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Swim England clubs urged to share challenges faced due to pandemic

Swim England’s affiliated clubs are being encouraged to share how the coronavirus pandemic has impacted them and what support they need in the future as part of a nationwide survey.

The Sport and Recreation Alliance has teamed up with Sheffield Hallam University to create the Impact of Covid-19 on Grassroots Activity research project.

It aims to discover what support the sector needs to get back on its feet so it can continue to deliver the benefits of physical activity in the long-term.

The survey is part of the Save Our Sports campaign which is seeking to gain support for grassroots organisations.

Clubs have until Monday 22 February to fill in the questionnaire, which will take around 15-25 minutes to complete.

Jane Nickerson, Swim England chief executive, said it was crucial as many clubs as possible completed the survey.

Huge impact

She said: “We know the coronavirus pandemic has had a huge impact on our clubs and it’s important to discover the true extent of the challenges they have faced.

“The purpose of this survey is to firmly establish the scale and scope of the ‘need’ grassroots organisations have because of Covid-19 restrictions.

“By completing this survey, we hope it will add weight to our fight for more financial support our affiliated clubs desperately need.”