Covid-19 Announcement (21st September 2020 update)

BRIDGEFIELD SWIMMING CLUB RETURN TO POOL - LATEST NEWS

As some members will be aware the club has been operating length sessions for a group of 30 swimmers split into 3 bubbles since pools reopened in August. We have up to now been limited to a maximum of 30 swimmers as a result of guidelines stipulated by Swim England and the pool operator, Volair.

The guidelines have now been modified and we are now able to accommodate a maximum of 48 swimmers in a single session. As a result we have in the last week sent out invitations to a further group of swimmers offering them a return to the pool. All additional invited swimmers are from the intermediate and advanced groups.

During the course of the next couple of weeks we will be inviting the length swimmers who have not yet received an invite back to club sessions on a Friday evening only basis. When we do this it will be necessary to stand down some of the swimmers who are currently invited to Friday, Wednesday and Sunday sessions from the Friday session, however they will still be able to attend on a Wednesday and Sunday.

We remain in discussions with Volair regarding the reintroduction of the Learn to Swim groups (width swimmers) however we are currently not able to provide a date when these sessions will reopen.

Rest assured we as a club are doing everything we can to welcome back as many swimmers as we are able to safely and within specified guidelines laid down by Swim England and Volair.

We will of course make you aware of further developments when they occur.

Best wishes from all at Bridgefield Swimming Club