Category: 2021

Important Covid Communication Please Read (All Members)

Covid Communication @ 12:30pm Sat 17th July

We are all aware the government have made the decision to relax most of the restrictions from Monday 19th July. Indeed Everyone Active and Swim England are returning to almost ‘business as usual’.

The committee do not feel this is the right thing for us to do at this time considering how the cases of Covid-19 in our local schools are increasing and we have a duty of care for all our members and volunteers. We all want a summer break free from periods of isolation due to positive cases.

This week we have had notification of 2 swimmers who have tested positive for Covid-19.

The committee met virtually yesterday evening to discuss the current situation and have decided that for the safety of all our members and volunteers, the current rules we have must stay in place i.e. THERE WILL BE NO CHANGES.

Please refer to the Parent swimmer guide dated April 2021 for what this means entirely.

Key points:

  1. Arrive beach style ready
  2. Swimmers to continue to wear masks if over 11years old as this is an inside facility that could be classed as busy
  3. Change poolside
  4. No changing rooms available
  5. No access to the balcony unless parent of child 8 years or under. Those parents accessing the balcony please wait until all the swimmers are in before you enter the building. Also scan the facility QR code for track and trace
  6. Swimmers to wait outside until volunteer brings in the group 5 minutes before session starts.

Members Action:

If you / your child has been absent from swimmer for a week or more (for whatever reason) please complete a new Covid Health Form on this link:

https://forms.office.com/Pages/ResponsePage.aspx?id=1iTazymRakejRMpG0aIQkr8_gumMHGlOkdziEr_VbppUNFlMVkdJMVFES1JQUzRESTdLR0xEMjRTNi4u

If you  or your child feel unwell in anyway/ more tired than usual / hay-fever symptoms please do not attend the session. These are symptoms that are been reported to us by people who have tested positive. Please follow the NHS procedures regarding testing.

The club will review this over the summer holidays and release a statement regarding arrangements at the pool in time for our return on week beginning 6th September.

Please support us in this last push to the summer break.

sent on behalf of

Vicky Gough

Secretary

Kingfishers Swimming Club

For assistance please contact:
Swim Manager and Accounts: admin@kingfishersswimmingclub.org.uk

 


Covid Update @15.7.21

Covid Update 15.7.21

Unfortunately we have had notice of a another member who has tested positive.

Emails have being sent to the small number of members this affects that have been identified as close contacts who will now need to isolate.

Please can you all check your emails. If you have not received an email sent from the secretary this afternoon then you can carry on as normal.

We are all aware of how prevalent Covid-19 is in schools at the moment. Our Covid lead / club secretary is getting daily emails with notifications of swimmers isolating due to school bubble closure.

As a precaution we would be grateful if all swimmers who have access to LFTs could ensure that they do regular lateral flow tests over the next 7 days particularly before they attend a session.

Please do not attend if you have cold symptoms or a headache (as well as the usual Covid symptoms). These symptoms are more typical of the new variant.

As a club we are asking you now more than ever to follow the guidance that we have all heard regarding preventing the spread of this illness.

Any questions or notices of illness (Covid or not) please email our Covid lead on secretary@kingfishersswimmingclub.org.uk This is also the contact that should be given for Track & Trace.

Thank you


Important Covid Update @5pm 14/7/2021

14.07.2021 Covid notice – no need to isolate

Unfortunately we have had a possible case of Coronavirus (COVID-19) within the club. We are waiting on the results of the PCR test but in the meantime we have identified the close contacts of the swimmer involved.
The close contacts have been informed and are now isolating.
We are all aware of how prevalent Covid-19 is in schools at the moment. Our Covid lead / club secretary is getting daily emails with notifications of swimmers isolating due to school bubble closure.
As a precaution we would be grateful if all swimmers who have access to LFTs could ensure that they do regular lateral flow tests over the next 7 days particularly before they attend a session.
Please do not attend if you have cold symptoms or a headache (as well as the usual Covid symptoms). These symptoms are more typical of the new variant.
As a club we are asking you now more than ever to follow the guidance that we have all heard regarding preventing the spread of this illness.
Any questions or notices of illness (Covid or not) please email our Covid lead on secretary@kingfishersswimmingclub.org.uk This is also the contact that should be given for Track & Trace.
Thank you

Covid update 26.06.2021 – all parents / guardians to read

Covid update 26.06.2021 – all parents / guardians to read

We are aware of Covid cases in schools and whole year groups isolating.

Please can you remind your child to maintain social distancing at all times. This still applies even if your child is in the same school bubble as another swimmer. Family bubbles can be together poolside.
Swimmers ( over 11years old and unless medically exempt) should be wearing a mask to enter the building and keep it on while changing poolside and put it on again after the swim while dressing to leave. Recently we have had swimmers openly admit they have forgotten to bring a mask. This needs to stop happening.
Thank you to those of you who have kept your child away from the pool when they have shown any illness. The new Covid variant seems to include symptoms similar to a cold including headache so we are asking you to bear this in mind.

Please keep working with us to ensure our sessions are Covid safe.

Thank you

Vicky

Club secretary and Covid lead


Beverley County Qualifier – Date Change

Important Update – Beverley County Qualifier – Date Change

 

 

 

All swimmers that have entered the Beverley County Qualifier please note that due to the extended Covid lockdown restrictions the event organisers have had to reschedule the date of this gala to Saturday 18th & Sunday 19th of September 2021.

We hope this is OK for all swimmers.

Best Regards

Shaun


Level X Event – Sunday 13th July

Sunday 13th June

Level X event (as part of your / your child’s normal Sunday training session we will be giving our swimmers the opportunity to swim in this level X time trial.

As part of the risk assessment for this event please can all swimmers & volunteers read and follow the additional requirements that we are to put in place.for everyone s safety. Details below.

1.  Swimmers to keep face covering on when poolside / sat in their changing space

2. Volunteers to wear face covering where 2m+ can not be maintained e.g time keepers.

3.  All volunteers please ensure you have completed the Covid health form (Click link to form)

4.  Swimmers / volunteers, it is warm so please bring more to drink than you think you would normally need.

Good luck everyone swim well…..
Thank you


Kingfishers Level X Swimming – Sunday 13th June & Sunday 27th June

Kingfishers Level X Swimming – Sunday 13th June & Sunday 27th June

Top Squad Junior, Senior & Development 5pm – 7pm session

We are running a Level X Swimming time trial this Sunday 13th June & Sunday 27th June all swimmers in the development & top squads will be given the opportunity to race against the clock to achieve a personal best time. Normal swimming will resume at the completion of the level X session. The session will be held under Swim England rules.

The times that any of our CAT 2 competitive swimmers achieve will be uploaded into the Swim England database & County Qualifying times can be achieved. For CAT 1 swimmers your times will only be recorded in the club records & not in the Swim England database.

The first session on Sunday 13th June will allow swimmers to swim the following two events:

  • 100m Butterfly
  • 100m Backstroke

The second session on Sunday 27th June will allow swimmers to swim the following two events:

  • 100m Freestyle
  • 100m Breaststroke

Masters 4pm – 5pm

All masters will also be given the opportunity to swim Level X. The head coach will agree the events with yourselves.

Development sessions 4pm – 5pm

These will be run as normal sessions.

For swimmers looking for qualification times for the 50m events we have entered the Beverley Meet.

If all goes well with the 100m level X events we may try and schedule some more events before the window closes in August.

Volunteer Officials:

We will require all officials (timekeepers) to be at the 4pm session for a briefing & we will run a trial session with the masters.

Please can everyone who has greed o support please confirm that they are still available.

 

Many thanks

Shaun


Update – Beverley County Qualifier (17/07/2021)

Update – Beverley County Qualifier (17/07/2021)

After a few issues/learning opportunities making this meet available through Swim Manager I believe we have now managed to correct our earlier access issues.

Please note all swimmers who have sent their entries to date to Shaun Vasey by email have manually been entered as prior meets.

Entries to date:

1454320 Charles Brown
145431 Harry Brown
1335485 Callie Hammond
963737 Eliza Hammond
1206017 Laila Hammond
1265281 Lucy Milburn
140536 Emily Millican
1145603 Isobel Vasey
1206015 Alicia Walls

Can I ask that all other entries be made using the Swim Manager Portal or through the email link. The new link file should be named

2021 Barracudas’ County Qualifier

The old link should now be closed and not working Barracudas’ County Qualifier

To enter log into your Swim Manager account and go to meets to make your selection. See screen shot below.

 

If you are experiencing any issues please get in touch & I will advise.

The meet will close to entries once full so please don’t delay making your entry as you may end up disappointed.

Many thanks

Shaun Vasey

Kingfishers Open Meet Secretary

 


Beverley Barracudas’ County Qualifier – Saturday 17th & Sunday 18th July 2021

Beverley Barracudas’ County Qualifier – Saturday 17th & Sunday 18th July 2021

Anyone wishing to enter this meet can now send their race entries to Shaun Vasey:   openmeets@kingfishersswimmingclub.org.uk

Please do not try to enter this event through Swim Manager as it isn’t working correctly !!!

This meet is still awaiting a Swim England license & will only take place Covid  restrictions allowing. No payments will be taken by Beverley until event confirmation is made.

Swimmers must also note that in these uncertain times swimmers are entering at their own risk.

Please follow the link below & make sure you send me your swimmers name, event selections asap. The event will be filled on a first come basis …….

https://beverleybarracudas.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/03/Promotional-Pack-for-Beverley-Barrcudas-County-Qualifier-July-21-2-1.pdf


Return To Swimming 12th April 2021

Parent and Swimmer Information April 2021

Welcome back to our swimmers, parents and carers. Please return to the same sessions you attended prior to lock-down. Just a quick reminder that Monday starts at 6pm; we managed one session at the new time before going into lock-down.

Outlined below is information regarding the procedures that have been put in place to ensure we can continue to have a safe as possible return to the pool. Can all parents / guardians please read through this even if you have done so before and where possible go through with your young person.

The key message across all of the procedures is HANDS FACE SPACE. There is signage in place around Scarborough Sports Village to remind us of this

Our club Covid Lead is Vicky Gough. She can be contacted by email on secretary@kingfishersswimmingclub.org.uk. This is also the email address to use as a point of contact for contact tracing

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. All involved in the club have a collective responsibility.

Any problems will be communicated back to the Covid Lead who can address these and communicate where necessary with Everyone Active and the rest of the club.

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.

Please use the remaining days before returning to the pool to make sure your young person is able to put their hat and googles on independently. Due to transmission risk we are unable to assist in putting on hats / goggles so please help your young person by encouraging them to practice at home. If putting a swim hat on is a struggle, they should arrive with the swim hat on.

Please do not come to a training session if your child (swimmer), yourself, someone in the household or the person taking your child to and from the session is showing any possible symptoms

  • a high temperature –this means you feel hot to touch on your chest or back
  • a new, continuous cough –this means coughing a lot for more than an hour, or three or more coughing episodes in 24 hours
  • a loss or change to your sense of smell or taste.

If any of the symptoms are shown please follow the government guidance on self-isolation.

The Swim England health survey that you completed electronically also includes diarrhea, vomiting and muscle aches (not associated with sport injury)and asks for a period of 7 days after recovery before commencing training.

REMEMBER >>>>>> NO FORM = NO SWIM = NO EXCUSES

Arrival / carpark

Please arrive no more than 10 minutes before your session is due to start. It is the parent / guardian’s responsibility to ensure the young person is safe and following the COVID-19measures while they are outside the building, the club is not responsible at this point.

You are advised to ensure your child / yourself as the swimmer are wearing suitable clothing for the weather as we are unable to allow swimmers in any earlier.

Please also make sure you arrive on time to your session i.e. If swimming at 6pm on Monday arrive between 5.50pm-5.55pm.

We are asking all swimmers to wear a face covering before and after training unless exempt under the government rules (age or medical). Please queue outside the building ensuring you are 2m apart from other swimmers / parents. When it is 5 minutes before a session is due to start, the swimmers will then be directed down to the pool by a member of the committee/volunteer having had their name checked against the list of forms returned

AGAIN A REMINDER>>>>>> NO FORM = NO SWIM = NO EXCUSES

Reception / entrance area

Swimmers then go straight down to the changing village, escorted by Kingfishers coaches or Covid Link personnel, keeping to the left-hand side of the stairs.

If swimmers touch the hand rail going down the stairs they should use the hand sanitizer which is situated at the entrance to the changing village.

Spectators are only allowed for swimmers under 8 years old or if a swimmer has SEND. This should only be 1 parent / guardian per swimmer.

Any problems please contact the Covid Lead. Please ensure social distancing is followed on the balcony. Everyone Active display signage requesting for masks to be worn on the balcony (unless exemptions apply).

Changing village before training

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Our young swimmers are reminded to follow social distancing rules and not gather with their friends. Some were starting to do this as soon as parents were out of sight and needed reminders from volunteers. If it becomes a persistent problem, unfortunately they will not be able to attend sessions until they agree to follow the rules.

 

Due to transmission risk, our volunteers and coaches are unable to assist swimmers with putting on their swim hat. If your young person finds this difficult, please ensure they arrive to the session with the hat already on.

When swimmers go poolside they will be guided to an available area on the benches. If a swimmer is wearing a face mask / covering they should keep it on until the last possible moment changing and then place it in a bag (not on the seating).

Arriving beach style ready means having your costume / trunks on underneath your outer clothing. Outer clothing can be removed once in your area on poolside.

Swimmers should ensure that social distancing is followed in the changing village and when moving on poolside. We know our swimmers like to be social and this aspect has always been and always will be, a part of Kingfishers. However, at the moment swimmers should be focusing on changing and getting into the pool and therefore further reducing transmission risk.

During training

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.

For some sessions coaches ask for swimmers to take the kit they need out of their wet kitbag and leave the bag where they have changed.

Water bottles should be clearly labelled with swimmer’s name. Water bottles cannot 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 e.g. not all swimmers will be able to move forward and get their drink or equipment at the same time.

If swimming lengths,the first swimmer will get to the wall, all other swimmers should stagger apart down the lane. This will mean that the last swimmer in the lane will not finish their set at the wall.

Coaches and poolside covid link person will remind swimmers.

Changing after training

To minimize risk, we are asking swimmers to towel dry poolside and get dressed over costume / trunks and then shower at home. As soon as possible when drying, swimmers should put on their face mask / covering.

Once beach style changed poolside, we are asking swimmers to meet parents at the fire door to the left of the pool, which is to the left of the bike shed outside

Follow the path down and turn right towards the back of the building (staff car park)

A covid link personnel will support the transition to ensure social distancing is maintained, and all swimmers are collected safely.

We are reminding parents to arrive promptly at the exit point to minimize congestion around the exit door. Please ensure you come to the exit point, we do not have enough volunteers to escort your child to your car / across the car park.

We appreciate that you may want to catch up with friends but please ensure you follow the latest government rules regarding groups / social gatherings.

Coaching team and covid link volunteers will be around to support the transition between areas within the building and also inform of any procedural changes.

Any questions please contact the Covid Lead at secretary@kingfishersswimmingclub.org.uk

Thank you

Vicky Gough – COVID Lead / Secretary

Colin Simmons – Club Chair

Debbie Fox – Covid Link