How to join
We are currently taking on new swimmers so do contact us for a trial session.
We meet every Saturday at Q.E. Leisure Centre from 11.15am to 1.15pm.
Please check in with the Wagtails Meet & Greeter who can help with any queries.
Please scroll down to read more about sessions, joining and charges.
Click here to download a Joining Form.
Wimborne Wagtails provides some support in the pool with volunteer qualified
swim teachers and trained pool helpers but this is subject to availability on the day, so cannot be guaranteed.
Wagtails' volunteers do not work on Bank holiday weekends.
Supporting parent/carer goes free.
The benefits of joining our Club are:
unlimited Saturday swims in a privately hired pool (11.15-1.15)
qualified volunteer swim instructors at sessions*
volunteer helpers in and out of the water where needed*
the chance to gain swim awards
the opportunity to compete in Galas
the chance to join in various social and fundraising events
* (subject to availability.)
Swim Information from July 2021
Do not come to the leisure centre at any time if you have any symptoms of covid 19 or you have had recent contact with anyone who has had covid.
Please bring with you a covid kit - face mask, hand gel and/or antibacterial wipes, tissues.
There will now be two swim sessions each week, at 11.15 am and then at 12.15, and you will be allocated to one of them. It isn’t possible for you to choose which group you are in. Please arrive on time. So from 11.00 for session 1 and 12.00 for session 2.
The Wagtails swimming coaches will be there to help. If you have a carer who swims with you they can still do so.
Lifeguards will be there as usual and they will help anyone who gets into difficulties while swimming, work the hoist etc. Non swimming carers are asked to wait outside unless they are needed to help with changing. If so, they can sit in chairs provided poolside. The observation areas are closed so other carers can either sit poolside or wait outside.
QE has organised the pool into 3 wide lanes. You will be given a lane to swim in and it is important that you keep in your lane and as far apart as possible when you pass another swimmer.
Each group will have about 45 minutes swimming time. We ask that you keep swimming as much as you can because we will have social distancing problems if swimmers stop at the ends of the pool.
There is no problem if you want to get out before your swim session ends. Lifeguards and helpers will show you where to go when you get out of the pool.
Please bring your own drinks and snacks - the cafe and the vending machines at QE are not open. There are benches outside the centre you can use to chat to friends.
QE staff have worked hard to make the leisure centre as safe as possible for swimmers. The Wagtails committee has spent a lot of time thinking about the needs of our members and we hope we have covered everything. But, at the end of the day, we can’t guarantee you will be safe and you all have to decide whether you feel comfortable coming back to swimming.
Charges from 1st November 2021
Tariff Charge Payment terms
Adult Swim Pay Monthly £5.00 per month by standing order to Wimborne Wagtails
Child Swim Pay Monthly £4.00 per month by standing order to Wimborne Wagtails
Adult Swim (PAYS) £2.50 cash to Meet & Greet
Child Swim (PAYS) £2.00 cash to Meet & Greet
Family/friend membership £10.00 due 1st April or a year after joined
NB THE SWIM CHARGE INCLUDES WAGTAILS MEMBERSHIP FOR THE SWIMMER AND THE CARER/PARENT WHO PROVIDES NECESSARY CARE FOR THE SWIMMER
MEMBERS WILL RECEIVE SUBSIDISED RATES AT SOCIAL EVENTS
NAME WIMBORNE WAGTAILS
SORT CODE 30 97 08
ACCOUNT NUMBER 00816854
NB If any swimmer needs help to set up a standing order Alex can assist.
IF YOU HAVE ANY QUERIES AT ANY TIME, PLEASE CONTACT
A COMMITTEE MEMBER TO DISCUSS:
ALEX (01202 826443)
WE WELCOME ANY COMMENTS.