Quite a few people have been sending in questions regarding the upcoming Summer Gala and if we will be releasing the information for entries soon.
Following the current Government and Swim England guidance, the Nottinghamshire ASA Swimming Committee have been in discussions and forward of any lock-down measures being eased we have decided that in the interests of safety it is only right that this years Summer Gala is to be cancelled.
Swim England have recently released statements suggesting that all licenses for competitions are to be suspended and no new licenses to be issued for the foreseeable during this calendar year.
We echo the comments and fully agree that even if the lock-down measures are eased soon and swimmers are allowed back in the pool, pushing yourself to get back to competition ready so quickly could seriously damage your health and could cause longer term stresses and strains.
We appreciate that a lot of you just want to get going again, but we hope that you appreciate the tough decisions that have to be made and we hope you are all keeping safe and we will see you all back in the pool soon.
We regret to inform you in this world wide crisis that we find ourselves in of the passing of Tony Conway who was a life long volunteer from Radford Swimming Club, always helping out at Nottinghamshire events and Open Meets until recent years when health conditions took over.
We would like to inform you of the funeral details for Tony, however in these unprecedented times, with government restrictions on Social distancing, it is sad that people will not be able to attend. There will be a small service for close family only.
Tony will be sadly missed and our thoughts go out to his family in these hard time.
In line with Swim England events and government guidelines today, Nottinghamshire ASA have decided that we should be cancelling all league and competition activity.
The statement released by Swim England states:
“Having further reviewed the guidance, it is Swim England’s interpretation that club activity falls into the ‘public gathering’ category and therefore it is strongly advising clubs to consider cancelling or postponing activity – including events – until the end of May.”
Jane Nickerson, Swim England Chief Executive, added that she recognised the worries from clubs and learn to swim providers but said a final decision on whether to call off sessions and events had to rest with them.
With this information we would advise all clubs to cancel training sessions but we do state that this is a decision to be made by your clubs and we cannot force any of you to “shut down”.
This is a constantly changing situation and we advise everyone to keep an eye on Swim England’s website and also the daily governments announcements and follow the appropriate action that is advised.
For now Nottinghamshire ASA have cancelled the following events:
Notts ASA Stage 3 League – 21/03/2020
Notts ASA Stage 3 League – 02/05/2020
Notts ASA Stage 1 Trophy – 25/04/2020
We will keep everyone updated as much as we can with further developments. We hope that everyone is doing well and keeps safe during this difficult time.
Nottinghamshire ASA Swimming Committee and the Referees from todays County Relay day would like to send out a huge thank you to everyone that helped run the relays today in these uncertain times, from the volunteers to the officials.
We would also like to extend this thanks to all of the coaches and swimmers for the excellent behaviour all around the poolside.
With the lack of participating teams there was clearly going to be a bit of atmosphere missing but the spectators gave it what for and everyone seemed to get into the spirit and make the day a great day.
Nottinghamshire ASA have been getting a lot of questions regarding upcoming events, especially the County Relay gala.
Taking the governments advice and also that of the World Health Organisation and Swim England, we are currently going ahead with ALL events with the advice to ensure that all swimmers shower before entering the pools and after the event. Everyone should continue to wash hands thoroughly.
We can all understand concerns at this time and Nottinghamshire ASA are keeping a close eye on all of the advice given to us. If you do feel unwell or have any concerns please do not attend the competitions.
If we get any further updates or have to cancel any events due to further advice we will post more news here on the website, and also email the key club contacts that we have.
For the full advice from Swim England please click here.
Government advice on COVID-19 (Coronavirus) click here.
If you feel unwell or need more advice please visit the NHS 111 website here.
Thanks again to Mr Shipston and Mr Li for being out official Photographers for the 2020 County Championships.
All of the photographs are donated to Notts ASA FREE of charge and can be downloaded by any of the swimmers and parents from our gallery for FREE.
To view the images in the gallery please click here.
Images will be uploaded to the galleries as soon as we can after the competition, please be patient with us if you are looking for photos as they do take some time to upload them all.
Please note that the signs at Harvey Hadden regarding parking and RingGo may not be covered up this weekend but we have been fully informed (and in writing) that parking is FREE all weekend and there is no need to register on the app.
Please click here for the live results and scoreboard from the 2020 County Championships
For information to all swimmers, officials, coaches and spectators. Please be advised that when entering Water Meadows we are NOT to use the back ramp to enter the venue but must use the main entrance.