Swim Ireland announced yesterday that all regional and national competitions originally scheduled to take place between now and the end of this season (August 2020) will no longer take place. This decision has not been taken lightly and follows the most recent decrees of both the Irish and UK governments.
Swim Ireland felt that it was important at this time to reassure athletes – and all of those who work with and for them – that there is no urgent need during these difficult times to be back in a swimming pool to prepare for a regional or national competition.
For those of our members for whom the pinnacle of your swimming season was to compete in their Regional Championships, the Irish Open Championships, Irish Summer National Championships or the Irish National Division 2 Competition, we understand that this news is likely to be very disappointing.
However Swim Ireland were concerned that there might be a level of stress and anxiety related to competitions still on the horizon, whilst the opportunity to train in the pool was not available and they felt that it was important to give clarity on the matter to allow any such worries to end.
All club meets for the rest of the 2019/2020 season are also to be cancelled.
Stay fit & active
Fermoy SC encourages our members to stay fit and active, within government and HSE/Public Health guidelines and Swim Ireland will work each and every week on providing you with the means and method of doing this, so when the time is right to jump back into you pool, you are in a good place to resume your training and preparation for a new season ahead.
Please keep an eye on the Swim Ireland website, and our own club website too, for useful land training tips you can use at home during this time.
We wish all our members and parents well during the next while. We urge everyone to obey the government guidelines and to get their information from reliable sources. Stay safe everyone.