SPY Season Opener
**Meet Fees are paid by swimmer**
Location: Gus & Flora Kerasotes YMCA, 4550 W. Iles Ave, Springfield IL, 62711
Disclaimers: The Springfield YMCA and SPY Swim Team have taken enhanced health and safety measures- for your team and guests. You must follow all posted instructions of this facility under guidelines from the Illinois Department of Health while attending this event. An inherent risk of exposure to COVID-19 exists in any public place where people are present. COVID-19 is an extremely contagious disease that can lead to severe illness and death. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, senior citizens and guests with underlying medical conditions are especially vulnerable. By participating and attending this event, you voluntarily assume all risks related in exposure to COVID-19. An inherent risk of exposure to COVID-19 exists in any public place where people are present COVID-19 is an extremely contagious disease that can lead to severe illness and death. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, senior citizens and individual with underlying medical conditions are especially vulnerable. USA Swimming, Inc., cannot prevent you (or your child(ren)) from becoming exposed to, contracting, or spreading COVID-19 while participating in USA Swimming sanctioned events. It is not possible to prevent against the presence of the disease. Therefore, if you choose to participate in a USA Swimming sanctioned event, you may be exposing yourself to and/or increasing your risk of contracting or spreading COVID-19. BY ATTENDING OR PARTICIPATING IN THE COMPETITION, YOU VOLUNTARILY ASSUME ALL RISKS ASSOCIATED WITH EXPOSURE TO COVID-19 AND FOREVER RELEASE AND HOLD HARMLESS USA SWIMMING AND ILLINOIS SWIMMING AND EACH OF THEIR OFFICERS, DIRECTORS, AGENTS, EMPLOYEES OR OTHER REPRESENTATIVES FROM ANY LIABILITY OR CLAIMS INCLUDING FOR PERSONAL INJURIES, DEATH, DISEASE OR PROPERTY LOSSES, OR ANY OTHER LOSS, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO CLAIMS OF NEGLIGENCE AND GIVE UP ANY CLAIMS YOU MAY HAVE TO SEEK DAMAGES, WHETHER KNOWN OR UNKNOWN, FORESEEN OR UNFORESEEN, IN CONNECTION WITH EXPOSURE, INFECTION AND/OR SPREAD OF COVID-19 RELATED TO PARTICIPATION IN THIS COMPETITION.
Athletes/Spectator Seating: The Gym and other rooms will be available as a crash area for athletes and spectators. There is spectator seating for 300 available on the pool deck and additional seating may be offered as necessary in the recreation pool area. Restrooms/Locker Rooms: The Locker Rooms will be available for use by athletes only. The family changing rooms and restrooms by the front desk will be available for non-athletes. Recording Devices and Swimmer Privacy: Use of audio or visual recording devices, including but not limited to cell phones, is not permitted in changing areas, restrooms, or locker rooms. Cell phones, video and camera devices are not permitted behind the blocks or above swimmers as they enter or depart the pool. Except where venue facilities require otherwise, changing into or out of swimsuits other than in locker rooms or other designated areas is not appropriate and is prohibited. Any individual failing to abide by the above may be subject to immediate removal from the venue by Meet Management and could be subject to the USA Swimming Code of Conduct violation as defined in Articles 304, 305 or 306. Drones: Operation of a drone, or any other flying apparatus, is prohibited over the venue (pools, athlete/coach areas, spectator areas and open ceiling locker rooms) any time athletes, coaches, officials and/or spectators are present. Surcharge/Admission: A surcharge of $12 per athletes will be assessed in lieu of admissions fees. Heat Sheets: Printed Heat Sheets for spectators will not be available at the meet. The meet, including heat sheets, will be available online at no charge via Meet Mobile as well as PDF versions available on the Event Page at www.spyswimmers.com. Heat Sheets will be posted at various locations on the pool deck for athletes. Coaches and Officials Heat Sheets will be available at the Admin Table on the pool deck.