Saltdean Lido are offering a free swim for key workers on the of 10th September to say thank you for all their hard work and dedication during the lockdown period.
All people in a public facing role are welcome including NHS staff, emergency services, carers, shop staff, street cleaners and delivery drivers. Tickets can be booked here:
Tickets will be on a first come first serve basis and numbers are strictly limited to 50 swimmers for each of the 4 sessions to ensure social distancing. Hourly sessions will be from 13:00 – 18:30 and will need to be pre-booked via the online booking form.
On arrival swimmers will be asked to form socially distanced queues, check in 5 minutes before their session time and provide key worker or public-facing worker ID. Following Swim England guidance visitors must arrive with swimming costumes already on and with any equipment such as floats or goggles as changing rooms will be closed.
There will be hand sanitiser and directional arrows in place with staff offering assistance to ensure everyone’s safety. Swimmers will be allocated an area by the pool to leave their belongings.
The 40-metre pool will be heated to around 25 degrees and will be operating double lanes with the option of slow, medium and fast and a clockwise system will be in place.
Derek Leaver from Saltdean Lido Community Interest Company said, “Key workers have been on the front line for us all during the pandemic and continue to do an amazing job and we are delighted to have the opportunity to pay them back in a small way.”
To book tickets and for further information please go to: