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Covid Safety Plan

 

COVID-19 Safety Plan 

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Step 1: Assess the risks at your workplace 

As an employer of Swim Canada/SwimBC Coaches, the Chinook Swim Club is responsible for updating the return to sport plan as new information becomes available.  The return to sport plan will be updated with information from Swim BC and from the facility in which we reside. 

We have identified a Dr. in our community,  as our community Covid representative.  He is a member of the Covid committee here on the Sunshine Coast so is up to date with current heath guidelines.  He will be following the recommendations on the coast as well as the ones outlined by Swim BC so that our club can stay up to date on the best recommendations to keep our members safe. Our plan is a living document and may be updated at any time. 

  • This individual along with our head coach will be responsible to stay abreast of news related to COVID-19, new government regulations, Swim BC bulletins, assisting in the development of the Club’s plan and education and enforcement. 

Through assessment of the workplace we have identified ways in which transmission will be reduces or eliminated.  To minimize the spread of droplets we will have swimmers arrive ready to swim.  Equipment needs and the delivery of the practice will happen online to minimize the time that swimmers will need to be in proximity to the coach or others. Swimmers are to arrive at the facility with water bottle full.  Once practice is over the swimmers will leave the facility directly through the exit to the lobby and out the front doors.  Athletes will not linger in the lobby to socialize or wait for parents. This plan is in line with those put out by the governing bodies of BC and is a living document that can and will be updated as more information becomes available.  We are working with our Dr. liaison whom is a member of the Covid committee here on the Sunshine Coast . 

When two coaches are required on deck they will work from opposite ends of the pool if they are not members of the same household. Coaches will discuss the practice plan ahead of the practice time. 

Coaches are not to share watches, pens, paper or white boards when on deck.  Coaches are to arrive with water bottles full.  Minimal contact will be made on deck with surfaces. Swimmers are to bring their own equipment and not share any equipment with team mates. 

Step 2: Implement protocols to reduce the risks 

REMAIN COMMUNITY FOCUSSED 

During Phase Two sports are permitted to operate under enhanced protocols which includes: 

  • Staying within the swimmer’s home club community; 
  • Avoiding cross-regional, inter-provincial or cross-country travel. Note that non-essential travel within BC and Canada is currently very strongly discouraged during Phase Two (this is expected to change later in the summer). 
  • Entering into phase three the club will follow guidelines outlined by swimBC.

HEALTH OF SWIMMERS 

  1. All swimmers are to adhere strictly to the illness policy that they were educated on in the information session prior to returning to practice. (Appendix E); 
  2. Coach to conduct daily symptom screenings for swimmers by having them complete the BC COVID-19 Self- Assessment Tool; 
  3. Maintain a strict ‘zero’ tolerance stance for ‘training while sick’ – ensure that swimmers do not participate if they are symptomatic; 
  4. Implement enhanced hygiene protocols: Swimmers are to use hand sanitizer before entering the facility.
  5. a. Frequent and proper handwashing
    b. Avoid touching eyes, nose and mouth c. Cough in your sleeve 
  6. Have swimmers sign the Participant Agreement (Appendix G) and Swimming Canada / Swim BC Assumption of Risk Form (see Appendix F). Completed forms will be retained at the club level. The completed Assumption of Risk Forms for each member of your club are to be sent to Swim BC. 

 

 

 

REMINDERS TO SWIMMERS The Chinook Swim Club has implemented policies to keep coaches and swimmers safe when they are training in the facility.  We will follow the recommendations on spacing outlined by swimBC and by our facility staff.  We will space people along the rope at least 6 ft apart when delivering information to our swimmers so they are not gathered at one end of the pool for long periods of time. We will follow the occupancy limits set out by our facility and mandated by the Public Health officer. We will always consider the below graph when deciding on policies for the health and safety of our members.

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COVID-19 Safety Plan 

First level protection (elimination): Limit the number of people at the workplace and ensure physical distance whenever possible.

The Chinook swim club in collaboration with the SCRD will abide by all occupancy limits set forth by the government and the SCRD. While athletes are swimming in the pool, they will maintain the social distancing guidelines recommended by swim BC outlined for the phase of reopening.  

All office work for the Chinook Swim Club will be conducted from home.  Staff are only to enter the facility to conduct training sessions or to meet with facility staff when required. Masks are to be worn at all times when physical distancing can-not be maintained. 

When there are coaches working together, they are to maintain two meters of physical distancing unless they reside in the same household.  To ensure this, we will have coaches perform their duties from opposite ends of the pool.

APPENDIX D - SAMPLE POOL USE GRAPHICS 

 

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COVID-19 Safety Plan 

Second level protection (engineering): Barriers and partitions 

  • Pre-circulation of workout material will be done to limit the amount of on deck instruction
  • ? Parents are to drop athletes at the front door in the drop off zone
  • ? Parent are not to enter the facility unless allowed by the facility during the specified phase of reopening
  • ? Schedule your arrival no earlier than 10 minutes prior to the scheduled start of your activity; 
  • ? BC COVID-19 Self-Assessment Tool is to be completed for each participant (including coach) prior to entering the building: 

o Do you have any of the following symptoms: fever, chills, cough, shortness of breath, sore throat and/or painful swallowing, stuffy or runny nose, loss of sense of smell, headache, muscle aches, fatigue or loss of appetite? 

o Have you been in contact with someone diagnosed with COVID-19? 

o If any participant answers yes to any of the above, they must depart the training session. 

  • ? Detailed attendance to be recorded by coach for every training session and retained on file; 
  • ? Review personal hygiene habits: cough or sneeze into elbow, no spitting or nasal clearing, avoid touching gates, fences, benches, doors; 
  • ? Use personal equipment only, no sharing. Assign club owned equipment to individuals or limit use; 
  • ? Avoid water fountains, bring personal water bottle; 
  • ? Only coaches should touch or handle facility and club equipment (lane ropes, backstroke flags, backstroke ledges, pace clocks, etc.); 
  • ? Begin return to training with mature athletes to ensure systems and procedures are well established, coaches are clear on all processes, facility procedures are well understood and are in partnership with the club; (Our provincial and Senior swimmers will be the first group to return to the pool)
  • ? Training groups will be consistent through Phase 2 and encouraged into Phase 3. . 

Additional considerations for pool training activities: Arrival: 

? Swimmers are to be dropped off in front of the facility on more than 10 min before their training session. Parent spectators managed as per facility plan

? Enter facility only through pre-described access point at the front doors and then onto deck through the lobby. 

? Participants to be met upon entry by coach and assisted with directions to pre-determined deck space: 

o Participants are to be in suits, no changeroom access permitted.
o Only essential gear and personal items (towel, swim bag etc.) are to be brought to the pool and placed in a pre-designated area.
o Minimize clothing worn to the training session. Swimmers are to arrive in their parkas so that they are ready to swim. 

  • ? Wash hands or use hand sanitizer upon entry; 
  • ? Swimmers are to follow all traffic signage as designated by the facility. Swimmers will enter the front door after sanitizing hands and then enter the deck via the lobby where they will be ready to enter the pool.  Masks will be worn when entering and leaving the facility when required by the facility.  Coaches will wear masks as required. 

Pre-session activation: 

  • ? On deck activation will be limited to simple activities during Phase Two; 
  • ? Assign specific locations on the deck for each participant with physical markers
  • ? Coaches to consider PPE if physical distancing may be challenged. 

Training: 

  • ? Goggles are to be worn by all participants; 
  • ? Personal training equipment (pull buoy, paddles, bands, etc.) only - DO NOT SHARE; 
  • ? Provide graphics illustrating lane flow, direction, distancing and wall strategies prior to practice during zoom education session. 
  • ? Ensure lane density is clearly established in concert with facility plan / tolerances; 
  • ? Reinforce personal hygiene habits. 
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Departure: 

  • ? Participants must immediately leave facility upon completion of workout – change and shower at home; 
  • ? For multiple training sessions, stagger start times to account for individuals moving in and out of the facility. Consult with facility administration to sequence timing of club programs with public programs. 

Additional considerations for dryland activities utilizing outdoor / indoor facilities: 

  • ? Ensure that physical distancing is in place when performing dryland activities outdoors. 
  • ? Investigate and ensure any booking procedures that may be in place with the municipality for use of fields, etc. are adhered to.
  • ? When athletes attend our training gym they will be required to follow their return to sport guidelines.  
  • ? For indoor facilities (gymnasia, etc.) review and employ procedures utilized in the pool training activity section above. 
  • When physical distancing measures can-not be ensured swimmers will be required to wear masks.  Hand sanitization is always required.  Swimmers will not share equipment when performing dryland activities. 

Open Water Training

The club is aware that some members are choosing to train open water.  At this time, we would like all members to be aware that this is not a club run event.  If you choose to train open water this at your own risk.  We would like to advise you that you should follow all physical distancing measures that you follow when you are training in the facility.  This includes wearing masks when physical distancing on land can-not be achieved.  Do not share equipment, wear goggles and follow safety recommendations outlined by SwimBC. If you choose to swim in the ocean or lake you should follow the shoreline so that you are able to exit the water in a safe manner if you need to.  For your safety do not swim alone.  Please reference the safety guidelines outlined by swimBC/Swim Canada. 

The Board of Directors for the Chinook Swim Club and the Coaches are not responsible for the safety of swimmers in open water training. This activity is done at the risk of swimmers and parents on their own time. All parents have been notified of this decision by the Board of Directors and Coaches and have responded that they agree. 

 

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Third level protection (administrative): Rules and guidelines 

Chinook Swim Club employees should follow the same rules and guidelines outlined for swimmers above.  Coaches are not to come to the pool if they or someone in their household has been in contact with someone with Covid-19 or if they are experiencing symptoms of Covid-19. 

All Coaches will answer the same questions as the swimmers when they enter the facility.  Attendance sheets will include the names of the coaches so that quick contact tracing can be facilitated in the event of an outbreak. 

Coaches will have an education session to review current policies in regards to Covid once a month or as information is released where we will discuss any concerns that employers/employees have for the workplace.  Any concerns that they feel need to be addressed immediately will be submitted to Sarah Hynd in writing and then reviewed with the Board of Directors within 24 hours so that policies and protocols can be reviewed and implemented. 

Our Covid Liaison Dr. and Head Coach will remain up to date on all policy changes put out by the Public Health Officer. 

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Fourth level protection: Using masks (optional measure in addition to other control measures) 

The coaches that are to return in this phase have been educated on the use of masks and how to properly wear them and remove them.  Coaches that are to return in the fall will have a training session to address proper donning and doffing of PPE.  Coaches have been informed that masks are to prevent droplets from spreading to those around them.  Physical distancing is top priority to reduce the spread of covid and masks are utilized when this physical distancing can-not be ensured. If a swimmer requires first aid by a coach/lifeguard proper PPE must be utilized while providing care. 

Swimmers are to arrive on the pool deck and leave the pool deck with a mask.  Masks are to removed immediately before entering the water and reapplied immediately after getting out of the water. This policy may be modified in accordance with the facility policy. 

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To reduce the risk of surface transmission we have implemented policies to reduce contact with surfaces in the facility.  The facility staff will be sanitizing surfaces frequently that swimmers may come in contact with such as washrooms and door handles. Policies and procedures for this have been discussed with the SCRD pool management. 

Staff are to immediately wash their hands if they touch a high-risk surface such as door handles.  Staff will be encouraged to have hand sanitizer in their pockets at all times.

The facility is responsible for posting signage in regards to covering cough and sneeze protocols.  We will be emailing our members reminders about these protocols. 

Workers who are cleaning have adequate training and materials. The lifeguards at the pool have been trained on how to clean commonly touched surfaces. 

Coaches will not be sharing equipment such as pens, stop watches, or paper when at the facility. 

There will be hand sanitizer available to swimmers on deck in the event that they touch a commonly touched surface once inside the facility.  Swimmers are to bring their own hand sanitizer for use before entering the facilty. 

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Step 3: Develop policies 

EMERGENCY RESPONSE 

FIRST AID 

Outside of the swimming pool environment and where lifeguarding and first aid attendants are not present (dryland training), all persons attending to the injured individual must first put on a mask and gloves. Coaches are advised to have this level of PPE available to them when conducting outdoor land-based training. 

Follow WorkSafeBC’s protocols for occupational first aid attendants on safely treating individuals.

Follow Red Cross Canada’s protocols for an unresponsive person during COVID-19. 

Head Coach and Assistant coach recently completed Red Cross Emergency First Aid and CPR-C  

OUTBREAK PLAN 

In the event of an outbreak our Covid Committee representative will be notified.  Our representative is also on the Covid Medical Committee for our community.   

An Outbreak Plan should: 

  1. In the event that an outbreak occurs, Sarah Hynd will notify members of a change in programing immediately? 
  2. Sarah Hynd will notify facility administration if any swimmer or coaching staff member reports they are suspected or confirmed to have COVID-19; 
  3. If a club member, coach develops or family member/household occupant contracts COVID-19, then our Dr Liaison will be discussing what the next steps will be for the club with the guidance of public health. 
  4.  Immediately report and discuss the suspected outbreak with the Medical Health Officer and public health, and the facility. Implement your illness Policy symptoms, implement the Illness Policy and advise individuals to: Self-isolate;
    Monitor symptoms daily, report respiratory illness and not return to activity for at least 10 days.following the onset of COVID-19 symptoms;
    Use the COVID-19 self-assessment tool (BC COVID-19 Self-Assessment Tool) to determine if further assessment or testing is needed. 

• Return to swimming / work if the individual or family member/household occupant is tested for COVID-19 and is negative; 

• Return to swimming / work if the individual or family member/household occupant is not tested, and 14 days have passed since they became ill and they are symptom free. 

  1. In the event any swimmer or coach has had to leave a practice, notify the facility administration immediately to permit proper disinfectant protocols to be followed; In the event of a positive COVID-19 result add enhanced cleaning measures;
    6. Should a medical health officer contact your club, cooperate in the contact tracing – ensure attendance sheets are available. 
  1. If a swimmer begins to feel sick they will sanitize their hands, be provided with a mask and told to isolate.  The parents of the athlete will be called and given instruction to call 811 for further guidance and instructions on testing and self-isolation. 

 

Step 4: Develop communication plans and training 

Meetings are to be conducted with all parents prior to returning to the facility so that they will know what to expect and how to navigate through the facility safely. The Head Coach of the Chinook Swim Club will meet with the SCRD representative to make sure that we are working collaboratively on the rules and expectations of the facility to keep everyone safe. 

All Coaches have been informed on policies and procedures in the club to keep everyone safe.  Coaches have been informed to stay home when sick or suspect that are getting sick.  The facility in which we reside are determining the occupancy limits and we will abide by the limits that they have in place during any period of time. 

We will email proper hand washing protocols to all members.  These will be posted by the facility in washrooms. 

Staff will be notified about how to deliver practices online prior to coming to the pool so that athletes will not need to congregate close together for the delivery of practice information. Markers will be placed on the rope to indicate to the swimmer where they are to stop to wait for instruction. 

 

 

COVID-19 Safety Plan 

Step 5: Monitor your workplace and update your plans as necessary 

Coaches have been informed to contact the Head Coach if they have a concern about the policies in place or if they can see a way to implement more safety precautions.  These concerns will be reviewed immediately if there is a cause for concern that must be addressed in the moment or within 24 hours if the danger is not an immediate concern.  All policies that are to be changed will be reviewed by the BOD and our public health liaison. 

Step 6: Assess and address risks from resuming operations 

The Chinook Swim Club has held a board meeting to review and approve the safety plan.  The Coaches of the Chinook Swim Club will be trained in all aspects of the plan prior to returning to the pool.  Parents will be required to attend a safety meeting over zoom so that all members are aware of the rules on returning to the facility. All members and Coaches must make the decision for themselves if they are comfortable returning to the facility during this phase of reopening.  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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_____________________ ILLNESS POLICY (Chinook Swim Club) 

In this policy “member” includes an employee, volunteer, participant or parent/ spectator. 

  1. Inform an individual in a position of authority (coach, team manager) immediately if you feel any symptoms of COVID-19 such as fever, chills, cough, shortness of breath, sore throat and painful swallowing, stuffy or runny nose, loss of sense of smell, headache, muscle aches, fatigue and loss of appetite. 
  2. Assessment: 
    1. Members must respond to a pre-training oral questionnaire before their practice/ activity to attest that they are not feeling any of the COVID 19 symptoms. 
    2. Coaches will visually monitor team members to assess any early warning signs as to the status of their health and to touch base on how they are regarding their personal safety throughout the practice/ activity. 
    3. If members are unsure, please have them use the BC COVID-19 Self-Assessment Tool or through the COVID-19 BC Support App self-assessment tool. 
  3. If a member is feeling sick with COVID-19 symptoms:
    a. They should remain at home and contact Health Link BC at 8-1-1.
    b. If they feel sick and/or are showing symptoms while at practice they should be sent home immediately and have them contact 8-1-1 or a doctor for further guidance.
    c. NO member may participate in a practice/activity if they are symptomatic. 
  4. If a member tests positive for COVID-19:
    a. The member will not be permitted to return to practice until they are free of the COVID-19 virus.
    b. Any member who worked / practiced closely with the infected member will also be removed from club activity for at least 14 days.
    c. Ensure work / practice area is closed off, cleaned and disinfected immediately and any surfaces that could have potentially be infected/ touched. 
  5. If a member has been tested and is waiting for the results of a COVID-19 test:
    a. As with the confirmed case, the member must be removed from the work / practice area.
    b. The BCCDC advises that any person who has even mild symptoms to stay home and call 8-1-1. 
  6. If a member has come in to contact with someone who is confirmed to have COVID-19:
    a. Members must advise their employer/ coach if they reasonably believe they have been exposed to COVID-19.
    b. Once the contact is confirmed, the member will be removed from the workplace/ practice for at least 14 days or as otherwise directed by public health authorities. Members who may have come into close contact with the member will also be removed from the workplace for at least 14 days.
    c. The workspace/ activity area will be closed off, cleaned, and disinfected immediately and any other surfaces that could have potentially been infected/touched. 
  7. Quarantine or Self-Isolate conditions: 
    1. Any member has travelled outside of Canada or the province within the last 14 days is not permitted to enter any part of the facility and must quarantine and self-isolate. 
    2. Any member with any symptoms of COVID-19 is not permitted to enter any part of the facility and must quarantine and self-isolate. 
    3. Any member from a household with someone showing symptoms of COVID-19 is not permitted to enter any part of the facility and must quarantine and self-isolate. 
    4. Any member who is quarantined or self-isolating as a result of contact with an infected person or in families who are self-isolating, is not permitted to enter any part of the facility. c. Other members who may have been exposed will be informed and removed from the work / practice for at least 14 days or until the diagnosis of COVID-19 is ruled out by health authorities. d. The works / practice space will be closed off, cleaned, and disinfected immediately and any other surfaces that could 

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APPENDIX F - ACKNOWLEDGEMENT AND ACCEPTANCE OF RISK FORM 

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ACKNOWLEDGEMENT AND ASSUMPTION OF RISKS FORM (FOR ADULT PARTICIPANT AND MINOR PARTICIPANT of the Chinook Swim Club)
Please read this document carefully 

This acknowledgment and assumption of risks form must be signed before participating in any Activity sanctioned or organized by Swimming Natation Canada, Swim BC, or Swim BC Member Clubs 

As a participant, or on behalf of a minor participant, in the Activities organized, recognized or sanctioned by Swimming Natation Canada (“SNC”), Swim BC or a Swim BC Member Club (“Club”) I hereby acknowledge and agree to the following terms and conditions respecting my/their participation in any Activity. 

Introduction 

As a participant, or on behalf of a minor participant, in the Activities organized, recognized or sanctioned by SNC, Swim BC or Swim BC Member Clubs, I, the undersigned 

______________________________________ (name of adult participant) 

OR ____________________________________ (name of a parent or legal guardian of a minor participant), 

acting as ____________________________ (parent or legal guardian) 

of_________________________________________ (name of minor participant), 

hereby acknowledge and agree to the following terms and conditions respecting my/their participation in any Activity. 

Definitions 

  1. “Activity” or “Activities” means any in-person or virtual activities such as events, training camps, programs, competitions, 

physical training performed or conducted in water or outside water, recognized, organized or sanctioned by SNC or Swim 

BC or Swim BC Member Clubs. 

  1. “Agreement” means this Acknowledgement and Assumption of Risk. 
  2. “Injury or Health-related problem” means any injury, health-related issue or illness including mental health issues diagnosed by a medical practitioner. 
  3. “Members” means the members listed in Section 3.01 of Swim BC bylaws dated October 10, 2019 or Section 2.1 of SNC’s bylaws dated July 29, 2019, as revised. 
  4. “Minor” means the minor participant named in the Introduction.
  5. “Organization” means collectively, SNC, Swim BC, Swim BC Member club and their respective coaches, directors, officers, ommittee members, members, employees, volunteers, participants, agents and representatives. 
  6. “Registrant” means a participant and all individuals or entities of SNC including those individuals and associations, incorporated or unincorporated, as described in SNC’s national registration policy, procedures and rules manual who have met the requirements of registration and the registration has been completely processed and registrants or registered participants of Swim BC or a Member Club. 
  7. “Club” means a Member club that is registered with Swim BC. 
  8. “Water” means any outdoor or indoor pools, artificial or natural water basins used for swimming. 

Description of Risks 

10. As a participant, or parent or legal guardian of a Minor participant in the sport of swimming and the Activities of the Organization, the undersigned agrees to the following terms and conditions. 

11. I am, or the Minor is participating voluntarily in the sport of swimming and the Activities of the Organization. In consideration of my participation or the Minor’s participation in the sport of swimming and the Activities of the Organization, I hereby acknowledge that I am aware of and hereby accept the risks, dangers and hazards inherent and associated with or related to the sport of swimming and any Activities of the Organization, including any Injury or Health-related Problem, which can be severe and even fatal. These risks, dangers and hazards may include, but are not limited to, an Injury or Health-related Problem resulting from: 

a. Exertion and stretching of various muscle groups or strenuous cardiovascular activity in or out of water;

b. Vigorous physical exertion or physical contact in or out of water;
c. Slips or falls due to uneven, slippery or irregular surfaces, including on the pool deck, in dressing rooms or other facilities or rooms at an aquatic venue and at any physical facilities in and around open water venues;
d. Failure to properly use any piece of swimming related equipment or the mechanical failure of any piece of equipment;
e. Concussions or aggravated related symptoms;
f. Spinal cord injuries which may result in permanent paralysis;
g. Travel to and from training or competitive events and associated non-competitive events which are an integral part of the Organization’s Activities;
h. Infectious sources such as COVID-19, as defined by the relevant municipal, provincial or federal health authorities;
i. Extreme weather conditions which may result in heatstroke, sunstroke or lightning strikes;

j. Unforeseen events. 

  1. Furthermore, I am aware:
    a. That an Injury or Health-related Problem sustained can be severe and even fatal;
    b. That I or the Minor may experience anxiety during an Activity of the Organization;
    c. That the risk of Injury or Heath-related Problem is reduced if the rules established for participation are followed; and
    d. That the risk of Injury or Health-related Problem increases with fatigue. 
  2. In consideration of the Organization allowing me, or the Minor to participate in Activities, I confirm that I have not been advised by a medical doctor that my or my child’s physical condition prevents me or my child from participating in the Organization’s Activities. 

 

 

Medical Assistance 

In case of an Injury or Health-related Problem, I authorize the Organization, for myself or the Minor, to obtain all necessary on-site medical assistance for the medical situation, including transportation by ambulance or by other means to a hospital. 

Acknowledgement and signature 

I have read this Agreement, and by signing it, I understand that it is binding upon myself, my heirs, executors, administrators and representatives. If this Agreement is signed electronically, I, acknowledge and recognize that the electronic signature constitutes my official signature and that I am the person who completed this Agreement. 

For a Minor participant or registrant 

Name of the Minor: _____________________________________________

 

Date of birth: ___________________________________________________

 

Name of parent or legal guardian (Print):______________________________________________


 

Signature of parent or legal guardian:__________________________________________________


 

Signed in (City): Date: ______________________________________________________________

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

APPENDIX G - CLUB PARTICIPATION AGREEMENT 

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____________________ Participation Agreement 

(chinook Swim Club) 

Application - all athletes, coaches, members, volunteers, participants and family members of participants while in attendance at Club activities. 

All Participants of <Chinook Swim Club> _______________agree to abide by the following points when entering club facilities and/or participating in club activities. 

I agree to symptom screening checks and will let my club know if I have experienced any of the symptoms in the last 14 days. 

I agree to stay home if feeling sick and remain home for 14 days if experiencing COVID-19 symptoms. I agree to sanitize my hands upon entering and exiting the facility, with soap or sanitizer. 

I agree to sanitize the equipment I use throughout my practice with approved cleaning products provided by the club (shared and personal equipment). 

I agree to continue to follow social distancing protocols of staying at least 2 meters away from others. 

I agree to not share any equipment during practice times 

I agree to abide by all of my club’s COVID-19 Policies and Guidelines 

I understand that if I do not abide by the aforementioned policies/ guidelines, that I may be asked to leave the club for up to 14 days to help protect myself and others around me. 

I acknowledge that continued abuse of the policies and/or guidelines may result in temporary suspension of my club membership. 

I acknowledge that there are risks associated with entering club facilities and/or participating in club activities, and that the measures taken be the club and participants, including those set out above. 

Name: ______________________________ Date: _______________________________ 

Signature of Participant (if over 18 years of age): Signature of Parent / Guardian (if participant is a minor): 

(retain completed form in club files) 

Parent or Guardian Name: ____________________________    

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APPENDIX H - CLUB MEMBER COMMUNICATION TEMPLATE 

3, July, 2020

Dear PARTICIPANT, COACH, PARENTs
As British Columbia public health authorities develop guidelines to lift some restrictions on gathering in a responsible way, Chinook Swim Club 

The attached “Return to Swimming Plan” has been developed for our club in order to ensure that: 

  • health and safety of all individuals is a priority; 
  • activities are in alignment with provincial health recommendations; 
  • modifications to activities are in place in order to reduce the risks to each or our swimmers; 
  • our sport is united and aligned on a plan to reopen throughout the province.
    While we do hope things will return to normal in the not too distant future, currently this “Return to Swimming Plan” will be the new normal until we are advised otherwise by public health authorities. 

If you choose to participate, you must follow these rules: 

  • If you don’t feel well or are displaying symptoms of COVID-19, you must stay home; 
  • If you have traveled outside of Canada, you are not permitted at a practice until you have self- isolated for a minimum of 14 days; 
  • If you live in a household with someone who has COVID-19 or is showing symptoms of COVID- 19, you must stay home; 
  • Wear your suit to practice (no changing at the pool); 
  • Wash your hands before participating; 
  • Bring your own equipment, water bottle and hand sanitizer; 
  • Comply with physical distancing measures at all time; 
  • Avoid physical contact with others, including shaking hands, high fives, etc.; 
  • Leave the facility as quickly as possible after you finish. 

Our “Return to Swimming Plan” is based on current public health guidance. While we are all doing our best to minimize the risk of exposure to COVID-19, while the virus circulates in our communities it is impossible to completely eliminate the risk. Each participant must make their own decision as to whether it is in their best interest to resume participation at this time. You must take into account your own circumstances and make the decision that is right for you. 

Should you choose to join us, we require your full cooperation with our “Return to Swimming Plan”. Sincerely, 

Club President: Maggie Scott

Head Coach: Sarah Hynd