The below policy was adopted at the NYAC Board of Directors meeting on October 21, 2014.
Please be aware that some of the swimmers in our club may have severe food allergies. Exposing them to even tiny amounts of allergy-causing foods could have serious and even life-threatening consequences. Foods such as nuts are especially prone to causing allergies and we ask for your cooperation in not sending foods containing such products with your swimmer to swim meets and team travel events. We also ask that swimmers not share their food with teammates.
Please note, however, that we do NOT offer a nut-free environment. Although we ask parents to be considerate and nut-free, we cannot effectively monitor and guarantee that the events we promote are nut-free. If your swimmer has any nut or related allergies, please notify our office of that when registering, indicating the severity of the allergy. It is the parents’ responsibility to take the necessary precautions by ensuring that the swimmer has an individual emergency plan, including an epinephrine injector (Epi-Pen) if needed, in the event of a serious reaction.