Return To Swim Update

Gainsborough Dolphins Swimming Club (GDSC) Management Team hope you are all well and looking forward to returning to swimming.

After several months of no swimming, the Government have allowed leisure centres to reopen indoor swimming pools subject to suitable controls being put into place. West Lindsey Leisure Centre (WLLC) has made contact with the club and is providing information on how we could start to return, therefore the Covid Team is progressing with completing Risk Assessments, Health Surveys and Operating Procedures for swimmers, coaches and parents. All documentation will be required to be signed off by GDSC and the WLLC before swimmers can return to the pool safely.

The GDSC Finance & Membership Team are pulling together information on the future fee structure and new payment scheme that are now necessary.

We intend to issue a Return to Pool pack for all our members with details on club fee’s, payment instructions, a health check form, and our expectations on poolside. All documentation will be required to be signed by you and returned to GDSC ASAP to allow the Club to effectively plan your swimming sessions in the future. Under no circumstances will swimmers be allowed to return to the pool without completing all the paperwork.

The club is currently planning trialling our Operating Procedures and processes with the SHARKS before we consider inviting other groups in similar trials. The plan is to bring swimmers back in phases with swimmers introduced at safety related intervals. This will allow us all to get used to the new format and rules. The phased return is to ensure everyone’s safety, therefore there will be a trial before every phase.

Our current timescale for a safe return to the pool is September, however at this stage we are not able to publish the confirmed dates as we still have a number of points still to be resolved.

The coming weeks will be extremely busy, and we will try to keep you updated as much as possible.



Hello GDSC Swim Family,  we hope you are all keeping well and coping with the various restrictions we have all experienced over the last few months.

The club are issuing an email to all members, please look out for it, check your Inbox and Spam folders and respond ASAP.

If you have not seen an email from us by the middle of next week, please let us know via the Contacts page on the website, it may be because you have changed your email address since January 2020 please also let us know so we can send the email to your new address.

No everyone looks at the website of Facebook so please let your friends know about this, so they are aware also.

GDSC Management Team.


Hi Folks

Hope we are all OK, social distancing, washing hands and being careful 🙂

Confirmation that the following Open Meets have naturally been cancelled.

Doncaster Dartes – June.

Retford – June.


** UPDATE **

Doncaster Darts and Retford Open Meet Refunds

Over the next couple of weeks I am expecting to receive the refunds for these 2 Open Meets that were recently cancelled, will those of you who have swimmers that entered please look out for an email from myself, it will have details of the refund and a request for Bank Details so I can make the payment to you. Its also good to check your Junk mail as I know the last refunds I made 1or 2 were found there.
Thank you
I’ll be in touch as soon as possible
Finance Manager


Hi, how are we coping with the lockdown and restrictions? – I hope all of you in the GDSC family are keeping well 🙂

Are you swimmers all keeping fit? Well if you need a little help, we’ve had a Core Training Workout sent through to us that Mark would like to look at and try!

Click on the link below and have a go …… please be careful but enjoy!

Core training

We now it is hard but please Stay home, Stay Safe.


I hope you are all keeping well, staying home and doing that school work!!

Our thoughts go out to anyone in our swimming family who have been affected by the unprecedented events and extend a Thank you to people in our community who, despite the personal risk, work in our shops to keep us fed, or are on the frontline in health care etc. working to contain the virus and treat those affected.

Send us pics of how you are keeping fit (including Mum & Dad!!) and we will post on FB and the website – hopefully 🙂

Take care during these challenging times for us all

Nigel & The GDSC Team