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THE CLUB’s HISTORY
Rochford and District Swimming Club (RADS) was founded in 1978 at the request of Rochford District Council with the purpose of developing sport in the district.
Its inception was largely brought about by the completion of the Clements Hall swimming pool, which at the time boasted the only eight-
The club meets on Tuesday and Thursday evenings at Clements Hall throughout the whole year, the only exception being over the Christmas period.
HOW THE CLUB IS RUN
Like most other swimming clubs RADS is run and managed by volunteers, members and parents who give their own time in a variety of roles to ensure that the Club runs smoothly and continues to meet its legal obligations and its obligations to the sport.
We welcome new members under our Disability Swimming programme, please call us for full details.
You can view all the 2020 competition and events but only the ADDITIONAL information is displayed on the desktop website.
The benefits of joining a swim team at an early age will last a lifetime. Besides the comfort of knowing that your little angel will be okay when he or she goes over to a friend’s house who happens to have a pool in the backyard, there are numerous other advantages.
Important Information for RETURN TO TRAINING
It was 184 days ago that we had to temporarily close RADS and cease training due to the Coronavirus Pandemic. None of us thought we would be out of the water for quite this amount of time! We are however delighted that training will resume on Sunday 27th September 2020. We have had to plan our return with meticulous detail and we will have to operate under very strict guidelines as directed by Swim England for sometime to come. . As we are sure you are all aware, we have been given limited pool time by Fusion Lifestyle under 'Phase 1' of our return to training, therefore we have had to make changes to our timetabling to try to ensure that we can accommodate as many of our members back to training in our initial start up. It is with regret, that a small number of our members will not have a training session under 'Phase 1' however we will endeavour to include those swimmers under 'Phase 2' as soon as we are able to.
The lanes that our members have been grouped into is based on their ability and speed prior to Lockdown. Our lanes can only operate with a maximum of 8 swimmers per lane therefore, you may find that the session that has been offered is different to pre lockdown. When we move to 'Phase 2' of our reopening our pool time will gradually increase and we will have a little more flexibility in our timetable. Currently this is the timetable we will be working with and the lane each swimmer has been allocated will be their 'bubble' moving forward.
This has not been an easy process but we are hoping that all of our members will work with us to ensure that we can return to training in a safe and very different way to what we are used to.
You will find, shown below :
Both forms * must be downloaded, completed and returned to us before you will be allowed to enter the facility and return to training. These can either be sent in the post to:
Kimberley Shelley (RADS Covid Lead)
or can be returned to the RADS desk on Sunday 27th September between 2.45pm and 4.30pm. All forms must be received by Sunday 27th September to return to training either on Sunday 27th or the w/c Monday 28th September.
Should you have any queries relating to the forms or our return to training under Covid-
All the documents are provided in PDF format for easy download to your PC or iMac. If you do not have a PDF Reader, please select HERE and it will take you to Adobe’s page so you can safely download. Do Not tick the boxes to install the additional optional software.
Finally, we are going to require some help during our training sessions. We require volunteers to become 'Covid Liaison officers'. We, as a club have to have Covid Liaisons present at every session and for the entire duration of each session. We are looking for anyone who could put themselves forward to be included in a pool of volunteers that we can arrange into a rota system to ensure that every session is covered by 2 Covid Liaisons. As a Covid Liaison you will attend your scheduled sessions and make sure that all protocols set by the 'Covid Lead' as documented in the RADS Risk Assessment' are in place, working and being followed by both coaches and swimmers. You will be required to speak to any members or workforce who are seen to be breaking protocols. You will lastly be required to report back to the 'Covid Lead' if any protocols need to be amended or improved. It all sounds very formal but in essence, you will be on poolside to oversee that swimmers and coaches are ensuring that everything they do is Covid safe to the best of their ability. Without volunteers we will not be able to run our training sessions. If anyone is willing to volunteer some of their time (even if it is only to cover your own child's session) please comment on this post and Kimberley will make contact with you.
We thank your for your continued support, in what has been a long 6 months away from training.
Documents you can Download, View or Save to your computer
We know that on most smartphones you may not be able to save the document but nevertheless we are providing the ability to View these files
Phase 1 Lane list/timetable
RADS PowerPoint now shown in PDF
RADS Facility Poster
Risk awareness Declaration form
“Return To Training”
Return To Training Fees
19th Sept. 2020