Following the Welsh Government announcements, local lockdowns are effecting many swimmers living and travelling across borders.
Swim Wales have had several queries from clubs, coaches and parents regarding swimmers outside of there Local Authorities accessing appropriate training. Many clubs throughout Wales have offered temporary training opportunities for swimmers who are unable to cross boundaries into lockdown areas where their affiliated club is based.
Swim Wales have worked with our insurers (Howdens Perkins Slade) to ensure that we have flexibility in our national cover for any temporary club transfer activity.
Swim Wales have applauded this generosity across our club network, and they have outlined the necessary steps below to ensure this is done in the correct way:
Holywell ASC still have places available to swimmers who need to train, who live in Flintshire but train in another county.
Swimmers are insured to move from one Club to another if the following requirements have been met:
- Both Clubs are affiliated to Swim Wales
- The Swimmer is a registered member of Swim Wales
- The Club in which the swimmer is temporarily training at must record the swimmers full details as a temporary member.
For the safety and wellbeing of our swimmers, Holywell Swimming Club asks the swimmers and current club that any relevant paperwork is completed prior to any swimmer training with us.
I would like to thank clubs who have offered several of our swimmer’s training time during these difficult times, this is really important for our swimmers well being going forward.
During the lockdown, it is important that our swimmers understand they should not train outside of our county (Flintshire). Swimmers are able to “Public Swim” at leisure centres within Flintshire as long as they follow Leisure Centres Covid-19 guidelines.