Hi team CMK,
Just an update from me on our first few weeks and our next
Many swimmers have returned positively. P squads have completed
Efficiency tests which are sub maximal efforts focusing on skill.
CD and Ag squads have had a more skill based start and are showing
signs of increased strength from lockdown 3 and better movement
patterns. Development squads are busy and fun with man youngsters
happy to have got back in even for the first time in months.
I’d still expect us to need a little more time to back to
our full training volumes and best performances, some patience is
required and an ‘enjoyment of the journey” back.
We feel swimmers are ready for informal in house competition in the
next few days and more formal level X or Junior Lge
events are pencilled in for mid May. Details will follow
separately. In further news it is proposed that a senior
(16&over) regional champs event will take place in Wycombe on
24th and 25th July. A 13-15yrs meet is planned for K2 on 31st July
and 1st August. I expect you have a lot of questions but I am still
working through what this will mean for us regarding preparation
and qualification but wanted to share dates at the earliest
Swimmers in all groups may now
bring in fins to training
. If swimmers don’t bring them it may mean they have to swim
with lower groups, so please have them in your bags.
We continue to maintain social distancing and are
a different lane organisation
which will support greater numbers, more varied distance
repeats and also allow swimmers to push off and finish at the wall.
Swimmers continue to need to know their swim spots as we will still
be starting in the same way.
Wolverton and Leon pools are closed for bank holidays in May
These sessions are therefore cancelled. Stantonbury is on as
Chlorine issues at
We have met with Stantonbury today. Following this they are putting
in actions to reduce the issues we are having with chlorine levels
overnight. This has affected 3 mornings recently and they apologise
for this issue. Once set up correctly we expect the new automated
kit to be better than in the past. I expect this issue to be better
in the coming days too as there is more late evening/ early morning
There are some minor squad
changes on 1st May. Swimmers will be contacted ASAP if
there are any changes. A greater update is expected on 1st June.
These reflect over 18s returning mid month and changes to swimmer
I would like to thank swimmers and parents for the amazing support
we have received getting through this last few months and getting
going again. If you have concerns or questions about what we are
doing please get in touch with your group lead coach (P&CD
Greg, Ag Hannah, MS and AC Laura).