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Returning to Pool Guidance


The Government is removing remaining domestic restrictions in England and has published its plan for living with COVID-19. From 24 Feb in England you will not be legally required to self-isolate if you test positive for COVID-19. Stay at home if you can and avoid contact with other people. You will not have to take daily tests or be legally required to self-isolate following contact with someone who has tested positive for COVID-19. Staff and students in most education and childcare settings no longer need to test twice a week. View Government updates.

Swim England’s guidance documents are available to view at: https://www.swimming.org/swimengland/pool-return-guidance-documents/

View Dec 2021 updated Swim England guidance for all disciplines and competition.

Our Covid-19 Toolkit includes archive links to resources, including webinar recordings and guidance on group numbers, which helped ensure all our disciplines, clubs, members and workforce could return to action when permitted to do so.

Click on the menu items under Your Sports for more information on specific disciplines.

Sporting Disciplines

Somerset ASA usually holds Championships annually for

  • Swimming
    • Our Championships are usually held annually and within a date window set by Swim England.

      Our thanks go to all the Coaches, Team Managers, Meet Management Team, Officials and Volunteers who have supported our return to championship competition at Millfield in 2022. View news item with Meet pack - Qualifying Times, Para-Swimming Multi-Classification QTs, the Event Programme and Entry Conditions - for the event held in Jan/Feb.
    • View details of our County Championship 2020 event held in Jan/Feb at Millfield, Street. Swim England announced that the normal window for 2021 would be suspended.
    • Somerset stages a two day Swimming Development Meet (25m)
      1 & 2 Oct 2022 – Millfield School, Street
      Level 3 (Licence No: 3SW221540)

      The Meet is open to members of clubs affiliated to Somerset ASA who are eligible to compete and registered in accordance with Swim England laws and technical rules. All competitors must be Swim England Club Compete registered prior to submitting entries. Spectators will be welcome.

      Thank youView news item which includes
      • Meet Conditions, Qualifying Times and Programme of Events
      • zipped hy-tek file for Club Meet contacts
      • Officials and Volunteers sign-up links.

      Please can Clubs encourage their Officials and Volunteers to offer to support the Meet. Each and every contribution is valued and appreciated. The Meet simply cannot run without your help. Thank you in anticipation.

      Thank you to everyone who helped support safe delivery of the Meet at Hutton Moor, Weston-super-Mare over 30/31 Oct 2021 - see Kelly Podbury's summary here.

      Unfortunately the 2020 competition was cancelled due to Covid-19 restrictions in force.
    • Open Water (June / July) - Cancelled in 2020. Counties and Regions were to be consulted to ensure that participation in the Regional Open Water Championships is not affected by any decision on new window dates for 2021.
    • Masters (May) - Cancelled in 2020 and 2021
    • Artistic Swimming (formerly known as Synchro) if competitors reach a standard set by the County Artistic Swimming Secretary (Sep / Oct ) - Cancelled in 2020; and under review for 2021.
    • Water Polo (by November) at Senior level - Cancelled in 2020.

    Proposed dates for 2022 Swim England SW competitions

    [From SE SW Swimming Committee Minutes 28 Jun 2021]:

    • Age Groups 23 and 24 April 2022 - Millfield
    • Regional Youths 30 Apr, 1 and 2 May 2022
    • Age Groups 7 and 8 May 2022 - Hengrove
    • Fast Five 28 Jun 2022 or 03 Jul 2022 - Millfield
    • Para 25 Sep 2022 - Horfield
    • [Talent Programme 25 Sep 2022 - Millfield]
    • Masters 02 Oct 2022 - Millfield
    • Winter Champs 4, 5 and 6 Nov 2022 - Millfield
    • Masters Inter Counties 13 Nov 2022 TBA



    Parents and carers of participants under the age of 18 who wish to take images at events are requested to focus on their own children as much as reasonably possible and to avoid including other children in images, particularly if those images are being shared with family and friends or through social media platforms.

    Whilst it is acknowledged that parents / carers wish to celebrate the achievements of their own children when taking part in aquatic events, it should be recognised and respected that other parents / carers may not wish for their child’s image to be taken and shared in this way.

    View Swim England’s Filming and Photography Policy.

    There is useful information about child welfare in Swim England’s Wavepower document.