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From the PVS Chair

 

Potomac Valley Swimming 

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PVS Members,

Today, USA Swimming issued the following communication.

 https://www.usaswimming.org/news-landing-page/2020/03/12/coronavirus-(covid-19)-update

 In prioritizing the health and wellness of all our members, as of March 12, USA Swimming has made the decision to suspend all our events, camps, conferences, or any occasion that requires individuals to travel and gather for the next 30 days.

We also strongly recommend that our Local Swimming Committees (LSC) and clubs suspend all USA Swimming-sanctioned competitions across the country for the next 30 days.


The PVS Board is taking the USA Swimming recommendation and suspending all sanctioned competitions for at least the next 30 days.  We will revisit this suspension within two weeks or if we receive new guidance from USA Swimming.

Swim Practice and dryland training is still a covered activity under USA Swimming Insurance. Clubs and facilities will make the decision of whether to hold practices or not.  Since the virus stays on the surface for a long time, make sure any dryland training has the swimmers cleaning up after each use of the machine.  Deck cleaning, locker room cleaning, bathroom cleaning, wiping down door handles and all surfaces by facility are important. Anybody that is sick stays at home.

Please continue to take precautions as recommended by the CDC, WHO and local health departments.  If you have symptoms, stay home and contact your healthcare provider.  The health and safety of our PVS family is important to all of us.

Tim Husson
General Chair, Potomac Valley Swimming
tim.husson@gmail.com