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All Parents Must Register for a Chester-le-Street ASC Account

We’ve recently been distributing information sheets with intructions on how to add your swimmers to your Chester-le-Street ASC account. If you have not yet signed up, you must do so as soon as possible.

Signing up and connecting your swimmers is important because;

  • It allows you to enter galas online, including our club Christmas Gala
  • Allows us to keep in touch with you by email about your squads
  • Enables you to update;
    • Your swimmer’s information
    • Your swimmer’s medical information
    • Your swimmer’s photography permissions
  • Allows you to see attendance as a percentage for each of your swimmers.
  • Add emergency contact details
  • Renew your membership online

We’re also currently working on new features which will enable you to

  • Pay squad, CrossFit and gala fees by Direct Debit

If you have any questions, please contact support@chesterlestreetasc.co.uk.

Swim England announces when guidance for reopening pools will be published

Robust guidance to help the aquatics sector prepare for the reopening of pools will be released by Swim England on Monday 15 June.

The recognised national governing body has been working in collaboration with industry partners to produce the detailed document.

It has been developed in consultation with Sport England and Public Health England for all areas of aquatic activity, including pool operations, learn to swim plus community and club swimming.

There is also specific information for all the aquatic disciplines – swimming, diving, artistic swimming and water polo.

Jane Nickerson, Swim England Chief Executive, said: “Government guidance clearly states that pools in England cannot reopen before 4 July and it is still unknown whether that will be the date that this happens – that is a decision for the Government.

“However, we want to be in a position where the aquatic sector has clear, effective and high quality guidance to support its preparation for reopening.”

The work is being led by the Swim England team, who are consulting with key stakeholders such as leisure operators and home country partners, to ensure the guidance is practical and applicable.

Grateful for the support

A Review Group is also in place, with specialists from within Swim England and a range of partner organisations to ensure that the information is as robust as possible.

The final draft will be made available to sector organisations for comment before it is finalised.

Also in the documentation are details around pool programming, observing social distancing, pool water treatment, air handling and circulation, risk assessment tools around social distancing and the customer journey.

Jane added: “I am grateful for the support that we are receiving from so many of our partners in the development of this guidance.

“We know it will evolve over time based on the emerging scientific and government information but we want to make sure that we have the best possible starting point, taking into account our own specific conditions and challenges.”

The guidance information will be released by midday on Monday 15 June and will be in a format which can be updated as more scientific knowledge and data is obtained.

Update on Junior League 2020

Due to the restrictions which will be in place until at least July, the remaining Junior League heats have been cancelled.

The Junior League Committee still hope that the final in September can go ahead. The final would mean promotion and relegation apply as normal.

Swimming training suspended

Following a change in the advice given by Swim England, Durham County Council have announced the closure of Chester-le-Street Leisure Centre from tonight to both the public and clubs that use its facilities. Gateshead MBC has also closed Birtley Swimming Centre. Castleview School have closed their pool from Friday 20 March.

This means that all swimming training has been cancelled.

We currently expect CrossFit on Saturday to go ahead as normal.

We are putting together a contingency plan for A, B1, B2 and B3 squads. This will be sent out as soon as possible and we expect it to start from Monday 23 March.

We are hoping to be able to put together a plan for Small Pool C, D and E squads but we can not confirm this just yet.

Please do not cancel your direct debit mandate with us. These are uncertain times but if we need to make any changes to squad fees, they can be done automatically by ourselves at any time up to 1 April.

We’re deeply sorry to all members for disruption to training and we will be in touch again soon.

OLD NEWS: Training is going ahead

This is an old post. The information contained here is no longer correct.

Training is currently going ahead as normal however parents must not view training from the balcony. As an emergency short term measure, we are suspending the requirement for parents of young children to remain on site as we have emergency contact details on file. This means we are asking parents to drop off children and pick them up at the end of sessions.

Please make sure you actively check your email during sessions as we will send an email to all parents of a squad if a session is to end early.

Parents of small pool swimmers will still be able to attend training as they are behind the screen.

We have been following Swim England guidance which currently states that training can continue. They believe that chlorine helps to kill the virus so it can only be transmitted in air.

If you experience any of the symptoms, you and your household must isolate for 14 days.

We will send emails to all parents if there are any changes to the current situation.

Full results for the March 2020 Newcastle Shrimp Meet

Here are the full results from the March Shrimp Meet at the weekend.

N&D Teams Day – Results

Here are all the results from the Northumberland and Durham County Team Championships event this weekend.

Junior League 2020: Round 2, Division 2 Results

Results for round two, division two of the 2020 Junior League. (Updated).

  1. South Tyneside – 206
  2. Alnwick Dolphins – 167
  3. Darlington – 164
  4. Richmond Dales – 137
  5. Chester-le-Street – 128
  6. North Tyneside – 123