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Thea Beament

Dear Swimmers, parents and carers Hope everyone is keeping well and enjoying being back in the pool. We had a meeting today with the manager and covid officer from Keynsham pool. They were very positive and pleased with how our sessions are being run. The pool is operating under restricted hours and at this time we are unable to get more sessions but they were very hopeful that in the not too distant future we can have more time there. I have some good news for parents of 7 year...

Thea Beament

Dear swimmers, parents and carers. Hope everyone is well and looking forward to getting back in the pool. By now you should have all received videos and a back to training information letter. Also 3 forms were sent out that need to be filled out and returned by email to the welfare officers by 5th Sept. Please note that swimmers will not be allowed back to training unless these are sent back. If you have not received any of the above please let me know asap. All procedures have been...

Chris Metcalfe

Preparations for our return to the pool on the 7th September are coming together. We will start with the training schedule now available on our website under the Squads & Timetable tab: https://uk.teamunify.com/team/reczzkscor/page/join-kasc/training-schedule We have tried to keep to the same times as previously where pool availability allows - we will keep this schedule under review and will tweak where we can make better use of the time.

Thea Beament

Dear Swimmers, Parents,Carers Hope everyone is keeping safe and well. Just an update on where we are at. At last, fingers crossed there is light at the end of the tunnel. The committee have been working hard and good progress has been made with Keynsham but much slower progress with Hengrove. Hengrove are planning to open their pool on the 1st Sept and we are planning to be back the following week 7th Sept. We are still waiting for all their procedures to be set in place before we can...

Thea Beament

Dear Swimmers, parents, carers Hope everyone is keeping well. The committee have been communicating very regularly with Hengrove and Keynsham pools regarding our club returning to training. Unfortunately Hengrove have now informed all clubs that use the pool that there will be a delay in getting back in and they are now hoping for 1st Sept to open their pool. As you can imagine we are very frustrated at this delay but will keep working closely with the pool operators to now get our procedures in place. Keynsham are hopeful...

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...

Thea Beament

Dear Swimmers, parents/carers As you may know swim England handed in a 50,000 signed petition to “open our pools”. This resulted in members of the government and public health officials touring 4 pools to observe how safety guidelines can be put in place. The latest announcement from the government albeit wishy washy is “sometime in July” for pools to be given the go ahead. In the meantime the committee have been working very hard to get some socially distanced outdoor land training started for some squads. Also coaches and committee...

Tanya Oliver

Good evening, We were disappointed today, as I’m sure you were, to learn that swimming pools were amongst the list of places that are still to be given an opening date. We are fully in support of Swim England’s #OpenOurPools campaign. Swim England is calling on its members, clubs, coaches, teachers, swim schools, swimmers and facility operators to back its #OpenOurPools campaign. Chief Executive Jane Nickerson has said millions of people are being let down by the Government’s decision not to allow pools to reopen on 4 July. So, we...

Tanya Oliver

Shortly after it was announced that the Tokyo 2020 Olympics were to be pushed over to 2021, we caught up with Olympic medallist, Siobhan-Marie O’Connor. Siobhan began her successful swimming career here at Keynsham Amateur Swimming Club and is always happy to stay in touch with grassroots swimming. Here’s what she had to say about the last few months… Keynsham Amateur Swimming Club: Firstly, we hope you are keeping well during this crazy time and want to ask you where you are spending your lockdown. Are you in the UK...

Training with Mike Videos While we are finding ourselves in this unprecedented time it's very important for swimmers to maintain their levels of fitness, so Mike will be putting together a series of land training videos for the Regional Potential Swimmers to use. It is expected by the coaches that swimmers will attempt these daily. These workouts are quite tough so younger swimmers may wish to try this https://youtu.be/ K6r99N3kXME Here is the first one... for all others check in on the new tab at the top of the website...