Taking care of you and your children
Please let us start by assuring you all that the wellbeing and health of Aquatots families is our primary focus and therefore we are closely monitoring the current situation and how that impacts our swimmers and teachers. This page will be updated with information if and when the situation changes along with regular mail updates to our swimming families.
Aquatots Classes Delayed Until Further Notice
Following recent developments, we can confirm that with immediate effect all Aquatots lessons have sadly been suspended until it is deemed safe and sensible to continue
We have been monitoring the situation closely and following all government guidelines and until now Aquatots along the rest of the swim industry was carrying on as Chlorinated pools were considered a safe area. This information has not changed however with the current advice to avoid any unnecessary travel or social gatherings we feel that now is the time to adjust our plans.
This is not a decision taken lightly and we are very aware that for many, the opportunity to retain some sense of normality was welcomed. Many of our Teachers and swimmers had fed back that the time in the pool, away from the news & continual social media mixed messages, was one of the few times they could relax and enjoy some uninterrupted fun with the family. However, we now have to play our part in keeping everyone safe long term.
What does this mean for your booked courses?
We really hope to be back with you all in the pool soon and at the moment we will work on the basis that we may be able to return soon after the Easter Holidays but will follow any guidelines and advice provided by the government.
The office team are working now to reschedule any remaining Winter term dates, as well as the new Spring term dates. We will release these to swimmers as soon as possible, and as soon as it seems probable we can resume swimming.
We have put together a few FAQ’s that may help provide you with more information at this time
Can we take this opportunity to thank all of our loyal swimming families for their support and understanding at this time. Although our classes won’t be on for a short while, we shall stay in regular contact with things for you to do at home with your little ones. We are doing all we can to support you, our loyal swimmers, our teachers and our pool hirers over the coming weeks, until we are able to resume swimming. Please stay safe and look forward to seeing you all again quite soon
My Winter Term still had a few weeks left to finish the term. Have I lost these lessons?
No, any weeks remaining from the winter term will be carried over and take place as soon as its deemed appropriate to resume.
I have booked for the Spring Term but how will I know when this is going ahead? Will you keep me informed and will the timetable I have been sent me updated?
We will keep everyone updated regularly. We are not disappearing and you can expect to hear from us every week with the latest news and what our current plans are. As soon as we have a date to return, we will immediately notify all swimmers in a general mail and then begin the process of issuing new timetables to each of you.
I have not yet booked my new term and wish to wait until the situation is clearer on when we can return before making a decision. Is there a chance I could lose my space?
It’s great that you are still wishing to return and can understand that you may be cautious about booking immediately without a confirmed start date. Firstly, let us reassure you that any bookings made now will be safe and your swimming will start as soon as it's possible to do so. If however, you wish to wait for further developments just drop us a note to let us know that you are hoping to continue and we shall note this on our system, keeping your space available until we have confirmed return date.
I recently had underwater photos taken but now cannot receive my prints?
We will keep them safe – Normally Underwater Photos are provided to our swimmers on week 9 of the term along with the end of term certificates. Rest assured your teacher will be keeping these safe for you until we can see you again.
With a long break between lessons is there a chance that my child will fall back in their learning? Is there anything we can do at home in the meantime?
Generally, we have a three to four-week breaks between terms and because of this our return to a new term always involves a few weeks of gentle reminders to get everyone back into the flow. This will be our practise for all lessons when we return but we also hope to provide some helpful tips and suggestions to keep your little swimmers primed for our return. We shall keep you updated on this over the coming weeks.