Phase 2 (Monday 7th September – Late December 2020)
As a club, we will be operating at above 95% of our pre-lockdown timetable, with only minor changes being in effect.
Phase 2 – Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
Will showers and changing be available for the midweek morning sessions?
Yes, Richmond Pool have said that swimmers can use the shower and changing facilities after training on a midweek morning. This will be limited to those swimming members travelling directly to school, 6th form, college or work and do not have time to return home. Swimmers that can return home, will still be required to leave the pool ‘beach-ready’
I have work commitments / my child has an early school start time and cannot make midweek morning training sessions?
There is likely to be another swimmer from the group travelling from or in your direction, please try and organise lifts to ensure your swimmer does not miss out.
If swimmers need to leave a midweek morning session early, they are permitted to leave at 7:30am.
Is the 16:30-18:30, Friday PM session for Elite & Age Group a permanent fixture?
It is looking likely the Friday PM session for Elite & Age Group will permanently be at Richmond Pool. The time may differ in Phase 3, to a later start of 5pm – this is dependant on the pool program from January onward.
Is the removal of the Wednesday PM pool session for Elite & Age Group a permanent fixture?
This will be reviewed for Phase 3. The club will need to investigate the cost implementation
Are Junior Potential expected to do both sessions on a Wednesday?
This will be dependant on the age of the swimmer. Within the Squad Development Model, the number of sessions increase with the age of the swimmer; therefore, within squad, different aged swimmers will be recommended a different number of sessions.
If swimmers are allocated to all 5 sessions within the Junior Potential squad, they are expected to do both sessions on a Wednesday.
What will happen with Land Training?
There are still restrictions on group sizes for land-based exercise. Elite & Age Group will either be prescribed a self-directed program, a group session via Zoom or a combined approach.
Junior Potential have submitted their own land training program for Keith to review and monitor.
Junior Development will focus on mastering the RDASC Pre/Post-Pool protocols
Why has ‘Fitness’ squad changed?
‘Fitness’ has been divided into two-groups – Youth Development and Masters. The reason for this is firstly, to try and retain more junior members that are unable to commit to more than 2/3 sessions per week or do not meet the criteria to move up the pathway.
Secondly, by having a specific ‘Masters’ group for our senior age and adult members. We aim to provide structured provision for this cohort of swimmers.