Important: Changes to Training August 2021

Jonathan Sharples

Hi all,

I have an update to bring you regarding the removal of most of our remaining Covid restrictions as well as some changes to our current training schedule as a result of us moving beyond Level 0. Some changes will not come into effect until later this month as Enjoy Leisure need to amend their staffing rotas.


The following changes will take effect immediately:

  • Coaches will continue to wear face coverings however, coaches can remove their face covering when they are not in close contact with swimmers, parents or other coaches.
  • Swimmers will enter and exit through the changing room door and not the door directly on to poolside. We ask that swimmers continue to congregate before each session in the café. A coach will let you know when to enter.
  • Over 18s are no longer required to physically distance.
  • We can use Enjoy Leisure’s equipment (Pull Buoys & Kickboards etc).
  • Face coverings should still be worn inside the building when not taking part in an activity.


From Monday 30th August the following changes will take effect:

  • A relaxation of lane capacities means we can now increase the available pool time for Silver, Gold and Club squad. Please see details on the attached image.
  • Changing rooms and showers will be available before and after each session. We kindly ask swimmers to arrive at and leave the centre within 10 minutes of their session. We would still like to encourage turning up “beach ready”.
  • Land training will be reintroduced for Silver, Gold and Club squad. Please see details on the attached image.


These changes are a positive step forward and effectively allow us to return to our full schedule for the first time in 18 months. As restrictions are eased, the emphasis will continue to be on personal responsibility, good practice and informed judgement.

Please check the attached document for details on the updated pool and land training schedule which will take effect from Monday 30th August. Please note the change in times for Gold and Club squad on a Monday and Wednesday – the 2 hour session has been swapped.  

Please email the Covid Team if you develop symptoms, go for a test or test positive for Covid-19 via [email protected].


Thank you for your continued patience and support.

Danny (On behalf of the Covid Team)