Thursday, April 30, 2020

2020 Awards Evening Cancelled

After careful consideration Scottish Swimming has taken the decision to cancel the 2020 Awards Event, which was due to take place in Edinburgh in September.

Our Awards Event has been a sell-out event in recent years and is a real highlight in the calendar, celebrating our aquatics community, from athletes to volunteers, from Clubs to Local Authority Partners.  Aside from the enforced suspension of aquatics activities and the cancellation of events across the UK and worldwide, we recognise that many of our members will have been personally affected by the Coronavirus, and with that in mind, we did not feel it appropriate to hold the event this year.

September 2020 is also when our AGM was scheduled for, and while we still plan to hold an AGM at this time, we are awaiting details around any continued social distancing restrictions, which is currently helping us all keep safe. With this in mind we are giving full consideration to holding this meeting on a virtual platform, while ensuring AGM business can proceed as ‘normal’ with full transparency of Scottish Swimming provided for our membership. We are working with Council on this and will issue an update on this as soon as we can confirm our plans.

In the meantime we hope all our members are staying safe, keeping well and following Government and NHS guidelines.

NHS Inform Scotland website

Scottish Government Coronavirus guidance website

UK Government Coronavirus guidance website