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Swim Wales Update: Swim Wales Winter Championships


The Swim Wales Winter Championships 2021 will go ahead as scheduled this coming weekend (Friday 17th-Sunday 19th December).

Following the successful delivery of the British Para-Swimming Winter National Meet, we are looking forward to welcoming swimmers from across the United Kingdom to Wales National Pool Swansea when the event begins on Friday.

Swim Wales has a number of measures in place to minimise the impact coronavirus has on its meets, and we want to take this opportunity to reassure all attendees that this event will be as safe as it can possibly be. Swim Wales will continue to closely monitor the situation and follow the latest Welsh Government guidance as COVID-19 cases continue to rise.

We have taken a cautious approach to minimise the effect coronavirus has on our events, including taking the decision not to allow to spectators in 2021. The health of competitors and support staff our top priority, and to ensure the Swim Wales Winter Championships 2021 are ‘COVID safe’, all attendees must adhere to the following protocols.

1. Lateral Flow Testing (LFT)

· Attendees are required to self-administer a lateral flow test within 24 hours before arrival - these can be ordered from the NHS on the link below:

· The result of the LFT must be reported to the NHS COVID reporting system

· This process must be completed by everyone in attendance, for each day of attendance, lack of evidence of a negative test will result in no entry the venue

· If you have any illness symptoms, do not enter the environment

· If you have had COVID in the last 90 days please still do a lateral flow test and bring proof with you that you have had a positive PCR on the day

2. Masks/PPE

· Masks or appropriate PPE must be worn whilst inside (except in the pool) unless you are medically exempt

3. Social Distancing

· All attendees must take all reasonable measures to ensure a safe distance of 2 metres is maintained between any persons on the premises

We are closely monitoring the situation and following the latest Welsh Government guidance. Swim Wales will issue further updates if the situation changes in the coming days, but we hope everyone attending has an enjoyable weekend of racing.