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IMPORTANT HST UPDATE HST SQUAD TRAINING - SUSPENDED TILL FURTHER NOTICE We have unfortunately now reached the point where HST squad training will have to be suspended for the time being. Highlife Highland has issued a statement on their Facebook page that indicates that individuals activities, such as lane swimming, will still be available but please check with the relevant facility for further details. CONTINUING HST SUPPORT & FEE SUSPENSION Although we face a challenging situation, it is very much the intent to keep the HST community going! Communication lines...

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Regular HST Base Training – Continues As Normal At this point, HLH Highland facilities remain open and we plan to continue HST Base Training as normal but we ask that you please check the Facebook page and website regularly in case of any changes. March Training Weekend – Cancelled Due to the underlying concerns around the current health situation and the postponement of SNAGS, the HST Executive committee has taken the decision to cancel the March Training weekend (21st/22nd) removing the need for long-distance travel for team members. Further Communication...

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CORONAVIRUS Due to the ongoing circumstances regarding Coronavirus, we wanted to provide everyone with a brief update. As always, should a Team member feel unwell, they should not take part in any swimming and should seek appropriate medical advice where necessary. SNAGS POSTPONEMENT You may well now be aware that SNAGS has been postponed and the Scottish Swimming's statement relating to this can be found below: https://www.scottishswimming.com/newsroom/news/2020/03/national-events-update.aspx Recognising the difficult circumstances we ask that any impacted swimmers/parent/coach take the necessary action around their accommodation and we will follow up next...

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Evening HST members, The situation with Coronavirus is evolving quickly and we are awaiting further information on any potential impact. Our intent is to continue our preparations for HST Training and SNAGS but do recognise the increasing probability that these may be impacted. We also recognise that individual swimmers and their families need to make decisions around their own circumstances and HST will support where at all possible. On the 6th of March, Scottish Swimming published the following www.scottishswimming.com/newsroom/news/2020/03/coronavirus.aspx and this afternoon they advertised SNAGS on social media to indicate...

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Dear HST Parents, We just wanted to provide you with an update and an insight into future plans. Our near term objective has been to steady the ship and help swimmers progress towards District, SNAGS, National Open and Summer meets. There has been a huge amount of work undertaken to achieve this including continuing support from the volunteer coaches and the PDC support team of Phil Potter, Gordon Glasgow, and Morag Mitchell. Everybody is working towards the greater good but we are finding that communication gaps can form very easily,...

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HST Training Weekend Dates Dates for the diary below! 21st/22nd March 18th/19th April 30/31st May 13/14th June 29th/30th August 26th/27th September 31st/1st Oct-Nov (Halloween Party) 21st/22nd November 19th/20th December (Christmas Party) If you identify a conflict with any of these dates please raise it with your club who can then pass through for consideration.

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Morag Mitchell will be attending her first HST sessions tomorrow morning and will be with us to cover the Monday & Tuesday AM sessions this week and beyond. She will be working alongside our HST Base coaches as we adjust and settle into a more consistent rota going forward. Welcome aboard Morag!

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HST – Update It is an incredibly busy and challenging time for HST and we recognise that both swimmers and parents will have a multitude of questions. This communication is an attempt to answer some of those questions and also provide insight into the huge amount of activity that has been recently undertaken to progress our situation. Base PDC/IASC Head Coach Role After several weeks of negotiation neither party were satisfied to move forward to full contract. Although disappointing news, we were preparing for the likelihood of an extended transition...

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Parents Information Session – Alex Sutherland Room (Sunday 16:30 - 17:15) The role of the parent in the development of a young swimmer is key and when worked in conjunction with the coach can help develop a strong set of life skills. It's also very common for parents and swimmers to have similar ups and downs through the journey and sharing that experience can be highly beneficial. So to open up this topic and provide Parents with some well-deserved support, Phil Potter will provide a 45-minute information session on the...