Swimming Lessons in Chichester – BJ Sports

COVID-19 Update from the STA

Since the UK Government’s COVID-19 recovery strategy was announced earlier this week, there have been many questions about the use of ‘private’ residential swimming pools for teaching ‘socially-distant’ swimming to friends / family members for example from another household. To clarify the regulations, all commercial swimming pools are to remain closed until at least early in July – and if a private residential swimming pool was to be used prior to this date by a ‘paying’ customer, by default it becomes classed as a ‘commercial’ swimming pool and the residential pool owner would be breaking the law. This rule applies to both indoor and outdoor residential pools – home-based pools must only be used by the residing people, one household.

This social distancing rule equally applies to a swimming teacher who might be invited to teach within a different household where there is a residential pool – it would not be permitted.

The measures announced this week, which give members of the public unlimited daily exercise, so long as they adhere to social-distancing regulations and remain with either their own household or just one person from outside their household, ONLY apply to activities that take place outside of the home.

We must ALL adhere to current Government guidelines that clearly state that swimming pools (of all types, both indoor and outdoor) MUST remain closed

The remaining 2 weeks of swimming will be deducted when we start swimming again. When we know we are allowed to start again, we will post it on the website and the Facebook page.

Please check the website for any further changes in the future.

Here at BJ Sports we consider swimming to be a life skill and are dedicated to teaching swimming to any and everyone. We offer lessons to children from 3 years old up to and including adults and can tailor a 1 to 1 session.

All our teachers are qualified ASA / STA instructors who have a wealth of experience and a passion for getting the best from our students whilst still having fun. We also acknowledge that the “Learning to Swim” process should be a positive experience for all involved.

Our 12 week swim term runs alongside the school term. It is not a problem if you wish to join part way through a term, just contact us and we will make the necessary arrangements.

We use an achievement reward system to determine how well, or not, a student is progressing. This reward system is in the form of a badge and certificate and is for distance or a national Level of achievement. For those students wishing something more varied we offer diving and rookie lifeguard awards.

Our lessons are on Wednesday from 16.00 to 17.00 and Thursday from 16.00 to 19.30 at Westbourne House School in Chichester; click on the contact page for further details. All our lessons are 30 minutes long. Should you be interested in a 1 to 1 or 2 to 1 lessons this can be arranged by contacting us, again using the contact page.

To book a lesson please contact Janet by telephone, e-mail info@bjsports.co.uk, or fill in the inquiry form on the right.

If you are an existing student and wish to re-enroll please either fill in the re-enrolment form or e-mail info@bjsports.co.uk stating students name and the class that they are currently in.