Category: General Info

Notice to parents / guardians – Safeguarding children

Safeguarding children

At the end of your child / young person’s swimming session, club officials are supervising as the swimmers leave via the fire exit to ensure social distancing is maintained. Please ensure you are there to collect. The club is not responsible if your child needs to cross the carpark on their own.
The view of Swim England is that the club has a reasonable duty of care to their members, which extends to an awareness on the part of the club that their junior members have been collected, in so far as is possible, at the conclusion of a session, i.e. that a member is not left unsupervised if a parent/guardian is late. This has to be age appropriate, i.e. a 17-year-old is capable of getting themselves home, but a 12-year-old is not.
We are currently letting this play out at both the young person and parents discretion but we won’t hesitate to ask for written confirmation to release swimmers below the age of 18 if we feel we need to.
Thank you
KSC Committee

Returning to Swimming Guidance September 2020

Returning to Swimming Guidance September 2020

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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 secretary@kingfishersswimmingclub.org.uk 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)

Balcony

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

Swimmers should arrive beach style ready (swim kit already on).

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.

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. 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:

To minimise risk, we are asking swimmers to towel dry poolside and get dressed over costume / trunksand then shower at home. Once beach style changed poolside, we are asking swimmers to meet parents at the fire door to the left of the pool (as you look at it from the balcony), 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 ensuresocial distancing is maintained, and all swimmers are collected safely.
Groups cannot gather in the reception area.
We appreciate that you may want to catch up with friends but please ensure you leave the building as soon as possible and catch up with your fellow swimmers / friends away from the building.
Coaching team and covid link volunteers will be around to support the transition between areas and also inform of any procedural changes.
Any questions please contact the Covid Lead at secretary@kingfishersswimmingclub.org.uk
Thank You
Vicky Gough – Secretary Club/COVID Lead
Colin Simmons – Club Chair
Debbie Fox – Covid Link

Invited Returning Swimmers – Important Action Required

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.

Health Survey Document

If you are not intending to return please can you let the secretary know so spaces can be offered to others.

Thank you for your understanding


Club Members – Swim Manager your action is needed

Club Members – Swim Manager your action is needed…..

❗❗Action needed❗❗

Emails with log in details for swim manager were sent out on Wednesday. Please check your junk folder as it may have landed there.
However some failed to send so if you haven’t received your log in email please contact secretary@kingfishersswimmingclub.org.uk
Don’t post personal details on here (GDPR)
The club is now using Swim Manager to help in administering membership, payments and communications, as well as swim times (etc.), and would like to invite you to log in so you can start using the website to check your personal details and become familiar with it.
Swim Manager is designed to help swimming clubs like ours run more efficiently and manage records more effectively – and it will save us all time as well.
We will shortly start using the system for payments, meet entries, tracking attendance and swim time records – but first we need you to log in and check your membership details are correct! At this time ignore squad names as they may not be accurate.
It is particularly important to ensure your email, mobile number and medical records are always up to date.
Many thanks
Kingfishers SC

Swimming Update – Phase 4 (Monday 7th September) Phase 5 (Wednesday 7th October)

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.

Saturday  

Now starting half hour earlier so either 6.30am instead of 7am start or 7.30am start instead of 8am

Sunday 

Same timings as before lockdown either 4pm or 5pm start

Monday 

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 secretary@kingfishersswimmingclub.org.uk

Please don’t post swimmer details on the Facebook page (GDPR)

Thank you for your continued support.

Vicky Gough

Secretary

Kingfishers Swimming Club


Swimming Restart Date – Monday 7th September

The long awaited news is finally here….

We’re back!

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 secretary@kingfishersswimmingclub.org.uk

All session times are subject to change including at short notice.

 

Thank you for your continued patience and understanding

 

 

 

Vicky Gough
Secretary
Kingfishers Swimming Club


Return To Swimming Latest – 30/7/2020

Return To Swimming Update – 30/7/2020

So on Monday 3rd August we as a club begin the tentative steps to getting back into the pool.
To put all the new guidelines into practise and to give us (and Everyone Active) an idea of how to move forward for the rest of the club, our Head Coach has invited our older top squad swimmers to some summer sessions.
This has been done with the hope of getting back to some sort of normality in September. We all know everything these days is fluid and we hope this is the start of getting back to a normal club life.
No date has been set for the whole club to return and discussions with Everyone Active are ongoing.
You can expect email communication regarding Swim Manager during the coming weeks.
As from the start of this unprecedented event we will keep everyone up to date when we know what is happening.
Swim England Guidance for users can be found here

Vicky Gough
Secretary
Kingfishers Swimming Club


New Swim Manager Portal

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!

Parent User Guide: PDF File   Word Document

Please don’t miss out on the launch……

Send your email to secretary@kingfishersswimmingclub.org.uk to make sure you get the email


Kingfishers Latest Club Communication – 22.07.2007

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 secretary@kingfishersswimmingclub.org.uk

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.

Vicky Gough
Secretary
Kingfishers Swimming Club


Return To Swimming Member Survey & Contact Point

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:

secretary@kingfishersswimmingclub.org.uk, or welfare@kingfishersswimmingclub.org.uk

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)

secretary@kingfishersswimmingclub.org.uk

Further details about the survey and how it is hosted etc. can be found on the club website COVID-19 Guidance page under the menu ‘Information’ tab:

https://kingfishersswimmingclub.org.uk/covid-19/