Welcome back! My thanks to all club members who have helped to get us to a position from which we can restart our swim sessions. The response from members to the opportunity to "Lido swim" again was encouraging. So:-
Club swimming sessions will restart on Tuesday 30th March 2021 at 8pm for (upto) a 60 minute swim. Arrivals at the Lido from 7:45pm, Lido vacated by 9:15pm.
We have the whole pool which is to be heated to normal temperature (28C, I understand).
Four lanes to be set up as (from "far" side) - wide double, double, double, wide single.
These will accommodate "fast", "medium" and "slow" swimmers on set sessions and a "free swimming / social" or "coaching" lane respectively. Though, for the first week (or two) it will all be free swimming to ease us back in gently!
Assuming BTF guidance is the same as pre-lockdown, lane capacities to be 10, 10, 10, 6 athletes respectively. Total 36 maximum.
Lane allocation on the night by our activators team.
£4 per swim. BTC members only. First come, first served - though, in my time, we've never had 36 swimmers before! If you have friends who wish to swim with us, then get them to join the club! All good value for money!
Lido COVID compliant general management arrangements to apply. Nothing too onerous if you have already had a "Corona Swim" there!
BTC COVID compliant swim protocol to apply. Again, nothing new if you swam at Harleston in the winter!
The social river swims are not a formal BTC activity. Use of the Lido facilities by river swimmers at this time is not feasible under COVID guidelines.
Booking on the club website as per previous BTC COVID compliant arrangements. No booking, no swimming.
Payment to be made with booking via Paypal. Sorry - no refunds.