Monday, June 29, 2020

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.

The guidance highlights a further easing of restrictions on training for performance and professional athletes, coaches and support staff in Scotland, and which will see the opening of the National Swimming Academy, Stirling.

Euan Lowe, Chief Executive of Scottish Swimming, said of the new guidance:

“This is a good step in the right direction and will help our athletes keep their Olympic and Paralympic preparations on track. We have been working hard with partners sportscotland, British Swimming and the University of Stirling to support this process and see this as an important first step to help inform the wider return to aquatics across the whole sport.

“In the meantime guidance documents about a return to aquatics in Scotland continue to be developed in a careful and considered way for a return for the whole sport, with Scottish Swimming working with key partners including the Scottish Government, sportscotland, Public Health Scotland as well as Pool Providers from across Scotland. These documents can only be published once approved by sportscotland and the Scottish Government. “

Our latest guidance documents can be found HERE.

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