Swimming

Our open-air heated swimming pools are open and currently running our Term Time Timetable until the 22nd September when we close for the season

Hot and Sunny day advice

On the very rare occasions when its really hot any sunny alot of people want to visit. On these days this is our advice.

If you want to arrive as we open then try to book online for the day. Booking online allows you queue jump within the first hour of us opening There is a separate queue for pre booked tickets. After the first hour tickets are still valid but if there is a queue then you need to join it and wait. Please be aware tickets are non transferable and non refundable so please make sure you have got your booking correct before booking. For more information and to book please go to https://jubileeparkwoodhallspa.co.uk/online-swimming-bookings-2/

If online tickets are sold don’t panic (we only allow about 20% of the days total online) our advice is arrive well before the general swim opens or wait until around 4pm when the pools tend to quieten down and there often isn’t a queue. Please remember that 95% of the time you should be able to show up at any time during general swimming and get in without any queuing or issues-this advice is only for very Hot and sunny days.

If you do turn up without pre booking on a hot and sunny day there can often be queues. We try to get through these as quickly as possible but in extreme circumstances people have queued for a couple of hours to get in. Please be patient, bring water and sun cream as you are stood queuing in the sunshine. We will provide water for people in the queue and will keep the queue informed if we reach capacity. Please don’t ask how long it will take to get in- It has so many variables that we just can’t say accurately. We will try to keep our social media pages up to date with whats happening throughout the day.

If we reach capacity we will stop entry into the pool. The capacity is based on the number of people in the water and not the amount of people coming in and out of the building-so its not one in one out System. When at capacity head counts are carried out every 10 to 15 minutes. Rest assured we get people in as quickly as we are able.

Quietest times to come on hot and sunny days. Please check the daily timetable-adults only sessions are far more quite then general swims. General swimming tends to quieten down after 4pm each day in the holidays and on Friday and Saturday evenings we have an hours general swimming session in the evening, which is always quieter than during the day.

Remember our pools are open for almost 6 months a year, rain or shine and heated to 29 degrees whatever. Please don’t think you can only visit when its hot and sunny, Alot of people find the best times to swim are outside of the rare hot and sunny days.

Some points to remember

  • Our staff are here for everyone’s safety and enjoyment. We are a registered Charity with an active volunteer base who support and work with our staff. Please follow our staff and volunteers instructions and have a brilliant day out
  • Keep it family friendly- whether it be swimwear (please see our swimwear policy), behaviour or your language around the park-everything must be family friendly.
  • We strictly enforce our safe swim policy, which is slightly different to other local pools due to the nature of our site. If you are coming with any children under the age of 11 please read this before coming. https://jubileeparkwoodhallspa.co.uk/swim-safe-policy/
  • No alcohol- Alcohol and swimming do not mix well and we will ask anyone under the influence to leave
  • We accept card payments at the pool and can offer cash back with most debit cards (minimum spend £1).
  • Food- We have an onsite cafe serving a selection of cold and hot foods/drinks- The cafe can’t accept card payments so please get cash back while paying for your swim. You are welcome to bring your own picnics. Please don’t bring any glass or china. Our staff may ask to see inside cool boxes upon entry.
  • Alot of you like to wear t shirts for extra protection from the sun. Only rash vests are allowed (a swimming specific t shirt).
  • Only beach balls are allowed in the pool area-Other balls could hurt other people or damage our beautiful pool surrounds.
  • Once your in you can’t leave and come back later in the day. Once a session has finished you need to leave the pool area as quickly as possible to allow our staff time to clean and tidy the facility
  • We don’t have lockers but do have an old fashioned basket system or you can take your stuff onto poolside with you.
  • Jubilee Park has a large children’s play park, beautiful park gardens, which are both free to use as well as sporting activities and our own caravan and camping site- If you would like information on any of these please visit our website.
  • Parking at Jubilee Park is free, but we do have a number of donation boxes dotted around should you see fit. Every penny is helpful!
  • We are a registered Charity with no Public or Government funding. Alot of what you see if maintained by a very small staff team, or our very active volunteer group. We rely on people using our facilities and donations to keep this fantastic facility open for all to enjoy.

Whats on?

We are running a number of Sensory Friendly Swims this season – please see our Events Page for dates & details.

Inflatable sessions are for children aged 8 – 15 only and they must be able to confidently swim 50 metres – tests will be carried out before each session.

Please ensure you read our Safe Swim policy below before booking/arrival to avoid any disappointment.

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

To Sponsor them please click here for Ella and  click here for Joe

Or you can sponsor them in one of the donation buckets at the pool

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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 is as follows:

  • 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 queue 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 Downloads page for more details

Pool Rules

No one likes loads of rules but we want to keep you safe and have an enjoyable time whilst you’re at Jubilee Park. Please take a moment to read the following list which will ensure you do.

No unsupervised children under the age of 8 years. 8-11-year-olds who can’t swim 50 meters must be supervised by an adult in the water. Swim tests for 8-11-year-olds are often available when you arrive but may be difficult to offer during busy periods. Please see our safe swimming policy above for correct ratios 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/Vaping – designated smoking area provided.

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

Diving – Shallow (racing) 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.

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 is 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 a 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 underwater for longer. This ‘hyperventilation’ does not 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 will be restricted to programmed sessions. Snorkels may 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’t 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 (below) for what swimwear is appropriate.

Under normal circumstances, Lifeguards will 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/behaviours 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 will 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 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 sessions:

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 won’t 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 session 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
  • Bodysuit 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)