COVID-19 returning to the pool information and guidance

We are excited that we are able to start operating again under Swim England Guidance. Please refer to this information to ensure that you know what to expect when returning and also what is expected of you.

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Notify the Club immediately using the email above if:

  • Your athlete or any member of their household show any symptoms of COVID-19; or 
  • Your athlete or any member of their household has been notified by NHS Test and Trace in the last 14 days that they have been in contact of a person who has tested positive for COVID-19
  • Your athlete or any member of their household is awaiting the outcome of a COVID-19 test, other than those which PHE has sent out unsolicited.

If any of the above applies, you must not come to training and should discuss next steps with the Club. 

HSC supporting information for returning to training

This document forms part of your Covid-19 registration agreement and should be fully understood by members, parents and carers.

Risk Assessment

HSC Committee has undertaken a thorough risk assessment.  This is kept under regular review as guidance adapts to the changing situation.  Our current risk assessment document can be downloaded here.

Dropping off

At Hitchin pool from 2 December 2020 parents and carers MUST drop off and collect at the reception doors.

Should your child require escorting down to the poolside doors, please do so, follow the one way system and leave immediately. Parents and carers should wear a face covering whilst on premises. In all instances parents are to collect from the front reception doors. 

The cafe spectator area is now closed until further notice.

At Luton there are no spectators permitted on the premises. Please drop off and collect as directed.


Bubble allocation

This document provides you with an overview of the current bubbles in operation.


Training times have been completely updated on the website to reflect the current training schedule. Please note that week one is a gradual introduction and is different to subsequent weeks.

Getting to your lane

Guidance for swimmers, coaches and volunteers on how to safely operate in and around Hitchin pool.

Routes to lanes

Graphics of operating procedure for sessions 1 and 2 including holding areas.

Poolside volunteers

Thank you to all those who have offered to assist in the smooth running of our sessions over the coming weeks. Availability and sessions to be covered will be communicated by WhatsApp. We use a doodle poll each month to gauge your availability.

Water Polo return to pool handbook

All WP players must ensure that they are familiar with this document as well as completing your online COVID-19 Registration.

Revised fees

Please see revised fees here. Please ensure that you have changed your standing order and it is up to date.