2020 has been difficult for everyone, and for organisations such as ours reliant not only on the availability of hired facilities but also on our volunteers who have had to take on board the specialist workload associated with the difficult Government and Swim England Covid measures, it has been, and continues to be, a challenge.

Sadly, when we came out of Lockdown 1 we were not allowed access to the small pool, and being in Tier 3 at the moment, we feel we are unable to bring back the small pool sessions because of the restrictions that are placed on us by the Leisure Centre – numbers in the water and teaching from the side, the number of teachers available to take sessions, along with the detailed risk assessments needed and the Covid measures we would need to put in place.

I would like to assure you that regardless of what tier we are in, over the next few weeks we are going to work hard to get into a position to return the small pool as soon as we can in 2021, possibly March.

Thank you to those who have sent positive messages to us and thank you to all our small pool families for your patience, fingers crossed, it will not be long before we are back together.

Stay safe and have a Happy Christmas and New Year