Due to the current situation with both the gates and subsequent lower attendance, we have unfortunately had to cancel the evening swim sessions going forward.
This will take effect from the 27th November, with the last evening swim taking place on Thursday the 23rd of November at 8:30 – 9:30.
We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.
We will close for our Christmas break after the close of business on the 17th December 2023.
We will re-open to a revised and full program on
Monday 8th January 2024
We hope you have a Merry Christmas and we hope to see you in the New Year!
King Edward’s Swimming Pool Trust
The trust would like to reassure customers that it continues to work strenuously to address the severe inconvenience caused by the new restricted times for the opening and closing of the Glossop Road school gates – a process controlled solely by the school.
In particular, we are pressing the council to intervene with a view to finding a solution that protects the interests of both the school and the pool in the use of the lower car park.
The trust – a non-profit making charity created more than 30 years ago – is doing all it can to resolve the situation, aiming for the reintroduction of previously accepted times when pool customers can access the car park.
Current disruption is not only causing problems with the running of the pool, but its financial impact is also stalling capital projects such as the proposed refurbishment of the male changing accommodation.
We need customers’ as well as council support to help us to secure a long-term sustainable future for the pool.
Please make your views known, for example, through local Facebook groups and by emailing local councillors and Councillor Richard Williams, who chairs the council’s Communities, Parks and Leisure Policy Committee (firstname.lastname@example.org).
The gates will be locked as follows
Monday Closed 18.15
Tuesday Closed 2115
Wednesday Closed 2115
Thursday Closed 2115
Friday Closed 18.15
Saturday Open from 09.00 Closed at 1345
Sunday Open from 09.00 Closed at 1245
The school has changed the Saturday times and as we are not always being notified please check the timings on the school gate when you arrive to ensure you are not locked in.
From 4 years+. Classes for all abilities. Free Assessment to ensure correct level. Click here to view the lesson timetable.
Friendly experienced teachers and a superb learning environment has helped to keep our reputation as one of the leading centres for children’s lessons. This coupled with an ideal teaching pool which has two shallow ends and is 30 meters in length makes sure there is ample room for the children to learn safely. Parents are able to sit on poolside and watch your child progress.
In the situation where the teacher has responsibility for groups comprising more than two pupils the teaching position is from the side of the pool as this provides the best position to oversee the whole group in terms of safety and to provide appropriate feedback on the performance of each person in the group. This does not preclude a teacher being in the water to assist pupils either on a 1 to 1 or 1 to 2 basis or as an assistant to the class teacher. In fact, for groups of more than two pupils a fully qualified teacher on the poolside supported by an assistant in the water may be ideal.
It is recognised, however, that in some circumstances the teacher will have assessed the risk and may feel it is more appropriate to teach from within the water. For groups of more than two pupils this should only be considered when the group is being taught in shallow water (approximately 1m in depth) and after careful consideration of the potential risk factors which may result from the group being of varied ability. At all times the teacher must be able to clearly see all pupils and be close enough to provide physical support should this be required. It is recommended that a maximum of 4 pupils be accommodated in this way.
Reproduced by the kind permission of the Amateur Swimming Association