UPDATE # 4th January 2021 – TIER 4 LOCKDOWN
Due to the new tiers that we now find ourselves in and in particular Somerset being in Tier 4, the committee has decided that it would be in everyone’s safety to suspend training until it is safe for us to return. I am sure as parents you will agree that everyone’s health and safety comes first. As soon as there are any changes we will email all parents/swimmers to let them know when we are back in the pool, fingers crossed this will be towards the end of January.
UPDATE # 5th November 2020 – LOCKDOWN
We are going to enter another lockdown from 00:01 Thursday 5th November and Unfortunately, all pools and gyms have been ordered to close so this, unfortunately, means that Wednesday night at Oxley/Goldenstones will be our last training session. We will be back training as soon as lockdown is over, which should hopefully be early December.
UPDATE # 7th October 2020 – WE ARE BACK TRAINING!!!
In light of the re-opening of swimming pools, YDSC has been able to return to pool training. This is a significant milestone in returning to the ‘new normal’ for the swimming club and we thank the Committee, coaching staff and our pool providers for enabling us to get back into the water so quickly. Although training is not yet back to pre-covid 19 levels, we are continuing to carry out land training both in person and online and our swimmers have thoroughly enjoyed being back in the pool (in reduced group numbers).
The committee is meeting regularly to discuss the COVID-19 situation, considering all of the facts as we know them and consulted with our Pool providers, Head Coach and of course our Governing Body, Swim England. Please be assured that the Committee will be, at all times, taking the welfare and well being of our swimmers, parents, coaches and officials into account when making any decisions that directly affect our training timetable in the light of Covid-19.
We are very much aware that the current situation is not ideal and we are working hard to ensure that we can improve the quality and quantity of training offered to the swimmers, whilst ensuring we do so in a covid safe way.