All you need to know – Everlast Fitness Gloucester (Previously DW Fitness)
St Oswalds Retail Park Gloucester GL1 2TE
We can’t wait to welcome you to Puddle Ducks at Everlast Fitness – We are so excited to welcome you back to the pool. As with many things in life, there are some new procedures that you need to be aware of at your chosen venue. You will find everything you need to know about Everlast Fitness below – please read it very
If you would also like to read about what, as your chosen swim school, Puddle Ducks is doing to keep you, your child and our team members safe, we have summarised all the steps we are taking
including our risk assessment procedure, cleaning and hygiene regimes and temporary changes to the way our lessons will be run here.
Location: Everlast Gloucester
Please do not arrive any earlier than 10 minutes before your lesson starts (we would ask you wait in the car until this time). This should give you enough time to get poolside and prevents lots of people
from waiting around in spaces which may be too small to handle it in the current situation.
Entering the building
You will enter the pool building via the main entrance, please sanitize your hands upon entry. Please remember you can mark yourself absent from your class via your Puddle Ducks sign in right up until the class start time, so if this does affect you log in, mark ‘holiday’ and you will receive a courtesy voucher you can use in the future.
Please note in accordance with the current law, face coverings are required upon entering the building and at all times, until you move poolside.
Signing in/Letting us know you are here
The Everlast reception team will mark you off on their registers and our Poolside Assistant will also keep a register. We would ask that you download the NHS COVID-19 app if you are able, and ‘check
in’ at reception. If you are not able to 'check in' with the app, Everlast will ask for your contact details for check and trace and will hold these for 21 days as per current law.
You and your child should arrive swim-ready at the venue i.e. with your swimming costume/trunks/swim nappy on underneath your clothes. Wear loose clothing where possible so that your time in the changing rooms is limited.
We appreciate that those children still in nappies might need a nappy change just before their lessons. Please ensure you bring your own roll up change matt to avoid changing directly on to benches.
Please bring only the essentials (keeping valuables to a minimum) and one bag to put everything in and put this in the locker.
You will need a padlock for the lockers. If you are unable to purchase one for your first lesson, you will be permitted to bring your bags poolside. This will only apply to week 1, to ensure that the poolside is kept clear. Please ensure you sanitize the lockers before and after use using the cleaner available in the changing rooms.
There are no spectators allowed at any of our pools to enable us to practice social distancing more effectively. Unfortunately this does include siblings.
Parking at the venue
Please park in the car park at the front of the building. Please adhere to social distancing where possible in the car park.
There is a toilet in each changing room please go to the toilet prior to coming poolside or where possible wait until you get home.
Entering the pool area
Our Poolside Assistant will invite you to come poolside just before the class before finishes (we may need to shout into the male changing room). You will then come onto poolside and wait against the wall to the left of the changing rooms ensuring social distancing is being adhered to and WAIT here to be called across by the Teacher or Poolside Assistant to begin your lesson. You will only be called forward once the class prior to yours has exited the water and entered the changing rooms.
We will provide woggles, a ball and a sinker as required in your lesson, but you are welcome to bring your own if preferred.
The teacher will be poolside for the entire class, but rest assured we have been able to adapt our usual, high quality lessons to ensure they are still fantastic – Please do listen to the Teacher before,
during and after the class, as this will help you get the most out of the lesson and retain social distancing.
We will be using a slightly different pool space to the space used prior to COVID-19. We now have a lane for our lessons, which is 2.5m x 20m. The lessons will be adapted to suit this space.
Exiting the pool area after your lesson
After class please exit the changing rooms as quickly as possible remembering to sanitize the lockers and benches after use. Please wait to shower at home.
We advise that you bring easy, comfortable clothing for both you and your child – items like onesies might be easiest for children to get changed quickly and keep them warm. We will be asking you to
try and leave the building within 10 minutes of your class finishing to ensure as little overlap and congestion as possible between classes.
The family changing room is in use, however please try to avoid waiting for it to become available as this will delay your exit.
Leaving the building
When you are ready to leave the building, use the hand sanitiser provided by the exit door and exit.
Pool temperature here is 29 – 30 degrees. We suggest that babies under 6 months wear a wetsuit. We cannot provide these to borrow at the pool, due to current COVID restrictions so do purchase your own if you feel you need one.
If older children feel the cold, an Eskeez thermal top is a great purchase as these do not add buoyancy. Again we are unable to lend at the pool.
A well-fitting neoprene swim nappy must be worn with a disposable swim nappy or one of our environmentally friendly NappyWraps & Liners underneath if your child is in Floaties, Splashers or Kickers and in other programmes if they are not yet fully potty/toilet trained.
We will not be able to lend nappies out if you forget yours so please do ensure you’ve packed it! Without one, you wont be allowed to swim.
Maximum number per class has been reduced to 6 parent / child pairs, in line with current restrictions.
We look forward to seeing you in the pool soon!