Chief executive Jane Nickerson on what Swim England is planning next as the country heads into a second national lockdown.

The Prime Minister’s latest coronavirus announcement was certainly inevitable… the impact of the statement nevertheless another huge blow to our sports, clubs, members, coaches and teachers.

When Boris Johnson announced leisure facilities would shut once again as part of a month-long lockdown to help slow the spread of coronavirus, my overriding emotion was one of frustration and extreme disappointment.

Leisure facilities in regions that had been placed under the strictest tier three restrictions prior to this second national lockdown were allowed to open – so the pertinent question is why close them now?

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