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noenergy Wed 11-Mar-20 12:57:42

Just wondering what the attitude is with going swimming. Are people just continuing with their children's swimming lessons?

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Crunchymum Wed 11-Mar-20 12:58:54

Last lesson was cancelled (they didn't say why) but yes we'll continue going.

Magpiefeather Wed 11-Mar-20 12:59:19

Yes we are still going!

soundsystem Wed 11-Mar-20 13:03:16

We're still going, for now. We've had an update from our swim school with the now familiar advice about washing our hands, not attending if we have symptoms or have been to any of the countries on the list, and assuring us there are no suspected cases associated with the venue.

DD is still going to school, which I would think poses more of a risk. If and when the schools close we'll take a view on swimming, assuming it doesn't stop at the same time anyway.

ritzbiscuits Wed 11-Mar-20 13:12:13

Yes we are keeping up with all activities while school is open. If that changes I'll have to reassess if we stop.

Deelish75 Wed 11-Mar-20 13:24:28

We are continuing (in fact I've been for a swim myself this morning)

I was listening to a scientist yesterday on the radio and he was saying as long as the pool is chlorinated to correct levels it's fine to keep swimming. Just remember the virus may still be on door handles/lockers/toilet doors etc.

noenergy Wed 11-Mar-20 14:25:04

Think I'm more worried about sitting in close proximity with 10-15 other parents squished on a bench as there is no where else to sit or stand.

As I had assumed that the chlorine would kill all bacteria

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Pinkpeanut27 Wed 11-Mar-20 16:24:09

I am wondering go about this . Would you change your mi d about swimming if there had been a confirmed case in your town ?

LemonSucker Wed 11-Mar-20 16:26:18

No I am not going. Not keen on the idea of swimming in coronasoupgrin

Jerseygaly Wed 11-Mar-20 16:27:11

Chlorine doesn't kill evrrything. Not sure about this but Guardia and some other diarrhoea one.
I think children are higher risk in the pool as more likely to swallow water

YoursTunbridgeWells Wed 11-Mar-20 16:34:50

Swim England advice

There are a lot of very busy swim meets being held this weekend.

DisasterousManagementPlan Wed 11-Mar-20 18:23:31

We got the swim england advice from our club too. DS has a gala to go to on Saturday and training is proceeding as normal.

There are a lot of people looking to get qualifying times at this time of year.

Varnajo Tue 27-Oct-20 19:04:01

Hai , anyone sending children to swimming classes

CycleWoman Tue 27-Oct-20 19:12:12

I’m going myself and it’s been very well organised. Booking slots so only a few people, one way system for changing etc.

Kids still doing lessons and these have changed to be more socially distant.

Waxonwaxoff0 Tue 27-Oct-20 19:13:03

Mine is back at lessons.

Deelish75 Tue 27-Oct-20 19:27:17

DD went to some during the summer holidays, she was supposed to move up but due to social distancing there isn’t enough space in that class. (Now on the waiting list)
I go myself weekly and it fine. The cubicles and lockers are numbered and we’re told which one to use. They are cleaned before and afterwards - I feel it is as safe as they can make it.

Punkpumpkin Tue 27-Oct-20 21:13:11

Yes we’re still going. Dc are still at school etc so 30 mins swimming feels very minor compared to that.

They’re still doing other clubs dance etc too.

goodnightsugarpop Tue 27-Oct-20 21:41:30

I try to take my 6 month old swimming once a week, he loves it, he's turning into a proper little water baby. Was chatting to another mum in the pool a few weeks ago saying we've never seen the place so quiet or so clean - a covid silver lining!

jelly79 Tue 27-Oct-20 21:46:00

Yes I have been

cologne4711 Tue 27-Oct-20 22:04:28

Yes ds and I go every week. I think swallowing the water is probably a good thing, as the chlorine will kill anything you've breathed in. I don't use the changing rooms currently but might start soon as it will be too cold to come out wet.

3littlewords Wed 28-Oct-20 04:46:18

Tier 3 area , my ds is back at swimming lessons. They need to arrive ready to swim ( costumes under clothes undress poolside) temperature checks on arrival, separate changing areas after the lessons, parents to wear a mask at all times

cleverknot Wed 28-Oct-20 11:07:36

Parents aren't allowed to sit indoors where we are; parents have to wait outside. It's presumed that's in a car. The kids are chucked out the door in wet costumes, barefoot soaking wet so I imagine no one is taking kid to lessons unless they have a car to whisk child into.

OpheliasCrayon Wed 28-Oct-20 11:22:04

Still going.

But I haven't arranged swimming lessons yet (we left our last school anyway just before lockdown for various un covid related reasons).

I don't want to book new ones now as I fear we will end up having more restrictions and I'll just lose the money. If that wasn't likely (in my view) I'd go ahead.

We still go swimming though but we are extremely lucky to live next to a swimming pool so always got changed and showered at home anyway before all this.

sanityisamyth Wed 28-Oct-20 12:17:37

DS has only had one swimming since March (was last week). It's now half term and I'm in Wales so we're locked down again. The swim school doesn't know when they'll be able to reopen again ...

frozendaisy Wed 28-Oct-20 12:55:11


Parents aren't allowed to sit indoors where we are; parents have to wait outside. It's presumed that's in a car. The kids are chucked out the door in wet costumes, barefoot soaking wet so I imagine no one is taking kid to lessons unless they have a car to whisk child into.


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