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Swimming lane etiquette at Haven Point

Maintenance taking place from 9 - 22 December

The leisure waters and teaching pool will be closed from Monday 9 to Sunday 22 December to carry out high level cleaning and maintenance, as part of our annual maintenance programme.

All other facilities including the main pool and changing areas will remain open as usual.

Christmas and New Year opening times

To view the Christmas and New Year opening times for Haven Point and other leisure facilities in South Tyneside please see:

Christmas and New Year opening times

  • All swimmers must follow the directional signs at the end of the pool.  Do not swim in the middle of the lane.
  • Lanes 7 and 8 are Swim Training Lanes only.
  • Lanes 4 to 6 are for social swimming.
  • Please use the most suitable lane for your speed and stroke.
  • Lifeguard staff may ask customers to change lanes to benefit continuous flow of all swimmers.  Please obey instructions given by Lifeguards at all times.
  • Entering the water - wait until there is a large gap between people and slip into the water feet first.
  • Be polite to swimmers of varying skill levels.
  • Passing - if you find yourself catching up with a swimmer in front of you, the request to pass is signified by a gentle tap on the feet to let them know that you need to pass.  The swimmer will then have to stop at the next wall and let you pass.
  • Do not turn into oncoming swimmers.
  • If you cannot keep up with the pace, please change lanes.
  • Above all, please use common sense and courtesy.

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