Chloe Bakes for the pool…

Chloe Bakes for Ashburton Swimming Pool

Chloe Bakes is hosting a celebratory 1 year in business bake sale in aid of Ashburton Swimming Pool

 

Local bespoke cake maker Chloe Bakes, is hosting a 1 year in business celebratory bake sale on the 16th May and is very kindly making a donation to Ashburton Swimming Pool from every bake sold!

The sale will take place at 53 Long Park, Ashburton, TQ13 7BP and the bakes will be on sale from 11am until sold out. If you can’t make the sale you can place your order through facebook or by calling 01364 654797.

All items will cost £1.50 with a donation of 50p from each sale to the pool.

We’d like to say a big congratulations to Chloe Bakes for their successful first year in business and thank you very much for your very kind support for the Pool. We’re very much looking forward to sampling some of your amazing bakes!

If you’re not familiar with Chloe Bakes you can find out more on their website and on Instagram and Facebook.

Chloe Bakes for Ashburton Pool Chloe Bakes for Ashburton Pool

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Update to pool opening

Ashburton Pool Opening May 2021

We are very excited to be opening the pool in May and preparations are underway for the opening date of the 28th.

 

UPDATE… We are sorry for the complication in getting into the pool this year, we hope you understand the ever changing situation we find ourselves in and can bare with us. As lockdown measures ease we will endeavour to open up the pool to the maximum we are able. We have made the decision to delay the availability of the online booking system until the 21st May to bring us in line with the next stage in the Governments Roadmap. This will ensure that the sessions available will reflect what is allowed. We will update the sessions available below as the situation changes

Obviously, things will be very different this season, but we hope you can bear with us through this year and back out to normality. There are some rules we have to adhere to and some things that will make us more flexible to the ever-changing situation.

 

SOME CHANGES FOR THIS YEAR:

Online bookings only

All sessions will need to be pre-booked and pre-paid online via our online booking system. We expect to have this system up and running very soon. There will be no bookings or payments at the pool this season, so no need to remember cash or membership cards.

No changing rooms

You can leave your towels and belongings under the large canopy at the end of the pool, but please arrive ready to swim; beach-ready. The toilets will be open!! When booking half the pool a dedicated ‘changing area’ will be available.

No cafe

Sadly we do not anticipate opening the cafe this year. You are very welcome to bring a picnic, please remember no glass.All food needs to be consumed within your allotted swim time.

The timetable

So that we can adapt as we go and get as many people into the pool as possible, we will not to print a fixed timetable this year. Instead you will be able to use our online booking system to see availability.

As of April, the plan is for the following:

Lane sessions – 45 minute swim session. This is open to swimmers aged 12 and above and costs £5* per session. *See online booking system for information on reductions.

Half-Pool Hire – 45-minute swim session. (£25*) Maximum of 12 people per booking (whether swimming or on the side, please see child supervision info below.) The pool will be divided into two sections, lengthwise from shallow to deep end with a rope.  Each half of the pool will have a dedicated ‘changing area’.  The 12 must be made up according to Government Guidelines at the time of attendance. This currently means that you can have a group of any 6 people or for groups larger than 6 this must be made up from a maximum of two households (and their support bubbles).

Private Hire – 2 hour – for parties, events, activities. You have use of the whole pool with lifeguards, the kitchen, the field and play area £60/hr, 2 hours minimum booking. Numbers dependent on covid restrictions at the time, please contact us for more details.

Block bookings for schools, clubs, businesses etc. We are really chuffed that schools are booking again this year to get children water confident and active. Please contact Sarah Perry to find out more about block bookings whatever your organisation.

Supervision of children

A responsible adult 16+ may bring 2 children under the age of 8 into the pool, with any under-4s wearing an attached buoyancy aid. The adult must be in the water with the children at all times. Where under-4s are not wearing an attached buoyancy aid, the ratio is 1:1 because the shallow end is 0.7 metres deep.

Please bear with us through this summer and check our website regularly for updates. We understand that access to the pool will unfortunately be more restrictive this season, but our aim is to have as many people safely enjoying the pool as possible and we are working behind the scenes to increase access to swimming.

*For regular swimmers or for those who would benefit from financial assistance, 10% or 20% discounts will be available online.

To get the latest updates please sign up to receive our newsletters.

 

For more information please get in touch.

Lifeguards required!

Pool Lifeguards - Ashburton Pool

LIFEGUARDING OPPORTUNITIES 2021

Lifeguards required! Can you help?

We are looking for enthusiastic and passionate lifeguards to join our current enthusiastic team for the 2021 season. This is a part time role.

What you’ll need

You need to be able to supervise our 21 metre swimming pool whilst adhering to all the Health and Safety rules.  You’ll need a valid NPLQ qualification for the start of the season and you need to be 18 or over, an excellent team player with great communication skills and the ability to work independently. You must also be willing to have an enhanced DBS check and be able to supply an email reference please.

And in return

We will pay a competitive hourly rate and you’ll get to be part of a great community team!

To apply, or for more information, please contact helenpeters@ashburtonpool.com for an application form.

Photo credit : Sand in my pockets

For more information please get in touch.

Pool Opening Preparations 2021

We are planning to opening our pool for the summer season on Friday 28 May 2021, if possible.

Things will be different this year, details to follow, but we are doing the best we can to get people swimming at our lovely pool again!

Can you help us get the pool ready?

We will be sanding, painting, clearing brambles, gardening and cleaning up the site on the following dates:

-Saturday 10th April
-Saturday 24 April
-Saturday 8 May (if needed)

Please email Laura Ruiz at laura.ruiz@ashburtonpool.com in advance so that she can co-orindate jobs and volunteers on those dates.  Due to Covid, please don’t just drop in this year, thank you!

Would you like to do some fundraising?

If you would like to get involved in writing funding applications for the pool or organising fundraising events or activities, please get in touch with Sarah Perry at sarahperry@ashburtonpool.com

New volunteers welcome!

Ashburton Pool would not be here without all the fantastic volunteers in the community so thank you for all that you do. We would love to hear from you however you would like to get involved in keeping our lovely community pool going.

For more information please get in touch.

Ashburton Pool AGM 2020 -Tuesday 10 November 8pm

Due to Covid restrictions this year, our AGM will take place on Zoom.

Email Sarah Perry for full details, login and password on sarahperry@ashburtonpool.com

As volunteers working really hard to keep our community pool going, we were really disappointed that we were unable to open in 2020 due to the restrictions on pools being lifted too late into our season to make it viable and feasible logistically for us to open.

However, we are already preparing for what may need to be done in preparation for next season because we want our community pool to be open for everyone to enjoy again as soon as possible.

Please join us on the Tuesday 10 November to find out more or to get involved. Our committee has worked well over the years by sharing out volunteer roles and so it would be lovely to hear from you if may be able to help keep our pool going in any way big or small.

We are aware that not everyone can access zoom, but hope that volunteers past and present as well as other interested member of the the public will join us.

For more information please get in touch.

Closed for 2020, but fundraising for 2021

With heavy hearts the pool committee has decided that the pool will not be able to open this year. This is a very sad decision, but the costs of running the pool for such limited amount of time make it very difficult to justify.
However, we are planning to use the time to make badly needed upgrades to the pool. Most importantly we need urgently to replace our gas boiler which will cost £4,000. There are also changing rooms to refurbish and plenty of maintenance to do.
And so we are asking for your help…If you would like to make a donation, please click “Donate” above to go to our fundraising page.
If you have skills that could help us undertake these improvements, whether it be joinery, tiling or wielding a paint-brush and could give some time overthe summer, please message us via Facebook or to jezralph@ashburtonpool.com.
We are so sorry to bring you this news; we all enjoy using the pool and as a committee, we enjoy the challenge of running it for the benefit of the town.
Rest assured that 2021 will see us back stronger and brighter.
Thank you!
The trustees & committee, July 2020

For more information please get in touch.

Pool Opening Postponed 2020

You may be aware that Ashburton Swimming Pool was due to open on May 19th for the 2020 season. Due to the current situation we have had to make the decision not to open as planned on that date.

We know we are so lucky to have a beautiful pool right in the centre of the town and know how the pool is very important and enjoyable to so many people.

Everything will have to be put on hold for now. We will keep you updated in accordance with Government Guidelines.

Thank you always for your ongoing support and let’s hope we’re swimming soon!

Photo by Cara – http://sandinmypockets.com/

For more information please get in touch.

What is the Lifeguard Swim Test for under-8s?

Lifeguard Swim Test FAQs

If your child is a good swimmer who is under 8, they can take the “Lifeguard Swimming Test” which means that, when they pass, they can as appropriate….

  • -Swim at the deep end of the pool.
  • -Swim in the pool away from their supervising adult.

Under-8s still need to be supervised, see below ratios, but the adult may be out of the pool watching the child when appropriate.

What does a child under-8 need to do to pass the “lifeguard swimming test”?

Under-8s need to show that they can….

1) Swim from the shallow to the deep end confidently with a stroke of the child’s choice.

2) Tread water for 30 seconds

3) Float on their back when requested by the lifeguard to show that they could understand the instruction and do this if needed in a rescue situation.

Ask a lifeguard at the pool if your child can do the test. There is no need to book, but if the lifeguards are busy then you may need to wait until a lifeguard comes available.

Why do we have this test?

We have the test to enable children under-8 who are confident swimmers to enjoy swimming throughout the pool, including at the deep end, away from their supervising adult if appropriate.

It means the adult may be on the side of the pool watching their child if this is suitable for the child in question.

Over-8s, including adults, who cannot swim should stay in the non-swimmers area.

Why is the test only for under-8s?

As with many public pools, under-8s need to be closely supervised, see below.  This test allows those who can swim, to enjoy the pool more and gives their adult a little more freedom too.

How many under-8s can I bring in to the pool?

One adult can bring up to two children under-8s into the pool, with under 4s wearing an attached buoyancy aid.

Where under-4s are not wearing an attached buoyancy aid then the ratio is 1:1. (The pool is 0.7m at the shallow).

All under-8 non-swimmers must be within arm’s reach of their adult at all times and must not go beyond the non-swimmers sign.

Under-8s will be classed as non-swimmers until they have passed the “lifeguard swimmers test”, see details above.

If my child has passed the “lifeguard swimming test” do they class as an over-8 so that I can supervise more children?

No. Under-8s still need to be supervised on the above ratios.

This is down to factors such as maturity, height, ability to communicate etc.

Our aim is to enable more people swim safely and enjoyably.

Please speak to a lifeguard if you have questions about your specific situation. Thank you!

 

For more information please get in touch.

Thursday 25 July 2019 – public swimming starts at 2:30pm

Prices 2021 Ashburton Pool

This Thursday, the 25 July, South Dartmoor CC are hiring the pool so we will be opening to the public 30 minutes later than usual.

Apologies for any inconvenience.

The rest of Thursday 25th is unaffected. There will be lane swimming from 7am to 8am, public swimming from 2:30pm to 6pm and then Waterpolo for 8 to 12 year olds from 6pm to 7pm.

During the season so far, Ashburton Primary School and Landscove Primary School have hired the pool for swimming lessons for their pupils which is great and fortunately that could all fit within the times that we are usually closed to the public.

 

For more information please get in touch.

Chloe Bakes for the pool…

Chloe Bakes for Ashburton Swimming Pool

Chloe Bakes is hosting a celebratory 1 year in business bake sale in aid of Ashburton Swimming Pool

 

Local bespoke cake maker Chloe Bakes, is hosting a 1 year in business celebratory bake sale on the 16th May and is very kindly making a donation to Ashburton Swimming Pool from every bake sold!

The sale will take place at 53 Long Park, Ashburton, TQ13 7BP and the bakes will be on sale from 11am until sold out. If you can’t make the sale you can place your order through facebook or by calling 01364 654797.

All items will cost £1.50 with a donation of 50p from each sale to the pool.

We’d like to say a big congratulations to Chloe Bakes for their successful first year in business and thank you very much for your very kind support for the Pool. We’re very much looking forward to sampling some of your amazing bakes!

If you’re not familiar with Chloe Bakes you can find out more on their website and on Instagram and Facebook.

Chloe Bakes for Ashburton Pool Chloe Bakes for Ashburton Pool

To get the latest updates please sign up to receive our newsletters.

For more information please get in touch.

Update to pool opening

Ashburton Pool Opening May 2021

We are very excited to be opening the pool in May and preparations are underway for the opening date of the 28th.

 

UPDATE… We are sorry for the complication in getting into the pool this year, we hope you understand the ever changing situation we find ourselves in and can bare with us. As lockdown measures ease we will endeavour to open up the pool to the maximum we are able. We have made the decision to delay the availability of the online booking system until the 21st May to bring us in line with the next stage in the Governments Roadmap. This will ensure that the sessions available will reflect what is allowed. We will update the sessions available below as the situation changes

Obviously, things will be very different this season, but we hope you can bear with us through this year and back out to normality. There are some rules we have to adhere to and some things that will make us more flexible to the ever-changing situation.

 

SOME CHANGES FOR THIS YEAR:

Online bookings only

All sessions will need to be pre-booked and pre-paid online via our online booking system. We expect to have this system up and running very soon. There will be no bookings or payments at the pool this season, so no need to remember cash or membership cards.

No changing rooms

You can leave your towels and belongings under the large canopy at the end of the pool, but please arrive ready to swim; beach-ready. The toilets will be open!! When booking half the pool a dedicated ‘changing area’ will be available.

No cafe

Sadly we do not anticipate opening the cafe this year. You are very welcome to bring a picnic, please remember no glass.All food needs to be consumed within your allotted swim time.

The timetable

So that we can adapt as we go and get as many people into the pool as possible, we will not to print a fixed timetable this year. Instead you will be able to use our online booking system to see availability.

As of April, the plan is for the following:

Lane sessions – 45 minute swim session. This is open to swimmers aged 12 and above and costs £5* per session. *See online booking system for information on reductions.

Half-Pool Hire – 45-minute swim session. (£25*) Maximum of 12 people per booking (whether swimming or on the side, please see child supervision info below.) The pool will be divided into two sections, lengthwise from shallow to deep end with a rope.  Each half of the pool will have a dedicated ‘changing area’.  The 12 must be made up according to Government Guidelines at the time of attendance. This currently means that you can have a group of any 6 people or for groups larger than 6 this must be made up from a maximum of two households (and their support bubbles).

Private Hire – 2 hour – for parties, events, activities. You have use of the whole pool with lifeguards, the kitchen, the field and play area £60/hr, 2 hours minimum booking. Numbers dependent on covid restrictions at the time, please contact us for more details.

Block bookings for schools, clubs, businesses etc. We are really chuffed that schools are booking again this year to get children water confident and active. Please contact Sarah Perry to find out more about block bookings whatever your organisation.

Supervision of children

A responsible adult 16+ may bring 2 children under the age of 8 into the pool, with any under-4s wearing an attached buoyancy aid. The adult must be in the water with the children at all times. Where under-4s are not wearing an attached buoyancy aid, the ratio is 1:1 because the shallow end is 0.7 metres deep.

Please bear with us through this summer and check our website regularly for updates. We understand that access to the pool will unfortunately be more restrictive this season, but our aim is to have as many people safely enjoying the pool as possible and we are working behind the scenes to increase access to swimming.

*For regular swimmers or for those who would benefit from financial assistance, 10% or 20% discounts will be available online.

To get the latest updates please sign up to receive our newsletters.

 

For more information please get in touch.

Lifeguards required!

Pool Lifeguards - Ashburton Pool

LIFEGUARDING OPPORTUNITIES 2021

Lifeguards required! Can you help?

We are looking for enthusiastic and passionate lifeguards to join our current enthusiastic team for the 2021 season. This is a part time role.

What you’ll need

You need to be able to supervise our 21 metre swimming pool whilst adhering to all the Health and Safety rules.  You’ll need a valid NPLQ qualification for the start of the season and you need to be 18 or over, an excellent team player with great communication skills and the ability to work independently. You must also be willing to have an enhanced DBS check and be able to supply an email reference please.

And in return

We will pay a competitive hourly rate and you’ll get to be part of a great community team!

To apply, or for more information, please contact helenpeters@ashburtonpool.com for an application form.

Photo credit : Sand in my pockets

For more information please get in touch.

Pool Opening Preparations 2021

We are planning to opening our pool for the summer season on Friday 28 May 2021, if possible.

Things will be different this year, details to follow, but we are doing the best we can to get people swimming at our lovely pool again!

Can you help us get the pool ready?

We will be sanding, painting, clearing brambles, gardening and cleaning up the site on the following dates:

-Saturday 10th April
-Saturday 24 April
-Saturday 8 May (if needed)

Please email Laura Ruiz at laura.ruiz@ashburtonpool.com in advance so that she can co-orindate jobs and volunteers on those dates.  Due to Covid, please don’t just drop in this year, thank you!

Would you like to do some fundraising?

If you would like to get involved in writing funding applications for the pool or organising fundraising events or activities, please get in touch with Sarah Perry at sarahperry@ashburtonpool.com

New volunteers welcome!

Ashburton Pool would not be here without all the fantastic volunteers in the community so thank you for all that you do. We would love to hear from you however you would like to get involved in keeping our lovely community pool going.

For more information please get in touch.

Ashburton Pool AGM 2020 -Tuesday 10 November 8pm

Due to Covid restrictions this year, our AGM will take place on Zoom.

Email Sarah Perry for full details, login and password on sarahperry@ashburtonpool.com

As volunteers working really hard to keep our community pool going, we were really disappointed that we were unable to open in 2020 due to the restrictions on pools being lifted too late into our season to make it viable and feasible logistically for us to open.

However, we are already preparing for what may need to be done in preparation for next season because we want our community pool to be open for everyone to enjoy again as soon as possible.

Please join us on the Tuesday 10 November to find out more or to get involved. Our committee has worked well over the years by sharing out volunteer roles and so it would be lovely to hear from you if may be able to help keep our pool going in any way big or small.

We are aware that not everyone can access zoom, but hope that volunteers past and present as well as other interested member of the the public will join us.

For more information please get in touch.

Closed for 2020, but fundraising for 2021

With heavy hearts the pool committee has decided that the pool will not be able to open this year. This is a very sad decision, but the costs of running the pool for such limited amount of time make it very difficult to justify.
However, we are planning to use the time to make badly needed upgrades to the pool. Most importantly we need urgently to replace our gas boiler which will cost £4,000. There are also changing rooms to refurbish and plenty of maintenance to do.
And so we are asking for your help…If you would like to make a donation, please click “Donate” above to go to our fundraising page.
If you have skills that could help us undertake these improvements, whether it be joinery, tiling or wielding a paint-brush and could give some time overthe summer, please message us via Facebook or to jezralph@ashburtonpool.com.
We are so sorry to bring you this news; we all enjoy using the pool and as a committee, we enjoy the challenge of running it for the benefit of the town.
Rest assured that 2021 will see us back stronger and brighter.
Thank you!
The trustees & committee, July 2020

For more information please get in touch.

Pool Opening Postponed 2020

You may be aware that Ashburton Swimming Pool was due to open on May 19th for the 2020 season. Due to the current situation we have had to make the decision not to open as planned on that date.

We know we are so lucky to have a beautiful pool right in the centre of the town and know how the pool is very important and enjoyable to so many people.

Everything will have to be put on hold for now. We will keep you updated in accordance with Government Guidelines.

Thank you always for your ongoing support and let’s hope we’re swimming soon!

Photo by Cara – http://sandinmypockets.com/

For more information please get in touch.

What is the Lifeguard Swim Test for under-8s?

Lifeguard Swim Test FAQs

If your child is a good swimmer who is under 8, they can take the “Lifeguard Swimming Test” which means that, when they pass, they can as appropriate….

  • -Swim at the deep end of the pool.
  • -Swim in the pool away from their supervising adult.

Under-8s still need to be supervised, see below ratios, but the adult may be out of the pool watching the child when appropriate.

What does a child under-8 need to do to pass the “lifeguard swimming test”?

Under-8s need to show that they can….

1) Swim from the shallow to the deep end confidently with a stroke of the child’s choice.

2) Tread water for 30 seconds

3) Float on their back when requested by the lifeguard to show that they could understand the instruction and do this if needed in a rescue situation.

Ask a lifeguard at the pool if your child can do the test. There is no need to book, but if the lifeguards are busy then you may need to wait until a lifeguard comes available.

Why do we have this test?

We have the test to enable children under-8 who are confident swimmers to enjoy swimming throughout the pool, including at the deep end, away from their supervising adult if appropriate.

It means the adult may be on the side of the pool watching their child if this is suitable for the child in question.

Over-8s, including adults, who cannot swim should stay in the non-swimmers area.

Why is the test only for under-8s?

As with many public pools, under-8s need to be closely supervised, see below.  This test allows those who can swim, to enjoy the pool more and gives their adult a little more freedom too.

How many under-8s can I bring in to the pool?

One adult can bring up to two children under-8s into the pool, with under 4s wearing an attached buoyancy aid.

Where under-4s are not wearing an attached buoyancy aid then the ratio is 1:1. (The pool is 0.7m at the shallow).

All under-8 non-swimmers must be within arm’s reach of their adult at all times and must not go beyond the non-swimmers sign.

Under-8s will be classed as non-swimmers until they have passed the “lifeguard swimmers test”, see details above.

If my child has passed the “lifeguard swimming test” do they class as an over-8 so that I can supervise more children?

No. Under-8s still need to be supervised on the above ratios.

This is down to factors such as maturity, height, ability to communicate etc.

Our aim is to enable more people swim safely and enjoyably.

Please speak to a lifeguard if you have questions about your specific situation. Thank you!

 

For more information please get in touch.

Thursday 25 July 2019 – public swimming starts at 2:30pm

Prices 2021 Ashburton Pool

This Thursday, the 25 July, South Dartmoor CC are hiring the pool so we will be opening to the public 30 minutes later than usual.

Apologies for any inconvenience.

The rest of Thursday 25th is unaffected. There will be lane swimming from 7am to 8am, public swimming from 2:30pm to 6pm and then Waterpolo for 8 to 12 year olds from 6pm to 7pm.

During the season so far, Ashburton Primary School and Landscove Primary School have hired the pool for swimming lessons for their pupils which is great and fortunately that could all fit within the times that we are usually closed to the public.

 

For more information please get in touch.

Chloe Bakes for the pool…

Chloe Bakes for Ashburton Swimming Pool

Chloe Bakes is hosting a celebratory 1 year in business bake sale in aid of Ashburton Swimming Pool

 

Local bespoke cake maker Chloe Bakes, is hosting a 1 year in business celebratory bake sale on the 16th May and is very kindly making a donation to Ashburton Swimming Pool from every bake sold!

The sale will take place at 53 Long Park, Ashburton, TQ13 7BP and the bakes will be on sale from 11am until sold out. If you can’t make the sale you can place your order through facebook or by calling 01364 654797.

All items will cost £1.50 with a donation of 50p from each sale to the pool.

We’d like to say a big congratulations to Chloe Bakes for their successful first year in business and thank you very much for your very kind support for the Pool. We’re very much looking forward to sampling some of your amazing bakes!

If you’re not familiar with Chloe Bakes you can find out more on their website and on Instagram and Facebook.

Chloe Bakes for Ashburton Pool Chloe Bakes for Ashburton Pool

To get the latest updates please sign up to receive our newsletters.

For more information please get in touch.

Update to pool opening

Ashburton Pool Opening May 2021

We are very excited to be opening the pool in May and preparations are underway for the opening date of the 28th.

 

UPDATE… We are sorry for the complication in getting into the pool this year, we hope you understand the ever changing situation we find ourselves in and can bare with us. As lockdown measures ease we will endeavour to open up the pool to the maximum we are able. We have made the decision to delay the availability of the online booking system until the 21st May to bring us in line with the next stage in the Governments Roadmap. This will ensure that the sessions available will reflect what is allowed. We will update the sessions available below as the situation changes

Obviously, things will be very different this season, but we hope you can bear with us through this year and back out to normality. There are some rules we have to adhere to and some things that will make us more flexible to the ever-changing situation.

 

SOME CHANGES FOR THIS YEAR:

Online bookings only

All sessions will need to be pre-booked and pre-paid online via our online booking system. We expect to have this system up and running very soon. There will be no bookings or payments at the pool this season, so no need to remember cash or membership cards.

No changing rooms

You can leave your towels and belongings under the large canopy at the end of the pool, but please arrive ready to swim; beach-ready. The toilets will be open!! When booking half the pool a dedicated ‘changing area’ will be available.

No cafe

Sadly we do not anticipate opening the cafe this year. You are very welcome to bring a picnic, please remember no glass.All food needs to be consumed within your allotted swim time.

The timetable

So that we can adapt as we go and get as many people into the pool as possible, we will not to print a fixed timetable this year. Instead you will be able to use our online booking system to see availability.

As of April, the plan is for the following:

Lane sessions – 45 minute swim session. This is open to swimmers aged 12 and above and costs £5* per session. *See online booking system for information on reductions.

Half-Pool Hire – 45-minute swim session. (£25*) Maximum of 12 people per booking (whether swimming or on the side, please see child supervision info below.) The pool will be divided into two sections, lengthwise from shallow to deep end with a rope.  Each half of the pool will have a dedicated ‘changing area’.  The 12 must be made up according to Government Guidelines at the time of attendance. This currently means that you can have a group of any 6 people or for groups larger than 6 this must be made up from a maximum of two households (and their support bubbles).

Private Hire – 2 hour – for parties, events, activities. You have use of the whole pool with lifeguards, the kitchen, the field and play area £60/hr, 2 hours minimum booking. Numbers dependent on covid restrictions at the time, please contact us for more details.

Block bookings for schools, clubs, businesses etc. We are really chuffed that schools are booking again this year to get children water confident and active. Please contact Sarah Perry to find out more about block bookings whatever your organisation.

Supervision of children

A responsible adult 16+ may bring 2 children under the age of 8 into the pool, with any under-4s wearing an attached buoyancy aid. The adult must be in the water with the children at all times. Where under-4s are not wearing an attached buoyancy aid, the ratio is 1:1 because the shallow end is 0.7 metres deep.

Please bear with us through this summer and check our website regularly for updates. We understand that access to the pool will unfortunately be more restrictive this season, but our aim is to have as many people safely enjoying the pool as possible and we are working behind the scenes to increase access to swimming.

*For regular swimmers or for those who would benefit from financial assistance, 10% or 20% discounts will be available online.

To get the latest updates please sign up to receive our newsletters.

 

For more information please get in touch.

Lifeguards required!

Pool Lifeguards - Ashburton Pool

LIFEGUARDING OPPORTUNITIES 2021

Lifeguards required! Can you help?

We are looking for enthusiastic and passionate lifeguards to join our current enthusiastic team for the 2021 season. This is a part time role.

What you’ll need

You need to be able to supervise our 21 metre swimming pool whilst adhering to all the Health and Safety rules.  You’ll need a valid NPLQ qualification for the start of the season and you need to be 18 or over, an excellent team player with great communication skills and the ability to work independently. You must also be willing to have an enhanced DBS check and be able to supply an email reference please.

And in return

We will pay a competitive hourly rate and you’ll get to be part of a great community team!

To apply, or for more information, please contact helenpeters@ashburtonpool.com for an application form.

Photo credit : Sand in my pockets

For more information please get in touch.

Pool Opening Preparations 2021

We are planning to opening our pool for the summer season on Friday 28 May 2021, if possible.

Things will be different this year, details to follow, but we are doing the best we can to get people swimming at our lovely pool again!

Can you help us get the pool ready?

We will be sanding, painting, clearing brambles, gardening and cleaning up the site on the following dates:

-Saturday 10th April
-Saturday 24 April
-Saturday 8 May (if needed)

Please email Laura Ruiz at laura.ruiz@ashburtonpool.com in advance so that she can co-orindate jobs and volunteers on those dates.  Due to Covid, please don’t just drop in this year, thank you!

Would you like to do some fundraising?

If you would like to get involved in writing funding applications for the pool or organising fundraising events or activities, please get in touch with Sarah Perry at sarahperry@ashburtonpool.com

New volunteers welcome!

Ashburton Pool would not be here without all the fantastic volunteers in the community so thank you for all that you do. We would love to hear from you however you would like to get involved in keeping our lovely community pool going.

For more information please get in touch.

Ashburton Pool AGM 2020 -Tuesday 10 November 8pm

Due to Covid restrictions this year, our AGM will take place on Zoom.

Email Sarah Perry for full details, login and password on sarahperry@ashburtonpool.com

As volunteers working really hard to keep our community pool going, we were really disappointed that we were unable to open in 2020 due to the restrictions on pools being lifted too late into our season to make it viable and feasible logistically for us to open.

However, we are already preparing for what may need to be done in preparation for next season because we want our community pool to be open for everyone to enjoy again as soon as possible.

Please join us on the Tuesday 10 November to find out more or to get involved. Our committee has worked well over the years by sharing out volunteer roles and so it would be lovely to hear from you if may be able to help keep our pool going in any way big or small.

We are aware that not everyone can access zoom, but hope that volunteers past and present as well as other interested member of the the public will join us.

For more information please get in touch.

Closed for 2020, but fundraising for 2021

With heavy hearts the pool committee has decided that the pool will not be able to open this year. This is a very sad decision, but the costs of running the pool for such limited amount of time make it very difficult to justify.
However, we are planning to use the time to make badly needed upgrades to the pool. Most importantly we need urgently to replace our gas boiler which will cost £4,000. There are also changing rooms to refurbish and plenty of maintenance to do.
And so we are asking for your help…If you would like to make a donation, please click “Donate” above to go to our fundraising page.
If you have skills that could help us undertake these improvements, whether it be joinery, tiling or wielding a paint-brush and could give some time overthe summer, please message us via Facebook or to jezralph@ashburtonpool.com.
We are so sorry to bring you this news; we all enjoy using the pool and as a committee, we enjoy the challenge of running it for the benefit of the town.
Rest assured that 2021 will see us back stronger and brighter.
Thank you!
The trustees & committee, July 2020

For more information please get in touch.

Pool Opening Postponed 2020

You may be aware that Ashburton Swimming Pool was due to open on May 19th for the 2020 season. Due to the current situation we have had to make the decision not to open as planned on that date.

We know we are so lucky to have a beautiful pool right in the centre of the town and know how the pool is very important and enjoyable to so many people.

Everything will have to be put on hold for now. We will keep you updated in accordance with Government Guidelines.

Thank you always for your ongoing support and let’s hope we’re swimming soon!

Photo by Cara – http://sandinmypockets.com/

For more information please get in touch.

What is the Lifeguard Swim Test for under-8s?

Lifeguard Swim Test FAQs

If your child is a good swimmer who is under 8, they can take the “Lifeguard Swimming Test” which means that, when they pass, they can as appropriate….

  • -Swim at the deep end of the pool.
  • -Swim in the pool away from their supervising adult.

Under-8s still need to be supervised, see below ratios, but the adult may be out of the pool watching the child when appropriate.

What does a child under-8 need to do to pass the “lifeguard swimming test”?

Under-8s need to show that they can….

1) Swim from the shallow to the deep end confidently with a stroke of the child’s choice.

2) Tread water for 30 seconds

3) Float on their back when requested by the lifeguard to show that they could understand the instruction and do this if needed in a rescue situation.

Ask a lifeguard at the pool if your child can do the test. There is no need to book, but if the lifeguards are busy then you may need to wait until a lifeguard comes available.

Why do we have this test?

We have the test to enable children under-8 who are confident swimmers to enjoy swimming throughout the pool, including at the deep end, away from their supervising adult if appropriate.

It means the adult may be on the side of the pool watching their child if this is suitable for the child in question.

Over-8s, including adults, who cannot swim should stay in the non-swimmers area.

Why is the test only for under-8s?

As with many public pools, under-8s need to be closely supervised, see below.  This test allows those who can swim, to enjoy the pool more and gives their adult a little more freedom too.

How many under-8s can I bring in to the pool?

One adult can bring up to two children under-8s into the pool, with under 4s wearing an attached buoyancy aid.

Where under-4s are not wearing an attached buoyancy aid then the ratio is 1:1. (The pool is 0.7m at the shallow).

All under-8 non-swimmers must be within arm’s reach of their adult at all times and must not go beyond the non-swimmers sign.

Under-8s will be classed as non-swimmers until they have passed the “lifeguard swimmers test”, see details above.

If my child has passed the “lifeguard swimming test” do they class as an over-8 so that I can supervise more children?

No. Under-8s still need to be supervised on the above ratios.

This is down to factors such as maturity, height, ability to communicate etc.

Our aim is to enable more people swim safely and enjoyably.

Please speak to a lifeguard if you have questions about your specific situation. Thank you!

 

For more information please get in touch.

Thursday 25 July 2019 – public swimming starts at 2:30pm

Prices 2021 Ashburton Pool

This Thursday, the 25 July, South Dartmoor CC are hiring the pool so we will be opening to the public 30 minutes later than usual.

Apologies for any inconvenience.

The rest of Thursday 25th is unaffected. There will be lane swimming from 7am to 8am, public swimming from 2:30pm to 6pm and then Waterpolo for 8 to 12 year olds from 6pm to 7pm.

During the season so far, Ashburton Primary School and Landscove Primary School have hired the pool for swimming lessons for their pupils which is great and fortunately that could all fit within the times that we are usually closed to the public.

 

For more information please get in touch.

Chloe Bakes for the pool…

Chloe Bakes for Ashburton Swimming Pool

Chloe Bakes is hosting a celebratory 1 year in business bake sale in aid of Ashburton Swimming Pool

 

Local bespoke cake maker Chloe Bakes, is hosting a 1 year in business celebratory bake sale on the 16th May and is very kindly making a donation to Ashburton Swimming Pool from every bake sold!

The sale will take place at 53 Long Park, Ashburton, TQ13 7BP and the bakes will be on sale from 11am until sold out. If you can’t make the sale you can place your order through facebook or by calling 01364 654797.

All items will cost £1.50 with a donation of 50p from each sale to the pool.

We’d like to say a big congratulations to Chloe Bakes for their successful first year in business and thank you very much for your very kind support for the Pool. We’re very much looking forward to sampling some of your amazing bakes!

If you’re not familiar with Chloe Bakes you can find out more on their website and on Instagram and Facebook.

Chloe Bakes for Ashburton Pool Chloe Bakes for Ashburton Pool

To get the latest updates please sign up to receive our newsletters.

For more information please get in touch.

Update to pool opening

Ashburton Pool Opening May 2021

We are very excited to be opening the pool in May and preparations are underway for the opening date of the 28th.

 

UPDATE… We are sorry for the complication in getting into the pool this year, we hope you understand the ever changing situation we find ourselves in and can bare with us. As lockdown measures ease we will endeavour to open up the pool to the maximum we are able. We have made the decision to delay the availability of the online booking system until the 21st May to bring us in line with the next stage in the Governments Roadmap. This will ensure that the sessions available will reflect what is allowed. We will update the sessions available below as the situation changes

Obviously, things will be very different this season, but we hope you can bear with us through this year and back out to normality. There are some rules we have to adhere to and some things that will make us more flexible to the ever-changing situation.

 

SOME CHANGES FOR THIS YEAR:

Online bookings only

All sessions will need to be pre-booked and pre-paid online via our online booking system. We expect to have this system up and running very soon. There will be no bookings or payments at the pool this season, so no need to remember cash or membership cards.

No changing rooms

You can leave your towels and belongings under the large canopy at the end of the pool, but please arrive ready to swim; beach-ready. The toilets will be open!! When booking half the pool a dedicated ‘changing area’ will be available.

No cafe

Sadly we do not anticipate opening the cafe this year. You are very welcome to bring a picnic, please remember no glass.All food needs to be consumed within your allotted swim time.

The timetable

So that we can adapt as we go and get as many people into the pool as possible, we will not to print a fixed timetable this year. Instead you will be able to use our online booking system to see availability.

As of April, the plan is for the following:

Lane sessions – 45 minute swim session. This is open to swimmers aged 12 and above and costs £5* per session. *See online booking system for information on reductions.

Half-Pool Hire – 45-minute swim session. (£25*) Maximum of 12 people per booking (whether swimming or on the side, please see child supervision info below.) The pool will be divided into two sections, lengthwise from shallow to deep end with a rope.  Each half of the pool will have a dedicated ‘changing area’.  The 12 must be made up according to Government Guidelines at the time of attendance. This currently means that you can have a group of any 6 people or for groups larger than 6 this must be made up from a maximum of two households (and their support bubbles).

Private Hire – 2 hour – for parties, events, activities. You have use of the whole pool with lifeguards, the kitchen, the field and play area £60/hr, 2 hours minimum booking. Numbers dependent on covid restrictions at the time, please contact us for more details.

Block bookings for schools, clubs, businesses etc. We are really chuffed that schools are booking again this year to get children water confident and active. Please contact Sarah Perry to find out more about block bookings whatever your organisation.

Supervision of children

A responsible adult 16+ may bring 2 children under the age of 8 into the pool, with any under-4s wearing an attached buoyancy aid. The adult must be in the water with the children at all times. Where under-4s are not wearing an attached buoyancy aid, the ratio is 1:1 because the shallow end is 0.7 metres deep.

Please bear with us through this summer and check our website regularly for updates. We understand that access to the pool will unfortunately be more restrictive this season, but our aim is to have as many people safely enjoying the pool as possible and we are working behind the scenes to increase access to swimming.

*For regular swimmers or for those who would benefit from financial assistance, 10% or 20% discounts will be available online.

To get the latest updates please sign up to receive our newsletters.

 

For more information please get in touch.

Lifeguards required!

Pool Lifeguards - Ashburton Pool

LIFEGUARDING OPPORTUNITIES 2021

Lifeguards required! Can you help?

We are looking for enthusiastic and passionate lifeguards to join our current enthusiastic team for the 2021 season. This is a part time role.

What you’ll need

You need to be able to supervise our 21 metre swimming pool whilst adhering to all the Health and Safety rules.  You’ll need a valid NPLQ qualification for the start of the season and you need to be 18 or over, an excellent team player with great communication skills and the ability to work independently. You must also be willing to have an enhanced DBS check and be able to supply an email reference please.

And in return

We will pay a competitive hourly rate and you’ll get to be part of a great community team!

To apply, or for more information, please contact helenpeters@ashburtonpool.com for an application form.

Photo credit : Sand in my pockets

For more information please get in touch.

Pool Opening Preparations 2021

We are planning to opening our pool for the summer season on Friday 28 May 2021, if possible.

Things will be different this year, details to follow, but we are doing the best we can to get people swimming at our lovely pool again!

Can you help us get the pool ready?

We will be sanding, painting, clearing brambles, gardening and cleaning up the site on the following dates:

-Saturday 10th April
-Saturday 24 April
-Saturday 8 May (if needed)

Please email Laura Ruiz at laura.ruiz@ashburtonpool.com in advance so that she can co-orindate jobs and volunteers on those dates.  Due to Covid, please don’t just drop in this year, thank you!

Would you like to do some fundraising?

If you would like to get involved in writing funding applications for the pool or organising fundraising events or activities, please get in touch with Sarah Perry at sarahperry@ashburtonpool.com

New volunteers welcome!

Ashburton Pool would not be here without all the fantastic volunteers in the community so thank you for all that you do. We would love to hear from you however you would like to get involved in keeping our lovely community pool going.

For more information please get in touch.

Ashburton Pool AGM 2020 -Tuesday 10 November 8pm

Due to Covid restrictions this year, our AGM will take place on Zoom.

Email Sarah Perry for full details, login and password on sarahperry@ashburtonpool.com

As volunteers working really hard to keep our community pool going, we were really disappointed that we were unable to open in 2020 due to the restrictions on pools being lifted too late into our season to make it viable and feasible logistically for us to open.

However, we are already preparing for what may need to be done in preparation for next season because we want our community pool to be open for everyone to enjoy again as soon as possible.

Please join us on the Tuesday 10 November to find out more or to get involved. Our committee has worked well over the years by sharing out volunteer roles and so it would be lovely to hear from you if may be able to help keep our pool going in any way big or small.

We are aware that not everyone can access zoom, but hope that volunteers past and present as well as other interested member of the the public will join us.

For more information please get in touch.

Closed for 2020, but fundraising for 2021

With heavy hearts the pool committee has decided that the pool will not be able to open this year. This is a very sad decision, but the costs of running the pool for such limited amount of time make it very difficult to justify.
However, we are planning to use the time to make badly needed upgrades to the pool. Most importantly we need urgently to replace our gas boiler which will cost £4,000. There are also changing rooms to refurbish and plenty of maintenance to do.
And so we are asking for your help…If you would like to make a donation, please click “Donate” above to go to our fundraising page.
If you have skills that could help us undertake these improvements, whether it be joinery, tiling or wielding a paint-brush and could give some time overthe summer, please message us via Facebook or to jezralph@ashburtonpool.com.
We are so sorry to bring you this news; we all enjoy using the pool and as a committee, we enjoy the challenge of running it for the benefit of the town.
Rest assured that 2021 will see us back stronger and brighter.
Thank you!
The trustees & committee, July 2020

For more information please get in touch.

Pool Opening Postponed 2020

You may be aware that Ashburton Swimming Pool was due to open on May 19th for the 2020 season. Due to the current situation we have had to make the decision not to open as planned on that date.

We know we are so lucky to have a beautiful pool right in the centre of the town and know how the pool is very important and enjoyable to so many people.

Everything will have to be put on hold for now. We will keep you updated in accordance with Government Guidelines.

Thank you always for your ongoing support and let’s hope we’re swimming soon!

Photo by Cara – http://sandinmypockets.com/

For more information please get in touch.

What is the Lifeguard Swim Test for under-8s?

Lifeguard Swim Test FAQs

If your child is a good swimmer who is under 8, they can take the “Lifeguard Swimming Test” which means that, when they pass, they can as appropriate….

  • -Swim at the deep end of the pool.
  • -Swim in the pool away from their supervising adult.

Under-8s still need to be supervised, see below ratios, but the adult may be out of the pool watching the child when appropriate.

What does a child under-8 need to do to pass the “lifeguard swimming test”?

Under-8s need to show that they can….

1) Swim from the shallow to the deep end confidently with a stroke of the child’s choice.

2) Tread water for 30 seconds

3) Float on their back when requested by the lifeguard to show that they could understand the instruction and do this if needed in a rescue situation.

Ask a lifeguard at the pool if your child can do the test. There is no need to book, but if the lifeguards are busy then you may need to wait until a lifeguard comes available.

Why do we have this test?

We have the test to enable children under-8 who are confident swimmers to enjoy swimming throughout the pool, including at the deep end, away from their supervising adult if appropriate.

It means the adult may be on the side of the pool watching their child if this is suitable for the child in question.

Over-8s, including adults, who cannot swim should stay in the non-swimmers area.

Why is the test only for under-8s?

As with many public pools, under-8s need to be closely supervised, see below.  This test allows those who can swim, to enjoy the pool more and gives their adult a little more freedom too.

How many under-8s can I bring in to the pool?

One adult can bring up to two children under-8s into the pool, with under 4s wearing an attached buoyancy aid.

Where under-4s are not wearing an attached buoyancy aid then the ratio is 1:1. (The pool is 0.7m at the shallow).

All under-8 non-swimmers must be within arm’s reach of their adult at all times and must not go beyond the non-swimmers sign.

Under-8s will be classed as non-swimmers until they have passed the “lifeguard swimmers test”, see details above.

If my child has passed the “lifeguard swimming test” do they class as an over-8 so that I can supervise more children?

No. Under-8s still need to be supervised on the above ratios.

This is down to factors such as maturity, height, ability to communicate etc.

Our aim is to enable more people swim safely and enjoyably.

Please speak to a lifeguard if you have questions about your specific situation. Thank you!

 

For more information please get in touch.

Thursday 25 July 2019 – public swimming starts at 2:30pm

Prices 2021 Ashburton Pool

This Thursday, the 25 July, South Dartmoor CC are hiring the pool so we will be opening to the public 30 minutes later than usual.

Apologies for any inconvenience.

The rest of Thursday 25th is unaffected. There will be lane swimming from 7am to 8am, public swimming from 2:30pm to 6pm and then Waterpolo for 8 to 12 year olds from 6pm to 7pm.

During the season so far, Ashburton Primary School and Landscove Primary School have hired the pool for swimming lessons for their pupils which is great and fortunately that could all fit within the times that we are usually closed to the public.

 

For more information please get in touch.

Chloe Bakes for the pool…

Chloe Bakes for Ashburton Swimming Pool

Chloe Bakes is hosting a celebratory 1 year in business bake sale in aid of Ashburton Swimming Pool

 

Local bespoke cake maker Chloe Bakes, is hosting a 1 year in business celebratory bake sale on the 16th May and is very kindly making a donation to Ashburton Swimming Pool from every bake sold!

The sale will take place at 53 Long Park, Ashburton, TQ13 7BP and the bakes will be on sale from 11am until sold out. If you can’t make the sale you can place your order through facebook or by calling 01364 654797.

All items will cost £1.50 with a donation of 50p from each sale to the pool.

We’d like to say a big congratulations to Chloe Bakes for their successful first year in business and thank you very much for your very kind support for the Pool. We’re very much looking forward to sampling some of your amazing bakes!

If you’re not familiar with Chloe Bakes you can find out more on their website and on Instagram and Facebook.

Chloe Bakes for Ashburton Pool Chloe Bakes for Ashburton Pool

To get the latest updates please sign up to receive our newsletters.

For more information please get in touch.

Update to pool opening

Ashburton Pool Opening May 2021

We are very excited to be opening the pool in May and preparations are underway for the opening date of the 28th.

 

UPDATE… We are sorry for the complication in getting into the pool this year, we hope you understand the ever changing situation we find ourselves in and can bare with us. As lockdown measures ease we will endeavour to open up the pool to the maximum we are able. We have made the decision to delay the availability of the online booking system until the 21st May to bring us in line with the next stage in the Governments Roadmap. This will ensure that the sessions available will reflect what is allowed. We will update the sessions available below as the situation changes

Obviously, things will be very different this season, but we hope you can bear with us through this year and back out to normality. There are some rules we have to adhere to and some things that will make us more flexible to the ever-changing situation.

 

SOME CHANGES FOR THIS YEAR:

Online bookings only

All sessions will need to be pre-booked and pre-paid online via our online booking system. We expect to have this system up and running very soon. There will be no bookings or payments at the pool this season, so no need to remember cash or membership cards.

No changing rooms

You can leave your towels and belongings under the large canopy at the end of the pool, but please arrive ready to swim; beach-ready. The toilets will be open!! When booking half the pool a dedicated ‘changing area’ will be available.

No cafe

Sadly we do not anticipate opening the cafe this year. You are very welcome to bring a picnic, please remember no glass.All food needs to be consumed within your allotted swim time.

The timetable

So that we can adapt as we go and get as many people into the pool as possible, we will not to print a fixed timetable this year. Instead you will be able to use our online booking system to see availability.

As of April, the plan is for the following:

Lane sessions – 45 minute swim session. This is open to swimmers aged 12 and above and costs £5* per session. *See online booking system for information on reductions.

Half-Pool Hire – 45-minute swim session. (£25*) Maximum of 12 people per booking (whether swimming or on the side, please see child supervision info below.) The pool will be divided into two sections, lengthwise from shallow to deep end with a rope.  Each half of the pool will have a dedicated ‘changing area’.  The 12 must be made up according to Government Guidelines at the time of attendance. This currently means that you can have a group of any 6 people or for groups larger than 6 this must be made up from a maximum of two households (and their support bubbles).

Private Hire – 2 hour – for parties, events, activities. You have use of the whole pool with lifeguards, the kitchen, the field and play area £60/hr, 2 hours minimum booking. Numbers dependent on covid restrictions at the time, please contact us for more details.

Block bookings for schools, clubs, businesses etc. We are really chuffed that schools are booking again this year to get children water confident and active. Please contact Sarah Perry to find out more about block bookings whatever your organisation.

Supervision of children

A responsible adult 16+ may bring 2 children under the age of 8 into the pool, with any under-4s wearing an attached buoyancy aid. The adult must be in the water with the children at all times. Where under-4s are not wearing an attached buoyancy aid, the ratio is 1:1 because the shallow end is 0.7 metres deep.

Please bear with us through this summer and check our website regularly for updates. We understand that access to the pool will unfortunately be more restrictive this season, but our aim is to have as many people safely enjoying the pool as possible and we are working behind the scenes to increase access to swimming.

*For regular swimmers or for those who would benefit from financial assistance, 10% or 20% discounts will be available online.

To get the latest updates please sign up to receive our newsletters.

 

For more information please get in touch.

Lifeguards required!

Pool Lifeguards - Ashburton Pool

LIFEGUARDING OPPORTUNITIES 2021

Lifeguards required! Can you help?

We are looking for enthusiastic and passionate lifeguards to join our current enthusiastic team for the 2021 season. This is a part time role.

What you’ll need

You need to be able to supervise our 21 metre swimming pool whilst adhering to all the Health and Safety rules.  You’ll need a valid NPLQ qualification for the start of the season and you need to be 18 or over, an excellent team player with great communication skills and the ability to work independently. You must also be willing to have an enhanced DBS check and be able to supply an email reference please.

And in return

We will pay a competitive hourly rate and you’ll get to be part of a great community team!

To apply, or for more information, please contact helenpeters@ashburtonpool.com for an application form.

Photo credit : Sand in my pockets

For more information please get in touch.

Pool Opening Preparations 2021

We are planning to opening our pool for the summer season on Friday 28 May 2021, if possible.

Things will be different this year, details to follow, but we are doing the best we can to get people swimming at our lovely pool again!

Can you help us get the pool ready?

We will be sanding, painting, clearing brambles, gardening and cleaning up the site on the following dates:

-Saturday 10th April
-Saturday 24 April
-Saturday 8 May (if needed)

Please email Laura Ruiz at laura.ruiz@ashburtonpool.com in advance so that she can co-orindate jobs and volunteers on those dates.  Due to Covid, please don’t just drop in this year, thank you!

Would you like to do some fundraising?

If you would like to get involved in writing funding applications for the pool or organising fundraising events or activities, please get in touch with Sarah Perry at sarahperry@ashburtonpool.com

New volunteers welcome!

Ashburton Pool would not be here without all the fantastic volunteers in the community so thank you for all that you do. We would love to hear from you however you would like to get involved in keeping our lovely community pool going.

For more information please get in touch.

Ashburton Pool AGM 2020 -Tuesday 10 November 8pm

Due to Covid restrictions this year, our AGM will take place on Zoom.

Email Sarah Perry for full details, login and password on sarahperry@ashburtonpool.com

As volunteers working really hard to keep our community pool going, we were really disappointed that we were unable to open in 2020 due to the restrictions on pools being lifted too late into our season to make it viable and feasible logistically for us to open.

However, we are already preparing for what may need to be done in preparation for next season because we want our community pool to be open for everyone to enjoy again as soon as possible.

Please join us on the Tuesday 10 November to find out more or to get involved. Our committee has worked well over the years by sharing out volunteer roles and so it would be lovely to hear from you if may be able to help keep our pool going in any way big or small.

We are aware that not everyone can access zoom, but hope that volunteers past and present as well as other interested member of the the public will join us.

For more information please get in touch.

Closed for 2020, but fundraising for 2021

With heavy hearts the pool committee has decided that the pool will not be able to open this year. This is a very sad decision, but the costs of running the pool for such limited amount of time make it very difficult to justify.
However, we are planning to use the time to make badly needed upgrades to the pool. Most importantly we need urgently to replace our gas boiler which will cost £4,000. There are also changing rooms to refurbish and plenty of maintenance to do.
And so we are asking for your help…If you would like to make a donation, please click “Donate” above to go to our fundraising page.
If you have skills that could help us undertake these improvements, whether it be joinery, tiling or wielding a paint-brush and could give some time overthe summer, please message us via Facebook or to jezralph@ashburtonpool.com.
We are so sorry to bring you this news; we all enjoy using the pool and as a committee, we enjoy the challenge of running it for the benefit of the town.
Rest assured that 2021 will see us back stronger and brighter.
Thank you!
The trustees & committee, July 2020

For more information please get in touch.

Pool Opening Postponed 2020

You may be aware that Ashburton Swimming Pool was due to open on May 19th for the 2020 season. Due to the current situation we have had to make the decision not to open as planned on that date.

We know we are so lucky to have a beautiful pool right in the centre of the town and know how the pool is very important and enjoyable to so many people.

Everything will have to be put on hold for now. We will keep you updated in accordance with Government Guidelines.

Thank you always for your ongoing support and let’s hope we’re swimming soon!

Photo by Cara – http://sandinmypockets.com/

For more information please get in touch.

What is the Lifeguard Swim Test for under-8s?

Lifeguard Swim Test FAQs

If your child is a good swimmer who is under 8, they can take the “Lifeguard Swimming Test” which means that, when they pass, they can as appropriate….

  • -Swim at the deep end of the pool.
  • -Swim in the pool away from their supervising adult.

Under-8s still need to be supervised, see below ratios, but the adult may be out of the pool watching the child when appropriate.

What does a child under-8 need to do to pass the “lifeguard swimming test”?

Under-8s need to show that they can….

1) Swim from the shallow to the deep end confidently with a stroke of the child’s choice.

2) Tread water for 30 seconds

3) Float on their back when requested by the lifeguard to show that they could understand the instruction and do this if needed in a rescue situation.

Ask a lifeguard at the pool if your child can do the test. There is no need to book, but if the lifeguards are busy then you may need to wait until a lifeguard comes available.

Why do we have this test?

We have the test to enable children under-8 who are confident swimmers to enjoy swimming throughout the pool, including at the deep end, away from their supervising adult if appropriate.

It means the adult may be on the side of the pool watching their child if this is suitable for the child in question.

Over-8s, including adults, who cannot swim should stay in the non-swimmers area.

Why is the test only for under-8s?

As with many public pools, under-8s need to be closely supervised, see below.  This test allows those who can swim, to enjoy the pool more and gives their adult a little more freedom too.

How many under-8s can I bring in to the pool?

One adult can bring up to two children under-8s into the pool, with under 4s wearing an attached buoyancy aid.

Where under-4s are not wearing an attached buoyancy aid then the ratio is 1:1. (The pool is 0.7m at the shallow).

All under-8 non-swimmers must be within arm’s reach of their adult at all times and must not go beyond the non-swimmers sign.

Under-8s will be classed as non-swimmers until they have passed the “lifeguard swimmers test”, see details above.

If my child has passed the “lifeguard swimming test” do they class as an over-8 so that I can supervise more children?

No. Under-8s still need to be supervised on the above ratios.

This is down to factors such as maturity, height, ability to communicate etc.

Our aim is to enable more people swim safely and enjoyably.

Please speak to a lifeguard if you have questions about your specific situation. Thank you!

 

For more information please get in touch.

Thursday 25 July 2019 – public swimming starts at 2:30pm

Prices 2021 Ashburton Pool

This Thursday, the 25 July, South Dartmoor CC are hiring the pool so we will be opening to the public 30 minutes later than usual.

Apologies for any inconvenience.

The rest of Thursday 25th is unaffected. There will be lane swimming from 7am to 8am, public swimming from 2:30pm to 6pm and then Waterpolo for 8 to 12 year olds from 6pm to 7pm.

During the season so far, Ashburton Primary School and Landscove Primary School have hired the pool for swimming lessons for their pupils which is great and fortunately that could all fit within the times that we are usually closed to the public.

 

For more information please get in touch.

Chloe Bakes for the pool…

Chloe Bakes for Ashburton Swimming Pool

Chloe Bakes is hosting a celebratory 1 year in business bake sale in aid of Ashburton Swimming Pool

 

Local bespoke cake maker Chloe Bakes, is hosting a 1 year in business celebratory bake sale on the 16th May and is very kindly making a donation to Ashburton Swimming Pool from every bake sold!

The sale will take place at 53 Long Park, Ashburton, TQ13 7BP and the bakes will be on sale from 11am until sold out. If you can’t make the sale you can place your order through facebook or by calling 01364 654797.

All items will cost £1.50 with a donation of 50p from each sale to the pool.

We’d like to say a big congratulations to Chloe Bakes for their successful first year in business and thank you very much for your very kind support for the Pool. We’re very much looking forward to sampling some of your amazing bakes!

If you’re not familiar with Chloe Bakes you can find out more on their website and on Instagram and Facebook.

Chloe Bakes for Ashburton Pool Chloe Bakes for Ashburton Pool

To get the latest updates please sign up to receive our newsletters.

For more information please get in touch.

Update to pool opening

Ashburton Pool Opening May 2021

We are very excited to be opening the pool in May and preparations are underway for the opening date of the 28th.

 

UPDATE… We are sorry for the complication in getting into the pool this year, we hope you understand the ever changing situation we find ourselves in and can bare with us. As lockdown measures ease we will endeavour to open up the pool to the maximum we are able. We have made the decision to delay the availability of the online booking system until the 21st May to bring us in line with the next stage in the Governments Roadmap. This will ensure that the sessions available will reflect what is allowed. We will update the sessions available below as the situation changes

Obviously, things will be very different this season, but we hope you can bear with us through this year and back out to normality. There are some rules we have to adhere to and some things that will make us more flexible to the ever-changing situation.

 

SOME CHANGES FOR THIS YEAR:

Online bookings only

All sessions will need to be pre-booked and pre-paid online via our online booking system. We expect to have this system up and running very soon. There will be no bookings or payments at the pool this season, so no need to remember cash or membership cards.

No changing rooms

You can leave your towels and belongings under the large canopy at the end of the pool, but please arrive ready to swim; beach-ready. The toilets will be open!! When booking half the pool a dedicated ‘changing area’ will be available.

No cafe

Sadly we do not anticipate opening the cafe this year. You are very welcome to bring a picnic, please remember no glass.All food needs to be consumed within your allotted swim time.

The timetable

So that we can adapt as we go and get as many people into the pool as possible, we will not to print a fixed timetable this year. Instead you will be able to use our online booking system to see availability.

As of April, the plan is for the following:

Lane sessions – 45 minute swim session. This is open to swimmers aged 12 and above and costs £5* per session. *See online booking system for information on reductions.

Half-Pool Hire – 45-minute swim session. (£25*) Maximum of 12 people per booking (whether swimming or on the side, please see child supervision info below.) The pool will be divided into two sections, lengthwise from shallow to deep end with a rope.  Each half of the pool will have a dedicated ‘changing area’.  The 12 must be made up according to Government Guidelines at the time of attendance. This currently means that you can have a group of any 6 people or for groups larger than 6 this must be made up from a maximum of two households (and their support bubbles).

Private Hire – 2 hour – for parties, events, activities. You have use of the whole pool with lifeguards, the kitchen, the field and play area £60/hr, 2 hours minimum booking. Numbers dependent on covid restrictions at the time, please contact us for more details.

Block bookings for schools, clubs, businesses etc. We are really chuffed that schools are booking again this year to get children water confident and active. Please contact Sarah Perry to find out more about block bookings whatever your organisation.

Supervision of children

A responsible adult 16+ may bring 2 children under the age of 8 into the pool, with any under-4s wearing an attached buoyancy aid. The adult must be in the water with the children at all times. Where under-4s are not wearing an attached buoyancy aid, the ratio is 1:1 because the shallow end is 0.7 metres deep.

Please bear with us through this summer and check our website regularly for updates. We understand that access to the pool will unfortunately be more restrictive this season, but our aim is to have as many people safely enjoying the pool as possible and we are working behind the scenes to increase access to swimming.

*For regular swimmers or for those who would benefit from financial assistance, 10% or 20% discounts will be available online.

To get the latest updates please sign up to receive our newsletters.

 

For more information please get in touch.

Lifeguards required!

Pool Lifeguards - Ashburton Pool

LIFEGUARDING OPPORTUNITIES 2021

Lifeguards required! Can you help?

We are looking for enthusiastic and passionate lifeguards to join our current enthusiastic team for the 2021 season. This is a part time role.

What you’ll need

You need to be able to supervise our 21 metre swimming pool whilst adhering to all the Health and Safety rules.  You’ll need a valid NPLQ qualification for the start of the season and you need to be 18 or over, an excellent team player with great communication skills and the ability to work independently. You must also be willing to have an enhanced DBS check and be able to supply an email reference please.

And in return

We will pay a competitive hourly rate and you’ll get to be part of a great community team!

To apply, or for more information, please contact helenpeters@ashburtonpool.com for an application form.

Photo credit : Sand in my pockets

For more information please get in touch.

Pool Opening Preparations 2021

We are planning to opening our pool for the summer season on Friday 28 May 2021, if possible.

Things will be different this year, details to follow, but we are doing the best we can to get people swimming at our lovely pool again!

Can you help us get the pool ready?

We will be sanding, painting, clearing brambles, gardening and cleaning up the site on the following dates:

-Saturday 10th April
-Saturday 24 April
-Saturday 8 May (if needed)

Please email Laura Ruiz at laura.ruiz@ashburtonpool.com in advance so that she can co-orindate jobs and volunteers on those dates.  Due to Covid, please don’t just drop in this year, thank you!

Would you like to do some fundraising?

If you would like to get involved in writing funding applications for the pool or organising fundraising events or activities, please get in touch with Sarah Perry at sarahperry@ashburtonpool.com

New volunteers welcome!

Ashburton Pool would not be here without all the fantastic volunteers in the community so thank you for all that you do. We would love to hear from you however you would like to get involved in keeping our lovely community pool going.

For more information please get in touch.

Ashburton Pool AGM 2020 -Tuesday 10 November 8pm

Due to Covid restrictions this year, our AGM will take place on Zoom.

Email Sarah Perry for full details, login and password on sarahperry@ashburtonpool.com

As volunteers working really hard to keep our community pool going, we were really disappointed that we were unable to open in 2020 due to the restrictions on pools being lifted too late into our season to make it viable and feasible logistically for us to open.

However, we are already preparing for what may need to be done in preparation for next season because we want our community pool to be open for everyone to enjoy again as soon as possible.

Please join us on the Tuesday 10 November to find out more or to get involved. Our committee has worked well over the years by sharing out volunteer roles and so it would be lovely to hear from you if may be able to help keep our pool going in any way big or small.

We are aware that not everyone can access zoom, but hope that volunteers past and present as well as other interested member of the the public will join us.

For more information please get in touch.

Closed for 2020, but fundraising for 2021

With heavy hearts the pool committee has decided that the pool will not be able to open this year. This is a very sad decision, but the costs of running the pool for such limited amount of time make it very difficult to justify.
However, we are planning to use the time to make badly needed upgrades to the pool. Most importantly we need urgently to replace our gas boiler which will cost £4,000. There are also changing rooms to refurbish and plenty of maintenance to do.
And so we are asking for your help…If you would like to make a donation, please click “Donate” above to go to our fundraising page.
If you have skills that could help us undertake these improvements, whether it be joinery, tiling or wielding a paint-brush and could give some time overthe summer, please message us via Facebook or to jezralph@ashburtonpool.com.
We are so sorry to bring you this news; we all enjoy using the pool and as a committee, we enjoy the challenge of running it for the benefit of the town.
Rest assured that 2021 will see us back stronger and brighter.
Thank you!
The trustees & committee, July 2020

For more information please get in touch.

Pool Opening Postponed 2020

You may be aware that Ashburton Swimming Pool was due to open on May 19th for the 2020 season. Due to the current situation we have had to make the decision not to open as planned on that date.

We know we are so lucky to have a beautiful pool right in the centre of the town and know how the pool is very important and enjoyable to so many people.

Everything will have to be put on hold for now. We will keep you updated in accordance with Government Guidelines.

Thank you always for your ongoing support and let’s hope we’re swimming soon!

Photo by Cara – http://sandinmypockets.com/

For more information please get in touch.

What is the Lifeguard Swim Test for under-8s?

Lifeguard Swim Test FAQs

If your child is a good swimmer who is under 8, they can take the “Lifeguard Swimming Test” which means that, when they pass, they can as appropriate….

  • -Swim at the deep end of the pool.
  • -Swim in the pool away from their supervising adult.

Under-8s still need to be supervised, see below ratios, but the adult may be out of the pool watching the child when appropriate.

What does a child under-8 need to do to pass the “lifeguard swimming test”?

Under-8s need to show that they can….

1) Swim from the shallow to the deep end confidently with a stroke of the child’s choice.

2) Tread water for 30 seconds

3) Float on their back when requested by the lifeguard to show that they could understand the instruction and do this if needed in a rescue situation.

Ask a lifeguard at the pool if your child can do the test. There is no need to book, but if the lifeguards are busy then you may need to wait until a lifeguard comes available.

Why do we have this test?

We have the test to enable children under-8 who are confident swimmers to enjoy swimming throughout the pool, including at the deep end, away from their supervising adult if appropriate.

It means the adult may be on the side of the pool watching their child if this is suitable for the child in question.

Over-8s, including adults, who cannot swim should stay in the non-swimmers area.

Why is the test only for under-8s?

As with many public pools, under-8s need to be closely supervised, see below.  This test allows those who can swim, to enjoy the pool more and gives their adult a little more freedom too.

How many under-8s can I bring in to the pool?

One adult can bring up to two children under-8s into the pool, with under 4s wearing an attached buoyancy aid.

Where under-4s are not wearing an attached buoyancy aid then the ratio is 1:1. (The pool is 0.7m at the shallow).

All under-8 non-swimmers must be within arm’s reach of their adult at all times and must not go beyond the non-swimmers sign.

Under-8s will be classed as non-swimmers until they have passed the “lifeguard swimmers test”, see details above.

If my child has passed the “lifeguard swimming test” do they class as an over-8 so that I can supervise more children?

No. Under-8s still need to be supervised on the above ratios.

This is down to factors such as maturity, height, ability to communicate etc.

Our aim is to enable more people swim safely and enjoyably.

Please speak to a lifeguard if you have questions about your specific situation. Thank you!

 

For more information please get in touch.

Thursday 25 July 2019 – public swimming starts at 2:30pm

Prices 2021 Ashburton Pool

This Thursday, the 25 July, South Dartmoor CC are hiring the pool so we will be opening to the public 30 minutes later than usual.

Apologies for any inconvenience.

The rest of Thursday 25th is unaffected. There will be lane swimming from 7am to 8am, public swimming from 2:30pm to 6pm and then Waterpolo for 8 to 12 year olds from 6pm to 7pm.

During the season so far, Ashburton Primary School and Landscove Primary School have hired the pool for swimming lessons for their pupils which is great and fortunately that could all fit within the times that we are usually closed to the public.

 

For more information please get in touch.

Chloe Bakes for the pool…

Chloe Bakes for Ashburton Swimming Pool

Chloe Bakes is hosting a celebratory 1 year in business bake sale in aid of Ashburton Swimming Pool

 

Local bespoke cake maker Chloe Bakes, is hosting a 1 year in business celebratory bake sale on the 16th May and is very kindly making a donation to Ashburton Swimming Pool from every bake sold!

The sale will take place at 53 Long Park, Ashburton, TQ13 7BP and the bakes will be on sale from 11am until sold out. If you can’t make the sale you can place your order through facebook or by calling 01364 654797.

All items will cost £1.50 with a donation of 50p from each sale to the pool.

We’d like to say a big congratulations to Chloe Bakes for their successful first year in business and thank you very much for your very kind support for the Pool. We’re very much looking forward to sampling some of your amazing bakes!

If you’re not familiar with Chloe Bakes you can find out more on their website and on Instagram and Facebook.

Chloe Bakes for Ashburton Pool Chloe Bakes for Ashburton Pool

To get the latest updates please sign up to receive our newsletters.

For more information please get in touch.

Update to pool opening

Ashburton Pool Opening May 2021

We are very excited to be opening the pool in May and preparations are underway for the opening date of the 28th.

 

UPDATE… We are sorry for the complication in getting into the pool this year, we hope you understand the ever changing situation we find ourselves in and can bare with us. As lockdown measures ease we will endeavour to open up the pool to the maximum we are able. We have made the decision to delay the availability of the online booking system until the 21st May to bring us in line with the next stage in the Governments Roadmap. This will ensure that the sessions available will reflect what is allowed. We will update the sessions available below as the situation changes

Obviously, things will be very different this season, but we hope you can bear with us through this year and back out to normality. There are some rules we have to adhere to and some things that will make us more flexible to the ever-changing situation.

 

SOME CHANGES FOR THIS YEAR:

Online bookings only

All sessions will need to be pre-booked and pre-paid online via our online booking system. We expect to have this system up and running very soon. There will be no bookings or payments at the pool this season, so no need to remember cash or membership cards.

No changing rooms

You can leave your towels and belongings under the large canopy at the end of the pool, but please arrive ready to swim; beach-ready. The toilets will be open!! When booking half the pool a dedicated ‘changing area’ will be available.

No cafe

Sadly we do not anticipate opening the cafe this year. You are very welcome to bring a picnic, please remember no glass.All food needs to be consumed within your allotted swim time.

The timetable

So that we can adapt as we go and get as many people into the pool as possible, we will not to print a fixed timetable this year. Instead you will be able to use our online booking system to see availability.

As of April, the plan is for the following:

Lane sessions – 45 minute swim session. This is open to swimmers aged 12 and above and costs £5* per session. *See online booking system for information on reductions.

Half-Pool Hire – 45-minute swim session. (£25*) Maximum of 12 people per booking (whether swimming or on the side, please see child supervision info below.) The pool will be divided into two sections, lengthwise from shallow to deep end with a rope.  Each half of the pool will have a dedicated ‘changing area’.  The 12 must be made up according to Government Guidelines at the time of attendance. This currently means that you can have a group of any 6 people or for groups larger than 6 this must be made up from a maximum of two households (and their support bubbles).

Private Hire – 2 hour – for parties, events, activities. You have use of the whole pool with lifeguards, the kitchen, the field and play area £60/hr, 2 hours minimum booking. Numbers dependent on covid restrictions at the time, please contact us for more details.

Block bookings for schools, clubs, businesses etc. We are really chuffed that schools are booking again this year to get children water confident and active. Please contact Sarah Perry to find out more about block bookings whatever your organisation.

Supervision of children

A responsible adult 16+ may bring 2 children under the age of 8 into the pool, with any under-4s wearing an attached buoyancy aid. The adult must be in the water with the children at all times. Where under-4s are not wearing an attached buoyancy aid, the ratio is 1:1 because the shallow end is 0.7 metres deep.

Please bear with us through this summer and check our website regularly for updates. We understand that access to the pool will unfortunately be more restrictive this season, but our aim is to have as many people safely enjoying the pool as possible and we are working behind the scenes to increase access to swimming.

*For regular swimmers or for those who would benefit from financial assistance, 10% or 20% discounts will be available online.

To get the latest updates please sign up to receive our newsletters.

 

For more information please get in touch.

Lifeguards required!

Pool Lifeguards - Ashburton Pool

LIFEGUARDING OPPORTUNITIES 2021

Lifeguards required! Can you help?

We are looking for enthusiastic and passionate lifeguards to join our current enthusiastic team for the 2021 season. This is a part time role.

What you’ll need

You need to be able to supervise our 21 metre swimming pool whilst adhering to all the Health and Safety rules.  You’ll need a valid NPLQ qualification for the start of the season and you need to be 18 or over, an excellent team player with great communication skills and the ability to work independently. You must also be willing to have an enhanced DBS check and be able to supply an email reference please.

And in return

We will pay a competitive hourly rate and you’ll get to be part of a great community team!

To apply, or for more information, please contact helenpeters@ashburtonpool.com for an application form.

Photo credit : Sand in my pockets

For more information please get in touch.

Pool Opening Preparations 2021

We are planning to opening our pool for the summer season on Friday 28 May 2021, if possible.

Things will be different this year, details to follow, but we are doing the best we can to get people swimming at our lovely pool again!

Can you help us get the pool ready?

We will be sanding, painting, clearing brambles, gardening and cleaning up the site on the following dates:

-Saturday 10th April
-Saturday 24 April
-Saturday 8 May (if needed)

Please email Laura Ruiz at laura.ruiz@ashburtonpool.com in advance so that she can co-orindate jobs and volunteers on those dates.  Due to Covid, please don’t just drop in this year, thank you!

Would you like to do some fundraising?

If you would like to get involved in writing funding applications for the pool or organising fundraising events or activities, please get in touch with Sarah Perry at sarahperry@ashburtonpool.com

New volunteers welcome!

Ashburton Pool would not be here without all the fantastic volunteers in the community so thank you for all that you do. We would love to hear from you however you would like to get involved in keeping our lovely community pool going.

For more information please get in touch.

Ashburton Pool AGM 2020 -Tuesday 10 November 8pm

Due to Covid restrictions this year, our AGM will take place on Zoom.

Email Sarah Perry for full details, login and password on sarahperry@ashburtonpool.com

As volunteers working really hard to keep our community pool going, we were really disappointed that we were unable to open in 2020 due to the restrictions on pools being lifted too late into our season to make it viable and feasible logistically for us to open.

However, we are already preparing for what may need to be done in preparation for next season because we want our community pool to be open for everyone to enjoy again as soon as possible.

Please join us on the Tuesday 10 November to find out more or to get involved. Our committee has worked well over the years by sharing out volunteer roles and so it would be lovely to hear from you if may be able to help keep our pool going in any way big or small.

We are aware that not everyone can access zoom, but hope that volunteers past and present as well as other interested member of the the public will join us.

For more information please get in touch.

Closed for 2020, but fundraising for 2021

With heavy hearts the pool committee has decided that the pool will not be able to open this year. This is a very sad decision, but the costs of running the pool for such limited amount of time make it very difficult to justify.
However, we are planning to use the time to make badly needed upgrades to the pool. Most importantly we need urgently to replace our gas boiler which will cost £4,000. There are also changing rooms to refurbish and plenty of maintenance to do.
And so we are asking for your help…If you would like to make a donation, please click “Donate” above to go to our fundraising page.
If you have skills that could help us undertake these improvements, whether it be joinery, tiling or wielding a paint-brush and could give some time overthe summer, please message us via Facebook or to jezralph@ashburtonpool.com.
We are so sorry to bring you this news; we all enjoy using the pool and as a committee, we enjoy the challenge of running it for the benefit of the town.
Rest assured that 2021 will see us back stronger and brighter.
Thank you!
The trustees & committee, July 2020

For more information please get in touch.

Pool Opening Postponed 2020

You may be aware that Ashburton Swimming Pool was due to open on May 19th for the 2020 season. Due to the current situation we have had to make the decision not to open as planned on that date.

We know we are so lucky to have a beautiful pool right in the centre of the town and know how the pool is very important and enjoyable to so many people.

Everything will have to be put on hold for now. We will keep you updated in accordance with Government Guidelines.

Thank you always for your ongoing support and let’s hope we’re swimming soon!

Photo by Cara – http://sandinmypockets.com/

For more information please get in touch.

What is the Lifeguard Swim Test for under-8s?

Lifeguard Swim Test FAQs

If your child is a good swimmer who is under 8, they can take the “Lifeguard Swimming Test” which means that, when they pass, they can as appropriate….

  • -Swim at the deep end of the pool.
  • -Swim in the pool away from their supervising adult.

Under-8s still need to be supervised, see below ratios, but the adult may be out of the pool watching the child when appropriate.

What does a child under-8 need to do to pass the “lifeguard swimming test”?

Under-8s need to show that they can….

1) Swim from the shallow to the deep end confidently with a stroke of the child’s choice.

2) Tread water for 30 seconds

3) Float on their back when requested by the lifeguard to show that they could understand the instruction and do this if needed in a rescue situation.

Ask a lifeguard at the pool if your child can do the test. There is no need to book, but if the lifeguards are busy then you may need to wait until a lifeguard comes available.

Why do we have this test?

We have the test to enable children under-8 who are confident swimmers to enjoy swimming throughout the pool, including at the deep end, away from their supervising adult if appropriate.

It means the adult may be on the side of the pool watching their child if this is suitable for the child in question.

Over-8s, including adults, who cannot swim should stay in the non-swimmers area.

Why is the test only for under-8s?

As with many public pools, under-8s need to be closely supervised, see below.  This test allows those who can swim, to enjoy the pool more and gives their adult a little more freedom too.

How many under-8s can I bring in to the pool?

One adult can bring up to two children under-8s into the pool, with under 4s wearing an attached buoyancy aid.

Where under-4s are not wearing an attached buoyancy aid then the ratio is 1:1. (The pool is 0.7m at the shallow).

All under-8 non-swimmers must be within arm’s reach of their adult at all times and must not go beyond the non-swimmers sign.

Under-8s will be classed as non-swimmers until they have passed the “lifeguard swimmers test”, see details above.

If my child has passed the “lifeguard swimming test” do they class as an over-8 so that I can supervise more children?

No. Under-8s still need to be supervised on the above ratios.

This is down to factors such as maturity, height, ability to communicate etc.

Our aim is to enable more people swim safely and enjoyably.

Please speak to a lifeguard if you have questions about your specific situation. Thank you!

 

For more information please get in touch.

Thursday 25 July 2019 – public swimming starts at 2:30pm

Prices 2021 Ashburton Pool

This Thursday, the 25 July, South Dartmoor CC are hiring the pool so we will be opening to the public 30 minutes later than usual.

Apologies for any inconvenience.

The rest of Thursday 25th is unaffected. There will be lane swimming from 7am to 8am, public swimming from 2:30pm to 6pm and then Waterpolo for 8 to 12 year olds from 6pm to 7pm.

During the season so far, Ashburton Primary School and Landscove Primary School have hired the pool for swimming lessons for their pupils which is great and fortunately that could all fit within the times that we are usually closed to the public.

 

For more information please get in touch.

Chloe Bakes for the pool…

Chloe Bakes for Ashburton Swimming Pool

Chloe Bakes is hosting a celebratory 1 year in business bake sale in aid of Ashburton Swimming Pool

 

Local bespoke cake maker Chloe Bakes, is hosting a 1 year in business celebratory bake sale on the 16th May and is very kindly making a donation to Ashburton Swimming Pool from every bake sold!

The sale will take place at 53 Long Park, Ashburton, TQ13 7BP and the bakes will be on sale from 11am until sold out. If you can’t make the sale you can place your order through facebook or by calling 01364 654797.

All items will cost £1.50 with a donation of 50p from each sale to the pool.

We’d like to say a big congratulations to Chloe Bakes for their successful first year in business and thank you very much for your very kind support for the Pool. We’re very much looking forward to sampling some of your amazing bakes!

If you’re not familiar with Chloe Bakes you can find out more on their website and on Instagram and Facebook.

Chloe Bakes for Ashburton Pool Chloe Bakes for Ashburton Pool

To get the latest updates please sign up to receive our newsletters.

For more information please get in touch.

Update to pool opening

Ashburton Pool Opening May 2021

We are very excited to be opening the pool in May and preparations are underway for the opening date of the 28th.

 

UPDATE… We are sorry for the complication in getting into the pool this year, we hope you understand the ever changing situation we find ourselves in and can bare with us. As lockdown measures ease we will endeavour to open up the pool to the maximum we are able. We have made the decision to delay the availability of the online booking system until the 21st May to bring us in line with the next stage in the Governments Roadmap. This will ensure that the sessions available will reflect what is allowed. We will update the sessions available below as the situation changes

Obviously, things will be very different this season, but we hope you can bear with us through this year and back out to normality. There are some rules we have to adhere to and some things that will make us more flexible to the ever-changing situation.

 

SOME CHANGES FOR THIS YEAR:

Online bookings only

All sessions will need to be pre-booked and pre-paid online via our online booking system. We expect to have this system up and running very soon. There will be no bookings or payments at the pool this season, so no need to remember cash or membership cards.

No changing rooms

You can leave your towels and belongings under the large canopy at the end of the pool, but please arrive ready to swim; beach-ready. The toilets will be open!! When booking half the pool a dedicated ‘changing area’ will be available.

No cafe

Sadly we do not anticipate opening the cafe this year. You are very welcome to bring a picnic, please remember no glass.All food needs to be consumed within your allotted swim time.

The timetable

So that we can adapt as we go and get as many people into the pool as possible, we will not to print a fixed timetable this year. Instead you will be able to use our online booking system to see availability.

As of April, the plan is for the following:

Lane sessions – 45 minute swim session. This is open to swimmers aged 12 and above and costs £5* per session. *See online booking system for information on reductions.

Half-Pool Hire – 45-minute swim session. (£25*) Maximum of 12 people per booking (whether swimming or on the side, please see child supervision info below.) The pool will be divided into two sections, lengthwise from shallow to deep end with a rope.  Each half of the pool will have a dedicated ‘changing area’.  The 12 must be made up according to Government Guidelines at the time of attendance. This currently means that you can have a group of any 6 people or for groups larger than 6 this must be made up from a maximum of two households (and their support bubbles).

Private Hire – 2 hour – for parties, events, activities. You have use of the whole pool with lifeguards, the kitchen, the field and play area £60/hr, 2 hours minimum booking. Numbers dependent on covid restrictions at the time, please contact us for more details.

Block bookings for schools, clubs, businesses etc. We are really chuffed that schools are booking again this year to get children water confident and active. Please contact Sarah Perry to find out more about block bookings whatever your organisation.

Supervision of children

A responsible adult 16+ may bring 2 children under the age of 8 into the pool, with any under-4s wearing an attached buoyancy aid. The adult must be in the water with the children at all times. Where under-4s are not wearing an attached buoyancy aid, the ratio is 1:1 because the shallow end is 0.7 metres deep.

Please bear with us through this summer and check our website regularly for updates. We understand that access to the pool will unfortunately be more restrictive this season, but our aim is to have as many people safely enjoying the pool as possible and we are working behind the scenes to increase access to swimming.

*For regular swimmers or for those who would benefit from financial assistance, 10% or 20% discounts will be available online.

To get the latest updates please sign up to receive our newsletters.

 

For more information please get in touch.

Lifeguards required!

Pool Lifeguards - Ashburton Pool

LIFEGUARDING OPPORTUNITIES 2021

Lifeguards required! Can you help?

We are looking for enthusiastic and passionate lifeguards to join our current enthusiastic team for the 2021 season. This is a part time role.

What you’ll need

You need to be able to supervise our 21 metre swimming pool whilst adhering to all the Health and Safety rules.  You’ll need a valid NPLQ qualification for the start of the season and you need to be 18 or over, an excellent team player with great communication skills and the ability to work independently. You must also be willing to have an enhanced DBS check and be able to supply an email reference please.

And in return

We will pay a competitive hourly rate and you’ll get to be part of a great community team!

To apply, or for more information, please contact helenpeters@ashburtonpool.com for an application form.

Photo credit : Sand in my pockets

For more information please get in touch.

Pool Opening Preparations 2021

We are planning to opening our pool for the summer season on Friday 28 May 2021, if possible.

Things will be different this year, details to follow, but we are doing the best we can to get people swimming at our lovely pool again!

Can you help us get the pool ready?

We will be sanding, painting, clearing brambles, gardening and cleaning up the site on the following dates:

-Saturday 10th April
-Saturday 24 April
-Saturday 8 May (if needed)

Please email Laura Ruiz at laura.ruiz@ashburtonpool.com in advance so that she can co-orindate jobs and volunteers on those dates.  Due to Covid, please don’t just drop in this year, thank you!

Would you like to do some fundraising?

If you would like to get involved in writing funding applications for the pool or organising fundraising events or activities, please get in touch with Sarah Perry at sarahperry@ashburtonpool.com

New volunteers welcome!

Ashburton Pool would not be here without all the fantastic volunteers in the community so thank you for all that you do. We would love to hear from you however you would like to get involved in keeping our lovely community pool going.

For more information please get in touch.

Ashburton Pool AGM 2020 -Tuesday 10 November 8pm

Due to Covid restrictions this year, our AGM will take place on Zoom.

Email Sarah Perry for full details, login and password on sarahperry@ashburtonpool.com

As volunteers working really hard to keep our community pool going, we were really disappointed that we were unable to open in 2020 due to the restrictions on pools being lifted too late into our season to make it viable and feasible logistically for us to open.

However, we are already preparing for what may need to be done in preparation for next season because we want our community pool to be open for everyone to enjoy again as soon as possible.

Please join us on the Tuesday 10 November to find out more or to get involved. Our committee has worked well over the years by sharing out volunteer roles and so it would be lovely to hear from you if may be able to help keep our pool going in any way big or small.

We are aware that not everyone can access zoom, but hope that volunteers past and present as well as other interested member of the the public will join us.

For more information please get in touch.

Closed for 2020, but fundraising for 2021

With heavy hearts the pool committee has decided that the pool will not be able to open this year. This is a very sad decision, but the costs of running the pool for such limited amount of time make it very difficult to justify.
However, we are planning to use the time to make badly needed upgrades to the pool. Most importantly we need urgently to replace our gas boiler which will cost £4,000. There are also changing rooms to refurbish and plenty of maintenance to do.
And so we are asking for your help…If you would like to make a donation, please click “Donate” above to go to our fundraising page.
If you have skills that could help us undertake these improvements, whether it be joinery, tiling or wielding a paint-brush and could give some time overthe summer, please message us via Facebook or to jezralph@ashburtonpool.com.
We are so sorry to bring you this news; we all enjoy using the pool and as a committee, we enjoy the challenge of running it for the benefit of the town.
Rest assured that 2021 will see us back stronger and brighter.
Thank you!
The trustees & committee, July 2020

For more information please get in touch.

Pool Opening Postponed 2020

You may be aware that Ashburton Swimming Pool was due to open on May 19th for the 2020 season. Due to the current situation we have had to make the decision not to open as planned on that date.

We know we are so lucky to have a beautiful pool right in the centre of the town and know how the pool is very important and enjoyable to so many people.

Everything will have to be put on hold for now. We will keep you updated in accordance with Government Guidelines.

Thank you always for your ongoing support and let’s hope we’re swimming soon!

Photo by Cara – http://sandinmypockets.com/

For more information please get in touch.

What is the Lifeguard Swim Test for under-8s?

Lifeguard Swim Test FAQs

If your child is a good swimmer who is under 8, they can take the “Lifeguard Swimming Test” which means that, when they pass, they can as appropriate….

  • -Swim at the deep end of the pool.
  • -Swim in the pool away from their supervising adult.

Under-8s still need to be supervised, see below ratios, but the adult may be out of the pool watching the child when appropriate.

What does a child under-8 need to do to pass the “lifeguard swimming test”?

Under-8s need to show that they can….

1) Swim from the shallow to the deep end confidently with a stroke of the child’s choice.

2) Tread water for 30 seconds

3) Float on their back when requested by the lifeguard to show that they could understand the instruction and do this if needed in a rescue situation.

Ask a lifeguard at the pool if your child can do the test. There is no need to book, but if the lifeguards are busy then you may need to wait until a lifeguard comes available.

Why do we have this test?

We have the test to enable children under-8 who are confident swimmers to enjoy swimming throughout the pool, including at the deep end, away from their supervising adult if appropriate.

It means the adult may be on the side of the pool watching their child if this is suitable for the child in question.

Over-8s, including adults, who cannot swim should stay in the non-swimmers area.

Why is the test only for under-8s?

As with many public pools, under-8s need to be closely supervised, see below.  This test allows those who can swim, to enjoy the pool more and gives their adult a little more freedom too.

How many under-8s can I bring in to the pool?

One adult can bring up to two children under-8s into the pool, with under 4s wearing an attached buoyancy aid.

Where under-4s are not wearing an attached buoyancy aid then the ratio is 1:1. (The pool is 0.7m at the shallow).

All under-8 non-swimmers must be within arm’s reach of their adult at all times and must not go beyond the non-swimmers sign.

Under-8s will be classed as non-swimmers until they have passed the “lifeguard swimmers test”, see details above.

If my child has passed the “lifeguard swimming test” do they class as an over-8 so that I can supervise more children?

No. Under-8s still need to be supervised on the above ratios.

This is down to factors such as maturity, height, ability to communicate etc.

Our aim is to enable more people swim safely and enjoyably.

Please speak to a lifeguard if you have questions about your specific situation. Thank you!

 

For more information please get in touch.

Thursday 25 July 2019 – public swimming starts at 2:30pm

Prices 2021 Ashburton Pool

This Thursday, the 25 July, South Dartmoor CC are hiring the pool so we will be opening to the public 30 minutes later than usual.

Apologies for any inconvenience.

The rest of Thursday 25th is unaffected. There will be lane swimming from 7am to 8am, public swimming from 2:30pm to 6pm and then Waterpolo for 8 to 12 year olds from 6pm to 7pm.

During the season so far, Ashburton Primary School and Landscove Primary School have hired the pool for swimming lessons for their pupils which is great and fortunately that could all fit within the times that we are usually closed to the public.

 

For more information please get in touch.

Chloe Bakes for the pool…

Chloe Bakes for Ashburton Swimming Pool

Chloe Bakes is hosting a celebratory 1 year in business bake sale in aid of Ashburton Swimming Pool

 

Local bespoke cake maker Chloe Bakes, is hosting a 1 year in business celebratory bake sale on the 16th May and is very kindly making a donation to Ashburton Swimming Pool from every bake sold!

The sale will take place at 53 Long Park, Ashburton, TQ13 7BP and the bakes will be on sale from 11am until sold out. If you can’t make the sale you can place your order through facebook or by calling 01364 654797.

All items will cost £1.50 with a donation of 50p from each sale to the pool.

We’d like to say a big congratulations to Chloe Bakes for their successful first year in business and thank you very much for your very kind support for the Pool. We’re very much looking forward to sampling some of your amazing bakes!

If you’re not familiar with Chloe Bakes you can find out more on their website and on Instagram and Facebook.

Chloe Bakes for Ashburton Pool Chloe Bakes for Ashburton Pool

To get the latest updates please sign up to receive our newsletters.

For more information please get in touch.

Update to pool opening

Ashburton Pool Opening May 2021

We are very excited to be opening the pool in May and preparations are underway for the opening date of the 28th.

 

UPDATE… We are sorry for the complication in getting into the pool this year, we hope you understand the ever changing situation we find ourselves in and can bare with us. As lockdown measures ease we will endeavour to open up the pool to the maximum we are able. We have made the decision to delay the availability of the online booking system until the 21st May to bring us in line with the next stage in the Governments Roadmap. This will ensure that the sessions available will reflect what is allowed. We will update the sessions available below as the situation changes

Obviously, things will be very different this season, but we hope you can bear with us through this year and back out to normality. There are some rules we have to adhere to and some things that will make us more flexible to the ever-changing situation.

 

SOME CHANGES FOR THIS YEAR:

Online bookings only

All sessions will need to be pre-booked and pre-paid online via our online booking system. We expect to have this system up and running very soon. There will be no bookings or payments at the pool this season, so no need to remember cash or membership cards.

No changing rooms

You can leave your towels and belongings under the large canopy at the end of the pool, but please arrive ready to swim; beach-ready. The toilets will be open!! When booking half the pool a dedicated ‘changing area’ will be available.

No cafe

Sadly we do not anticipate opening the cafe this year. You are very welcome to bring a picnic, please remember no glass.All food needs to be consumed within your allotted swim time.

The timetable

So that we can adapt as we go and get as many people into the pool as possible, we will not to print a fixed timetable this year. Instead you will be able to use our online booking system to see availability.

As of April, the plan is for the following:

Lane sessions – 45 minute swim session. This is open to swimmers aged 12 and above and costs £5* per session. *See online booking system for information on reductions.

Half-Pool Hire – 45-minute swim session. (£25*) Maximum of 12 people per booking (whether swimming or on the side, please see child supervision info below.) The pool will be divided into two sections, lengthwise from shallow to deep end with a rope.  Each half of the pool will have a dedicated ‘changing area’.  The 12 must be made up according to Government Guidelines at the time of attendance. This currently means that you can have a group of any 6 people or for groups larger than 6 this must be made up from a maximum of two households (and their support bubbles).

Private Hire – 2 hour – for parties, events, activities. You have use of the whole pool with lifeguards, the kitchen, the field and play area £60/hr, 2 hours minimum booking. Numbers dependent on covid restrictions at the time, please contact us for more details.

Block bookings for schools, clubs, businesses etc. We are really chuffed that schools are booking again this year to get children water confident and active. Please contact Sarah Perry to find out more about block bookings whatever your organisation.

Supervision of children

A responsible adult 16+ may bring 2 children under the age of 8 into the pool, with any under-4s wearing an attached buoyancy aid. The adult must be in the water with the children at all times. Where under-4s are not wearing an attached buoyancy aid, the ratio is 1:1 because the shallow end is 0.7 metres deep.

Please bear with us through this summer and check our website regularly for updates. We understand that access to the pool will unfortunately be more restrictive this season, but our aim is to have as many people safely enjoying the pool as possible and we are working behind the scenes to increase access to swimming.

*For regular swimmers or for those who would benefit from financial assistance, 10% or 20% discounts will be available online.

To get the latest updates please sign up to receive our newsletters.

 

For more information please get in touch.

Lifeguards required!

Pool Lifeguards - Ashburton Pool

LIFEGUARDING OPPORTUNITIES 2021

Lifeguards required! Can you help?

We are looking for enthusiastic and passionate lifeguards to join our current enthusiastic team for the 2021 season. This is a part time role.

What you’ll need

You need to be able to supervise our 21 metre swimming pool whilst adhering to all the Health and Safety rules.  You’ll need a valid NPLQ qualification for the start of the season and you need to be 18 or over, an excellent team player with great communication skills and the ability to work independently. You must also be willing to have an enhanced DBS check and be able to supply an email reference please.

And in return

We will pay a competitive hourly rate and you’ll get to be part of a great community team!

To apply, or for more information, please contact helenpeters@ashburtonpool.com for an application form.

Photo credit : Sand in my pockets

For more information please get in touch.

Pool Opening Preparations 2021

We are planning to opening our pool for the summer season on Friday 28 May 2021, if possible.

Things will be different this year, details to follow, but we are doing the best we can to get people swimming at our lovely pool again!

Can you help us get the pool ready?

We will be sanding, painting, clearing brambles, gardening and cleaning up the site on the following dates:

-Saturday 10th April
-Saturday 24 April
-Saturday 8 May (if needed)

Please email Laura Ruiz at laura.ruiz@ashburtonpool.com in advance so that she can co-orindate jobs and volunteers on those dates.  Due to Covid, please don’t just drop in this year, thank you!

Would you like to do some fundraising?

If you would like to get involved in writing funding applications for the pool or organising fundraising events or activities, please get in touch with Sarah Perry at sarahperry@ashburtonpool.com

New volunteers welcome!

Ashburton Pool would not be here without all the fantastic volunteers in the community so thank you for all that you do. We would love to hear from you however you would like to get involved in keeping our lovely community pool going.

For more information please get in touch.

Ashburton Pool AGM 2020 -Tuesday 10 November 8pm

Due to Covid restrictions this year, our AGM will take place on Zoom.

Email Sarah Perry for full details, login and password on sarahperry@ashburtonpool.com

As volunteers working really hard to keep our community pool going, we were really disappointed that we were unable to open in 2020 due to the restrictions on pools being lifted too late into our season to make it viable and feasible logistically for us to open.

However, we are already preparing for what may need to be done in preparation for next season because we want our community pool to be open for everyone to enjoy again as soon as possible.

Please join us on the Tuesday 10 November to find out more or to get involved. Our committee has worked well over the years by sharing out volunteer roles and so it would be lovely to hear from you if may be able to help keep our pool going in any way big or small.

We are aware that not everyone can access zoom, but hope that volunteers past and present as well as other interested member of the the public will join us.

For more information please get in touch.

Closed for 2020, but fundraising for 2021

With heavy hearts the pool committee has decided that the pool will not be able to open this year. This is a very sad decision, but the costs of running the pool for such limited amount of time make it very difficult to justify.
However, we are planning to use the time to make badly needed upgrades to the pool. Most importantly we need urgently to replace our gas boiler which will cost £4,000. There are also changing rooms to refurbish and plenty of maintenance to do.
And so we are asking for your help…If you would like to make a donation, please click “Donate” above to go to our fundraising page.
If you have skills that could help us undertake these improvements, whether it be joinery, tiling or wielding a paint-brush and could give some time overthe summer, please message us via Facebook or to jezralph@ashburtonpool.com.
We are so sorry to bring you this news; we all enjoy using the pool and as a committee, we enjoy the challenge of running it for the benefit of the town.
Rest assured that 2021 will see us back stronger and brighter.
Thank you!
The trustees & committee, July 2020

For more information please get in touch.

Pool Opening Postponed 2020

You may be aware that Ashburton Swimming Pool was due to open on May 19th for the 2020 season. Due to the current situation we have had to make the decision not to open as planned on that date.

We know we are so lucky to have a beautiful pool right in the centre of the town and know how the pool is very important and enjoyable to so many people.

Everything will have to be put on hold for now. We will keep you updated in accordance with Government Guidelines.

Thank you always for your ongoing support and let’s hope we’re swimming soon!

Photo by Cara – http://sandinmypockets.com/

For more information please get in touch.

What is the Lifeguard Swim Test for under-8s?

Lifeguard Swim Test FAQs

If your child is a good swimmer who is under 8, they can take the “Lifeguard Swimming Test” which means that, when they pass, they can as appropriate….

  • -Swim at the deep end of the pool.
  • -Swim in the pool away from their supervising adult.

Under-8s still need to be supervised, see below ratios, but the adult may be out of the pool watching the child when appropriate.

What does a child under-8 need to do to pass the “lifeguard swimming test”?

Under-8s need to show that they can….

1) Swim from the shallow to the deep end confidently with a stroke of the child’s choice.

2) Tread water for 30 seconds

3) Float on their back when requested by the lifeguard to show that they could understand the instruction and do this if needed in a rescue situation.

Ask a lifeguard at the pool if your child can do the test. There is no need to book, but if the lifeguards are busy then you may need to wait until a lifeguard comes available.

Why do we have this test?

We have the test to enable children under-8 who are confident swimmers to enjoy swimming throughout the pool, including at the deep end, away from their supervising adult if appropriate.

It means the adult may be on the side of the pool watching their child if this is suitable for the child in question.

Over-8s, including adults, who cannot swim should stay in the non-swimmers area.

Why is the test only for under-8s?

As with many public pools, under-8s need to be closely supervised, see below.  This test allows those who can swim, to enjoy the pool more and gives their adult a little more freedom too.

How many under-8s can I bring in to the pool?

One adult can bring up to two children under-8s into the pool, with under 4s wearing an attached buoyancy aid.

Where under-4s are not wearing an attached buoyancy aid then the ratio is 1:1. (The pool is 0.7m at the shallow).

All under-8 non-swimmers must be within arm’s reach of their adult at all times and must not go beyond the non-swimmers sign.

Under-8s will be classed as non-swimmers until they have passed the “lifeguard swimmers test”, see details above.

If my child has passed the “lifeguard swimming test” do they class as an over-8 so that I can supervise more children?

No. Under-8s still need to be supervised on the above ratios.

This is down to factors such as maturity, height, ability to communicate etc.

Our aim is to enable more people swim safely and enjoyably.

Please speak to a lifeguard if you have questions about your specific situation. Thank you!

 

For more information please get in touch.

Thursday 25 July 2019 – public swimming starts at 2:30pm

Prices 2021 Ashburton Pool

This Thursday, the 25 July, South Dartmoor CC are hiring the pool so we will be opening to the public 30 minutes later than usual.

Apologies for any inconvenience.

The rest of Thursday 25th is unaffected. There will be lane swimming from 7am to 8am, public swimming from 2:30pm to 6pm and then Waterpolo for 8 to 12 year olds from 6pm to 7pm.

During the season so far, Ashburton Primary School and Landscove Primary School have hired the pool for swimming lessons for their pupils which is great and fortunately that could all fit within the times that we are usually closed to the public.

 

For more information please get in touch.

Chloe Bakes for the pool…

Chloe Bakes for Ashburton Swimming Pool

Chloe Bakes is hosting a celebratory 1 year in business bake sale in aid of Ashburton Swimming Pool

 

Local bespoke cake maker Chloe Bakes, is hosting a 1 year in business celebratory bake sale on the 16th May and is very kindly making a donation to Ashburton Swimming Pool from every bake sold!

The sale will take place at 53 Long Park, Ashburton, TQ13 7BP and the bakes will be on sale from 11am until sold out. If you can’t make the sale you can place your order through facebook or by calling 01364 654797.

All items will cost £1.50 with a donation of 50p from each sale to the pool.

We’d like to say a big congratulations to Chloe Bakes for their successful first year in business and thank you very much for your very kind support for the Pool. We’re very much looking forward to sampling some of your amazing bakes!

If you’re not familiar with Chloe Bakes you can find out more on their website and on Instagram and Facebook.

Chloe Bakes for Ashburton Pool Chloe Bakes for Ashburton Pool

To get the latest updates please sign up to receive our newsletters.

For more information please get in touch.

Update to pool opening

Ashburton Pool Opening May 2021

We are very excited to be opening the pool in May and preparations are underway for the opening date of the 28th.

 

UPDATE… We are sorry for the complication in getting into the pool this year, we hope you understand the ever changing situation we find ourselves in and can bare with us. As lockdown measures ease we will endeavour to open up the pool to the maximum we are able. We have made the decision to delay the availability of the online booking system until the 21st May to bring us in line with the next stage in the Governments Roadmap. This will ensure that the sessions available will reflect what is allowed. We will update the sessions available below as the situation changes

Obviously, things will be very different this season, but we hope you can bear with us through this year and back out to normality. There are some rules we have to adhere to and some things that will make us more flexible to the ever-changing situation.

 

SOME CHANGES FOR THIS YEAR:

Online bookings only

All sessions will need to be pre-booked and pre-paid online via our online booking system. We expect to have this system up and running very soon. There will be no bookings or payments at the pool this season, so no need to remember cash or membership cards.

No changing rooms

You can leave your towels and belongings under the large canopy at the end of the pool, but please arrive ready to swim; beach-ready. The toilets will be open!! When booking half the pool a dedicated ‘changing area’ will be available.

No cafe

Sadly we do not anticipate opening the cafe this year. You are very welcome to bring a picnic, please remember no glass.All food needs to be consumed within your allotted swim time.

The timetable

So that we can adapt as we go and get as many people into the pool as possible, we will not to print a fixed timetable this year. Instead you will be able to use our online booking system to see availability.

As of April, the plan is for the following:

Lane sessions – 45 minute swim session. This is open to swimmers aged 12 and above and costs £5* per session. *See online booking system for information on reductions.

Half-Pool Hire – 45-minute swim session. (£25*) Maximum of 12 people per booking (whether swimming or on the side, please see child supervision info below.) The pool will be divided into two sections, lengthwise from shallow to deep end with a rope.  Each half of the pool will have a dedicated ‘changing area’.  The 12 must be made up according to Government Guidelines at the time of attendance. This currently means that you can have a group of any 6 people or for groups larger than 6 this must be made up from a maximum of two households (and their support bubbles).

Private Hire – 2 hour – for parties, events, activities. You have use of the whole pool with lifeguards, the kitchen, the field and play area £60/hr, 2 hours minimum booking. Numbers dependent on covid restrictions at the time, please contact us for more details.

Block bookings for schools, clubs, businesses etc. We are really chuffed that schools are booking again this year to get children water confident and active. Please contact Sarah Perry to find out more about block bookings whatever your organisation.

Supervision of children

A responsible adult 16+ may bring 2 children under the age of 8 into the pool, with any under-4s wearing an attached buoyancy aid. The adult must be in the water with the children at all times. Where under-4s are not wearing an attached buoyancy aid, the ratio is 1:1 because the shallow end is 0.7 metres deep.

Please bear with us through this summer and check our website regularly for updates. We understand that access to the pool will unfortunately be more restrictive this season, but our aim is to have as many people safely enjoying the pool as possible and we are working behind the scenes to increase access to swimming.

*For regular swimmers or for those who would benefit from financial assistance, 10% or 20% discounts will be available online.

To get the latest updates please sign up to receive our newsletters.

 

For more information please get in touch.

Lifeguards required!

Pool Lifeguards - Ashburton Pool

LIFEGUARDING OPPORTUNITIES 2021

Lifeguards required! Can you help?

We are looking for enthusiastic and passionate lifeguards to join our current enthusiastic team for the 2021 season. This is a part time role.

What you’ll need

You need to be able to supervise our 21 metre swimming pool whilst adhering to all the Health and Safety rules.  You’ll need a valid NPLQ qualification for the start of the season and you need to be 18 or over, an excellent team player with great communication skills and the ability to work independently. You must also be willing to have an enhanced DBS check and be able to supply an email reference please.

And in return

We will pay a competitive hourly rate and you’ll get to be part of a great community team!

To apply, or for more information, please contact helenpeters@ashburtonpool.com for an application form.

Photo credit : Sand in my pockets

For more information please get in touch.

Pool Opening Preparations 2021

We are planning to opening our pool for the summer season on Friday 28 May 2021, if possible.

Things will be different this year, details to follow, but we are doing the best we can to get people swimming at our lovely pool again!

Can you help us get the pool ready?

We will be sanding, painting, clearing brambles, gardening and cleaning up the site on the following dates:

-Saturday 10th April
-Saturday 24 April
-Saturday 8 May (if needed)

Please email Laura Ruiz at laura.ruiz@ashburtonpool.com in advance so that she can co-orindate jobs and volunteers on those dates.  Due to Covid, please don’t just drop in this year, thank you!

Would you like to do some fundraising?

If you would like to get involved in writing funding applications for the pool or organising fundraising events or activities, please get in touch with Sarah Perry at sarahperry@ashburtonpool.com

New volunteers welcome!

Ashburton Pool would not be here without all the fantastic volunteers in the community so thank you for all that you do. We would love to hear from you however you would like to get involved in keeping our lovely community pool going.

For more information please get in touch.

Ashburton Pool AGM 2020 -Tuesday 10 November 8pm

Due to Covid restrictions this year, our AGM will take place on Zoom.

Email Sarah Perry for full details, login and password on sarahperry@ashburtonpool.com

As volunteers working really hard to keep our community pool going, we were really disappointed that we were unable to open in 2020 due to the restrictions on pools being lifted too late into our season to make it viable and feasible logistically for us to open.

However, we are already preparing for what may need to be done in preparation for next season because we want our community pool to be open for everyone to enjoy again as soon as possible.

Please join us on the Tuesday 10 November to find out more or to get involved. Our committee has worked well over the years by sharing out volunteer roles and so it would be lovely to hear from you if may be able to help keep our pool going in any way big or small.

We are aware that not everyone can access zoom, but hope that volunteers past and present as well as other interested member of the the public will join us.

For more information please get in touch.

Closed for 2020, but fundraising for 2021

With heavy hearts the pool committee has decided that the pool will not be able to open this year. This is a very sad decision, but the costs of running the pool for such limited amount of time make it very difficult to justify.
However, we are planning to use the time to make badly needed upgrades to the pool. Most importantly we need urgently to replace our gas boiler which will cost £4,000. There are also changing rooms to refurbish and plenty of maintenance to do.
And so we are asking for your help…If you would like to make a donation, please click “Donate” above to go to our fundraising page.
If you have skills that could help us undertake these improvements, whether it be joinery, tiling or wielding a paint-brush and could give some time overthe summer, please message us via Facebook or to jezralph@ashburtonpool.com.
We are so sorry to bring you this news; we all enjoy using the pool and as a committee, we enjoy the challenge of running it for the benefit of the town.
Rest assured that 2021 will see us back stronger and brighter.
Thank you!
The trustees & committee, July 2020

For more information please get in touch.

Pool Opening Postponed 2020

You may be aware that Ashburton Swimming Pool was due to open on May 19th for the 2020 season. Due to the current situation we have had to make the decision not to open as planned on that date.

We know we are so lucky to have a beautiful pool right in the centre of the town and know how the pool is very important and enjoyable to so many people.

Everything will have to be put on hold for now. We will keep you updated in accordance with Government Guidelines.

Thank you always for your ongoing support and let’s hope we’re swimming soon!

Photo by Cara – http://sandinmypockets.com/

For more information please get in touch.

What is the Lifeguard Swim Test for under-8s?

Lifeguard Swim Test FAQs

If your child is a good swimmer who is under 8, they can take the “Lifeguard Swimming Test” which means that, when they pass, they can as appropriate….

  • -Swim at the deep end of the pool.
  • -Swim in the pool away from their supervising adult.

Under-8s still need to be supervised, see below ratios, but the adult may be out of the pool watching the child when appropriate.

What does a child under-8 need to do to pass the “lifeguard swimming test”?

Under-8s need to show that they can….

1) Swim from the shallow to the deep end confidently with a stroke of the child’s choice.

2) Tread water for 30 seconds

3) Float on their back when requested by the lifeguard to show that they could understand the instruction and do this if needed in a rescue situation.

Ask a lifeguard at the pool if your child can do the test. There is no need to book, but if the lifeguards are busy then you may need to wait until a lifeguard comes available.

Why do we have this test?

We have the test to enable children under-8 who are confident swimmers to enjoy swimming throughout the pool, including at the deep end, away from their supervising adult if appropriate.

It means the adult may be on the side of the pool watching their child if this is suitable for the child in question.

Over-8s, including adults, who cannot swim should stay in the non-swimmers area.

Why is the test only for under-8s?

As with many public pools, under-8s need to be closely supervised, see below.  This test allows those who can swim, to enjoy the pool more and gives their adult a little more freedom too.

How many under-8s can I bring in to the pool?

One adult can bring up to two children under-8s into the pool, with under 4s wearing an attached buoyancy aid.

Where under-4s are not wearing an attached buoyancy aid then the ratio is 1:1. (The pool is 0.7m at the shallow).

All under-8 non-swimmers must be within arm’s reach of their adult at all times and must not go beyond the non-swimmers sign.

Under-8s will be classed as non-swimmers until they have passed the “lifeguard swimmers test”, see details above.

If my child has passed the “lifeguard swimming test” do they class as an over-8 so that I can supervise more children?

No. Under-8s still need to be supervised on the above ratios.

This is down to factors such as maturity, height, ability to communicate etc.

Our aim is to enable more people swim safely and enjoyably.

Please speak to a lifeguard if you have questions about your specific situation. Thank you!

 

For more information please get in touch.

Thursday 25 July 2019 – public swimming starts at 2:30pm

Prices 2021 Ashburton Pool

This Thursday, the 25 July, South Dartmoor CC are hiring the pool so we will be opening to the public 30 minutes later than usual.

Apologies for any inconvenience.

The rest of Thursday 25th is unaffected. There will be lane swimming from 7am to 8am, public swimming from 2:30pm to 6pm and then Waterpolo for 8 to 12 year olds from 6pm to 7pm.

During the season so far, Ashburton Primary School and Landscove Primary School have hired the pool for swimming lessons for their pupils which is great and fortunately that could all fit within the times that we are usually closed to the public.

 

For more information please get in touch.

Chloe Bakes for the pool…

Chloe Bakes for Ashburton Swimming Pool

Chloe Bakes is hosting a celebratory 1 year in business bake sale in aid of Ashburton Swimming Pool

 

Local bespoke cake maker Chloe Bakes, is hosting a 1 year in business celebratory bake sale on the 16th May and is very kindly making a donation to Ashburton Swimming Pool from every bake sold!

The sale will take place at 53 Long Park, Ashburton, TQ13 7BP and the bakes will be on sale from 11am until sold out. If you can’t make the sale you can place your order through facebook or by calling 01364 654797.

All items will cost £1.50 with a donation of 50p from each sale to the pool.

We’d like to say a big congratulations to Chloe Bakes for their successful first year in business and thank you very much for your very kind support for the Pool. We’re very much looking forward to sampling some of your amazing bakes!

If you’re not familiar with Chloe Bakes you can find out more on their website and on Instagram and Facebook.

Chloe Bakes for Ashburton Pool Chloe Bakes for Ashburton Pool

To get the latest updates please sign up to receive our newsletters.

For more information please get in touch.

Update to pool opening

Ashburton Pool Opening May 2021

We are very excited to be opening the pool in May and preparations are underway for the opening date of the 28th.

 

UPDATE… We are sorry for the complication in getting into the pool this year, we hope you understand the ever changing situation we find ourselves in and can bare with us. As lockdown measures ease we will endeavour to open up the pool to the maximum we are able. We have made the decision to delay the availability of the online booking system until the 21st May to bring us in line with the next stage in the Governments Roadmap. This will ensure that the sessions available will reflect what is allowed. We will update the sessions available below as the situation changes

Obviously, things will be very different this season, but we hope you can bear with us through this year and back out to normality. There are some rules we have to adhere to and some things that will make us more flexible to the ever-changing situation.

 

SOME CHANGES FOR THIS YEAR:

Online bookings only

All sessions will need to be pre-booked and pre-paid online via our online booking system. We expect to have this system up and running very soon. There will be no bookings or payments at the pool this season, so no need to remember cash or membership cards.

No changing rooms

You can leave your towels and belongings under the large canopy at the end of the pool, but please arrive ready to swim; beach-ready. The toilets will be open!! When booking half the pool a dedicated ‘changing area’ will be available.

No cafe

Sadly we do not anticipate opening the cafe this year. You are very welcome to bring a picnic, please remember no glass.All food needs to be consumed within your allotted swim time.

The timetable

So that we can adapt as we go and get as many people into the pool as possible, we will not to print a fixed timetable this year. Instead you will be able to use our online booking system to see availability.

As of April, the plan is for the following:

Lane sessions – 45 minute swim session. This is open to swimmers aged 12 and above and costs £5* per session. *See online booking system for information on reductions.

Half-Pool Hire – 45-minute swim session. (£25*) Maximum of 12 people per booking (whether swimming or on the side, please see child supervision info below.) The pool will be divided into two sections, lengthwise from shallow to deep end with a rope.  Each half of the pool will have a dedicated ‘changing area’.  The 12 must be made up according to Government Guidelines at the time of attendance. This currently means that you can have a group of any 6 people or for groups larger than 6 this must be made up from a maximum of two households (and their support bubbles).

Private Hire – 2 hour – for parties, events, activities. You have use of the whole pool with lifeguards, the kitchen, the field and play area £60/hr, 2 hours minimum booking. Numbers dependent on covid restrictions at the time, please contact us for more details.

Block bookings for schools, clubs, businesses etc. We are really chuffed that schools are booking again this year to get children water confident and active. Please contact Sarah Perry to find out more about block bookings whatever your organisation.

Supervision of children

A responsible adult 16+ may bring 2 children under the age of 8 into the pool, with any under-4s wearing an attached buoyancy aid. The adult must be in the water with the children at all times. Where under-4s are not wearing an attached buoyancy aid, the ratio is 1:1 because the shallow end is 0.7 metres deep.

Please bear with us through this summer and check our website regularly for updates. We understand that access to the pool will unfortunately be more restrictive this season, but our aim is to have as many people safely enjoying the pool as possible and we are working behind the scenes to increase access to swimming.

*For regular swimmers or for those who would benefit from financial assistance, 10% or 20% discounts will be available online.

To get the latest updates please sign up to receive our newsletters.

 

For more information please get in touch.

Lifeguards required!

Pool Lifeguards - Ashburton Pool

LIFEGUARDING OPPORTUNITIES 2021

Lifeguards required! Can you help?

We are looking for enthusiastic and passionate lifeguards to join our current enthusiastic team for the 2021 season. This is a part time role.

What you’ll need

You need to be able to supervise our 21 metre swimming pool whilst adhering to all the Health and Safety rules.  You’ll need a valid NPLQ qualification for the start of the season and you need to be 18 or over, an excellent team player with great communication skills and the ability to work independently. You must also be willing to have an enhanced DBS check and be able to supply an email reference please.

And in return

We will pay a competitive hourly rate and you’ll get to be part of a great community team!

To apply, or for more information, please contact helenpeters@ashburtonpool.com for an application form.

Photo credit : Sand in my pockets

For more information please get in touch.

Pool Opening Preparations 2021

We are planning to opening our pool for the summer season on Friday 28 May 2021, if possible.

Things will be different this year, details to follow, but we are doing the best we can to get people swimming at our lovely pool again!

Can you help us get the pool ready?

We will be sanding, painting, clearing brambles, gardening and cleaning up the site on the following dates:

-Saturday 10th April
-Saturday 24 April
-Saturday 8 May (if needed)

Please email Laura Ruiz at laura.ruiz@ashburtonpool.com in advance so that she can co-orindate jobs and volunteers on those dates.  Due to Covid, please don’t just drop in this year, thank you!

Would you like to do some fundraising?

If you would like to get involved in writing funding applications for the pool or organising fundraising events or activities, please get in touch with Sarah Perry at sarahperry@ashburtonpool.com

New volunteers welcome!

Ashburton Pool would not be here without all the fantastic volunteers in the community so thank you for all that you do. We would love to hear from you however you would like to get involved in keeping our lovely community pool going.

For more information please get in touch.

Ashburton Pool AGM 2020 -Tuesday 10 November 8pm

Due to Covid restrictions this year, our AGM will take place on Zoom.

Email Sarah Perry for full details, login and password on sarahperry@ashburtonpool.com

As volunteers working really hard to keep our community pool going, we were really disappointed that we were unable to open in 2020 due to the restrictions on pools being lifted too late into our season to make it viable and feasible logistically for us to open.

However, we are already preparing for what may need to be done in preparation for next season because we want our community pool to be open for everyone to enjoy again as soon as possible.

Please join us on the Tuesday 10 November to find out more or to get involved. Our committee has worked well over the years by sharing out volunteer roles and so it would be lovely to hear from you if may be able to help keep our pool going in any way big or small.

We are aware that not everyone can access zoom, but hope that volunteers past and present as well as other interested member of the the public will join us.

For more information please get in touch.

Closed for 2020, but fundraising for 2021

With heavy hearts the pool committee has decided that the pool will not be able to open this year. This is a very sad decision, but the costs of running the pool for such limited amount of time make it very difficult to justify.
However, we are planning to use the time to make badly needed upgrades to the pool. Most importantly we need urgently to replace our gas boiler which will cost £4,000. There are also changing rooms to refurbish and plenty of maintenance to do.
And so we are asking for your help…If you would like to make a donation, please click “Donate” above to go to our fundraising page.
If you have skills that could help us undertake these improvements, whether it be joinery, tiling or wielding a paint-brush and could give some time overthe summer, please message us via Facebook or to jezralph@ashburtonpool.com.
We are so sorry to bring you this news; we all enjoy using the pool and as a committee, we enjoy the challenge of running it for the benefit of the town.
Rest assured that 2021 will see us back stronger and brighter.
Thank you!
The trustees & committee, July 2020

For more information please get in touch.

Pool Opening Postponed 2020

You may be aware that Ashburton Swimming Pool was due to open on May 19th for the 2020 season. Due to the current situation we have had to make the decision not to open as planned on that date.

We know we are so lucky to have a beautiful pool right in the centre of the town and know how the pool is very important and enjoyable to so many people.

Everything will have to be put on hold for now. We will keep you updated in accordance with Government Guidelines.

Thank you always for your ongoing support and let’s hope we’re swimming soon!

Photo by Cara – http://sandinmypockets.com/

For more information please get in touch.

What is the Lifeguard Swim Test for under-8s?

Lifeguard Swim Test FAQs

If your child is a good swimmer who is under 8, they can take the “Lifeguard Swimming Test” which means that, when they pass, they can as appropriate….

  • -Swim at the deep end of the pool.
  • -Swim in the pool away from their supervising adult.

Under-8s still need to be supervised, see below ratios, but the adult may be out of the pool watching the child when appropriate.

What does a child under-8 need to do to pass the “lifeguard swimming test”?

Under-8s need to show that they can….

1) Swim from the shallow to the deep end confidently with a stroke of the child’s choice.

2) Tread water for 30 seconds

3) Float on their back when requested by the lifeguard to show that they could understand the instruction and do this if needed in a rescue situation.

Ask a lifeguard at the pool if your child can do the test. There is no need to book, but if the lifeguards are busy then you may need to wait until a lifeguard comes available.

Why do we have this test?

We have the test to enable children under-8 who are confident swimmers to enjoy swimming throughout the pool, including at the deep end, away from their supervising adult if appropriate.

It means the adult may be on the side of the pool watching their child if this is suitable for the child in question.

Over-8s, including adults, who cannot swim should stay in the non-swimmers area.

Why is the test only for under-8s?

As with many public pools, under-8s need to be closely supervised, see below.  This test allows those who can swim, to enjoy the pool more and gives their adult a little more freedom too.

How many under-8s can I bring in to the pool?

One adult can bring up to two children under-8s into the pool, with under 4s wearing an attached buoyancy aid.

Where under-4s are not wearing an attached buoyancy aid then the ratio is 1:1. (The pool is 0.7m at the shallow).

All under-8 non-swimmers must be within arm’s reach of their adult at all times and must not go beyond the non-swimmers sign.

Under-8s will be classed as non-swimmers until they have passed the “lifeguard swimmers test”, see details above.

If my child has passed the “lifeguard swimming test” do they class as an over-8 so that I can supervise more children?

No. Under-8s still need to be supervised on the above ratios.

This is down to factors such as maturity, height, ability to communicate etc.

Our aim is to enable more people swim safely and enjoyably.

Please speak to a lifeguard if you have questions about your specific situation. Thank you!

 

For more information please get in touch.

Thursday 25 July 2019 – public swimming starts at 2:30pm

Prices 2021 Ashburton Pool

This Thursday, the 25 July, South Dartmoor CC are hiring the pool so we will be opening to the public 30 minutes later than usual.

Apologies for any inconvenience.

The rest of Thursday 25th is unaffected. There will be lane swimming from 7am to 8am, public swimming from 2:30pm to 6pm and then Waterpolo for 8 to 12 year olds from 6pm to 7pm.

During the season so far, Ashburton Primary School and Landscove Primary School have hired the pool for swimming lessons for their pupils which is great and fortunately that could all fit within the times that we are usually closed to the public.

 

For more information please get in touch.

Chloe Bakes for the pool…

Chloe Bakes for Ashburton Swimming Pool

Chloe Bakes is hosting a celebratory 1 year in business bake sale in aid of Ashburton Swimming Pool

 

Local bespoke cake maker Chloe Bakes, is hosting a 1 year in business celebratory bake sale on the 16th May and is very kindly making a donation to Ashburton Swimming Pool from every bake sold!

The sale will take place at 53 Long Park, Ashburton, TQ13 7BP and the bakes will be on sale from 11am until sold out. If you can’t make the sale you can place your order through facebook or by calling 01364 654797.

All items will cost £1.50 with a donation of 50p from each sale to the pool.

We’d like to say a big congratulations to Chloe Bakes for their successful first year in business and thank you very much for your very kind support for the Pool. We’re very much looking forward to sampling some of your amazing bakes!

If you’re not familiar with Chloe Bakes you can find out more on their website and on Instagram and Facebook.

Chloe Bakes for Ashburton Pool Chloe Bakes for Ashburton Pool

To get the latest updates please sign up to receive our newsletters.

For more information please get in touch.

Update to pool opening

Ashburton Pool Opening May 2021

We are very excited to be opening the pool in May and preparations are underway for the opening date of the 28th.

 

UPDATE… We are sorry for the complication in getting into the pool this year, we hope you understand the ever changing situation we find ourselves in and can bare with us. As lockdown measures ease we will endeavour to open up the pool to the maximum we are able. We have made the decision to delay the availability of the online booking system until the 21st May to bring us in line with the next stage in the Governments Roadmap. This will ensure that the sessions available will reflect what is allowed. We will update the sessions available below as the situation changes

Obviously, things will be very different this season, but we hope you can bear with us through this year and back out to normality. There are some rules we have to adhere to and some things that will make us more flexible to the ever-changing situation.

 

SOME CHANGES FOR THIS YEAR:

Online bookings only

All sessions will need to be pre-booked and pre-paid online via our online booking system. We expect to have this system up and running very soon. There will be no bookings or payments at the pool this season, so no need to remember cash or membership cards.

No changing rooms

You can leave your towels and belongings under the large canopy at the end of the pool, but please arrive ready to swim; beach-ready. The toilets will be open!! When booking half the pool a dedicated ‘changing area’ will be available.

No cafe

Sadly we do not anticipate opening the cafe this year. You are very welcome to bring a picnic, please remember no glass.All food needs to be consumed within your allotted swim time.

The timetable

So that we can adapt as we go and get as many people into the pool as possible, we will not to print a fixed timetable this year. Instead you will be able to use our online booking system to see availability.

As of April, the plan is for the following:

Lane sessions – 45 minute swim session. This is open to swimmers aged 12 and above and costs £5* per session. *See online booking system for information on reductions.

Half-Pool Hire – 45-minute swim session. (£25*) Maximum of 12 people per booking (whether swimming or on the side, please see child supervision info below.) The pool will be divided into two sections, lengthwise from shallow to deep end with a rope.  Each half of the pool will have a dedicated ‘changing area’.  The 12 must be made up according to Government Guidelines at the time of attendance. This currently means that you can have a group of any 6 people or for groups larger than 6 this must be made up from a maximum of two households (and their support bubbles).

Private Hire – 2 hour – for parties, events, activities. You have use of the whole pool with lifeguards, the kitchen, the field and play area £60/hr, 2 hours minimum booking. Numbers dependent on covid restrictions at the time, please contact us for more details.

Block bookings for schools, clubs, businesses etc. We are really chuffed that schools are booking again this year to get children water confident and active. Please contact Sarah Perry to find out more about block bookings whatever your organisation.

Supervision of children

A responsible adult 16+ may bring 2 children under the age of 8 into the pool, with any under-4s wearing an attached buoyancy aid. The adult must be in the water with the children at all times. Where under-4s are not wearing an attached buoyancy aid, the ratio is 1:1 because the shallow end is 0.7 metres deep.

Please bear with us through this summer and check our website regularly for updates. We understand that access to the pool will unfortunately be more restrictive this season, but our aim is to have as many people safely enjoying the pool as possible and we are working behind the scenes to increase access to swimming.

*For regular swimmers or for those who would benefit from financial assistance, 10% or 20% discounts will be available online.

To get the latest updates please sign up to receive our newsletters.

 

For more information please get in touch.

Lifeguards required!

Pool Lifeguards - Ashburton Pool

LIFEGUARDING OPPORTUNITIES 2021

Lifeguards required! Can you help?

We are looking for enthusiastic and passionate lifeguards to join our current enthusiastic team for the 2021 season. This is a part time role.

What you’ll need

You need to be able to supervise our 21 metre swimming pool whilst adhering to all the Health and Safety rules.  You’ll need a valid NPLQ qualification for the start of the season and you need to be 18 or over, an excellent team player with great communication skills and the ability to work independently. You must also be willing to have an enhanced DBS check and be able to supply an email reference please.

And in return

We will pay a competitive hourly rate and you’ll get to be part of a great community team!

To apply, or for more information, please contact helenpeters@ashburtonpool.com for an application form.

Photo credit : Sand in my pockets

For more information please get in touch.

Pool Opening Preparations 2021

We are planning to opening our pool for the summer season on Friday 28 May 2021, if possible.

Things will be different this year, details to follow, but we are doing the best we can to get people swimming at our lovely pool again!

Can you help us get the pool ready?

We will be sanding, painting, clearing brambles, gardening and cleaning up the site on the following dates:

-Saturday 10th April
-Saturday 24 April
-Saturday 8 May (if needed)

Please email Laura Ruiz at laura.ruiz@ashburtonpool.com in advance so that she can co-orindate jobs and volunteers on those dates.  Due to Covid, please don’t just drop in this year, thank you!

Would you like to do some fundraising?

If you would like to get involved in writing funding applications for the pool or organising fundraising events or activities, please get in touch with Sarah Perry at sarahperry@ashburtonpool.com

New volunteers welcome!

Ashburton Pool would not be here without all the fantastic volunteers in the community so thank you for all that you do. We would love to hear from you however you would like to get involved in keeping our lovely community pool going.

For more information please get in touch.

Ashburton Pool AGM 2020 -Tuesday 10 November 8pm

Due to Covid restrictions this year, our AGM will take place on Zoom.

Email Sarah Perry for full details, login and password on sarahperry@ashburtonpool.com

As volunteers working really hard to keep our community pool going, we were really disappointed that we were unable to open in 2020 due to the restrictions on pools being lifted too late into our season to make it viable and feasible logistically for us to open.

However, we are already preparing for what may need to be done in preparation for next season because we want our community pool to be open for everyone to enjoy again as soon as possible.

Please join us on the Tuesday 10 November to find out more or to get involved. Our committee has worked well over the years by sharing out volunteer roles and so it would be lovely to hear from you if may be able to help keep our pool going in any way big or small.

We are aware that not everyone can access zoom, but hope that volunteers past and present as well as other interested member of the the public will join us.

For more information please get in touch.

Closed for 2020, but fundraising for 2021

With heavy hearts the pool committee has decided that the pool will not be able to open this year. This is a very sad decision, but the costs of running the pool for such limited amount of time make it very difficult to justify.
However, we are planning to use the time to make badly needed upgrades to the pool. Most importantly we need urgently to replace our gas boiler which will cost £4,000. There are also changing rooms to refurbish and plenty of maintenance to do.
And so we are asking for your help…If you would like to make a donation, please click “Donate” above to go to our fundraising page.
If you have skills that could help us undertake these improvements, whether it be joinery, tiling or wielding a paint-brush and could give some time overthe summer, please message us via Facebook or to jezralph@ashburtonpool.com.
We are so sorry to bring you this news; we all enjoy using the pool and as a committee, we enjoy the challenge of running it for the benefit of the town.
Rest assured that 2021 will see us back stronger and brighter.
Thank you!
The trustees & committee, July 2020

For more information please get in touch.

Pool Opening Postponed 2020

You may be aware that Ashburton Swimming Pool was due to open on May 19th for the 2020 season. Due to the current situation we have had to make the decision not to open as planned on that date.

We know we are so lucky to have a beautiful pool right in the centre of the town and know how the pool is very important and enjoyable to so many people.

Everything will have to be put on hold for now. We will keep you updated in accordance with Government Guidelines.

Thank you always for your ongoing support and let’s hope we’re swimming soon!

Photo by Cara – http://sandinmypockets.com/

For more information please get in touch.

What is the Lifeguard Swim Test for under-8s?

Lifeguard Swim Test FAQs

If your child is a good swimmer who is under 8, they can take the “Lifeguard Swimming Test” which means that, when they pass, they can as appropriate….

  • -Swim at the deep end of the pool.
  • -Swim in the pool away from their supervising adult.

Under-8s still need to be supervised, see below ratios, but the adult may be out of the pool watching the child when appropriate.

What does a child under-8 need to do to pass the “lifeguard swimming test”?

Under-8s need to show that they can….

1) Swim from the shallow to the deep end confidently with a stroke of the child’s choice.

2) Tread water for 30 seconds

3) Float on their back when requested by the lifeguard to show that they could understand the instruction and do this if needed in a rescue situation.

Ask a lifeguard at the pool if your child can do the test. There is no need to book, but if the lifeguards are busy then you may need to wait until a lifeguard comes available.

Why do we have this test?

We have the test to enable children under-8 who are confident swimmers to enjoy swimming throughout the pool, including at the deep end, away from their supervising adult if appropriate.

It means the adult may be on the side of the pool watching their child if this is suitable for the child in question.

Over-8s, including adults, who cannot swim should stay in the non-swimmers area.

Why is the test only for under-8s?

As with many public pools, under-8s need to be closely supervised, see below.  This test allows those who can swim, to enjoy the pool more and gives their adult a little more freedom too.

How many under-8s can I bring in to the pool?

One adult can bring up to two children under-8s into the pool, with under 4s wearing an attached buoyancy aid.

Where under-4s are not wearing an attached buoyancy aid then the ratio is 1:1. (The pool is 0.7m at the shallow).

All under-8 non-swimmers must be within arm’s reach of their adult at all times and must not go beyond the non-swimmers sign.

Under-8s will be classed as non-swimmers until they have passed the “lifeguard swimmers test”, see details above.

If my child has passed the “lifeguard swimming test” do they class as an over-8 so that I can supervise more children?

No. Under-8s still need to be supervised on the above ratios.

This is down to factors such as maturity, height, ability to communicate etc.

Our aim is to enable more people swim safely and enjoyably.

Please speak to a lifeguard if you have questions about your specific situation. Thank you!

 

For more information please get in touch.

Thursday 25 July 2019 – public swimming starts at 2:30pm

Prices 2021 Ashburton Pool

This Thursday, the 25 July, South Dartmoor CC are hiring the pool so we will be opening to the public 30 minutes later than usual.

Apologies for any inconvenience.

The rest of Thursday 25th is unaffected. There will be lane swimming from 7am to 8am, public swimming from 2:30pm to 6pm and then Waterpolo for 8 to 12 year olds from 6pm to 7pm.

During the season so far, Ashburton Primary School and Landscove Primary School have hired the pool for swimming lessons for their pupils which is great and fortunately that could all fit within the times that we are usually closed to the public.

 

For more information please get in touch.

Chloe Bakes for the pool…

Chloe Bakes for Ashburton Swimming Pool

Chloe Bakes is hosting a celebratory 1 year in business bake sale in aid of Ashburton Swimming Pool

 

Local bespoke cake maker Chloe Bakes, is hosting a 1 year in business celebratory bake sale on the 16th May and is very kindly making a donation to Ashburton Swimming Pool from every bake sold!

The sale will take place at 53 Long Park, Ashburton, TQ13 7BP and the bakes will be on sale from 11am until sold out. If you can’t make the sale you can place your order through facebook or by calling 01364 654797.

All items will cost £1.50 with a donation of 50p from each sale to the pool.

We’d like to say a big congratulations to Chloe Bakes for their successful first year in business and thank you very much for your very kind support for the Pool. We’re very much looking forward to sampling some of your amazing bakes!

If you’re not familiar with Chloe Bakes you can find out more on their website and on Instagram and Facebook.

Chloe Bakes for Ashburton Pool Chloe Bakes for Ashburton Pool

To get the latest updates please sign up to receive our newsletters.

For more information please get in touch.

Update to pool opening

Ashburton Pool Opening May 2021

We are very excited to be opening the pool in May and preparations are underway for the opening date of the 28th.

 

UPDATE… We are sorry for the complication in getting into the pool this year, we hope you understand the ever changing situation we find ourselves in and can bare with us. As lockdown measures ease we will endeavour to open up the pool to the maximum we are able. We have made the decision to delay the availability of the online booking system until the 21st May to bring us in line with the next stage in the Governments Roadmap. This will ensure that the sessions available will reflect what is allowed. We will update the sessions available below as the situation changes

Obviously, things will be very different this season, but we hope you can bear with us through this year and back out to normality. There are some rules we have to adhere to and some things that will make us more flexible to the ever-changing situation.

 

SOME CHANGES FOR THIS YEAR:

Online bookings only

All sessions will need to be pre-booked and pre-paid online via our online booking system. We expect to have this system up and running very soon. There will be no bookings or payments at the pool this season, so no need to remember cash or membership cards.

No changing rooms

You can leave your towels and belongings under the large canopy at the end of the pool, but please arrive ready to swim; beach-ready. The toilets will be open!! When booking half the pool a dedicated ‘changing area’ will be available.

No cafe

Sadly we do not anticipate opening the cafe this year. You are very welcome to bring a picnic, please remember no glass.All food needs to be consumed within your allotted swim time.

The timetable

So that we can adapt as we go and get as many people into the pool as possible, we will not to print a fixed timetable this year. Instead you will be able to use our online booking system to see availability.

As of April, the plan is for the following:

Lane sessions – 45 minute swim session. This is open to swimmers aged 12 and above and costs £5* per session. *See online booking system for information on reductions.

Half-Pool Hire – 45-minute swim session. (£25*) Maximum of 12 people per booking (whether swimming or on the side, please see child supervision info below.) The pool will be divided into two sections, lengthwise from shallow to deep end with a rope.  Each half of the pool will have a dedicated ‘changing area’.  The 12 must be made up according to Government Guidelines at the time of attendance. This currently means that you can have a group of any 6 people or for groups larger than 6 this must be made up from a maximum of two households (and their support bubbles).

Private Hire – 2 hour – for parties, events, activities. You have use of the whole pool with lifeguards, the kitchen, the field and play area £60/hr, 2 hours minimum booking. Numbers dependent on covid restrictions at the time, please contact us for more details.

Block bookings for schools, clubs, businesses etc. We are really chuffed that schools are booking again this year to get children water confident and active. Please contact Sarah Perry to find out more about block bookings whatever your organisation.

Supervision of children

A responsible adult 16+ may bring 2 children under the age of 8 into the pool, with any under-4s wearing an attached buoyancy aid. The adult must be in the water with the children at all times. Where under-4s are not wearing an attached buoyancy aid, the ratio is 1:1 because the shallow end is 0.7 metres deep.

Please bear with us through this summer and check our website regularly for updates. We understand that access to the pool will unfortunately be more restrictive this season, but our aim is to have as many people safely enjoying the pool as possible and we are working behind the scenes to increase access to swimming.

*For regular swimmers or for those who would benefit from financial assistance, 10% or 20% discounts will be available online.

To get the latest updates please sign up to receive our newsletters.

 

For more information please get in touch.

Lifeguards required!

Pool Lifeguards - Ashburton Pool

LIFEGUARDING OPPORTUNITIES 2021

Lifeguards required! Can you help?

We are looking for enthusiastic and passionate lifeguards to join our current enthusiastic team for the 2021 season. This is a part time role.

What you’ll need

You need to be able to supervise our 21 metre swimming pool whilst adhering to all the Health and Safety rules.  You’ll need a valid NPLQ qualification for the start of the season and you need to be 18 or over, an excellent team player with great communication skills and the ability to work independently. You must also be willing to have an enhanced DBS check and be able to supply an email reference please.

And in return

We will pay a competitive hourly rate and you’ll get to be part of a great community team!

To apply, or for more information, please contact helenpeters@ashburtonpool.com for an application form.

Photo credit : Sand in my pockets

For more information please get in touch.

Pool Opening Preparations 2021

We are planning to opening our pool for the summer season on Friday 28 May 2021, if possible.

Things will be different this year, details to follow, but we are doing the best we can to get people swimming at our lovely pool again!

Can you help us get the pool ready?

We will be sanding, painting, clearing brambles, gardening and cleaning up the site on the following dates:

-Saturday 10th April
-Saturday 24 April
-Saturday 8 May (if needed)

Please email Laura Ruiz at laura.ruiz@ashburtonpool.com in advance so that she can co-orindate jobs and volunteers on those dates.  Due to Covid, please don’t just drop in this year, thank you!

Would you like to do some fundraising?

If you would like to get involved in writing funding applications for the pool or organising fundraising events or activities, please get in touch with Sarah Perry at sarahperry@ashburtonpool.com

New volunteers welcome!

Ashburton Pool would not be here without all the fantastic volunteers in the community so thank you for all that you do. We would love to hear from you however you would like to get involved in keeping our lovely community pool going.

For more information please get in touch.

Ashburton Pool AGM 2020 -Tuesday 10 November 8pm

Due to Covid restrictions this year, our AGM will take place on Zoom.

Email Sarah Perry for full details, login and password on sarahperry@ashburtonpool.com

As volunteers working really hard to keep our community pool going, we were really disappointed that we were unable to open in 2020 due to the restrictions on pools being lifted too late into our season to make it viable and feasible logistically for us to open.

However, we are already preparing for what may need to be done in preparation for next season because we want our community pool to be open for everyone to enjoy again as soon as possible.

Please join us on the Tuesday 10 November to find out more or to get involved. Our committee has worked well over the years by sharing out volunteer roles and so it would be lovely to hear from you if may be able to help keep our pool going in any way big or small.

We are aware that not everyone can access zoom, but hope that volunteers past and present as well as other interested member of the the public will join us.

For more information please get in touch.

Closed for 2020, but fundraising for 2021

With heavy hearts the pool committee has decided that the pool will not be able to open this year. This is a very sad decision, but the costs of running the pool for such limited amount of time make it very difficult to justify.
However, we are planning to use the time to make badly needed upgrades to the pool. Most importantly we need urgently to replace our gas boiler which will cost £4,000. There are also changing rooms to refurbish and plenty of maintenance to do.
And so we are asking for your help…If you would like to make a donation, please click “Donate” above to go to our fundraising page.
If you have skills that could help us undertake these improvements, whether it be joinery, tiling or wielding a paint-brush and could give some time overthe summer, please message us via Facebook or to jezralph@ashburtonpool.com.
We are so sorry to bring you this news; we all enjoy using the pool and as a committee, we enjoy the challenge of running it for the benefit of the town.
Rest assured that 2021 will see us back stronger and brighter.
Thank you!
The trustees & committee, July 2020

For more information please get in touch.

Pool Opening Postponed 2020

You may be aware that Ashburton Swimming Pool was due to open on May 19th for the 2020 season. Due to the current situation we have had to make the decision not to open as planned on that date.

We know we are so lucky to have a beautiful pool right in the centre of the town and know how the pool is very important and enjoyable to so many people.

Everything will have to be put on hold for now. We will keep you updated in accordance with Government Guidelines.

Thank you always for your ongoing support and let’s hope we’re swimming soon!

Photo by Cara – http://sandinmypockets.com/

For more information please get in touch.

What is the Lifeguard Swim Test for under-8s?

Lifeguard Swim Test FAQs

If your child is a good swimmer who is under 8, they can take the “Lifeguard Swimming Test” which means that, when they pass, they can as appropriate….

  • -Swim at the deep end of the pool.
  • -Swim in the pool away from their supervising adult.

Under-8s still need to be supervised, see below ratios, but the adult may be out of the pool watching the child when appropriate.

What does a child under-8 need to do to pass the “lifeguard swimming test”?

Under-8s need to show that they can….

1) Swim from the shallow to the deep end confidently with a stroke of the child’s choice.

2) Tread water for 30 seconds

3) Float on their back when requested by the lifeguard to show that they could understand the instruction and do this if needed in a rescue situation.

Ask a lifeguard at the pool if your child can do the test. There is no need to book, but if the lifeguards are busy then you may need to wait until a lifeguard comes available.

Why do we have this test?

We have the test to enable children under-8 who are confident swimmers to enjoy swimming throughout the pool, including at the deep end, away from their supervising adult if appropriate.

It means the adult may be on the side of the pool watching their child if this is suitable for the child in question.

Over-8s, including adults, who cannot swim should stay in the non-swimmers area.

Why is the test only for under-8s?

As with many public pools, under-8s need to be closely supervised, see below.  This test allows those who can swim, to enjoy the pool more and gives their adult a little more freedom too.

How many under-8s can I bring in to the pool?

One adult can bring up to two children under-8s into the pool, with under 4s wearing an attached buoyancy aid.

Where under-4s are not wearing an attached buoyancy aid then the ratio is 1:1. (The pool is 0.7m at the shallow).

All under-8 non-swimmers must be within arm’s reach of their adult at all times and must not go beyond the non-swimmers sign.

Under-8s will be classed as non-swimmers until they have passed the “lifeguard swimmers test”, see details above.

If my child has passed the “lifeguard swimming test” do they class as an over-8 so that I can supervise more children?

No. Under-8s still need to be supervised on the above ratios.

This is down to factors such as maturity, height, ability to communicate etc.

Our aim is to enable more people swim safely and enjoyably.

Please speak to a lifeguard if you have questions about your specific situation. Thank you!

 

For more information please get in touch.

Thursday 25 July 2019 – public swimming starts at 2:30pm

Prices 2021 Ashburton Pool

This Thursday, the 25 July, South Dartmoor CC are hiring the pool so we will be opening to the public 30 minutes later than usual.

Apologies for any inconvenience.

The rest of Thursday 25th is unaffected. There will be lane swimming from 7am to 8am, public swimming from 2:30pm to 6pm and then Waterpolo for 8 to 12 year olds from 6pm to 7pm.

During the season so far, Ashburton Primary School and Landscove Primary School have hired the pool for swimming lessons for their pupils which is great and fortunately that could all fit within the times that we are usually closed to the public.

 

For more information please get in touch.

Chloe Bakes for the pool…

Chloe Bakes for Ashburton Swimming Pool

Chloe Bakes is hosting a celebratory 1 year in business bake sale in aid of Ashburton Swimming Pool

 

Local bespoke cake maker Chloe Bakes, is hosting a 1 year in business celebratory bake sale on the 16th May and is very kindly making a donation to Ashburton Swimming Pool from every bake sold!

The sale will take place at 53 Long Park, Ashburton, TQ13 7BP and the bakes will be on sale from 11am until sold out. If you can’t make the sale you can place your order through facebook or by calling 01364 654797.

All items will cost £1.50 with a donation of 50p from each sale to the pool.

We’d like to say a big congratulations to Chloe Bakes for their successful first year in business and thank you very much for your very kind support for the Pool. We’re very much looking forward to sampling some of your amazing bakes!

If you’re not familiar with Chloe Bakes you can find out more on their website and on Instagram and Facebook.

Chloe Bakes for Ashburton Pool Chloe Bakes for Ashburton Pool

To get the latest updates please sign up to receive our newsletters.

For more information please get in touch.

Update to pool opening

Ashburton Pool Opening May 2021

We are very excited to be opening the pool in May and preparations are underway for the opening date of the 28th.

 

UPDATE… We are sorry for the complication in getting into the pool this year, we hope you understand the ever changing situation we find ourselves in and can bare with us. As lockdown measures ease we will endeavour to open up the pool to the maximum we are able. We have made the decision to delay the availability of the online booking system until the 21st May to bring us in line with the next stage in the Governments Roadmap. This will ensure that the sessions available will reflect what is allowed. We will update the sessions available below as the situation changes

Obviously, things will be very different this season, but we hope you can bear with us through this year and back out to normality. There are some rules we have to adhere to and some things that will make us more flexible to the ever-changing situation.

 

SOME CHANGES FOR THIS YEAR:

Online bookings only

All sessions will need to be pre-booked and pre-paid online via our online booking system. We expect to have this system up and running very soon. There will be no bookings or payments at the pool this season, so no need to remember cash or membership cards.

No changing rooms

You can leave your towels and belongings under the large canopy at the end of the pool, but please arrive ready to swim; beach-ready. The toilets will be open!! When booking half the pool a dedicated ‘changing area’ will be available.

No cafe

Sadly we do not anticipate opening the cafe this year. You are very welcome to bring a picnic, please remember no glass.All food needs to be consumed within your allotted swim time.

The timetable

So that we can adapt as we go and get as many people into the pool as possible, we will not to print a fixed timetable this year. Instead you will be able to use our online booking system to see availability.

As of April, the plan is for the following:

Lane sessions – 45 minute swim session. This is open to swimmers aged 12 and above and costs £5* per session. *See online booking system for information on reductions.

Half-Pool Hire – 45-minute swim session. (£25*) Maximum of 12 people per booking (whether swimming or on the side, please see child supervision info below.) The pool will be divided into two sections, lengthwise from shallow to deep end with a rope.  Each half of the pool will have a dedicated ‘changing area’.  The 12 must be made up according to Government Guidelines at the time of attendance. This currently means that you can have a group of any 6 people or for groups larger than 6 this must be made up from a maximum of two households (and their support bubbles).

Private Hire – 2 hour – for parties, events, activities. You have use of the whole pool with lifeguards, the kitchen, the field and play area £60/hr, 2 hours minimum booking. Numbers dependent on covid restrictions at the time, please contact us for more details.

Block bookings for schools, clubs, businesses etc. We are really chuffed that schools are booking again this year to get children water confident and active. Please contact Sarah Perry to find out more about block bookings whatever your organisation.

Supervision of children

A responsible adult 16+ may bring 2 children under the age of 8 into the pool, with any under-4s wearing an attached buoyancy aid. The adult must be in the water with the children at all times. Where under-4s are not wearing an attached buoyancy aid, the ratio is 1:1 because the shallow end is 0.7 metres deep.

Please bear with us through this summer and check our website regularly for updates. We understand that access to the pool will unfortunately be more restrictive this season, but our aim is to have as many people safely enjoying the pool as possible and we are working behind the scenes to increase access to swimming.

*For regular swimmers or for those who would benefit from financial assistance, 10% or 20% discounts will be available online.

To get the latest updates please sign up to receive our newsletters.

 

For more information please get in touch.

Lifeguards required!

Pool Lifeguards - Ashburton Pool

LIFEGUARDING OPPORTUNITIES 2021

Lifeguards required! Can you help?

We are looking for enthusiastic and passionate lifeguards to join our current enthusiastic team for the 2021 season. This is a part time role.

What you’ll need

You need to be able to supervise our 21 metre swimming pool whilst adhering to all the Health and Safety rules.  You’ll need a valid NPLQ qualification for the start of the season and you need to be 18 or over, an excellent team player with great communication skills and the ability to work independently. You must also be willing to have an enhanced DBS check and be able to supply an email reference please.

And in return

We will pay a competitive hourly rate and you’ll get to be part of a great community team!

To apply, or for more information, please contact helenpeters@ashburtonpool.com for an application form.

Photo credit : Sand in my pockets

For more information please get in touch.

Pool Opening Preparations 2021

We are planning to opening our pool for the summer season on Friday 28 May 2021, if possible.

Things will be different this year, details to follow, but we are doing the best we can to get people swimming at our lovely pool again!

Can you help us get the pool ready?

We will be sanding, painting, clearing brambles, gardening and cleaning up the site on the following dates:

-Saturday 10th April
-Saturday 24 April
-Saturday 8 May (if needed)

Please email Laura Ruiz at laura.ruiz@ashburtonpool.com in advance so that she can co-orindate jobs and volunteers on those dates.  Due to Covid, please don’t just drop in this year, thank you!

Would you like to do some fundraising?

If you would like to get involved in writing funding applications for the pool or organising fundraising events or activities, please get in touch with Sarah Perry at sarahperry@ashburtonpool.com

New volunteers welcome!

Ashburton Pool would not be here without all the fantastic volunteers in the community so thank you for all that you do. We would love to hear from you however you would like to get involved in keeping our lovely community pool going.

For more information please get in touch.

Ashburton Pool AGM 2020 -Tuesday 10 November 8pm

Due to Covid restrictions this year, our AGM will take place on Zoom.

Email Sarah Perry for full details, login and password on sarahperry@ashburtonpool.com

As volunteers working really hard to keep our community pool going, we were really disappointed that we were unable to open in 2020 due to the restrictions on pools being lifted too late into our season to make it viable and feasible logistically for us to open.

However, we are already preparing for what may need to be done in preparation for next season because we want our community pool to be open for everyone to enjoy again as soon as possible.

Please join us on the Tuesday 10 November to find out more or to get involved. Our committee has worked well over the years by sharing out volunteer roles and so it would be lovely to hear from you if may be able to help keep our pool going in any way big or small.

We are aware that not everyone can access zoom, but hope that volunteers past and present as well as other interested member of the the public will join us.

For more information please get in touch.

Closed for 2020, but fundraising for 2021

With heavy hearts the pool committee has decided that the pool will not be able to open this year. This is a very sad decision, but the costs of running the pool for such limited amount of time make it very difficult to justify.
However, we are planning to use the time to make badly needed upgrades to the pool. Most importantly we need urgently to replace our gas boiler which will cost £4,000. There are also changing rooms to refurbish and plenty of maintenance to do.
And so we are asking for your help…If you would like to make a donation, please click “Donate” above to go to our fundraising page.
If you have skills that could help us undertake these improvements, whether it be joinery, tiling or wielding a paint-brush and could give some time overthe summer, please message us via Facebook or to jezralph@ashburtonpool.com.
We are so sorry to bring you this news; we all enjoy using the pool and as a committee, we enjoy the challenge of running it for the benefit of the town.
Rest assured that 2021 will see us back stronger and brighter.
Thank you!
The trustees & committee, July 2020

For more information please get in touch.

Pool Opening Postponed 2020

You may be aware that Ashburton Swimming Pool was due to open on May 19th for the 2020 season. Due to the current situation we have had to make the decision not to open as planned on that date.

We know we are so lucky to have a beautiful pool right in the centre of the town and know how the pool is very important and enjoyable to so many people.

Everything will have to be put on hold for now. We will keep you updated in accordance with Government Guidelines.

Thank you always for your ongoing support and let’s hope we’re swimming soon!

Photo by Cara – http://sandinmypockets.com/

For more information please get in touch.

What is the Lifeguard Swim Test for under-8s?

Lifeguard Swim Test FAQs

If your child is a good swimmer who is under 8, they can take the “Lifeguard Swimming Test” which means that, when they pass, they can as appropriate….

  • -Swim at the deep end of the pool.
  • -Swim in the pool away from their supervising adult.

Under-8s still need to be supervised, see below ratios, but the adult may be out of the pool watching the child when appropriate.

What does a child under-8 need to do to pass the “lifeguard swimming test”?

Under-8s need to show that they can….

1) Swim from the shallow to the deep end confidently with a stroke of the child’s choice.

2) Tread water for 30 seconds

3) Float on their back when requested by the lifeguard to show that they could understand the instruction and do this if needed in a rescue situation.

Ask a lifeguard at the pool if your child can do the test. There is no need to book, but if the lifeguards are busy then you may need to wait until a lifeguard comes available.

Why do we have this test?

We have the test to enable children under-8 who are confident swimmers to enjoy swimming throughout the pool, including at the deep end, away from their supervising adult if appropriate.

It means the adult may be on the side of the pool watching their child if this is suitable for the child in question.

Over-8s, including adults, who cannot swim should stay in the non-swimmers area.

Why is the test only for under-8s?

As with many public pools, under-8s need to be closely supervised, see below.  This test allows those who can swim, to enjoy the pool more and gives their adult a little more freedom too.

How many under-8s can I bring in to the pool?

One adult can bring up to two children under-8s into the pool, with under 4s wearing an attached buoyancy aid.

Where under-4s are not wearing an attached buoyancy aid then the ratio is 1:1. (The pool is 0.7m at the shallow).

All under-8 non-swimmers must be within arm’s reach of their adult at all times and must not go beyond the non-swimmers sign.

Under-8s will be classed as non-swimmers until they have passed the “lifeguard swimmers test”, see details above.

If my child has passed the “lifeguard swimming test” do they class as an over-8 so that I can supervise more children?

No. Under-8s still need to be supervised on the above ratios.

This is down to factors such as maturity, height, ability to communicate etc.

Our aim is to enable more people swim safely and enjoyably.

Please speak to a lifeguard if you have questions about your specific situation. Thank you!

 

For more information please get in touch.

Thursday 25 July 2019 – public swimming starts at 2:30pm

Prices 2021 Ashburton Pool

This Thursday, the 25 July, South Dartmoor CC are hiring the pool so we will be opening to the public 30 minutes later than usual.

Apologies for any inconvenience.

The rest of Thursday 25th is unaffected. There will be lane swimming from 7am to 8am, public swimming from 2:30pm to 6pm and then Waterpolo for 8 to 12 year olds from 6pm to 7pm.

During the season so far, Ashburton Primary School and Landscove Primary School have hired the pool for swimming lessons for their pupils which is great and fortunately that could all fit within the times that we are usually closed to the public.

 

For more information please get in touch.

Chloe Bakes for the pool…

Chloe Bakes for Ashburton Swimming Pool

Chloe Bakes is hosting a celebratory 1 year in business bake sale in aid of Ashburton Swimming Pool

 

Local bespoke cake maker Chloe Bakes, is hosting a 1 year in business celebratory bake sale on the 16th May and is very kindly making a donation to Ashburton Swimming Pool from every bake sold!

The sale will take place at 53 Long Park, Ashburton, TQ13 7BP and the bakes will be on sale from 11am until sold out. If you can’t make the sale you can place your order through facebook or by calling 01364 654797.

All items will cost £1.50 with a donation of 50p from each sale to the pool.

We’d like to say a big congratulations to Chloe Bakes for their successful first year in business and thank you very much for your very kind support for the Pool. We’re very much looking forward to sampling some of your amazing bakes!

If you’re not familiar with Chloe Bakes you can find out more on their website and on Instagram and Facebook.

Chloe Bakes for Ashburton Pool Chloe Bakes for Ashburton Pool

To get the latest updates please sign up to receive our newsletters.

For more information please get in touch.

Update to pool opening

Ashburton Pool Opening May 2021

We are very excited to be opening the pool in May and preparations are underway for the opening date of the 28th.

 

UPDATE… We are sorry for the complication in getting into the pool this year, we hope you understand the ever changing situation we find ourselves in and can bare with us. As lockdown measures ease we will endeavour to open up the pool to the maximum we are able. We have made the decision to delay the availability of the online booking system until the 21st May to bring us in line with the next stage in the Governments Roadmap. This will ensure that the sessions available will reflect what is allowed. We will update the sessions available below as the situation changes

Obviously, things will be very different this season, but we hope you can bear with us through this year and back out to normality. There are some rules we have to adhere to and some things that will make us more flexible to the ever-changing situation.

 

SOME CHANGES FOR THIS YEAR:

Online bookings only

All sessions will need to be pre-booked and pre-paid online via our online booking system. We expect to have this system up and running very soon. There will be no bookings or payments at the pool this season, so no need to remember cash or membership cards.

No changing rooms

You can leave your towels and belongings under the large canopy at the end of the pool, but please arrive ready to swim; beach-ready. The toilets will be open!! When booking half the pool a dedicated ‘changing area’ will be available.

No cafe

Sadly we do not anticipate opening the cafe this year. You are very welcome to bring a picnic, please remember no glass.All food needs to be consumed within your allotted swim time.

The timetable

So that we can adapt as we go and get as many people into the pool as possible, we will not to print a fixed timetable this year. Instead you will be able to use our online booking system to see availability.

As of April, the plan is for the following:

Lane sessions – 45 minute swim session. This is open to swimmers aged 12 and above and costs £5* per session. *See online booking system for information on reductions.

Half-Pool Hire – 45-minute swim session. (£25*) Maximum of 12 people per booking (whether swimming or on the side, please see child supervision info below.) The pool will be divided into two sections, lengthwise from shallow to deep end with a rope.  Each half of the pool will have a dedicated ‘changing area’.  The 12 must be made up according to Government Guidelines at the time of attendance. This currently means that you can have a group of any 6 people or for groups larger than 6 this must be made up from a maximum of two households (and their support bubbles).

Private Hire – 2 hour – for parties, events, activities. You have use of the whole pool with lifeguards, the kitchen, the field and play area £60/hr, 2 hours minimum booking. Numbers dependent on covid restrictions at the time, please contact us for more details.

Block bookings for schools, clubs, businesses etc. We are really chuffed that schools are booking again this year to get children water confident and active. Please contact Sarah Perry to find out more about block bookings whatever your organisation.

Supervision of children

A responsible adult 16+ may bring 2 children under the age of 8 into the pool, with any under-4s wearing an attached buoyancy aid. The adult must be in the water with the children at all times. Where under-4s are not wearing an attached buoyancy aid, the ratio is 1:1 because the shallow end is 0.7 metres deep.

Please bear with us through this summer and check our website regularly for updates. We understand that access to the pool will unfortunately be more restrictive this season, but our aim is to have as many people safely enjoying the pool as possible and we are working behind the scenes to increase access to swimming.

*For regular swimmers or for those who would benefit from financial assistance, 10% or 20% discounts will be available online.

To get the latest updates please sign up to receive our newsletters.

 

For more information please get in touch.

Lifeguards required!

Pool Lifeguards - Ashburton Pool

LIFEGUARDING OPPORTUNITIES 2021

Lifeguards required! Can you help?

We are looking for enthusiastic and passionate lifeguards to join our current enthusiastic team for the 2021 season. This is a part time role.

What you’ll need

You need to be able to supervise our 21 metre swimming pool whilst adhering to all the Health and Safety rules.  You’ll need a valid NPLQ qualification for the start of the season and you need to be 18 or over, an excellent team player with great communication skills and the ability to work independently. You must also be willing to have an enhanced DBS check and be able to supply an email reference please.

And in return

We will pay a competitive hourly rate and you’ll get to be part of a great community team!

To apply, or for more information, please contact helenpeters@ashburtonpool.com for an application form.

Photo credit : Sand in my pockets

For more information please get in touch.

Pool Opening Preparations 2021

We are planning to opening our pool for the summer season on Friday 28 May 2021, if possible.

Things will be different this year, details to follow, but we are doing the best we can to get people swimming at our lovely pool again!

Can you help us get the pool ready?

We will be sanding, painting, clearing brambles, gardening and cleaning up the site on the following dates:

-Saturday 10th April
-Saturday 24 April
-Saturday 8 May (if needed)

Please email Laura Ruiz at laura.ruiz@ashburtonpool.com in advance so that she can co-orindate jobs and volunteers on those dates.  Due to Covid, please don’t just drop in this year, thank you!

Would you like to do some fundraising?

If you would like to get involved in writing funding applications for the pool or organising fundraising events or activities, please get in touch with Sarah Perry at sarahperry@ashburtonpool.com

New volunteers welcome!

Ashburton Pool would not be here without all the fantastic volunteers in the community so thank you for all that you do. We would love to hear from you however you would like to get involved in keeping our lovely community pool going.

For more information please get in touch.

Ashburton Pool AGM 2020 -Tuesday 10 November 8pm

Due to Covid restrictions this year, our AGM will take place on Zoom.

Email Sarah Perry for full details, login and password on sarahperry@ashburtonpool.com

As volunteers working really hard to keep our community pool going, we were really disappointed that we were unable to open in 2020 due to the restrictions on pools being lifted too late into our season to make it viable and feasible logistically for us to open.

However, we are already preparing for what may need to be done in preparation for next season because we want our community pool to be open for everyone to enjoy again as soon as possible.

Please join us on the Tuesday 10 November to find out more or to get involved. Our committee has worked well over the years by sharing out volunteer roles and so it would be lovely to hear from you if may be able to help keep our pool going in any way big or small.

We are aware that not everyone can access zoom, but hope that volunteers past and present as well as other interested member of the the public will join us.

For more information please get in touch.

Closed for 2020, but fundraising for 2021

With heavy hearts the pool committee has decided that the pool will not be able to open this year. This is a very sad decision, but the costs of running the pool for such limited amount of time make it very difficult to justify.
However, we are planning to use the time to make badly needed upgrades to the pool. Most importantly we need urgently to replace our gas boiler which will cost £4,000. There are also changing rooms to refurbish and plenty of maintenance to do.
And so we are asking for your help…If you would like to make a donation, please click “Donate” above to go to our fundraising page.
If you have skills that could help us undertake these improvements, whether it be joinery, tiling or wielding a paint-brush and could give some time overthe summer, please message us via Facebook or to jezralph@ashburtonpool.com.
We are so sorry to bring you this news; we all enjoy using the pool and as a committee, we enjoy the challenge of running it for the benefit of the town.
Rest assured that 2021 will see us back stronger and brighter.
Thank you!
The trustees & committee, July 2020

For more information please get in touch.

Pool Opening Postponed 2020

You may be aware that Ashburton Swimming Pool was due to open on May 19th for the 2020 season. Due to the current situation we have had to make the decision not to open as planned on that date.

We know we are so lucky to have a beautiful pool right in the centre of the town and know how the pool is very important and enjoyable to so many people.

Everything will have to be put on hold for now. We will keep you updated in accordance with Government Guidelines.

Thank you always for your ongoing support and let’s hope we’re swimming soon!

Photo by Cara – http://sandinmypockets.com/

For more information please get in touch.

What is the Lifeguard Swim Test for under-8s?

Lifeguard Swim Test FAQs

If your child is a good swimmer who is under 8, they can take the “Lifeguard Swimming Test” which means that, when they pass, they can as appropriate….

  • -Swim at the deep end of the pool.
  • -Swim in the pool away from their supervising adult.

Under-8s still need to be supervised, see below ratios, but the adult may be out of the pool watching the child when appropriate.

What does a child under-8 need to do to pass the “lifeguard swimming test”?

Under-8s need to show that they can….

1) Swim from the shallow to the deep end confidently with a stroke of the child’s choice.

2) Tread water for 30 seconds

3) Float on their back when requested by the lifeguard to show that they could understand the instruction and do this if needed in a rescue situation.

Ask a lifeguard at the pool if your child can do the test. There is no need to book, but if the lifeguards are busy then you may need to wait until a lifeguard comes available.

Why do we have this test?

We have the test to enable children under-8 who are confident swimmers to enjoy swimming throughout the pool, including at the deep end, away from their supervising adult if appropriate.

It means the adult may be on the side of the pool watching their child if this is suitable for the child in question.

Over-8s, including adults, who cannot swim should stay in the non-swimmers area.

Why is the test only for under-8s?

As with many public pools, under-8s need to be closely supervised, see below.  This test allows those who can swim, to enjoy the pool more and gives their adult a little more freedom too.

How many under-8s can I bring in to the pool?

One adult can bring up to two children under-8s into the pool, with under 4s wearing an attached buoyancy aid.

Where under-4s are not wearing an attached buoyancy aid then the ratio is 1:1. (The pool is 0.7m at the shallow).

All under-8 non-swimmers must be within arm’s reach of their adult at all times and must not go beyond the non-swimmers sign.

Under-8s will be classed as non-swimmers until they have passed the “lifeguard swimmers test”, see details above.

If my child has passed the “lifeguard swimming test” do they class as an over-8 so that I can supervise more children?

No. Under-8s still need to be supervised on the above ratios.

This is down to factors such as maturity, height, ability to communicate etc.

Our aim is to enable more people swim safely and enjoyably.

Please speak to a lifeguard if you have questions about your specific situation. Thank you!

 

For more information please get in touch.

Thursday 25 July 2019 – public swimming starts at 2:30pm

Prices 2021 Ashburton Pool

This Thursday, the 25 July, South Dartmoor CC are hiring the pool so we will be opening to the public 30 minutes later than usual.

Apologies for any inconvenience.

The rest of Thursday 25th is unaffected. There will be lane swimming from 7am to 8am, public swimming from 2:30pm to 6pm and then Waterpolo for 8 to 12 year olds from 6pm to 7pm.

During the season so far, Ashburton Primary School and Landscove Primary School have hired the pool for swimming lessons for their pupils which is great and fortunately that could all fit within the times that we are usually closed to the public.

 

For more information please get in touch.

Chloe Bakes for the pool…

Chloe Bakes for Ashburton Swimming Pool

Chloe Bakes is hosting a celebratory 1 year in business bake sale in aid of Ashburton Swimming Pool

 

Local bespoke cake maker Chloe Bakes, is hosting a 1 year in business celebratory bake sale on the 16th May and is very kindly making a donation to Ashburton Swimming Pool from every bake sold!

The sale will take place at 53 Long Park, Ashburton, TQ13 7BP and the bakes will be on sale from 11am until sold out. If you can’t make the sale you can place your order through facebook or by calling 01364 654797.

All items will cost £1.50 with a donation of 50p from each sale to the pool.

We’d like to say a big congratulations to Chloe Bakes for their successful first year in business and thank you very much for your very kind support for the Pool. We’re very much looking forward to sampling some of your amazing bakes!

If you’re not familiar with Chloe Bakes you can find out more on their website and on Instagram and Facebook.

Chloe Bakes for Ashburton Pool Chloe Bakes for Ashburton Pool

To get the latest updates please sign up to receive our newsletters.

For more information please get in touch.

Update to pool opening

Ashburton Pool Opening May 2021

We are very excited to be opening the pool in May and preparations are underway for the opening date of the 28th.

 

UPDATE… We are sorry for the complication in getting into the pool this year, we hope you understand the ever changing situation we find ourselves in and can bare with us. As lockdown measures ease we will endeavour to open up the pool to the maximum we are able. We have made the decision to delay the availability of the online booking system until the 21st May to bring us in line with the next stage in the Governments Roadmap. This will ensure that the sessions available will reflect what is allowed. We will update the sessions available below as the situation changes

Obviously, things will be very different this season, but we hope you can bear with us through this year and back out to normality. There are some rules we have to adhere to and some things that will make us more flexible to the ever-changing situation.

 

SOME CHANGES FOR THIS YEAR:

Online bookings only

All sessions will need to be pre-booked and pre-paid online via our online booking system. We expect to have this system up and running very soon. There will be no bookings or payments at the pool this season, so no need to remember cash or membership cards.

No changing rooms

You can leave your towels and belongings under the large canopy at the end of the pool, but please arrive ready to swim; beach-ready. The toilets will be open!! When booking half the pool a dedicated ‘changing area’ will be available.

No cafe

Sadly we do not anticipate opening the cafe this year. You are very welcome to bring a picnic, please remember no glass.All food needs to be consumed within your allotted swim time.

The timetable

So that we can adapt as we go and get as many people into the pool as possible, we will not to print a fixed timetable this year. Instead you will be able to use our online booking system to see availability.

As of April, the plan is for the following:

Lane sessions – 45 minute swim session. This is open to swimmers aged 12 and above and costs £5* per session. *See online booking system for information on reductions.

Half-Pool Hire – 45-minute swim session. (£25*) Maximum of 12 people per booking (whether swimming or on the side, please see child supervision info below.) The pool will be divided into two sections, lengthwise from shallow to deep end with a rope.  Each half of the pool will have a dedicated ‘changing area’.  The 12 must be made up according to Government Guidelines at the time of attendance. This currently means that you can have a group of any 6 people or for groups larger than 6 this must be made up from a maximum of two households (and their support bubbles).

Private Hire – 2 hour – for parties, events, activities. You have use of the whole pool with lifeguards, the kitchen, the field and play area £60/hr, 2 hours minimum booking. Numbers dependent on covid restrictions at the time, please contact us for more details.

Block bookings for schools, clubs, businesses etc. We are really chuffed that schools are booking again this year to get children water confident and active. Please contact Sarah Perry to find out more about block bookings whatever your organisation.

Supervision of children

A responsible adult 16+ may bring 2 children under the age of 8 into the pool, with any under-4s wearing an attached buoyancy aid. The adult must be in the water with the children at all times. Where under-4s are not wearing an attached buoyancy aid, the ratio is 1:1 because the shallow end is 0.7 metres deep.

Please bear with us through this summer and check our website regularly for updates. We understand that access to the pool will unfortunately be more restrictive this season, but our aim is to have as many people safely enjoying the pool as possible and we are working behind the scenes to increase access to swimming.

*For regular swimmers or for those who would benefit from financial assistance, 10% or 20% discounts will be available online.

To get the latest updates please sign up to receive our newsletters.

 

For more information please get in touch.

Lifeguards required!

Pool Lifeguards - Ashburton Pool

LIFEGUARDING OPPORTUNITIES 2021

Lifeguards required! Can you help?

We are looking for enthusiastic and passionate lifeguards to join our current enthusiastic team for the 2021 season. This is a part time role.

What you’ll need

You need to be able to supervise our 21 metre swimming pool whilst adhering to all the Health and Safety rules.  You’ll need a valid NPLQ qualification for the start of the season and you need to be 18 or over, an excellent team player with great communication skills and the ability to work independently. You must also be willing to have an enhanced DBS check and be able to supply an email reference please.

And in return

We will pay a competitive hourly rate and you’ll get to be part of a great community team!

To apply, or for more information, please contact helenpeters@ashburtonpool.com for an application form.

Photo credit : Sand in my pockets

For more information please get in touch.

Pool Opening Preparations 2021

We are planning to opening our pool for the summer season on Friday 28 May 2021, if possible.

Things will be different this year, details to follow, but we are doing the best we can to get people swimming at our lovely pool again!

Can you help us get the pool ready?

We will be sanding, painting, clearing brambles, gardening and cleaning up the site on the following dates:

-Saturday 10th April
-Saturday 24 April
-Saturday 8 May (if needed)

Please email Laura Ruiz at laura.ruiz@ashburtonpool.com in advance so that she can co-orindate jobs and volunteers on those dates.  Due to Covid, please don’t just drop in this year, thank you!

Would you like to do some fundraising?

If you would like to get involved in writing funding applications for the pool or organising fundraising events or activities, please get in touch with Sarah Perry at sarahperry@ashburtonpool.com

New volunteers welcome!

Ashburton Pool would not be here without all the fantastic volunteers in the community so thank you for all that you do. We would love to hear from you however you would like to get involved in keeping our lovely community pool going.

For more information please get in touch.

Ashburton Pool AGM 2020 -Tuesday 10 November 8pm

Due to Covid restrictions this year, our AGM will take place on Zoom.

Email Sarah Perry for full details, login and password on sarahperry@ashburtonpool.com

As volunteers working really hard to keep our community pool going, we were really disappointed that we were unable to open in 2020 due to the restrictions on pools being lifted too late into our season to make it viable and feasible logistically for us to open.

However, we are already preparing for what may need to be done in preparation for next season because we want our community pool to be open for everyone to enjoy again as soon as possible.

Please join us on the Tuesday 10 November to find out more or to get involved. Our committee has worked well over the years by sharing out volunteer roles and so it would be lovely to hear from you if may be able to help keep our pool going in any way big or small.

We are aware that not everyone can access zoom, but hope that volunteers past and present as well as other interested member of the the public will join us.

For more information please get in touch.

Closed for 2020, but fundraising for 2021

With heavy hearts the pool committee has decided that the pool will not be able to open this year. This is a very sad decision, but the costs of running the pool for such limited amount of time make it very difficult to justify.
However, we are planning to use the time to make badly needed upgrades to the pool. Most importantly we need urgently to replace our gas boiler which will cost £4,000. There are also changing rooms to refurbish and plenty of maintenance to do.
And so we are asking for your help…If you would like to make a donation, please click “Donate” above to go to our fundraising page.
If you have skills that could help us undertake these improvements, whether it be joinery, tiling or wielding a paint-brush and could give some time overthe summer, please message us via Facebook or to jezralph@ashburtonpool.com.
We are so sorry to bring you this news; we all enjoy using the pool and as a committee, we enjoy the challenge of running it for the benefit of the town.
Rest assured that 2021 will see us back stronger and brighter.
Thank you!
The trustees & committee, July 2020

For more information please get in touch.

Pool Opening Postponed 2020

You may be aware that Ashburton Swimming Pool was due to open on May 19th for the 2020 season. Due to the current situation we have had to make the decision not to open as planned on that date.

We know we are so lucky to have a beautiful pool right in the centre of the town and know how the pool is very important and enjoyable to so many people.

Everything will have to be put on hold for now. We will keep you updated in accordance with Government Guidelines.

Thank you always for your ongoing support and let’s hope we’re swimming soon!

Photo by Cara – http://sandinmypockets.com/

For more information please get in touch.

What is the Lifeguard Swim Test for under-8s?

Lifeguard Swim Test FAQs

If your child is a good swimmer who is under 8, they can take the “Lifeguard Swimming Test” which means that, when they pass, they can as appropriate….

  • -Swim at the deep end of the pool.
  • -Swim in the pool away from their supervising adult.

Under-8s still need to be supervised, see below ratios, but the adult may be out of the pool watching the child when appropriate.

What does a child under-8 need to do to pass the “lifeguard swimming test”?

Under-8s need to show that they can….

1) Swim from the shallow to the deep end confidently with a stroke of the child’s choice.

2) Tread water for 30 seconds

3) Float on their back when requested by the lifeguard to show that they could understand the instruction and do this if needed in a rescue situation.

Ask a lifeguard at the pool if your child can do the test. There is no need to book, but if the lifeguards are busy then you may need to wait until a lifeguard comes available.

Why do we have this test?

We have the test to enable children under-8 who are confident swimmers to enjoy swimming throughout the pool, including at the deep end, away from their supervising adult if appropriate.

It means the adult may be on the side of the pool watching their child if this is suitable for the child in question.

Over-8s, including adults, who cannot swim should stay in the non-swimmers area.

Why is the test only for under-8s?

As with many public pools, under-8s need to be closely supervised, see below.  This test allows those who can swim, to enjoy the pool more and gives their adult a little more freedom too.

How many under-8s can I bring in to the pool?

One adult can bring up to two children under-8s into the pool, with under 4s wearing an attached buoyancy aid.

Where under-4s are not wearing an attached buoyancy aid then the ratio is 1:1. (The pool is 0.7m at the shallow).

All under-8 non-swimmers must be within arm’s reach of their adult at all times and must not go beyond the non-swimmers sign.

Under-8s will be classed as non-swimmers until they have passed the “lifeguard swimmers test”, see details above.

If my child has passed the “lifeguard swimming test” do they class as an over-8 so that I can supervise more children?

No. Under-8s still need to be supervised on the above ratios.

This is down to factors such as maturity, height, ability to communicate etc.

Our aim is to enable more people swim safely and enjoyably.

Please speak to a lifeguard if you have questions about your specific situation. Thank you!

 

For more information please get in touch.

Thursday 25 July 2019 – public swimming starts at 2:30pm

Prices 2021 Ashburton Pool

This Thursday, the 25 July, South Dartmoor CC are hiring the pool so we will be opening to the public 30 minutes later than usual.

Apologies for any inconvenience.

The rest of Thursday 25th is unaffected. There will be lane swimming from 7am to 8am, public swimming from 2:30pm to 6pm and then Waterpolo for 8 to 12 year olds from 6pm to 7pm.

During the season so far, Ashburton Primary School and Landscove Primary School have hired the pool for swimming lessons for their pupils which is great and fortunately that could all fit within the times that we are usually closed to the public.

 

For more information please get in touch.

Chloe Bakes for the pool…

Chloe Bakes for Ashburton Swimming Pool

Chloe Bakes is hosting a celebratory 1 year in business bake sale in aid of Ashburton Swimming Pool

 

Local bespoke cake maker Chloe Bakes, is hosting a 1 year in business celebratory bake sale on the 16th May and is very kindly making a donation to Ashburton Swimming Pool from every bake sold!

The sale will take place at 53 Long Park, Ashburton, TQ13 7BP and the bakes will be on sale from 11am until sold out. If you can’t make the sale you can place your order through facebook or by calling 01364 654797.

All items will cost £1.50 with a donation of 50p from each sale to the pool.

We’d like to say a big congratulations to Chloe Bakes for their successful first year in business and thank you very much for your very kind support for the Pool. We’re very much looking forward to sampling some of your amazing bakes!

If you’re not familiar with Chloe Bakes you can find out more on their website and on Instagram and Facebook.

Chloe Bakes for Ashburton Pool Chloe Bakes for Ashburton Pool

To get the latest updates please sign up to receive our newsletters.

For more information please get in touch.

Update to pool opening

Ashburton Pool Opening May 2021

We are very excited to be opening the pool in May and preparations are underway for the opening date of the 28th.

 

UPDATE… We are sorry for the complication in getting into the pool this year, we hope you understand the ever changing situation we find ourselves in and can bare with us. As lockdown measures ease we will endeavour to open up the pool to the maximum we are able. We have made the decision to delay the availability of the online booking system until the 21st May to bring us in line with the next stage in the Governments Roadmap. This will ensure that the sessions available will reflect what is allowed. We will update the sessions available below as the situation changes

Obviously, things will be very different this season, but we hope you can bear with us through this year and back out to normality. There are some rules we have to adhere to and some things that will make us more flexible to the ever-changing situation.

 

SOME CHANGES FOR THIS YEAR:

Online bookings only

All sessions will need to be pre-booked and pre-paid online via our online booking system. We expect to have this system up and running very soon. There will be no bookings or payments at the pool this season, so no need to remember cash or membership cards.

No changing rooms

You can leave your towels and belongings under the large canopy at the end of the pool, but please arrive ready to swim; beach-ready. The toilets will be open!! When booking half the pool a dedicated ‘changing area’ will be available.

No cafe

Sadly we do not anticipate opening the cafe this year. You are very welcome to bring a picnic, please remember no glass.All food needs to be consumed within your allotted swim time.

The timetable

So that we can adapt as we go and get as many people into the pool as possible, we will not to print a fixed timetable this year. Instead you will be able to use our online booking system to see availability.

As of April, the plan is for the following:

Lane sessions – 45 minute swim session. This is open to swimmers aged 12 and above and costs £5* per session. *See online booking system for information on reductions.

Half-Pool Hire – 45-minute swim session. (£25*) Maximum of 12 people per booking (whether swimming or on the side, please see child supervision info below.) The pool will be divided into two sections, lengthwise from shallow to deep end with a rope.  Each half of the pool will have a dedicated ‘changing area’.  The 12 must be made up according to Government Guidelines at the time of attendance. This currently means that you can have a group of any 6 people or for groups larger than 6 this must be made up from a maximum of two households (and their support bubbles).

Private Hire – 2 hour – for parties, events, activities. You have use of the whole pool with lifeguards, the kitchen, the field and play area £60/hr, 2 hours minimum booking. Numbers dependent on covid restrictions at the time, please contact us for more details.

Block bookings for schools, clubs, businesses etc. We are really chuffed that schools are booking again this year to get children water confident and active. Please contact Sarah Perry to find out more about block bookings whatever your organisation.

Supervision of children

A responsible adult 16+ may bring 2 children under the age of 8 into the pool, with any under-4s wearing an attached buoyancy aid. The adult must be in the water with the children at all times. Where under-4s are not wearing an attached buoyancy aid, the ratio is 1:1 because the shallow end is 0.7 metres deep.

Please bear with us through this summer and check our website regularly for updates. We understand that access to the pool will unfortunately be more restrictive this season, but our aim is to have as many people safely enjoying the pool as possible and we are working behind the scenes to increase access to swimming.

*For regular swimmers or for those who would benefit from financial assistance, 10% or 20% discounts will be available online.

To get the latest updates please sign up to receive our newsletters.

 

For more information please get in touch.

Lifeguards required!

Pool Lifeguards - Ashburton Pool

LIFEGUARDING OPPORTUNITIES 2021

Lifeguards required! Can you help?

We are looking for enthusiastic and passionate lifeguards to join our current enthusiastic team for the 2021 season. This is a part time role.

What you’ll need

You need to be able to supervise our 21 metre swimming pool whilst adhering to all the Health and Safety rules.  You’ll need a valid NPLQ qualification for the start of the season and you need to be 18 or over, an excellent team player with great communication skills and the ability to work independently. You must also be willing to have an enhanced DBS check and be able to supply an email reference please.

And in return

We will pay a competitive hourly rate and you’ll get to be part of a great community team!

To apply, or for more information, please contact helenpeters@ashburtonpool.com for an application form.

Photo credit : Sand in my pockets

For more information please get in touch.

Pool Opening Preparations 2021

We are planning to opening our pool for the summer season on Friday 28 May 2021, if possible.

Things will be different this year, details to follow, but we are doing the best we can to get people swimming at our lovely pool again!

Can you help us get the pool ready?

We will be sanding, painting, clearing brambles, gardening and cleaning up the site on the following dates:

-Saturday 10th April
-Saturday 24 April
-Saturday 8 May (if needed)

Please email Laura Ruiz at laura.ruiz@ashburtonpool.com in advance so that she can co-orindate jobs and volunteers on those dates.  Due to Covid, please don’t just drop in this year, thank you!

Would you like to do some fundraising?

If you would like to get involved in writing funding applications for the pool or organising fundraising events or activities, please get in touch with Sarah Perry at sarahperry@ashburtonpool.com

New volunteers welcome!

Ashburton Pool would not be here without all the fantastic volunteers in the community so thank you for all that you do. We would love to hear from you however you would like to get involved in keeping our lovely community pool going.

For more information please get in touch.

Ashburton Pool AGM 2020 -Tuesday 10 November 8pm

Due to Covid restrictions this year, our AGM will take place on Zoom.

Email Sarah Perry for full details, login and password on sarahperry@ashburtonpool.com

As volunteers working really hard to keep our community pool going, we were really disappointed that we were unable to open in 2020 due to the restrictions on pools being lifted too late into our season to make it viable and feasible logistically for us to open.

However, we are already preparing for what may need to be done in preparation for next season because we want our community pool to be open for everyone to enjoy again as soon as possible.

Please join us on the Tuesday 10 November to find out more or to get involved. Our committee has worked well over the years by sharing out volunteer roles and so it would be lovely to hear from you if may be able to help keep our pool going in any way big or small.

We are aware that not everyone can access zoom, but hope that volunteers past and present as well as other interested member of the the public will join us.

For more information please get in touch.

Closed for 2020, but fundraising for 2021

With heavy hearts the pool committee has decided that the pool will not be able to open this year. This is a very sad decision, but the costs of running the pool for such limited amount of time make it very difficult to justify.
However, we are planning to use the time to make badly needed upgrades to the pool. Most importantly we need urgently to replace our gas boiler which will cost £4,000. There are also changing rooms to refurbish and plenty of maintenance to do.
And so we are asking for your help…If you would like to make a donation, please click “Donate” above to go to our fundraising page.
If you have skills that could help us undertake these improvements, whether it be joinery, tiling or wielding a paint-brush and could give some time overthe summer, please message us via Facebook or to jezralph@ashburtonpool.com.
We are so sorry to bring you this news; we all enjoy using the pool and as a committee, we enjoy the challenge of running it for the benefit of the town.
Rest assured that 2021 will see us back stronger and brighter.
Thank you!
The trustees & committee, July 2020

For more information please get in touch.

Pool Opening Postponed 2020

You may be aware that Ashburton Swimming Pool was due to open on May 19th for the 2020 season. Due to the current situation we have had to make the decision not to open as planned on that date.

We know we are so lucky to have a beautiful pool right in the centre of the town and know how the pool is very important and enjoyable to so many people.

Everything will have to be put on hold for now. We will keep you updated in accordance with Government Guidelines.

Thank you always for your ongoing support and let’s hope we’re swimming soon!

Photo by Cara – http://sandinmypockets.com/

For more information please get in touch.

What is the Lifeguard Swim Test for under-8s?

Lifeguard Swim Test FAQs

If your child is a good swimmer who is under 8, they can take the “Lifeguard Swimming Test” which means that, when they pass, they can as appropriate….

  • -Swim at the deep end of the pool.
  • -Swim in the pool away from their supervising adult.

Under-8s still need to be supervised, see below ratios, but the adult may be out of the pool watching the child when appropriate.

What does a child under-8 need to do to pass the “lifeguard swimming test”?

Under-8s need to show that they can….

1) Swim from the shallow to the deep end confidently with a stroke of the child’s choice.

2) Tread water for 30 seconds

3) Float on their back when requested by the lifeguard to show that they could understand the instruction and do this if needed in a rescue situation.

Ask a lifeguard at the pool if your child can do the test. There is no need to book, but if the lifeguards are busy then you may need to wait until a lifeguard comes available.

Why do we have this test?

We have the test to enable children under-8 who are confident swimmers to enjoy swimming throughout the pool, including at the deep end, away from their supervising adult if appropriate.

It means the adult may be on the side of the pool watching their child if this is suitable for the child in question.

Over-8s, including adults, who cannot swim should stay in the non-swimmers area.

Why is the test only for under-8s?

As with many public pools, under-8s need to be closely supervised, see below.  This test allows those who can swim, to enjoy the pool more and gives their adult a little more freedom too.

How many under-8s can I bring in to the pool?

One adult can bring up to two children under-8s into the pool, with under 4s wearing an attached buoyancy aid.

Where under-4s are not wearing an attached buoyancy aid then the ratio is 1:1. (The pool is 0.7m at the shallow).

All under-8 non-swimmers must be within arm’s reach of their adult at all times and must not go beyond the non-swimmers sign.

Under-8s will be classed as non-swimmers until they have passed the “lifeguard swimmers test”, see details above.

If my child has passed the “lifeguard swimming test” do they class as an over-8 so that I can supervise more children?

No. Under-8s still need to be supervised on the above ratios.

This is down to factors such as maturity, height, ability to communicate etc.

Our aim is to enable more people swim safely and enjoyably.

Please speak to a lifeguard if you have questions about your specific situation. Thank you!

 

For more information please get in touch.

Thursday 25 July 2019 – public swimming starts at 2:30pm

Prices 2021 Ashburton Pool

This Thursday, the 25 July, South Dartmoor CC are hiring the pool so we will be opening to the public 30 minutes later than usual.

Apologies for any inconvenience.

The rest of Thursday 25th is unaffected. There will be lane swimming from 7am to 8am, public swimming from 2:30pm to 6pm and then Waterpolo for 8 to 12 year olds from 6pm to 7pm.

During the season so far, Ashburton Primary School and Landscove Primary School have hired the pool for swimming lessons for their pupils which is great and fortunately that could all fit within the times that we are usually closed to the public.

 

For more information please get in touch.

Chloe Bakes for the pool…

Chloe Bakes for Ashburton Swimming Pool

Chloe Bakes is hosting a celebratory 1 year in business bake sale in aid of Ashburton Swimming Pool

 

Local bespoke cake maker Chloe Bakes, is hosting a 1 year in business celebratory bake sale on the 16th May and is very kindly making a donation to Ashburton Swimming Pool from every bake sold!

The sale will take place at 53 Long Park, Ashburton, TQ13 7BP and the bakes will be on sale from 11am until sold out. If you can’t make the sale you can place your order through facebook or by calling 01364 654797.

All items will cost £1.50 with a donation of 50p from each sale to the pool.

We’d like to say a big congratulations to Chloe Bakes for their successful first year in business and thank you very much for your very kind support for the Pool. We’re very much looking forward to sampling some of your amazing bakes!

If you’re not familiar with Chloe Bakes you can find out more on their website and on Instagram and Facebook.

Chloe Bakes for Ashburton Pool Chloe Bakes for Ashburton Pool

To get the latest updates please sign up to receive our newsletters.

For more information please get in touch.

Update to pool opening

Ashburton Pool Opening May 2021

We are very excited to be opening the pool in May and preparations are underway for the opening date of the 28th.

 

UPDATE… We are sorry for the complication in getting into the pool this year, we hope you understand the ever changing situation we find ourselves in and can bare with us. As lockdown measures ease we will endeavour to open up the pool to the maximum we are able. We have made the decision to delay the availability of the online booking system until the 21st May to bring us in line with the next stage in the Governments Roadmap. This will ensure that the sessions available will reflect what is allowed. We will update the sessions available below as the situation changes

Obviously, things will be very different this season, but we hope you can bear with us through this year and back out to normality. There are some rules we have to adhere to and some things that will make us more flexible to the ever-changing situation.

 

SOME CHANGES FOR THIS YEAR:

Online bookings only

All sessions will need to be pre-booked and pre-paid online via our online booking system. We expect to have this system up and running very soon. There will be no bookings or payments at the pool this season, so no need to remember cash or membership cards.

No changing rooms

You can leave your towels and belongings under the large canopy at the end of the pool, but please arrive ready to swim; beach-ready. The toilets will be open!! When booking half the pool a dedicated ‘changing area’ will be available.

No cafe

Sadly we do not anticipate opening the cafe this year. You are very welcome to bring a picnic, please remember no glass.All food needs to be consumed within your allotted swim time.

The timetable

So that we can adapt as we go and get as many people into the pool as possible, we will not to print a fixed timetable this year. Instead you will be able to use our online booking system to see availability.

As of April, the plan is for the following:

Lane sessions – 45 minute swim session. This is open to swimmers aged 12 and above and costs £5* per session. *See online booking system for information on reductions.

Half-Pool Hire – 45-minute swim session. (£25*) Maximum of 12 people per booking (whether swimming or on the side, please see child supervision info below.) The pool will be divided into two sections, lengthwise from shallow to deep end with a rope.  Each half of the pool will have a dedicated ‘changing area’.  The 12 must be made up according to Government Guidelines at the time of attendance. This currently means that you can have a group of any 6 people or for groups larger than 6 this must be made up from a maximum of two households (and their support bubbles).

Private Hire – 2 hour – for parties, events, activities. You have use of the whole pool with lifeguards, the kitchen, the field and play area £60/hr, 2 hours minimum booking. Numbers dependent on covid restrictions at the time, please contact us for more details.

Block bookings for schools, clubs, businesses etc. We are really chuffed that schools are booking again this year to get children water confident and active. Please contact Sarah Perry to find out more about block bookings whatever your organisation.

Supervision of children

A responsible adult 16+ may bring 2 children under the age of 8 into the pool, with any under-4s wearing an attached buoyancy aid. The adult must be in the water with the children at all times. Where under-4s are not wearing an attached buoyancy aid, the ratio is 1:1 because the shallow end is 0.7 metres deep.

Please bear with us through this summer and check our website regularly for updates. We understand that access to the pool will unfortunately be more restrictive this season, but our aim is to have as many people safely enjoying the pool as possible and we are working behind the scenes to increase access to swimming.

*For regular swimmers or for those who would benefit from financial assistance, 10% or 20% discounts will be available online.

To get the latest updates please sign up to receive our newsletters.

 

For more information please get in touch.

Lifeguards required!

Pool Lifeguards - Ashburton Pool

LIFEGUARDING OPPORTUNITIES 2021

Lifeguards required! Can you help?

We are looking for enthusiastic and passionate lifeguards to join our current enthusiastic team for the 2021 season. This is a part time role.

What you’ll need

You need to be able to supervise our 21 metre swimming pool whilst adhering to all the Health and Safety rules.  You’ll need a valid NPLQ qualification for the start of the season and you need to be 18 or over, an excellent team player with great communication skills and the ability to work independently. You must also be willing to have an enhanced DBS check and be able to supply an email reference please.

And in return

We will pay a competitive hourly rate and you’ll get to be part of a great community team!

To apply, or for more information, please contact helenpeters@ashburtonpool.com for an application form.

Photo credit : Sand in my pockets

For more information please get in touch.

Pool Opening Preparations 2021

We are planning to opening our pool for the summer season on Friday 28 May 2021, if possible.

Things will be different this year, details to follow, but we are doing the best we can to get people swimming at our lovely pool again!

Can you help us get the pool ready?

We will be sanding, painting, clearing brambles, gardening and cleaning up the site on the following dates:

-Saturday 10th April
-Saturday 24 April
-Saturday 8 May (if needed)

Please email Laura Ruiz at laura.ruiz@ashburtonpool.com in advance so that she can co-orindate jobs and volunteers on those dates.  Due to Covid, please don’t just drop in this year, thank you!

Would you like to do some fundraising?

If you would like to get involved in writing funding applications for the pool or organising fundraising events or activities, please get in touch with Sarah Perry at sarahperry@ashburtonpool.com

New volunteers welcome!

Ashburton Pool would not be here without all the fantastic volunteers in the community so thank you for all that you do. We would love to hear from you however you would like to get involved in keeping our lovely community pool going.

For more information please get in touch.

Ashburton Pool AGM 2020 -Tuesday 10 November 8pm

Due to Covid restrictions this year, our AGM will take place on Zoom.

Email Sarah Perry for full details, login and password on sarahperry@ashburtonpool.com

As volunteers working really hard to keep our community pool going, we were really disappointed that we were unable to open in 2020 due to the restrictions on pools being lifted too late into our season to make it viable and feasible logistically for us to open.

However, we are already preparing for what may need to be done in preparation for next season because we want our community pool to be open for everyone to enjoy again as soon as possible.

Please join us on the Tuesday 10 November to find out more or to get involved. Our committee has worked well over the years by sharing out volunteer roles and so it would be lovely to hear from you if may be able to help keep our pool going in any way big or small.

We are aware that not everyone can access zoom, but hope that volunteers past and present as well as other interested member of the the public will join us.

For more information please get in touch.

Closed for 2020, but fundraising for 2021

With heavy hearts the pool committee has decided that the pool will not be able to open this year. This is a very sad decision, but the costs of running the pool for such limited amount of time make it very difficult to justify.
However, we are planning to use the time to make badly needed upgrades to the pool. Most importantly we need urgently to replace our gas boiler which will cost £4,000. There are also changing rooms to refurbish and plenty of maintenance to do.
And so we are asking for your help…If you would like to make a donation, please click “Donate” above to go to our fundraising page.
If you have skills that could help us undertake these improvements, whether it be joinery, tiling or wielding a paint-brush and could give some time overthe summer, please message us via Facebook or to jezralph@ashburtonpool.com.
We are so sorry to bring you this news; we all enjoy using the pool and as a committee, we enjoy the challenge of running it for the benefit of the town.
Rest assured that 2021 will see us back stronger and brighter.
Thank you!
The trustees & committee, July 2020

For more information please get in touch.

Pool Opening Postponed 2020

You may be aware that Ashburton Swimming Pool was due to open on May 19th for the 2020 season. Due to the current situation we have had to make the decision not to open as planned on that date.

We know we are so lucky to have a beautiful pool right in the centre of the town and know how the pool is very important and enjoyable to so many people.

Everything will have to be put on hold for now. We will keep you updated in accordance with Government Guidelines.

Thank you always for your ongoing support and let’s hope we’re swimming soon!

Photo by Cara – http://sandinmypockets.com/

For more information please get in touch.

What is the Lifeguard Swim Test for under-8s?

Lifeguard Swim Test FAQs

If your child is a good swimmer who is under 8, they can take the “Lifeguard Swimming Test” which means that, when they pass, they can as appropriate….

  • -Swim at the deep end of the pool.
  • -Swim in the pool away from their supervising adult.

Under-8s still need to be supervised, see below ratios, but the adult may be out of the pool watching the child when appropriate.

What does a child under-8 need to do to pass the “lifeguard swimming test”?

Under-8s need to show that they can….

1) Swim from the shallow to the deep end confidently with a stroke of the child’s choice.

2) Tread water for 30 seconds

3) Float on their back when requested by the lifeguard to show that they could understand the instruction and do this if needed in a rescue situation.

Ask a lifeguard at the pool if your child can do the test. There is no need to book, but if the lifeguards are busy then you may need to wait until a lifeguard comes available.

Why do we have this test?

We have the test to enable children under-8 who are confident swimmers to enjoy swimming throughout the pool, including at the deep end, away from their supervising adult if appropriate.

It means the adult may be on the side of the pool watching their child if this is suitable for the child in question.

Over-8s, including adults, who cannot swim should stay in the non-swimmers area.

Why is the test only for under-8s?

As with many public pools, under-8s need to be closely supervised, see below.  This test allows those who can swim, to enjoy the pool more and gives their adult a little more freedom too.

How many under-8s can I bring in to the pool?

One adult can bring up to two children under-8s into the pool, with under 4s wearing an attached buoyancy aid.

Where under-4s are not wearing an attached buoyancy aid then the ratio is 1:1. (The pool is 0.7m at the shallow).

All under-8 non-swimmers must be within arm’s reach of their adult at all times and must not go beyond the non-swimmers sign.

Under-8s will be classed as non-swimmers until they have passed the “lifeguard swimmers test”, see details above.

If my child has passed the “lifeguard swimming test” do they class as an over-8 so that I can supervise more children?

No. Under-8s still need to be supervised on the above ratios.

This is down to factors such as maturity, height, ability to communicate etc.

Our aim is to enable more people swim safely and enjoyably.

Please speak to a lifeguard if you have questions about your specific situation. Thank you!

 

For more information please get in touch.

Thursday 25 July 2019 – public swimming starts at 2:30pm

Prices 2021 Ashburton Pool

This Thursday, the 25 July, South Dartmoor CC are hiring the pool so we will be opening to the public 30 minutes later than usual.

Apologies for any inconvenience.

The rest of Thursday 25th is unaffected. There will be lane swimming from 7am to 8am, public swimming from 2:30pm to 6pm and then Waterpolo for 8 to 12 year olds from 6pm to 7pm.

During the season so far, Ashburton Primary School and Landscove Primary School have hired the pool for swimming lessons for their pupils which is great and fortunately that could all fit within the times that we are usually closed to the public.

 

For more information please get in touch.

Chloe Bakes for the pool…

Chloe Bakes for Ashburton Swimming Pool

Chloe Bakes is hosting a celebratory 1 year in business bake sale in aid of Ashburton Swimming Pool

 

Local bespoke cake maker Chloe Bakes, is hosting a 1 year in business celebratory bake sale on the 16th May and is very kindly making a donation to Ashburton Swimming Pool from every bake sold!

The sale will take place at 53 Long Park, Ashburton, TQ13 7BP and the bakes will be on sale from 11am until sold out. If you can’t make the sale you can place your order through facebook or by calling 01364 654797.

All items will cost £1.50 with a donation of 50p from each sale to the pool.

We’d like to say a big congratulations to Chloe Bakes for their successful first year in business and thank you very much for your very kind support for the Pool. We’re very much looking forward to sampling some of your amazing bakes!

If you’re not familiar with Chloe Bakes you can find out more on their website and on Instagram and Facebook.

Chloe Bakes for Ashburton Pool Chloe Bakes for Ashburton Pool

To get the latest updates please sign up to receive our newsletters.

For more information please get in touch.

Update to pool opening

Ashburton Pool Opening May 2021

We are very excited to be opening the pool in May and preparations are underway for the opening date of the 28th.

 

UPDATE… We are sorry for the complication in getting into the pool this year, we hope you understand the ever changing situation we find ourselves in and can bare with us. As lockdown measures ease we will endeavour to open up the pool to the maximum we are able. We have made the decision to delay the availability of the online booking system until the 21st May to bring us in line with the next stage in the Governments Roadmap. This will ensure that the sessions available will reflect what is allowed. We will update the sessions available below as the situation changes

Obviously, things will be very different this season, but we hope you can bear with us through this year and back out to normality. There are some rules we have to adhere to and some things that will make us more flexible to the ever-changing situation.

 

SOME CHANGES FOR THIS YEAR:

Online bookings only

All sessions will need to be pre-booked and pre-paid online via our online booking system. We expect to have this system up and running very soon. There will be no bookings or payments at the pool this season, so no need to remember cash or membership cards.

No changing rooms

You can leave your towels and belongings under the large canopy at the end of the pool, but please arrive ready to swim; beach-ready. The toilets will be open!! When booking half the pool a dedicated ‘changing area’ will be available.

No cafe

Sadly we do not anticipate opening the cafe this year. You are very welcome to bring a picnic, please remember no glass.All food needs to be consumed within your allotted swim time.

The timetable

So that we can adapt as we go and get as many people into the pool as possible, we will not to print a fixed timetable this year. Instead you will be able to use our online booking system to see availability.

As of April, the plan is for the following:

Lane sessions – 45 minute swim session. This is open to swimmers aged 12 and above and costs £5* per session. *See online booking system for information on reductions.

Half-Pool Hire – 45-minute swim session. (£25*) Maximum of 12 people per booking (whether swimming or on the side, please see child supervision info below.) The pool will be divided into two sections, lengthwise from shallow to deep end with a rope.  Each half of the pool will have a dedicated ‘changing area’.  The 12 must be made up according to Government Guidelines at the time of attendance. This currently means that you can have a group of any 6 people or for groups larger than 6 this must be made up from a maximum of two households (and their support bubbles).

Private Hire – 2 hour – for parties, events, activities. You have use of the whole pool with lifeguards, the kitchen, the field and play area £60/hr, 2 hours minimum booking. Numbers dependent on covid restrictions at the time, please contact us for more details.

Block bookings for schools, clubs, businesses etc. We are really chuffed that schools are booking again this year to get children water confident and active. Please contact Sarah Perry to find out more about block bookings whatever your organisation.

Supervision of children

A responsible adult 16+ may bring 2 children under the age of 8 into the pool, with any under-4s wearing an attached buoyancy aid. The adult must be in the water with the children at all times. Where under-4s are not wearing an attached buoyancy aid, the ratio is 1:1 because the shallow end is 0.7 metres deep.

Please bear with us through this summer and check our website regularly for updates. We understand that access to the pool will unfortunately be more restrictive this season, but our aim is to have as many people safely enjoying the pool as possible and we are working behind the scenes to increase access to swimming.

*For regular swimmers or for those who would benefit from financial assistance, 10% or 20% discounts will be available online.

To get the latest updates please sign up to receive our newsletters.

 

For more information please get in touch.

Lifeguards required!

Pool Lifeguards - Ashburton Pool

LIFEGUARDING OPPORTUNITIES 2021

Lifeguards required! Can you help?

We are looking for enthusiastic and passionate lifeguards to join our current enthusiastic team for the 2021 season. This is a part time role.

What you’ll need

You need to be able to supervise our 21 metre swimming pool whilst adhering to all the Health and Safety rules.  You’ll need a valid NPLQ qualification for the start of the season and you need to be 18 or over, an excellent team player with great communication skills and the ability to work independently. You must also be willing to have an enhanced DBS check and be able to supply an email reference please.

And in return

We will pay a competitive hourly rate and you’ll get to be part of a great community team!

To apply, or for more information, please contact helenpeters@ashburtonpool.com for an application form.

Photo credit : Sand in my pockets

For more information please get in touch.

Pool Opening Preparations 2021

We are planning to opening our pool for the summer season on Friday 28 May 2021, if possible.

Things will be different this year, details to follow, but we are doing the best we can to get people swimming at our lovely pool again!

Can you help us get the pool ready?

We will be sanding, painting, clearing brambles, gardening and cleaning up the site on the following dates:

-Saturday 10th April
-Saturday 24 April
-Saturday 8 May (if needed)

Please email Laura Ruiz at laura.ruiz@ashburtonpool.com in advance so that she can co-orindate jobs and volunteers on those dates.  Due to Covid, please don’t just drop in this year, thank you!

Would you like to do some fundraising?

If you would like to get involved in writing funding applications for the pool or organising fundraising events or activities, please get in touch with Sarah Perry at sarahperry@ashburtonpool.com

New volunteers welcome!

Ashburton Pool would not be here without all the fantastic volunteers in the community so thank you for all that you do. We would love to hear from you however you would like to get involved in keeping our lovely community pool going.

For more information please get in touch.

Ashburton Pool AGM 2020 -Tuesday 10 November 8pm

Due to Covid restrictions this year, our AGM will take place on Zoom.

Email Sarah Perry for full details, login and password on sarahperry@ashburtonpool.com

As volunteers working really hard to keep our community pool going, we were really disappointed that we were unable to open in 2020 due to the restrictions on pools being lifted too late into our season to make it viable and feasible logistically for us to open.

However, we are already preparing for what may need to be done in preparation for next season because we want our community pool to be open for everyone to enjoy again as soon as possible.

Please join us on the Tuesday 10 November to find out more or to get involved. Our committee has worked well over the years by sharing out volunteer roles and so it would be lovely to hear from you if may be able to help keep our pool going in any way big or small.

We are aware that not everyone can access zoom, but hope that volunteers past and present as well as other interested member of the the public will join us.

For more information please get in touch.

Closed for 2020, but fundraising for 2021

With heavy hearts the pool committee has decided that the pool will not be able to open this year. This is a very sad decision, but the costs of running the pool for such limited amount of time make it very difficult to justify.
However, we are planning to use the time to make badly needed upgrades to the pool. Most importantly we need urgently to replace our gas boiler which will cost £4,000. There are also changing rooms to refurbish and plenty of maintenance to do.
And so we are asking for your help…If you would like to make a donation, please click “Donate” above to go to our fundraising page.
If you have skills that could help us undertake these improvements, whether it be joinery, tiling or wielding a paint-brush and could give some time overthe summer, please message us via Facebook or to jezralph@ashburtonpool.com.
We are so sorry to bring you this news; we all enjoy using the pool and as a committee, we enjoy the challenge of running it for the benefit of the town.
Rest assured that 2021 will see us back stronger and brighter.
Thank you!
The trustees & committee, July 2020

For more information please get in touch.

Pool Opening Postponed 2020

You may be aware that Ashburton Swimming Pool was due to open on May 19th for the 2020 season. Due to the current situation we have had to make the decision not to open as planned on that date.

We know we are so lucky to have a beautiful pool right in the centre of the town and know how the pool is very important and enjoyable to so many people.

Everything will have to be put on hold for now. We will keep you updated in accordance with Government Guidelines.

Thank you always for your ongoing support and let’s hope we’re swimming soon!

Photo by Cara – http://sandinmypockets.com/

For more information please get in touch.

What is the Lifeguard Swim Test for under-8s?

Lifeguard Swim Test FAQs

If your child is a good swimmer who is under 8, they can take the “Lifeguard Swimming Test” which means that, when they pass, they can as appropriate….

  • -Swim at the deep end of the pool.
  • -Swim in the pool away from their supervising adult.

Under-8s still need to be supervised, see below ratios, but the adult may be out of the pool watching the child when appropriate.

What does a child under-8 need to do to pass the “lifeguard swimming test”?

Under-8s need to show that they can….

1) Swim from the shallow to the deep end confidently with a stroke of the child’s choice.

2) Tread water for 30 seconds

3) Float on their back when requested by the lifeguard to show that they could understand the instruction and do this if needed in a rescue situation.

Ask a lifeguard at the pool if your child can do the test. There is no need to book, but if the lifeguards are busy then you may need to wait until a lifeguard comes available.

Why do we have this test?

We have the test to enable children under-8 who are confident swimmers to enjoy swimming throughout the pool, including at the deep end, away from their supervising adult if appropriate.

It means the adult may be on the side of the pool watching their child if this is suitable for the child in question.

Over-8s, including adults, who cannot swim should stay in the non-swimmers area.

Why is the test only for under-8s?

As with many public pools, under-8s need to be closely supervised, see below.  This test allows those who can swim, to enjoy the pool more and gives their adult a little more freedom too.

How many under-8s can I bring in to the pool?

One adult can bring up to two children under-8s into the pool, with under 4s wearing an attached buoyancy aid.

Where under-4s are not wearing an attached buoyancy aid then the ratio is 1:1. (The pool is 0.7m at the shallow).

All under-8 non-swimmers must be within arm’s reach of their adult at all times and must not go beyond the non-swimmers sign.

Under-8s will be classed as non-swimmers until they have passed the “lifeguard swimmers test”, see details above.

If my child has passed the “lifeguard swimming test” do they class as an over-8 so that I can supervise more children?

No. Under-8s still need to be supervised on the above ratios.

This is down to factors such as maturity, height, ability to communicate etc.

Our aim is to enable more people swim safely and enjoyably.

Please speak to a lifeguard if you have questions about your specific situation. Thank you!

 

For more information please get in touch.

Thursday 25 July 2019 – public swimming starts at 2:30pm

Prices 2021 Ashburton Pool

This Thursday, the 25 July, South Dartmoor CC are hiring the pool so we will be opening to the public 30 minutes later than usual.

Apologies for any inconvenience.

The rest of Thursday 25th is unaffected. There will be lane swimming from 7am to 8am, public swimming from 2:30pm to 6pm and then Waterpolo for 8 to 12 year olds from 6pm to 7pm.

During the season so far, Ashburton Primary School and Landscove Primary School have hired the pool for swimming lessons for their pupils which is great and fortunately that could all fit within the times that we are usually closed to the public.

 

For more information please get in touch.

Chloe Bakes for the pool…

Chloe Bakes for Ashburton Swimming Pool

Chloe Bakes is hosting a celebratory 1 year in business bake sale in aid of Ashburton Swimming Pool

 

Local bespoke cake maker Chloe Bakes, is hosting a 1 year in business celebratory bake sale on the 16th May and is very kindly making a donation to Ashburton Swimming Pool from every bake sold!

The sale will take place at 53 Long Park, Ashburton, TQ13 7BP and the bakes will be on sale from 11am until sold out. If you can’t make the sale you can place your order through facebook or by calling 01364 654797.

All items will cost £1.50 with a donation of 50p from each sale to the pool.

We’d like to say a big congratulations to Chloe Bakes for their successful first year in business and thank you very much for your very kind support for the Pool. We’re very much looking forward to sampling some of your amazing bakes!

If you’re not familiar with Chloe Bakes you can find out more on their website and on Instagram and Facebook.

Chloe Bakes for Ashburton Pool Chloe Bakes for Ashburton Pool

To get the latest updates please sign up to receive our newsletters.

For more information please get in touch.

Update to pool opening

Ashburton Pool Opening May 2021

We are very excited to be opening the pool in May and preparations are underway for the opening date of the 28th.

 

UPDATE… We are sorry for the complication in getting into the pool this year, we hope you understand the ever changing situation we find ourselves in and can bare with us. As lockdown measures ease we will endeavour to open up the pool to the maximum we are able. We have made the decision to delay the availability of the online booking system until the 21st May to bring us in line with the next stage in the Governments Roadmap. This will ensure that the sessions available will reflect what is allowed. We will update the sessions available below as the situation changes

Obviously, things will be very different this season, but we hope you can bear with us through this year and back out to normality. There are some rules we have to adhere to and some things that will make us more flexible to the ever-changing situation.

 

SOME CHANGES FOR THIS YEAR:

Online bookings only

All sessions will need to be pre-booked and pre-paid online via our online booking system. We expect to have this system up and running very soon. There will be no bookings or payments at the pool this season, so no need to remember cash or membership cards.

No changing rooms

You can leave your towels and belongings under the large canopy at the end of the pool, but please arrive ready to swim; beach-ready. The toilets will be open!! When booking half the pool a dedicated ‘changing area’ will be available.

No cafe

Sadly we do not anticipate opening the cafe this year. You are very welcome to bring a picnic, please remember no glass.All food needs to be consumed within your allotted swim time.

The timetable

So that we can adapt as we go and get as many people into the pool as possible, we will not to print a fixed timetable this year. Instead you will be able to use our online booking system to see availability.

As of April, the plan is for the following:

Lane sessions – 45 minute swim session. This is open to swimmers aged 12 and above and costs £5* per session. *See online booking system for information on reductions.

Half-Pool Hire – 45-minute swim session. (£25*) Maximum of 12 people per booking (whether swimming or on the side, please see child supervision info below.) The pool will be divided into two sections, lengthwise from shallow to deep end with a rope.  Each half of the pool will have a dedicated ‘changing area’.  The 12 must be made up according to Government Guidelines at the time of attendance. This currently means that you can have a group of any 6 people or for groups larger than 6 this must be made up from a maximum of two households (and their support bubbles).

Private Hire – 2 hour – for parties, events, activities. You have use of the whole pool with lifeguards, the kitchen, the field and play area £60/hr, 2 hours minimum booking. Numbers dependent on covid restrictions at the time, please contact us for more details.

Block bookings for schools, clubs, businesses etc. We are really chuffed that schools are booking again this year to get children water confident and active. Please contact Sarah Perry to find out more about block bookings whatever your organisation.

Supervision of children

A responsible adult 16+ may bring 2 children under the age of 8 into the pool, with any under-4s wearing an attached buoyancy aid. The adult must be in the water with the children at all times. Where under-4s are not wearing an attached buoyancy aid, the ratio is 1:1 because the shallow end is 0.7 metres deep.

Please bear with us through this summer and check our website regularly for updates. We understand that access to the pool will unfortunately be more restrictive this season, but our aim is to have as many people safely enjoying the pool as possible and we are working behind the scenes to increase access to swimming.

*For regular swimmers or for those who would benefit from financial assistance, 10% or 20% discounts will be available online.

To get the latest updates please sign up to receive our newsletters.

 

For more information please get in touch.

Lifeguards required!

Pool Lifeguards - Ashburton Pool

LIFEGUARDING OPPORTUNITIES 2021

Lifeguards required! Can you help?

We are looking for enthusiastic and passionate lifeguards to join our current enthusiastic team for the 2021 season. This is a part time role.

What you’ll need

You need to be able to supervise our 21 metre swimming pool whilst adhering to all the Health and Safety rules.  You’ll need a valid NPLQ qualification for the start of the season and you need to be 18 or over, an excellent team player with great communication skills and the ability to work independently. You must also be willing to have an enhanced DBS check and be able to supply an email reference please.

And in return

We will pay a competitive hourly rate and you’ll get to be part of a great community team!

To apply, or for more information, please contact helenpeters@ashburtonpool.com for an application form.

Photo credit : Sand in my pockets

For more information please get in touch.

Pool Opening Preparations 2021

We are planning to opening our pool for the summer season on Friday 28 May 2021, if possible.

Things will be different this year, details to follow, but we are doing the best we can to get people swimming at our lovely pool again!

Can you help us get the pool ready?

We will be sanding, painting, clearing brambles, gardening and cleaning up the site on the following dates:

-Saturday 10th April
-Saturday 24 April
-Saturday 8 May (if needed)

Please email Laura Ruiz at laura.ruiz@ashburtonpool.com in advance so that she can co-orindate jobs and volunteers on those dates.  Due to Covid, please don’t just drop in this year, thank you!

Would you like to do some fundraising?

If you would like to get involved in writing funding applications for the pool or organising fundraising events or activities, please get in touch with Sarah Perry at sarahperry@ashburtonpool.com

New volunteers welcome!

Ashburton Pool would not be here without all the fantastic volunteers in the community so thank you for all that you do. We would love to hear from you however you would like to get involved in keeping our lovely community pool going.

For more information please get in touch.

Ashburton Pool AGM 2020 -Tuesday 10 November 8pm

Due to Covid restrictions this year, our AGM will take place on Zoom.

Email Sarah Perry for full details, login and password on sarahperry@ashburtonpool.com

As volunteers working really hard to keep our community pool going, we were really disappointed that we were unable to open in 2020 due to the restrictions on pools being lifted too late into our season to make it viable and feasible logistically for us to open.

However, we are already preparing for what may need to be done in preparation for next season because we want our community pool to be open for everyone to enjoy again as soon as possible.

Please join us on the Tuesday 10 November to find out more or to get involved. Our committee has worked well over the years by sharing out volunteer roles and so it would be lovely to hear from you if may be able to help keep our pool going in any way big or small.

We are aware that not everyone can access zoom, but hope that volunteers past and present as well as other interested member of the the public will join us.

For more information please get in touch.

Closed for 2020, but fundraising for 2021

With heavy hearts the pool committee has decided that the pool will not be able to open this year. This is a very sad decision, but the costs of running the pool for such limited amount of time make it very difficult to justify.
However, we are planning to use the time to make badly needed upgrades to the pool. Most importantly we need urgently to replace our gas boiler which will cost £4,000. There are also changing rooms to refurbish and plenty of maintenance to do.
And so we are asking for your help…If you would like to make a donation, please click “Donate” above to go to our fundraising page.
If you have skills that could help us undertake these improvements, whether it be joinery, tiling or wielding a paint-brush and could give some time overthe summer, please message us via Facebook or to jezralph@ashburtonpool.com.
We are so sorry to bring you this news; we all enjoy using the pool and as a committee, we enjoy the challenge of running it for the benefit of the town.
Rest assured that 2021 will see us back stronger and brighter.
Thank you!
The trustees & committee, July 2020

For more information please get in touch.

Pool Opening Postponed 2020

You may be aware that Ashburton Swimming Pool was due to open on May 19th for the 2020 season. Due to the current situation we have had to make the decision not to open as planned on that date.

We know we are so lucky to have a beautiful pool right in the centre of the town and know how the pool is very important and enjoyable to so many people.

Everything will have to be put on hold for now. We will keep you updated in accordance with Government Guidelines.

Thank you always for your ongoing support and let’s hope we’re swimming soon!

Photo by Cara – http://sandinmypockets.com/

For more information please get in touch.

What is the Lifeguard Swim Test for under-8s?

Lifeguard Swim Test FAQs

If your child is a good swimmer who is under 8, they can take the “Lifeguard Swimming Test” which means that, when they pass, they can as appropriate….

  • -Swim at the deep end of the pool.
  • -Swim in the pool away from their supervising adult.

Under-8s still need to be supervised, see below ratios, but the adult may be out of the pool watching the child when appropriate.

What does a child under-8 need to do to pass the “lifeguard swimming test”?

Under-8s need to show that they can….

1) Swim from the shallow to the deep end confidently with a stroke of the child’s choice.

2) Tread water for 30 seconds

3) Float on their back when requested by the lifeguard to show that they could understand the instruction and do this if needed in a rescue situation.

Ask a lifeguard at the pool if your child can do the test. There is no need to book, but if the lifeguards are busy then you may need to wait until a lifeguard comes available.

Why do we have this test?

We have the test to enable children under-8 who are confident swimmers to enjoy swimming throughout the pool, including at the deep end, away from their supervising adult if appropriate.

It means the adult may be on the side of the pool watching their child if this is suitable for the child in question.

Over-8s, including adults, who cannot swim should stay in the non-swimmers area.

Why is the test only for under-8s?

As with many public pools, under-8s need to be closely supervised, see below.  This test allows those who can swim, to enjoy the pool more and gives their adult a little more freedom too.

How many under-8s can I bring in to the pool?

One adult can bring up to two children under-8s into the pool, with under 4s wearing an attached buoyancy aid.

Where under-4s are not wearing an attached buoyancy aid then the ratio is 1:1. (The pool is 0.7m at the shallow).

All under-8 non-swimmers must be within arm’s reach of their adult at all times and must not go beyond the non-swimmers sign.

Under-8s will be classed as non-swimmers until they have passed the “lifeguard swimmers test”, see details above.

If my child has passed the “lifeguard swimming test” do they class as an over-8 so that I can supervise more children?

No. Under-8s still need to be supervised on the above ratios.

This is down to factors such as maturity, height, ability to communicate etc.

Our aim is to enable more people swim safely and enjoyably.

Please speak to a lifeguard if you have questions about your specific situation. Thank you!

 

For more information please get in touch.

Thursday 25 July 2019 – public swimming starts at 2:30pm

Prices 2021 Ashburton Pool

This Thursday, the 25 July, South Dartmoor CC are hiring the pool so we will be opening to the public 30 minutes later than usual.

Apologies for any inconvenience.

The rest of Thursday 25th is unaffected. There will be lane swimming from 7am to 8am, public swimming from 2:30pm to 6pm and then Waterpolo for 8 to 12 year olds from 6pm to 7pm.

During the season so far, Ashburton Primary School and Landscove Primary School have hired the pool for swimming lessons for their pupils which is great and fortunately that could all fit within the times that we are usually closed to the public.

 

For more information please get in touch.

Chloe Bakes for the pool…

Chloe Bakes for Ashburton Swimming Pool

Chloe Bakes is hosting a celebratory 1 year in business bake sale in aid of Ashburton Swimming Pool

 

Local bespoke cake maker Chloe Bakes, is hosting a 1 year in business celebratory bake sale on the 16th May and is very kindly making a donation to Ashburton Swimming Pool from every bake sold!

The sale will take place at 53 Long Park, Ashburton, TQ13 7BP and the bakes will be on sale from 11am until sold out. If you can’t make the sale you can place your order through facebook or by calling 01364 654797.

All items will cost £1.50 with a donation of 50p from each sale to the pool.

We’d like to say a big congratulations to Chloe Bakes for their successful first year in business and thank you very much for your very kind support for the Pool. We’re very much looking forward to sampling some of your amazing bakes!

If you’re not familiar with Chloe Bakes you can find out more on their website and on Instagram and Facebook.

Chloe Bakes for Ashburton Pool Chloe Bakes for Ashburton Pool

To get the latest updates please sign up to receive our newsletters.

For more information please get in touch.

Update to pool opening

Ashburton Pool Opening May 2021

We are very excited to be opening the pool in May and preparations are underway for the opening date of the 28th.

 

UPDATE… We are sorry for the complication in getting into the pool this year, we hope you understand the ever changing situation we find ourselves in and can bare with us. As lockdown measures ease we will endeavour to open up the pool to the maximum we are able. We have made the decision to delay the availability of the online booking system until the 21st May to bring us in line with the next stage in the Governments Roadmap. This will ensure that the sessions available will reflect what is allowed. We will update the sessions available below as the situation changes

Obviously, things will be very different this season, but we hope you can bear with us through this year and back out to normality. There are some rules we have to adhere to and some things that will make us more flexible to the ever-changing situation.

 

SOME CHANGES FOR THIS YEAR:

Online bookings only

All sessions will need to be pre-booked and pre-paid online via our online booking system. We expect to have this system up and running very soon. There will be no bookings or payments at the pool this season, so no need to remember cash or membership cards.

No changing rooms

You can leave your towels and belongings under the large canopy at the end of the pool, but please arrive ready to swim; beach-ready. The toilets will be open!! When booking half the pool a dedicated ‘changing area’ will be available.

No cafe

Sadly we do not anticipate opening the cafe this year. You are very welcome to bring a picnic, please remember no glass.All food needs to be consumed within your allotted swim time.

The timetable

So that we can adapt as we go and get as many people into the pool as possible, we will not to print a fixed timetable this year. Instead you will be able to use our online booking system to see availability.

As of April, the plan is for the following:

Lane sessions – 45 minute swim session. This is open to swimmers aged 12 and above and costs £5* per session. *See online booking system for information on reductions.

Half-Pool Hire – 45-minute swim session. (£25*) Maximum of 12 people per booking (whether swimming or on the side, please see child supervision info below.) The pool will be divided into two sections, lengthwise from shallow to deep end with a rope.  Each half of the pool will have a dedicated ‘changing area’.  The 12 must be made up according to Government Guidelines at the time of attendance. This currently means that you can have a group of any 6 people or for groups larger than 6 this must be made up from a maximum of two households (and their support bubbles).

Private Hire – 2 hour – for parties, events, activities. You have use of the whole pool with lifeguards, the kitchen, the field and play area £60/hr, 2 hours minimum booking. Numbers dependent on covid restrictions at the time, please contact us for more details.

Block bookings for schools, clubs, businesses etc. We are really chuffed that schools are booking again this year to get children water confident and active. Please contact Sarah Perry to find out more about block bookings whatever your organisation.

Supervision of children

A responsible adult 16+ may bring 2 children under the age of 8 into the pool, with any under-4s wearing an attached buoyancy aid. The adult must be in the water with the children at all times. Where under-4s are not wearing an attached buoyancy aid, the ratio is 1:1 because the shallow end is 0.7 metres deep.

Please bear with us through this summer and check our website regularly for updates. We understand that access to the pool will unfortunately be more restrictive this season, but our aim is to have as many people safely enjoying the pool as possible and we are working behind the scenes to increase access to swimming.

*For regular swimmers or for those who would benefit from financial assistance, 10% or 20% discounts will be available online.

To get the latest updates please sign up to receive our newsletters.

 

For more information please get in touch.

Lifeguards required!

Pool Lifeguards - Ashburton Pool

LIFEGUARDING OPPORTUNITIES 2021

Lifeguards required! Can you help?

We are looking for enthusiastic and passionate lifeguards to join our current enthusiastic team for the 2021 season. This is a part time role.

What you’ll need

You need to be able to supervise our 21 metre swimming pool whilst adhering to all the Health and Safety rules.  You’ll need a valid NPLQ qualification for the start of the season and you need to be 18 or over, an excellent team player with great communication skills and the ability to work independently. You must also be willing to have an enhanced DBS check and be able to supply an email reference please.

And in return

We will pay a competitive hourly rate and you’ll get to be part of a great community team!

To apply, or for more information, please contact helenpeters@ashburtonpool.com for an application form.

Photo credit : Sand in my pockets

For more information please get in touch.

Pool Opening Preparations 2021

We are planning to opening our pool for the summer season on Friday 28 May 2021, if possible.

Things will be different this year, details to follow, but we are doing the best we can to get people swimming at our lovely pool again!

Can you help us get the pool ready?

We will be sanding, painting, clearing brambles, gardening and cleaning up the site on the following dates:

-Saturday 10th April
-Saturday 24 April
-Saturday 8 May (if needed)

Please email Laura Ruiz at laura.ruiz@ashburtonpool.com in advance so that she can co-orindate jobs and volunteers on those dates.  Due to Covid, please don’t just drop in this year, thank you!

Would you like to do some fundraising?

If you would like to get involved in writing funding applications for the pool or organising fundraising events or activities, please get in touch with Sarah Perry at sarahperry@ashburtonpool.com

New volunteers welcome!

Ashburton Pool would not be here without all the fantastic volunteers in the community so thank you for all that you do. We would love to hear from you however you would like to get involved in keeping our lovely community pool going.

For more information please get in touch.

Ashburton Pool AGM 2020 -Tuesday 10 November 8pm

Due to Covid restrictions this year, our AGM will take place on Zoom.

Email Sarah Perry for full details, login and password on sarahperry@ashburtonpool.com

As volunteers working really hard to keep our community pool going, we were really disappointed that we were unable to open in 2020 due to the restrictions on pools being lifted too late into our season to make it viable and feasible logistically for us to open.

However, we are already preparing for what may need to be done in preparation for next season because we want our community pool to be open for everyone to enjoy again as soon as possible.

Please join us on the Tuesday 10 November to find out more or to get involved. Our committee has worked well over the years by sharing out volunteer roles and so it would be lovely to hear from you if may be able to help keep our pool going in any way big or small.

We are aware that not everyone can access zoom, but hope that volunteers past and present as well as other interested member of the the public will join us.

For more information please get in touch.

Closed for 2020, but fundraising for 2021

With heavy hearts the pool committee has decided that the pool will not be able to open this year. This is a very sad decision, but the costs of running the pool for such limited amount of time make it very difficult to justify.
However, we are planning to use the time to make badly needed upgrades to the pool. Most importantly we need urgently to replace our gas boiler which will cost £4,000. There are also changing rooms to refurbish and plenty of maintenance to do.
And so we are asking for your help…If you would like to make a donation, please click “Donate” above to go to our fundraising page.
If you have skills that could help us undertake these improvements, whether it be joinery, tiling or wielding a paint-brush and could give some time overthe summer, please message us via Facebook or to jezralph@ashburtonpool.com.
We are so sorry to bring you this news; we all enjoy using the pool and as a committee, we enjoy the challenge of running it for the benefit of the town.
Rest assured that 2021 will see us back stronger and brighter.
Thank you!
The trustees & committee, July 2020

For more information please get in touch.

Pool Opening Postponed 2020

You may be aware that Ashburton Swimming Pool was due to open on May 19th for the 2020 season. Due to the current situation we have had to make the decision not to open as planned on that date.

We know we are so lucky to have a beautiful pool right in the centre of the town and know how the pool is very important and enjoyable to so many people.

Everything will have to be put on hold for now. We will keep you updated in accordance with Government Guidelines.

Thank you always for your ongoing support and let’s hope we’re swimming soon!

Photo by Cara – http://sandinmypockets.com/

For more information please get in touch.

What is the Lifeguard Swim Test for under-8s?

Lifeguard Swim Test FAQs

If your child is a good swimmer who is under 8, they can take the “Lifeguard Swimming Test” which means that, when they pass, they can as appropriate….

  • -Swim at the deep end of the pool.
  • -Swim in the pool away from their supervising adult.

Under-8s still need to be supervised, see below ratios, but the adult may be out of the pool watching the child when appropriate.

What does a child under-8 need to do to pass the “lifeguard swimming test”?

Under-8s need to show that they can….

1) Swim from the shallow to the deep end confidently with a stroke of the child’s choice.

2) Tread water for 30 seconds

3) Float on their back when requested by the lifeguard to show that they could understand the instruction and do this if needed in a rescue situation.

Ask a lifeguard at the pool if your child can do the test. There is no need to book, but if the lifeguards are busy then you may need to wait until a lifeguard comes available.

Why do we have this test?

We have the test to enable children under-8 who are confident swimmers to enjoy swimming throughout the pool, including at the deep end, away from their supervising adult if appropriate.

It means the adult may be on the side of the pool watching their child if this is suitable for the child in question.

Over-8s, including adults, who cannot swim should stay in the non-swimmers area.

Why is the test only for under-8s?

As with many public pools, under-8s need to be closely supervised, see below.  This test allows those who can swim, to enjoy the pool more and gives their adult a little more freedom too.

How many under-8s can I bring in to the pool?

One adult can bring up to two children under-8s into the pool, with under 4s wearing an attached buoyancy aid.

Where under-4s are not wearing an attached buoyancy aid then the ratio is 1:1. (The pool is 0.7m at the shallow).

All under-8 non-swimmers must be within arm’s reach of their adult at all times and must not go beyond the non-swimmers sign.

Under-8s will be classed as non-swimmers until they have passed the “lifeguard swimmers test”, see details above.

If my child has passed the “lifeguard swimming test” do they class as an over-8 so that I can supervise more children?

No. Under-8s still need to be supervised on the above ratios.

This is down to factors such as maturity, height, ability to communicate etc.

Our aim is to enable more people swim safely and enjoyably.

Please speak to a lifeguard if you have questions about your specific situation. Thank you!

 

For more information please get in touch.

Thursday 25 July 2019 – public swimming starts at 2:30pm

Prices 2021 Ashburton Pool

This Thursday, the 25 July, South Dartmoor CC are hiring the pool so we will be opening to the public 30 minutes later than usual.

Apologies for any inconvenience.

The rest of Thursday 25th is unaffected. There will be lane swimming from 7am to 8am, public swimming from 2:30pm to 6pm and then Waterpolo for 8 to 12 year olds from 6pm to 7pm.

During the season so far, Ashburton Primary School and Landscove Primary School have hired the pool for swimming lessons for their pupils which is great and fortunately that could all fit within the times that we are usually closed to the public.

 

For more information please get in touch.

Chloe Bakes for the pool…

Chloe Bakes for Ashburton Swimming Pool

Chloe Bakes is hosting a celebratory 1 year in business bake sale in aid of Ashburton Swimming Pool

 

Local bespoke cake maker Chloe Bakes, is hosting a 1 year in business celebratory bake sale on the 16th May and is very kindly making a donation to Ashburton Swimming Pool from every bake sold!

The sale will take place at 53 Long Park, Ashburton, TQ13 7BP and the bakes will be on sale from 11am until sold out. If you can’t make the sale you can place your order through facebook or by calling 01364 654797.

All items will cost £1.50 with a donation of 50p from each sale to the pool.

We’d like to say a big congratulations to Chloe Bakes for their successful first year in business and thank you very much for your very kind support for the Pool. We’re very much looking forward to sampling some of your amazing bakes!

If you’re not familiar with Chloe Bakes you can find out more on their website and on Instagram and Facebook.

Chloe Bakes for Ashburton Pool Chloe Bakes for Ashburton Pool

To get the latest updates please sign up to receive our newsletters.

For more information please get in touch.

Update to pool opening

Ashburton Pool Opening May 2021

We are very excited to be opening the pool in May and preparations are underway for the opening date of the 28th.

 

UPDATE… We are sorry for the complication in getting into the pool this year, we hope you understand the ever changing situation we find ourselves in and can bare with us. As lockdown measures ease we will endeavour to open up the pool to the maximum we are able. We have made the decision to delay the availability of the online booking system until the 21st May to bring us in line with the next stage in the Governments Roadmap. This will ensure that the sessions available will reflect what is allowed. We will update the sessions available below as the situation changes

Obviously, things will be very different this season, but we hope you can bear with us through this year and back out to normality. There are some rules we have to adhere to and some things that will make us more flexible to the ever-changing situation.

 

SOME CHANGES FOR THIS YEAR:

Online bookings only

All sessions will need to be pre-booked and pre-paid online via our online booking system. We expect to have this system up and running very soon. There will be no bookings or payments at the pool this season, so no need to remember cash or membership cards.

No changing rooms

You can leave your towels and belongings under the large canopy at the end of the pool, but please arrive ready to swim; beach-ready. The toilets will be open!! When booking half the pool a dedicated ‘changing area’ will be available.

No cafe

Sadly we do not anticipate opening the cafe this year. You are very welcome to bring a picnic, please remember no glass.All food needs to be consumed within your allotted swim time.

The timetable

So that we can adapt as we go and get as many people into the pool as possible, we will not to print a fixed timetable this year. Instead you will be able to use our online booking system to see availability.

As of April, the plan is for the following:

Lane sessions – 45 minute swim session. This is open to swimmers aged 12 and above and costs £5* per session. *See online booking system for information on reductions.

Half-Pool Hire – 45-minute swim session. (£25*) Maximum of 12 people per booking (whether swimming or on the side, please see child supervision info below.) The pool will be divided into two sections, lengthwise from shallow to deep end with a rope.  Each half of the pool will have a dedicated ‘changing area’.  The 12 must be made up according to Government Guidelines at the time of attendance. This currently means that you can have a group of any 6 people or for groups larger than 6 this must be made up from a maximum of two households (and their support bubbles).

Private Hire – 2 hour – for parties, events, activities. You have use of the whole pool with lifeguards, the kitchen, the field and play area £60/hr, 2 hours minimum booking. Numbers dependent on covid restrictions at the time, please contact us for more details.

Block bookings for schools, clubs, businesses etc. We are really chuffed that schools are booking again this year to get children water confident and active. Please contact Sarah Perry to find out more about block bookings whatever your organisation.

Supervision of children

A responsible adult 16+ may bring 2 children under the age of 8 into the pool, with any under-4s wearing an attached buoyancy aid. The adult must be in the water with the children at all times. Where under-4s are not wearing an attached buoyancy aid, the ratio is 1:1 because the shallow end is 0.7 metres deep.

Please bear with us through this summer and check our website regularly for updates. We understand that access to the pool will unfortunately be more restrictive this season, but our aim is to have as many people safely enjoying the pool as possible and we are working behind the scenes to increase access to swimming.

*For regular swimmers or for those who would benefit from financial assistance, 10% or 20% discounts will be available online.

To get the latest updates please sign up to receive our newsletters.

 

For more information please get in touch.

Lifeguards required!

Pool Lifeguards - Ashburton Pool

LIFEGUARDING OPPORTUNITIES 2021

Lifeguards required! Can you help?

We are looking for enthusiastic and passionate lifeguards to join our current enthusiastic team for the 2021 season. This is a part time role.

What you’ll need

You need to be able to supervise our 21 metre swimming pool whilst adhering to all the Health and Safety rules.  You’ll need a valid NPLQ qualification for the start of the season and you need to be 18 or over, an excellent team player with great communication skills and the ability to work independently. You must also be willing to have an enhanced DBS check and be able to supply an email reference please.

And in return

We will pay a competitive hourly rate and you’ll get to be part of a great community team!

To apply, or for more information, please contact helenpeters@ashburtonpool.com for an application form.

Photo credit : Sand in my pockets

For more information please get in touch.

Pool Opening Preparations 2021

We are planning to opening our pool for the summer season on Friday 28 May 2021, if possible.

Things will be different this year, details to follow, but we are doing the best we can to get people swimming at our lovely pool again!

Can you help us get the pool ready?

We will be sanding, painting, clearing brambles, gardening and cleaning up the site on the following dates:

-Saturday 10th April
-Saturday 24 April
-Saturday 8 May (if needed)

Please email Laura Ruiz at laura.ruiz@ashburtonpool.com in advance so that she can co-orindate jobs and volunteers on those dates.  Due to Covid, please don’t just drop in this year, thank you!

Would you like to do some fundraising?

If you would like to get involved in writing funding applications for the pool or organising fundraising events or activities, please get in touch with Sarah Perry at sarahperry@ashburtonpool.com

New volunteers welcome!

Ashburton Pool would not be here without all the fantastic volunteers in the community so thank you for all that you do. We would love to hear from you however you would like to get involved in keeping our lovely community pool going.

For more information please get in touch.

Ashburton Pool AGM 2020 -Tuesday 10 November 8pm

Due to Covid restrictions this year, our AGM will take place on Zoom.

Email Sarah Perry for full details, login and password on sarahperry@ashburtonpool.com

As volunteers working really hard to keep our community pool going, we were really disappointed that we were unable to open in 2020 due to the restrictions on pools being lifted too late into our season to make it viable and feasible logistically for us to open.

However, we are already preparing for what may need to be done in preparation for next season because we want our community pool to be open for everyone to enjoy again as soon as possible.

Please join us on the Tuesday 10 November to find out more or to get involved. Our committee has worked well over the years by sharing out volunteer roles and so it would be lovely to hear from you if may be able to help keep our pool going in any way big or small.

We are aware that not everyone can access zoom, but hope that volunteers past and present as well as other interested member of the the public will join us.

For more information please get in touch.

Closed for 2020, but fundraising for 2021

With heavy hearts the pool committee has decided that the pool will not be able to open this year. This is a very sad decision, but the costs of running the pool for such limited amount of time make it very difficult to justify.
However, we are planning to use the time to make badly needed upgrades to the pool. Most importantly we need urgently to replace our gas boiler which will cost £4,000. There are also changing rooms to refurbish and plenty of maintenance to do.
And so we are asking for your help…If you would like to make a donation, please click “Donate” above to go to our fundraising page.
If you have skills that could help us undertake these improvements, whether it be joinery, tiling or wielding a paint-brush and could give some time overthe summer, please message us via Facebook or to jezralph@ashburtonpool.com.
We are so sorry to bring you this news; we all enjoy using the pool and as a committee, we enjoy the challenge of running it for the benefit of the town.
Rest assured that 2021 will see us back stronger and brighter.
Thank you!
The trustees & committee, July 2020

For more information please get in touch.

Pool Opening Postponed 2020

You may be aware that Ashburton Swimming Pool was due to open on May 19th for the 2020 season. Due to the current situation we have had to make the decision not to open as planned on that date.

We know we are so lucky to have a beautiful pool right in the centre of the town and know how the pool is very important and enjoyable to so many people.

Everything will have to be put on hold for now. We will keep you updated in accordance with Government Guidelines.

Thank you always for your ongoing support and let’s hope we’re swimming soon!

Photo by Cara – http://sandinmypockets.com/

For more information please get in touch.

What is the Lifeguard Swim Test for under-8s?

Lifeguard Swim Test FAQs

If your child is a good swimmer who is under 8, they can take the “Lifeguard Swimming Test” which means that, when they pass, they can as appropriate….

  • -Swim at the deep end of the pool.
  • -Swim in the pool away from their supervising adult.

Under-8s still need to be supervised, see below ratios, but the adult may be out of the pool watching the child when appropriate.

What does a child under-8 need to do to pass the “lifeguard swimming test”?

Under-8s need to show that they can….

1) Swim from the shallow to the deep end confidently with a stroke of the child’s choice.

2) Tread water for 30 seconds

3) Float on their back when requested by the lifeguard to show that they could understand the instruction and do this if needed in a rescue situation.

Ask a lifeguard at the pool if your child can do the test. There is no need to book, but if the lifeguards are busy then you may need to wait until a lifeguard comes available.

Why do we have this test?

We have the test to enable children under-8 who are confident swimmers to enjoy swimming throughout the pool, including at the deep end, away from their supervising adult if appropriate.

It means the adult may be on the side of the pool watching their child if this is suitable for the child in question.

Over-8s, including adults, who cannot swim should stay in the non-swimmers area.

Why is the test only for under-8s?

As with many public pools, under-8s need to be closely supervised, see below.  This test allows those who can swim, to enjoy the pool more and gives their adult a little more freedom too.

How many under-8s can I bring in to the pool?

One adult can bring up to two children under-8s into the pool, with under 4s wearing an attached buoyancy aid.

Where under-4s are not wearing an attached buoyancy aid then the ratio is 1:1. (The pool is 0.7m at the shallow).

All under-8 non-swimmers must be within arm’s reach of their adult at all times and must not go beyond the non-swimmers sign.

Under-8s will be classed as non-swimmers until they have passed the “lifeguard swimmers test”, see details above.

If my child has passed the “lifeguard swimming test” do they class as an over-8 so that I can supervise more children?

No. Under-8s still need to be supervised on the above ratios.

This is down to factors such as maturity, height, ability to communicate etc.

Our aim is to enable more people swim safely and enjoyably.

Please speak to a lifeguard if you have questions about your specific situation. Thank you!

 

For more information please get in touch.

Thursday 25 July 2019 – public swimming starts at 2:30pm

Prices 2021 Ashburton Pool

This Thursday, the 25 July, South Dartmoor CC are hiring the pool so we will be opening to the public 30 minutes later than usual.

Apologies for any inconvenience.

The rest of Thursday 25th is unaffected. There will be lane swimming from 7am to 8am, public swimming from 2:30pm to 6pm and then Waterpolo for 8 to 12 year olds from 6pm to 7pm.

During the season so far, Ashburton Primary School and Landscove Primary School have hired the pool for swimming lessons for their pupils which is great and fortunately that could all fit within the times that we are usually closed to the public.

 

For more information please get in touch.

Chloe Bakes for the pool…

Chloe Bakes for Ashburton Swimming Pool

Chloe Bakes is hosting a celebratory 1 year in business bake sale in aid of Ashburton Swimming Pool

 

Local bespoke cake maker Chloe Bakes, is hosting a 1 year in business celebratory bake sale on the 16th May and is very kindly making a donation to Ashburton Swimming Pool from every bake sold!

The sale will take place at 53 Long Park, Ashburton, TQ13 7BP and the bakes will be on sale from 11am until sold out. If you can’t make the sale you can place your order through facebook or by calling 01364 654797.

All items will cost £1.50 with a donation of 50p from each sale to the pool.

We’d like to say a big congratulations to Chloe Bakes for their successful first year in business and thank you very much for your very kind support for the Pool. We’re very much looking forward to sampling some of your amazing bakes!

If you’re not familiar with Chloe Bakes you can find out more on their website and on Instagram and Facebook.

Chloe Bakes for Ashburton Pool Chloe Bakes for Ashburton Pool

To get the latest updates please sign up to receive our newsletters.

For more information please get in touch.

Update to pool opening

Ashburton Pool Opening May 2021

We are very excited to be opening the pool in May and preparations are underway for the opening date of the 28th.

 

UPDATE… We are sorry for the complication in getting into the pool this year, we hope you understand the ever changing situation we find ourselves in and can bare with us. As lockdown measures ease we will endeavour to open up the pool to the maximum we are able. We have made the decision to delay the availability of the online booking system until the 21st May to bring us in line with the next stage in the Governments Roadmap. This will ensure that the sessions available will reflect what is allowed. We will update the sessions available below as the situation changes

Obviously, things will be very different this season, but we hope you can bear with us through this year and back out to normality. There are some rules we have to adhere to and some things that will make us more flexible to the ever-changing situation.

 

SOME CHANGES FOR THIS YEAR:

Online bookings only

All sessions will need to be pre-booked and pre-paid online via our online booking system. We expect to have this system up and running very soon. There will be no bookings or payments at the pool this season, so no need to remember cash or membership cards.

No changing rooms

You can leave your towels and belongings under the large canopy at the end of the pool, but please arrive ready to swim; beach-ready. The toilets will be open!! When booking half the pool a dedicated ‘changing area’ will be available.

No cafe

Sadly we do not anticipate opening the cafe this year. You are very welcome to bring a picnic, please remember no glass.All food needs to be consumed within your allotted swim time.

The timetable

So that we can adapt as we go and get as many people into the pool as possible, we will not to print a fixed timetable this year. Instead you will be able to use our online booking system to see availability.

As of April, the plan is for the following:

Lane sessions – 45 minute swim session. This is open to swimmers aged 12 and above and costs £5* per session. *See online booking system for information on reductions.

Half-Pool Hire – 45-minute swim session. (£25*) Maximum of 12 people per booking (whether swimming or on the side, please see child supervision info below.) The pool will be divided into two sections, lengthwise from shallow to deep end with a rope.  Each half of the pool will have a dedicated ‘changing area’.  The 12 must be made up according to Government Guidelines at the time of attendance. This currently means that you can have a group of any 6 people or for groups larger than 6 this must be made up from a maximum of two households (and their support bubbles).

Private Hire – 2 hour – for parties, events, activities. You have use of the whole pool with lifeguards, the kitchen, the field and play area £60/hr, 2 hours minimum booking. Numbers dependent on covid restrictions at the time, please contact us for more details.

Block bookings for schools, clubs, businesses etc. We are really chuffed that schools are booking again this year to get children water confident and active. Please contact Sarah Perry to find out more about block bookings whatever your organisation.

Supervision of children

A responsible adult 16+ may bring 2 children under the age of 8 into the pool, with any under-4s wearing an attached buoyancy aid. The adult must be in the water with the children at all times. Where under-4s are not wearing an attached buoyancy aid, the ratio is 1:1 because the shallow end is 0.7 metres deep.

Please bear with us through this summer and check our website regularly for updates. We understand that access to the pool will unfortunately be more restrictive this season, but our aim is to have as many people safely enjoying the pool as possible and we are working behind the scenes to increase access to swimming.

*For regular swimmers or for those who would benefit from financial assistance, 10% or 20% discounts will be available online.

To get the latest updates please sign up to receive our newsletters.

 

For more information please get in touch.

Lifeguards required!

Pool Lifeguards - Ashburton Pool

LIFEGUARDING OPPORTUNITIES 2021

Lifeguards required! Can you help?

We are looking for enthusiastic and passionate lifeguards to join our current enthusiastic team for the 2021 season. This is a part time role.

What you’ll need

You need to be able to supervise our 21 metre swimming pool whilst adhering to all the Health and Safety rules.  You’ll need a valid NPLQ qualification for the start of the season and you need to be 18 or over, an excellent team player with great communication skills and the ability to work independently. You must also be willing to have an enhanced DBS check and be able to supply an email reference please.

And in return

We will pay a competitive hourly rate and you’ll get to be part of a great community team!

To apply, or for more information, please contact helenpeters@ashburtonpool.com for an application form.

Photo credit : Sand in my pockets

For more information please get in touch.

Pool Opening Preparations 2021

We are planning to opening our pool for the summer season on Friday 28 May 2021, if possible.

Things will be different this year, details to follow, but we are doing the best we can to get people swimming at our lovely pool again!

Can you help us get the pool ready?

We will be sanding, painting, clearing brambles, gardening and cleaning up the site on the following dates:

-Saturday 10th April
-Saturday 24 April
-Saturday 8 May (if needed)

Please email Laura Ruiz at laura.ruiz@ashburtonpool.com in advance so that she can co-orindate jobs and volunteers on those dates.  Due to Covid, please don’t just drop in this year, thank you!

Would you like to do some fundraising?

If you would like to get involved in writing funding applications for the pool or organising fundraising events or activities, please get in touch with Sarah Perry at sarahperry@ashburtonpool.com

New volunteers welcome!

Ashburton Pool would not be here without all the fantastic volunteers in the community so thank you for all that you do. We would love to hear from you however you would like to get involved in keeping our lovely community pool going.

For more information please get in touch.

Ashburton Pool AGM 2020 -Tuesday 10 November 8pm

Due to Covid restrictions this year, our AGM will take place on Zoom.

Email Sarah Perry for full details, login and password on sarahperry@ashburtonpool.com

As volunteers working really hard to keep our community pool going, we were really disappointed that we were unable to open in 2020 due to the restrictions on pools being lifted too late into our season to make it viable and feasible logistically for us to open.

However, we are already preparing for what may need to be done in preparation for next season because we want our community pool to be open for everyone to enjoy again as soon as possible.

Please join us on the Tuesday 10 November to find out more or to get involved. Our committee has worked well over the years by sharing out volunteer roles and so it would be lovely to hear from you if may be able to help keep our pool going in any way big or small.

We are aware that not everyone can access zoom, but hope that volunteers past and present as well as other interested member of the the public will join us.

For more information please get in touch.

Closed for 2020, but fundraising for 2021

With heavy hearts the pool committee has decided that the pool will not be able to open this year. This is a very sad decision, but the costs of running the pool for such limited amount of time make it very difficult to justify.
However, we are planning to use the time to make badly needed upgrades to the pool. Most importantly we need urgently to replace our gas boiler which will cost £4,000. There are also changing rooms to refurbish and plenty of maintenance to do.
And so we are asking for your help…If you would like to make a donation, please click “Donate” above to go to our fundraising page.
If you have skills that could help us undertake these improvements, whether it be joinery, tiling or wielding a paint-brush and could give some time overthe summer, please message us via Facebook or to jezralph@ashburtonpool.com.
We are so sorry to bring you this news; we all enjoy using the pool and as a committee, we enjoy the challenge of running it for the benefit of the town.
Rest assured that 2021 will see us back stronger and brighter.
Thank you!
The trustees & committee, July 2020

For more information please get in touch.

Pool Opening Postponed 2020

You may be aware that Ashburton Swimming Pool was due to open on May 19th for the 2020 season. Due to the current situation we have had to make the decision not to open as planned on that date.

We know we are so lucky to have a beautiful pool right in the centre of the town and know how the pool is very important and enjoyable to so many people.

Everything will have to be put on hold for now. We will keep you updated in accordance with Government Guidelines.

Thank you always for your ongoing support and let’s hope we’re swimming soon!

Photo by Cara – http://sandinmypockets.com/

For more information please get in touch.

What is the Lifeguard Swim Test for under-8s?

Lifeguard Swim Test FAQs

If your child is a good swimmer who is under 8, they can take the “Lifeguard Swimming Test” which means that, when they pass, they can as appropriate….

  • -Swim at the deep end of the pool.
  • -Swim in the pool away from their supervising adult.

Under-8s still need to be supervised, see below ratios, but the adult may be out of the pool watching the child when appropriate.

What does a child under-8 need to do to pass the “lifeguard swimming test”?

Under-8s need to show that they can….

1) Swim from the shallow to the deep end confidently with a stroke of the child’s choice.

2) Tread water for 30 seconds

3) Float on their back when requested by the lifeguard to show that they could understand the instruction and do this if needed in a rescue situation.

Ask a lifeguard at the pool if your child can do the test. There is no need to book, but if the lifeguards are busy then you may need to wait until a lifeguard comes available.

Why do we have this test?

We have the test to enable children under-8 who are confident swimmers to enjoy swimming throughout the pool, including at the deep end, away from their supervising adult if appropriate.

It means the adult may be on the side of the pool watching their child if this is suitable for the child in question.

Over-8s, including adults, who cannot swim should stay in the non-swimmers area.

Why is the test only for under-8s?

As with many public pools, under-8s need to be closely supervised, see below.  This test allows those who can swim, to enjoy the pool more and gives their adult a little more freedom too.

How many under-8s can I bring in to the pool?

One adult can bring up to two children under-8s into the pool, with under 4s wearing an attached buoyancy aid.

Where under-4s are not wearing an attached buoyancy aid then the ratio is 1:1. (The pool is 0.7m at the shallow).

All under-8 non-swimmers must be within arm’s reach of their adult at all times and must not go beyond the non-swimmers sign.

Under-8s will be classed as non-swimmers until they have passed the “lifeguard swimmers test”, see details above.

If my child has passed the “lifeguard swimming test” do they class as an over-8 so that I can supervise more children?

No. Under-8s still need to be supervised on the above ratios.

This is down to factors such as maturity, height, ability to communicate etc.

Our aim is to enable more people swim safely and enjoyably.

Please speak to a lifeguard if you have questions about your specific situation. Thank you!

 

For more information please get in touch.

Thursday 25 July 2019 – public swimming starts at 2:30pm

Prices 2021 Ashburton Pool

This Thursday, the 25 July, South Dartmoor CC are hiring the pool so we will be opening to the public 30 minutes later than usual.

Apologies for any inconvenience.

The rest of Thursday 25th is unaffected. There will be lane swimming from 7am to 8am, public swimming from 2:30pm to 6pm and then Waterpolo for 8 to 12 year olds from 6pm to 7pm.

During the season so far, Ashburton Primary School and Landscove Primary School have hired the pool for swimming lessons for their pupils which is great and fortunately that could all fit within the times that we are usually closed to the public.

 

For more information please get in touch.

Chloe Bakes for the pool…

Chloe Bakes for Ashburton Swimming Pool

Chloe Bakes is hosting a celebratory 1 year in business bake sale in aid of Ashburton Swimming Pool

 

Local bespoke cake maker Chloe Bakes, is hosting a 1 year in business celebratory bake sale on the 16th May and is very kindly making a donation to Ashburton Swimming Pool from every bake sold!

The sale will take place at 53 Long Park, Ashburton, TQ13 7BP and the bakes will be on sale from 11am until sold out. If you can’t make the sale you can place your order through facebook or by calling 01364 654797.

All items will cost £1.50 with a donation of 50p from each sale to the pool.

We’d like to say a big congratulations to Chloe Bakes for their successful first year in business and thank you very much for your very kind support for the Pool. We’re very much looking forward to sampling some of your amazing bakes!

If you’re not familiar with Chloe Bakes you can find out more on their website and on Instagram and Facebook.

Chloe Bakes for Ashburton Pool Chloe Bakes for Ashburton Pool

To get the latest updates please sign up to receive our newsletters.

For more information please get in touch.

Update to pool opening

Ashburton Pool Opening May 2021

We are very excited to be opening the pool in May and preparations are underway for the opening date of the 28th.

 

UPDATE… We are sorry for the complication in getting into the pool this year, we hope you understand the ever changing situation we find ourselves in and can bare with us. As lockdown measures ease we will endeavour to open up the pool to the maximum we are able. We have made the decision to delay the availability of the online booking system until the 21st May to bring us in line with the next stage in the Governments Roadmap. This will ensure that the sessions available will reflect what is allowed. We will update the sessions available below as the situation changes

Obviously, things will be very different this season, but we hope you can bear with us through this year and back out to normality. There are some rules we have to adhere to and some things that will make us more flexible to the ever-changing situation.

 

SOME CHANGES FOR THIS YEAR:

Online bookings only

All sessions will need to be pre-booked and pre-paid online via our online booking system. We expect to have this system up and running very soon. There will be no bookings or payments at the pool this season, so no need to remember cash or membership cards.

No changing rooms

You can leave your towels and belongings under the large canopy at the end of the pool, but please arrive ready to swim; beach-ready. The toilets will be open!! When booking half the pool a dedicated ‘changing area’ will be available.

No cafe

Sadly we do not anticipate opening the cafe this year. You are very welcome to bring a picnic, please remember no glass.All food needs to be consumed within your allotted swim time.

The timetable

So that we can adapt as we go and get as many people into the pool as possible, we will not to print a fixed timetable this year. Instead you will be able to use our online booking system to see availability.

As of April, the plan is for the following:

Lane sessions – 45 minute swim session. This is open to swimmers aged 12 and above and costs £5* per session. *See online booking system for information on reductions.

Half-Pool Hire – 45-minute swim session. (£25*) Maximum of 12 people per booking (whether swimming or on the side, please see child supervision info below.) The pool will be divided into two sections, lengthwise from shallow to deep end with a rope.  Each half of the pool will have a dedicated ‘changing area’.  The 12 must be made up according to Government Guidelines at the time of attendance. This currently means that you can have a group of any 6 people or for groups larger than 6 this must be made up from a maximum of two households (and their support bubbles).

Private Hire – 2 hour – for parties, events, activities. You have use of the whole pool with lifeguards, the kitchen, the field and play area £60/hr, 2 hours minimum booking. Numbers dependent on covid restrictions at the time, please contact us for more details.

Block bookings for schools, clubs, businesses etc. We are really chuffed that schools are booking again this year to get children water confident and active. Please contact Sarah Perry to find out more about block bookings whatever your organisation.

Supervision of children

A responsible adult 16+ may bring 2 children under the age of 8 into the pool, with any under-4s wearing an attached buoyancy aid. The adult must be in the water with the children at all times. Where under-4s are not wearing an attached buoyancy aid, the ratio is 1:1 because the shallow end is 0.7 metres deep.

Please bear with us through this summer and check our website regularly for updates. We understand that access to the pool will unfortunately be more restrictive this season, but our aim is to have as many people safely enjoying the pool as possible and we are working behind the scenes to increase access to swimming.

*For regular swimmers or for those who would benefit from financial assistance, 10% or 20% discounts will be available online.

To get the latest updates please sign up to receive our newsletters.

 

For more information please get in touch.

Lifeguards required!

Pool Lifeguards - Ashburton Pool

LIFEGUARDING OPPORTUNITIES 2021

Lifeguards required! Can you help?

We are looking for enthusiastic and passionate lifeguards to join our current enthusiastic team for the 2021 season. This is a part time role.

What you’ll need

You need to be able to supervise our 21 metre swimming pool whilst adhering to all the Health and Safety rules.  You’ll need a valid NPLQ qualification for the start of the season and you need to be 18 or over, an excellent team player with great communication skills and the ability to work independently. You must also be willing to have an enhanced DBS check and be able to supply an email reference please.

And in return

We will pay a competitive hourly rate and you’ll get to be part of a great community team!

To apply, or for more information, please contact helenpeters@ashburtonpool.com for an application form.

Photo credit : Sand in my pockets

For more information please get in touch.

Pool Opening Preparations 2021

We are planning to opening our pool for the summer season on Friday 28 May 2021, if possible.

Things will be different this year, details to follow, but we are doing the best we can to get people swimming at our lovely pool again!

Can you help us get the pool ready?

We will be sanding, painting, clearing brambles, gardening and cleaning up the site on the following dates:

-Saturday 10th April
-Saturday 24 April
-Saturday 8 May (if needed)

Please email Laura Ruiz at laura.ruiz@ashburtonpool.com in advance so that she can co-orindate jobs and volunteers on those dates.  Due to Covid, please don’t just drop in this year, thank you!

Would you like to do some fundraising?

If you would like to get involved in writing funding applications for the pool or organising fundraising events or activities, please get in touch with Sarah Perry at sarahperry@ashburtonpool.com

New volunteers welcome!

Ashburton Pool would not be here without all the fantastic volunteers in the community so thank you for all that you do. We would love to hear from you however you would like to get involved in keeping our lovely community pool going.

For more information please get in touch.

Ashburton Pool AGM 2020 -Tuesday 10 November 8pm

Due to Covid restrictions this year, our AGM will take place on Zoom.

Email Sarah Perry for full details, login and password on sarahperry@ashburtonpool.com

As volunteers working really hard to keep our community pool going, we were really disappointed that we were unable to open in 2020 due to the restrictions on pools being lifted too late into our season to make it viable and feasible logistically for us to open.

However, we are already preparing for what may need to be done in preparation for next season because we want our community pool to be open for everyone to enjoy again as soon as possible.

Please join us on the Tuesday 10 November to find out more or to get involved. Our committee has worked well over the years by sharing out volunteer roles and so it would be lovely to hear from you if may be able to help keep our pool going in any way big or small.

We are aware that not everyone can access zoom, but hope that volunteers past and present as well as other interested member of the the public will join us.

For more information please get in touch.

Closed for 2020, but fundraising for 2021

With heavy hearts the pool committee has decided that the pool will not be able to open this year. This is a very sad decision, but the costs of running the pool for such limited amount of time make it very difficult to justify.
However, we are planning to use the time to make badly needed upgrades to the pool. Most importantly we need urgently to replace our gas boiler which will cost £4,000. There are also changing rooms to refurbish and plenty of maintenance to do.
And so we are asking for your help…If you would like to make a donation, please click “Donate” above to go to our fundraising page.
If you have skills that could help us undertake these improvements, whether it be joinery, tiling or wielding a paint-brush and could give some time overthe summer, please message us via Facebook or to jezralph@ashburtonpool.com.
We are so sorry to bring you this news; we all enjoy using the pool and as a committee, we enjoy the challenge of running it for the benefit of the town.
Rest assured that 2021 will see us back stronger and brighter.
Thank you!
The trustees & committee, July 2020

For more information please get in touch.

Pool Opening Postponed 2020

You may be aware that Ashburton Swimming Pool was due to open on May 19th for the 2020 season. Due to the current situation we have had to make the decision not to open as planned on that date.

We know we are so lucky to have a beautiful pool right in the centre of the town and know how the pool is very important and enjoyable to so many people.

Everything will have to be put on hold for now. We will keep you updated in accordance with Government Guidelines.

Thank you always for your ongoing support and let’s hope we’re swimming soon!

Photo by Cara – http://sandinmypockets.com/

For more information please get in touch.

What is the Lifeguard Swim Test for under-8s?

Lifeguard Swim Test FAQs

If your child is a good swimmer who is under 8, they can take the “Lifeguard Swimming Test” which means that, when they pass, they can as appropriate….

  • -Swim at the deep end of the pool.
  • -Swim in the pool away from their supervising adult.

Under-8s still need to be supervised, see below ratios, but the adult may be out of the pool watching the child when appropriate.

What does a child under-8 need to do to pass the “lifeguard swimming test”?

Under-8s need to show that they can….

1) Swim from the shallow to the deep end confidently with a stroke of the child’s choice.

2) Tread water for 30 seconds

3) Float on their back when requested by the lifeguard to show that they could understand the instruction and do this if needed in a rescue situation.

Ask a lifeguard at the pool if your child can do the test. There is no need to book, but if the lifeguards are busy then you may need to wait until a lifeguard comes available.

Why do we have this test?

We have the test to enable children under-8 who are confident swimmers to enjoy swimming throughout the pool, including at the deep end, away from their supervising adult if appropriate.

It means the adult may be on the side of the pool watching their child if this is suitable for the child in question.

Over-8s, including adults, who cannot swim should stay in the non-swimmers area.

Why is the test only for under-8s?

As with many public pools, under-8s need to be closely supervised, see below.  This test allows those who can swim, to enjoy the pool more and gives their adult a little more freedom too.

How many under-8s can I bring in to the pool?

One adult can bring up to two children under-8s into the pool, with under 4s wearing an attached buoyancy aid.

Where under-4s are not wearing an attached buoyancy aid then the ratio is 1:1. (The pool is 0.7m at the shallow).

All under-8 non-swimmers must be within arm’s reach of their adult at all times and must not go beyond the non-swimmers sign.

Under-8s will be classed as non-swimmers until they have passed the “lifeguard swimmers test”, see details above.

If my child has passed the “lifeguard swimming test” do they class as an over-8 so that I can supervise more children?

No. Under-8s still need to be supervised on the above ratios.

This is down to factors such as maturity, height, ability to communicate etc.

Our aim is to enable more people swim safely and enjoyably.

Please speak to a lifeguard if you have questions about your specific situation. Thank you!

 

For more information please get in touch.

Thursday 25 July 2019 – public swimming starts at 2:30pm

Prices 2021 Ashburton Pool

This Thursday, the 25 July, South Dartmoor CC are hiring the pool so we will be opening to the public 30 minutes later than usual.

Apologies for any inconvenience.

The rest of Thursday 25th is unaffected. There will be lane swimming from 7am to 8am, public swimming from 2:30pm to 6pm and then Waterpolo for 8 to 12 year olds from 6pm to 7pm.

During the season so far, Ashburton Primary School and Landscove Primary School have hired the pool for swimming lessons for their pupils which is great and fortunately that could all fit within the times that we are usually closed to the public.

 

For more information please get in touch.

Chloe Bakes for the pool…

Chloe Bakes for Ashburton Swimming Pool

Chloe Bakes is hosting a celebratory 1 year in business bake sale in aid of Ashburton Swimming Pool

 

Local bespoke cake maker Chloe Bakes, is hosting a 1 year in business celebratory bake sale on the 16th May and is very kindly making a donation to Ashburton Swimming Pool from every bake sold!

The sale will take place at 53 Long Park, Ashburton, TQ13 7BP and the bakes will be on sale from 11am until sold out. If you can’t make the sale you can place your order through facebook or by calling 01364 654797.

All items will cost £1.50 with a donation of 50p from each sale to the pool.

We’d like to say a big congratulations to Chloe Bakes for their successful first year in business and thank you very much for your very kind support for the Pool. We’re very much looking forward to sampling some of your amazing bakes!

If you’re not familiar with Chloe Bakes you can find out more on their website and on Instagram and Facebook.

Chloe Bakes for Ashburton Pool Chloe Bakes for Ashburton Pool

To get the latest updates please sign up to receive our newsletters.

For more information please get in touch.

Update to pool opening

Ashburton Pool Opening May 2021

We are very excited to be opening the pool in May and preparations are underway for the opening date of the 28th.

 

UPDATE… We are sorry for the complication in getting into the pool this year, we hope you understand the ever changing situation we find ourselves in and can bare with us. As lockdown measures ease we will endeavour to open up the pool to the maximum we are able. We have made the decision to delay the availability of the online booking system until the 21st May to bring us in line with the next stage in the Governments Roadmap. This will ensure that the sessions available will reflect what is allowed. We will update the sessions available below as the situation changes

Obviously, things will be very different this season, but we hope you can bear with us through this year and back out to normality. There are some rules we have to adhere to and some things that will make us more flexible to the ever-changing situation.

 

SOME CHANGES FOR THIS YEAR:

Online bookings only

All sessions will need to be pre-booked and pre-paid online via our online booking system. We expect to have this system up and running very soon. There will be no bookings or payments at the pool this season, so no need to remember cash or membership cards.

No changing rooms

You can leave your towels and belongings under the large canopy at the end of the pool, but please arrive ready to swim; beach-ready. The toilets will be open!! When booking half the pool a dedicated ‘changing area’ will be available.

No cafe

Sadly we do not anticipate opening the cafe this year. You are very welcome to bring a picnic, please remember no glass.All food needs to be consumed within your allotted swim time.

The timetable

So that we can adapt as we go and get as many people into the pool as possible, we will not to print a fixed timetable this year. Instead you will be able to use our online booking system to see availability.

As of April, the plan is for the following:

Lane sessions – 45 minute swim session. This is open to swimmers aged 12 and above and costs £5* per session. *See online booking system for information on reductions.

Half-Pool Hire – 45-minute swim session. (£25*) Maximum of 12 people per booking (whether swimming or on the side, please see child supervision info below.) The pool will be divided into two sections, lengthwise from shallow to deep end with a rope.  Each half of the pool will have a dedicated ‘changing area’.  The 12 must be made up according to Government Guidelines at the time of attendance. This currently means that you can have a group of any 6 people or for groups larger than 6 this must be made up from a maximum of two households (and their support bubbles).

Private Hire – 2 hour – for parties, events, activities. You have use of the whole pool with lifeguards, the kitchen, the field and play area £60/hr, 2 hours minimum booking. Numbers dependent on covid restrictions at the time, please contact us for more details.

Block bookings for schools, clubs, businesses etc. We are really chuffed that schools are booking again this year to get children water confident and active. Please contact Sarah Perry to find out more about block bookings whatever your organisation.

Supervision of children

A responsible adult 16+ may bring 2 children under the age of 8 into the pool, with any under-4s wearing an attached buoyancy aid. The adult must be in the water with the children at all times. Where under-4s are not wearing an attached buoyancy aid, the ratio is 1:1 because the shallow end is 0.7 metres deep.

Please bear with us through this summer and check our website regularly for updates. We understand that access to the pool will unfortunately be more restrictive this season, but our aim is to have as many people safely enjoying the pool as possible and we are working behind the scenes to increase access to swimming.

*For regular swimmers or for those who would benefit from financial assistance, 10% or 20% discounts will be available online.

To get the latest updates please sign up to receive our newsletters.

 

For more information please get in touch.

Lifeguards required!

Pool Lifeguards - Ashburton Pool

LIFEGUARDING OPPORTUNITIES 2021

Lifeguards required! Can you help?

We are looking for enthusiastic and passionate lifeguards to join our current enthusiastic team for the 2021 season. This is a part time role.

What you’ll need

You need to be able to supervise our 21 metre swimming pool whilst adhering to all the Health and Safety rules.  You’ll need a valid NPLQ qualification for the start of the season and you need to be 18 or over, an excellent team player with great communication skills and the ability to work independently. You must also be willing to have an enhanced DBS check and be able to supply an email reference please.

And in return

We will pay a competitive hourly rate and you’ll get to be part of a great community team!

To apply, or for more information, please contact helenpeters@ashburtonpool.com for an application form.

Photo credit : Sand in my pockets

For more information please get in touch.

Pool Opening Preparations 2021

We are planning to opening our pool for the summer season on Friday 28 May 2021, if possible.

Things will be different this year, details to follow, but we are doing the best we can to get people swimming at our lovely pool again!

Can you help us get the pool ready?

We will be sanding, painting, clearing brambles, gardening and cleaning up the site on the following dates:

-Saturday 10th April
-Saturday 24 April
-Saturday 8 May (if needed)

Please email Laura Ruiz at laura.ruiz@ashburtonpool.com in advance so that she can co-orindate jobs and volunteers on those dates.  Due to Covid, please don’t just drop in this year, thank you!

Would you like to do some fundraising?

If you would like to get involved in writing funding applications for the pool or organising fundraising events or activities, please get in touch with Sarah Perry at sarahperry@ashburtonpool.com

New volunteers welcome!

Ashburton Pool would not be here without all the fantastic volunteers in the community so thank you for all that you do. We would love to hear from you however you would like to get involved in keeping our lovely community pool going.

For more information please get in touch.

Ashburton Pool AGM 2020 -Tuesday 10 November 8pm

Due to Covid restrictions this year, our AGM will take place on Zoom.

Email Sarah Perry for full details, login and password on sarahperry@ashburtonpool.com

As volunteers working really hard to keep our community pool going, we were really disappointed that we were unable to open in 2020 due to the restrictions on pools being lifted too late into our season to make it viable and feasible logistically for us to open.

However, we are already preparing for what may need to be done in preparation for next season because we want our community pool to be open for everyone to enjoy again as soon as possible.

Please join us on the Tuesday 10 November to find out more or to get involved. Our committee has worked well over the years by sharing out volunteer roles and so it would be lovely to hear from you if may be able to help keep our pool going in any way big or small.

We are aware that not everyone can access zoom, but hope that volunteers past and present as well as other interested member of the the public will join us.

For more information please get in touch.

Closed for 2020, but fundraising for 2021

With heavy hearts the pool committee has decided that the pool will not be able to open this year. This is a very sad decision, but the costs of running the pool for such limited amount of time make it very difficult to justify.
However, we are planning to use the time to make badly needed upgrades to the pool. Most importantly we need urgently to replace our gas boiler which will cost £4,000. There are also changing rooms to refurbish and plenty of maintenance to do.
And so we are asking for your help…If you would like to make a donation, please click “Donate” above to go to our fundraising page.
If you have skills that could help us undertake these improvements, whether it be joinery, tiling or wielding a paint-brush and could give some time overthe summer, please message us via Facebook or to jezralph@ashburtonpool.com.
We are so sorry to bring you this news; we all enjoy using the pool and as a committee, we enjoy the challenge of running it for the benefit of the town.
Rest assured that 2021 will see us back stronger and brighter.
Thank you!
The trustees & committee, July 2020

For more information please get in touch.

Pool Opening Postponed 2020

You may be aware that Ashburton Swimming Pool was due to open on May 19th for the 2020 season. Due to the current situation we have had to make the decision not to open as planned on that date.

We know we are so lucky to have a beautiful pool right in the centre of the town and know how the pool is very important and enjoyable to so many people.

Everything will have to be put on hold for now. We will keep you updated in accordance with Government Guidelines.

Thank you always for your ongoing support and let’s hope we’re swimming soon!

Photo by Cara – http://sandinmypockets.com/

For more information please get in touch.

What is the Lifeguard Swim Test for under-8s?

Lifeguard Swim Test FAQs

If your child is a good swimmer who is under 8, they can take the “Lifeguard Swimming Test” which means that, when they pass, they can as appropriate….

  • -Swim at the deep end of the pool.
  • -Swim in the pool away from their supervising adult.

Under-8s still need to be supervised, see below ratios, but the adult may be out of the pool watching the child when appropriate.

What does a child under-8 need to do to pass the “lifeguard swimming test”?

Under-8s need to show that they can….

1) Swim from the shallow to the deep end confidently with a stroke of the child’s choice.

2) Tread water for 30 seconds

3) Float on their back when requested by the lifeguard to show that they could understand the instruction and do this if needed in a rescue situation.

Ask a lifeguard at the pool if your child can do the test. There is no need to book, but if the lifeguards are busy then you may need to wait until a lifeguard comes available.

Why do we have this test?

We have the test to enable children under-8 who are confident swimmers to enjoy swimming throughout the pool, including at the deep end, away from their supervising adult if appropriate.

It means the adult may be on the side of the pool watching their child if this is suitable for the child in question.

Over-8s, including adults, who cannot swim should stay in the non-swimmers area.

Why is the test only for under-8s?

As with many public pools, under-8s need to be closely supervised, see below.  This test allows those who can swim, to enjoy the pool more and gives their adult a little more freedom too.

How many under-8s can I bring in to the pool?

One adult can bring up to two children under-8s into the pool, with under 4s wearing an attached buoyancy aid.

Where under-4s are not wearing an attached buoyancy aid then the ratio is 1:1. (The pool is 0.7m at the shallow).

All under-8 non-swimmers must be within arm’s reach of their adult at all times and must not go beyond the non-swimmers sign.

Under-8s will be classed as non-swimmers until they have passed the “lifeguard swimmers test”, see details above.

If my child has passed the “lifeguard swimming test” do they class as an over-8 so that I can supervise more children?

No. Under-8s still need to be supervised on the above ratios.

This is down to factors such as maturity, height, ability to communicate etc.

Our aim is to enable more people swim safely and enjoyably.

Please speak to a lifeguard if you have questions about your specific situation. Thank you!

 

For more information please get in touch.

Thursday 25 July 2019 – public swimming starts at 2:30pm

Prices 2021 Ashburton Pool

This Thursday, the 25 July, South Dartmoor CC are hiring the pool so we will be opening to the public 30 minutes later than usual.

Apologies for any inconvenience.

The rest of Thursday 25th is unaffected. There will be lane swimming from 7am to 8am, public swimming from 2:30pm to 6pm and then Waterpolo for 8 to 12 year olds from 6pm to 7pm.

During the season so far, Ashburton Primary School and Landscove Primary School have hired the pool for swimming lessons for their pupils which is great and fortunately that could all fit within the times that we are usually closed to the public.

 

For more information please get in touch.

Chloe Bakes for the pool…

Chloe Bakes for Ashburton Swimming Pool

Chloe Bakes is hosting a celebratory 1 year in business bake sale in aid of Ashburton Swimming Pool

 

Local bespoke cake maker Chloe Bakes, is hosting a 1 year in business celebratory bake sale on the 16th May and is very kindly making a donation to Ashburton Swimming Pool from every bake sold!

The sale will take place at 53 Long Park, Ashburton, TQ13 7BP and the bakes will be on sale from 11am until sold out. If you can’t make the sale you can place your order through facebook or by calling 01364 654797.

All items will cost £1.50 with a donation of 50p from each sale to the pool.

We’d like to say a big congratulations to Chloe Bakes for their successful first year in business and thank you very much for your very kind support for the Pool. We’re very much looking forward to sampling some of your amazing bakes!

If you’re not familiar with Chloe Bakes you can find out more on their website and on Instagram and Facebook.

Chloe Bakes for Ashburton Pool Chloe Bakes for Ashburton Pool

To get the latest updates please sign up to receive our newsletters.

For more information please get in touch.

Update to pool opening

Ashburton Pool Opening May 2021

We are very excited to be opening the pool in May and preparations are underway for the opening date of the 28th.

 

UPDATE… We are sorry for the complication in getting into the pool this year, we hope you understand the ever changing situation we find ourselves in and can bare with us. As lockdown measures ease we will endeavour to open up the pool to the maximum we are able. We have made the decision to delay the availability of the online booking system until the 21st May to bring us in line with the next stage in the Governments Roadmap. This will ensure that the sessions available will reflect what is allowed. We will update the sessions available below as the situation changes

Obviously, things will be very different this season, but we hope you can bear with us through this year and back out to normality. There are some rules we have to adhere to and some things that will make us more flexible to the ever-changing situation.

 

SOME CHANGES FOR THIS YEAR:

Online bookings only

All sessions will need to be pre-booked and pre-paid online via our online booking system. We expect to have this system up and running very soon. There will be no bookings or payments at the pool this season, so no need to remember cash or membership cards.

No changing rooms

You can leave your towels and belongings under the large canopy at the end of the pool, but please arrive ready to swim; beach-ready. The toilets will be open!! When booking half the pool a dedicated ‘changing area’ will be available.

No cafe

Sadly we do not anticipate opening the cafe this year. You are very welcome to bring a picnic, please remember no glass.All food needs to be consumed within your allotted swim time.

The timetable

So that we can adapt as we go and get as many people into the pool as possible, we will not to print a fixed timetable this year. Instead you will be able to use our online booking system to see availability.

As of April, the plan is for the following:

Lane sessions – 45 minute swim session. This is open to swimmers aged 12 and above and costs £5* per session. *See online booking system for information on reductions.

Half-Pool Hire – 45-minute swim session. (£25*) Maximum of 12 people per booking (whether swimming or on the side, please see child supervision info below.) The pool will be divided into two sections, lengthwise from shallow to deep end with a rope.  Each half of the pool will have a dedicated ‘changing area’.  The 12 must be made up according to Government Guidelines at the time of attendance. This currently means that you can have a group of any 6 people or for groups larger than 6 this must be made up from a maximum of two households (and their support bubbles).

Private Hire – 2 hour – for parties, events, activities. You have use of the whole pool with lifeguards, the kitchen, the field and play area £60/hr, 2 hours minimum booking. Numbers dependent on covid restrictions at the time, please contact us for more details.

Block bookings for schools, clubs, businesses etc. We are really chuffed that schools are booking again this year to get children water confident and active. Please contact Sarah Perry to find out more about block bookings whatever your organisation.

Supervision of children

A responsible adult 16+ may bring 2 children under the age of 8 into the pool, with any under-4s wearing an attached buoyancy aid. The adult must be in the water with the children at all times. Where under-4s are not wearing an attached buoyancy aid, the ratio is 1:1 because the shallow end is 0.7 metres deep.

Please bear with us through this summer and check our website regularly for updates. We understand that access to the pool will unfortunately be more restrictive this season, but our aim is to have as many people safely enjoying the pool as possible and we are working behind the scenes to increase access to swimming.

*For regular swimmers or for those who would benefit from financial assistance, 10% or 20% discounts will be available online.

To get the latest updates please sign up to receive our newsletters.

 

For more information please get in touch.

Lifeguards required!

Pool Lifeguards - Ashburton Pool

LIFEGUARDING OPPORTUNITIES 2021

Lifeguards required! Can you help?

We are looking for enthusiastic and passionate lifeguards to join our current enthusiastic team for the 2021 season. This is a part time role.

What you’ll need

You need to be able to supervise our 21 metre swimming pool whilst adhering to all the Health and Safety rules.  You’ll need a valid NPLQ qualification for the start of the season and you need to be 18 or over, an excellent team player with great communication skills and the ability to work independently. You must also be willing to have an enhanced DBS check and be able to supply an email reference please.

And in return

We will pay a competitive hourly rate and you’ll get to be part of a great community team!

To apply, or for more information, please contact helenpeters@ashburtonpool.com for an application form.

Photo credit : Sand in my pockets

For more information please get in touch.

Pool Opening Preparations 2021

We are planning to opening our pool for the summer season on Friday 28 May 2021, if possible.

Things will be different this year, details to follow, but we are doing the best we can to get people swimming at our lovely pool again!

Can you help us get the pool ready?

We will be sanding, painting, clearing brambles, gardening and cleaning up the site on the following dates:

-Saturday 10th April
-Saturday 24 April
-Saturday 8 May (if needed)

Please email Laura Ruiz at laura.ruiz@ashburtonpool.com in advance so that she can co-orindate jobs and volunteers on those dates.  Due to Covid, please don’t just drop in this year, thank you!

Would you like to do some fundraising?

If you would like to get involved in writing funding applications for the pool or organising fundraising events or activities, please get in touch with Sarah Perry at sarahperry@ashburtonpool.com

New volunteers welcome!

Ashburton Pool would not be here without all the fantastic volunteers in the community so thank you for all that you do. We would love to hear from you however you would like to get involved in keeping our lovely community pool going.

For more information please get in touch.

Ashburton Pool AGM 2020 -Tuesday 10 November 8pm

Due to Covid restrictions this year, our AGM will take place on Zoom.

Email Sarah Perry for full details, login and password on sarahperry@ashburtonpool.com

As volunteers working really hard to keep our community pool going, we were really disappointed that we were unable to open in 2020 due to the restrictions on pools being lifted too late into our season to make it viable and feasible logistically for us to open.

However, we are already preparing for what may need to be done in preparation for next season because we want our community pool to be open for everyone to enjoy again as soon as possible.

Please join us on the Tuesday 10 November to find out more or to get involved. Our committee has worked well over the years by sharing out volunteer roles and so it would be lovely to hear from you if may be able to help keep our pool going in any way big or small.

We are aware that not everyone can access zoom, but hope that volunteers past and present as well as other interested member of the the public will join us.

For more information please get in touch.

Closed for 2020, but fundraising for 2021

With heavy hearts the pool committee has decided that the pool will not be able to open this year. This is a very sad decision, but the costs of running the pool for such limited amount of time make it very difficult to justify.
However, we are planning to use the time to make badly needed upgrades to the pool. Most importantly we need urgently to replace our gas boiler which will cost £4,000. There are also changing rooms to refurbish and plenty of maintenance to do.
And so we are asking for your help…If you would like to make a donation, please click “Donate” above to go to our fundraising page.
If you have skills that could help us undertake these improvements, whether it be joinery, tiling or wielding a paint-brush and could give some time overthe summer, please message us via Facebook or to jezralph@ashburtonpool.com.
We are so sorry to bring you this news; we all enjoy using the pool and as a committee, we enjoy the challenge of running it for the benefit of the town.
Rest assured that 2021 will see us back stronger and brighter.
Thank you!
The trustees & committee, July 2020

For more information please get in touch.

Pool Opening Postponed 2020

You may be aware that Ashburton Swimming Pool was due to open on May 19th for the 2020 season. Due to the current situation we have had to make the decision not to open as planned on that date.

We know we are so lucky to have a beautiful pool right in the centre of the town and know how the pool is very important and enjoyable to so many people.

Everything will have to be put on hold for now. We will keep you updated in accordance with Government Guidelines.

Thank you always for your ongoing support and let’s hope we’re swimming soon!

Photo by Cara – http://sandinmypockets.com/

For more information please get in touch.

What is the Lifeguard Swim Test for under-8s?

Lifeguard Swim Test FAQs

If your child is a good swimmer who is under 8, they can take the “Lifeguard Swimming Test” which means that, when they pass, they can as appropriate….

  • -Swim at the deep end of the pool.
  • -Swim in the pool away from their supervising adult.

Under-8s still need to be supervised, see below ratios, but the adult may be out of the pool watching the child when appropriate.

What does a child under-8 need to do to pass the “lifeguard swimming test”?

Under-8s need to show that they can….

1) Swim from the shallow to the deep end confidently with a stroke of the child’s choice.

2) Tread water for 30 seconds

3) Float on their back when requested by the lifeguard to show that they could understand the instruction and do this if needed in a rescue situation.

Ask a lifeguard at the pool if your child can do the test. There is no need to book, but if the lifeguards are busy then you may need to wait until a lifeguard comes available.

Why do we have this test?

We have the test to enable children under-8 who are confident swimmers to enjoy swimming throughout the pool, including at the deep end, away from their supervising adult if appropriate.

It means the adult may be on the side of the pool watching their child if this is suitable for the child in question.

Over-8s, including adults, who cannot swim should stay in the non-swimmers area.

Why is the test only for under-8s?

As with many public pools, under-8s need to be closely supervised, see below.  This test allows those who can swim, to enjoy the pool more and gives their adult a little more freedom too.

How many under-8s can I bring in to the pool?

One adult can bring up to two children under-8s into the pool, with under 4s wearing an attached buoyancy aid.

Where under-4s are not wearing an attached buoyancy aid then the ratio is 1:1. (The pool is 0.7m at the shallow).

All under-8 non-swimmers must be within arm’s reach of their adult at all times and must not go beyond the non-swimmers sign.

Under-8s will be classed as non-swimmers until they have passed the “lifeguard swimmers test”, see details above.

If my child has passed the “lifeguard swimming test” do they class as an over-8 so that I can supervise more children?

No. Under-8s still need to be supervised on the above ratios.

This is down to factors such as maturity, height, ability to communicate etc.

Our aim is to enable more people swim safely and enjoyably.

Please speak to a lifeguard if you have questions about your specific situation. Thank you!

 

For more information please get in touch.

Thursday 25 July 2019 – public swimming starts at 2:30pm

Prices 2021 Ashburton Pool

This Thursday, the 25 July, South Dartmoor CC are hiring the pool so we will be opening to the public 30 minutes later than usual.

Apologies for any inconvenience.

The rest of Thursday 25th is unaffected. There will be lane swimming from 7am to 8am, public swimming from 2:30pm to 6pm and then Waterpolo for 8 to 12 year olds from 6pm to 7pm.

During the season so far, Ashburton Primary School and Landscove Primary School have hired the pool for swimming lessons for their pupils which is great and fortunately that could all fit within the times that we are usually closed to the public.

 

For more information please get in touch.

Chloe Bakes for the pool…

Chloe Bakes for Ashburton Swimming Pool

Chloe Bakes is hosting a celebratory 1 year in business bake sale in aid of Ashburton Swimming Pool

 

Local bespoke cake maker Chloe Bakes, is hosting a 1 year in business celebratory bake sale on the 16th May and is very kindly making a donation to Ashburton Swimming Pool from every bake sold!

The sale will take place at 53 Long Park, Ashburton, TQ13 7BP and the bakes will be on sale from 11am until sold out. If you can’t make the sale you can place your order through facebook or by calling 01364 654797.

All items will cost £1.50 with a donation of 50p from each sale to the pool.

We’d like to say a big congratulations to Chloe Bakes for their successful first year in business and thank you very much for your very kind support for the Pool. We’re very much looking forward to sampling some of your amazing bakes!

If you’re not familiar with Chloe Bakes you can find out more on their website and on Instagram and Facebook.

Chloe Bakes for Ashburton Pool Chloe Bakes for Ashburton Pool

To get the latest updates please sign up to receive our newsletters.

For more information please get in touch.

Update to pool opening

Ashburton Pool Opening May 2021

We are very excited to be opening the pool in May and preparations are underway for the opening date of the 28th.

 

UPDATE… We are sorry for the complication in getting into the pool this year, we hope you understand the ever changing situation we find ourselves in and can bare with us. As lockdown measures ease we will endeavour to open up the pool to the maximum we are able. We have made the decision to delay the availability of the online booking system until the 21st May to bring us in line with the next stage in the Governments Roadmap. This will ensure that the sessions available will reflect what is allowed. We will update the sessions available below as the situation changes

Obviously, things will be very different this season, but we hope you can bear with us through this year and back out to normality. There are some rules we have to adhere to and some things that will make us more flexible to the ever-changing situation.

 

SOME CHANGES FOR THIS YEAR:

Online bookings only

All sessions will need to be pre-booked and pre-paid online via our online booking system. We expect to have this system up and running very soon. There will be no bookings or payments at the pool this season, so no need to remember cash or membership cards.

No changing rooms

You can leave your towels and belongings under the large canopy at the end of the pool, but please arrive ready to swim; beach-ready. The toilets will be open!! When booking half the pool a dedicated ‘changing area’ will be available.

No cafe

Sadly we do not anticipate opening the cafe this year. You are very welcome to bring a picnic, please remember no glass.All food needs to be consumed within your allotted swim time.

The timetable

So that we can adapt as we go and get as many people into the pool as possible, we will not to print a fixed timetable this year. Instead you will be able to use our online booking system to see availability.

As of April, the plan is for the following:

Lane sessions – 45 minute swim session. This is open to swimmers aged 12 and above and costs £5* per session. *See online booking system for information on reductions.

Half-Pool Hire – 45-minute swim session. (£25*) Maximum of 12 people per booking (whether swimming or on the side, please see child supervision info below.) The pool will be divided into two sections, lengthwise from shallow to deep end with a rope.  Each half of the pool will have a dedicated ‘changing area’.  The 12 must be made up according to Government Guidelines at the time of attendance. This currently means that you can have a group of any 6 people or for groups larger than 6 this must be made up from a maximum of two households (and their support bubbles).

Private Hire – 2 hour – for parties, events, activities. You have use of the whole pool with lifeguards, the kitchen, the field and play area £60/hr, 2 hours minimum booking. Numbers dependent on covid restrictions at the time, please contact us for more details.

Block bookings for schools, clubs, businesses etc. We are really chuffed that schools are booking again this year to get children water confident and active. Please contact Sarah Perry to find out more about block bookings whatever your organisation.

Supervision of children

A responsible adult 16+ may bring 2 children under the age of 8 into the pool, with any under-4s wearing an attached buoyancy aid. The adult must be in the water with the children at all times. Where under-4s are not wearing an attached buoyancy aid, the ratio is 1:1 because the shallow end is 0.7 metres deep.

Please bear with us through this summer and check our website regularly for updates. We understand that access to the pool will unfortunately be more restrictive this season, but our aim is to have as many people safely enjoying the pool as possible and we are working behind the scenes to increase access to swimming.

*For regular swimmers or for those who would benefit from financial assistance, 10% or 20% discounts will be available online.

To get the latest updates please sign up to receive our newsletters.

 

For more information please get in touch.

Lifeguards required!

Pool Lifeguards - Ashburton Pool

LIFEGUARDING OPPORTUNITIES 2021

Lifeguards required! Can you help?

We are looking for enthusiastic and passionate lifeguards to join our current enthusiastic team for the 2021 season. This is a part time role.

What you’ll need

You need to be able to supervise our 21 metre swimming pool whilst adhering to all the Health and Safety rules.  You’ll need a valid NPLQ qualification for the start of the season and you need to be 18 or over, an excellent team player with great communication skills and the ability to work independently. You must also be willing to have an enhanced DBS check and be able to supply an email reference please.

And in return

We will pay a competitive hourly rate and you’ll get to be part of a great community team!

To apply, or for more information, please contact helenpeters@ashburtonpool.com for an application form.

Photo credit : Sand in my pockets

For more information please get in touch.

Pool Opening Preparations 2021

We are planning to opening our pool for the summer season on Friday 28 May 2021, if possible.

Things will be different this year, details to follow, but we are doing the best we can to get people swimming at our lovely pool again!

Can you help us get the pool ready?

We will be sanding, painting, clearing brambles, gardening and cleaning up the site on the following dates:

-Saturday 10th April
-Saturday 24 April
-Saturday 8 May (if needed)

Please email Laura Ruiz at laura.ruiz@ashburtonpool.com in advance so that she can co-orindate jobs and volunteers on those dates.  Due to Covid, please don’t just drop in this year, thank you!

Would you like to do some fundraising?

If you would like to get involved in writing funding applications for the pool or organising fundraising events or activities, please get in touch with Sarah Perry at sarahperry@ashburtonpool.com

New volunteers welcome!

Ashburton Pool would not be here without all the fantastic volunteers in the community so thank you for all that you do. We would love to hear from you however you would like to get involved in keeping our lovely community pool going.

For more information please get in touch.

Ashburton Pool AGM 2020 -Tuesday 10 November 8pm

Due to Covid restrictions this year, our AGM will take place on Zoom.

Email Sarah Perry for full details, login and password on sarahperry@ashburtonpool.com

As volunteers working really hard to keep our community pool going, we were really disappointed that we were unable to open in 2020 due to the restrictions on pools being lifted too late into our season to make it viable and feasible logistically for us to open.

However, we are already preparing for what may need to be done in preparation for next season because we want our community pool to be open for everyone to enjoy again as soon as possible.

Please join us on the Tuesday 10 November to find out more or to get involved. Our committee has worked well over the years by sharing out volunteer roles and so it would be lovely to hear from you if may be able to help keep our pool going in any way big or small.

We are aware that not everyone can access zoom, but hope that volunteers past and present as well as other interested member of the the public will join us.

For more information please get in touch.

Closed for 2020, but fundraising for 2021

With heavy hearts the pool committee has decided that the pool will not be able to open this year. This is a very sad decision, but the costs of running the pool for such limited amount of time make it very difficult to justify.
However, we are planning to use the time to make badly needed upgrades to the pool. Most importantly we need urgently to replace our gas boiler which will cost £4,000. There are also changing rooms to refurbish and plenty of maintenance to do.
And so we are asking for your help…If you would like to make a donation, please click “Donate” above to go to our fundraising page.
If you have skills that could help us undertake these improvements, whether it be joinery, tiling or wielding a paint-brush and could give some time overthe summer, please message us via Facebook or to jezralph@ashburtonpool.com.
We are so sorry to bring you this news; we all enjoy using the pool and as a committee, we enjoy the challenge of running it for the benefit of the town.
Rest assured that 2021 will see us back stronger and brighter.
Thank you!
The trustees & committee, July 2020

For more information please get in touch.

Pool Opening Postponed 2020

You may be aware that Ashburton Swimming Pool was due to open on May 19th for the 2020 season. Due to the current situation we have had to make the decision not to open as planned on that date.

We know we are so lucky to have a beautiful pool right in the centre of the town and know how the pool is very important and enjoyable to so many people.

Everything will have to be put on hold for now. We will keep you updated in accordance with Government Guidelines.

Thank you always for your ongoing support and let’s hope we’re swimming soon!

Photo by Cara – http://sandinmypockets.com/

For more information please get in touch.

What is the Lifeguard Swim Test for under-8s?

Lifeguard Swim Test FAQs

If your child is a good swimmer who is under 8, they can take the “Lifeguard Swimming Test” which means that, when they pass, they can as appropriate….

  • -Swim at the deep end of the pool.
  • -Swim in the pool away from their supervising adult.

Under-8s still need to be supervised, see below ratios, but the adult may be out of the pool watching the child when appropriate.

What does a child under-8 need to do to pass the “lifeguard swimming test”?

Under-8s need to show that they can….

1) Swim from the shallow to the deep end confidently with a stroke of the child’s choice.

2) Tread water for 30 seconds

3) Float on their back when requested by the lifeguard to show that they could understand the instruction and do this if needed in a rescue situation.

Ask a lifeguard at the pool if your child can do the test. There is no need to book, but if the lifeguards are busy then you may need to wait until a lifeguard comes available.

Why do we have this test?

We have the test to enable children under-8 who are confident swimmers to enjoy swimming throughout the pool, including at the deep end, away from their supervising adult if appropriate.

It means the adult may be on the side of the pool watching their child if this is suitable for the child in question.

Over-8s, including adults, who cannot swim should stay in the non-swimmers area.

Why is the test only for under-8s?

As with many public pools, under-8s need to be closely supervised, see below.  This test allows those who can swim, to enjoy the pool more and gives their adult a little more freedom too.

How many under-8s can I bring in to the pool?

One adult can bring up to two children under-8s into the pool, with under 4s wearing an attached buoyancy aid.

Where under-4s are not wearing an attached buoyancy aid then the ratio is 1:1. (The pool is 0.7m at the shallow).

All under-8 non-swimmers must be within arm’s reach of their adult at all times and must not go beyond the non-swimmers sign.

Under-8s will be classed as non-swimmers until they have passed the “lifeguard swimmers test”, see details above.

If my child has passed the “lifeguard swimming test” do they class as an over-8 so that I can supervise more children?

No. Under-8s still need to be supervised on the above ratios.

This is down to factors such as maturity, height, ability to communicate etc.

Our aim is to enable more people swim safely and enjoyably.

Please speak to a lifeguard if you have questions about your specific situation. Thank you!

 

For more information please get in touch.

Thursday 25 July 2019 – public swimming starts at 2:30pm

Prices 2021 Ashburton Pool

This Thursday, the 25 July, South Dartmoor CC are hiring the pool so we will be opening to the public 30 minutes later than usual.

Apologies for any inconvenience.

The rest of Thursday 25th is unaffected. There will be lane swimming from 7am to 8am, public swimming from 2:30pm to 6pm and then Waterpolo for 8 to 12 year olds from 6pm to 7pm.

During the season so far, Ashburton Primary School and Landscove Primary School have hired the pool for swimming lessons for their pupils which is great and fortunately that could all fit within the times that we are usually closed to the public.

 

For more information please get in touch.

Chloe Bakes for the pool…

Chloe Bakes for Ashburton Swimming Pool

Chloe Bakes is hosting a celebratory 1 year in business bake sale in aid of Ashburton Swimming Pool

 

Local bespoke cake maker Chloe Bakes, is hosting a 1 year in business celebratory bake sale on the 16th May and is very kindly making a donation to Ashburton Swimming Pool from every bake sold!

The sale will take place at 53 Long Park, Ashburton, TQ13 7BP and the bakes will be on sale from 11am until sold out. If you can’t make the sale you can place your order through facebook or by calling 01364 654797.

All items will cost £1.50 with a donation of 50p from each sale to the pool.

We’d like to say a big congratulations to Chloe Bakes for their successful first year in business and thank you very much for your very kind support for the Pool. We’re very much looking forward to sampling some of your amazing bakes!

If you’re not familiar with Chloe Bakes you can find out more on their website and on Instagram and Facebook.

Chloe Bakes for Ashburton Pool Chloe Bakes for Ashburton Pool

To get the latest updates please sign up to receive our newsletters.

For more information please get in touch.

Update to pool opening

Ashburton Pool Opening May 2021

We are very excited to be opening the pool in May and preparations are underway for the opening date of the 28th.

 

UPDATE… We are sorry for the complication in getting into the pool this year, we hope you understand the ever changing situation we find ourselves in and can bare with us. As lockdown measures ease we will endeavour to open up the pool to the maximum we are able. We have made the decision to delay the availability of the online booking system until the 21st May to bring us in line with the next stage in the Governments Roadmap. This will ensure that the sessions available will reflect what is allowed. We will update the sessions available below as the situation changes

Obviously, things will be very different this season, but we hope you can bear with us through this year and back out to normality. There are some rules we have to adhere to and some things that will make us more flexible to the ever-changing situation.

 

SOME CHANGES FOR THIS YEAR:

Online bookings only

All sessions will need to be pre-booked and pre-paid online via our online booking system. We expect to have this system up and running very soon. There will be no bookings or payments at the pool this season, so no need to remember cash or membership cards.

No changing rooms

You can leave your towels and belongings under the large canopy at the end of the pool, but please arrive ready to swim; beach-ready. The toilets will be open!! When booking half the pool a dedicated ‘changing area’ will be available.

No cafe

Sadly we do not anticipate opening the cafe this year. You are very welcome to bring a picnic, please remember no glass.All food needs to be consumed within your allotted swim time.

The timetable

So that we can adapt as we go and get as many people into the pool as possible, we will not to print a fixed timetable this year. Instead you will be able to use our online booking system to see availability.

As of April, the plan is for the following:

Lane sessions – 45 minute swim session. This is open to swimmers aged 12 and above and costs £5* per session. *See online booking system for information on reductions.

Half-Pool Hire – 45-minute swim session. (£25*) Maximum of 12 people per booking (whether swimming or on the side, please see child supervision info below.) The pool will be divided into two sections, lengthwise from shallow to deep end with a rope.  Each half of the pool will have a dedicated ‘changing area’.  The 12 must be made up according to Government Guidelines at the time of attendance. This currently means that you can have a group of any 6 people or for groups larger than 6 this must be made up from a maximum of two households (and their support bubbles).

Private Hire – 2 hour – for parties, events, activities. You have use of the whole pool with lifeguards, the kitchen, the field and play area £60/hr, 2 hours minimum booking. Numbers dependent on covid restrictions at the time, please contact us for more details.

Block bookings for schools, clubs, businesses etc. We are really chuffed that schools are booking again this year to get children water confident and active. Please contact Sarah Perry to find out more about block bookings whatever your organisation.

Supervision of children

A responsible adult 16+ may bring 2 children under the age of 8 into the pool, with any under-4s wearing an attached buoyancy aid. The adult must be in the water with the children at all times. Where under-4s are not wearing an attached buoyancy aid, the ratio is 1:1 because the shallow end is 0.7 metres deep.

Please bear with us through this summer and check our website regularly for updates. We understand that access to the pool will unfortunately be more restrictive this season, but our aim is to have as many people safely enjoying the pool as possible and we are working behind the scenes to increase access to swimming.

*For regular swimmers or for those who would benefit from financial assistance, 10% or 20% discounts will be available online.

To get the latest updates please sign up to receive our newsletters.

 

For more information please get in touch.

Lifeguards required!

Pool Lifeguards - Ashburton Pool

LIFEGUARDING OPPORTUNITIES 2021

Lifeguards required! Can you help?

We are looking for enthusiastic and passionate lifeguards to join our current enthusiastic team for the 2021 season. This is a part time role.

What you’ll need

You need to be able to supervise our 21 metre swimming pool whilst adhering to all the Health and Safety rules.  You’ll need a valid NPLQ qualification for the start of the season and you need to be 18 or over, an excellent team player with great communication skills and the ability to work independently. You must also be willing to have an enhanced DBS check and be able to supply an email reference please.

And in return

We will pay a competitive hourly rate and you’ll get to be part of a great community team!

To apply, or for more information, please contact helenpeters@ashburtonpool.com for an application form.

Photo credit : Sand in my pockets

For more information please get in touch.

Pool Opening Preparations 2021

We are planning to opening our pool for the summer season on Friday 28 May 2021, if possible.

Things will be different this year, details to follow, but we are doing the best we can to get people swimming at our lovely pool again!

Can you help us get the pool ready?

We will be sanding, painting, clearing brambles, gardening and cleaning up the site on the following dates:

-Saturday 10th April
-Saturday 24 April
-Saturday 8 May (if needed)

Please email Laura Ruiz at laura.ruiz@ashburtonpool.com in advance so that she can co-orindate jobs and volunteers on those dates.  Due to Covid, please don’t just drop in this year, thank you!

Would you like to do some fundraising?

If you would like to get involved in writing funding applications for the pool or organising fundraising events or activities, please get in touch with Sarah Perry at sarahperry@ashburtonpool.com

New volunteers welcome!

Ashburton Pool would not be here without all the fantastic volunteers in the community so thank you for all that you do. We would love to hear from you however you would like to get involved in keeping our lovely community pool going.

For more information please get in touch.

Ashburton Pool AGM 2020 -Tuesday 10 November 8pm

Due to Covid restrictions this year, our AGM will take place on Zoom.

Email Sarah Perry for full details, login and password on sarahperry@ashburtonpool.com

As volunteers working really hard to keep our community pool going, we were really disappointed that we were unable to open in 2020 due to the restrictions on pools being lifted too late into our season to make it viable and feasible logistically for us to open.

However, we are already preparing for what may need to be done in preparation for next season because we want our community pool to be open for everyone to enjoy again as soon as possible.

Please join us on the Tuesday 10 November to find out more or to get involved. Our committee has worked well over the years by sharing out volunteer roles and so it would be lovely to hear from you if may be able to help keep our pool going in any way big or small.

We are aware that not everyone can access zoom, but hope that volunteers past and present as well as other interested member of the the public will join us.

For more information please get in touch.

Closed for 2020, but fundraising for 2021

With heavy hearts the pool committee has decided that the pool will not be able to open this year. This is a very sad decision, but the costs of running the pool for such limited amount of time make it very difficult to justify.
However, we are planning to use the time to make badly needed upgrades to the pool. Most importantly we need urgently to replace our gas boiler which will cost £4,000. There are also changing rooms to refurbish and plenty of maintenance to do.
And so we are asking for your help…If you would like to make a donation, please click “Donate” above to go to our fundraising page.
If you have skills that could help us undertake these improvements, whether it be joinery, tiling or wielding a paint-brush and could give some time overthe summer, please message us via Facebook or to jezralph@ashburtonpool.com.
We are so sorry to bring you this news; we all enjoy using the pool and as a committee, we enjoy the challenge of running it for the benefit of the town.
Rest assured that 2021 will see us back stronger and brighter.
Thank you!
The trustees & committee, July 2020

For more information please get in touch.

Pool Opening Postponed 2020

You may be aware that Ashburton Swimming Pool was due to open on May 19th for the 2020 season. Due to the current situation we have had to make the decision not to open as planned on that date.

We know we are so lucky to have a beautiful pool right in the centre of the town and know how the pool is very important and enjoyable to so many people.

Everything will have to be put on hold for now. We will keep you updated in accordance with Government Guidelines.

Thank you always for your ongoing support and let’s hope we’re swimming soon!

Photo by Cara – http://sandinmypockets.com/

For more information please get in touch.

What is the Lifeguard Swim Test for under-8s?

Lifeguard Swim Test FAQs

If your child is a good swimmer who is under 8, they can take the “Lifeguard Swimming Test” which means that, when they pass, they can as appropriate….

  • -Swim at the deep end of the pool.
  • -Swim in the pool away from their supervising adult.

Under-8s still need to be supervised, see below ratios, but the adult may be out of the pool watching the child when appropriate.

What does a child under-8 need to do to pass the “lifeguard swimming test”?

Under-8s need to show that they can….

1) Swim from the shallow to the deep end confidently with a stroke of the child’s choice.

2) Tread water for 30 seconds

3) Float on their back when requested by the lifeguard to show that they could understand the instruction and do this if needed in a rescue situation.

Ask a lifeguard at the pool if your child can do the test. There is no need to book, but if the lifeguards are busy then you may need to wait until a lifeguard comes available.

Why do we have this test?

We have the test to enable children under-8 who are confident swimmers to enjoy swimming throughout the pool, including at the deep end, away from their supervising adult if appropriate.

It means the adult may be on the side of the pool watching their child if this is suitable for the child in question.

Over-8s, including adults, who cannot swim should stay in the non-swimmers area.

Why is the test only for under-8s?

As with many public pools, under-8s need to be closely supervised, see below.  This test allows those who can swim, to enjoy the pool more and gives their adult a little more freedom too.

How many under-8s can I bring in to the pool?

One adult can bring up to two children under-8s into the pool, with under 4s wearing an attached buoyancy aid.

Where under-4s are not wearing an attached buoyancy aid then the ratio is 1:1. (The pool is 0.7m at the shallow).

All under-8 non-swimmers must be within arm’s reach of their adult at all times and must not go beyond the non-swimmers sign.

Under-8s will be classed as non-swimmers until they have passed the “lifeguard swimmers test”, see details above.

If my child has passed the “lifeguard swimming test” do they class as an over-8 so that I can supervise more children?

No. Under-8s still need to be supervised on the above ratios.

This is down to factors such as maturity, height, ability to communicate etc.

Our aim is to enable more people swim safely and enjoyably.

Please speak to a lifeguard if you have questions about your specific situation. Thank you!

 

For more information please get in touch.

Thursday 25 July 2019 – public swimming starts at 2:30pm

Prices 2021 Ashburton Pool

This Thursday, the 25 July, South Dartmoor CC are hiring the pool so we will be opening to the public 30 minutes later than usual.

Apologies for any inconvenience.

The rest of Thursday 25th is unaffected. There will be lane swimming from 7am to 8am, public swimming from 2:30pm to 6pm and then Waterpolo for 8 to 12 year olds from 6pm to 7pm.

During the season so far, Ashburton Primary School and Landscove Primary School have hired the pool for swimming lessons for their pupils which is great and fortunately that could all fit within the times that we are usually closed to the public.

 

For more information please get in touch.

Chloe Bakes for the pool…

Chloe Bakes for Ashburton Swimming Pool

Chloe Bakes is hosting a celebratory 1 year in business bake sale in aid of Ashburton Swimming Pool

 

Local bespoke cake maker Chloe Bakes, is hosting a 1 year in business celebratory bake sale on the 16th May and is very kindly making a donation to Ashburton Swimming Pool from every bake sold!

The sale will take place at 53 Long Park, Ashburton, TQ13 7BP and the bakes will be on sale from 11am until sold out. If you can’t make the sale you can place your order through facebook or by calling 01364 654797.

All items will cost £1.50 with a donation of 50p from each sale to the pool.

We’d like to say a big congratulations to Chloe Bakes for their successful first year in business and thank you very much for your very kind support for the Pool. We’re very much looking forward to sampling some of your amazing bakes!

If you’re not familiar with Chloe Bakes you can find out more on their website and on Instagram and Facebook.

Chloe Bakes for Ashburton Pool Chloe Bakes for Ashburton Pool

To get the latest updates please sign up to receive our newsletters.

For more information please get in touch.

Update to pool opening

Ashburton Pool Opening May 2021

We are very excited to be opening the pool in May and preparations are underway for the opening date of the 28th.

 

UPDATE… We are sorry for the complication in getting into the pool this year, we hope you understand the ever changing situation we find ourselves in and can bare with us. As lockdown measures ease we will endeavour to open up the pool to the maximum we are able. We have made the decision to delay the availability of the online booking system until the 21st May to bring us in line with the next stage in the Governments Roadmap. This will ensure that the sessions available will reflect what is allowed. We will update the sessions available below as the situation changes

Obviously, things will be very different this season, but we hope you can bear with us through this year and back out to normality. There are some rules we have to adhere to and some things that will make us more flexible to the ever-changing situation.

 

SOME CHANGES FOR THIS YEAR:

Online bookings only

All sessions will need to be pre-booked and pre-paid online via our online booking system. We expect to have this system up and running very soon. There will be no bookings or payments at the pool this season, so no need to remember cash or membership cards.

No changing rooms

You can leave your towels and belongings under the large canopy at the end of the pool, but please arrive ready to swim; beach-ready. The toilets will be open!! When booking half the pool a dedicated ‘changing area’ will be available.

No cafe

Sadly we do not anticipate opening the cafe this year. You are very welcome to bring a picnic, please remember no glass.All food needs to be consumed within your allotted swim time.

The timetable

So that we can adapt as we go and get as many people into the pool as possible, we will not to print a fixed timetable this year. Instead you will be able to use our online booking system to see availability.

As of April, the plan is for the following:

Lane sessions – 45 minute swim session. This is open to swimmers aged 12 and above and costs £5* per session. *See online booking system for information on reductions.

Half-Pool Hire – 45-minute swim session. (£25*) Maximum of 12 people per booking (whether swimming or on the side, please see child supervision info below.) The pool will be divided into two sections, lengthwise from shallow to deep end with a rope.  Each half of the pool will have a dedicated ‘changing area’.  The 12 must be made up according to Government Guidelines at the time of attendance. This currently means that you can have a group of any 6 people or for groups larger than 6 this must be made up from a maximum of two households (and their support bubbles).

Private Hire – 2 hour – for parties, events, activities. You have use of the whole pool with lifeguards, the kitchen, the field and play area £60/hr, 2 hours minimum booking. Numbers dependent on covid restrictions at the time, please contact us for more details.

Block bookings for schools, clubs, businesses etc. We are really chuffed that schools are booking again this year to get children water confident and active. Please contact Sarah Perry to find out more about block bookings whatever your organisation.

Supervision of children

A responsible adult 16+ may bring 2 children under the age of 8 into the pool, with any under-4s wearing an attached buoyancy aid. The adult must be in the water with the children at all times. Where under-4s are not wearing an attached buoyancy aid, the ratio is 1:1 because the shallow end is 0.7 metres deep.

Please bear with us through this summer and check our website regularly for updates. We understand that access to the pool will unfortunately be more restrictive this season, but our aim is to have as many people safely enjoying the pool as possible and we are working behind the scenes to increase access to swimming.

*For regular swimmers or for those who would benefit from financial assistance, 10% or 20% discounts will be available online.

To get the latest updates please sign up to receive our newsletters.

 

For more information please get in touch.

Lifeguards required!

Pool Lifeguards - Ashburton Pool

LIFEGUARDING OPPORTUNITIES 2021

Lifeguards required! Can you help?

We are looking for enthusiastic and passionate lifeguards to join our current enthusiastic team for the 2021 season. This is a part time role.

What you’ll need

You need to be able to supervise our 21 metre swimming pool whilst adhering to all the Health and Safety rules.  You’ll need a valid NPLQ qualification for the start of the season and you need to be 18 or over, an excellent team player with great communication skills and the ability to work independently. You must also be willing to have an enhanced DBS check and be able to supply an email reference please.

And in return

We will pay a competitive hourly rate and you’ll get to be part of a great community team!

To apply, or for more information, please contact helenpeters@ashburtonpool.com for an application form.

Photo credit : Sand in my pockets

For more information please get in touch.

Pool Opening Preparations 2021

We are planning to opening our pool for the summer season on Friday 28 May 2021, if possible.

Things will be different this year, details to follow, but we are doing the best we can to get people swimming at our lovely pool again!

Can you help us get the pool ready?

We will be sanding, painting, clearing brambles, gardening and cleaning up the site on the following dates:

-Saturday 10th April
-Saturday 24 April
-Saturday 8 May (if needed)

Please email Laura Ruiz at laura.ruiz@ashburtonpool.com in advance so that she can co-orindate jobs and volunteers on those dates.  Due to Covid, please don’t just drop in this year, thank you!

Would you like to do some fundraising?

If you would like to get involved in writing funding applications for the pool or organising fundraising events or activities, please get in touch with Sarah Perry at sarahperry@ashburtonpool.com

New volunteers welcome!

Ashburton Pool would not be here without all the fantastic volunteers in the community so thank you for all that you do. We would love to hear from you however you would like to get involved in keeping our lovely community pool going.

For more information please get in touch.

Ashburton Pool AGM 2020 -Tuesday 10 November 8pm

Due to Covid restrictions this year, our AGM will take place on Zoom.

Email Sarah Perry for full details, login and password on sarahperry@ashburtonpool.com

As volunteers working really hard to keep our community pool going, we were really disappointed that we were unable to open in 2020 due to the restrictions on pools being lifted too late into our season to make it viable and feasible logistically for us to open.

However, we are already preparing for what may need to be done in preparation for next season because we want our community pool to be open for everyone to enjoy again as soon as possible.

Please join us on the Tuesday 10 November to find out more or to get involved. Our committee has worked well over the years by sharing out volunteer roles and so it would be lovely to hear from you if may be able to help keep our pool going in any way big or small.

We are aware that not everyone can access zoom, but hope that volunteers past and present as well as other interested member of the the public will join us.

For more information please get in touch.

Closed for 2020, but fundraising for 2021

With heavy hearts the pool committee has decided that the pool will not be able to open this year. This is a very sad decision, but the costs of running the pool for such limited amount of time make it very difficult to justify.
However, we are planning to use the time to make badly needed upgrades to the pool. Most importantly we need urgently to replace our gas boiler which will cost £4,000. There are also changing rooms to refurbish and plenty of maintenance to do.
And so we are asking for your help…If you would like to make a donation, please click “Donate” above to go to our fundraising page.
If you have skills that could help us undertake these improvements, whether it be joinery, tiling or wielding a paint-brush and could give some time overthe summer, please message us via Facebook or to jezralph@ashburtonpool.com.
We are so sorry to bring you this news; we all enjoy using the pool and as a committee, we enjoy the challenge of running it for the benefit of the town.
Rest assured that 2021 will see us back stronger and brighter.
Thank you!
The trustees & committee, July 2020

For more information please get in touch.

Pool Opening Postponed 2020

You may be aware that Ashburton Swimming Pool was due to open on May 19th for the 2020 season. Due to the current situation we have had to make the decision not to open as planned on that date.

We know we are so lucky to have a beautiful pool right in the centre of the town and know how the pool is very important and enjoyable to so many people.

Everything will have to be put on hold for now. We will keep you updated in accordance with Government Guidelines.

Thank you always for your ongoing support and let’s hope we’re swimming soon!

Photo by Cara – http://sandinmypockets.com/

For more information please get in touch.

What is the Lifeguard Swim Test for under-8s?

Lifeguard Swim Test FAQs

If your child is a good swimmer who is under 8, they can take the “Lifeguard Swimming Test” which means that, when they pass, they can as appropriate….

  • -Swim at the deep end of the pool.
  • -Swim in the pool away from their supervising adult.

Under-8s still need to be supervised, see below ratios, but the adult may be out of the pool watching the child when appropriate.

What does a child under-8 need to do to pass the “lifeguard swimming test”?

Under-8s need to show that they can….

1) Swim from the shallow to the deep end confidently with a stroke of the child’s choice.

2) Tread water for 30 seconds

3) Float on their back when requested by the lifeguard to show that they could understand the instruction and do this if needed in a rescue situation.

Ask a lifeguard at the pool if your child can do the test. There is no need to book, but if the lifeguards are busy then you may need to wait until a lifeguard comes available.

Why do we have this test?

We have the test to enable children under-8 who are confident swimmers to enjoy swimming throughout the pool, including at the deep end, away from their supervising adult if appropriate.

It means the adult may be on the side of the pool watching their child if this is suitable for the child in question.

Over-8s, including adults, who cannot swim should stay in the non-swimmers area.

Why is the test only for under-8s?

As with many public pools, under-8s need to be closely supervised, see below.  This test allows those who can swim, to enjoy the pool more and gives their adult a little more freedom too.

How many under-8s can I bring in to the pool?

One adult can bring up to two children under-8s into the pool, with under 4s wearing an attached buoyancy aid.

Where under-4s are not wearing an attached buoyancy aid then the ratio is 1:1. (The pool is 0.7m at the shallow).

All under-8 non-swimmers must be within arm’s reach of their adult at all times and must not go beyond the non-swimmers sign.

Under-8s will be classed as non-swimmers until they have passed the “lifeguard swimmers test”, see details above.

If my child has passed the “lifeguard swimming test” do they class as an over-8 so that I can supervise more children?

No. Under-8s still need to be supervised on the above ratios.

This is down to factors such as maturity, height, ability to communicate etc.

Our aim is to enable more people swim safely and enjoyably.

Please speak to a lifeguard if you have questions about your specific situation. Thank you!

 

For more information please get in touch.

Thursday 25 July 2019 – public swimming starts at 2:30pm

Prices 2021 Ashburton Pool

This Thursday, the 25 July, South Dartmoor CC are hiring the pool so we will be opening to the public 30 minutes later than usual.

Apologies for any inconvenience.

The rest of Thursday 25th is unaffected. There will be lane swimming from 7am to 8am, public swimming from 2:30pm to 6pm and then Waterpolo for 8 to 12 year olds from 6pm to 7pm.

During the season so far, Ashburton Primary School and Landscove Primary School have hired the pool for swimming lessons for their pupils which is great and fortunately that could all fit within the times that we are usually closed to the public.

 

For more information please get in touch.

Chloe Bakes for the pool…

Chloe Bakes for Ashburton Swimming Pool

Chloe Bakes is hosting a celebratory 1 year in business bake sale in aid of Ashburton Swimming Pool

 

Local bespoke cake maker Chloe Bakes, is hosting a 1 year in business celebratory bake sale on the 16th May and is very kindly making a donation to Ashburton Swimming Pool from every bake sold!

The sale will take place at 53 Long Park, Ashburton, TQ13 7BP and the bakes will be on sale from 11am until sold out. If you can’t make the sale you can place your order through facebook or by calling 01364 654797.

All items will cost £1.50 with a donation of 50p from each sale to the pool.

We’d like to say a big congratulations to Chloe Bakes for their successful first year in business and thank you very much for your very kind support for the Pool. We’re very much looking forward to sampling some of your amazing bakes!

If you’re not familiar with Chloe Bakes you can find out more on their website and on Instagram and Facebook.

Chloe Bakes for Ashburton Pool Chloe Bakes for Ashburton Pool

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Update to pool opening

Ashburton Pool Opening May 2021

We are very excited to be opening the pool in May and preparations are underway for the opening date of the 28th.

 

UPDATE… We are sorry for the complication in getting into the pool this year, we hope you understand the ever changing situation we find ourselves in and can bare with us. As lockdown measures ease we will endeavour to open up the pool to the maximum we are able. We have made the decision to delay the availability of the online booking system until the 21st May to bring us in line with the next stage in the Governments Roadmap. This will ensure that the sessions available will reflect what is allowed. We will update the sessions available below as the situation changes

Obviously, things will be very different this season, but we hope you can bear with us through this year and back out to normality. There are some rules we have to adhere to and some things that will make us more flexible to the ever-changing situation.

 

SOME CHANGES FOR THIS YEAR:

Online bookings only

All sessions will need to be pre-booked and pre-paid online via our online booking system. We expect to have this system up and running very soon. There will be no bookings or payments at the pool this season, so no need to remember cash or membership cards.

No changing rooms

You can leave your towels and belongings under the large canopy at the end of the pool, but please arrive ready to swim; beach-ready. The toilets will be open!! When booking half the pool a dedicated ‘changing area’ will be available.

No cafe

Sadly we do not anticipate opening the cafe this year. You are very welcome to bring a picnic, please remember no glass.All food needs to be consumed within your allotted swim time.

The timetable

So that we can adapt as we go and get as many people into the pool as possible, we will not to print a fixed timetable this year. Instead you will be able to use our online booking system to see availability.

As of April, the plan is for the following:

Lane sessions – 45 minute swim session. This is open to swimmers aged 12 and above and costs £5* per session. *See online booking system for information on reductions.

Half-Pool Hire – 45-minute swim session. (£25*) Maximum of 12 people per booking (whether swimming or on the side, please see child supervision info below.) The pool will be divided into two sections, lengthwise from shallow to deep end with a rope.  Each half of the pool will have a dedicated ‘changing area’.  The 12 must be made up according to Government Guidelines at the time of attendance. This currently means that you can have a group of any 6 people or for groups larger than 6 this must be made up from a maximum of two households (and their support bubbles).

Private Hire – 2 hour – for parties, events, activities. You have use of the whole pool with lifeguards, the kitchen, the field and play area £60/hr, 2 hours minimum booking. Numbers dependent on covid restrictions at the time, please contact us for more details.

Block bookings for schools, clubs, businesses etc. We are really chuffed that schools are booking again this year to get children water confident and active. Please contact Sarah Perry to find out more about block bookings whatever your organisation.

Supervision of children

A responsible adult 16+ may bring 2 children under the age of 8 into the pool, with any under-4s wearing an attached buoyancy aid. The adult must be in the water with the children at all times. Where under-4s are not wearing an attached buoyancy aid, the ratio is 1:1 because the shallow end is 0.7 metres deep.

Please bear with us through this summer and check our website regularly for updates. We understand that access to the pool will unfortunately be more restrictive this season, but our aim is to have as many people safely enjoying the pool as possible and we are working behind the scenes to increase access to swimming.

*For regular swimmers or for those who would benefit from financial assistance, 10% or 20% discounts will be available online.

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For more information please get in touch.

Lifeguards required!

Pool Lifeguards - Ashburton Pool

LIFEGUARDING OPPORTUNITIES 2021

Lifeguards required! Can you help?

We are looking for enthusiastic and passionate lifeguards to join our current enthusiastic team for the 2021 season. This is a part time role.

What you’ll need

You need to be able to supervise our 21 metre swimming pool whilst adhering to all the Health and Safety rules.  You’ll need a valid NPLQ qualification for the start of the season and you need to be 18 or over, an excellent team player with great communication skills and the ability to work independently. You must also be willing to have an enhanced DBS check and be able to supply an email reference please.

And in return

We will pay a competitive hourly rate and you’ll get to be part of a great community team!

To apply, or for more information, please contact helenpeters@ashburtonpool.com for an application form.

Photo credit : Sand in my pockets

For more information please get in touch.

Pool Opening Preparations 2021

We are planning to opening our pool for the summer season on Friday 28 May 2021, if possible.

Things will be different this year, details to follow, but we are doing the best we can to get people swimming at our lovely pool again!

Can you help us get the pool ready?

We will be sanding, painting, clearing brambles, gardening and cleaning up the site on the following dates:

-Saturday 10th April
-Saturday 24 April
-Saturday 8 May (if needed)

Please email Laura Ruiz at laura.ruiz@ashburtonpool.com in advance so that she can co-orindate jobs and volunteers on those dates.  Due to Covid, please don’t just drop in this year, thank you!

Would you like to do some fundraising?

If you would like to get involved in writing funding applications for the pool or organising fundraising events or activities, please get in touch with Sarah Perry at sarahperry@ashburtonpool.com

New volunteers welcome!

Ashburton Pool would not be here without all the fantastic volunteers in the community so thank you for all that you do. We would love to hear from you however you would like to get involved in keeping our lovely community pool going.

For more information please get in touch.

Ashburton Pool AGM 2020 -Tuesday 10 November 8pm

Due to Covid restrictions this year, our AGM will take place on Zoom.

Email Sarah Perry for full details, login and password on sarahperry@ashburtonpool.com

As volunteers working really hard to keep our community pool going, we were really disappointed that we were unable to open in 2020 due to the restrictions on pools being lifted too late into our season to make it viable and feasible logistically for us to open.

However, we are already preparing for what may need to be done in preparation for next season because we want our community pool to be open for everyone to enjoy again as soon as possible.

Please join us on the Tuesday 10 November to find out more or to get involved. Our committee has worked well over the years by sharing out volunteer roles and so it would be lovely to hear from you if may be able to help keep our pool going in any way big or small.

We are aware that not everyone can access zoom, but hope that volunteers past and present as well as other interested member of the the public will join us.

For more information please get in touch.

Closed for 2020, but fundraising for 2021

With heavy hearts the pool committee has decided that the pool will not be able to open this year. This is a very sad decision, but the costs of running the pool for such limited amount of time make it very difficult to justify.
However, we are planning to use the time to make badly needed upgrades to the pool. Most importantly we need urgently to replace our gas boiler which will cost £4,000. There are also changing rooms to refurbish and plenty of maintenance to do.
And so we are asking for your help…If you would like to make a donation, please click “Donate” above to go to our fundraising page.
If you have skills that could help us undertake these improvements, whether it be joinery, tiling or wielding a paint-brush and could give some time overthe summer, please message us via Facebook or to jezralph@ashburtonpool.com.
We are so sorry to bring you this news; we all enjoy using the pool and as a committee, we enjoy the challenge of running it for the benefit of the town.
Rest assured that 2021 will see us back stronger and brighter.
Thank you!
The trustees & committee, July 2020

For more information please get in touch.

Pool Opening Postponed 2020

You may be aware that Ashburton Swimming Pool was due to open on May 19th for the 2020 season. Due to the current situation we have had to make the decision not to open as planned on that date.

We know we are so lucky to have a beautiful pool right in the centre of the town and know how the pool is very important and enjoyable to so many people.

Everything will have to be put on hold for now. We will keep you updated in accordance with Government Guidelines.

Thank you always for your ongoing support and let’s hope we’re swimming soon!

Photo by Cara – http://sandinmypockets.com/

For more information please get in touch.

What is the Lifeguard Swim Test for under-8s?

Lifeguard Swim Test FAQs

If your child is a good swimmer who is under 8, they can take the “Lifeguard Swimming Test” which means that, when they pass, they can as appropriate….

  • -Swim at the deep end of the pool.
  • -Swim in the pool away from their supervising adult.

Under-8s still need to be supervised, see below ratios, but the adult may be out of the pool watching the child when appropriate.

What does a child under-8 need to do to pass the “lifeguard swimming test”?

Under-8s need to show that they can….

1) Swim from the shallow to the deep end confidently with a stroke of the child’s choice.

2) Tread water for 30 seconds

3) Float on their back when requested by the lifeguard to show that they could understand the instruction and do this if needed in a rescue situation.

Ask a lifeguard at the pool if your child can do the test. There is no need to book, but if the lifeguards are busy then you may need to wait until a lifeguard comes available.

Why do we have this test?

We have the test to enable children under-8 who are confident swimmers to enjoy swimming throughout the pool, including at the deep end, away from their supervising adult if appropriate.

It means the adult may be on the side of the pool watching their child if this is suitable for the child in question.

Over-8s, including adults, who cannot swim should stay in the non-swimmers area.

Why is the test only for under-8s?

As with many public pools, under-8s need to be closely supervised, see below.  This test allows those who can swim, to enjoy the pool more and gives their adult a little more freedom too.

How many under-8s can I bring in to the pool?

One adult can bring up to two children under-8s into the pool, with under 4s wearing an attached buoyancy aid.

Where under-4s are not wearing an attached buoyancy aid then the ratio is 1:1. (The pool is 0.7m at the shallow).

All under-8 non-swimmers must be within arm’s reach of their adult at all times and must not go beyond the non-swimmers sign.

Under-8s will be classed as non-swimmers until they have passed the “lifeguard swimmers test”, see details above.

If my child has passed the “lifeguard swimming test” do they class as an over-8 so that I can supervise more children?

No. Under-8s still need to be supervised on the above ratios.

This is down to factors such as maturity, height, ability to communicate etc.

Our aim is to enable more people swim safely and enjoyably.

Please speak to a lifeguard if you have questions about your specific situation. Thank you!

 

For more information please get in touch.

Thursday 25 July 2019 – public swimming starts at 2:30pm

Prices 2021 Ashburton Pool

This Thursday, the 25 July, South Dartmoor CC are hiring the pool so we will be opening to the public 30 minutes later than usual.

Apologies for any inconvenience.

The rest of Thursday 25th is unaffected. There will be lane swimming from 7am to 8am, public swimming from 2:30pm to 6pm and then Waterpolo for 8 to 12 year olds from 6pm to 7pm.

During the season so far, Ashburton Primary School and Landscove Primary School have hired the pool for swimming lessons for their pupils which is great and fortunately that could all fit within the times that we are usually closed to the public.

 

For more information please get in touch.

Chloe Bakes for the pool…

Chloe Bakes for Ashburton Swimming Pool

Chloe Bakes is hosting a celebratory 1 year in business bake sale in aid of Ashburton Swimming Pool

 

Local bespoke cake maker Chloe Bakes, is hosting a 1 year in business celebratory bake sale on the 16th May and is very kindly making a donation to Ashburton Swimming Pool from every bake sold!

The sale will take place at 53 Long Park, Ashburton, TQ13 7BP and the bakes will be on sale from 11am until sold out. If you can’t make the sale you can place your order through facebook or by calling 01364 654797.

All items will cost £1.50 with a donation of 50p from each sale to the pool.

We’d like to say a big congratulations to Chloe Bakes for their successful first year in business and thank you very much for your very kind support for the Pool. We’re very much looking forward to sampling some of your amazing bakes!

If you’re not familiar with Chloe Bakes you can find out more on their website and on Instagram and Facebook.

Chloe Bakes for Ashburton Pool Chloe Bakes for Ashburton Pool

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For more information please get in touch.

Update to pool opening

Ashburton Pool Opening May 2021

We are very excited to be opening the pool in May and preparations are underway for the opening date of the 28th.

 

UPDATE… We are sorry for the complication in getting into the pool this year, we hope you understand the ever changing situation we find ourselves in and can bare with us. As lockdown measures ease we will endeavour to open up the pool to the maximum we are able. We have made the decision to delay the availability of the online booking system until the 21st May to bring us in line with the next stage in the Governments Roadmap. This will ensure that the sessions available will reflect what is allowed. We will update the sessions available below as the situation changes

Obviously, things will be very different this season, but we hope you can bear with us through this year and back out to normality. There are some rules we have to adhere to and some things that will make us more flexible to the ever-changing situation.

 

SOME CHANGES FOR THIS YEAR:

Online bookings only

All sessions will need to be pre-booked and pre-paid online via our online booking system. We expect to have this system up and running very soon. There will be no bookings or payments at the pool this season, so no need to remember cash or membership cards.

No changing rooms

You can leave your towels and belongings under the large canopy at the end of the pool, but please arrive ready to swim; beach-ready. The toilets will be open!! When booking half the pool a dedicated ‘changing area’ will be available.

No cafe

Sadly we do not anticipate opening the cafe this year. You are very welcome to bring a picnic, please remember no glass.All food needs to be consumed within your allotted swim time.

The timetable

So that we can adapt as we go and get as many people into the pool as possible, we will not to print a fixed timetable this year. Instead you will be able to use our online booking system to see availability.

As of April, the plan is for the following:

Lane sessions – 45 minute swim session. This is open to swimmers aged 12 and above and costs £5* per session. *See online booking system for information on reductions.

Half-Pool Hire – 45-minute swim session. (£25*) Maximum of 12 people per booking (whether swimming or on the side, please see child supervision info below.) The pool will be divided into two sections, lengthwise from shallow to deep end with a rope.  Each half of the pool will have a dedicated ‘changing area’.  The 12 must be made up according to Government Guidelines at the time of attendance. This currently means that you can have a group of any 6 people or for groups larger than 6 this must be made up from a maximum of two households (and their support bubbles).

Private Hire – 2 hour – for parties, events, activities. You have use of the whole pool with lifeguards, the kitchen, the field and play area £60/hr, 2 hours minimum booking. Numbers dependent on covid restrictions at the time, please contact us for more details.

Block bookings for schools, clubs, businesses etc. We are really chuffed that schools are booking again this year to get children water confident and active. Please contact Sarah Perry to find out more about block bookings whatever your organisation.

Supervision of children

A responsible adult 16+ may bring 2 children under the age of 8 into the pool, with any under-4s wearing an attached buoyancy aid. The adult must be in the water with the children at all times. Where under-4s are not wearing an attached buoyancy aid, the ratio is 1:1 because the shallow end is 0.7 metres deep.

Please bear with us through this summer and check our website regularly for updates. We understand that access to the pool will unfortunately be more restrictive this season, but our aim is to have as many people safely enjoying the pool as possible and we are working behind the scenes to increase access to swimming.

*For regular swimmers or for those who would benefit from financial assistance, 10% or 20% discounts will be available online.

To get the latest updates please sign up to receive our newsletters.

 

For more information please get in touch.

Lifeguards required!

Pool Lifeguards - Ashburton Pool

LIFEGUARDING OPPORTUNITIES 2021

Lifeguards required! Can you help?

We are looking for enthusiastic and passionate lifeguards to join our current enthusiastic team for the 2021 season. This is a part time role.

What you’ll need

You need to be able to supervise our 21 metre swimming pool whilst adhering to all the Health and Safety rules.  You’ll need a valid NPLQ qualification for the start of the season and you need to be 18 or over, an excellent team player with great communication ski