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April Updates - A Week On From Reopening

Published: 21 April 2021
Jubilee Swimming Pool
Jubilee Swimming Pool

To all of our customers and colleagues,

As many of you will now be aware, Sport and Wellbeing was delighted to open its doors to the public once again on Monday the 12th of April. We are now over a week on from this moment and it has been immensely gratifying to see how many new and returning customers alike were eager to visit.

The facilities currently available include the fitness suite and swimming pool at Jubilee Sports Centre, the fitness suite at Mayflower Gym, the Wide Lane Sports Ground, and Avenue Campus courts. Customers can book activities directly via the UoS Sport app or by accessing the JoinIn online portal.

The following news release is intended to serve as a reminder and an update on everything we’re offering around Sport and Wellbeing:

No Joining Fee

To celebrate the reopening after almost four months away, we are happy to share that all joining fees will be waived for new members looking to sign up for the next few weeks. At the time of application you will be charged a pro-rata fee for the remaining days of the month. 

Whether you’re an enthusiastic swimmer looking to come back or a first-time gym user ready to make a start, this is an excellent time to get involved with Sport and Wellbeing. 

We are asking all customers to come to reception to sign up at this time. If you speak to a member of staff, they will be happy to provide you with a form to fill out and help get you set up.

Pace Sessions 

One of the bigger changes that we have implemented upon our reopening is the introduction of Pace Sessions in the Jubilee Swimming Pool. These hour-long sessions are geared towards confident swimmers who can consistently achieve a length of 25m in 25 seconds or less. 

We are offering these sessions three times a day on weekdays, and for two hours at the end of the day on weekends.

For those just looking for a calmer swim from length to length, casual swimming is available all throughout the week. Exact times can be found by following the timetable on our website here.

Avenue Campus and Wide Lane Courts

Though we are not expecting to reopen for indoor sports until Monday the 17th of May, we are very pleased to be able to offer our customers an opportunity to keep going with the sports they love. We are hosting a range of court sports at outdoor venues, Avenue Campus and Wide Lane Sports Ground, for all active members of Sport and Wellbeing, or for those with a Pay As You Go membership.

At Avenue Campus we are offering 1-hour sessions Basketball and Netball.

At Wide Lane Sports Ground we are offering 1-hour sessions of Tennis.

These outdoor court sessions are available at £4.50 per person for Pay As You Go users or inclusive with membership for all those on a rolling monthly subscription.

Jubilee Swimming Academy

We are very delighted to share that the children’s Jubilee Swimming Academy lessons are back! The lessons are for stage 6 and upwards, with lessons taking place on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Saturday. All lessons will be 30 minutes long.



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