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Pool Opening update

Thea Beament

Dear Swimmers, parents and carers.

Hope everyone is staying well

The outside land training started this week for some squads and was extremely successful. Everyone followed the government guidelines and social distancing rules, well done.

Regarding pool openings, both Keynsham and Hengrove have advised us that they will be opening their gyms before the pools. Hengrove are expecting a date to be announced of when the pool may open next week. As you can imagine financially it is very expensive to heat and run pools, so it’s a bit  of a waiting game I’m afraid. To save money, Hengrove have asked us to get all our coaches RLSS rescue qualified as they are looking at reducing their lifeguards during club sessions. Hengrove are organising this training and we have put our coaches forward, we are awaiting a date or dates for this course.

Keynsham have advised us that it is unlikely the pool will reopen before the 7th Sept. They are concentrating on their gym opening first.

I want to reassure you that we are in close contact with both pool providers and further updates will be advised to you. In the meantime we are looking at other pools that we can hire in the short term, although it seems most pools are in very sticky financial ways. 

Thank you once again for your patience and understanding at this time.


Thea (Covid Lead)