Beach Training 2023


  • Beach Training will take place at Sandbank.


Beach / Pool Rota

Safety Cover Rota

Parent Support Rota

Beach Training “Go – No Go” Form

Weekly Beach Register

Beach Training Risk Assessment

Tide Times & Heights for Poole (Entrance) on
17th April 2024
06:47 High Tide ( 1.7m )
12:17 Low Tide ( 1.17m )
21:36 High Tide ( 1.94m )

Drop off and pick up location

  • Is located in the BCP compound directly straight in front of you as you come through the car park barriers.

Safe Guarding our members

  • Parents will need to come to the drop off /pick up point at our garages in the compound, indicated in the above image, in person to collect their children at the end of each session.
  • Please do not drop off on the road or in the car park and assume that the session is taking place. Take your child/children to the drop off point and hand them over to the club.
    • We do not want members being dropped off and left down there when no one is around due to the session being cancelled and you have not seen the WhatsApp messages etc
  • We will not allow our members to leave us after the session and walk to a car or out to the road for obvious Safe Guarding reasons.
  • If you have arranged for someone else to collect your child/children then please let us know via the Club Members/Parents WhatsApp group.

Dates and Times

  • Training will take place on Thursday evenings from 01st Thurs in June to the last Thursday in August.
    • Dates in Sept will be used if weather has caused delays in progress for assessments.
    • Evening sessions are from 18:30hrs til 20:00hrs
    • The club will operate a two week system as follows
      Week A Groups taught by Andy S, Dave P and Tom M
      Week B Groups taught by Amanda W and Mark S
    • Click here to see the actual rosta

Kit required

  • Sun Screen / Protection to be worn and applied.
  • It is mandatory that all members are required to wear a wet-suit – preferably a full length wet-suit during June. Without a wet-suit you will not be able to take part.
  • Wets suit boots
  • Warm Clothing
  • Warm Coat / Woolly hat are advisable (we don’t want members getting cold after they exit the water.

Club Identification Kit (supplied by club)

  • Members will be required to wear a hi vis orange bib at all times during beach training sessions
  • Members will be required to wear an orange silicon hat during water activities.

Changing Area

  • We have very limited changing facilities so we recommend that members come dressed in wet-suits and wet-suit boots and go home in their wet-suits with a towel or dry robe type coat over the top.


  • Unfortunalety we cannot accept repsonsibility for any valuables brought to the beach and as such recommend that none are brought.
  • We do have a small safe in in one of the garages should members want to leave a mobile phone in it, whilst they are training on the beach.

Weekly Go – No Go Checks on Wednesday Evenings

  • Due to the fact that Open Water Training Sessions can be adversly effcted by sea conditions and weather, the club will carry out weekly checks and will notify our membership on the club WhatsApp group on Wednesday evenings as to whether the session will go ahead or not on the Thursday evening.
  • If the Beach Training Session is cancelled, then normal we will fall back to our normal pool sessions and times at the Dolphn Pool.
  • Please keep an eye on teh club members WhatsApp group for the notifications.

Cancellations during Thursday

  • As is the nature of beach activities things can change very quickly, so even though we will R/A on the Wednesday evening and heopefully Give the Go Ahead, it may become necessary to cancel/amend the training during the Thursday, in which case Instructors will be notified, and they in turn will contact you via their own WhatsApp groups to ensure that you all get the message etc.
  • We can’t ring or message every single person everytime, so please take the repsonsibilty of checking the WhatsApp groups for any notifications.

Medical Conditions

  • As current members of the club you should would have already declared any medical conditions that we as a club should be aware of However if you have not done so, or thinsg have changed then please update us with any relevant information ASAP.
  • Please also ensure that any medication needed – like inhalers / epipens are taken to the beach and the group trainers are made aware of where it is.

Weeks not at the Beach

  • The week that you are not rosterd at the beach beach you will be at the swimming pool.
  • Normal swim time sessions will remain at the Dolphin Swimming Pool.

Parental Help

  • We are desperate for Parents to help with each beach session as we cannot provide these sessions without you as there is a lot to organise – so please volunteer to Andy Smart so we can add you to the Parent Rota.
  • We would need a min of 5 per week to help else it will be come too much for 2 or 3 trainers to cope with. But more the merrier etc
  • The following is an idea of what we need help with.
    • looking after personal belongings in changing areas.
    • carrying boards/kayaks and other equipment to and from the beach.
    • washing kit down and putting away.
    • Assisting with members in general
    • Setting up gazebos
  • Potentailly, during school holidays, setting up a BBQ to have a burger and bun afterwards
  • The Parent Rota can be located at the top of this page.

Members Emergency Contacts

Medical Conditions

Beach Training “Go – No Go” Form

Go-NoGO repsonses sheet

Weekly Beach Register