COVID-19 Swimming Procedures

Please ensure all swimmers are fully aware of these revised procedures. 

Updated 30 August 2021.

In keeping with the widespread national relaxation to COVID procedures over the summer, the Leander committee has reviewed its approach to the pandemic. We have decided that the response to COVID should now be the responsibility of swimmers and parents/carers.

COVID infection rates are still significant and will inevitably increase once schools go back but as of 1st September it will be swimmer and parent/carer choice as to how you respond.

As a club we of course urge caution and hope that our swimmers show common sense and adhere to the requests made by the leisure centres we use (most are requesting the wearing of face masks if you are able).

We would like to see all swimmers arrive swim ready but the use of changing rooms is not now prohibited. Swimmers will be able to enter the leisure centre as they arrive rather than waiting outside for a coordinated entry.

Anyone who has tested positive for COVID must  not attend any sessions.

This also applies to all members who are or have been told to self isolate for any reason whatsoever, even if you are not displaying any symptoms.  This includes cases where whole or partial school / colleges closures are due to cases of Covid-19 in those settings.

Session Attendance

To manage safe attendance numbers, you will have been allocated a space at a swim session, and are expected to attend.    You can view your allocated sessions in Swim Club Manager.  Do not attend if you have not been allocated a space at a session.

If you cannot make an allocated session, please let us know in advance. If you do not attend on multiple occasions, and do not let us know, your place in the session may be reallocated. 
Masters: we recognise some working patterns mean you cannot make every session – just let us know.

How to let us know you cannot make a session...

  1. Logon to the Swim Club Manager App on a smartphone.  Select “sessions”, the swipe-right on the session you cannot make, then select the dates you cannot make.
  2. Logon to Swim Club Manager via the web site, select “calendar”, select a session and press “can’t attend”.

With your cooperation in letting us know, we have the option of allowing a swimmer on the waiting list to have a swim.

At the End of the Session

  • Showers can be used but please keep a respectful distance from other swimmers.
  • Be respectful of the public, not clogging the isles to allow them to pass with safe distance.