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Updated Swim England Guidance

Fiona Bowen, Somerset ASA Secretary has sent the following information to our affiliated Clubs on 28 June 2020:

"Whilst we all wait for the date pools can open, Swim England have revised their guidance documents to reflect the changes in social distancing rules.  

"I have attached the Guidance for Clubs, but all the other documentation is available from Swim England or of course the Somerset ASA website - https://www.somersetasa.org/sasa.

"You should also have received from the region, via Chris Vickery, the Return to Training documents from the forums they have been running (* see below).  If your club has not had this, then please contact Chris.

"Don’t forget to keep the initiative going on Swim England's Open our Pools Campaign - https://www.swimming.org/swimengland/open-our-pools/  

"Once we have a date for pools opening we will be in touch to see how we can support you as we return to the pool.  

"I have enjoyed speaking to many clubs over the past couple of weeks and the enthusiasm and passion, whilst mixed with concern, has been astounding.  You are doing a brilliant job.  Please continue what you are doing in the knowledge we can get through this together and be stronger as a result.  If you have not yet had a chance for a chat with me, my contact numbers are linked below and I am always happy to chat, answer questions or just listen!!

"We are nearly there - keep believing and we will make it!"


Fiona Bowen
Somerset ASA Secretary

* Chris Vickery, Swim England South West Office Co-Ordinator and Events Officer, has circulated the following details on behalf of Jon Keating, Club Development Director for Swim England:


There have been some updates to the Return To Training document and I am now attaching the updates and the new Return to Training - Declaration document.

Changes –

  • Slide 5 – formatting of diagram
  • Slide 9 – added as numbers rather than bullets
  • Slide 10 – Supporting resources amended – Declaration / Thought Starters now referenced
  • Slide 17 – British Swimming learnings – changed design

Updates into the Club Guidance will be added very soon.

Can I also highlight a new resource: Return to Training - Declaration (also on the supporting resources hub) .

A club by matter of course should always keep attendance records of those at sessions, but this Declaration allows 1 signature to be signed at the Return to Training and prevents the club from needing to get athletes to sign a statement / register at every session Re: C19 symptoms. – But they still need to maintain a record of attendance.

RTT Overview – Swimming 25-6-20
Return to Training – Declaration

For any clubs that have suggestions or improved ways of clubs Returning to Training, please do get in touch, listening to those at the coal face is really important.

Kind regards

Chris Vickery (Mrs)
Office Co-Ordinator
Events Officer
T 01823 666792

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