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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. 

Club Resources

  • COVID-19 Competition and Club Activity Guidelines
  • COVID-19 Return to Pool Information & Templates
  • 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:

    UPDATED 7 October 2020 SV Return to Play Plan - Return of Swimming in Club Environments

    Victorian Government Roadmap for Reopening - Current Stages for Metro Melbourne & Regional Victoria

    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.

    Vic Govt Free Downloadable  COVID Safe Signage, Posters & Templates

    Club Return to Play Plan Template

    Club Safety Plan Template

    Club Return to Swimming Checklist Template

    Club Member Return to Training Questionnaire Template

    Training Attendance Register Template

    COVID-19 Positive Result Plan Template

    Swimming & Training Social Distancing Layout

    Club Finance Checklist

    Club Safety Coordinator Responsibilities

    ASC Simple Checklist for sporting organisations

    Return to Play - Coach Feedback

    Swimming Victoria, in conjunction with ASCTA, continue to support and work with the Victorian Government in response to COVID-19. Following is recent correspondence from SV and ASCTA to Vic Govt.

    Letter to VicSport 31 Aug 2020

    Victorian Aquatic Industry Alliance - Media Release (Sept 20)

    Victorian Aquatic Industry Alliance - Media Release (Oct 20)

     

  • Swimming Victoria Competition Updates & Advice
  • Competitions Committee Update (17-11-2020)

    The Competitions & Pathways Committee have confirmed the competition information for the Victorian Sprint Championships & Victorian Country Championships commencing in January 2021. These will be made available to members soon. 

    The remaining 2020/21 competition calendar was also confirmed and approved by the SV Board. This will also be made available to members soon.

    The Committee also began planning the 2021/22 Competition Calendar with this being a focus for the upcoming meetings and leading into 2021. 

    Club & District Competitions Update (09-11-2020):

    Swimming Victoria are working on developing a Club Competition Guideline document to assist Clubs who may be looking to host a potential approved qualifying meet. Before publishing this document Swimming Victoria are ensuring we have clarity on all possible restrictions that are in place for swimming pools and community sport and also the requirements to host a COVIDSafe event. As soon as we have this document confirmed and as up to date as possible it will be published here and communicated to all clubs and districts.

    Competitions Committee Update (13-10-2020)

    The Competitions & Pathways Committee are continuing to plan for the commencement of the season in January 2021. The Committee are working on finalising programs and qualifying times for the Sprint Championships & Country Championships which will ensure a COVIDSafe event can be conducted. Further discussions will occur during the November meeting once more government information is made available in regards to easing restrictions and community sport allowances.

    The Committee are also working on the remainder of the 2020/21 season to determine which competitions will be able to be conducted. Further information will be made available as soon as possible.


    2020/21 SEASON UPDATE (07-10-2020)

    2020 Short Course Competition Update | News Article

    Complete 2020/21 Competition Calendar


    Competitions Committee Update (15-09-2020)

    The Competitions & Pathways Committee have made a recommendation to the Swimming Victoria Board in relation to the 2020 Short Course competitions. The outcome will be announced by Swimming Victoria the week beginning 5th October 2020. 

    The Committee will continue planning for the 2020/21 season and a return to competition. 


    Competitions Committee Update (21-08-2020)

    The Competitions & Pathways Committee are continuing to plan for a return to competition during the 2020/21 season.

    2020 Short Course competitions will be reviewed at the September meeting following the next major Victorian Government announcement.

    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. 


    2020/21 SEASON UPDATE (21-07-2020)

    Return to Competition Plan

    Complete 2020/21 Competition Calendar


    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.

    Club Competitions:

    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.

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