Swimming lessons to begin in Lambeth on Monday

Swimming lessons will start again in Lambeth this Monday following a five-month hiatus due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Better, the charitable social enterprise that operates leisure facilities on behalf of Lambeth council, will be implementing a phased relaunch of its Better Swim School programme at Brixton Recreation Centre, Clapham Leisure Centre, West Norwood Health and Leisure Centre, and Streatham Ice and Leisure Centre.

Initially the programme will focus on junior swimming lessons for children aged between five and 16, before rolling out to younger children and adults later in the year.

Covid-secure measures have been put in place for pupils, parents and swimming teachers.

This will include asking pupils to arrive at their lesson “pool ready” to minimise time spent in changing rooms, staggered arrival times and a one-way system to and from classes.

Social distancing will be encouraged throughout the building, for teachers, pupils and any parent spectators – who will also be asked to wear facemasks while observing lessons.

Lesson plans have been adapted to ensure social distancing between staff and pupils is maintained.

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