STATEMENT: Pioneer79 Swimming Club Update 17.06.20

17 June 2020 | adminleveridge

Unfortunately, we’re still unable to provide a formal return date to the pool, though some of you may have seen unconfirmed reports in the press and on social media in recent weeks.

Swim England has issued formal guidance and we are in the process of contacting our current pool providers to put a roadmap in place for the resumption of swimming, so we hope to bring you news sooner rather than later.

Elsewhere, a new face appeared at the top of Pioneer79 Swimming Club’s Strava stakes. Jasmine Bullough-Teal performed brilliantly to narrowly eclipse previous Champion Amelia Moss at the end of what was the most competitive week to date. I’d like to congratulate all our members on a great job!

Our second club quiz night was a success and the Whitworth family emerged as the eggheads, doing BA1&3 proud. Well done folks!

We also launched our weekly mobility and stability training course with professional Personal Trainer, Mike Robinson, and the feedback was wholly positive. These sessions will continue to run every Tuesday at 17:00, and you can sign up by emailing  

On Thursday (18 June), former Olympian and BBC Sport’s “voice of swimming” Andy Jameson will be online to talk about his own swimming career, share his experience of being a dad to two swimmers and discuss how to support young athletes. Again, you can register your interest in joining this session by emailing

As previously stated, Pioneer79 will not come out of the current crisis having made a profit, as any additional monies after core staff have been paid will be returned to the membership in the form of further fee reductions or a hardship fund.

Finally, a brief reminder that the voluntary fee reduction (50 per cent of the normal monthly rate) from June is now open to all, and a thanks to those who are able to continue paying their usual rates.