WELCOME
BACK


We can't wait to welcome you back to Afan Valley Swimming Pool.

We look forward to welcoming you all back to Afan Valley Swimming Pool on Monday 9th November – during the firebreak our small and dedicated team have been working hard to get everything ready for you.

Group Activities
Following Monday’s Welsh Government announcement and subsequent announcement from Sport Wales there will be a number of changes in relation to “Organised Group Activity” with Indoor group numbers being restricted to 15 and outdoor groups being restricted to 30 Therefore:

Aquatic Clubs, Groups and Lessons – Organised activity in simultaneous groups of up to 15 people can exercise indoors (therefore our clubs, groups, classes and Lessons will be subject to this new requirement)

Coaches and Children under the age of 11 will be exempt from this number of 15

Public and Community Sessions
Bookable Individual Activity (e.g. – Community/Public Swim) will continue to follow the UK Active guidance to determine the capacity – therefore the same rules as before the firebreak and gym rules and usage restrictions will remain the same

Face Coverings
In line with rules prior to the firebreak period face coverings will be required to be worn within the facility in all areas unless you are exercising – anyone who attends without a face covering will be asked to leave.

Changing Facilities
Toilets and changing facilities will be available within the facility however the strict two meter social distancing rule must be adhered to at all times


Face coverings will be compulsory at Afan Valley Swimming Pool within all public areas. These will be Reception, Corridors and Changing Facilities. If you have any queries please contact us at the facility. Thank you for your cooperation in this matter.

The following information is to provide as much detail as possible as we welcome you back to the facilities. However, if there is any information you cannot find please contact us at contact@llandarcysport.co.uk or call 01639 851583

Keeping you Safe

  • In Line with reopening on the 15th August. We've been busy making changes to ensure our customers are able to enjoy activities and our staff can work safely. These steps include:
  • Bookable time slots for all swim sessions
  • One way entry and exit systems to and from the pool
  • Hand sanitizer stations placed in key contact points
  • Updated cleaning schedules for equipment and facilities
  • Investing in new cleaning chemicals
  • Enhanced staff training, which all staff members will have undertaken
  • Protective screens at reception
  • One way swimming within the pool
  • Floor stickers and signage around centres making it clear where to stand

Booking

Book your session from Monday 10th August - View Timetable
We're excited to announce that from Monday 10th August, booking for your swim sessions and group exercise classes will be available. If you'd like to enjoy a swim session or group exercise class in the pool, please note this must be booked before you arrive.

You can up to 10 minutes before the start of the class. If you are a member or non-member then please call us on 01639 851583 to book your place. If you can't make it, you must remember to give 60 minutes notice to cancel, by cancelling online or by phoning the centre. After this time you will not be able to cancel and it will be recorded as a no show.


How long can I book the pool for?

A swim can be booked for a maximum of 1 hour.

Changes Made to Facilities

As we welcome you back, you will note that the way we manage the site is different, but the new measures are being introduced are designed to help you feel safe and confident about returning to the pool.

Equipment

Please note, we will no longer be providing equipment, e.g. goggles/floats. Please either, bring your own or purchase at reception.

For your safety, any equipment provided by us for your session will have been cleaned and sanitized before your arrival.

Before your Activity

  • Once you are through reception, please proceed directly to the changing area
  • There will be a one-way route. Please follow this to avoid unnecessary contact with others
  • Put all valuables within the lockers provided
  • Please use the hand sanitiser before going into the pool area
  • Toilets are available
  • At the end of your session please exit through the one way system and please change and leave the pool as quickly as possible
  • Always maintain a 2 meter social distance from other individuals.


FAQ – Membership

When will my membership restart if I have Frozen?
Your membership can be used to access centres from our opening date on 15th July 2020.

Please contact the pool on 01639 851583 to restart your membership.

I have a question about my membership, who do I contact?
Please email you enquiry to contact@llandarcysport.co.uk or phone us on 01639 851583 Please bear with us if response times are a little slow as we are hard at work bringing facilities back and still operating on reduced staffing levels.

I have cancelled my membership, can I re-join?
We are aware that some members may have cancelled their direct debit with the bank or via Legend. You can re-join by contacting us at contact@llandarcysport.co.uk or call 01639 851583.

I am not ready to return to the gym yet, what are my options.
We will be offering all members to continue freezing membership subject to our terms and conditions. Please contact us on contact@llandarcysport.co.uk or 01639 851583.

I would like to cancel my membership; how do I do this?
We’re confident we’ve made all of the changes necessary to keep you safe in our facilities, but we also understand that for many reasons some members may not wish to return. In the first instance we would recommend extending your freeze (as above) as this will mean you don’t need to pay a new joining fee if you decide to come back at a later date.

If you still feel that cancelling is the best option for you, we’ll be sad to see you go but you can do so by contacting us at contact@llandarcysport.co.uk or phone 01639 851583as per your membership terms and conditions.



I am over 70, can I still come in?
If you are not shielding at home, you are more than welcome to come and use the pool. Please ring 01639 851583 to book your swim.

FAQ – Cleaning
What have you been doing to make it safe? Whilst in lock-down we have been busy making changes to the way we operate, so that when we reopen you can feel safe, confident and ready to enjoy your visit.

Staff Training and Cleaning Regimes
We have been liaising with suppliers to ensure that the cleaning regime and products we use are in-line with Government recommendations. In addition, our staff are fully informed and trained to follow these new recommendations to ensure sites are cleaned to an excellent standard to keep you safe.

How can I keep myself and others safe?
The best way to keep yourself and other users safe is to follow the guidelines we have put in place, as well as Government hygiene and safety recommendations such as washing your hands regularly and not visiting if you are feeling unwell.