Post COVID-19 Lockdown Update

We are delighted to announce that after months of lockdown and absolutely zero club activity, that the we are able to say that we will be resuming club training on Thursday nights at the Dolphin Pool from 10th September 2020.

As with all activities that have been allowed to resume after the complete lockdown, there will be changes to the way we will need to operate. Those changes are detailed below

The main change to our training is the reduction in number of swim lanes available and the number of swimmers per lane being put in place.

As such training places will unfortunately be limited, so be sure to register your name if you want to be part of the club training activities from 10th September onwards.

The cut off for signing up to return to club training will be 31st August

We will look at those that have signed up to return and will create new groups based on age and skill sets. These Groups will create their own little bubble and will consist of trainer(s) and up to 8 members. Bubbles will not mix and every effort will be made to keep them separate at all times.

If you feel that you would be more comfortable wearing a face shield when entering the building and for your theory session then please continue to do so, however at this moment it will not be a mandatory requirement of attending a training session.

New training times will be as follows:

Early session19:00hrs20:45hrs
Theory 19:00hrs19:35hrs
Pool 19:45hrs20:30hrs
Late Session20:00hrs21:55hrs
Theory 20:00hrs20:35hrs
Pool 20:45hrs21:40hrs
Clear of building 21:55hrs

Other Restrictions:

  1. The Changing Village is out of bounds and no cubicles or clothes lockers are to be used.
  2. You will need to attend the club session with your swimming costumes already on, under your normal clothes. 
  3. You will get undressed on the poolside.
  4. After your wet session you will towel yourself down and put your clothes  back on over the top of your costume.
  5. You will then be asked to exit the building, for our younger members, you will stay on poolside until your parent has come to claim you.
  6. There is to be no changing into,or out of swimming costumes on Poolside

By signing up to return to club training you agree to the following conditions:

  • You agree to abide by the new restrictions that the club will have to implement. (please note that these may change as we move forward, but we will notify you as soon as possible)
  • You understand that if you exhibit any of the known symptoms for covid-19 that you will not attend a club session.
    (See below for NHS Known Signs and Symptoms of COVID-19)
  • If you develop any of the known signs or symptoms of COVID-19 and have attended a club session with the 14 day preceding your condition that  you will contact the club to allow our track and trace process to be implemented.

Once you have signed up you will hear from our Training Officers (Andy and Lara) by the 4th September to confirm your place, and to let you know which group and trainer you will have been allocated. 

Monthly Swim Fees

We also ask that you arrange to restart your standing order (bank payment) for your monthly swim fees which remains at £8.50 per month.

Your first payment will be due on the 1st October.

To the future

We look forward to seeing you again on the 10th September 2020 and should anything change ( even an evolving /revolving word theses days) rest assured that we will be in touch as soon as possible and that we shall utilise our text messaging service for any important updates.

The cut off for signing up to return to club training will be 31st August

The Sign Up Form

Click on the link below to take you to the Form to register your wish to return to club training.


RLSS Poole Lifeguard 

Symptoms of coronavirus (COVID-19)

The most common symptoms are new:

  • continuous cough
  • fever/high temperature (37.8C or greater)
  • loss of, or change in, sense of smell or taste (anosmia)

A new continuous cough is where you:

  • have a new cough that’s lasted for an hour
  • have had 3 or more episodes of coughing in 24 hours
  • are coughing more than usual

A high temperature is feeling hot to the touch on your chest or back (you don’t need to measure your temperature). You may feel warm, cold or shivery.

Some people will have more serious symptoms, including pneumonia or difficulty breathing, which might require admission to hospital.