After a great deal of work with SSV and TL, we are at last returning towards a consistent timetable. Having published this to members in our newsletter w/e 27 August, the Club online Diary is now updated with the session times for swimming and water polo. Let’s hope that soon, other events will be populating the agenda, both competition and social.
Thanks to Lee, Fran, Tom and Committee members for constantly striving to have pool time as close to normal throughout the last 18 months.
With the Government announcement today that the lockdown release continues on schedule, attached is our new training timetable from next Monday 17th May. Senior Water Polo can at last return to the pool on Monday and Masters will join Thursday evening session for swimming. Both those sessions are for an hour and start at 8:15 pm.
Tonight’s newsletter for Members includes protocol summary for accessing and exiting SSV.
Thanks all for your patience whilst we get back to the next “normal”.
1st April 2021
It’s nearly time to get back in the water.
A new Health Questionnaire will be posted out to all members and must be completed before anybody is allowed to return to the water.
Covid safe protocol procedures will be resent and be in line with our previous rules – remembering also the need to have a mask on, when entering the building and all communal areas.
The proposed swimming timetable is also provided here, so you can start to plan your kit bag (though suspect it’s been ready to go for a while). For junior water polo, sessions will again be on a Saturday evening, starting 17 April between 7 and 9:15.
For senior Water Polo and Swimmers, sadly, the Government rules mean a return to Club training is still a little while off, scheduled for [not before] w/c 17 May.
Attached for all members is a copy of the Covid Risk Assessment for Swimming and Water Polo.
The U12 and U14 Water Polo teams restarted their matches after the summer break with games against Warrington on 15 September.
The U14s enjoyed a comprehensive 33-1 win in their league match. The U12s travelled to play a friendly against a more experienced Warrington team and suffered a 16-1 defeat.
A reminder that anyone interested in finding out more about junior Water Polo please contact us at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
In other Water Polo news, former Stretford water polo player Annie Clapperton has been in Madeira captaining Great Britain in the European U19 Womens Water Polo Championship. The GB team beat Slovakia, drew with Israel and lost to Hungary and Greece in the group stages. They then went on to beat the Czech Republic and Germany to secure 9th place overall.
An awesome few days of International junior water polo, saw England U17s pick up the EU Nations Cup this weekend. Our very own Annie C was top scorer in the tournament (27), with the team beating South Africa 12 – 7 in the final.
Thanks too to Judy for sending over this report: