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  • The KCASA Masters Committee sends an open letter to our MPs

    1st July 2020

    For health and wellbeing, please help us get our swimming pools open as soon as possible! As Kent County Amateur Swimming Association’s Masters Swimming Committee we are writing to you as the Member of Parliament for a constituency in which one or more of our 54 Kent London and Kent Rural affiliated clubs are based, to gain your support in getting pools up and running sooner rather than later. The Kent Masters Swimming Committee believes the Government’s decision to allow hairdressers, pubs and overseas travel to operate before pools sends out the wrong message, as well as being bewildering and disappointing. Why are swimming pools still closed when other activities which do not promote a healthy lifestyle allowed to open? Swim England released guidelines earlier this month ahead of a return to pool swimming (https://www.swimming.org/swimengland/pool-return-guidance-documents/), and clubs have been planning their implementation, working extremely hard to ensure the safety of...

  • MP constituency/email listing - please support the early opening of pools

    1st July 2020

    Please note that you should write to your own MP giving the following details: Full nameFull postal address (including postcode)Contact telephone number ConstituencyEmail AddressAshforddamian.green.mp@parliament.ukBeckenhambob.stewart.mp@parliament.ukBexleyheath &...

  • Swim England reveals ‘new normal’ as Returning to the Pool guidance published

    15th June 2020

    Swimming pool users will have to adapt to a ‘new normal’ to ensure the safety of everyone visiting and working at facilities, according to guidance published by Swim England. The recognised national governing body has issued its Returning to the Pool advice ahead of the Government giving the...

  • Swim England update on the reopening guidance

    3rd June 2020

    ‘We are moving forward in a positive way but a trip to the pool will be very different’ Swim England chief executive Jane Nickerson gives an update on the reopening guidance, articles in the national media and why a trip to the pool will be very different when lockdown is eased. In two...

  • Development Camp Update

    30th May 2020

    In view of the ongoing Coronavirus Pandemic we have had no option but to cancel the 11-Year-Old Development Pathway Camp scheduled to be held at Strood on Sunday 5 July 2020.  We will be reviewing whether the final Camp can be held and/or whether we can reschedule any cancelled Camps as...

  • New voluntary roles will have ‘positive impact’ on future of Masters swimming

    29th May 2020

    Four key voluntary roles that will have a positive impact on the future of Masters swimming have been advertised by Swim England. The Swim England Masters Working Group is searching for new competitions, communications, coaching and open water leads. Jeroen Peters, the chairperson of the...

  • Swim England has announced all its national events in 2020 have been cancelled

    28th May 2020

    Swim England has announced all its remaining national events in 2020 have now been cancelled. The decision has been taken to allow the recognised national governing body to start planning for its competitions in 2021. It will also ensure athletes do not rush back to full fitness and potentially...

  • Swim England guidance for re-opening pools to be published 15 June - and other information

    28th May 2020

    Check out the latest support and relevant information from Swim England for you and your club at this time. Their frequently asked questions page continues to be updated, so check it out. Guidance for re-opening pools...

  • Deadline to complete J1 qualification extended

    1st May 2020

    Volunteers training to become Swimming Technical Officials are to be given an extension to complete their course due to the Covid-19 pandemic. As one of three home countries, Swim England adopted a new version of the Judge 1 course in January which had two distinctive elements – an online...

  • Swim England London Cancels Open Water Regional Championships

    27th March 2020

    The London Region Open Water Committee had become increasingly concerned that the Championships (assuming they were permitted to go ahead) were not going to be viable due to the risks associated with getting swimmers swimming longer distance having not trained for three months.  Swim...

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