Exiting the Pool
Exiting the Pool Area:
  • Swimmers will be dismissed by lane to return to their swim bags. They will have approximately 3-5 minutes to dry off and throw on a pair of shorts, t-shirt, sandals, and their masks. The locker room will not be available for use. Swimmers will then exit the pool deck through the glass door that is by the Aquatics Office (behind where we have our scoring table set up for meets -- it is usually for emergency exit only). This will lead them to the lobby of the Y. Swimmers 12+ will be able to then exit the Y on their own. Swimmers under the age of 12 will meet their parents in the lobby and need to be signed out (Coach Laine will be in the lobby to assist with the sign-out process). 
  • There will be no opportunity to speak with coaches during or between practices because they will be exiting one group of swimmers, welcoming the next group of swimmers, and cleaning high touch surfaces as required by the Y. We have built 5 minutes between practices to get one group out, another group in, supervise all swimmers and clean between groups. It is not perfect, but we will evaluate the system during the course of the summer. Obviously, we are trying to maximize the amount of time swimmers can have in the water while maintaining a safe environment.