We are still fund raising to help build disabled changing rooms and a multi function room. Your support is very much appreciated. If you would like to support our fund raising programme please contact Nicola Phillips [email protected]
POOL RE-OPENING AND CORONA VIRUS RESTRICTIONS
We were given the go ahead to re-open on Monday 12th April 2021. All swimming lessons, pre-school lessons and parent and baby sessions will run throughout May half term and the Summer holidays, this is due to being closed for over 8 months last year.
We are still working with a limited timetable as our restrictions have not changed due to Government/Swim England Guidelines. All of our public sessions are fully booked until September 2021 and we are only taking bookings for Sunday Family Fun Sessions which can be booked via our website [email protected] until restrictions have been lifted. A 45 minute family lane swim will cost £13.00 for up to 5 from a family bubble.
Please can you come to the pool ready to swim, no showers or lockers until restrictions have been lifted and we ask anyone with COVID symptoms not to come to the pool. Please sanitise your hands in reception and wear a face covering whilst on poolside. Only one parent to accompany a child for lessons due to social distancing as we have limited space at the pool.
A new timetable will be available from September if all restrictions have been lifted.
Paulton Swimming Pool opened in 1975. The pool is a registered charity and is located in the village of Paulton near Bristol BS39. Since opening the numbers of children and adults who have been taught to swim at this community facility is in the thousands.
Activities for all age groups are available from a few months old to senior citizen. We start with parent/carer/baby sessions leading to preschool lessons for three and four year olds. At school age a child can attend ‘Dolphin Beginners’ to learn and improve and progress. Water safety and awareness and junior life-guarding are taught at ‘Rookies’ (RLSS Rookie Lifeguard) from the age of twelve. Fourteen/fifteen year olds who show aptitude are employed during Dolphin lessons as helpers in the water and very often progress to ASA Level 1 teaching qualifications. On reaching 16 these youngsters may undertake the RLSS NPLQ at the pool and are able to work as lifeguards.
The pool employees work closely with the local Infant and Junior schools to enhance swimming ability of all pupils. Since the pool opened, every pupil attending Paulton Infant School is able to not only swim unaided but, swim at least ten metres by the time they are seven years old.
Having reopened in January 2011 following a significant redevelopment and upgrade, Paulton Pool has expanded its timetable by close to 40% and has something to suit everyone! The improvement of the pool continued with the award of Olympic Legacy Funding from Sport England which has enabled us to install Solar and Thermal panels, replacement doors, windows and energy efficient LED Lighting, all of which reduces operating costs, is kinder to the environment and enables us to continue to be the best Community Pool in Paulton.
The Parish Council retains responsibility for the lease and maintaining the fabric of the building, so tax payers will still see an allocation for this purpose.
NOTE: The decision to enforce parking restrictions in the car park for anyone not using the Pool or the Chilrden’s Centre is not only essential to the continued growth and existance of the pool and for the HSSE plans of both (maintaining emergency access at all times) but forms part of the wider community scheme to reduce road usage in the vacinity of the Schools. The schools are to expand which will add further pressure to the road infrastructure barely able to cope as is. Pool staff are responsible for enforcing this decision and we ask that they be respected for doing their jobs. Pool users should request parking permits.