Please see below some changes to our covid procedures for our
swim sessions from June 2021.
Entry to sessions for the main pool
Squad (formerly Development & Advanced
There are no changes to their sessions on a Friday or Sunday. The
squad will be collected from outside the leisure centre 10 minutes
before the start time i.e. on a Friday the sessions starts at 6pm -
swimmers should be outside at 5.50pm
Junior Performance Squad
Swimmers will now arrive 15 minutes before their session start
time and enter the centre normally through the turnstile, we have
been issued with barcodes to operate these and it is important that
all swimmers use them and do not disturb the centre staff or
go over/under them. The vast majority of them have phones and
they can download the stocard app and add the barcode to it.
Please see email to members for this code or contact us for
They will make their way onto poolside where they will find a
space on the spectator gallery side of the pool where their coaches
will support them with their pre-pool warm up (video's sent out
last week). As the previous squad exits the pool JPS swimmers will
move around to the opposite side via the shallow end.
Friday session start time 7.05pm - arrive poolside at 6.50pm
Sunday session start time 5.05pm - arrive poolside at
Senior Performance Squad
SPS will follow the same process as JPS arriving 15 minutes
before the sessions start time.
Friday session start time 8.10pm - arrive on poolside at
Sunday sessions start time 7.05pm - arrive on poolside at
Monday sessions start time 7pm - arrive on poolside 6.45pm (I need
to be there before you can come in and we will do our pre-pool at
the deep end of the pool)
Tuesday session start time 7pm - arrive on poolside 6.45pm (as
Monday - I will need to be there before you enter)
Thursday (Osprey) sessions start time 8pm - arrive and be on
poolside starting your pre-pool by 7.50pm
Saturday (kick set) sessions start time 5pm - arrive on poolside at
The barcode can be viewed in the original email to members to
download to the stocard app or contact us.
I need to be really clear about 1610 expectations about us
returning to the spectator gallery.
1. There will be no spectating of the small pool from the reception
area. No exceptions.
2. WDSC parents can now start using the gallery but we ask that you
minimise the number per swimmer - ideally 1 parent per swimmer as
there is limited space.
3. You must wear a face mask (until restrictions are removed)
4. The area immediately behind the gallery area (where the
lockers/toilets are) must not be used as a meeting point and must
be kept clear at all times. Any children that are with you must
remain in the gallery with you and seated.
5. If these conditions are not met then parents ability to spectate
will be removed even after covid.
I am looking at ways we can get them inside prior to the session
and will be in touch soon.
West Dorset Swimming Club
Dorchester Sports Centre, Coburg Road, Dorchester,
Dorset, DT1 2HR | [email protected]