**WE WILL PRACTICE IN THE RAIN**
If there is thunder and lightning in the area, the Miami Country Day Aquatic Center has a Thorguard lightning detection system. When the alarm goes off (one long horn), all swimmers and spectators must exit the pool and get off the pool deck as soon as possible. We will only return when the all clear is heard (three shorter horn sounds). MCDA reserves the right to evacuated the pool if the weather warrants, even if the alarm does not sound.
During weather emergency:
- The staff will wait up to 1/2 hour into practice before we decide to cancel a practice.
- If the alarm goes off during practice and there are 30 minutes or less of practice, all swimmers will be dismissed. A MCDA coach will remain at the pool until all children are picked up.
- If the alarm goes off while there is more than 30 minutes of practice, we will take the team to the second floor balcony of the library (just in front of the pool gate), stay inside the office or move into the gymnasium. We will do everything we can to keep the athletes engaged in a practice setting; ie: dryland training or watching swimming videos. We will remain in a safe place until we can safely re-enter the pool, or practice is called off.