March 13, 2020
Over the course of th e last 24 – 48 hours, the coronavirus (COVID-19) has prompted unprecedented changes within the worl d, and Like the rest of the country, it has been a crazy few days with the updates from all organizations and facilities in regards to making decisions about cancellations.
Yesterday we received suspension notices from USA Swimming , our local LSC- AM Swimming, and our Elite meet Host LSC’s that all meets and traveling activities for large groups have been suspended for now. We have also received notification from both of our site school districts (Moon and South Fayette) that outside organizations that operate in the school facilities have been temporarily suspended (through at least the end of the month of March).
What that means to us is this:• Our Moon Site Last Splash meet has been canceled.• All remaining practices for all swim team, dive team, masters team, and swim lessons will be canceled effective immediately.o Swim Team Members: Since we will be suspending practices and meets about 2 weeks only- we will just have a longer break period in between our Short course and Long course seasons. Our Long Course Season is still scheduled to launch Monday April 13 th – All members will be sent additional information to register into the new Steel City Team Unify Platform. Please look for specific details involving this action step that will be needed for Long Course registration in the new season. In the meantime, please feel free to visit us on our new website at www.steelcityaquatics.orgo Lesson Program: All lessons will be suspended effective immediately. We will be assessing the schedule of our lessons program and will follow up with rescheduled dates for all, or will provide additional plans as needed.o Masters Program: All masters practices are canceled for the remainder of the month. W e are looking at the suspension disruption for this program, and will provide details directly to our active members once the solutions are finalized. We will be transitioning membership to our Steel City Aquatics program and will build the disruption solution into membership.o Diving Program: All courtesy practices for the Month of March are canceled. We will notify you once a new program and class schedule has been created.
As a result of these updates, suspensions, and cancelations, we wanted to send out the formal plan and projected scheduling changes. While we are disappointed about the meet, we feel that it is the prudent course of action.Thank you for your understanding and stay healthy.Steel City Aquatics Administration