Will Swimming get the nod today? Is competitive racing set to return?

Will there be good news for those in the Swimming fraternity?

It is learnt that the issue of Swimming was discussed at the National Security Council meeting yesterday ( Thursday) morning.

This was as a result from the consensus reached between the stakeholders of Swimming in a discussion initiated by Youth and Sports Minister Dato Seri Reezal Merican Naina Merican last week.

And it seems that that NSC has rejected to allow swimming pools to be open.

However besides the norm of adhering to Standard Operating Procedures, there is a catch yo it.

The approval is only for training and teaching , therefore it will s good news for Swimming schools, academies or those in a planned activity.

This it seems is to ensure there is reasonable control on the numbers in the pool and also to ensure safety and well being of this’d involved.

So public pools , there Parks, pools in condominiums and hotels will remain closed until approval is granted bh their respective Ministries such as Hooding and Local Government plus Tourism.

Still this piece of news ought to be greeted with a sign of relief by those in Swimming

Another area that the NSC is looking at is to allow a controlled environment of competition to return.

But this will be without any spectators.

It is learnt that the Sepang International Circuit is in the money dat of preparing the required SOP plus a video clip to demonstrate how the intend to safeguard the interest of those involved in a mock exercise to convince the Youth ands Sports Ministry

And if Minister DS Reezal Merican Naina Merican and his team are convinced, they would then seek approval from the NSC,

Should this “ controlled return to competition” be approved, it could open up other sports that are not contact based such as athletics, archery, Badminton, Golf and tennis.

An announcement is expected today on the permission granted to Swimming by Dato Seri Ismail Sabri at his alternate day briefings.