YSA Winter Competition Sheffield (Lower Age Group) – FINAL INSTRUCTIONS – Ponds Forge 23rd& 24thOctober 2021

Swimmers, Coaches & Spectators:

Please find the final meet instructions for the Yorkshires Lower Age Group competition at Ponds Forge on 23rd& 24thOctober 2021.
Our Poolside coaching team is:
  • John Cheshire (Saturday only) Sunday cover TBD this week
  • Zoe Naylor (All weekend)
  • Mike Draper (All Weekend)

Our swimmers are:

  • Sami Balloch
  • Harry Brown
  • James Draper
  • Bethany Adams
  • Grace Eblet
  • Olivia Eblet
  • Callie Hammond
  • Laila Hammond
  • Brook Kitto
  • Bess Naylor
  • Niambh Noble
  • Saphire Tingle
  • Sam Race

Please speak to the coaching team this week to finalize arrangements & contact numbers for the Saturday & Sunday.

TICKETS FOR THE SATURDAY HAVE SOLD OUT. Due to capacity restraints there will not be any available at the venue.
At the time of writing there are tickets available to purchase online for the Sunday.
Please note that the start time of the Sunday Morning Session has been put back to 9-30am (Warm Up 8-30am)
Below is a copy of the Seating Plan for Clubs. All clubs will be based on the seating area to the left, as you look down the Pool Hall, towards the Diving Boards.
Spectators will have been allocated the seating area to the right as you look down the pool.

Yorkshire Swimming Association Winter Competitions 2021

(Lower Age Groups) 23rd & 24th October 2021

Ponds Forge International Sports Centre, Sheffield


All submitted entries have been accepted.
A Programme may be downloaded or printed from


There will be selling a limited number of programmes to be sold at the event.

Warm Up will commence 1 hour before the Start of the Session. It will be a split into
separate age groups.


If a swimmer/team is not going to swim in a heat they must inform the Entry Manager of their intention to withdraw no later than 5pm on the Thursday Evening for all events over the weekend. Seeded Heat Start lists will be produced. Notifications should be sent to entries@yorkshireswimming.org

The next page lists a number of requirements which must be met by all those attending this meet.
Swimmers are requested to only remain the building for as long as is necessary for them to complete their events. Once they have swum their programme, for a particular session, they are requested to vacate the building. Please ensure that you are met by a responsible person.

All athletes/Coaches/Team Staff attending this meet must follow the requirements listed here.

1. Covid19 is currently rife in our Schools. You are requested to undertake a Covid19
Lateral Flow Test, within the 72 hours before you are due to attend the Meet.

2. You must complete a ‘Return to Competition Health Declaration Form’ and deposit it with your Club before the competition. The form can be found on our Swim England Returning to Pool Resources

3. It will be the responsibility of each Club to ensure that they have a copy of the form for each swimmer, or a similar record form produced by the Club. Many swimmers will have already completed such a form.

4. You are requested to wear a Face mask at all times when moving about in the venue. You may remove it when seated and before you enter the water.

5. Swimmers & Team Staff will enter the pool area downstairs through the Changing Village. They should then use the stairs from the pool deck to access their seating area. Spectators will access the Balcony through the double doors from the Foyer. They will have to produce evidence of purchasing a ticket to the Stewards stationed at this point.

6. Coaches are requested to remain with their swimmers at all times, except during Warm Up.

7. Athletes should arrive, where possible, in beach wear ready to swim

8. The Marshalling area will be on the Pool Deck, Spectator Balcony side. Please social distance whenever possible.

9. The Diving Pit will not be used for Swim Down. There will be 9 lanes available in the Main Pool. If the Swim Down Pool is not used in a sensible manner it will be closed.

10. All those attending should make frequent use of the sanitiser points round the venue.

11. Swimmers will be allowed to visit the Café or Swim shop. They should ensure that they are wearing suitable footwear when not swimming. Please maintain Social Distancing at all times.
I hope all have a safe journey to Sheffield
Regards – Stay Safe
Barry J Saunders
Swimming Secretary
Yorkshire Swimming Association

Swimming Manager
Swim England North East Region
Email: nerswimmingmanager@asaner.org.uk

Tel: 01937 522481
Mob: 07850 944364
Email: SwimBarry42@gmail.com

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