Moseley Road Baths will open again at 4pm today in time for our kids swim for a £1 session!
After an overnight electrical fault prevented our staff from being able to open the pool to swimmers this morning, our staff have been working tirelessly all day to get the boilers up and running again.
This is the first time the pool has been closed since the CIO took over fully in mid June. This is a phenomenal achievement by Jakub and the rest of the team given all the challenges of our first few months – all credit to them!
Are you a young person, aged 16-17, who is keen to start a career in sports and fitness? Moseley Road Baths is one of this year’s ‘Team Birmingham’ locations for Coach Core, a programme designed to help twenty young people from the city to progress into a career as a future sports coach!
The Royal Foundation are working in partnership with Coach Core Birmingham to help young people work towards attaining a Community Activator Coach Apprenticeship L2 Standard. Their programme is intended to help young people through:
Achieving qualifications and vocational training;
Mentoring and experience of working alongside professionals;
Practical experience of working in the sports industry;
An opportunity to meet new people of a similar age and give something back to the community;
The opportunity to attend exciting events and training.
After introducing our new summer timetable and kids swim for £1 offer, regular swimmers asked whether one of those sessions could be for local women, girls, and boys under 8.
We’ve made sure that we can have a female lifeguard for the session and can now announce that, as of Monday 6th August, our first morning swim at 9-10am has now changed! Women, girls of any age, and boys under 8 will now be able to swim at that time – older boys will need to wait until the regular session at 11:15.
We’re currently working on a new timetable that will be in place in Autumn and hope to be able to introduce more of the sessions you want – tell us what you’d like to see!
Every Wednesday at 11:30am-12:30pm, we have a swim session specifically for people with disabilities.
A hoist is available to help people in and out of the pool, carers can swim too and the session is part of the BeActive scheme so people living in Birmingham can swim for free! If you know someone who might enjoy these sessions, why not tell them?
A huge thank you to everyone who voted for us as LoveBrum’s cause of the month in June! We were one of three projects dedicated to ensuring that sport is accessible and inclusive for everyone in Birmingham.
On Monday, Kat Pearson and Mark Gunton, two of Moseley Road Baths CIO’s Trustees, were delighted to be presented with a huge cheque for £2000 from Kate of LoveBrum! This funding will pay for 6 women to be trained as lifeguards and will help to make sure that our women only sessions can be staffed by female lifeguards.
We’re looking for an enthusiastic swimming teacher who not only has good technical knowledge but a true passion for working with children. If you enjoy helping young people achieve their goals, then we would love to hear from you! Please send your CV and a covering letter to firstname.lastname@example.org and we will get in touch.
See our jobs page for more information and, if you have any questions, you can call the pool on 0121 439 0320 or call in and ask to speak to Jakub, our operations manager.
Cath Gilliver, one of the Trustees of Moseley Road Baths CIO, was pleased to receive a cheque for £1,000 from Veolia to help keep families swimming at Moseley Road Baths.
The funding has come through the Birmingham EnviroGrant Scheme and will buy swimming equipment, help to pay overheads for some extra family swim sessions and provide some funding for our marketing costs.
Weekend family swim sessions will include music and equipment such as rings and inflatables and local children will be given the opportunity to choose their favourite equipment from a shortlist.