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Guidelines For Return To Swim in Mespil

Before Leaving Home & On Your Return

  • Ensure you are not showing any symptoms of COVID-19 (temperature, cough, difficulty breathing, or anosmia e.g. loss of taste or smell).
  • To reduce time spent in changing areas, please consider the following guidance:
  • Arrive ready to swim and get out the pool ready to leave.
  • Shower at home, pre and post swimming (showers may be available at the facility but by arriving wearing your swimwear under your clothing and showering at home pre and post swimming you will help minimise time spent in the changing rooms and help maintain the water quality).
  • Check the booking instructions on arrival time, parking, travel arrangements and plan your journey accordingly.
  • Take hand sanitizer with you.
  • Take any equipment with you - floats, kick boards etc.
  • Ensure that you have any booking confirmation required as part of the facility guidance.
  • Whilst in the building and the pool, follow the lifeguard guidance on social distancing, direction of travel and other risk control measures that are put in place.
  • Use hand sanitiser/wash stations wherever made available.
  • Spend as little time as possible in the changing rooms and showers, whilst following the lifeguard guidance on maintaining safe levels of distance.

 

In the Pool

  • Follow the directions for entry and exit to the pool
  • Maintain any guidance on social distancing in the pool hall and in the pool.

 

Respect

  • People of different standards and abilities will use the pool. Please respect their right to enjoy their swim.
  • Do not make physical contact with other participants.

 

Speed & Overtaking

  • Choose your lane using the fast, medium, and slow signs and by watching those already swimming. Please do not overtake whilst swimming. Before pushing off at each turn, check to see if anyone faster is approaching.

 

Direction

  • Please follow the directional signs and move across to the appropriate side of the lane for each length. It may be the lane directions have been changed to facilitate social distancing.

 

Strokes

  • Wide stokes such as butterfly should be avoided when the lanes become busy. If you change to a slower stroke as part of your session, think about moving lanes.
  • Exhale under the water where possible

 

Equipment

  • No Equipment will be available to borrow (hat and goggles)
  • Please follow the lifeguard guidance on the use of any equipment.

 

Resting

  • Whether stopping for a rest or catching your breath after completing your swim, please be mindful that others using the lane will want to keep on swimming without stopping. As such, keep yourself to the edge of the lane allowing others to turn at the wall, turning your head away and allow others to maintain social distancing measures.
  • Stay hydrated by bringing your own pre-filled water bottle on to the pool deck during your swim.