March 18, 2020
Dear DST Families,
The coaching staff has met with our owner, Michael Ramone, and come to an agreement on the path forward for DST. We will be postponing practices for the entire Delaware Swim Team beginning tomorrow, March 19, based on the recommendation of USA Swimming.
This cancellation applies to all practice groups and locations. Practices today, Wednesday, March 20th, will remain as previously scheduled since our attendance numbers have been under the recommended group size by the federal government.
This break in practices will continue until March 29. This gives our swimmers a good "spring break" from their normal schedules. We will again evaluate before March 30, taking into account the local and national COVID - 19 situation and a decision on what to do beginning on Monday, March 30, will be made then.
While the practices are on hold, the Pike Creek facility will continue to be open for members. When, and if, the Governor mandates a shutdown, we will close. Until that time, we will continue to accommodate our members' desires if they wish to use our facilities. All Delaware Swim Team swimmers are welcome to use the Pike Creek pool and swim on their own.
Written practices will be available (without a coach) on the pool deck. This opportunity to use the pool is available only to actual swimmers, who are covered under the facilities' insurance policy as a member of the Delaware Swim Team. Non-Delaware Swim Team members, including parents, will not be allowed to use the facility in any capacity. (Non-Delaware Swim Team members who have fitness center memberships will still be able to use the facility.) Please keep in mind that this will only be available until a shutdown of gym facilities is mandated.
The Pike Creek facility will be open with normal hours until Friday, March 20. After that, these will be the Pike Creek hours while the facility is allowed to remain open:
- Saturdays: 7:00 AM - 4:00 PM
- Sundays: 7:00 AM - 3:00 PM
- Mondays through Thursdays: 7:00 AM - 8:30 PM
- Fridays: 7:00 AM - 6:00 PM
We will get through this together and with a positive attitude. We are happy to provide workouts (dryland) for kids to do at home and we will open group training again once the public health officials allow.
Thank you for your cooperation during this time, and we hope everyone stays safe and healthy during this time.
The DST Coaching Staff