07/04/2021

Further to yesterday’s Prime Minister’s briefing, many of you will have seen that leisure centres and more crucially swimming pools can re-open next week, which is great news!  Having liaised with Everyone Active (EA), we can return to our pre-lockdown temporary training programme (except for Masters), subject to adhering to the protocols we previously had in place, with our first session back on Monday 12th April 2021.  However, due to the loss of the Sports Hall for vaccinations and transfer of classes to the Minerva room, we cannot initially use the studio for land training but are exploring other options and will follow up with more details shortly.

As a reminder, please see the timetable below:

MONDAY:

- 18.45 - 19.45: Academy - Bronze, Silver and Gold

- 19.45 - 20.45: Performance Junior 

- 19.45 - 21.00: Performance Elite 

TUESDAY (Dryside Activities - College Green, near Westgate)

 - 19.00 - 20.00 (TBC): Performance Elite

WEDNESDAY:

- 18.45 - 20.00: Performance Junior 

- 18.45 - 21.00: Performance Elite

- 20.00 - 21.00: Performance Fitness  

FRIDAY:

- 19.30 - 20.30: Academy - Bronze, Silver and Gold

- 20.30 - 21.30: Performance Junior 

- 20.30 - 21.30: Performance Elite 

Please note that we previously agreed with EA that in order to start our pool sessions on time and maximise our water time, we can enter poolside up to 5 minutes before the session starts, to get changed poolside and be ready to train.  As such, we would appreciate if all swimmers can be in the café waiting area, at least 10 minutes prior to their session starting, to enable this to happen.  In order to run the sessions, we will also need our fantastic ‘army’ of Covid Marshalls and poolside assistants and will be contacting those previously involved, so please look out for emails on this.  Should you wish to volunteer, please do let us know, as will be most appreciated.

In regard to April subscriptions and as we return part way through the month, we feel the fairest thing to do is to charge 50% of fees due.  Therefore, please ensure you make your reduced payment by Saturday 10th April, in order to allow us to process accordingly and organise the training sessions.  Please note that if payment has not been made by this date, you will be ineligible to swim during April.  Secondly, please set-up your standing order to re-commence from 1st May 2021 (except Masters – we will be in touch separately).  If you have been advised that you are changing squads, please ensure your standing order payment is for the new squad.  For clarity, please see applicable fees below:

Squad

April Fee Due:

May Onwards S/O:

Bronze Academy

£19

£38

Silver Academy

£21

£42

Gold Academy

£22.50

£45

Performance Fitness

£10.50

£21

Performance Junior

£25

£50

Performance Elite

£27.50

£55

Masters

£0

TBC

 

Looking further ahead, with the good news that the roadmap out of lockdown is (so far) on track, we are hoping that we can return back to our ‘normal’ timetable for all squads from 21st June, which is not too long away now!  Obviously, this is subject to all tests being met at the time for Steps 3 and 4 and will keep everyone updated in the interim.

We look forward to welcoming you back at the pool next week!


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