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Important Information for all swimmers and families

 

SASO Swimmers and Families-
 
I am including information about the status of practices and events over the next couple of weeks.  As many of you are aware, the situation with the Coronavirus and the effects on classes, events and public gatherings is changing by the day.
 
It is our primary priority is to safeguard the health and safety of our members.  For this reason, each parent must take responsibility for deciding whether their children should participate in swim meets or practices. However, I would urge you not to make this decision based on fear but rather on the best recommendations and guidance from our public health experts as well as input from your children’s coaches.
 

We are planning to offer practices based on the recommendations of the county and/or city health departments in whose jurisdiction the various meets will be held as well as the recommendations of the facilities we use as well as our governing bodies (USA Swimming/Sierra Nevada swimming.)  We are also following the local school district recommendations on a daily basis.  The school district will likely make a decision about non essential activities tonight, which would impact any use at district pools or school sports. Meet Cancellations

 
We have receive word that the following meets have been cancelled.
 
Hurricane Hills Open-refunds will be issued via Fastswims.com.
SWAGR Champs-cancelled.  Swimmers will not be charged entry fees (team entry.)  Families should contact their hotels to cancel (we have sent information to the SpringHill Suites contact-team host hotel.)
 

Although we have not received official word, we do believe that Far Westerns will be cancelled.  We will await official word prior to moving forward with anything regarding the meet.

The NAPA meet in May is open for entry.  We will follow up with an email specific to that meet as we move forward and receive more information. 

Practices at Solano College and Kroc Center

We are currently able to practice at both facilities, however, this could change.  Please continue to check your email for any updates.

We will look at practice recommendations and may move to an adjusted schedule with shorter practices/smaller groups if recommended to do so by CDC, USA/SN Swimming or our host facilities.

Coaches will remind swimmers today about good practice habits as well as adjust workouts.  This will include reminding swimmers not to share equipment or water bottles as well as no use of any shared dryland or swim equipment.

We have reached out to other facilities and have begun to secure water time in the event either the College or Kroc pools are not available (note that this could change as well.)  

Swim Swam Article Regarding Pool Use

Continued Follow up

We are in the middle of a rapidly evolving situation which we will continue to closely monitor. You should expect that guidance will change as we gain knowledge about this novel virus and the best ways to mitigate exposure to it.  

  • Anyone in your family who has a fever and/or other respiratory symptoms should avoid attending swim meets or any large public gatherings.  Stay home if you are sick.
  • Those individuals over 70 years of age and/or anyone who has underlying health conditions should avoid attending any large public gatherings.
  • Everyone who does attend should take standard precautions as they would to help prevent any respiratory illness including frequent hand washing and not touching their face, nose or mouth.
 
Thanks all.
 


Ricky Silva
Head Coach-SASO Swimming
Assistant Coach-Solano College