Please be aware there is limited parking at Failsworth due to a drive in testing station.
Please ignore all the emails, from swimlessons@ocl unfortunately the system for keeping a register of who is attending is designed for swimming lessons who attend once a week. So you will get multiple emails about class movement, moving class, leaving and cancellations. I have no way of turning these off as they are auto generated. Please keep attending your normal Ats sessions.
Any changes will be communicated via our Oldham Aquatics News email, website and social media.
Following on from recent Government guidance, OCL from this point forth, will be encouraging the use of face coverings for members of the public when navigating their way through the building and when in a public vicinity such as a spectator area.
We have noticed that swimmers are arriving dressed in clothing that is not suitable for quick changing.
Parents please ensure your swimmers arrive beach ready. This means costume on with loose fitting clothing.
Leggings, jeans and tight fitting casual wear is not appropriate.
The gold standard would be a swim parka changing robe. Next would be lose fitting shorts and T-shirt or tracksuit.
We are expecting swimmers to exit the pool. Then towel dry and don lose fitting clothing and promptly leave. This must take no more than 1 to 3 minutes.
We are going to monitor what swimmers are arriving in as well as how long they are taking to get changed.
Parents we really need your support on this matter and you must stress to your swimmer the importance of spending as little time as possible in the changing room.
As we need to keep everyone safe we need to add some extra timings to our Failsworth sessions.
Enter building 15:55 Swim 16:00-17:05 exit pool 17:05 exit changing rooms 17:10
Enter building 17:10 swim 17:15-18:20 exit pool 18:20 exit changing room 18:25
Enter building 18:25 swim 18:30-19:35 exit pool 19:35 exit changing rooms 19:40
Enter building 19:40 swim 19:45-21:00
Seating for spectators is limited to maximum 10 people. Please if you can do some shopping and wait outside.
As we start back to training in this first phase. We are going to see a few changes and we will need to be flexible in our training patterns.
Please remember swimmers must practice social distance on poolside and in the pool. Please support your coach and help keep everyone safe.
As to this swimmers must enter poolside ready to swim. If you are to wear a swimming hat this must be put on before you come onto poolside. Ensure you have all the equipment and drinks you need for your session.
Don’t forget to download the OCL active app to book your gym and fitness classes. You can manage multiple accounts from the app so parents can book teen gym and appropriate classes for children.
Over the next few days I am planning to update out class database. You may get multiple emails about starting and leaving classes. Please ignore the emails. Everyone is in the same groups as before lockdown.
All ATS direct debits will automatically start so there is no need for you to do anything. If however you have decided not to return to ATS then please let me know so I can cancel your account, otherwise your account will stay live and your account will go into arrears.