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Fit 4 the future – wellbeing webinar for young people held by North Yorkshire Sport

Fit 4 the future – wellbeing webinar for young people held by North Yorkshire Sport

Thursday 26th November 18:00 – 19:00

A webinar aimed at supporting young people aged 16-25 increase their resilience as we move in an out of various lockdown restrictions. It will cover challenges faced by young people and what they can do to improve their mental wellbeing


Vote Kingfishers Swimming Club & Help Support Us…….

Help support your local Kingfishers Swimming Club –Scarborough

Lets see if we can get some extra funding to support us through these hard times by voting & trying to win some of the available funding. All you need to do is cast your vote for us & if we get enough votes we may be awarded some of the funds…..

Its as easy as casting your vote to support us 🙂

Whats it all about ?

The Ecclesiastical Society are a financial service group that exists to give their profits to charities – and have been for over 130 years.

Ecclesiastical Society

They’re proud to be giving back to the communities that they serve and champion the issues that really matter to them, especially in these times of need – by working together to build a movement for good

 

Follow the link below to cast your vote. Lets keep the kids of our town swimming 🙂

Kingfishers Swimming Club, Scarborough, Registered Charity in England No. 1093018

 

Please press the vote button below & vote for us …..

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Lockdown Update – Kingfishers SC Re-Opening Plans, Training Fee Suspension, Prize Draw and More …

Dear Parents, Swimmers, Families and Friends

Lockdown Update!

We hope you are all keeping safe and well.
While out of the water don’t forget to explore the many online resources from Swim England and others including those via the links on our club website:
https://kingfishersswimmingclub.org.uk/useful-links/
Also watch out for updates on our Facebook Group as to what is happening …
If you need assistance or support please contact our volunteers – we’re here to help:
General club matters – Vicky: secretary@kingfishersswimmingclub.org.uk
Welfare and support – Adrian: welfare@secretary@kingfishersswimmingclub.org.uk
Swim Manager, membership, payments – Kath/Brian: admin@kingfishersswimmingclub.org.uk

Re-Opening Plans

The committee recently met to review where we are and our Chair and Secretary this week had an update meeting online with Everyone Active and Matt Hewison, Sports Development Officer at Scarborough Borough Council.
It is our intention to restart swimming as soon as the lockdown ends on Saturday 5th of December, as we hope the Sports Village will re-open earlier that week, subject to local measures; we will confirm what is happening nearer the time.

Training Fees Suspended For Lockdown

We are not taking any payment from members for November although we swam through the first few days of the month.
As we plan to re-open with the next club swim session after we closed, in the same week of the month, we will take a payment in early December as pool bills will still have to be paid!
We would like to thank Everyone Active however for agreeing a phased charging structure to assist clubs in re-opening and fixing their rate for the next 12 months from January, which gives the club certainty in planning and budgeting for 2021, and also to thank the council for their support of Kingfishers in these unprecedented times.

Looking forward to 2021

We are all looking forward to what the new year will bring …
In January membership and Swim England affiliation will be renewing for all our members, as usual, and the committee will both hold the postponed AGM on December 10th (hopefully – check your email!) and hold a committee meeting to plan our operations from January and we can confirm that the club is in a strong financial position to continue at the present time.
We are looking to see how we can assist members at a very expensive time of the year in re-joining the club – more of that later, after the new committee have met.

Investment in Poolside Team

We are pleased to confirm after Covid related delays for 2 of our mentee poolside helpers, we have now funded 4 Level 1 Assistant Swim Teacher training courses for Holly, Lauren, Tom and Phoebe who are hard at work preparing for their theory assessments – and thanks to Sherril and Everyone Active for working together to, we hope, arrange local sessions in Scarborough for them to complete their practical assessment days.

Christmas Prize Draw!

We encourage members to support this and to promote it to friends and family.  This is our main fundraising event this year – and has some amazing gifts.  We would like to thank the sponsors who have assisted by funding prizes for their generous donations, including Our Co. and MKN Surveyors.

https://www.facebook.com/ourcoscarborough/

http://www.mkn-surveyors.com

Tickets are available by emailing Kay at the address below and all tickets are £1 payable by bank transfer after exchanging emails with Kay.  Entries should be made by those over 18 years of age and via this email address only please whilst the pool is closed.

Thanks for all the hard work put in by Kay!

fundraising@kingfishersswimmingclub.org.uk

Thank you for your support of the club at this time and we look forward to returning to the pool soon now.

Stay safe and stay well

Sent on behalf of the Kingfishers Committee

For assistance please contact one of the following:

Xmas Raffle Tickets: fundraising@kingfishersswimmingclub.org.uk

General/Juniors: secretary@kingfishersswimmingclub.org.uk

Masters: masters@kingfishersswimmingclub.org.uk

Open Water: openwater@kingfishersswimmingclub.org.uk

Swim Manager and accounts queries:

Administrator: admin@kingfishersswimmingclub.org.uk


Covid Update @ 13/10/2020 (9pm)

Covid Update @ 13/10/2020 (9pm)

We have had 3 parents ( from same school) contact us this evening to let us know that their child is isolating due to contact with school staff who has tested positive for Covid and all 3 have said their should be more to contact us.
If this includes your child please can you email secretary@kingfishersswimmingclub.org.uk
so we can update our records & manage return dates.
A general reminder if your child is isolating they can not attend swimming sessions
Please note this isolation is due to contact with others, we have not had any cases linked to swimming.

Stay Safe & Well

Thank you for your support

The Commitee


All Swimmers – Covid Update @ 9/10/2020

Update 9/10/20:

With Covid infections rising rapidly in the local area we are requesting that our members assist in reducing our risk by taking the following increased measures:

Swimmers – Please can all swimmers consider wearing a mask on entering the building and leaving poolside. Masks to be removed before entering the water and put on again while swimmers change after the session and leaving the building. Masks to be put in swimmers bag not on the benches. Age and exemptions set out by the government may apply.
Balcony – Please can all coming into the building and going onto the balcony consider wearing a mask / face covering. Government exemptions may apply.
Parents / Guardians, please collect your child promptly from their session. This avoids any congestion of swimmers near the fire exit waiting for parents (reducing risk)
Useful link to goverment guidance:
Any questions / queries please email secretary@kingfishersswimmingclub.org.uk
Thank you for your continued support
Kingfishers Committee

Important – Returning Widths Swimmers @Wed 7th Oct 6.30pm

Returning Widths Swimmers @Wed 7th Oct 6.30pm

 

1. We understand some parents may be hesitant about their child returning to the pool but please email secretary@kingfishersswimmingclub.org.uk to let us know if your child is retuning or not.

2. If your child is returning, you will need to complete the covid health and declaration form and return to the above email address at least the day before they return so it can be processed. If no form is received then your child will be turned away at the pool.

3. Some widths swimmers also had a session in lengths on a weekend. For now, they will be returning to Wednesday session only to build up fitness. This will be reviewed during October.

4. Please ensure you log in to swim manager to confirm contact and medical details are correct.

5. Swimmers arrive beach style ready and leave with clothes on over their costume / trunks

6. Please remember we are only able to allow one parent to watch from the balcony & the wearing of face masks is compulsory. This is to help reduce the risk of Covid-19 spreading. All social distancing must be maintained & current Covid-19 guidance followed whilst attending sessions.

Please do not forget…. HANDS – FACE – SPACE.

 

Thank you for your adherence & understanding

The Commitee


Important Covid-19 Guidance Update@26/9/2020

Covid-19 Guidance Update – Swimmers & Parents/Carers

Face Coverings:

Please be aware when attending our swimming sessions that it is now mandatory to wear face coverings on the balcony & inside the building unless carrying out activities.

Track & Trace:

NHS Test and Trace App is now live and Everyone Active Scarborough has a QR Code for the site as required by law.
We are encouraging all of our users to scan the QR Code displayed on the entry doors every session so NHS can successfully track and trace.
THIS DOES NOT REPLACE THE CURRENT TEST AND TRACE PROCEDURES. JUST ADDS TO.

Useful Information…..

Please remember to adhere to the following :

1. Use a Facecovering when on the Balcony at the pool.

2. Download the NHS Covid 19 app and scan the QR code each time you enter the pool for Test and Trace; however this will not replace our current procedures. https://www.nhs.uk/apps-library/nhs-covid-19/

3. Inform the Club if your child is ill.  We will be following the guidelines on the attached document which is a guide for swimmers. The ‘what to do if’ and ‘action needed’ section. For the club inform secretary@kingfishersswimmingclub.org.uk

For assistance please contact one of the following:
Swim Manager and accounts queries:

 

Covi-19 Support Guidance – ‘ what to do if’ and ‘action needed’

The document below has been adapted from guidance that was sent to schools and parents. The ‘ what to do if’ and ‘action needed’ sections are still the same for swimming. For the club you would inform secretary@kingfishersswimmingclub.org.uk

 

Links:

STAY HOME

TRAVEL GUIDANCE

TRAVEL EXEMPT COUNTRIES

 

Thanks and stay safe!

Kingfishers Swimming Club


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

A Message From Our Club President

Welcome Back !Kingfishers Swimming Club

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

Maureen Dickinson

President Kingfishers ASC


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