May 16, 2020
NAAC Families & Swimmers –
Pool opening rules were posted yesterday evening (5/15) on Responsible Restart Ohio, linked just below if you have yet to see.
Each facility may interpret the State’s rules a little differently, just FYI, and then decide based upon their interpretation of the rules if, how, and when they might open their pool. Facilities will need to get new protocols established and staff trained before opening as well.
We emailed our proposed NAAC practice, swimmer and coach protocols to several pools last night (5/15) and have heard back from several pools already as well, so please know that the process of getting our swimmers back to practice is moving forward. We will also need to follow the facility protocols of any pool at which we host practices, and hopefully the facilities take our recommended protocols that we provided last night into consideration for their opening.
As noted in the last update, pools may begin opening Tues May 26th, and as noted above some pools may not yet be ready to open right on the 26th, and we will keep you all posted as we move forward with all of our planning. We are considering our options across the board, and we will do our best to provide practices across our groups this summer.
And again - Ohio Swimming will also be hosting a Parent & Athlete town hall Zoom Meeting this Sunday, May 17th. Head Coaches have been meeting with Ohio Swimming leadership weekly and we are planning on doing so for the near future, just FYI. Full Parent and Athlete Ohio Swimming Meeting info is just below (with an updated LIVE registration link), and hope to see you all back at practices in the near future!!
Thanks – John C
Ohio Swimming Town Hall for Parents/Athletes
When: Sunday May 17, 2020
07:00 PM Eastern Time
Register in advance for this meeting:
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.
Submit questions in advance of the meeting: https://ohioswim.formstack.com/forms/town_hall_questions