Dynamo has received an update on the latest rules concerning pool
restrictions. Swim BC has now told us that we are
allowed to have more swimmers in the pool so we have raised our
capacity to 70 people (including coaches) on the pool deck
at one time.
RETURN TO SWIMMING RESTART 2.0 UPDATES
June 18, 2021
Yesterday, the Provincial Government released an amendment to the
Gatherings and Events Public Health Order. This revision made some
moderate changes to the sport section of the order. The changes
were regarding group size. They are as follows:
For outdoor sport, the maximum group size for adults (masters) is
50 people including, coaches, volunteers and officials.
For outdoor sport, no maximum group size for youth (age group) and
High Performance swimmers.
No changes were made to indoor sport, travel or physical distancing
requirements. Swim BC has updated our Return to Swimming Chart
which can be found here. Additionally, viaSport has updated
Return to Swimming page, which includes an updated chart and
FAQ. If you have any questions, please reach out to Swim BC.
Return to Swimming –
Government has now released a revised Gatherings and Events Public
Health Order, dated June 15, 2021. The changes for sport are
profound and particularly significant for swimming:
It is important to recognize that
the standard safety protocols for COVID are still in place:
is now defined as “an individual or group sporting activity
and includes training and practice.” There is no longer
any differentiation between Youth, Adult, Varsity or
High-Performance sport. In swimming vernacular, there is no
longer a difference between Age Group, Masters, Varsity or
High-Performance swimming – all the following bullet points
apply equally to Age Group and Master swimming.
are no longer physical distancing requirements for indoor or
capacity limit for indoor and outdoor sporting activities is fifty
(50) persons, “including coaches, managers, trainers, and any
other persons involved in an official capacity”.
capacity limit is not differentiated by activity – it is
applied to competition, training, or practice.
is no requirement to limit activities to intra-club only.
Inter-club activities (training or competition) are permitted but
must be limited to 50 persons.
travel restrictions for sport participants are removed.
- Spectators are not permitted at indoor sporting
- Up to
50 spectators are permitted to be present for outdoor sport.
An updated version of the Swim BC
Return to Swimming Restart 2.0 Chart can be found here.
are required indoors when not participating in a sport
washing and hand sanitizing stations are essential and must
- Health checks – meaning reviewing the
entry requirements and self-assessment of health continue to be
- Different facilities may have varying
interpretations of the permissions within the new PHO. Clubs
are encouraged to work with their facilities, to assist them in
understanding the new PHO, and their alignment to Step 2 to of the
BC Reopen 2.0 strategy.
refresh your understanding of the standard safety protocols and
personal hygiene requirements please review those sections of
the Swim BC Return to
Swimming Guidelines document. Please note there is
content in this document specific to Phase 2 and 3 that is no