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April 2021

Pools opening

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APRIL 12th

A little update given the swim excitement of late! So glad to have some water access back at last. Trust you have all been keeping well. The LonFields lido session resumes next Sunday and our lake at Stubbers (https://www.stubbers.co.uk) is now into week3 and warming up nicely!. Fingers crossed Spring arrives soon.

WHEN CAN INDOOR FITNESS RESUME?

Sadly indoor adult group sports are not back until May 17th at earliest and for some bizarre reason swimming in a lane with 5sec gaps due to a coach being on poolside is considered a group sport. So LB, Mile End and Putney are still a way off.

SOME GOOD NEWS RE CHLORINE & COVID

Recent news – SWIM POOLS/CHLORINE effect on COVID https://www.swimming.org/…/swimming-pool-water…/
Maybe if anyone in Govt reads this report it might speed up in terms of pools/clubs being allowed access sooner.

CAN I SWIM WITH SFT YET?

If you have credit on your account from any sessions booked last year of course while waiting you can use them for 121s which did start this week at Nuffield Shoreditch (https://www.nuffieldhealth.com/gyms/shoreditch/swimming-pool)or of course the lake is open but still only 10degrees! It would be great if you can join us there.

HOW YOU CAN HELP SFT!

Obviously with so many owed so much session credit, pools reopening to us is great but we will have very little income for a while longer but wages and pool hire bills to pay. You can use your credit to buy https://sessioninabottle.com which are available as well to help your solo swims in the public lanes until we can all get back to it fully. Just email dan@swimfortri.com and which ones you want and we can take care of it.

TRAINING WITH THE PUBLIC

If you have access to a pool and need some guidance our 2 week return to swim plan (https://store.swimfortri.co.uk) is available free and we did just release this in conjunction with the OSS. https://www.outdoorswimmingsociety.com This plan starts this week and is very gentle! could be done in OW or a pool.
I have just started writing again for https://outdoorswimmer.com so look out for another session to follow there if you subscribe.
Hope everyone is well and healthy and excited to be getting back to swimming
All good wishes
Dan and all the SFT gang.