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Hello Normandy Park Sharks!

As summer comes to an end, this is the time we normally would be beginning to close up the pool until next Spring, but not this year. I am happy to announce the Board has decided to keep the pool open for Fall, Winter and Spring this year. We will be able to offer lap swimming year round and we will be renting out pool time to Seattle Metropolitan Swim Club (SMAC) for the Fall, Winter and Spring.

SMAC is a local year round swim team that serves many swimmers in our local community. With the lack of indoor pool space due to COVID-19, they are in dire need of pool time for their athletes.  Over the years, teams, like SMAC, have coached, mentored and cheered on our local athletes. Many of these athletes have become NPSC swim lesson instructors, lifeguards and Summer Swim Team coaches.  We look forward to helping these athletes continue to grow all year at our pool.

This arrangement will allow us to offer lap swim throughout the year to our membership. We are also very excited to use this as a wonderful fundraising opportunity.  

GO SHARKS!

Michelle Sipes-Marvin

NPSC Board President

LAP SWIM SIGN-UPS for the week of Sept 14-27 (Please READ UPDATES IN RED BELOW)

 

Please review the modified lap swim swim schedule.  We are testing different hours on different days and they will be changing going forward when we decide what works best for everyone.

 

IF YOU SIGN UP…SHOW UP!  If you can’t make your scheduled time please cancel your reservation in plenty of time so that others can take your spot. To those that do cancel…..thank you for cancelling spots ahead of time as it frees up spaces for others to use.  It is very much appreciated.

Also….if your child cannot swim laps INDEPENDENTLY they cannot be at lap swim. Exceptions to the 12+ are only being made if your child can swim WITHOUT help.  Needing to be supported by a parent while on a kick board does not qualify as an independent swimmer.

Children under the age of 12 must be able to pass the pool test in order to be swim laps.  Pool test consists of swimming freestyle continuously for 2 lengths of the pool and then treading water for 5 minutes.

GUESTS are not allowed to swim at this time.  We can only accommodate members.  This includes grandparents, cousins, friends etc….Access to the pool is only allowed for members.

Please remember to not congregate at the ends of the pool.   It is hard to maintain 6 feet distance from the person in the lane next to you when multiple people are swimming in one lane and hanging out at the wall.

Please use the link below to sign up for a Lap Swim Reservations for  Sept 14-27.   Also, please read the instructions below carefully. This schedule is subject to change at anytime so please check the sign-up occasionally for changes.

https://signup.com/go/rMOUUCh

ONE SPOT PER FAMILY PER DAY.  To utilize the pool to capacity, exceptions will be made if a family wants to sign up for more than one spot in one day.  A second reservation can be made day-of if made within one hour prior to the start of that session. IF the family does sign up for back to back sessions they will still need to clear the pool to give the guards like to clean and check in the next session of participants. You are allowed to sign up your family for 2 spots per week, at least one day in advance.  One spot equals one lane and can accommodate up to 3 family members at a time.  In addition to your two spots per week reserved ahead of time, you can sign up for additional spots if they are available day-of.  Day-of spots can be reserved starting at 6AM that day. A second day of spot can be reserved one hour prior to the session.  Swimmers must be 12+ years old and/or must be able to actively lap swim.  If you can't make your scheduled reservation, please cancel or reschedule by 6AM day-of so that you can maintain your allocated spot for the week and others can have an opportunity to use that spot.

Questions, please email Kerry, the Pool Manager, at manager@normandyparksharks.com

Please know that we are working very diligently and we are trying our hardest to make the best of a bad situation.  Please be patient and kind with us while we charter through new territory with COVID-19 and a new facility.  Please also note that everything outlined in this email is subject to change at any time.

COVID-19 RESERVED LAP SWIM / LESSON RULES AND PROCEDURES

(Updated 7-1-2020)

These rules will be amended per current CDC guidelines and as we transition into better practices.

BEFORE COMING TO THE POOL     - Take a shower at home and consider applying sunscreen before coming as your time on the deck is limited

ENTERING THE FACILITY     - All Members must sign in one at a time. Please, social distant yourself and wait for the supervisor to check you in.

SANITIZE YOUR HANDS UPON ENTERING     - This is highly recommended.

BEFORE ENTERING THE FACILITIES YOU MUST WEAR A MASK     - If you do not have a mask, you will be provided with one. This is state-mandated.

HEALTH CHECK AND COVID SCREENING     – All Members must sign a one-time COVID Waiver.  Then all Members will be screened upon entrance. You may have your temperature check as an extra precaution. You may not enter the facilities if you are experiencing COVID-19 symptoms or answer YES to any of our COVID Health questions.  You will be asked to not come back for two weeks or provide us a with a negative COVID test result.

ENTERING THE POOL DECK     - You may put your supplies down/by on the chair/cone behind your lane.  You may not put your items in the restrooms or bleachers unless you are staff.

RESTROOMS     - Please, advise the COVID-19 Supervisor in the office that you need to use the restroom. They will unlock the door for you. The only restroom that will be available is the Family Bathroom….and just the toilet and sink will be available for Emergencies only.

DECK     - MAINTAIN 6’ DISTANCE at all times

·         Masks must be worn at all times unless in the water.

·         No congregating

·         During this Phase 2, you should not be on the pool deck unless you are an employee, maintenance, or participating in physical activity. 

·         Parents of swim team parents should remain in your car to help with social distancing

·         If you need to observe your child, you may do so by following the social distancing guidelines, wear a mask, and follow a rule of only 1 parent per child, with siblings if necessary. Suggested seating would be on the bleachers.

WHILE IN THE POOL

·         If you need to use the stairs to enter or exit, please wait until other swimmers are not in the way.

·         Restrooms are for using the toilet. NO SHOWERS AND NO CHANGING CLOTHES unless approved by the supervisor.

·         Touch as little as possible to cut down on any extra exposure or contact

·         Remember you must MAINTAIN 6 FEET AT ALL TIMES even in the water!

·         Swim in the center of your lane (Unless with a family member)

·         While swimming with a family member, it is important that you do not stand side by side at the end of the lane. Always stay on the marked black line on the bottom of the pool floor.

·         REFRAIN FROM YELLING UNLESS THERE IS AN EMERGENCY (This means do not yell over to your friend in Lane 3 if you are in Lane 6).

·         EXIT IMMEDIATELY OUT THE SOUTH GATE ON THE SOUTH SIDE OF THE POOL DECK

·         NO CONGREGATING AT THE POOL OR THE PARKING LOT

Thank you for following these guidelines and know that these rules may change weekly as our state goes into different Phases. These rules are in addition to the posted pool rules.