Covid Restrictions Lifted 21/7/21

We have been informed by DCLT that from 21/7/21 there will be no more Covid restrictions at the pool.

* swimmers/lifesavers no longer need to come swim ready.

* swimmers/lifesavers no longer need to wait outside for their session.

* Changing Rooms & Showers can be used.

* Parents are welcome in the viewing area.

* Swim Times have not changed

Update 29/04/2021 – Return to Armthorpe & New Session Times

Today Pete had a meeting with Michael Hart (CEO of DCLT) at Armthorpe Leisure Centre, which is looking good after all the refurbishment & repairs. Fees will remain same as last year.

We have been informed that we can return to Armthorpe from 12th May 2021 and have been allocated the following Pool times for training and Lifesaving.

There will be NO Sunday training but we do have a new session on a Thursday at Armthorpe.

Session names have been changed from Speed 2, 1 & Pre-speed to A,B & C Squads.

A Squad – previously Speed 2

B Squad – previously Speed 1

C Squad - previously Pre-Speed


Training Times from 12/5/21


B Squad – 6:30pm -7:30pm

A Squad – 7:30pm – 9:00 pm


B Squad – 6:30pm -7:30pm

A Squad – 7:30pm – 9:00 pm


Lifesaving – 6:30pm -7:30pm


B Squad – 2:00pm – 3:00pm

A Squad – 3:00pm – 4:15 pm

C Squad – 4:15 – 5:00 pm

Covid regulations will still apply so please come Pool ready. Remember the next session can not get into the Leisure Centre until all the previous session are out.

Covid Information

Due to the Covid-19 crisis and following the guidelines laid done by the government and Swim England, Armthorpe Swimming Club are tentatively starting to do in-pool training. The training times are listed below. Unfortunately we cannot accommodate all sessions due to the pool size and changing room facilities limitations. We will keep you updated as and when circumstances change; as always we thank you for your patience and support.

Urgent Update 8/4/21

This morning 8 April DCLT informed me that the pool time that we were given to understand would be available for Armthorpe at Rossington was not now available as they had allocated it to DARTES. To say I was annoyed was an understatement. After many conversations with DARTES who have been extremely helpful and have given up two of their training sessions to accommodate us please see new session times at Rossington as follows:

Speed 1 (Junior) - Fridays 6.00-7.30

Saturdays 11.00-12.00

Speed 2(senior) Saturdays-12.00-1.30


Please do not amend your standing orders at this time

Please note that unfortunately Neither pre-speed nor Lifesaving will take place until we return to Armthorpe.

I look forward to seeing you all next weekend and many thanks to DARTES for their help.

Pete Hardy

Update 3/1/21

As many of you are aware Armthorpe Leisure Centre is to undergo some major refurbishment . The centre will be closed for several months. Swimming & Lifesaving will continue, however it will be at Rossington Leisure Centre commencing Wednesday 13 January 2021. The times and days for training will be exactly the same as we have had at Armthorpe.

Pre Speed - Saturday 4.00pm - 5.00pm

Speed 1 Wednesday 6.30pm-7.30pm

Saturday 1.30pm-2.30pm

Sunday 1.30pm-3.00pm

Speed 2 Wednesday 7.30pm-9.00pm

Saturday 2.30pm-4.00pm

Sunday 3.00pm -4.30pm

LifeSaving Friday 6.30pm -7.30pm

Sharks Sessions are no longer run by Armthorpe Swimming Club. We have been told by Dartes that Sharks swimming will recommence at Rossington on Monday 11 January. Swimming sessions days and times will be as before but any queries about Sharks should be emailed to

Directions are on the How To Find Us page

Phased Return

Phase 1 - Speed 1 & 2 can return. 16th August

Before August the 16 there will be a document on the website for parents and swimmers to agree/disagree with the arrangements made and the expectations of the club, parents and swimmers. I look forward to meeting up again in August - it has been a long time getting to this stage but at last we are here!!

Sunday 16 August - Speed 1 - 1 hour 1.30pm start (First session Saturdays, Sundays and Wednesday)

Wednesday.19 August - Speed 2 - 1.5hrs 6.30pm start (Second session Saturdays, Sundays and Wednesdays)

Saturday 22 August - Speed 1 - 1hr - 1.30pm start

Saturday 22 August - Speed 2 - 1.5 hrs - 2.30pm start

Sunday 23 August - Speed 1 - 1.5 hrs - 1.30pm start & Speed 2 - 1.5hrs - 3pm start

Wednesday 26 August - Speed 1 - 1hr - 6.30pm start & Speed 2 - 1.5hrs 7.30pm start

then as per from Saturday 22 August

Phase 2 – Pre-Speed swimmers & LifeSaving

Lifesaving returns Friday 4th September 6:30pm – 7:30pm

Swimmers must be at Leisure Centre by 6:30 pm

Please bring Hats, Goggles, Water Bottle & Float (Kickboard)

Both forms must be completed before you can return. LifeSaving Member Survey & Lifesavers Agreement

Pre-Speed returns Saturday 5th September 4pm-5pm

Swimmers must be at Leisure Centre by 4:00pm

Equipment required: Hat, Goggles, Float & Water Bottle. Mesh Bags now allowed on Poolside but only with equipment needed.

By Friday 4th September please make sure you have completed the Member Survey & Swimmer Agreement

Phase 3- Friday Night Sharks - No Longer Run by Armthorpe Swimming Club - - Please see Sharks Page

COVID-19 Parental Agreement - Armthorpe Swimming Club (4).pdf