Guernsey Press

GSC return to the pool after 58 days out

THE hard work starts in earnest now for Guernsey Swimming Club members with big ambitions.

The Guernsey Swimming Club have returned to training as the island moved to stage three of the exit from lockdown. (29362426)

The club resumed lessons and training this week, after 58 days out of the pool, now that Guernsey has entered stage three of the exit from lockdown.

Head coach Naomi Wakeford was delighted to be back.

‘It is really great to get our swimmers back into the pool and we have rescheduled this year’s competitive calendar to restart after an eight-week block of training,’ she said.

‘Although some county and regional events in the UK have been cancelled or postponed, it is anticipated that there will be some quality events held in the later part of this year, which will be essential for our competitive swimmers hoping to qualify for National events and the Commonwealth Games in 2022.

‘We appreciate all the work that Public Health have put in to keep this lockdown as short as possible and we hope that we can get all our swimmers, from preschool to adults, back into the water in line with the Bailiwick Blueprint.’

GSC president Chris Butt added: ‘We are really pleased for all of our swimmers to resume their activities in the pool.

‘We would like to thank our members, teachers, volunteers, parents and swimmers for the support they brought to the club during this period of uncertainty and cannot wait to see them all once again.’

The last time GSC swimmers competed in the UK was in early 2020 for the Hampshire County Championships.