Healthy Swimmers are Happy Swimmers!

It is coming around to that time of year- cold and flu season. While we encourage swimmers to attend practice every day, an ill swimmer will not perform well and will expose their illness to their teammates. Please use the following guidelines and keep your swimmer at home if any of these symptoms are present:

-fever of 100 degrees or greater (before medication)
-an undiagnosed rash
-an earache or draining ear
-diarrhea or vomiting
severe sore throat
-persistent or severe cough
-persistent or severe headache
-any known communicable disease
-evidence of head lice

If your child has a fever of 100 degrees or greater, they must be fever free without medication for 24 hours before returning to practice. A child also needs to be free of diarrhea for 24 hours to return to practice.

If your child’s doctor diagnoses them with a communicable disease, please notify the coaches so we can notify parents of other swimmers if necessary. Communicable diseases include chicken poxCoxsackievirus (hand, foot, mouth disease)croupPertussis (whooping cough)pink eyepinwormsimpetigo fifth diseasehepatitisflu measlesmumpsmeningitis strep throatliceringworm, and scabies.

Please notify the coaches if your child will be absent due to illness but please DO NOT bring them to practice! 

Thank you for your cooperation in our efforts to keep our swimmers safe and healthy. Remember, healthy swimmers are happy swimmers!