It is with great pleasure that the RTSC Committee can confirm that we will be returning to the pool on Monday 12th April after nearly three months out of the water, which is really good news for everyone in the leisure industry especially swimming clubs like ours. This applies to swimmers under 18 years or in their final year of school/college following government confirmation this week unfortunately swimmers 18+ will have to wait until May for further news.
The Training schedule is effective from Monday 12th April. This has also been uploaded to the Covid-19 page of this website. We will start with a phased return for the first 3 weeks as detailed in the schedule.
Covid – 19 Restrictions
All Covid restrictions prior to the last lockdown will remain in place until further notice. In addition, parents/career will need to wear a face masks when dropping and collecting their swimmers from the collection point.
Risk Assessment Outcome
We have updated the Covid Risk Assessment for phase 4. This has also been uploaded to this websites Covid-19 page.
Resumption of normal squad fees
Please ensure that you reinstate your squad fees to the normal rate which is detailed below:
It is necessary to resume our normal squad fees as the pool hire cost has increased and without the full squad fees paid we will not be able to meet our commitment.
Initially, there will be no equipment required for training sessions at all, just your named drink bottles. Swimmers will be notified by the coaches when they would require their equipment and only the equipment as specified by the coaches should be brought to the training sessions.
In order to keep everyone safe we are also asking that all equipment is labelled with swimmer’s names on them and that they have been cleaned, preferably sterilised, between each session. This may add to work at home but will help athletes adhere to Swim England guidelines and ensure they get the best out of every session they attend. Once equipment is to be used again, swimmers must ensure that their equipment is not shared in any way.
Documents for review
Please read the documents below to remind you of some of the Covid measures that we must continue to adhere to
The following online forms must be completed as part of Swim England requirement for return to pool training.
These online forms must be completed by Saturday 10th April as without it you won’t be allowed to train.
Dedicated COVID-19 page
All COVID related information, forms and Swim England Guidance can be found on our dedicated COVID-19 web page.
The last few months have been incredibly tough for everyone and we would like to use this opportunity to thank each and everyone of you for your genuine support and patience during this difficult period, hopefully we can come of this a better and stronger club.
RTSC Executive Members
Romford Town Swimming Club