Update 12.03.2020: Government advice expanded to state if you show symptoms of coronavirus, then you should self isolate and dial 111 for advice.
With advice from Government to continue “as normal” (noting below) on gatherings at certain numbers, plus the intention to maintain school provision, our swimming provision will continue.
Since our earlier post at the weekend, SE have published on line their advice, found in the following link. Using the embedded NHS link will inform you of travel risk, symptoms and precautions. There’s also a piece on pool safety embedded from The Pool Water Treatment & Advisory Group , indicating it is generally safe to go swimming noting advise on showering pre- and post- pool.
Our message follows this advice and that as issued by Government and Public Health England:
1 shower before entering the pool area
2 shower after swimming
3 follow the good hygiene advice provided nationally, e.g. regular washing of hands with soap and hot water for at least 20 seconds
4 cover your mouth and nose when you cough or sneeze, with a tumusdue (dispose afterwards in a bun), hankie or sleeve, avoiding to touch your face.
5 if you feel unwell, please avoid attending sessions
6 avoid any unnecessary travel
The Club takes advice from Swim England on this subject, which advises members and athletes to follow all appropriate Government advice, in summary:
Wash hands; avoid travel to defined areas; if unwell, dial 111 and self isolate until tested and cleared.
The Club continues to train at Stretford and compete in events.
The Swim England advice is below:
Novel coronavirus (COVID-19) guidance
The welfare of all our athletes, coaches, workforce and volunteers is of paramount importance.
This communication is designed to inform and contains relevant links to the most up-to-date guidance from the Government and Public Health England regarding novel coronavirus (COVID-19).
The Government has issued advice around travel to and from certain areas as the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) situation develops. Please read the latest advice HERE. This is updated regularly.
Can we ask that all swimmers, coaches, volunteers and spectators to follow the hygiene precautions to help reduce the spread of infection. For the latest infection control advice, please click HERE
Swim England members are requested to comply with the latest Government and NHS guidance. This can be found on the Public Health England website. If you feel unwell, please call NHS 111 for advice.
Swim England will be continuing to plan for our events as normal but we will be following Government guidance and assessing risk as appropriate. They will be issuing specific guidance regarding forthcoming Swim England events as necessary to those due to attend.
Thursday night at Rossall Swim Canp is always a highlight, with family visiting to see the swimmers compete for their team after four solid days of training. This year, we’ll done to Team Yellow for taking the gala win and thanks to all the parents volunteering on the night.
swimmer times are now published here:
Just a small number of swimmers this weekend, with a few of our competitive swimmers away swimming and Rossall Swim Camp hours away, nevertheless some fantastic swims. Times are now available here:
Thanks as ever to David for sending through the times so quickly.
Well done to our older swimmers finishing third in this season’s Prog B final, behind Glossop and champions Trafford Mets. A tremendous competition on Sale last Sunday saw many new PBs and our team finishing in front of local rivals Flixton (4th) and Altrincham (5th).
The full result is now published on the M&D Swimming website and it’s great to be able to report that our Boys team won their competition, beating Trafford Mets into second place by 7 points. Well done guys:
All our swimmer times are in the following link: MDBSO100319
1st March 2019
Yet another exciting evening of racing, with Flixton Swim Team taking the honors @StretfordSV. We were really proud of our young squad finishing third overall, the majority of our team competing in an event like this for the first time. We hope you all enjoyed it.
swimmer times can be found in the following link TraffordDevSO010319
The swimmer times are now published and are available on line Pointscore Time SO 20190120.
It was a super start to the year, with over half the swimmers setting a new PS PB.
Congratulations to the four swimmers gaining promotions under the new times ruling – see 190120 PS Promotions.