New pool timetable launched at Carnegie Leisure Centre to promote swimming for all

A new swimming timetable is set to be launched at Carnegie Leisure Centre which aims to provide dedicated time for public and club users and gives greater opportunity to expand the offering for Learn to Swim participants.

The timetable which will affect the main and training pools will see us work closely with Scottish Swimming and local clubs to strengthen partnerships and performance pathways for swimmers as well as promote aquatics for all ages and abilities. The move has been brought about due to the change in operating hours at the centre following the announced management fee reduction from our partner Fife Council. The council’s funding package will mean we will not be able to maintain current levels of existing services at Carnegie Leisure Centre, as well as some of our other sports and leisure facilities across Fife.

Scottish Swimming Learn to Swim ambassador, Duncan Scott, takes to the water with local youngsters.

The new swimming timetable – which will be piloted from 27 July, 2019  – delivers 60 per cent of the overall pool time for public swimming during the peak times of 4pm to building close, with dedicated weekday evening timeslots for club and performance development swimmers between 6pm and 8pm, providing a balanced approach for all aquatic disciplines. There will be no change to the children’s swimming pool timetable.

Wendy Watson, chief operating officer for Fife Sports and Leisure Trust, said: “Due to the change in operating hours at the centre, we have had to review our overall swim offering and have worked very hard to deliver a timetable which will benefit a wide range of users while minimising disruption to customers.

“We believe the revised timetable gives a good balance to our customers with better access to the main pool, with less lane restrictions during public times, and importantly accommodates all club swimmers and aquatic disciplines, giving them the opportunity to grow their current memberships and strengthen their elite swimmers. These changes will also deliver more potential for our Learn to Swim programme which has recently recorded its highest enrolment levels with over 6,400 participants enrolled across Fife since its launch four years ago.”

Ally Whike, Performance Director for Scottish Swimming, said: “There are a number of aquatic clubs who use the pool and this looks a good approach which will provide adequate pool time for all pool users.”

Click here to view and download the new pool timetable.