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Ethos of Dunfermline Waterpolo Club
- To provide support in which all club members have the opportunity to work hard to achieve their personal best.
- To encourage individual and team development within a strong supportive sporting framework
- To create and sustain an environment where everyone is equally valued.
NEW SCOTTISH SWIMMING COVID-19 GUIDANCE HUB
As the Scottish Government continues to progress Phase 2 of the route map out of lockdown, Scottish Swimming continues to progress their own Back to the Water guidelines, which they will publish on the new COVID-19 Guidance Hub on the Scottish Swimming website.
Full details can be found here: https://bit.ly/3i2X4zZ
Scottish Government announce start of phase 2 of the recovery
SCOTTISH GOVERNMENT LATEST
The latest from The Scottish Government on the staggered progression into Phase 2 of the route map out of lockdown is a really positive move for our sport, but we can't be complacent & as the First Minister said today, “Patience could reap our biggest reward.”
Please read more here: https://bit.ly/2YIR8Dk
Swim England - Returning to the Pools
There is light at the end of the tunnel…….Yesterday Swim England published their detailed guidance (link below) for 'Returning to Pools' and consists of 5 separate guidance documents. Water polo advice is within the Club Guidance document.
Although this is Swim England guidance as they are slightly ahead of us in Scotland, it gives an interesting insight into the thought processes to get everyone safely back into the pools albeit to the ‘new normal’ and is well worth a read.
Scottish Swimming also continue to work with a number of consultation and working groups across the sector to consult with key stakeholders and create detailed plans and guidelines which sit behind their ‘Back to the Water’ route map in order to develop a safe return to aquatic sports for all. These detailed plans will require Scottish Government and sportscotland approval prior to issue.
Message from Scottish Swimming
Message from Scottish Swimming -
As you know, The COVID 19 pandemic has changed our day to day lives beyond recognition as we stay at home, stay safe, away from family and friends and away from the sports we love. We therefore welcome the Scottish Government’s recent announcement of the route map out of lockdown and the gradual return of some activities in line with public health advice and safety guidelines.
We are as keen as anyone for our sports to return and have developed our own “Back to the Water” route map to outline the decision-making processes and the impact on different areas of our sport including the facilities that would make a return to water possible. As with the Scottish Government route map, this is very much a living and evolving document created with flexibility to allow for movement forward or backward if necessary or even partial movement through the phases in reaction to Government advice or the decisions of the Local Authorities and Leisure Trusts who run the facilities. The document looks at two key areas:
1. Back to the Water: Facilities and Participation
2. Back to the Water: Club Training and Competition
This route map will hopefully provide for everybody involved in our sport, an outline picture of how we are looking to move out of lockdown. Route map circulated to members by email. (given permission to share with our members BUT please DO NOT share on social media).
Scottish Swimming is looking to take a systematic and progressive approach to getting “Back to the Water”. Ideally, starting small in Phase 2 under Scottish Government guidelines, we will take learnings from the process to inform future planning and to help address potential challenges when the restart to club activity becomes a reality.
A number of consultation and working groups have been set up across the sector to consult with key stakeholders and create detailed plans and guidelines which sit behind this route map in order to develop a safe return to swimming and aquatic sports for all. These detailed plans will require Government and sportscotland approval prior to issue and we will keep you updated when more becomes known.
Thank you for your continued patience, resilience and commitment to developing a safe return to aquatics which we will all look forward to.
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