Event

PTAC 2020 Long Course In Person Drylands

Jun 22, 2020 - Aug 31, 2020
August, 31 2020
AG1,AG2,AG3,Developmental 2,Developmental 3,Developmental 4,JR,SR,VAR (DeNunzio Pool)

Description

 

PTAC Swimming 2020 Long Course Season
NEW PROGRAMS AVAILBLE 
UPDATED 6/19/2020 

Hello PTAC Families,

We have an important update for the Long Course season.  We will now be allowed to hold outdoor organized dryland practices starting June 22nd.  We are excited for this opportunity to add additional workouts for our PTAC groups and get some training in person!

It also seems that we may be able to offer swimming workouts later this summer.  Some pools may be opening soon, however the community pools where we can hold workouts will need a few additional weeks to prepare for groups.  As soon as we have details regarding swimming opportunities, we will issue this information.  However, for now we will continue to offer online sessions and the new in person drylands.

At this time, we will only be providing in person sessions for our D3 D4 AG3 VAR JR and SR Groups.  We will not be holding in person sessions for the AG1 AG2 or D2 Groups.  We feel that swimmers at this age may not have the maturity to follow our guidelines and we must be careful for everyone’s safety.  We may add programing in the future if there is less risk and it is clear that swimmers at this age are able to meet safely.

Your family safety is our first concern on PTAC.  All in person training will be done under careful supervision and following the strictest health guidelines.  We will continue to monitor and may make updates or changes as the situation unfolds.  Please see the rules and guidelines later in this document for in person dryland training!

The PTAC plan to add in person training will depend on full cooperation from our Coaching Staff, Swimmers, and their Families.  Coaches will be holding special training sessions to review our policies before workouts and families will be required to review these policies with their swimmers before attendance.  We will also hold a special zoom meeting for all swimmers and families on Tuesday, June 16th at 6:45 PM (details to be sent separately) to review these policies and give an opportunity to ask and answer questions before meeting in person.

We expect everyone on PTAC to continue to follow social distancing guidelines while with the team in person, and while they are away from the pool.  If we feel that a swimmer is not adhering to these safety and social distancing guidelines, participation in PTAC activities may be suspended.  We also reserve the right to discontinue practices at any time if our safety expectations are not being met.

Our in person dryland training sessions will be held at the West Windsor Zaitz Park.  There is a significant amount of space in this area for our team to operate without encountering others.  If we are able to swim later this summer at the Waterworks pool it will be a nearby transition between drylands and swimming sessions.

PTAC online sessions will continue with no changes.   Families who are currently signed up for online sessions will not need to signup again or complete a new waiver.  The online sessions and in person drylands will be designed to complement each other. In person drylands will focus on cardiovascular development, agility, and explosive movements – while our online sessions will focus on strength, core work, and teambuilding activities.  There will be a discount for families who sign up for both programs!

We will be starting In Person Drylands on Monday, June 22nd - Families can sign up for these sessions by completing the online waiver.

Link to In Person Dryland Waiveror go to www.ptacswimming.com > Meet / Dryland Signup Tab > PTAC 2020 Long Course In Person Drylands > Register Online. Be sure to sign the correct waiver!

Families may still start PTAC Online Sessions at any time – please complete this separate waiver to signup.
Link to Online Session Waiveror go to www.ptacswimming.com > Meet / Dryland Signup Tab > PTAC 2020 Long Course Online Virtual Sessions > Register Online. Be sure to sign the correct waiver!

 

 

There will be a discount of $10 per week
for swimmers who signup for both
In Person Drylands and PTAC Online Sessions

 

 

 

 

 

 

PTAC In Person Drylands

Class Schedule and Cost

Age Group 1 / Age Group 2 / Developmental 2
No Classes at this time

Age Group 3 / Varsity / Developmental 3 / Developmental 4
2 Sessions Per Week
Monday / Wednesday
8:45 – 9:45 AM
$30 Per Week

Junior / Senior
3 Sessions Per Week
Monday 7:30 – 8:30 AM
Wednesday 7:30 – 8:30 AM
Fridays 8:00 – 9:00 AM
$40 Per Week

In Person Dryland Location – LOCATION CHANGE
We will hold our drylands at the West Windsor Zaitz Park - on the fields directly next to the parking lot
- Enter the park on Southfield Road
- Park in every other spot - close to the fields at the North end of the parking lot
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In Person Dryland Required Equipment
Exercises will primarily be based on swimmer’s bodyweight, however we will require some equipment.  This equipment is detailed below – and coaches may add equipment as the training evolves.

Developmental 2 / Age Group 1 / Age Group 2
No Classes at this time

Age Group 3 / Developmental 3 / Developmental 4 / Varsity
Any required medication – clearly marked and ready in case of an emergency – EpiPen, inhaler, etc
Masks for arrival, temperature check, for any medical attention if appropriate, and departure – Swimmers will not be required to wear a mask during exercise
Workout Clothing, Hats, Sunblock, Sunglasses, Bug Spray, Sneakers, 2 x Water Bottle, Kickboard, Towel or Mat

Junior / Senior
Any required medication – clearly marked and ready in case of an emergency - EpiPen, inhaler, etc
Masks for arrival, temperature check, for any medical attention if appropriate, and departure – Swimmers will not be required to wear a mask during exercise
Workout Clothing, Hats, Sunblock, Sunglasses, Bug Spray, Sneakers, 2 x Water Bottle, Jump Rope, Medicine Ball, Towel or Mat

PTAC Safety and Rules for In Person Dryland Sessions
At the end of this Document

PTAC Online Sessions (no changes)

Class Schedule and Cost

Developmental 2 / Age Group 1 / Age Group 2
3 Sessions Per Week
Mondays / Wednesdays / Fridays
3:45 - 4:30 PM
$20 Per Week

Age Group 3 / Developmental 3 / Developmental 4 / Varsity
4 Sessions Per Week
Mondays / Tuesdays / Wednesday / Thursdays
5:30 - 6:30 PM
$35 Per Week

Junior / Senior
5 Sessions Per Week
Mondays / Tuesdays / Wednesday / Thursdays / Fridays
4:30 - 5:30 PM
$40 Per Week 

Online Session Required Equipment

Exercises will primarily be based on swimmer’s bodyweight, however we will require some equipment.  This equipment is detailed below – and coaches may add equipment as the training evolves.

Developmental 2 / Age Group 1 / Age Group 2
Workout Clothing, Sneakers, Water Bottle, Towel or Yoga Mat

Age Group 3
Workout Clothing, Sneakers, Water Bottle, Towel or Yoga Mat, Kickboard

Developmental 3 / Developmental 4 / Varsity
Workout Clothing, Sneakers, Water Bottle, Towel or Yoga Mat

Junior / Senior
(all equipment from our dryland training document)

PTAC Safety and Rules for Online Sessions
At the end of this Document


Cost for the Long Course Season

All PTAC families have been refunded for their 2020 Long Course Tuition charges.  The cost for In Person and Online Sessions will be a separate cost that is added to the accounts at the end of each month.  These will be applied in the same way that we apply event charges for competition.  Families who signup for both In Person Drylands and Online Sessions will have a credit applied to the account when the charges are applied.

If you have any further questions, please email our Head Coach Miles Cava and our Team Manger Carolina Juvenal

 

PTAC Coronavirus Safety Guidelines
For All In Person Training

We will follow the strictest guidelines in place by local health officials and our own standards, however there will always be some risk in participation.  Parents should assess their swimmers’ level of risk based on any pre-existing conditions and their susceptibility to severe illness.  All swimmers, and in particular any high risk athletes and those who are in close contact with high risk individuals, must consider these risks very carefully and may decide not to participate

Athletes who are not feeling well for any reason must stay home from workouts.

If you have had and of the following symptoms in the past 24 hours, you must remain home and do not return to practice until you are symptom free for at least 72 hours
  - Unexplained Rash
  - Diarrhea
  - Vomiting
  - Cough
  - Shortness of Breath / Difficulty Breathing
  - Fever
  - Chills
  - Muscle pain or body aches (excluding normal workout soreness)
  - Sore Throat
  - New loss of taste or smell

Families should conduct a temperature check at home every day before coming to practice.  If you have a temperature of over 100 degrees, you must stay home from workouts.

If you have been diagnosed with COVID-19 - you must quarantine for at least 2 weeks and send proof of a negative test result before you are allowed to participate.

If you have been in close proximity with anyone diagnosed with COVID-19 - you must quarantine and be without symptoms for at least 2 weeks or be tested and send proof of a negative test results before you are allowed to participate.

If you have been in any group settings that have broken state social distancing guidelines – outside groups larger than 100 / inside groups larger than 50 / within 6 feet of others and without masks or PPE – you must quarantine and be without symptoms for at least 2 weeks or be tested and send proof of a negative test results before you are allowed to participate.

Swimmers must maintain a minimum of 6 feet apart at all times, and wear masks when required.

No handshakes, high-fives, team huddles, or any other activity in close proximity to others.

No spitting and everyone must cover their mouth when sneezing or coughing.

No sharing of equipment or water bottles.

Athletes may carpool to practice only if they have no other way to attend workouts.  It should be the same carpool to each practice and the number of people in the carpool must be as small as possible.  Athletes should wear masks while in the vehicle and while within 6 feet of another person.

Athletes may only report to their designated class.  There will be no makeup options available with other groups

 



PTAC Safety and Rules for In Person Dryland Sessions

Online Waiver - Parents must sign a waiver for the swimmer to participate Link to In Person Dryland Waiveror go to www.ptacswimming.com > Meet / Dryland Signup Tab > PTAC 2020 Long Course In Person Drylands > Register Online

Swimmers must follow all PTAC Coronavirus Safety Guidelines for in person training as detailed above

Coaches will wear masks at all times during workout

Swimmers will arrive 10 minutes early for practice and wait in every other parking space.  Do not park directly next to another car.

Athletes will wear masks on arrival, use a provided automatic hand sanitizer station, and will have their temperature checked.  Any swimmer who shows 100 degrees or higher will not be allowed to participate.

We will setup cones to designate “lanes” for each swimmer for workout ( See the diagram at the end of the rules section )  During drylands the swimmers will stay within their lane and will not go within 10 feet of any other person at any time.

Athletes walk to the practice fields separately, at least 10 feet apart, and report directly to their designated outdoor “lanes”.  At this time they can remove their masks and prepare for dryland.

In the event any issue requiring medical attention – Coaches and Athletes will wear a mask if they are able to.  All Coaches are First Aid and CPR Certified, and will have first aid kits ready during Drylands

Parents may observe workouts from a distance, but should not enter the training area except in the case of an emergency.

West Windsor Restrooms and changing areas may not be open during our practice times.  Swimmers will come ready for dryland and will not be able to change before or after workouts.  Swimmers may not be able to use the restroom during drylands.

Pickup must arrive 10 minutes BEFORE the end of practice.  Swimmers must wear a mask and depart practice immediately, at least 10 feet apart, and before the next group arrives.  Athletes cannot loiter in the parking lot.

In the event of bad weather – practice will be ended and swimmers must picked up immediately.  If there is bad weather before practice begins we may reschedule for another time.

Swimmers who cannot follow all of these rules will be suspended and may not be allowed to continue with the group.  THERE WILL BE NO WARNINGS

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