Dear club members.
As we bid farewell to 2020, we look forward to new beginnings and a fresh start to our 2021 athletic season, but with the current COVID-19 restrictions these plans are on hold for the foreseeable future.
This past year, was one that none of us seen coming. A virus locked us down in our homes from March until June. No school, restricted work and limited contact with our friends was the new norm. At least the weather was good! Then as numbers decreased we were allowed gather in larger groups and Swinford AC was one of the first clubs back in action.
Hand sanitiser, 2 meter physical distancing and coloured pods of 15 helped our club adhere to the current restrictions and keep each other safe while we continued to train each Tuesday and Thursday in the hope that competition would return. Alas, COVID-19 had other plans and we ended our year hoping and believing that 2021 will be better.
Let me take this opportunity to thank the hard working members of Swinford AC committee for their diligent efforts to keep the club running throughout 2020. From making sure we were COVID compliant to fundraising in an effort to keep the club progressing forward and our new club kit providing a fresh modern look for all our athletes.
A big thanks to our coaches who gave selflessly of their time and expertise during the last year. Training sessions had to be changed and more creative ways of training with each other as a group were implemented with great success. Most of all I would like to thank you our Athletes and your families for your dedication throughout the past year. It has not been easy, but you have accomplished a lot despite the lack of competition. All your hard work will stand to you when you take to the starters line during the coming year.
Wishing you all a happy and safe 2021.
Dear club members.