Resources available for Members
We understand the COVID-19 crisis will have long-term and far-reaching effects on all of us and encourage you to stay in touch with your Club and coaches, with your friends and family; and together we can overcome the challenges that come our way.
Following the National Cabinet announcement regarding the three-step approach to ease restrictions, Swimming Australia together with ASCTA, AIS, Sport Australia, and Federal and State Governments have released the National Guidelines for Restarting Club Environments with the full support of Masters Swimming Australia.
We encourage all members to ensure they make a safe return to our sport. Please be guided by the communications from your Branch/Territory who will provide you with ongoing updates to these National Guidelines adopted by MSA and the National Board of Management.
Please all stay safe and connected as we move closer to being back in the water.
The health and wellbeing of our members is our priority and we have created this page to provide updated information, resources, to help connect members, clubs, coaches and volunteers in this unique time of change.
As with any type of training MSA encourages you read the following guidelines in order to properly use the Dryland Training techniques and to stay safe:
- Check that you have sufficient space to practise
- Check there are no trip/slip hazards
- Check there are no objects you may fall on or come in contact with
- Check there are no sharp objects or hot surfaces near by
- Ensure you have sufficient lighting
- Ensure your camera/screen and other electrical appliances, including cables, are on a levelled surface and not in your training space causing a trip hazard
- Ensure the room has sufficient ventilation
- Ensure you have water to keep hydrated
- Remember to seek medical advice before training if you have any existing injuries or other medical conditions
- Remember that children require adult supervision whilst practising
- Ensure all household members are aware of the training and avoid entering the space
Guidelines for Returning to Sport
- Attachment 1 Recommendations For Clubs And Coaches
- Attachment 2 Health Questionairre Covid 19 May 18 2020
- Prime Minister of Australia
- Australia Government Department of Health
- Health Alerts (COVID-19)
- Coronavirus (COVID-19) at a glance
- COVIDSafe app
- 3 Step Framework for a COVIDSafe Australia
- Easing of COVID-19 Restrictions
- World Health Organisation (WHO)
- Australian Government – DFAT
- Physical distancing measures are still in place across Australia. However, some states are revising restrictions on public gatherings. Check State and Territory websites for the rules where you live.
- Safe Work Australia offers guidelines and information across 23 industries so that businesses can return to work in a COVID safe environment.
- Fina information
- Swimming Australia
- has regular webinars – more info & links can be found on their FB page
- Australian Institute of Sport(AIS)
- US Masters Swimming
- Swimming World magazine
Branch and Club Programs
- Watch – Darwin Stingers Coach and co-fitness Director Giorgio Romano (right)
- Effortless Swimming with Brenton Ford
- Go Swim
- is offering free sign up to their account allowing access to videos and daily emails giving everyone the opportunity to expand their swimming knowledge:
- Swim Smooth with Paul Newsome