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 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 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

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
Thank You
Vicky Gough – Secretary Club/COVID Lead
Colin Simmons – Club Chair
Debbie Fox – Covid Link

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