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Mark Trevor

Prime Minister confirms pools reopening timetable will be announced next week 3 July 2020 Prime Minister Boris Johnson has confirmed a timetable for the reopening of swimming pools will be announced next week. Swim England chief executive Jane Nickerson has welcomed the news but urged the details be revealed as soon as possible due to the length of time it takes pools to prepare for opening doors again. In a televised press conference, Mr Johnson said: “Swimming pools are still closed and I want those restrictions to be lifted as...

Mark Trevor

Swim England chief executive issues statement as pools are closed 20 March 2020 Swim England chief executive Jane Nickerson has issued the following statement after the Government ordered the closure of leisure centres due to the coronavirus outbreak. “As a lifelong swimmer who is passionate about our wonderful sports, it is a very sad day to see the nation’s pools closed. “However, the nation’s health and wellbeing is of paramount importance to us and in this unprecedented situation, it’s important everyone follows the guidance to help combat the spread of...

Mark Trevor

In light of the course of action taken by Swim England, we have decided to suspend all training until the end of May. We did not have any sessions programmed in April anyway, but the May sessions will be cancelled unless guidance changes and the situation plateaus. Please do keep checking the Public Health England website for regular updates and follow any guidance issued. We hope you and your family stay well in this difficult time. LDSC Committee

Mark Trevor

Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced on Monday 16 March a range of measures to help combat the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19). Having further reviewed the guidance, it is Swim England’s interpretation that club activity falls into the ‘public gathering’ category and therefore it is strongly advising clubs to consider cancelling or postponing activity – including events – until the end of May. Swim schools should also make an informed decision on future lessons based on the current information from the Government. Swim England will suspend talent activities across all...