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Spectators to Return at Swim Wales National Championships

National, Performance

Swim Wales will welcome spectators back to Wales National Pool Swansea for the Swim Wales National Championships next month.

The four-day national event, which begins on Friday 15th April, will have friends, family and supporters back in the stands for the first time since the beginning of the pandemic.

A new set of relaxed Covid-19 protocols will be in place to ensure the safety of competitors, coaches, volunteers, staff and spectators.

The capacity at WNPS will be decreased slightly to ensure athletes and coaches have their own space in the arena seating, with spectators seated in the designated rows above the clearly marked divide. Spectators can pre-purchase tickets here – no on the day ticket sales will be available. These will be sold on a first come, first served basis.

With Covid-19 cases on the rise, the requirement to take a daily Lateral Flow Test for participants, staff, coaches and supporters will remain in place, as the best protection is to ensure the virus does not enter the competition environment. Free tests are still available to order across the United Kingdom until April 1st in England and April 18th in Scotland, while in Wales free tests are available for those not showing symptoms until the end of March. Lateral Flow Tests are widely availbale to purchase from pharmacies.

The social distancing provision that was in place for the Swim Wales Winter Championships will no longer be required. The requirement to wear a mask will also be withdrawn, although we would encourage competitors, coaches and spectators to wear a face covering as a precaution against the spread of coronavirus.

We look forward to seeing you all back at the Swim Wales National Championships next month. This information is subject to Welsh Government guidelines remaining the same.