January 30, 2021
Please Wear a MASK!!!
All swimmers can dress and undress in the Valley High School locker rooms.
Must wear a mask in the locker rooms.
When arriving and leaving, and while on the pool deck, all swimmers and parents must wear a mask.
When swimming, swimmers should put their masks in plastic bags behind the starting areas.
When exiting the pool, swimmers must put on their masks. NO EXCEPTIONS!
Please keep 6 feet apart at all times.
Please arrive on time, not before your group starts.
Parents are not allowed in the stands.
The guidelines must be followed or swimmers will be asked to leave practice.
This link must be done daily.
We will be following Allegheny County Health Department, USA Swimming, and COVID-19 policies.
Racer X Aquatics Safety Protocols:
Racer X Aquatics COVID-19 Screening
Have you been within 6 feet of a person with a lab-confirmed case of COVID-19 for at least 5 minutes, or had direct contact with their mucus or saliva, in the past 14 days?
If you answer yes, please do not come to Racer X Aquatics.
In the last 48 hours, have you had any of the following NEW symptoms?
Check all that apply.
Fever of 100.5 F (38 C) or above, or possible fever symptoms like alternating chills and sweating
Trouble breathing, shortness of breath, or severe wheezing
Chills or repeated shaking with chills
Loss of smell or taste, or a change in taste
Nausea, vomiting, or diarrhea
None of the above
If you mark none of the above, you may come to Racer X Aquatics practice.
These checks need to be done daily.
PREPARING TO SWIM - Protect against infections:
• Wash your hands with a disinfectant soap and water (for 20 seconds or longer) or use a hand sanitizer if soap and water are not readily available, before going to the pool.
• Do not share equipment.
• Bring a full water bottle to avoid touching a tap or water fountain handle.
• If you need to sneeze or cough, do so into a tissue or upper sleeve/arm area.
• Arrive as close as possible to when activity begins.
• Avoid touching gates, fences, benches, etc. if you can.
• Do not attend Racer X Aquatics if you or a member of your household does not feel well.
Please have your suits on and ready to get in.
Racer X Aquatics swimmers will put backpacks and shoes and clothing on the bleachers.
No showers will be allowed.
Yes bathrooms will be open.
Please do not leave any equipment behind. Racer X will not be responsible for it.
Assumption of the Risk and Waiver of Liability Relating to Coronavirus/COVID-19
The novel coronavirus, COVID-19, has been declared a worldwide pandemic by the World Health Organization. COVID-19 is extremely contagious and is believed to spread mainly from person-to-person contact. As a result, federal, state, and local governments and federal and state health agencies recommend social distancing and have, in many locations, prohibited the congregation of groups of people.
Racer X Aquatics has put in place preventative measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19; however, Racer X Aquatics cannot guarantee that you or your child(ren) will not become infected with COVID-19. Further, attending practice could increase your risk and your child(ren)’s risk of contracting COVID-19.
By signing this agreement, I acknowledge the contagious nature of COVID-19 and voluntarily assume the risk that my child(ren) and I may be exposed to or infected by COVID-19 by attending practice and that such exposure or infection may result in personal injury, illness, permanent disability, and death. I understand that the risk of becoming exposed to or infected by COVID-19 at the practice may result from the actions, omissions, or negligence of myself and others, including, but not limited to, Racer X Aquatics employees, volunteers, and program participants and their families.
I voluntarily agree to assume all of the foregoing risks and accept sole responsibility for any injury to my child(ren) or myself (including, but not limited to, personal injury, disability, and death), illness, damage, loss, claim, liability, or expense, of any kind, that I or my child(ren) may experience or incur in connection with my child(ren)’s attendance at practice or participation in Racer X Aquatics programming (“Claims”). On my behalf, and on behalf of my children, I hereby release, covenant not to sue, discharge, and hold harmless the Racer X Aquatics, its employees, agents, and representatives, of and from the Claims, including all liabilities, claims, actions, damages, costs or expenses of any kind arising out of or relating thereto. I understand and agree that this release includes any Claims based on the actions, omissions, or negligence of the Racer X Aquatics, its employees, agents, and representatives, whether a COVID-19 infection occurs before, during, or after participation in any Racer X Aquatics program.
Please parents if you have a question, concerns or complements about Racer X Please talk to Coach Jim.
(412) 287- 8818
Thanks again for your support!