The Circle, at Hadley Learning Community has been working hard throughout the Coronavirus pandemic.
Details of our proposed reduced programme, opening hours & Covid-19 safe guidelines can be found below.
MAIN SWIMMING POOL Timetables
School Term Timetable
Circle’s main swimming pool is a 25 X 10m, 4 lane and deck level swimming pool. With a constant depth of 1.2m it’s the perfect environment for all ages and abilities. All of our Lifeguards hold the Royal Lifesaving Society (RLSS) National Pool Lifeguard Qualification (NPLQ) which is an internationally recognised qualification.
School Holiday Timetable
Circle offers several options for membership which include unlimited access to the majority of swimming sessions listed on our timetable. With our memberships we keep it simple and offer non-contract memberships, meaning that you can stay with us for as little or as long as you like. We offer 1 month, 3 month, 6 month and 12 month options. Additionally you can also just pay per session. For more information on our memberships please visit our membership page.
Early Bird Lane Swim
For both those who like to start their day with an energetic swim and those who need it to wake up before the day our Early Bird Lane Swim is for you. Open to all ages as long as swimming is completed length ways of our pool.
The bread and butter session! Open to all ages and abilities, whether you want to train, have fun with friends and family, unleash the kids for an hour or unwind with a leisurely swim this sessions for you. Please be sure to refer to our admissions policy below before you come and swim.
Our session for those aged 16 to 16 plus…. These sessions give the balance of being able to swim lengths for training or to come and relax by yourself or with friends.
FUN AND FLOATS
We provide the floats and with you in attendance the fun flows! For these sessions we fill the pool with oversized floats and balls! These are great fun for all ages (adults definitely have the most fun) to climb on, lay on, to push, to pull and if you’re lucky be taken for a ride! Open to all ages and abilities but please be sure to refer to our admissions policy below before coming for your swim.
PARENT AND TODDLER
These sessions are designed for families to bring their under 5’s. We provide floats and toys as well as woggles and armbands. We also offer Warm Baby Swims in our Hydrotherapy pool for under 2’s, please see our Hydrotherapy pool page for more information.
BIRTHDAY PARTY HIRE
Pool Birthday Parties are great for all ages. Pool parties are 60 minutes long and hire includes lifeguard supervision. For further information on Birthday Parties and to see the other options for birthdays please visit the Birthday Parties page off our Home page.
Families are at the heart of our community at Circle. These sessions are currently offered throughout the school holidays. Similar to our public swimming sessions but with the added restriction that under 16’s must be accompanied by an over 16. This firmly puts the focus of these sessions on family.
For the swimmers who like direction! For these sessions we have the pool divided into lanes whereas swimmers complete circuits. Don’t worry if someone tickles your feet! This just means the swimmer behind you wants to overtake.
We work in partnership with Telford and Wrekin Council Leisure Services and offer TLC (Telford Loyalty Cards) Swims. For these sessions, upon production of a valid TLC card, we match Telford and Wrekin Council Leisure Services prices. In particular any junior presenting a valid TLC card will swim for free. Please be sure to check our admissions policy before coming for your swim.
These sessions are not open to the general public. During these slots a number of groups and clubs hire the pool for a variety of activities. For full information on the groups and clubs that use the Circle please refer to our Clubs page.
POOL ADMISSIONS POLICY
Circle uses the following pool admissions policy to control risk in the swimming pool area:
- Non-swimmers must be accompanied by a responsible person aged 16 years or above, the responsible person must be able to swim and enter the water with the child/children they are accompanying.
- Children under the age of 8 years old must be accompanied at all times by a responsible person aged 16 years or above.
- Children must be accompanied on a ratio of one adult to three children where sufficient buoyancy aids are used. Children 4 years old and younger must be accompanied on a ratio of one adult to two children.
- Children who are 8 years and over who can swim 25 metres unaided do not need to need to be accompanied by a responsible person over the age of 16 years.
- Any swimmers whom are suspected to be under the influence of alcohol or drugs will not be admitted to the swimming pool.
Circle reserves the right to refuse entry to anyone not adhering to the admissions policy stated above.
Circle strives to be accessible to all user groups. As such we host separate disabled changing facilities for our main swimming pool with a wet change disabled chair. Additionally we have a disabled hoist for those persons who need it to gain access into the pool.