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How to communicate with your swimmers and club members remotely

With pools closed and restrictions on movement and socialising in place, the challenge of maintaining a community within your swimming club can be daunting.

But it’s not impossible! With a huge range of social networks and digital communication methods available, there are ways which you can stay in touch with parents and swimmers, and keep morale high.

Swim England Talent’s Richard Blackshaw chatted to City of Sheffield head coach Mike Taylor about how they are communicating with their swimmers and club members.

Mike and the team at the City of Sheffield have been keen to reach out to as many of their members as possible to continue the community aspect of the club.

They have been using a range of social networks, as well as WhatsApp, phone calls, daily emails, Skype and Zoom to make sure everyone feels as connected as possible, and knows what is going on.

While there is no opportunity to put swimming technique into practice, there is plenty of content and topics to keep swimmers and parents active and engaged. This ranges from ideas for staying fit and training plans, to nutrition and lifestyle advice.