Unfortunately the decision has been taken to cancel / postpone the Sprint Meet which was due to take place on Sunday at Darwen.
The decision has been taken in consultation with BwD Leisure following the Government’s announcement to implement increased social distancing, avoid crowds gathering and carrying out any unnecessary travel. Swim England has also cancelled a number of their forthcoming events due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.
We understand the frustration of those who were due to compete but the health and wellbeing of our members, coaches and volunteers is of paramount importance to us.
It is our intention to reschedule the Sprint Meet as soon as it is safe to do so.
Entry fees will be held as a credit for the rescheduled gala or a refund can be requested by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. There will also be the opportunity to request a refund if the date of the rescheduled gala is unsuitable.
Swim England made the following statement on 16th March regarding club swimming training:
“At present the Government has not closed schools or restricted school activity and therefore we do not see any reason why clubs should not continue with their training programmes in their own environment within the guidelines of the facility”
Chorley Marlins training is planned to continue as scheduled including training as normal this Sunday. Active Nation has implemented new cleaning measures to combat COVID-19 and the chlorine within swimming pools will help to kill the virus. The club will continue to follow Government and Swim England advice and guidance. An update is expected this evening from Swim England. Changes may be required to training and will be posted on our website. To keep up to date you can sign up for our newsletter here