Our local Solano County Swim Teams have started an online
petition that we encourage all of our VJO members to support by
signing and sharing on social media. This is our opportunity
to show that we are ready to safely return to the pool.
Why? Solano County is currently open for
outdoor recreation; however this does not include the use of
pools. We believe that fitness swimming should be considered
a safe activity, much like walking, running, golfing, hiking and
cycling. We would like to see swimming also included as a
fitness option in Solano County. This would include Social
Distancing Requirements, which would be closely monitored.
This would not include recreational swim at this time, due to the
challenges of maintaining proper social distancing.
Fitness swimming for teams and individuals does not require
direct contact between participants or coaches and social
distancing can be maintained and monitored. As with all
exercise and activity, swimming would comply with standards for
social distancing and safety within aquatic facilities. The CDC has
indicated that there is no evidence the disease spreads through
treated water. Proper operation and maintenance (including
disinfection with chlorine) of these facilities should inactive the
virus in the water.
We know, with collaboration between team leaders, coaches,
public health officials, and facility operators we can create safe
plans for using aquatic facilities to promote physical and mental
health opportunities compliant with public health directives.
Most programs have already prepared "Return to the Pool" plans and
have communicated to their facilities. Additional aquatics
programs could be included moving forward as the current health
The following swim programs in Solano County have been
communicating on a regular basis and are in support of opening of
pools for fitness use.
Rio Vista Sharks
Vacaville Waves Swim Team
Vallejo Aquatics Club