WHAT TO WEAR
SWIMMERS MUST WEAR A BRIGHTLY COLOURED SWIM CAP AND WE WILL SUPPLY A BRIGHTLY COLOURED TOW FLOAT. YOU MUST WEAR A WETSUIT DURING THE INDUCTION BUT IT IS OPTIONAL THEREAFTER UNTIL THE WATER TEMPERATURE DROPS DOWN TO A CHILLY S 5°C. WETSUITS PROVIDE BUOYANCY SO WE WOULD RECOMMEND THAT YOU WEAR ONE FOR YOUR OWN SAFETY.
YOU CAN BORROW A WETSUIT FROM US IF YOU DON'T HAVE ONE FOR THE INDUCTION FREE OF CHARGE AND THERE IS A SMALL FEE AFTER THAT.
OPEN WATER SWIMMING.
SWIMMING - COVID 19 UPDATE-EVERYONE MUST COMPLETE AN INDUCTION BEFORE SWIMMING
SWIM INDUCTIONS ARE NOW AVAILABLE TO BOOK
Access to the water will be by pre-booked online appointments online, or just turn up, both options available.
Please visit the website to book your swim if you want(leybournelakewatersports.co.uk). You will be required to show your swim ID membership card on arrival, if you can’t find your card we will endeavour to find you in the book as quickly as possible.We will supply you with your car parking permit which must placed on your dashboard as normal..
The swims will be £7
If your arrive at the centre with any non-swimming family members, if for example they are providing transport, they will need to either stay in the car or disperse into the country park away from the watersports centre as we simply will not have space to accommodate spectators under social distancing rules.
You must arrive at the centre with all your equipment and clothing to hand, as changing rooms will not be available.
When you arrive please approach the reception table to sign in and show your membership card,If you cannot find your membership card we can supply you with a new one but in this case we would ask that you bring a valid form of ID with you.
Once signed in you will be asked to move to one of the vacant chairs to get changed and prepare to enter the water. The chairs will be laid out in a grid, with sufficient separation to allow for social distancing whilst you change and must not be moved. There will be no tables.
Once ready to enter the water you can place your bag with all your belongings under the signing-in tables where we can keep an eye on them. We will of course be vigilant but bags will be left at the owner’s risk.
All swimmers will be required to use tow float.
When entering and leaving the water via the steps please pay attention to other people such that you don’t break the social distancing advice of 2m separation.
Upon leaving the water recover your bag from under the sign-in desk and ask us to sign you out of the water. You can then either go to your vehicle to change or move to a vacant chair and get changed.
Once changed you must then leave in good time to let other people come in and use the facilities.
There will be no hot drinks available from the centre so you will have to bring your own if you want them but we will ask that you move away from the centre and drink them elsewhere in the park to allow the space at the centre to keep everyone as safe as possible.
INDUCTIONS AT LEYBOURNE-NOW AVAILABLE
SWIMMING WITH CHILDREN
CHILDREN MAY TAKE THE SWIM INDUCTION FROM AGE 8 BUT MUST BE ACCOMPANIED IN THE WATER DURING THE INDUCTION BY THE ADULT THEY WILL SUBSEQUENTLY BE SWIMMING WITH IF SUCCESSFUL. CHILDREN MUST BE ACCOMPANIED BY AN ADULT (OVER 18) IN THE WATER AT ALL TIMES AND ALL U18's MUST WEAR A WETSUIT AT ALL TIMES.
THE WATER TEMPERATURE MUST BE OVER 18degC TO HOLD AN INDUCTION WITH A MINOR. KEEP AN EYE ON THE FACEBOOK PAGE FOR TEMPERATURE UPDATES.