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In this section, you can find all the information you will need about the arrangements that Watford Swimming Club have put in place to enable a safe return to swimming under the Covid-19 restrictions.

This page and the documents stored here will be updated as and when Swim England guidance changes or our pool operators change their operating procedures.

You will be aware that the Club Committee has appointed a Covid-19 Lead (Gareth Harper) who is responsible for overseeing our safe return to the pools. Supporting Gareth are a team of Covid-19 Liaison Officers. It is a Swim England requirement that every training session has a Covid-19 Liaison Officer present, whose job it is to take a register of all those attending and to observe the session to ensure that appropriate social distancing and other Covid-19 safety measures are taking place. The rota for the Covid-19 Liaison Officers is managed by Katie May. If you are willing to help the club by being a Covid-19 Liaison Officer, please do contact either Gareth or Katie.

The main requirement is, of course, that swimmers must always remain 2 metres apart from each other. This includes when queuing outside the buildings, entering the buildings, poolside, when in the pool, in changing areas and when leaving the pool.



The current Government advice regarding Covid-19 and how to protect yourself and your friends and families, can be found here:



The Swim England Coronavirus advice can be found here:



The Swim England guidance for clubs returning to training can be found here:




Our Covid-19 Return to Swimming Health Declaration Form, which must be completed and returned to [email protected] by all swimmers before they restart/begin swimming with us can be found here (Insert link to RTS form)



Our specific guidance for each of our pools can be found here:

Woodside Leisure Centre

Watford Central Leisure Centre

Northwood College

Active Luton



Our Covid-19 pool specific risk assessments (which have been approved by each of the pool providers and are being reviewed after every session) can be found here:

Woodside risk assessment

Watford Central risk assessment

Northwood College risk assessment

Active Luton risk assessment


If anyone has any questions about any of the information on this page, please do contact Gareth Harper at [email protected]