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GCY Coronovirus Updates and Resources

GCY Coronavirus Updates and Resources


  • New Daily Screening Questions must be answered daily prior to attending practice, they can be found at this link:
  • There is no penalty for missing practice if an athlete, or any member of their family does not feel well, they should stay home.
  • All staff, athletes, parents and participants should not swim if they or anyone with whom they reside:  Are exhibiting any symptoms of the coronavirus: mild to severe respiratory illness with fever, cough and difficulty breathing, or other symptoms identified by the CDC.  Have been in contact with someone who has tested positive for COVID-19 in the last 14 days.
  • Maintain appropriate social distancing from other athletes when entering and exiting the facility and when on deck.  Swimmers must wear masks to lane, and from lane, storing in a ziplock bag (or anything similar) while they are swimming.  Mask must be worn from lane to bathroom and back if they need to use it during practice.
  • If we have a positive case, all swimmers in the same lane with COVID infected individual will be quarantined 14 days, going from the date of positive case likely point of contact for COVID-19. 
  • Swimmers who have already had COVID-19 within 90 days do not have to quarantine as long as they can answer NO to our daily screening questions.
  • Guilford County Health Department themselves operate under the 14-day recommendation and recommend that their partners do the same.  We will reach out to you via phone call if you are affected by this policy in anyway.
  • Please inform Brad Herndon and/or Cynthia Shannon as soon as possible if you test positive for COVID-19 so we can help prevent it's spread and contact everyone affected immediately.
  • Continue to refer to USA Swimming's Guidelines found here:

Our Practices:

Athletes are NOT permitted to attend practice if they answer YES to any of the following questions…

●Have you had close contact (within 6 feet for at least 10 minutes) in the last 14 days with someone diagnosed with COVID-19 or has any health department been in contact with you and advised you to quarantine?
●In the last 72 hours, have you 1) had a fever or felt feverish? 2) had any muscle aches, chills, or respiratory symptoms, including runny nose, sore throat, cough, or shortness of breath? 3) new loss of taste or smell?
●Is your temperature above 100 degrees?

Athletes who are sick or believe they might have COVID-19 should stay home until you can answer YES to the following questions…

●Has it been at least 10 day since you first had symptoms?
●Have you been without fever for 3 days (72 hours) without any medicine?
●Has it been 3 days (72 hours) since your symptoms have improved?

IMPORTANT: Household members and athletes who have been in close contact with someone who has had symptoms of COVID-19 should stay home for 14 days and monitor themselves for symptoms.

GCY and YMCA of Greensboro COVID Return to the Y Waivers/Membership:


   Proper Waiver REQUIRED:




  • GCY is following all USA Swimming Return to the Pool Guidelines AND facility specific guidelines (see below)
  • Swimmers come in pre-showered in suit (dry clothes over)
  • Line up prior to each practice 6 feet apart for screening questions
  • All swimmers will be temp checked prior to each practice
  •          Over 37.7 or 100 will not be allowed to practice
  • Sanitize Hands
  • All dry clothes in swim bag that they are responsible for disinfecting
  • 3-point entry into pool
  • Practice (time length varies from 45 minutes to 2 hours depending on group)
  • Exit Pool
  • Dry and gather clothes in dry back
  • Leave through proper exit
  • Emergency bathroom available, staff disinfects after each use.
  • 15-30 minutes of staggering times between groups, arrive no earlier than 15 minutes prior to your practice. 
  • All coaches wear mask, have temperature check, screening questions (Employee Screening Checklist) and follow all other guidelines (see below)
  • Swimmers masks are required.
  • Avoid congregating after practices, keep social distancing!



GCY Parents/Swimmers MUST adhere to facility rules where we practice:

Helpful GCY Specific COVID Links:

GCY Coaches' Requirements:

  • Be able to answer "No" to the Athlete Screening Questions (above) both daily online AND verbally with other coach AND/OR guard you working with at the practices you coach.
  • Temperature checked before each shift
  • Answer Employee Screening Checklist Online CLICK HERE FOR LINK
  • Wear Mask Daily, but you may remove with 12 feet of social distancing.
  • Sanitize Hands before/after each practice
  • Be familiar with all links in the helpful COVID links above.
  • Follow all USA Swimming Return to Pool Guidelines as well as facility specific policies and procedures (see above)
  • Resource: GCY COVID Daily Screening Log for Employees
  • Resource: YMCA of the Triangle Training Video (click link)