

The Lifeguard will call for the Duty Manager

Who will be responsible for communicating

This. No refunds will be given in this situation.

 

Activities / behaviors which are deemed to be

Dangerous and could cause significant harm to

Bather or others will result in an initial warning

Being given.  If the bather repeats this, they

Should be asked to leave. No refunds will be given.

 

 Diving Policy

 

CIMSPA has produced a policy document on diving in pools to which this centre fully complies. The policy is as follows:

 

No diving is permitted in a depth of water less than 1.5 metres – Clear prohibition signs are displayed.

  • Running and deep dives are not prohibited due to the increased velocity of entry combined with the possibility of high taker take off and probably steeper angle or entry. Running dives also increase the dangers of slipping and striking the side or passing swimmers.
  • Customers performing shallow racing type dives should ensure that no other swimmers are in the area into which they are going to dive

During swimming galas/competitions etc the following should be applied:

  • Competitors are reminded that the depth of water at the shallow end is 0.9m and the deep end 1.7m.
  • Swimmers, coaches and instructors are reminded that only those swimmers who have reached the standard of the ASA competitive start award are permitted to enter the water with a shallow dive. Those who have not achieved this standard must start in the water.
  • Should competitors perform a false start they must continue with a shallow dive, they must not topple into the water downwards as this is dangerous
  • Those competitors starting in the water should lower themselves over the side into shallow water before starting; a jump in shallow water can be dangerous.

 

 Rules for Inflatable

8-15 year olds who can swim 50 meters only. No adults or younger children will be allowed onto the inflatable and any children that can’t swim 50 meters wont be able to stay in the water. Swimmers are tested to swim 50 meters each session.

  • Go when the Lifeguards tell you
  • Climb on forwards only from in the water
  • Do not climb back onto the inflatable after falling off
  • No Pushing
  • No fighting
  • Feet first down the slide
  • No swimming underneath
  • Keep sides clear in the water
  • Competent swimmers only
  • No children under 8 years old
  • Be able to swim 50m of a recognized swimming stroke

 

Admission to the inflatable is at the Lifeguards discretion.

 

 Swimwear Policy

 

The duty Managers and Lifeguards will enforce the following policy:

Try to accommodate customers with specific cultural medical or other requirements. Our policy is customer safety at all times.

Ensure that bathers wear SUITABLE SWIMWEAR:

  • Swimming costumes/shorts/trunks designed for water-based activity
  • Body suit or Burquini designed for water-based activity
  • Leggings made from a lycra based material
  • Lycra based, ‘comfortably’ fitted top/vest (Rash vest)
  • Wetsuits as long as they are well fitted

Ensure that bathers do not wear INAPPROPRIATE SWIMWEAR including

  • Underwear/Thongs (Swimwear that is being worn like a thong)
  • Denim, trousers, or jogging bottoms
  • Loose-fitting t-shirts and tops
  • Coats and Jackets
  • Jumpers and sweatshirts
  • Loose fitting free flowing fabrics, not designed as swimwear
  • Clothing made of inappropriate fabric such as cotton/wool materials that absorb water.

(During swimming lessons children will be asked to swim in clothing as part of their certificate criteria and training, this is acceptable as they will be working towards their Stage 6 ASA certificate and their RLSS Rookie Lifeguard and they will be supervised at all times by a qualified swimming Teacher/Lifeguard)