Update - 16 July 2021
It's been wonderful to welcome back swimmers over the past few weeks. With the changes to restrictions from 19 July, we are updating how we operate. We are keeping our booking system so we can manage the numbers in the pool but from 19 July, we are increasing the numbers in the pool to 20 per session, so more swimmers can enjoy themselves.
We have changed the sessions into either:
- General swim, with one lane available to accommodate lane swimmers
- Adult only swimming sessions on selected days
We will continue to review our operating policy over the next few weeks, to take into account any changes in the Government guidelines and customer feedback.
We are still looking for volunteers to help staff the shop during opening - please email us at if you can help even if it's just an hour or two a week!
Covid-19 policy - please read before your swim!
Please come ready for swimming. The changing areas will only be available after your swim session. Please queue outside the green side door marked entrance, 5 minutes before your booking time and a staff member will allow you in.
Covid-19 Safety Guidelines - please read before your swim
Before leaving home and on your return:
Do not come to the facility if you are showing any symptoms of Covid-19 (temperature, cough, difficulty breathing or loss of taste or smell).
At the pool:
On entering you'll be allocated an area to store your belongings and a changing room for after the session.
Whilst in the building and the pool, follow the guidance on social distancing, direction of travel and other risk control measures that have been put in place.
Use hand sanitiser wherever available.
Spend as little time as possible in the changing rooms, whilst following the guidance on maintaining safe levels of distance.
Cleaning regimes will be in place between sessions.
Refreshments are available through the poolside window or on exit.
In the pool:
Follow the directions set out for entry and exit to the pool.
Swimming with members of the same household / bubble does not require social distancing measures, however swimmers must maintain the social distancing guidance with other swimmers not within their household/bubble at all times.
Pool users should attempt to maintain social distancing when stopping/standing in the water or whilst on pool side and within the changing rooms.
Children under 10 years must be accompanied onto the pool premises and all under 8 years / non-swimmers must be accompanied into the pool by a parent / carer at all times.
Whilst using the pool, swimmers must follow the pool rules and obey lifeguard instruction.
Swimmers are welcome to bring any equipment (floats etc.) ensuring it is clean and identifiable as yours before you arrive. However, no large inflatables / blow-up toys.
Shap Pool has been featured in the Times, on BBC Look North and on BBC Radio Cumbria - Watch and Listen by clicking the links below :-
RNLI Advice for Cold Water Swimming in the Sea and Lakes - Listen Here BBC Radio Cumbria