Swim League R2 Cancelled


Dear All

The North Lancs committee recently posted guidance on our website regarding Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19). It is widely expected that today, the government will announce that it is stepping up its response to the Coronavirus aimed at delaying its spread, rather than trying contain the spread.

This move should it be deemed correct would not be unexpected given that health officials have been making clear that we should expect widespread community transmission. As an organisation that promotes health and well being amongst all our community and beyond, I think it is only responsible that we do our bit to try and ensure the we also try to protect the most vulnerable people within the community from this virus. As an organisation we have a duty and responsibility to try and protect our athletes, officials, teachers, coaches, volunteers as much as possible, we are also duty bound to ensure we have the best interest of staff at our pool providers and the wider community at heart, as well as the possible demands the NHS may (or may not) face.

Taking all of the above into consideration, the difficult decision has been made to postpone this weekend’s North Lancashire Swim League gala at Palatine Leisure Centre on Saturday 14th March 2020. I hope you will join me in supporting this postponement. At the time of writing it is still our intention to swim Round 3 as planned on Saturday 20th June 2020 and we will endeavour to find a suitable date (if possible and agreeable with all competing clubs) to cover this postponement and complete the Swim League season in full. The swimming committee will be in discussions regarding this as soon as is possible and we will aim to keep you all fully informed.

Steve Heaps (President)



Novel coronavirus (COVID-19) guidance


The Following Guidance has been issued by Swim England


The welfare of all our athletes, coaches, workforce and volunteers is of paramount importance.

This communication is designed to inform, rather than alarm, and contains relevant links to the most up-to-date guidance from the Government and Public Health England regarding novel coronavirus (COVID-19).

  • The Government has issued advice around travel to and from certain areas as the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) situation develops. Please read the latest advice here. This is updated regularly.
  • It is our expectation that Swim England members will comply with the latest Government and NHS guidance. This can be found on the Public Health England website. If you feel unwell, please call NHS 111 for advice.
  • Swim England will be continuing to plan for our events as normal but we will be following Government guidance and assessing risk as appropriate. We will be issuing specific guidance regarding forthcoming Swim England events as necessary to those due to attend. 
  • We would advise clubs to also carry out appropriate risk assessments and comply with all Government advice when planning any future activities. 

Many thanks for your cooperation.


Welcome to newly affiliated club Prescot

We would like to welcome our newest club, Prescot Swimming Club, into membership of the Association.

Founded in 1967 with their base at Knowsley Leisure and Culture Park, the club is run entirely by volunteers.

We very much look forward to competing against the Prescot swimmers in our Competitions and their contribution to the life of the Association.


2019 AGM

Outgoing President Sue Tinkler congratulates newly elected President Steve Heaps
President Steve Heaps thanks outgoing Treasurer Gillian Rankin
New President Steve Heaps presents the George Harris Salver to Keith Leary for his dedication to the sport, particularly Masters Swimming.
President Sue Tinkler presents the 2019 Div 2 Champion's Trophy to Blackburn's Lindsay Hargreaves
Steve Heaps from Preston receives the Division 1 Champion's Trophy from President Sue Tinkler