Wellingborough Amateur Swimming Club

COVID-19 Outbreak


Friday 20th March 2020


RE: Training

To all WASC parents & swimmers:


Since our recent announcement less than 48 hours ago, many factors have changed in this very fast moving situation.


The WASC committee have been working hard behind the scenes speaking to our volunteers, our neighbouring clubs, our pool providers and other suppliers. Following a vote yesterday evening, we have taken the decision to postpone all training for the foreseeable future. The final session will be held on Saturday morning and our pool providers have agreed to cancel our rental agreements from Sunday onwards.


We will continually monitor the situation, as I am sure all of you will be, and we will give you updates when they become available.


We are entering into unknown territory and it is important to us that you all stay safe during this unprecedented period for our club and our Country.


Thank you for your continued support and please, please take care.


WASC Committee 



RE: Payments

To all WASC parents & swimmers:


Following our announcement regarding the postponement of all training, we would like to confirm the following.


To support our members at this difficult time, WASC will be offering all members a payment break during the postponement of training. It is the responsibility of the person making the monthly payments to cancel their standing order before the next payment is due on 1st April, once payment is made we will not be making any refunds. WASC has a very small volunteer finance team and we do not intend to increase their workload having to administer refunds for those who have not taken the necessary action themselves.


We confirm that all current members will be offered their place back at the club, following our return to training, and no re-enrolment fee will be applied.    


We hope this decision will help our membership during this turbulent period.


Thank you for your continued support and stay safe.


WASC Committee 


Thursday 19th March 2020


Swim England FAQs


Wednesday 18th March 2020


To all WASC parents & swimmers:


Due to the ongoing uncertainty caused by the Coronavirus outbreak, we would confirm that all Waendel based training sessions and lessons will continue until further notice.


Training at Oundle has already been cancelled and the Scott Bader pool have now closed until further notice.


We are reviewing the movement of Scott Bader pool users to other sessions at Waendel and they will hear via separate communication.


Currently we have 3 of our main squad coaches in isolation, so there may be different coaches present during your training, and we trust all coaches will be given the respect and support they deserve.


We are entering unknown territory and the situation is likely to change very quickly, so please keep viewing the website for updates.


Thank you for your continued support and please take care.


WASC Committee


Tuesday 17th March 2020


Swim England Statement

British Swimming Statement (Events)


Monday 16th March 2020


Swim England Statement (Events)


Updated 11:05 20/03/20 (MM)