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Important Beverley Gala Start Times Amended – Please Read & Share

Update of start times for the Beverley County Qualifier (all warm ups are to start 30min earlier than advertised due to additional Covid cleaning regimes.

 

Dear all,

Apologies for the late notice but we have been advised by the venue that it will be necessary for our sessions to start 30 minutes earlier than planned on Saturday 18th September 2021 in order to accommodate full cleaning regimes.
Session 1 – Boys will now warm up 1.30pm to 1.55pm, Girls 1.55pm to 2.20pm with a start time of 2.30pm
For session 2 – Boys will now warm up 5.30pm to 5.55pm and Girls 5.55pm to 6.20pm with a start time of 6.30pm.
This will be confirmed in the program that will be circulated next week but would be grateful if you could advise all your members who are due to attend this meet.
Regards
Emma Appleton
Competitions Secretary
Beverley Barracudas

Latest Update – Beverley County Qualifier Kingfisher Entries & Times (18th & 19th September)

Beverley County Qualifier Kingfisher Entries & Times

Hello everyone please find details below of our swimmers entries & times for the Beverley County Qualifier (Sat 18th & Sun 19th September). Details of the poolside team will be communicated once we have confirmation from our coaching team.

Please advise Shaun Vasey any times that may need updating as level X times may not have been uploaded into the database before Tuesday evening.

Meet details & event time table can be found by following link below:

https://beverleybarracudas.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/06/Promotional-Pack-for-Beverley-Barrcudas-County-Qualifier-September-18th-189th.pdf

Please read the important email extract from the meet organizer below for spectator ticket allocation information –

Dear all,

The Club has been receiving a lot of communication about spectator tickets for our gala next weekend.  We have been unable to sell tickets in advance given the uncertainty of the impact of Covid and potential restrictions.  At present, the Club is expecting to be able to accommodate spectators at the venue next weekend although you will appreciate that Covid remains a fluid situation. 

Spectator tickets will be issued on a first come first served basis subject to the maximum seated venue capacity of 240.  This is likely to mean in view of the number of swimmers per session (especially on the Saturday) that we cannot guarantee a seat to all that attend and we may be required to impose a restriction on the maximum number of tickets issued per family.  

Tickets will also only be issued per session (afternoon & evening of each day).  There will be no all day tickets available in order to accommodate full cleaning of the spectator area, but this will not affect the original discounted price offered to those spectators who attend both sessions on the production of a wristband from the earlier session of that same day.  

We would ask that you communicate this to your members and ask that they consider limiting the number of potential spectators attending to avoid any disappointment on the day.  We appreciate that everyone is really keen to see swimmers back in the pool and we are fortunate to be able to offer the opportunity in these post Covid times but would appreciate everyone’s assistance in ensuring that this can happen.

We will be sending a program and further meet information to you by email next week for you to forward to all your members who will be attending.

We look forward to meeting with you all for a great weekend of swimming.

Regards

Emma Appleton

Competitions Secretary

Beverley Barracudas

 


Important Beverley Barracudas Gala – Spectators Ticket Information

Meet information detailed below with regards to all parents wishing to attend next weekends Beverley Barracudas Meet. Please read email below from their meet secretary advising on the spectator ticketing arrangements.

Dear all,

The Club has been receiving a lot of communication about spectator tickets for our gala next weekend.  We have been unable to sell tickets in advance given the uncertainty of the impact of Covid and potential restrictions.  At present, the Club is expecting to be able to accommodate spectators at the venue next weekend although you will appreciate that Covid remains a fluid situation. 

Spectator tickets will be issued on a first come first served basis subject to the maximum seated venue capacity of 240.  This is likely to mean in view of the number of swimmers per session (especially on the Saturday) that we cannot guarantee a seat to all that attend and we may be required to impose a restriction on the maximum number of tickets issued per family.  

Tickets will also only be issued per session (afternoon & evening of each day).  There will be no all day tickets available in order to accommodate full cleaning of the spectator area, but this will not affect the original discounted price offered to those spectators who attend both sessions on the production of a wristband from the earlier session of that same day.  

We would ask that you communicate this to your members and ask that they consider limiting the number of potential spectators attending to avoid any disappointment on the day.  We appreciate that everyone is really keen to see swimmers back in the pool and we are fortunate to be able to offer the opportunity in these post Covid times but would appreciate everyone’s assistance in ensuring that this can happen.

We will be sending a program and further meet information to you by email next week for you to forward to all your members who will be attending.

We look forward to meeting with you all for a great weekend of swimming.

Regards

Emma Appleton

Competitions Secretary

Beverley Barracudas


Be Active Together Family Event – Sunday 26th Sept 11am-3pm


Swimming Restart – Monday 6th September

Welcome back to our swimmers, parents and carers.

As we are all aware the government changed the ruling on face coverings, social distancing and isolation; the mitigation measures that have helped keep swimmers and volunteers safe in these difficult times.

The current Swim England advice for clubs is to continue with the good practice that clubs have had in place since the first lockdown.

The committee met on 2nd September and agreed that our duty of care must remain for our many volunteers and swimmers, therefore our procedures that are in place for swimmers will continue (as advised in the Parent Swimmer booklet April 2021).

  • Wait outside the building
  • Club official will let you in 5 minutes before the session is due to start
  • Wear a face covering when inside the building
  • Arrive beach style ready
  • Put clothes on over swimwear while poolside after swim session
  • Leave via the poolside fire exit

The balcony will now be open at every session.

However, the committee are putting in place some mitigating measures to reduce the risk that this may pose and we ask for our members / parents support to ensure we can safely keep the balcony open. In an ever changing world, if the committee feel that the Covid situation in our local area increases to a point that we need to reduce risk further, then the balcony may close and we will revert back to parents of children 8 years and under only

The measures below have been put in place before and we know this worked so we are asking all of our members and parents to support the club in following these:

  • If you want to watch your child swimming, we are asking that only 1 adult accompanies each swimmer and where possible non swimming siblings do not attend. If this causes a child care issue please let the club know via email secretary@kingfishersswimmingclub.org.uk
  • We advise you wear a face covering while on the balcony. Please respect each others decision with this.
  • Please allow space between yourself and others on the balcony
  • One way system is in operation – enter normal door and exit via the far end of the balcony. Please ensure you do this to avoid congestion in the reception area. This is a club request not Everyone Active.
  • No lingering, at the end of the session please exit via the far end of the balcony and head outside to swimmer collection point.

Kingfishers has so far had a successful and safe return to the pool for our members and volunteers. Through careful planning and everyone involved following our club rules we have not had any covid transmission in the club. It was only at the very end of the summer term that we had to isolate lanes due to swimmers testing positive through transmission outside of swimming.

Our club Covid Lead is Vicky Gough. She can be contacted on email secretary@kingfishersswimmingclub.org.uk .

At each training session there will be a Covid Link person from the Club Committee or bank of DBS cleared volunteers who will be 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.

Current NHS guidance on self isolation can be found here

When to self-isolate and what to do – Coronavirus (COVID-19) – NHS (www.nhs.uk)

All members have been sent an email with a new link to the Swim England Health Survey that is to be completed online before your first session.

https://bit.ly/HealthForms06Sept2021 Health Survey Link.

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

Vicky Gough

Secretary

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

Swimming Restart – Monday 6th Sept

Welcome back to our swimmers, parents and carers.

As we are all aware the government changed the ruling on face coverings, social distancing and isolation; the mitigation measures that have helped keep swimmers and volunteers safe in these difficult times.

The current Swim England advice for clubs is to continue with the good practice that clubs have had in place since the first lockdown.

The committee met on 2nd September and agreed that our duty of care must remain for our many volunteers and swimmers, therefore our procedures that are in place for swimmers will continue (as advised in the Parent Swimmer booklet April 2021).

  • Wait outside the building
  • Club official will let you in 5 minutes before the session is due to start
  • Wear a face covering when inside the building
  • Arrive beach style ready
  • Put clothes on over swimwear while poolside after swim session
  • Leave via the poolside fire exit

The balcony will now be open at every session.

However, the committee are putting in place some mitigating measures to reduce the risk that this may pose and we ask for our members / parents support to ensure we can safely keep the balcony open. In an ever changing world, if the committee feel that the Covid situation in our local area increases to a point that we need to reduce risk further, then the balcony may close and we will revert back to parents of children 8 years and under only

The measures below have been put in place before and we know this worked so we are asking all of our members and parents to support the club in following these:

  • If you want to watch your child swimming, we are asking that only 1 adult accompanies each swimmer and where possible non swimming siblings do not attend. If this causes a child care issue please let the club know via email secretary@kingfishersswimmingclub.org.uk
  • We advise you wear a face covering while on the balcony. Please respect each others decision with this.
  • Please allow space between yourself and others on the balcony
  • One way system is in operation – enter normal door and exit via the far end of the balcony. Please ensure you do this to avoid congestion in the reception area. This is a club request not Everyone Active.
  • No lingering, at the end of the session please exit via the far end of the balcony and head outside to swimmer collection point.

Kingfishers has so far had a successful and safe return to the pool for our members and volunteers. Through careful planning and everyone involved following our club rules we have not had any covid transmission in the club. It was only at the very end of the summer term that we had to isolate lanes due to swimmers testing positive through transmission outside of swimming.

Our club Covid Lead is Vicky Gough. She can be contacted on email secretary@kingfishersswimmingclub.org.uk .

At each training session there will be a Covid Link person from the Club Committee or bank of DBS cleared volunteers who will be 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.

Current NHS guidance on self isolation can be found here

When to self-isolate and what to do – Coronavirus (COVID-19) – NHS (www.nhs.uk)

All members have been sent an email with a new link to the Swim England Health Survey that is to be completed online before your first session.

https://bit.ly/HealthForms06Sept2021 Health Survey Link.

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

Vicky Gough

Secretary

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

Covid Swimming Update 19/7/2021

North Yorkshire is now on step 4 of the government’s #coronavirus roadmap and most restrictions have been lifted.

The virus is still with us and we all need to work together to stop the spread. So please keep on:
•  washing your hands regularly
•  wearing a face covering in indoor areas with people you don’t know, crowded outdoor areas and public transport
•  making space between ourselves and others
•  testing regularly even if you don’t have symptoms
Please get both doses of your vaccine as soon as you’re able to and if you have any coronavirus symptoms, no matter how mild, isolate and book a PCR test.
Thank you for being part of #TeamNorthYorkshire and respecting and protecting those around you.

Find more help and advice at www.northyorks.gov.uk/coronavirus-covid-19-guidance

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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