The news we have all been waiting for. That Covid-19 restrictions will be lifted for swimming pools and we will again be able to swim in the pool from 18 May 2021.
Session times are as follows
Tuesday 19:00 – 19:45
Thursday 19:15 – 20:00
Saturday 08:00 – 08:45
Under Tier 2 guidelines swimming clubs for over 18’s can continue. However they have been very specific about the need for distancing to be adhered to both before, during and after the session.
All swimmers are to wear facial covering on entering and exiting the building. On entry to the building all swimmers will have their temperature taken.
Single lane sessions are still permitted under the new rules however they have clearly stated that distancing in the lanes must be adhered to at all times, this includes when swimmers are gathered at the end of the lanes. All swimmers in the individual lanes are to respect the distancing regulations, especially if they are not part of the same household/support bubble.
Please do not come to a session if you are feeling unwell.
At the club’s recent AGM, long standing Committee member and Chairman, Paul Mason, decided to stand down, after playing an instrumental part in all of the clubs activities over the last 25 years. Steered by Paul’s vision, the club has continued to operate successfully, always with a heavy focus on the club’s membership.
Alan Rose was voted in as Chairman and said “on behalf of the committee, I would like to thank Paul for all of his hard work and leadership over these years and as the new incoming Chairman I am extremely grateful for his continued support and the example he has set for me to follow. Paul will continue to swim with the club, so you will have plenty of opportunities to pass on any thanks you may have personally. “
The committee decided to forfeit membership fees for December and payment can commence again in the new year.
Prices for swims are now :
£15 a month for one swim a week
£20 a month for two or three swims a week – this includes ASA membership.
August: no pool swim on Wednesday evenings at Weymouth swimming pool. Sea swimming at Greenhill instead – dates and time will be posted in due course
At the AGM is was agreed to change the name from Weyport Masters Swimming Club to Weyport Swimmers to reflect that is for swimmers of all ages (18+) and abilities whether for fitness, to improve their technique for open water swimming, triathlons or traditional competitive swimming.
It provides a comprehensive schedule for every swimming session throughout the year for swimmers to use as and when they need to. It is run for the swimmers by the swimmers who volunteer and is non-profit making with the exclusive use of a swimming pool three times a week giving the choice of six lanes to swim in under the watchful eye of coach Kate Mason who is also on the pool side for individual coaching on most Wednesday evenings.
Collecting cash fees for every session is now dated and was an onerous task. Also, the pool costs have to be met every month of the year regardless of the number of swimmers attending. It was unanimously agreed by all the members attending the AGM plus the Committee that from 1st January 2018 members be asked to commit to a twelve-month standing order.
For one sessions per week £15.00 per month
For two sessions per week £20.00 per month
For three sessions per week £25.00 per month
Members may choose which sessions they wish to attend each week and will be required to sign a register for each swim.
There will no longer be an Annual Membership Fee of £35.00 making the above, hopefully, a very attractive proposition for current members as your first two or three standing orders just cover this leaving the remaining months to cover a full year of swimming at a very reasonable rate even if you do not swim every week or even all year.
New members will be allowed to swim for up to two sessions prior to committing to the standing order and will be required to pay £6.00 for those sessions. Extra sessions for members will also be £6.00 per swim.