March 27, 2020
Fellow Members of Michigan Swimming,
This evening, we received the below updated guidance from USA Swimming regarding insurance coverage for remote dryland training.
Michigan Swimming, Inc. continues to encourage its members to heed the guidance of local, state, and federal health authorities as we endure this COVID-19 pandemic.
Further, if you have any questions at an LSC-level, please contact Dr. Melissa Millerick-May, Vice-Chair of Safe Sport and Operational Risk, at firstname.lastname@example.org. She is an excellent resource for your team on this particular topic.
If there is anything I can do to assist you or your club, please do not hesitate to reach out.
Yours in Sport,
- Members: Only registered USA Swimming members may participate in the training
- Supervision ratio: The Coach/Instructor to athlete ratio shall be no greater than 1:8 (1 coach per 8 athletes)
- Recommended exercise: Training shall consist primarily of body weight or light resistance exercises
- Spatial limitations: Coach shall ensure the athlete is in an open space free from obstruction prior to training.
- Content: All content must be professional in nature.
- Timing of training: All video training must take place between the hours of 8:00 am – 8:00 pm and may not take place on a social media platform. (You may use Zoom, Google, Skype, etc.)
- Parent/3rd party Adult involvement: If there is only one minor athlete and coach conducting the training, the minor’s legal guardian must be present and able to observe the training and video.
- For any group setting, at least one other adult, in addition to the coach, must be present and able to view the video activity during the training session.
- The parents should sign a release for at home dryland training.