Lessons stopping

At this time all the staff are well, the pool water is in great condition and there have been no reported cases of illness from our customers.

However, the government request to stop unnecessary travel and adopt social distancing would seem to indicate an imminent closure of schools and public places, as has taken place in most other European countries. It would appear that families (and family run businesses) are being asked to make their own judgements.

All lessons at Shirley Swimming Pool will phase out over the next two weeks.

The direct debit due at the start of April will NOT be taken.

Please do not cancel your direct debit. When lessons resume you will have ample notice.

Effective immediately, if you prefer not to attend your remaining lessons, let reception know and these will be held on credit until the lesson program resumes.

The pool remains open for lane and recreational swimming at this time.

Contact reception by email:


Please clearly state swimmers name, class, day & time.

By text: 07934 384515

By telephone: 02380 781901. Option 1 for absences.

It is anticipated that the last lessons will take place on Tuesday March 31st. Any update on government guidelines will be adhered to.

By coincidence, the new management team at Shirley Pool, due to take over on April 1st, had been conducting due diligence and discovered a leak in the small pool. A joint decision to close and repair the leak had already been taken. The transfer to the new company will be postponed until the lesson program resumes.

Thank you for your custom and support. We all wish you good health and look forward to safely welcoming everyone back in the near future.