We hope you and your families are keeping well.
As Lockdown 2 is due to come to an end next week we would like to update you on training.
Training is normally suspended for two weeks in December for the Christmas break and sessions normally have lower attendance levels, therefore we have decided to delay the resumption of Chorley Marlins training until week commencing 4th January 2021. We will provide further details of this nearer the time.
Some members have made payment for November training fees, this can be carried forwards or a refund can be requested by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
Our hope is that in 2021 the situation will improve and that training will return to normal levels as more pool time becomes available and restrictions are eased. Swim England has produced a roadmap for the return to swimming competition with Level 4 competitions delivered by clubs in the first instance once government guidelines and the situation re the pandemic allows.
There is work to do to build the Club after a very challenging year and we would like to hear from anyone who could give some time to help out and there are opportunities to get involved with the Committee.
Thank you for your continued support.
Unfortunately, due to the second national lockdown restrictions all our training sessions will remain suspended.
We hope to resume training in early December subject to any further Government announcements and the reopening of the swimming pools.
During the lockdown period Chorley Marlins Covid-19 Protocols will be reviewed. We will work with the Leisure Centre management and the Council to plan for a safe return to training at the earliest opportunity.
We know this is disappointing and how important swimming is to so many of our members who have worked hard to regain their fitness after the first lockdown. Remaining active and healthy is a key part of the battle against Covid-19. It continues to be a challenging time for grassroots sport clubs and leisure facilities which are essential so that everyone continues to have the opportunity to participate in the sports they love and be physically active. You can read and sign Swim England's open letter to the Prime Minister here.
We hope you and your families remain safe and well during this trying time.
Thank you for your continued support.
Mini Marlins and Development Group sessions resume on Saturday morning at Brinscall Swimming Pool.
Can monthly standing orders for fees please be restarted for these sessions.
Mini Marlins £22.00
Sort Code: 20-69-85 A/c Number: 73040828 A/c Name: Chorley Marlins ASC.
Please add the swimmers name as reference.
Swimming times are as follows based on their pre lockdown session:
Following the transfer of the management of All Seasons Leisure Centre and Brinscall Swimming Pool to Chorley Council we have updated training times. These are a result of the limited amount pool time we have been offered.
Chorley Marlins Training Times from Monday 12th October
All Seasons, Chorley
Monday 8.00 - 9.30 pm District Squad & Club 3
Tuesday 8.00 - 9.00 pm Improvers
Wednesday 8.00 - 9.30 pm District & Juniors
Thursday 8.00 - 9.30 pm District & JD
Friday 7.00 - 8.00 pm Improvers & Alphas
Friday 8.00 - 9.30 pm JD, Juniors & Intermediates
Brinscall Swimming Pool
Tuesday 8.00 - 9.30 pm Juniors & Intermediates
(Intermediate Squad members can leave at 9.00 pm if required due to the late finish time)
Wednesday 7.30 - 8.30 pm Alphas
Sunday 8.00 - 10.00 am District & JD
All sessions will be reviewed dependent on numbers.
Mini Marlins & Development Squad
These sessions will take place at Brinscall Swimming Pool on Saturday mornings 8.00 - 10.00 am. Please see the table below with your pre-lockdown time and new lesson time:
A reminder that all Chorley Marlins training is currently suspended following the temporary closure of All Seasons and Brinscall Swimming Pool.
The leisure centres are due to reopen on Monday 12th October following Chorley Council bringing the management in house.
As soon as we have information regarding training times after the planned reopening we will share it with members. We hope that we will be offered enough pool time by the new management to be able to resume a full training schedule.
Temporary Closure of Chorley Leisure Centres
Chorley Council has made the following announcement regarding the management of All Seasons Leisure Centre, Clayton Green Leisure Centre and Brinscall Baths:
Over the past 15 years All Seasons Leisure Centre, Clayton Green Sports Centre and Brinscall Swimming Pool have been run by Active Nation. As you may already be aware this contract is coming to an end of the 30th September 2020, with the contract was due to be taken over by another leisure operator on the 1st October.
Unfortunately, due to the Covid-19 pandemic and the impact it has had on the leisure industry, the selected company is no longer in a position to take on the running of the centres.
We know how important these facilities are to the local community, and so have decided to take over the operation of the venues in the Chorley contract ourselves. We think this provides a great opportunity to not only run the venues, but also to improve them; we have begun planning improvements to the buildings and to services to take place in the coming months.
To facilitate a smooth take over, the venues will need to be closed for a short period of time – closing at 2pm on Wednesday 30th September and reopening on Monday 12th October.
Each site remains open for the remainder of September as it has done for the last couple of months
We are excited to move forward as your leisure provider and look forward to welcoming you into our venues again soon.
As a result of the temporary closure of All Seasons and Brinscall Baths the last Chorley Marlins training sessions will be on Tuesday 29th September.
Further announcements will be made once the Committee has had the opportunity to discuss this news. As soon as we have information regarding training times after the planned reopening on 12th October we will share it with members.
It has been a very challenging year for Chorley Marlins and it is extremely disappointing that training has to be paused again. We are hopeful that, with the management of the leisure centres being taken over by the Council, the future will be better and more stable for Chorley Marlins. We would like to think that Chorley Council will be supportive of the Club and that we can get back to a full training schedule as soon as possible.
Thank you to our members and their families for your continued support, it is very much appreciated.
Thank you for your continued support and patience as we continue our return to training. We have received payment of training fees from the majority of members for September. However there are a few that have not yet restarted their standing orders or made payment this month and may have missed the emails sent out.
All Squads (excluding Minis & Development Group):
We would be grateful if members could restart their standing orders for your normal pre-lockdown monthly fees by Friday 25th September. Training fees can be viewed here.
Mini Marlins & Development Squad:
We would be grateful if members could make payment by Friday 25th September for the three sessions that we ran for Minis and Development Squad at Leyland Leisure Centre on
Saturday 12th, Saturday 19th, & Saturday 26th September.
The training fees are £15 for the three weeks at Leyland.
Sort Code: 20-69-85 A/c Number: 73040828 A/c Name: Chorley Marlins ASC. Please add the swimmers name as reference.
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Additional Coronavirus restrictions come into force for Lancashire from Tuesday 22 September.
It is important that as a Club we are doing all we can to minimise the risk of transmission and keep our swimmers, coaches, and families safe. We are therefore asking that swimmers, coaches, volunteers and parents / carers now wear a face covering when entering the building unless exempt.
It is optional for children under the age of 11 as they are not required by law to wear face coverings.
Swimmers and coaches may remove their face coverings on poolside immediately prior to the commencement of the session and will be asked to put the face covering on before leaving the poolside.
It is recommended that they have a named small plastic bag to keep their face covering in during training.
We would also like to remind all members of the importance of social distancing when entering and exiting the building.
As previously announced Minis and Development Squad will be running at Leyland Leisure Centre for the next three Saturdays. We are pleased to have secured pool time there for Saturday 12th, Saturday 19th, & Saturday 26th September. Full details of the times can be read here.
The training fees are £15 for the three weeks.
For those who have paid for one or both of the cancelled Minis sessions at Brinscall please deduct either £5 or £10 from this.
Please make payment before the weekend. This is not required if you have restarted your standing order and made payment this month.
Sort Code: 20-69-85 A/c Number: 73040828 A/c Name: Chorley Marlins ASC
Please add the swimmers name as reference.
As announced here yesterday, once a Health Screening Form has been completed it is not necessary to bring forms to subsequent training sessions, but the Club must be informed of any changes.
A Health Screening form is attached below to complete and bring along this Saturday.
We look forward to seeing you on Saturday and thank you for your continued support.
We are able to make a simplification to our Covid Protocols. For those who have completed health screening forms dated 7th September or after, you no longer need to complete a form for each training session attended.
We will be asking you to sign a declaration confirming that the Club will be informed if your swimmers situation changes and they have symptoms or test positive. In this case they would obviously be unable to attend swimming.
If you have not yet attended a training session this week please complete a Covid Health Screen form when you next attend.