Orion News Brief

Posted by Robin Surgeoner on Aug 14 2020 at 04:21AM PDT

Thank You

Firstly Orion would like to thank every member for your patience and understanding through what continues to be very difficult and stressful times. We appreciate that for those we are still not able to offer swimming to, this is even more frustrating, and as lockdown eases and hopefully we get more pool time we will be able to begin to extend what we can offer throughout the club.

We would also like to thank all those parents who have and are continuing to volunteer their services, ensuring that the are Pod sessions can run safely and efficiently, and to all the swimmers for observing the rules and behaving impeccably.

It is also lovely to see so many swimmers continuing with our land work whether they are back in the pool yet or not.

Swim Kit

Again, whether you are in the pool already or preparing to be back in the pool as soon as possible, now is the time to ensure that your kit bags are stocked and ready for any training requirements, check out that you have enough costumes that fit you after four months of growing, and this includes fins. Also please have in your kit, two hats,(Have Orion hats if needed – Robin) two pairs of goggles, hand paddles, pull buoy, kick board (streamline preferably), snorkel and fins, and a tennis ball.

Observing Isolation

Thanking the COVID Team and Coaches and Parents for making and keeping swimming safe for all at Orion. I would like to remind you that if you have been abroad to a destination that the Government have implemented a isolation period, it is imperative for everyones safety that all isolation periods are fully observed, this is not not only a club requirement, this is mandated by law. This is for all activities not just swimming at Orion – If you have been to any of the countries on the isolation list you must stay at home for 14 days after you have returned. If anyone is found to have broken this period, in anyway, then we will need to investigate and potentially have to suspend all swimming for two weeks and be reported. No one would want this to happen, so please put the safety of others as your priority and help us ensure that we can continue to provide safe, Corona free training, as far as we possibly can.


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