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Action needed now to #saveleisure


Yesterday’s announcement that Ponds Forge International Sports Centre in Sheffield is to remain closed indefinitely should send shock waves around the country and a clear message for all affected: the leisure industry needs urgent financial help.

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Emergency funding package needed to save leisure industry


Five months in lockdown is unimaginable yet here we are, and the impact of COVID-19 continues to hit hard with the long term future of swimming pools and leisure facilities now hanging in the balance with almost half of all UK public leisure facil...

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Scottish Governing Bodies of Sport united in drive to reopen facilities


As a sector, we are disappointed that the indicative timescale for a return to sport is not sooner. We have submitted evidence in mitigation of any risk to public health and ask for clarification as to what more compelling information is required...

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Scottish Swimming Chief Executive on the first steps back to the water


We said in our Back to the Water route map the first step under the Government title of “professional sport” would be an important one in providing learning for the opening of facilities for the whole sport. We have made some good progress with th...

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Learn to Swim Ambassadors Welcome being Back to the Water


Scotland’s performance swimmers and Learn to Swim Ambassadors are delighted to be back training at the National Swimming Academy based at the University of Stirling. These first steps towards getting “Back to the Water” and a return to aquatics ha...

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New Guidance Documents for Phase 3


In line with the easing of some restrictions for Phase 3 following yesterday’s Scottish Government announcement we have released new guidance which takes into account the Phase 3 changes.

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Response to Government announcement moving to Phase Three


As a nation it’s welcome news that we are moving into Phase 3 of the Scottish Government route map. We mentioned last week that it would be Phase 3 at the earliest before pools may re-open and based on the latest government announcement today it l...

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Back to the Water – First Steps


Last week the Scottish Government announced a number of different dates to begin to ease some of the lockdown restrictions and move into Phase 2 of their Route Map. Welcome news with an indication from Public Health Scotland that the country is b...

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Resumption of Performance Sport - athletes given green light to get “Back to the Water”


Scottish Swimming welcomes the latest guidelines published by the Scottish Government earlier today, which will provide the opportunity for a number of elite athletes to get back to the water over the next seven days.

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Back to the Water Guidance Hub


As the Scottish Government continues to progress Phase 2 of the route map out of lockdown, Scottish Swimming continues to progress our own Back to the Water guidelines, which we will publish on the new COVID-19 Guidance Hub on the Scottish Swimmin...

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