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Return to CT Covid-Team Policy

Wahoos Out-of-State Return to Training

Covid Guidelines and Procedures

Outside Travel Guidelines for Travel outside of Connecticut

UPDATED TRAVEL PROTOCOLS FOR THE WILTON YMCA

If you plan to travel outside of CT to a state listed as a Red/Hotspot State, please follow the guidelines below before returning to the Wilton YMCA or any Wahoos-sponsored events or activities.

  • IF YOU ARE FULLY VACCINATED (all shots PLUS 2 week waiting period): NO QUARANTINE OR TEST REQUIRED to return to Wilton Wahoos events or activities
  • IF YOU ARE NOT FULLY VACCINATED (Partial vaccine or no vaccine): There are two options
    • 1) Self-Quarantine for 10 days and monitor for symptoms
    • 2) Receive a NEGATIVE PCR Covid Test within 72 hours of returning to CT. Submit negative results to your Squad Coach and Bob McDowell, CEO of the Wilton Family YMCA, at [email protected]
  • Full "Return to the YMCA" procedures and resources can be found at https://www.wiltonymca.org/reopening-guide/.
  • Full Connecticut COVID-19 Travel Guidelines can be found at https://portal.ct.gov/coronavirus/travel.

WAHOO TEAM COVID-19 Mask Policy

The Wilton Y Wahoos have be adjusted our Mask-Wearing Policy for all practices, meets, and water activities. Masks will continue to be worn when entering the YMCA, walking through the hallways/locker rooms, and onto the pool deck. Instead of removing their masks at their spot on the pool deck and then walking to their space in the pool lane, swimmers will wear their mask to their lane space. All swimmers will receive a plastic Ziploc Bag (or may bring their own from home) to store their mask in while in the water so that masks stay dry. Swimmers will then put on their mask immediately after exiting the water and before returning to their spot on the bleacher.

A Step-By-Step Guide to our new policy can be found below:

  1. Arrive at the Y in your suit and mask, answer questions/have your temperature taken at the front desk, then walk to your appropriate pool for your scheduled practice.
  2. Swimmers will receive a plastic Ziploc Bag (or can bring their own from home).
  3. Swimmers will get ready for their practice and walk to their lane WITH THEIR MASK ON.
  4. Swimmers will remove their mask and seal it in their Ziploc Bag before entering the pool.
  5. After completing their practice, swimmers will exit the pool, immediately put on their mask, then gather their belongings and return to their spot on the bleachers.
  6. Swimmers will dry off and prepare to exit the YMCA. Masks will not be removed during this time.

Ziploc Bags will be available at practices, and this new policy will be explained to all swimmers this week before practices.

As positive cases of COVID-19 continue to fluctuate in our neighboring communities and throughout the United States, we appreciate your commitment and efforts to keeping our team and our YMCA safe.

WILTON Y WAHOOS RETURN TO LOCKER ROOM USE:

  • All Wahoos will continue to arrive to the pool for practice in their swimsuits.
  • Lockers WILL NOT be used by Wahoos for storing personal belongings. All belongings will be brought onto the pool deck with the swimmer.
  • If NOT changing out of a wet suit:
    • Dry off on pool deck.
    • Mask on before leaving pool deck.
    • Exit out through the locker rooms, through the lobby, and out through the front door.
  • If changing out of your wet suit:
    • Dry off on pool deck.
    • Mask on before leaving pool deck.
    • Enter the locker room and change out of your wet suit. MASKS MUST REMAIN ON WHILE CHANGING AT ALL TIMES.
      • All changing must be completed within 15 minutes of practice ending. Locker rooms are not a social environment. Locker room privileges can and will be revoked if used inappropriately.
    • Exit out through the locker rooms, through the lobby, and out through the front door.
  • SHOWER USE
    • Showers WILL NOT be used by Wahoos Swimmers before, during, or after practice. 

COLLEGE SWIMMERS RETURNING TO THE WAHOOS:

YOU NEED TO DO: