August Newsletter (Back to School break and practice schedule)

Back-To-School Break and Practice Times


Due to the prolonged closure of the pool over the summer, we will not be taking our full two-week end of summer break. We will instead take only the first several days of the school year off: There will be no practices for any groups Thursday, August 6th through Monday, August 10th.

Upon return from the short break, the practice schedule will be modified to accommodate school hours. Except for Gold/Platinum, there will continue to be only one group in the water at a time. Below are the practice times beginning August 11th and extending through August, or until further notice. 

Gold/Platinum
3:30 - 4:45 PM, Monday-Friday
7:45 - 9:00 AM, Saturday

Silver Early (former AM)*
4:45 - 5:40 PM, Monday-Friday

Bronze
5:40 - 6:20 PM, Monday-Thursday

Blue 
6:30 - 7:10 PM,
Blue 1 Monday & Wednesday
Blue 2 Tuesday & Thursday

Silver Late (former PM)*
7:15 - 8:10 PM, Monday - Thursday
5:40 - 6:35 PM, Friday

*Silver swimmers will be assigned to the same group (Early/Late) for which they are currently swimming. If you would prefer to be assigned to the opposite group, please email assistant@wraswim.com to inquire about switching. We have limited group sizes, so these requests will be handled on a first-come, first-serve basis.
 
 

New Practice Rules / COVID-19


In light of the current restrictions and guidelines, there are a few new rules that we must adopt to continue practices and they are as follows:

1) If you have COVID-19, have symptoms of COVID-19, or have been around someone diagnosed with COVID-19, you will not be allowed to participate.
  • Some symptoms include fever and/or cough, please consult the CDC website for a comprehensive list (all employees will also be screened each day).

2) Locker rooms will be closed, except as needed for emergency restroom use only.

  • Swimmers must arrive and leave in their suits.
  • Swimmers should enter the gate with their cap already on, so as to limit person-to-person contact as much as possible.
  • Swimmers are encouraged to use the restroom before coming to the pool.
  • No more than one swimmer should use the restroom facilities at a time.

3) Parents are not allowed on the pool deck/within the fence.

  • Parents are allowed to observe from outside of the fence, but are encouraged to maintain 6 feet of separation from other parents at all times.
  • The bleachers outside of the fence are closed, please do not sit on these.
  • Parents are also permitted to wait in their cars, if this is preferable.
  • If you need to speak with a coach, please make an appointment by emailing coach@wraswim.com

4) Parents should not leave the location during practice.

  • Swimmers will be required to leave the gate immediately at the conclusion of practice, and will then be assumed to be under their parent's supervision.

5) Swimmers will be given specific instructions for maintaining appropriate distancing in the facility during practice. Any swimmer who fails to comply with the instructions given by their coach will be asked to leave practice.

  • There will be separate entry and exit gates.
  • Swimmers will not be allowed to enter the designated entry gate until 5 minutes before their start times. 
  • Swimmers are expected to maintain 6’ distances both inside and outside of the gate. No congregating.
  • The bleachers inside the gate will not be for seating, these will only be used for swim bags and towels, and will be sanitized between practice groups.
  • During practice, swimmers will be given assigned spots in a lane to maintain throughout the practice time. Members of the same household will be allowed to share a place in the lane.

6) Swimmers MUST bring their own goggles, or they will not be permitted to swim. We will not be loaning any goggles or allowing swimmers to share equipment. 

  • Swimmers are encouraged to bring their own additional equipment. 
  • If a swimmer does not have their own equipment, there will be kick boards and pull buoys provided.
  • There will be a drop off point for borrowed kick boards and buoys, so that they can be sanitized.
  • Fins and hand paddles will not be provided. These items should not be needed for the first week. Email if you would like equipment recommendations (Blue group swimmers do not need fins and paddles).
  • Each swimmer will have a designated spot to store their equipment on the pool deck, but any personal equipment should be very clearly labeled with your swimmer’s name.
  • Equipment bags are not allowed to be left at the pool after practice. If you have an equipment bag that was left at the pool before the closure, it should be taken home after your first practice.
We appreciate your cooperation and patience as we continue to navigate practice amidst the current regulations and guidelines. We hope to create an environment where everyone feels comfortable, while having fun practicing with their teammates. If you have any questions, please feel free to ask.
 
Due to the time restraints placed on our program by current restrictions and guidelines, we are unable to schedule year-round swim lessons at this time. We will do our best to resume lessons as soon as possible, and we have an email subscription list to notify you when new classes are open for registration. The email sign up list, as well as more information on our lessons, can be found here.
 

A Note from the Coach:

We hope everyone has been enjoying their return to training. We know that competition is a vital part of sport in general, and a great motivator for our athletes. At this time, there does not seem to be any easing of restrictions that might allow us to return to regular competition in the foreseeable future. We are working on alternative meet formats, so that swimmers can begin racing and competing for times. These may be intrasquad meets held during regular practice times, at first. We appreciate your patience as we work out these details. We hope to return to something normal soon.

 

UPCOMING EVENTS

New events will be announced soon!

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Committee Corner

Want to get more involved? We are always looking for members for the following parent committees: Officials, Social, and Maintenance.

Email Amanda to participate.

 

U.S. Masters Swimming 

Parents: Do you love swimming and wish you could train and compete with a team? Our Masters team is growing, and looking to add new team members! 

Visit our Masters Swimming page for more details.

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assistant@wraswim.com (Swim Team)
swimlessons@wraswim.com (Swim Lessons)

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PO Box 8048
Warner Robins, GA  31095
 
    
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