After weeks and months of planning last night we finally managed to get a significant number of swimmers back into the water and I would like to thank all those involved in our return to a new version of Club night. Having worked hard to make this return as safe as possible for our members it was a pleasure to see the pool buzzing again.
Last night was also a test run for our volunteers to put into practice social distancing and training bubbles, comping track and trace lists and checking policies that Swim England and Everyone Active (the pool operator) have advised we implement.
We were grateful for your patience and help in getting the new returnees of ‘stage 4 return to swimming’ into the building. Now that we have collated an accurate list of swimmers names for each session, these new attendance lists should help us to improve swimmers access into the building and through the bottleneck of reception more efficiently and quickly.
Without the aid of the ‘Sorting hat’ swimmers returned to their former ‘social bubbles / lanes’ with very few changes made to the groups since we last met in March. At the end of each session swimmers were advised that they must return to the same groups next week and of necessity movement between groups must be limited and restricted and swimmers will only be relocated to new lanes or groups at he discretion and direction of the Coach.
Thank you – parents, carers, swimmers, volunteers and Everyone Active employees for your patience and help last night, your help and understanding was greatly appreciated.