The Hollies Pool

hollies pool

The Hollies pool services a wide area including Bexley, Bexley borough, Orpington, Sidcup, Dartford Swanley and Eltham. It has an indoor heated swimming pool which is always maintained at a temperature of 30+ degrees centigrade

Address:
34 Acacia Way,
Sidcup,
Kent,
DA15 8WW
 

Saturday Lessons

Time: 8.00-10.00am 

  • Autumn term begins on 9th September 2017
  • Half term is on 21st and 28th October (no swimmimg for two weeks)
  • End of utumn term is on 16th December

 

 Tuesday Lessons  preschool/parent and child

  • Autumn term begins on 5th September 2017
  • Half term week is on the 14th October 2017 (no swimming)
  • End of term is on the 5th December 2017 

 

 

 Sunday Lessons

Time: 8.00-10.00am 

  • Autumn term begins on 10th September 2017
  • Half term is on 22nd and the 29th October (no swimming for two weeks)
  • End of term is on the 17th December

Thursday Lessons pre school/parent and child

Time: 1pm-2.30pm

  • Autumn term begins on the 7th September 2017
  • Half term is on the 26th September 2017
  • End of term is on the 7th September
 

Site Rules

  • Once you are inside the doors of the Hollies please respect the staff and members who work and attend the centre by not allowing your children to roam freely.
  • Children should be accompanied by an adult at all times.
  • Once inside the changing rooms blue over-shoes must be worn over your shoes or shoes taken off, no shoes to be worn on poolside or in the changing room, this is to help keep the poolside and changing area clean.
  • If you use any nappies or swim nappies please place them in the sanitary bins provided.
  • Once children are 8 and over they need to use the correct changing rooms for their gender, parents should also not be entering the wrong changing room for their gender even if it is only to help get their child changed.

Badges

The children receive a swimming award at the end of each term which indicates their progress throughout the term. The swimming certificates and badges are either based on skills learnt during the term or distance (how far the children can swim using correct technique without stopping). Once they reach the top lengths groups they can work through their bronze, silver, gold and honours challenge awards and bronze, silver, gold life saving awards. If your child has already received certificates from another swimming school please can you make a note of these so we can continue their development. Click here to see the STA Octopus Badge information.
To see the other badge criteria click here.

Change of Teacher

Unfortunately this will be Matt's last week of teaching with us at The Hollies as he now has a full time job. I'm sure you'll join me in thanking Matt for all his excellent teaching and wish him all the best for the future. Jonathan will be taking over Matt's lessons from next week. Jonathan was a top class swimmer reaching top 4 in the national swimming championships. He is also a school teacher, working with children with special educational needs .I'm sure he'll be a great addition to the team.

Parking

hollies parking map
Please Note: There is no access to the car park via the Rowanwood Avenue entrance.
Where possible please use the Hollies car park and NOT the surrounding roads to park.

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