To all our members.
Thank you for your support during the Covid-19 pandemic, and your full compliance, in adhering to the necessary restrictions and protocols the Government, Swim England, GLL, and the club put in place to offer protection to our members, staff, and volunteers.
As publicised the Government, England has now moved to the final stage of easing Covid restrictions as of 19th July 2021.
There is no longer a “one way” system in operation at the pools, and members are now required to use the changing rooms, and access lessons, as they did before the pandemic. The lesson times have also been adjusted to remove the changeover time gaps, and to maximise access to water-time (please see the BGSSC training times document).
We are continuing to work hard behind the scenes with our partners GLL and Swim England to make progress towards a safe return to a “normal” pre-covid level of swimming access. Your continued membership, and attendance, helps the coaching staff and committee, sustain the levels of service, keep costs low for members. The Head Coach and Treasurer have over the last 18 months secured some sponsorship and grant money from various sources to help with affordability and sustainability. It is hoped that membership numbers will start to increase now that restrictions have been lifted to ease the club’s progress back to normal.
For the remainder of July, and August, September, swimming will remain at 2 Locations. Mile End Leisure Centre on Monday and Wednesday and Poplar Baths Leisure Centre on Thursday.
Monday at Mile End will be for Academy & Competitive Improvers 4 and County/Regional Squad & Squad 12-15 years swimmers only.
Wednesday at Mile End is for all groups (including small pool swimming groups).
Thursday at Poplar Leisure Centre is for all main pool groups (including the small pool group Swordfish 1, which will access the main pool).
Please note that there is no parking at Poplar Baths Leisure Centre.
Land Training Online Zoom sessions (ID and Password required) are provided to all main pool members over 8 years of age, who are booked to swim at the above sessions. These sessions are currently delivered on a Friday from 7.00 – 8.00 pm.
Swim Schedule is located here
The Clubs Risk Assessment is located here
These forms are mandatory for all swimmers.
All swimmers must complete the following forms electronically before returning to swimming, and email to [email protected].
If you have already completed these forms previously there is no need to do so again.
Return to training Covid Risk Awareness Declaration
Pre-training Covid-19 health screen
BGSSC COVID Code of Conduct
If the above forms are not returned, you will not be able to swim.
We would like to thank Dr Joe Hall for taking the position of COVID Lead for the Bethnal Green Sharks. He will be key and helping with the preparation and working closely with our partners.
Should you wish to ask Dr Hall any medical question regarding returning to swimming, please email [email protected]