Keeping Our Pool Open!

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!

 

Apprenticeship at MRB!

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.

For more information about becoming an apprentice at Moseley Road Baths, email keepswimming@moseleyroadbaths.org.uk or visit Lifetime Training’s website.

You Ask, We Listen!

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!

Disability Swim Sessions

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?

Would you like to see more sessions for disabled people on our timetable?  If so, email us to let us know – keepswimming@moseleyroadbaths.org.uk

Men Only Swimming

Our women’s sessions are really popular but did you know that we also offer a men only swimming session?

Every Tuesday between 7:45 and 8:45pm, men from our local community can enjoy a men only session.

Come along tonight to support your local community pool!

New Summer Timetable

It’s the second week of our new summer timetable and we have some sessions where kids can swim for just £1 – perfect if you’re looking for something to do during the school holidays!

These sessions are subject to some terms and conditions:

  • Children under 8 must be accompanied by an adult
  • One adult can swim with a maximum of two children under 8
  • A maximum of 35 people in the pool at any one time so availablity will be on a first come first served basis.

See our Timetable page for details of the sessions – http://moseleyroadbaths.org.uk/timetable

100 Views of Birmingham

Mike Allison’s print of Moseley Road Baths

Artist Mike Allison created this beautiful print of pool 2 and has been donating the sales proceeds to Moseley Road Baths!

You can see his print plus others at the RBSA Print Prize exhibition on from now until 1st September at their gallery in the Jewellery Quarter.

For more information about this and Mike’s other prints, including purchase prices, visit his website!

Thanks to LoveBrum Voters!

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.

The other projects also received funding from LoveBrum thanks to the Big Lottery Fund – £1000 for Birmingham Blaze FC and £500 for JABS B8 FC.  To read more visit the LoveBrum website to read their article about their June Winners – https://lovebrum.org.uk/congratulations-june-winners/

Teach Swimming at Moseley Road Baths!

Swim teaching in 1979!
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 keepswimming@moseleyroadbaths.org.uk 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.

Veolia Fund Family Swimming!

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.