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Aqualicious COVID-19 Update

Dear Aqualicians,

Aqualicious has terminated all regular club activities until further notice, following from advice from Masters Swimming Australia this morning, and the announcements from the Prime Minister and Chief Medical Officer last night.

I am sorry that it has come to this, but we must all play our part in slowing the rate of transmission, thereby giving our health system the best possible chance to meet demand.

At a press conference last night, Prime Minister Scott Morrison announced that a variety of indoor gathering places would be closed as of midday today – being: Pubs, Clubs, Cafes, Restaurants (Takeaway and delivery services permitted), Gyms, Places of Worship, Religious gatherings, funerals, Cinemas, Indoor sporting venues, entertainment venues, and Casinos.

Masters Swimming Australia has issued the following advice at 8:24 today (full post here):

Our primary focus is to protect the health and safety of our members, coaches, technical officials, volunteers and staff. With the ongoing closure of pools across Australia to prevent the spread of the virus, it is becoming increasingly more difficult for our people to manage social distancing and maintain good hygiene while in group training.

While the sport of swimming is the livelihood of Masters Swimming Australia, the organisation strongly discourages all members from participating in ongoing group training until further notice. We have a responsibility to the community and each other to work together to help stop the spread of COVID-19.

Masters Swimming Australia Facebook Page, 8:24AM Mar 23, 2020

The advice from Centenary when I spoke to them at 10 this morning was that the pool would still be open for lap swimming only – you should check with them regularly as circumstances are changing rapidly. It is important to note the current government advice for pool users reproduced below – particularly regarding showering. It is being updated regularly and can be accessed here.

What pool users should do to remain safe at public swimming pools
Do not visit an aquatic facility if you are unwell for any reason. If you have had diarrhoea you should not use a public swimming pool for 14 days after symptoms have ended.

Users of public swimming pools should shower before entering the pool to remove impurities typically found on our bodies. In the current circumstances it is not recommended to shower on leaving the pool; this can be done on returning home. This is because the bodies of bathers will have been cleaned by their activity in the disinfected pool, whereas bathers arriving at the facility have come in off the street and could be carrying germs on their hands and bodies.

Bathers are also strongly encouraged to observe good public hygiene practices, including frequent hand washing when out of the water, after touching surfaces that others have touched and before eating. What pool users should do to remain safe at public swimming pools

Public swimming and spa pools and novel coronavirus (COVID-19), Queensland Health, Last updated March 20, 2020

Remember to follow the advice regarding hand washing and hand sanitizer (use soap and water for 20 seconds where possible), and see the Prevention advice from the Federal Health Department.

We will advise our swimmers shortly on our plans to assist with individual training while the squad is on stand-by.

I re-iterate that swimmers are strongly discouraged from participating in group training.

Stay calm, stay well
Dylan Carmichael
President

Planning has begun for the Twilight Meet 2017

We are holding our annual Twilight Relay and Sprint Meet this year on Saturday 25th November.  We’ve added in a 100m freestyle race to allow people from small clubs to get a full race day in, and if you want to swim relays but can’t get enough people together, let the meet director know and we’ll organise as many teams as we can.

You can download the flyer here

And you may want the Nomination forms as well.  Entries will open on the Masters Swimming Queensland website soon.

QAL Individual Nomination Form

QAL Relay Form

We look forward to seeing you there!

If you have time to spare that day, we would love volunteers – please contact Dylan Carmichael, Meet Director, by email at meet@aqualicious.com.au

Our session times have changed

Our session times are now 15 minutes later, so that Centenary Pool can accommodate the squads from Terrace Pool while it is undergoing a 12 month refurbishment.  Please see here for details – our slightly later start time should make it easier for people to attend weeknights.  Thanks for your patience!

Another great Aqualicious Twilight Relay & Sprint Meet!

Thanks to our swimmers, volunteers, sponsors, and the meet officials for helping to make our fourth swim meet a success! Aqualicious took home the Ian Davis Memorial trophy this year, and the River City Rapids bagged the average points trophy, in addition to winning the mystery relay with some smooth moves.

Special mention goes to the Glamourhead Sharks and the Wett Ones for flying in to Bris Vegas and bringing their amazing team spirit with them.

The Aqualicious twlight swim meet is back for 2015

We are holding our twilight relay & sprint meet again this year on Saturday 28 November.  We’ve made some changes to make it easier for small teams or individuals to participate!

You can download the flyer here, and entry will soon be available on the Masters Swimming Queensland website. Hope to see you there!

Aqualicious does Mardi Gras 2015!

After much hard work, planning, and practicing of our dance routine, Aqualicious has celebrated another fantasic Mardi Gras! We were joined by our friends the Sydney Wett Ones, to form a well-coordinated group of 44 dancing along Oxford Street. The positive energy and enthusiasm of the crowd reminded everyone why this is such a great event.