This page provides all the information required for a safe return to the pool following Welsh Government's easing of Corona Virus restrictions which permits swimming pools to reopen in Wales from Monday 11 August 2020.
Swimmers will need to have renewed their annual membership with the Club prior to training so that
they are insured to train. The membership is £55 and because of the insurance ramifications entry to
the pool will not be permitted if the membership
The training times for squads have changed to manage the lane sizes and safe entry and exit from the pool. Click HERE for details.
Head Coach Dai Thomas has worked extremely hard with the management team at Pontardawe Pool to ensure that the Club meets all the safety requirements to mitigate the transmission risks.
It'll be great to see the Dolphins back in training, however the sessions will look different to how they did before to allow for social distancing and additional hygiene measures.
Several areas across Wales are subject to local lock down restrictions which prevent the movement of swimmers between local authority areas.
As Neath and Port Talbot is subject to such restrictions swimmers from outside the area are not able train at Pontardawe Pool at present.
Swim Wales are working closely with Welsh Government who have indicated their intent to allow children to travel for sport, however details are as yet to be released.
Unless exempt, all swimmers over 11 years must wear a suitable face covering whilst inside Pontardawe Pool. This also applies to pool staff and coaches.
For swimmers face coverings can only be removed prior to entering and exiting the water.
To manage pool capacity and to allow for the safe change over between public swimming and different swim squads, swimmers will be required to queue outside until access is granted by pool staff.
Use of the showers and changing facilities is limited only to those swimmer who train on week day mornings prior to school.
Unless persons are from the same household, swimmers and pool personnel must adhere to social distancing at all times. This includes whilst queuing to get into the building, whilst on pool side and during breaks in the pool. Coaches will advise as to the positioning of swimmers whilst they rest between sets.
To ensure the Club is fully prepared a number of key documents have been developed that Club swimmers and parents will need to read to ensure that they know what to expect before resuming training.
1. Swim Wales Return to Training Declaration
2. Swim Wales Health Screening Form
Both these Swim Wales documents must be completed and returned to the Club prior to restarting training.
3. Return to swimming - what to expect information
4. Return to swimming - instructions
5. Plan of Pontardawe Pool - Entry and Exit
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