COVID-19 AUGUST UPDATE – Training Timetable Phase 3 (from 1st September 2020)

Thank you all for your continued cooperation with the training plan since our return to pool! We have been very fortunate with the support that Hambleton District council, and in particular the management team at Northallerton Leisure Centre, have provided us with.

As a coach, I remain proud of what swimmers are achieving. The swimmers have come back in a good position and it feels like the swimmers have improved drastically over these first few weeks in technical outcomes. Fitness seems to be improving and is getting back somewhat closer to ‘pre COVID’ pool fitness levels in some squads. The focus now has to be ensuring that we are ready for any low level competition and also ensuring that swimmers have access to the level of training required to develop in the sport. We are due guidance at the start of September in relation to low level competition which will hopefully see us in a position to hold our club championships on Sunday 15th and 22nd November 2020.

As we head towards the end of the summer holidays there are some inevitable changes to our operations as we work towards the ‘term time’ programmes on site. These are summarised below and also on the attached PDF. The attached programme runs from 1st September 2020.

  • There will be no training on the Bank Holiday of Monday 31st August 2020
  • Monday morning sessions will not run during term time
  • Dry side will remain on outside weather permitting – please keep an eye on social media/website for updates. We do not at this stage have access to indoor space, Swim England guidance is also still not encouraging indoor dryside practice.
  • Additional sessions have been secured at Bedale Leisure Centre supported by some existing booked in that were cancelled due to COVID-19
    • Thursday Evenings – Starting W/C 31st September 2020
      • 7pm to 8pm PAYGO Sessions Available
      • Sessions have been secured at Bedale Leisure Centre at an additional cost to the club. So are not part of existing subscriptions paid.
      • Starting blocks will be used once permitted with Swim England guidance
      • These sessions will operate on a first come, first served basis for all members in Development Junior, Development Senior, Senior 2 and Senior 3.
      • For Development Squad Swimmers the session rate will be £6 Due to the cancellation of the Saturday morning and Monday morning sessions Senior Squad members will receive a subsidy rate of £5 per session.
      • For those who have a Friday evening development squad subscription they will also receive the same rate.
      • Online booking is available via https://forms.gle/shXQMQyaDTAZ7cyC6
      • Sessions will be reviewed for cost effectiveness and may be pulled or continued depending on demand.
    • Saturday Afternoon Hub/Skills Sessions
      • 1pm to 2.30pm PAYGO Sessions Available
      • Sessions have been secured at Bedale Leisure Centre at an additional cost to the club. So are not part of existing subscriptions paid.
      • Starting blocks will be used once permitted with Swim England guidance
      • These sessions will operate as a mixture of skills workshops for Junior Squad, Junior Development and others if available for training.
      • Session costs are £10
      • Some sessions will be utilised by the Hambleton League for ‘Hub’ sessions for swimmers who meet the specified criteria (Criteria TBC)
        • These will start once the COVID-19 situation allows.
        • These will start as soon as possible and run from 1pm to 3pm.
        • Session costs are £10
        • Sessions will be reviewed for cost effectiveness
      • Once a firm calendar is drawn up this will be distributed on a separate email for booking.

Thank you all for your continued understanding and cooperation with the club during these times.

Kind Regards,

Greg

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