Use of Online Technology for Training

As we are unable to train at the pool, we will be utilising online calls to maintain contact and support during this period. Details of these calls will be sent to parents/carers by email. Please only click on links or use information sent by the club email system. We have outlined Safeguarding measures when using online technology in the Members Area of the website, but to summarise:

Parents/Carers should be aware that:

Your athlete should have an adult in the room whilst on online calls.

All online calls are under the same Code of Conduct guidelines as all other club sessions - language should be used appropriately. 

All online calls will have privacy settings and will be managed and monitored by club volunteers. No-one outside the club will have access. The only exceptions to this will be if a training opportunity arises with a coach from Swim England or the East Region, such as a Development Day.   They will be Swim England members and have undertaken the same Safeguarding measures as our own club coaches. 

Annual General Meeting

Thank you to everyone who attended the club AGM. There were a few changes to the make-up of the Committee - Dawn Milson, Aby Sampson and Su Macklin have stepped down, with Leanne Henn replacing Dawn as Membership Secretary. Dean Petts also stepped down as Welfare Officer and there will be a new Welfare Officer in place shortly. 

Return to Training at Braintree

From Thursday 5th November, training is temporarily suspended, in line with Government Lockdown restrictions. We hope this will only be for a short time! All swimmers have applied themselves fantastically since the return to training, both in the pool and complying with all additional regulations. Keep an eye on your emails and on our social media for any information about returning to training, when this is permitted. 

 

Swimmers must adhere to the guidelines set out by the club, to ensure risk is minimised as much as possible. 

 The Covid briefing still applies at Braintree:

  • Arrive “beach ready”
  • Social distance at all times
  • No parents will be allowed in the centre
  • Masks are to be worn by the swimmers over 11 years of age
  • Arrive on time – we cannot accept late swimmers into sessions
  • Showers and changing rooms are not available
  • Arrive 10 minutes before your session starts

Remember, if your child is not well then please do not send them to their training session. Information will be sent to parents regularly via email and on the Facebook Closed Group. 

You will be informed which sessions your child will be swimming in. Once the bubbles have been set up, we cannot change them. 

pdf Training Times From September 2020 (389 KB)

 

Josh Hits the Heights

Josh Parker has continued his Club Record breaking run this season by taking down the Boys 9/10 years 100m Freestyle record in 1.09.37. This breaks the record which has stood to Chris Watkinson since 1997. Fast swimming Josh!