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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

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


Congratulations

Congratulations to our newly qualified L1 teaching assistants Holly, Lauren, Phoebe and Tom.

Well done everyone & good luck on your first steps as a swim teachers.


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