Using the centre safely

Hitchin Swimming Centre & Archers Gym

We are planning to re-open but in order to maintain new regulations and keep everyone safe there will be some changes to how we operate, what is available and how you use the centre.

 

For Your Health and Wellbeing 

  • Stay at home and self-isolate even if you only have minor symptoms such as; such as cough; headache; mild fever; Exercise cannot ‘sweat it out’ 
  • Regularly and thoroughly wash your hands with soap and water or alcohol-based hand rub to kill any viruses that may be on your hands. 
  • Please make sure you have washed and / or sanitised your hands before entering your activity session. We have extra sanitiser stations around the centre but we also recommend that you bring your own.
  • Maintain a distance of at least 2 metres from other persons in case they or you cough or sneeze spreading the virus through droplets.

One Way System & Circulation Areas

  • A new one-way system is operating throughout the centre, please follow the arrows on the floor. 
  • Please come ready to work out if you are able to as changing room space will be limited
  • Members Fitness changing rooms will be unavailable.
  • Lockers will also be limited so please plan not to be able to use them
  • Showers will also be limited and consideration should be given to how you may be able to do this away from the centre
  • Toilet availability will be limited and due to the layout of our centre we ask that you co-operate with others on maintaining social distance. Please always wash your hands thoroughly.
  • If you do require lift access then only 1 person in the lift at any one time unless you are from the same household.
  • To exit the changing room customers will need to exit via the ramp on the outdoor pool through the café and swimming pool reception.

 

Using The Gym

  • Numbers will be controlled and you will not be able to just ‘swipe in’. If you haven’t booked online for your gym session you will have to register with reception to arrange your attendance.
  • In order to maintain fair usage we ask that you spend no longer than 1 hour for your activity
  • The gym has been spaced out so that each station is at least 2 metres apart. To accommodate this, the gym has been re-arranged to maintain as much equipment as possible
  • Some gym equipment is in new parts of the centre / equipment spaced out
  • Please wipe down the machine / equipment before and after each use and replace any equipment back into its storage area. Only use paper towel to wipe the machines down.
  • Spotting and sharing of machines with those not from your household is not allowed so please be considerate to your fellow user over the time spent on a piece of equipment
  • Please bring your own mat if you wish to do any floor work
  • The instructor will guide you out of the gym at the end of your session 

Using Classes

  • Classes will be in studios 1,2 & 3
  • The class programme will be affected and some classes may be cancelled upon re-opening, 
  • Please view the online booking of classes as the most accurate timetable of classes
  • Please check start times as these may change and do not enter the centre until 5 minutes before your class
  • Please book online for your class, we are restricted in numbers and booking upon arrival may result in you not being able to take part.
  • Please bring your own mat as these will not be available (and hand weights if possible)
  • To maximise space, some classes may be in a different space. 
  • Classes have reduced in time to allow for cleaning and changeover, please make sure you clean your own equipment before and after each class.
  • Booking terms have changed for our re-opening.
  • The class programme will be reviewed weekly.

 

Swimming 

  • Numbers will be controlled and you will not be able to just ‘swipe in’. If you haven’t booked      online for your Swim session you will have to register with reception to arrange your attendance. 
  • Lane Swimming and Aqua Ed Swimming are the only activities running
  • In order to maintain fair usage sessions Lane swimming sessions are 45mins long.
  • Lanes will be double width to accommodate 2m distance.

 

AquaEd 

  • AquaEd customers will need to queue outside the centre and will be greeted by a member of staff who will guide you in. If your child is under 8 you will be allowed to stay on pool side or a holding area during your child’s swimming lessons. Parents of over 8s you will be required to wait in the carpark or join the AquaEd pick up queue also located at the front of the building. A member of the team will explain this on your arrival

Any customer observed not following the above code of conduct will be asked to leave the centre immediately by staff. 

Note if you are showing any of the symptoms of COVID-19 such as cough, headache or mild fever, for your safety and for the safety of you friends and their families, please stay at home. 

We look forward to seeing you all soon.

Facilities Available

  • Technogym Fitness Suite
  • Outdoor Swimming Pool
  • Indoor Swimming Pool
  • Workout Class Studios
  • Splash Cafe

Memberships Available

  • Off Peak Membership
  • Joint Off Peak Membership
  • Peak Membership
  • Joint Peak Membership
  • Swim Membership
  • Workout Membership
  • Studio 2 Membership
  • Workout Plus Membership

Services

  • Body Composition Scans
  • Personal Training
  • Lifestyles Programme
  • Exercise Referral
  • Technogym mywellness
  • AquaEd

Contact Us

Fishponds Road, Hitchin, Herts SG5 1HA

fitness: 01462 437111 pool: 01462 441646

enquiries.hitchin@sll.co.uk


Opening Times

Mon - Fri 6.30am - 10.00pm
Sat - Sun 7.00am - 6.00pm
Outdoor pool closed for 2020 season

Getting Here

Hitchin Swimming Centre & Archers Gym is a 17 minute walk from Hitchin Train Station. The bus route can be found here. Car parking is available next to the centre. During busy periods, additional parking is available at:

Hitchin Town football club
Fishponds Rd
Hitchin
SG5 1NU

Lairage Multi-Storey Car Park
Bedford Rd,
Hitchin
SG5 1GB

Working in partnership with North Herts District Council.