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 –
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
Kingfishers Club Communication – 22.07.2007
Update for returning to swimming
Our meetings with Everyone Active are continuing. Unfortunately we are unable to confirm dates and times until Scarborough Borough Council confirm details with Everyone Active.
We are having a site visit today to look at the onsite arrangements including a one way system.
Once we have confirmed details we will share this with our members. What we do know so far is that there will be significant changes to our normal practises.
We are taking this opportunity to launch Swim Manager ( secure web based programme) which will streamline communication and payments.
Swim Manager information will be emailed to parents / carers / members when we are ready to ‘go live’. If you didn’t provide an email address or it has changed since joining, please can you let the club know via email@example.com
Thank you for the offers of help that were put forward during the member survey.
The Swim England guidance for clubs is 54 pages long and the committee want to make sure we get this right for the safety of our members and the club.
Kingfishers Swimming Club
Return To Swimming Member Survey & Contact Point
Concerns? Advice? Assistance? Feedback?
In preparation for a return and in accordance with Swim England’s advice to clubs, we have established a Planning Group and prepared a short survey to help members with questions or concerns – which is live until 21 June 2020 (access below).
Note: You can email anytime if you or someone you know in the club has a question, wants to let us know something or needs assistance (including club welfare matters). Usually this will be to the Club Secretary for COVID-19 or general matters and the Welfare Officer for confidential welfare assistance. Email us at:
firstname.lastname@example.org, or email@example.com
If you have already responded earlier this week – thank you, we have it! If not – please read on …
Not everyone has access to this group – but it is currently our largest single meeting space until we complete transfer of club records to Swim Manager … more about that another time … so please do share the link as we would normally within the club for those you know are not group members, or ask them to contact the Club Secretary.
The survey is completed outside Facebook in a club controlled survey account.
Your response will help us understand your concerns and whether you are able to come back when safe to do so, and assist us in planning a return to swimming in the pool with Swim England and Everyone Active.
Please reply as an individual swimmer/volunteer OR on behalf of a family including yourself as a parent/carer/swimmer/volunteer.
In other words we need just one response per individual Master/Open Water swimmer and one response if you swim AND have junior members.
Parent and child viewpoints in your answers are equally important to gather feedback.
Thank you for your help!
The survey is accessed via the Club Facebook Group
Any issues or for access (Members Only)