Open Water Swimming - Latest Guidelines
Tue 12 May 2020
In a relaxation of lockdown guidelines, the government has announced that openwater swimming is now permitted, however the club position is that consideration should be given to the following part of the latest guidelines from the governing body -Whilst we fully appreciate the desire to return to swimming activity, it is important that we take appropriate steps. You should ask yourself whether it is a responsible thing for you to do and if in doing so, you are increasing the risk of being a burden on the NHS or emergency services should you require assistance. This includes understanding that you may be putting yourself and others at risk if you do need to be rescued, as any rescue is unlikely to be able to maintain a 2m separation from your rescuers.
We would therefore recommend that members await the reopening of dedicated venues in the coming weeks.