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Children across Scotland celebrate as swimming lessons restart

15/09/2020

THOUSANDS of youngsters are set to return to swimming pools across Scotland as swimming lessons restart following the six-month closure caused by the Coronavirus pandemic.

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Scottish Governing Bodies Forum and Executive Group Statement

02/09/2020

This week marks an important next step towards the return of sport in communities across the country with indoor sports courts and swimming pools now able to reopen in line with the latest Scottish Government public health guidance.

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First Steps Back to the Water

31/08/2020

Today, for the first time in nearly six months, a small number of club swimmers will be able to experience their first pool swim after lockdown. This follows the Government announcement on 20th August that pools can open from 31st August.

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Scottish Swimming and Scottish Water Learn to Swim Partnership Extended

31/08/2020

Scottish Swimming and Scottish Water's Learn to Swim partnership which has helped to create 100,000-strong new generation of young, safe swimmers through Leisure Trusts and Aquatic Providers across Scotland, is being extended for a fourth year, in...

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Back to the water guidance documents

21/08/2020

Scottish Swimming is pleased to share guidance documents highlighting new measures to help ensure a safe return to our sport. Through direct dialogue with the Scottish Government, Scottish Swimming has provided detailed information for clubs, pool...

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Swimming pools finally given green light to reopen

20/08/2020

Twenty-three weeks after lockdown measures were introduced, swimming pools have been given the green light to reopen in Scotland from Monday 31st August. The 300+ pages of clear, thorough and robust guidance submitted by Scottish Swimming have inf...

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Joint statement on a return to sport

20/08/2020

In recent months a wide range of partners across the sporting system, including the Scottish Government, sportscotland, Scottish Governing Bodies of Sport (SGBs), local authorities and leisure trusts, the third sector, as well as the further and h...

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Crucial week for sport in Scotland

17/08/2020

Thursday will see the First Minister provide her three week review of Scotland’s route map out of lockdown, with encouraging signs that the review could see an earlier opening for swimming pools and indoor sports facilities than the indicative dat...

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Action needed now to #saveleisure

13/08/2020

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

11/08/2020

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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