We are going through an unprecedented time as we work together to suppress the COVID-19 Pandemic. At Swimming Victoria we are working hard to support our clubs during this time while also making sure the sport is ready and better than ever when the pools open again. We will continually update the resources below to help your club committee through this challenging time. Please check back to this page regularly as the situation evolves.
Swimming Victoria has developed a 'Frequently asked Questions' Documents specifically in relation to the covid-19 situation. Click here to read the FAQ's
The Victorian Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) releases an update daily on the current situation. These can be accessed here. All clubs are now encouraged to consider new ways of operating and delivering services to their members. Please see the resources below to help you achieve this.
- COVID-19 Return to Pool Information & Templates
- Competition Updates & Advice
Swimming Victoria has now released their framework for the return of swimming in club Environments. To view the document, please click on the following link:
The following templates are available to be used by Club's and Coaches to assist with their preparation to return to the pool. All templates can be copied to a Club letterhead to form part of the Clubs COVID-19 Return to the Pool Processes. Clubs can choose to use all or some of these guides but must always abide by the governments current regulations.
The advice and information in these guidelines and associated templates are of a general nature only. They do not constitute legal or other professional advice and ought not be relied upon without seeking specific advice applicable to your circumstances.
2020/21 SEASON UPDATE (21-07-2020)
Competitions Committee Update (14-07-2020)
The Competitions & Pathways Committee are continuing to plan for 2021 competitions.
Event programs for short course competitions will be reviewed at the August meeting following the next Victorian Government advice at the conclusion of the State of Emergency (August 16th).
The Committee will continue to re-evaluate the calendar and ensure it provides a meaningful and logical return to competition for all members in Victoria.
Competitions Update (30-06-2020)
Due to the current situation our sport and wider swimming community are facing in response to COVID-19, Swimming Victoria has made the decision to postpone the commencement of the 2020/21 Competition season. All short course competitions scheduled to begin in August will now begin in November 2020. Further details on specific competition dates will be communicated to all members in the coming weeks.
Competitions Committee Update (23-06-2020)
The Competitions & Pathways Committee has developed an alternative solution for the 2020/21 Competition Calendar which will be put forward for approval to the SV Board of Directors at their upcoming meeting.
Once a decision is made Swimming Victoria will communicate these changes to all members.
Competitions Committee Update (19-05-2020)
The Competitions & Pathways Committee would like to advise of the following:
Preparations are still continuing to commence for the 20/21 competition season as planned from 1st July.
Potential date changes to the 2020/21 competition calendar are being discussed. Once further Victorian government advice is confirmed on the 21st June the Committee will discuss this impact at the next meeting.
Discussions around virtual competitions are still taking place at the club, district, and state level.
More detailed information will be made available after the next meeting on 23rd June.
Competitions Committee Update (23-04-2020)
The Competitions and Pathways Committee would like to advise that preparations to commence the 20/21 competition season as planned from the 1st July will still continue. A calendar of current scheduled dates can be found here.
The Committee have held discussions regarding potential changes to the 2020/21 Competition calendar, particularly the Short Course season should the covid-19 pandemic continue to interrupt plans. The Committee will reconvene once further Victorian Government advice is provided on the 11th May, to continue these discussions.
Virtual competitions were considered as an alternate solution and will be discussed further during the May meeting should there be no change to the availability of pools or training in the foreseeable future.
Swimming Victoria is developing a Return to Competition Plan which will include resources for Clubs and Districts to guide them through their return to competition. Further information will be released in the coming weeks.
- Club Webinars
- Webinar PDF Slides
- Webinar Video Replay
- SV Model Rules
- Assoc Incorporations Reform Act 2012 Checklist
- Updated Guide for Sports COVID19 & Virtual AGM's
- Application for Extension of Time re AGM or lodging Docs
- Club Support
- Coach Resources
Swimming Victoria is releasing a series of webinars to help club committees through this challenging time. Clubs are encouraged to sign up to the webinar as they are available to registered individuals after the actual session time as an ongoing resource.
Date: Thursday 13 August 2020
Topic: The three 'R's of Volunteers – Recruit, Retain and Reward - Register
2020/21 Season Update - 22 July
Child Safety in a COVID World - 16 July
Dealing with the lockdown 2.0 - 15 July
Returning to sport update - 28 May
Click on links below to view webinar and related documents
Coming Soon - Club Development Webinar Series:
13 Aug 5:00pm The 3 R's of Volunteers - Recruit, Reward, Retain
27 Aug 5:00pm Risk Management - It's Not Just About The Money
Register Here for any or all of the above webinars or the link below to replay past webinars.
Previous Webinars can be accessed via signing up for a free account and searching for Swimming Victoria here https://my.webinarninja.com/webinar-finder