Swimming is great at any age. Whether you want to improve your technique, get fit, meet new friends, compete or have fun, you're sure to find a pool session that you'll love. All Swimming Classes can be seen on the weekly programme.
Swim For Fitness
If you’re looking for a low-impact way to get fit and healthy, swimming could be the perfect choice. And whatever your fitness levels, age or level of ability, you’re sure to find a session for you at the Thamesmere Leisure Centre. Our Swim for Fitness sessions take place in slow, medium and fast lanes, so you can take things at your own pace.
SWIM SAFELY RULES
- Under 8's and non swimmers under 16 must be accompanied in the water by a competent adult swimmer
- No more than two under 8's or non swimmers under 16 to each competent adult swimmer
- The competent adult swimmer must actively supervise under 8's and non swimmers under 16.
- Under 8's and all non swimmers must remain in shallow water.
- We strongly recommend under 8's and non swimmers use armbands and/or an appropriate buoyancy aid/
- Swim testing by lifeguards may be implemented to check the ability of swimmers before they are allowed into the deep end of the main pool. This will be at the discretion of the lifeguard on position.
- Please adhere to the poolside rules otherwise you maybe asked to leave.
get the most out of your fitness swim
• Pre Cleanse
Please help us to keep your pool clean by following our Swim Hygiene guidelines by showering and using the toilet facilities before you swim.
People of different standards and abilities will use the pool. Please respect their right to enjoy their swim.
Choose your lane using the fast, medium and slow signs and by watching those already swimming. Before pushing off at each turn, check to see if anyone faster is approaching.
Please follow the directional signs and move across to the appropriate side of the lane for each length.
Try and leave at least 5 metres between yourself and another swimmer and if it’s possible to see a pace clock, then a 5 second gap is just as good.
Wide stokes such as butterfly and breaststroke should be avoided when the lanes become busy. If you change to a slower stroke as part of your session, think about moving lanes.
Fitness swimming training equipment, such as fins and hand paddles, is permitted at the discretion of the lifeguard and based on capacity. Snorkels can be used in conjunction with conventional swimming goggles.
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.
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with us on social media using #betterswimming, we’d love to hear them!