Scottish Swimming Statement

on Thursday, 09 July 2020.

Response to Government announcement moving to Phase Three

Statement from Scottish Swimming:

As a nation it’s welcome news that we are moving into Phase 3 of the Scottish Government route map. We mentioned last week that it would be Phase 3 at the earliest before pools may re-open and based on the latest government announcement today it looks likely that the option for pools to re-open will not be before 31st July as the Scottish Government continues to take a staggered approach through each phase. 

We are getting closer and while it might be frustrating that indoor pools in England have a confirmed date from which they may re-open, we need to remain patient and remember that each home nation has been operating and continues to operate to very different timescales. 

We continue to work together with many indoor sports, sportscotland and the Government to advocate for the support that the sector and aquatics needs, so it can continue to play an important role in getting people active and improving the health of the nation.

English Pools set to reopen

on Thursday, 09 July 2020.

From Saturday 11 July

Swimming pools in England are set to reopen,  outdoor pools will be allowed to reopen from Saturday 11 July, with indoor pools allowed to begin reopening from Saturday 25 July – the first time since Friday 20 March.  

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Elaine Figgins' Funeral and Life Celebration

on Wednesday, 08 July 2020.

Thu 9th July at 12 noon

A note from Andy.




We would like to thank everyone for their outpouring of love for Elaine. The flowers, cards and messages from every corner of the globe have been overwhelming and we want to thank you all so much as it means the world to know how loved, cared for and respected Elaine is by everyone. We are so privileged and proud that Elaine is our families mum.


This is the link to Elaine's funeral service and life celebration, which is Thu 9th July at 12 noon. Elaine wanted a large funeral to celebrate her life and testify to her faith. We are sure Elaine would rather have had the last

13 weeks peacefully at home with her family there all the time with her.

Elaine adored her family and we adored her. Ironically before lockdown people would never have thought of livestreaming a service like this. We would love you to share in the service using the details below. We will also be holding a celebration memorial service later in the year once conditions change and we would hope that you would be able to join us for that in person.

For those that would like the link to the online service, please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.