COVID-19 procedures

April 7th, 2021

We are kindly asking that all parents/carers adhere to the below requirements when attending our swimming lessons and the facilities at Watford Girls Grammar School:

  • Do not attend your lesson if you or someone within your household has or has had any of the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) symptoms within the last 10 days or if you’ve been asked to self-isolate
  • Please respect a 2m distance from other people in the facilities where possible
  • Adults are required to wear face coverings whilst in the premises unless you are exempt
  • Hand sanitizer will be available on entering and exiting the premises
  • Children will be permitted to arrive to their lesson in their swimming attire. We recommend loose clothing/dressing gowns/hooded towels over the top
  • One adult from each household is permitted to enter the pool facilities
  • A one-way system will be in place, please adhere to signage and directions provided
  • Parents/carers are asked to wait outside of the pool facilities for the duration of the lesson
  • Chairs will be available on poolside for a bag of belongings. Those with younger children may wish to take their belongings outside with them
  • All swimmers are required to wearing a swimming hat. These are available at £4 each if you don’t already have one
  • Swimmers will be escorted to the fire exit door after their lesson. We encourage children to go straight home from their lesson if possible however the changing rooms are available to get dry and changed if you’d prefer
  • Showers are not available on the premises during this time

What we’re doing for you:

  • Due to the depth of the water in the pool, it is still considered the safest option to have our teachers teach from the water in our beginner and improver classes. Our staff have undertaken training in accordance with the new National Guidelines on the safest ways to teach swimmers from the water, during this pandemic
  • Some of our teachers may wear face masks / shields if they chose to do so
  • Number of swimmers in the pool has been reduced
  • Swimming bays are bigger to allow more space per swimmer
  • Floats/aids/pool equipment will be cleaned after each lesson
  • Swimmers will keep the same float/equipment for the duration of their lesson
  • Cleaning of the facilities will be taking place throughout the sessions
  • Teachers/pool staff will have their temperatures checked daily and will self-isolate if they show any of the COVID-19 symptoms
  • Pools are chlorinated at a level deemed necessary to kills all germs including Coronavirus, this level has not changed from previous terms

If you have any questions regarding any of the above information, please do not hesitate to contact us at

As always, we thank you for your continued support

Rob & Lis

Spring 2020 Term Dates

December 29th, 2019

Term commences:  Monday 6th January 2020

Term ends:   Saturday 28th March 2020

Exceptions:   Monday 17th February – Saturday 22nd February (half term)

Autumn Term Dates

September 2nd, 2019

Term commences:  Monday 9th September 2019

Term ends:   Saturday 7th December (12th December for Thursday swimmers only) 2019

Monday 28th October – Saturday 2nd November (Half Term)
Thursday 10th October (School Open Day)

Summer Term Dates

April 23rd, 2019

Term commences:  Monday 29th April 2019

Term ends:   Monday 22nd July 2019

Exceptions: Monday 6th May (Bank Holiday)  Monday 27th May – Saturday 1st June inclusive (Half Term)

Summer Crash Course

March 23rd, 2019

Bookings are now being taken for our Summer Crash Course!

Date: Monday 22nd – Friday 26th July 2019

30 minute per day – time slots available at 9.30am, 10.00am or 10.30am

All abilities taught

Cost: £45 per child

To book, please contact us at

Spring Term Dates

December 11th, 2018

Term commences: Monday 7th January 2019

Term ends: Saturday 30th March 2019

Exceptions: Monday 18th February – Saturday 23rd February inclusive (Half Term)

Autumn Term Dates

September 3rd, 2018

Term commences: Monday 10th September 2018

Term ends:  Saturday 8th December 2018

Exceptions: Monday 29th October– Saturday 3rd November inclusive (Half Term)

Summer Term Dates 2018

March 27th, 2018

Term commences: Monday 23rd April 2018

Term ends:  Monday 23rd July 2018

Exceptions: Monday 7th May (Bank Holiday) & Monday 28th May – Saturday 2nd June inclusive (Half Term)

Rescheduled lessons

March 27th, 2018

Once again, apologies to our swimmers and their parents for the recent cancelled lessons. This was due to the pool being closed for emergency ventilation work and the unfortunately snow! The lessons have now been rescheduled for:

Cancelled lesson Rescheduled lessons
Wednesday 7th & 21st February Wednesday 4th & 11th* April
Thursday 8th & 22nd February & 1st March Thursday 5th, 12th & 19th* April
Friday 9th & 23rd February & 2nd March Friday 6th, 13th & 20th* April
Saturday 10th, 24th February & 3rd March Saturday 7th, 14th & 21st* April
Monday 19th February Monday 9th* April
Tuesday 20th February Tuesday 3rd* April

*Fun swims

Thank you for your continued support and understanding.


Winter Term 2018

October 3rd, 2017

Term starts on Friday 5th January to (and including) Thursday 29th March 2018.

There is no swimming during half term: 12th – 17th February.