Newport Hills Swim Team Covid-19 Guidelines
Arrival to the Pool
Use of the locker rooms is prohibited. All swimmers must arrive at the facility in their suits ready to participate. Swimmers will arrange drop off and pick up outside of the facility. Swimmers and parents will not congregate in the parking lots before and after practice. Do not attend practice if you or a member of your household is not feeling well. It is required that all swimmers and coaches wear a mask when entering and exiting the club.
Upon Entering the Facility
As water fountains are off limits, swimmers need to bring their own water bottles. Personal water bottles may be refilled at a specified refilling station. A short safety briefing will be conducted at the start of the season by one of the coaches, reminding swimmers of the safety protocols in place. There will be a coach on deck at all times.
Family restrooms are available for use in the lobby. These rooms are reserved only for going to the bathroom, no changing or showering is permitted. Before entering a family restroom, users must disinfect their hands with the hand sanitizer provided. No observers or parents are allowed on the pool deck.
Once practice is completed, all swimmers will leave the facility as soon as possible. Swimmers will exit through the West gate. No congregating or social activity will be allowed after practice. This includes within the parking lot. All swimmers must maintain 6 feet social distancing outside of the facility during pick up.
Parents are expected to provide daily health assessments at home and prior to leaving to go to the Club. By sending a swimmer to practice, parents are confirming that they have provided the necessary health assessments and have cleared their child to swim. Coaches will monitor swimmers throughout their time at practice and may provide additional assessments by asking swimmers some or all of the following questions:
• Have you been in close contact with a confirmed case of COVID-19?
• Are you experiencing a cough, shortness of breath, or sore throat?
• Have you had a fever in the last 48 hours?
• Have you had a loss of taste or smell?
• Have you had vomiting or diarrhea in the last 48 hours?
If a swimmer answers “yes” to any of these questions, they will be sent home.
If a swimmer complains or shows signs of COVID-like symptoms during practice, they will be sent home. Should a swimmer be sent home for any of these reasons, NHSTC staff will be immediately notified and allowed to disinfect all “high-touch” surfaces.
A swimmer who had signs of suspected or confirmed COVID-19 can return to practice when:
• At least three days (72 hours) have passed since recovery – defined as no fever without the use of medications and improvement in respiratory signs like cough and shortness of breath;
AND • At least 10 days have passed since signs first showed up.
OR • It has been at least three days (72 hours) since recovery AND a health care provider has certified that the swimmer does not have suspected or confirmed COVID-19.
In the event there is a confirmed COVID-19 case by a Team Member
In the event a NHSTC swim team member that has attended a recent practice tests positive for COVID-19, the team coaches and club management will review to determine if any lapses in COVID-19 safety guidelines have taken place involving the confirmed case. For all potential lapses, coaches will notify parents of swimmers who have high potential exposure risk. Parents contacted are encouraged to have their at-risk swimmer checked by a health care provider. Please follow all guidelines established by your health professional.