Return to the Pool Parents Zoom

Dear parents and swimmers

We hope everyone is keeping safe and well as we look forward to current lockdown restrictions easing in England. The committee and coach would like to thank you all for your support during the current lockdown restrictions which started rather abruptly in mid-December, it has been great to continue with the engagement of the swimmers and their families over the last three months, and hopefully that has helped bring some relief to you all.

In line with the government road map, we are working to a return to the pool from April 12th, and we are working closely with our pool providers on that assumption.

To prepare for the return to the pool, we are going to have a Zoom meeting for swimmers and parents on Easter Monday, April 5th at 7:00pm with Laurence and some of the committee members, where Laurence will explain the process that he will follow to return to the water and how the first few week’s training sessions will pan-out, and there will be the chance to ask any other questions around the club to the committee.

To help the session run smoothly, can you please submit any questions to Richard Watson, the Parents’ liaison officer, at [email protected] by Wednesday 31st March 2021 so that we can build those into the talk. There will also be the opportunity to ask questions at the meeting.

We have also considered the fees for April, and the committee has decided that we will keep the fees at the February/ March level i.e. £30 per swimmer (Group 4 is no charge) and the treasurer will refund any difference as we have been doing for Jan, Feb and March. This is assuming a return to pools from 12th April and we feel is fair given the support that families have provided the club during the Covid situation and the work that some of the committee have done in securing grants to help us through this period. Arrangements will be put in place for those over 18 who cannot yet return to club training due to the Covid restrictions, and we will be in touch separately with those individuals when we have a clear plan for that cohort.

Full squad fees will then re-start wef 1st May with the charges being as per pre-Lockdown (Group 1/ Seniors £67, Groups 2-3/ Juniors £51.50 and Group 4 £35, so please ensure your standing orders are correct and set up to be paid into bank a/c 20600555 sort code 40-10-02, if there are any queries please contact Linda at [email protected]

Laurence has sent out the land training sessions, which hopefully will bring some welcome face to face time for our squads and also important body strengthening in the run up to April 12th and these land training sessions start on 29th March.

We also have another fun-packed Easter quiz on Good Friday 2nd April at 7pm with Easter Egg prizes for the winning families, so please pencil these dates in alongside the Back to the Pool Zoom on the 5th April, details will be sent nearer the time.



MSC Committee and Laurence (Head Coach)