October 8, 2021
NDAC and RFAC Families:
Yesterday I was informed by Bard College personnel that "some" NDAC swimmers have been uncooperative and even combative with regards to adhearing to mask protocols while in the building. Wearing a mask is a non-negotiable part of our contract with Bard College and indiviual participation on NDAC and RFAC. Swimmers must wear a mask anywhere within the Bard Athletic complex. Reminder: NDAC/RFAC participants are only permitted in the hallway by the back door (transitioning in and out), the pool area and bathrooms associated with the pool area. Outside of actual swimming, all participants must wear a mask.
Starting immediately: No swimmers may wait for parent pick-up in the back hallway. If you get out of the practice pool early for any reason, you are required to wait within the actual pool area under the direct supervision of the NDAC/RFAC Coaching staff. Older swimmers may choose to wait outside. Under no circumstances will swimmers be allowed to sit in the back hallway.
Much effort has gone into keeping NDAC/RFAC swimmers training and in the pool over the past 18 months. From this point on, there will be zero tolerance of actions that jepordize our ability to remain swimming at Bard. Anyone who is found to be non-compliant with regards to mask wearing and uncooperative with Bard or NDAC/RFAC staff with concerning adhearance to mandatory safety protocols will be immediately suspended from team pending a Board meeting within 7 days of the incident to determine if this suspension is temporary or permanent. Please contact me should you have any questions regarding this or any other matter.