Frequently asked questions
Previously proposed sports centres on Alderney have come to nothing. How can this one work?
We have learnt from the previous schemes and so this time we are proposing a much scaled down project with just a 25m. indoor heated swimming pool and a small gymnasium ~ which our research shows is sustainable on Alderney. By retaining the existing swimming pool changing rooms and showers at the school we save one third of the capital costs. Sharing the facility with the school results in further savings of running costs.
Who will use the facility?
The school will have exclusive use of the pool at agreed times. At other times there will be sessions for public swimming (open and lanes), a swimming club, swimming classes including complete beginners, diving, and infants. We will welcome proposals for other activities in the pool such as canoe lessons, water polo and sub aqua training.
The gym will be available whenever the pool is open, although it will not be possible to use the changing rooms and showers during school swimming sessions.
Can I buy a season ticket?
As well as single entry tickets we plan to make available annual, monthly and weekly passes (which will appeal to visitors). The longer the pass, the cheaper the entry.
I'd love to swim and use the gym but I'm very self conscious
We plan to hold "quiet" sessions where people with special needs, or who are elderly or feel self conscious, can use the facility. It will be adults only (apart from special needs children) and no-one will feel uncomfortable.
I'd like to volunteer to help when it's open. What can I do?
We will need trained volunteers for reception, cleaning, gym supervision and life guarding. Apart from the one full time manager there will be no paid staff, but we would like to reward everyone who works voluntarily for 2 hours with a one time pass for the facility which they can give away as a present or use themselves.
Can I help now with getting the centre open?
Contact our fundraising team who would love to hear from you