The NSW government has asked that all Northern Beaches lpeeps stay home for the next few days to aid in COVID tracing and reduce the number of cases. We will need to cancel swimming and our Christmas party for this weekend. We hope to see you all on the 2nd January and please get tested if you’re at all worried.
Merry Christmas to you all, stay safe and take care
The biggest to change to remember is that we will be registering for swim races in the clubhouse, but you MUST enter from the western side (ie the first entrance up the stairs) and depart from our normal entrance (pool side) one family at a time.
We were going to delay holding our Presentation Day until our President Helen can join us in a few weeks time. Deb will let us know when the new presentation day will be
Here is the race schedule for 24 October:
REGISTRATION between 1:15-1:45
15m & 50mF/style Special
Breaststroke 15m, 25m, 50m, 100
Backstroke 15m, 25m, 50m, 100m
100m/200m F/Style Open, U/12
Remember we cant take paper registrations so please use the following link to register on line. If unable to do this then talk to Deb and she will assist with membership registration.
This weird old year just keeps on giving and we were not able to hold a typical NLASC presentation day. Instead we will celebrate our swimmers’ achievements at the conclusion of our first day back at swim club. As we won’t be able to use our club house for the presentation, this will be subject to weather.
It’s with a very heavy heart that we write to say that we cannot continue with the rest of our swimming season. We will be in touch about presentation day and hopefully it won’t be too long before we’re all together again. In the meantime, take care, stay safe and stay home.
We acknowledge the growing concern and need to implement procedures to stop the spread of COVID-19. We also acknowledge the many advantages ocean swimming provides to both physical and mental wellbeing. As such, the NLASC swim is currently proceeding as normal. This situation may change, depending on future circumstances.
We request that all swimmers inform themselves about the COVID-19 virus, and evaluate the potential risks involved in swimming.
COVID-19 has no friends and anybody can contract the disease, however people in the “older age groups” or with pre-existing health conditions have a greater likelihood of serious illness or even death. NO ONE has immunity to this disease. We all as individuals have a public health responsibility to try to help keep everyone safe.
For these reasons we would like all swimmers to please practice the following:
Avoid bringing just arrived overseas guests to swimming until after their 14-day self-isolation period
Any swimmer with cold/flu like symptoms or who has just returned from overseas to remain at home and not swim.
Enjoy your post swim icy pole/catch up whilst practicing ‘social distancing’
Restrain from physical contact with fellow swimmers (alas no high fiving)
All in all, please practice social distancing and good personal hygiene; wash your hands, sneeze/cough into a tissue or your elbow and keep your hands away from your face as much as possible.
We intend to disinfect and wipe down all surfaces that we use ie: pens/folders/table/computer/printer/stopwatches etc.
This is a fast developing situation and we will continue to monitor and update as required.
For more information on restrictions and updates from the Chief Medical Officer visit https://preview.nsw.gov.au/novel-coronavirus-covid-19
I personally spoke with my doctor who is an avid rockpool/ocean swimmer and she has assured me that thus far it is perfectly safe to swim as long as we adhere to the above.
Here is our schedule for tomorrow:
SATURDAY 21 March 2020
*BACKSTROKE CHAMPIONSHIP 200m
Freestyle (special) 15m and 50m
Freestyle 15; 25; 50; 100m
Breaststroke 15; 25; 50; 100m
*BREASTROKE CHAMPIONSHIP 200m
Because we want to catch up with as many championship events as possible you will note we have 2 listed on this program.
Yours in swimming and on behalf of NLASC committee