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We’re back!

Welcome back! It’s been a while. We know everyone is very excited to be back. We’ll be sharing our plans with our members by email very soon, with pool sessions back soon!

Swim England update guidance after lockdown restrictions eased

Swim England has issued new recommendations on land training and open water club activity after the coronavirus lockdown was eased by the Government. From Monday 1 June, Government guidelines allow groups of up to six people from different households in…

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‘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 weeks’ time, we shall be…

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Swim England statement on training in groups after lockdown restrictions eased

Swim England has issued the following statement after the coronavirus lockdown was further eased by the Government. A spokesperson for the recognised national governing body said: “Swim England is seeking clarity from Government as to the extent of the easing…

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2020 Regional Short Course Swimming Championships Cancelled

The North East Regional Swimming Championships due to be held at Ponds Forge, Sheffield on the 7 & 8 November 2020 have been cancelled. A Swim England Leadership Group statement reads: Dear Regional Chairs, Swimming Managers and Licensing Officers, As…

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Swim England announces all remaining national events in 2020 are cancelled

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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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