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.
Yours in Swimming
President Kingfishers ASC
Returning to Swimming Guidance September 2020
Welcome back to our swimmers, parents and carers.
Outlined below is information regarding the procedures that have been put in place to ensure we can have a safe as possible return to the pool. The key message across all of the procedures is SOCIAL DISTANCING. There is signage in place around Scarborough Sports Village to remind us of this. As space within the building is limited,we are asking that only 1 adult accompanies each swimmer and were possible non swimming siblings do not attend. If this causes a child care issue please let the club know via email email@example.com so we can let Everyone Active know of proposed numbers.
Our club Covid Lead is Vicky Gough.
At each training session there will be a Covid Link person from the Club Committee or bank of DBS cleared volunteers who is monitoring that procedures are followed. Any problems will be communicated back to the Covid Lead who can address these and communicate where necessary with Everyone Active.
Further advice on returning to swimming can be found on the Swim England Website here https://www.swimming.org/swimengland/pool-return-guidance-documents/under guidance for users.
Arrival / carpark
Please arrive no more than 10 minutes before your session is due to start.
Please also make sure you arrive on time to your session. (If swimming at 6.30 on Monday arrive between 6.20-6.25) Swim England recommend you consider wearing a facial covering / face mask when travelling to and from the site and when entering the building. Please queue in the marked off area outside the building ensuring you are 2m apart from other swimmers / parents (using the disabled parking bays).
Swimmers will then be directed down to the pool by a member of the committee/volunteer.
Reception / entrance area
Social distancing floor markers are in place.
Please queue on the left-handside and only move forward when the next marker is available.
To enter the wetside / pool area each swimmer and their accompanying adult will need their own Everyone Active Cards as this is being used for Track and Trace.Initially one card per swimmer &adult(household) will be ok.
Everyone Active are responsible for the track and trace procedure for all facility users including spectators and their card entry system is being used for this. If you need a card, please contact Everyone Active and ensure it is allocated to each of the club sessions. Swimmers then go straight down to the changing village, escorted by Kingfishers coaches or Covid Link personnel, keeping to the left-handside of the stairs. Parents to go onto balcony (no parents are allowed down in the changing village)
One way system is in operation –enter normal door and exit via the far end of the balcony. Please follow the signage regarding social distancing on the balcony. Stickers will be placed on the seats to indicate which ones to use.
Changing village before training
Please keep to the left (poolside) of the changing area. There are floor markings to support social distancing. When swimmers go poolside they will be guided to an available marked out area on the benches. Arriving beach style ready means having your costume / trunks on underneath your outer clothing. Outer clothing can be removed once in your numbered area on poolside. Swimmers should ensure that social distancing is followed in the changing village and when moving on poolside. These marked out areas are designed to ensure social distancing is maintained poolside (one swimmer to one numbered area). Once changed a member of the coaching team will then direct the swimmer to their assigned lane.
Swimmers should use their own equipment and avoid touching others equipment / kit bags. All kit should be named. Wet kit bags will need to be spaced out on poolside. Water bottles should be clearly labelled with swimmers name. Water bottles can not be filled while at the swimming pool so if a swimmer regularly needs to fill up their bottle they are advised to bring a 2nd drink. Social distancing should be followed in the pool. Coaches and poolside covid link person will remind swimmers.
Changing after training:
Returning Swimmers – Important Action Required
Quick reminder if you are invited back to swim & don’t return via email, the completed health survey and declaration form your son / daughter will not be able to access the pool and will have to be turned away. This is a mandatory covid prevention requirement & needs to be returned before turning up to swim.
Thank you for your understanding
Club Members – Swim Manager your action is needed…..
Action needed –
Swimming Update – Phase 4 (Monday 7th September)
Phase 5 (Wednesday 7th October)
Our return to the pool plan involves , at present, 5 phases. The steps we have taken so far have been restricted to what Everyone Active have allowed us to do along with Swim England guidance. We have worked together with Everyone Active to get the club to this point and are thankful for their continued support.
Phase 4 starting week beginning Monday 7th September
This will include different squads (e.g. upper / lower development, club swimmers and masters) in back to back sessions, using single lanes.
This phase will be for swimmers who swim lengths only.
You will return to your normal sessions but some sessions have a time adjustment.
Now starting half hour earlier so either 6.30am instead of 7am start or 7.30am start instead of 8am
Same timings as before lockdown either 4pm or 5pm start
Same timings as before lockdown 6.30pm start
Wednesday club night lengths only Same timings from 7pm onwards.
If you’re in top squad and start secondary school in September your session will be 8pm til 9pm
Phase 5 Wednesday 7th October will be the return of widths 6.30pm til 7pm.
This phase is the hardest to maintain social distancing in the pool so needs to be planned carefully. We also will have only one session available not two like we had pre lockdown. If you accessed Wednesday widths and a lengths session at a different session your sessions will start in October.
However if we feel we need to put in extra steps we will do to ensure the safety of all. The addition of each squad is risk assessed to manage and monitor impact.
If you don’t feel ready to return to the pool just yet that is not a problem. All we ask is you let us know so we are aware of pool space for when you are ready to return.
We are also limited by how many swimmers we can have in the pool to ensure social distancing is maintained. Please only attend the same sessions you had attended previously ( or the equivalent session time) as this is what our numbers have been based on.
All times and sessions are subject to change in this covid world we are now part of.
Apologies this is taking time but we have to follow Swim England guidance and ensure the process is managed carefully and safely.
You will also be asked to complete a Health Survey and Return to Swim declaration for the swimmer before they can return. If this is not complete the swimmer will not be allowed to swim.
You will soon receive an email with log in details to Swim Manager were you will be asked to confirm emergency contact and medical details.
Any further questions please do ask via email to firstname.lastname@example.org
Please don’t post swimmer details on the Facebook page (GDPR)
Thank you for your continued support.
Kingfishers Swimming Club
The long awaited news is finally here….
Kingfishers Swimming Club will return to the pool from Monday 7th September.
Our new session times have been confirmed with Everyone Active and have been kept as close to pre lockdown as possible. However please note that due to covid 19 restrictions there will be changes to some sessions and squading to ensure we can give pool time to all of our members.
Your session times will be confirmed via email. Please check your email regularly over the next few weeks. You will also receive an email with log in details to swim manager at which point we will need you to log in and confirm swimmer details. Moving forward session payments will be managed through Swim Manager.
We are continuing with phase 2 of our August sessions and the swimmers involved will receive updates about those.
We have got this far but there is still a lot of work to do to get ready for 7th September.
If you haven’t received the session information by Wednesday 2nd September please contact us via email@example.com
All session times are subject to change including at short notice.
Thank you for your continued patience and understanding
Kingfishers Swimming Club
Return To Swimming Update – 30/7/2020
Kingfishers Swimming Club
Swim Manager Portal To Be Launched
With preperations for a return too swimming well underway we are pleased to be able to share with all of our members the clubs new Swim Manager Portal. This is the new software that we will use for managing all aspects of our club.
Below is the Parents/Masters Guide for Swim Manager which we hope to be rolling out in the next week. Please have a look through the document so you’re ready go when you receive the email with the link in!
Please don’t miss out on the launch……
Send your email to firstname.lastname@example.org to make sure you get the email