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KSC's Response to COVID-19 - UPDATED 03/15
UPDATED - SUNDAY, MARCH 15, 2020 Dear KSC Families and Staff, At this time, KSC is working closely with our partners, including the Killarney Pool, Repsol Sport Centre and Swim Alberta. Killarney Pool and Repsol Sport Centre have increased cleaning protocols and standards to align with current potential risk levels. We are monitoring updates from Swim Alberta and Swimming Canada regarding the impact of COVID-19 on our competitive swimming community, as things are changing quickly. Regular swim practices will continue until March Spring Break starting this weekend from Saturday, March 23 to Sunday, April 05, 2020. Parents may choose to send children to swim practices this week, at their discretion. Please do not come to the pool if you are experiencing ANY symptoms of illness. We will continue to provide updates as we learn more. Yours in sport, Killarney Swim Club Useful links: Swim Alberta: https://swimalberta.ca/wp-content/uploads/News/March-13-SWIM-ALBERTA-UPDATE-TO-CLUBS-SANCTIONED-EVENTS-AND-CLUB-TRAINING-COVID19.pdf Swimming Canada: https://swimalberta.ca/wp-content/uploads/News/Swimming-Canada-COVID-19-update-03132020.pdf https://paralympic.ca/news/sport-medicine-advisory-committee-advisory-covid-19 Alberta Health Services: www.ahs.ca/covid Mike - Head Coach Killarney Swimming
Dear KSC Families,
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There are a number of reported COVID-19 cases in Alberta, and many more in Canada. KSC is committed to working closely with our partners, including the Killarney Pool, Repsol Sport Centre and Swim Alberta to assess the situation. We are closely monitoring updates from Swim Alberta and Swimming Canada regarding the impact of COVID-19 on our competitive swimming community.
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At this time, risk levels remain categorized as low for Albertans contracting the virus, but things are changing quickly. Swim Alberta is still running the 2020 Short Course Provincials meet this weekend at Repsol Sport Centre. We will notify you immediately if this changes, and will update our website as we learn more.
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In the meantime:
If you are returning from outside of Canada, you should closely monitor your health for 14 days.
If you experience illness (including fever or cough), even if it is mild, please self-isolate and call Health Link 811.
Do not attend swim practices or meets if you are experiencing any symptoms of illness.
Practice good, frequent hand washing and respiratory hygiene (cover your cough).
Limit close personal contact with others, including teammates.
Change your regular greetings (instead of a handshake or a hug, a friendly wave or elbow bump is less likely to expose you to respiratory viruses).ý
Avoid sharing water bottles, food, swim goggles, toys and technology.
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COVID-19 is now a global pandemic with over 118,000 cases in 114 countries. North American sporting events are being impacted. Notwithstanding the gravity of this, Canada (and Calgary in particular) remains a low risk environment at this time.ý Our health authorities are acting quickly to curb the spread.
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Our low-contact, chlorine-filled swimming environment makes competitive swimming a bit different from other sports. Nevertheless, it may become necessary to cancel swim meets and practices at some point in the near future.
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We will provide updates as we learn more.
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Yours in sport,
Killarney Swim Club
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