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Emergency Action Plan

https://www.teamunify.com/cada/UserFiles/Image/DSRT.pngDesert Aquatics Club Emergency Action Plan 

In the event of an emergency situation at any pool facility; DSRT coaches are to follow the instructions of
the pool facility’s aquatics staff members and, in addition, take any additional actions, including those
set forth below, which the coach and/or DSRT representative deems necessary for the protection of the
health and safety of DSRT swimmers, parents, staff, and/or the general public.
DSRT coaches, every time upon entering the swim facility, are to note where the emergency equipment
and exits are located and where the first aid supplies are kept.
The Head Coach (or designee) and a DSRT Board representative (Team President) are the designated
spokespersons for DSRT regarding any emergency.  All information to the public or team members is to
be disseminated through them.
For any emergency that requires exiting the building when the weather is cold, if deemed safe, the Head
Coach (or designee) and a DSRT Board representative can have the swimmers gather warm weather
clothes before exiting. 
For any emergency that requires swimmers to leave early; DSRT Coaching staff and Board
representatives shall ensure all swimmers leave with appropriate adult.


Weather Emergency
1.  Clear the pool, deck and send swimmers and parents to safe locations: Preferable to have
location staff and/or DSRT representatives at all locations moved to. Must wait 30 minutes from
last lightning or thunder to return to water.
 
a. High wind or severe lightning: Interior rooms (Equipment room, Storage room by Men’s locker
room, locker rooms).
b. Flash flooding: Move to upper level floor
c. (If weather is out of control practice will be cancelled beforehand to ensure athletes safety).
d. Swimmers will be cleared from the water if rain or fog are disrupting the visibility. (Example
when raining you cannot see the bottom of the pool).
2. Supervise swimmers and keep everyone calm.
3. Fill out any necessary reports and send to USA Swimming if required.
4. Review safety action plan and make changes if appropriate. & Chemical Emergency
1. Clear the building and take swimmers and DSRT staff to a parking lot.
2. Notify aquatics staff of DSRT & Silverado High School and call 911.
3. Supervise swimmers and keep everyone calm.
4. If false alarm, send everyone back in the building.
5. If not false alarm; contact swimmers’ parents to pick up swimmers.
6. Fill out any necessary reports and send to USA Swimming if required.
7. Review safety action plan and make changes if appropriate.

Fecal/Vomit Incident in the Pool
Should fecal matter be found in the pool at any time, all swimmers must exit the pool and the pool may
be closed by the Desert aquatics staff.  Only the trained aquatic staff should further respond to the
incident.  The head coach will verify with the Silverado aquatics staff that the water chemistry is back to
normal before any swimmer returns to the water.
Vomit will follow the same procedures as solid fecal matter.

 Facility Emergency (not fire or chemical)
1. Clear the building and take swimmers and parents to a parking lot.
2. Notify Desert aquatics staff and call 911.
3. Contact swimmers’ parents to pick up swimmers.
4. Supervise swimmers and keep everyone calm.
5. Fill out any necessary reports and send to USA Swimming if required.
6. Review safety action plan and make changes if appropriate.

Incident Emergency
1. Assess the situation and, if it is safe, notify Desert aquatics staff and deal with the problem without
interruption of swimmers.
2. If the situation is not safe, clear the pool or building, as appropriate, and send swimmers and parents
to a safe location away from the incident.
a. Notify Desert aquatics staff and call 911.
b. Supervise swimmers and keep everyone calm.
c. If incident is long-lasting, contact swimmers’ parents to pick up swimmers.
3. Fill out any necessary reports and send to USA Swimming if required. (USA swimming Incident Report
form).
4. Review safety action plan and make changes if appropriate.

Drowning Emergency
1. If victim is active, notify Desert aquatics staff and supervise swimmers but continue normally.
2. If victim is passive, notify Desert aquatics staff and call 911.
a. Clear the pool and send swimmers to a location away from the incident.
b. Supervise swimmers and keep everyone calm.
3. Coaches with appropriate medical training should provide with assistance, also any medical staff on
the team that can help in assisting. (For example, CPR or Rescue Breathing).
4. Meet ambulance and direct to emergency location.
5. Fill out any necessary reports and send to USA Swimming if required.
6. Review safety action plan and make changes if appropriate.
 

 Medical (non-drowning) Emergency
1. Notify aquatics staff and call 911.
2. Clear the pool and send swimmers to a location away from the incident.
3. Supervise swimmers and keep everyone calm.
4. Coaches with appropriate medical training should provide aquatics staff with assistance if requested.
5. Meet ambulance and direct to emergency location.
6. Fill out any necessary reports and send to USA Swimming if required.
7. Review safety action plan and make changes if appropriate.
Secure the Perimeter”– threat is OUTSIDE the building
1. Lock all inside and outside doors.
2. Move all swimmers and/or facility guests to the equipment room, Alternate secure locations would be
the public restrooms in the pool lobby that can be locked from the inside.
3. Leave the lights off and remain quiet.
4. Remain in place until responders unlock our secured area.
5. Fill out any necessary reports and send to USA Swimming if required.

When Contacting 911
1. Dial 911
2. Tell EMS of the emergency with a brief description.
3. Give the location information of the facility:
                 Address:  14048 Cobalt Rd, Victorville, CA 92392           
Phone:  Silverado High School Number (760) 955-3353 (Give your cell number)
4. Stay on the phone with the EMS personnel until they say it is okay to hang up.

Thank You for your understanding and following DSRT Safety Action Plan.
Head Coach John Casillas and the Board of Directors.