Pool Sessions

When will my pool session be?

Adult (16+) open pool sessions are on Tuesday evenings and need to be pre-booked here.

Nipper and junior coached pool sessions are organised by school year group, you can check out the session times.

Some of our coaching groups will be splitting the groups so that each child will be offered a session every other week.


Truro School (year 2-5): Please park in the large car park at the Ben Ainsley sports centre.

Truro High School for Girls (year 6+): Please ONLY park in the Daniell Road Car Park and escort children to the pool building.

Please note that our nipper pool sessions “Y2-Y6″are not “drop and go”, we welcome car sharing but require a responsible adult at the pool throughout.

Before your session

Please allow time to be parked, changed, poolside and signed in for your session start. Please use the toilet, shower and get changed into swimming costumes at home before attending. If you haven’t got a dry-robe, this might be something to consider. Check out Granite Sports for options in club colours

You may want to bring a filled water bottle to have poolside during your swim.

Please bring your own swimming hat & goggles. Latex swimming hats will be available at your first session for £5.

During the session

Participants will be asked to remove their shoes and change out of their remaining clothes poolside. There are no lockers available so don’t bring any valuables into the pool area. There is limited capacity for the use of a changing rooms at both pools, please contact your group contact if this is required.

Parents can spectate poolside or return to their cars.

After swimming we’re expecting a quick change poolside using a suitable changing robe. There will be limited time before the next group so use of showers should be reserved for those for whom this is a requirement.


The advice below relating to Covid-19 is based on a best-effort interpretation of information on 18/09/2021. It does not necessarily represent the opinion of the committee or our coaches and is only designed to be interpreted in the context of coached pool sessions offered to members of St Agnes SLSC.

Should I attend my session?

Please do not come to your session if you are showing any symptoms of Covid-19:

  • a high temperature – this means you feel hot to touch on your chest or back (you do not need to measure your temperature)
  • a new, continuous cough – this means coughing a lot for more than an hour, or 3 or more coughing episodes in 24 hours (if you usually have a cough, it may be worse than usual)
  • a loss or change to your sense of smell or taste – this means you’ve noticed you cannot smell or taste anything, or things smell or taste different to normal. If your wetsuit boots smell OK, you’re probably stuffed.

Is pool swimming safe?

UK swimming pools are commonly disinfected with chlorine (as a primary disinfectant) with a secondary disinfection method in the form of UV light. SARS-CoV-2 is an enveloped virus that is likely to be more sensitive to chlorination than, for example, non-enveloped enterovirus such as adenovirus. This enables the pool operator to state with confidence that Covid-19 should not be transmissible through the swimming pool water if the pool is operated in line with this guidance and that of PWTAG.

Source: Pool Water Treatment Advisory Group – pwtag.org

Is pool swimming in-line with government advice?

There are currently no restrictions on the resumption of coached sport activity so long as reasonable steps to reduce the risk of Covid-19 transmission are included in the risk assessment.

Updated 18/09/2021