Multiple emails.

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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.

Mask advice.

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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.

Appropriate clothing.

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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.

Failsworth timings.

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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.

Quick Reminder…..

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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.


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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.

ATS direct debits.

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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.

Sessions resume Monday 27/07/20

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ATS will resume training week starting Monday 27/07/20. Please read below about what to expect and session changes.

On arrival you will be met by a member of Ocll staff who may ask you a few health questions. (If you feel unwell or have any symptoms of Covid-19 do not attend your session.) You will need to use the hand sanitiser provided.

Check in at reception for your session. (Your swim session are all precooked for you you do not need to book these on the app)

Please only arrive a maximum of 10 minutes before your session. Swimmers should shower at home before and after your swim. Arrive with your swimwear on underneath your clothing.

No swim bags are to be brought onto poolside. Lockers must be used for your bags and clothing. Ensure you have a pound coin for locker.

Only net equipment bags can be brought onto pool side. No equipment bags are to be left at the pool.

Any equipment left behind after each session will be disposed of straight away. There will be no lost property. So please after each session check you have collected all your equipment and take it home.

Please ensure you bring enough to drink as water fountains are turned off. Water is available to purchase from vending machines.

Only use changing cubicles to change if needed. Group changing rooms are strictly out of bounds.

Parents, sessions can still be viewed from balcony. We ask you maintain social distance from each other. Whenever possible please can you drop off and pick up to limit number of persons in the building.

For the first few weeks we will not have any morning training so we can get use to the new systems.

No land training sessions will take place until further notice.

Solo Gym sessions can be booked via the Ocll app. Again you will need to book in at reception for any gym sessions you have booked. Under no circumstances should any swimmer enter the gym without booking in at reception first. Numbers are restricted in the gym and a log of who as attended must be kept.

Lane etiquette: please remember we are going to be swimming in double lanes. This will mean more continuous swimming sets.

Session alterations.

Due to the new Swim England guidelines on swimmer numbers we need to make a few temporary changes to some of our session times.

Temporary Timetable

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Let’s go..swimming..

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Great news it looks like we will be back in the pool soon. From the 25th of July it looks like we will be on track to get back into training.

Please try and be patient as all your ATS coaches are still on furlough and we will have lots of retraining to do before we get going.

I will update everyone as soon as I have any solid information about how and when we will hit pool.

Thanks Mark.