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2020 TRAINING ONLY SEASON DETAILS

2020 TRAINING ONLY SEASON INFORMATION:

Information on this page for the season will supersede all information on the website regarding our club policies and guidelines.

We are so excited to have the opportunity for our swimmers to get back in the pool this summer. In order to hold a 6 week season, all registration components need to be completed and submitted quickly by July 10th. We apologize for the short notice.

 

TRAINING ONLY SEASON DETAILS:

 

  • REGISTRATION FEE IS: $263
  • MAX. 60 SWIMMERS MIN. 30 SWIMMERS
  • DATES: JULY 13TH - AUGUST 20TH
  • 6 WEEK PROGRAM
  • 1 HR SWIM SESSIONS
  • MONDAY, TUESDAY & THURSDAY
  • SESSION 1: 5:00 - 6:00
  • SESSION 2: 6:15 - 7:15
  • 1HR DRYLAND THURSDAY
  • SESSION 1 - 9:15 - 10:15AM
  • SESSION 2 - 8:00 - 9:00AM
  • COACHES: BRANDEN BONHAM & THOMIAS BRUCH

 

SWIMMER ELIGIBILITY per SWIM ALBERTA REGULATIONS:

  1. Birth date of 2011 of older (9yr old+)
  2. Competed with an ASSA or SWIM ALBERTA club for 1+ yrs
  3. Each swimmer is allowed to register if this is the only sanctioned Sport or Performance Group Cohort they are enrolled with (ei. okotoks minor soccer, bmx club, raiders lacrosse, ADA dance camps). A two week gap needs to take place between Sport and Performance Cohorts.

The Sport and Performance Cohort designation does not include: daycare, friends, family or work.

REGISTRATION PRIORITY: priority will be given in the following order

  1. Okotoks Stingrays swimmers
  2. Okotoks residents
  3. Region E swimmers
  4. Swim Alberta swimmers

 

Payment:

You will be emailed an invoice from Quickbooks of $263. This must be paid within 48 hrs to secure your spot with the club for the OSSSC TRAINING ONLY SEASON.

Please note, you will receive a Registration Receipt from the Team Unify website, this is NOT your invoice.

 

Payment for registration via:

  1. Credit card:  You will be emailed an invoice from Quickbooks Inc. Your credit card will not be stored on file. 
  2. E-Transfer: can be sent to treasurer@okotoksstingrays.com
  3. Cheques: All cheques should be made out to OSSSC and can be dropped off at the residential address of 3 Crystal Ridge Gate, Okotoks

 

NO REFUND POLICY:

  • Due to the short season during a pandemic, we have a no refund policy. By registering your swimmer(s) you are assuming the risk of enrolling in a sport during a pandemic.
  • If the season is canceled due to a pandemic related cause, accounts will be refunded: Not including association fees, admin fees and facility fees will be prorated to the date of the closure. 

 

ZERO TOLERANCE POLICY:

We hope you understand the opportunity we have been granted for the swimmers to train during this pandemic. We ask that parents/guardians and swimmers will work hard to follow the strict rules in place to create a safe environment.

In order to ensure the safety of our swimmers, coaches and the use of the Okotoks Rec Center for our 6 week program we will instate a ZERO TOLERANCE policy. Swimmers or parents not following the 2020 OSSSC Code of Conduct & Compliance, the Swim Alberta Checklist for Parents/Guardians, the Swim Alberta Checklist for Swimmers or the Okotoks Recreation Center Pool protocols, will receive 1 warning for the infraction. The 2nd infraction will result from the swimmer and/or swim family removed from the training program with no refunds.

 

SWIM ALBERTA RETURN TO IN-PERSON TRAINING

SWIM ALBERTA COHORT DESCRIPTIONS

SWIM ALBERTA PARENT GUARDIAN CHECKLIST

OSSSC SWIMMER CHECKLIST

 

OSSSC WILL OPERATE ACCORDING TO AHS, SWIM CANADA AND THE OKOTOKS RECREATION CENTER PROTOCOLS AND GUIDELINES.

 

 

OSSSC SWIMMER CHECKLIST + PROTOCOLS:

Use this checklist to help your swimmer prepare for practice.

 

OSSSC COVID RESPONSE PLAN:

 COVID Response Person: Marnie EckBerg 403.991.0086 president@okotoksstingrays.com

1.    Swimmers showing symptoms during practice will be asked to put on a mask.  

2.    OSSSC will contact the parent via phone/text message and request to have the swimmer picked up immediately

3.    Swimmer will be logged to the COVID Response Person

4.    The swimmer will collect all personal items and sit near the side pool door until the parent/guardian picks up the swimmer

5.    Swimmer and/or club may be asked to miss the following practice(s) according to AHS current recommendation

6.    If symptoms are presented go to this link to complete the AHS COVID-19 Self Assessment.  AHS COVID 19 SELF ASSESSMENT

 

PRACTICE GUIDELINES:

1.    No change rooms available at the pool.

2.    Swimmers must arrive and leave in their swimsuit.

3.    Swimmers will enter from the side doors by Riley Minue Pool and exit through the side pool doors by the diving board

4.    Showers are only available on deck and mandatory before and after practice.

5.    No sharing of personal gear or equipment

6.    OSSSC will assign flutter boards to swimmers at the beginning of the program – if needed. The OSSSC equipment needs to be returned at the end of the season.

7.    Flutter boards, googles and caps need to be washed with soap and rinsed with water between each practice.

8.    Swimmer is welcome to bring their own personal equipment to each practice. It must be washed with soap and rinsed with water between practices.

9.    OSSSC Coaches and lifeguards will sanitize the spectator area and the diving blocks between each session.

10.  No spectators are allowed in pool facility. Swimmers, coaches and lifeguards only.

 

Equipment List:

☐  Swimsuit on for practice

☐  Towel (labelled)

☐  2 x goggles (labelled)

☐  2 x caps (labelled)

☐  training equipment (personal or OSSSC)

o   OSSSC will assign flutter boards to swimmers at the beginning of the program – if needed. The OSSSC equipment needs to be returned at the end of the season.

☐  labelled water bottle

☐  a swim positive attitude, ready to make waves

 

Season Details: July 13 – Aug 20, 2020 ( no practice Aug 3)

COACHES CONTACT:

Branden Bonham: bbonham.swim@gmail.com

Thomias Bruch: thomias.bruch@uleth.ca

 

☐  Swim Practices: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday

☐  Okotoks Recreation Center : 99 Okotoks Dr, Okotoks

☐  Session 1: 5:00pm – 6:00pm

☐  Session 2: 6:15pm – 7:15pm

☐  Dryland Training: Thursday

Located:  Running Track behind the ballfield south of the Recreation Center. 99 Okotoks Dr, Okotoks

☐  Session 1: 8:00am – 9:00am

☐ Session 2: 9:15am – 10:15am

 

☐ Please arrive 20-30 minutes early for each practice, to fill out the Alberta Health Screening Checklist

☐ The OSSSC is the only group in the pool facility. This will allow better safety for our coaches and swimmers. The swimmers will also be able to move more freely during practice

☐ The OSSSC will have 2 sessions of swimmers; that will be considered 1 cohort.

 

 Before you Leave Home:

☐  Is your home symptom free? Review the Alberta Health Screening Checklist. If you are showing signs of symptoms please stay home as you are not permitted in the facility.

☐  Eat before you come –no food on premises.

☐  Thoroughly wash your hands with soap and warm water for a minimum of 20 seconds.

☐  Thoroughly wash water bottles with soap and warm water.

☐  Bring filled, labelled water bottle(s).

☐  Use the washroom at home.

☐  Consider arriving in a mask and bring personal hand sanitizer.

☐  No change rooms available at the pool, swimmer to arrive in their swimsuit

☐  Swimmers are NOT permitted to car-pool

 

Arrival:

☐  Drop off – by skatepark and near the Rec Center

☐  Arrive 20-30 min early for Health Screen Checklist and attendance taken outside main doors of Okotoks Rec Center. Any swimmer showing signs of symptoms please stay home you are not allowed in the facility.

☐  Sanitize hands at check-in station.

☐ FACILITY ENTRY TIMES: Session 1: 5:00pm + Session 2: 6:12pm

☐  Enter the Okotoks Rec Center through the main doors and meet at your designated area - the Riley Minue Pool side doors.

☐  You are allowed in the designated area 5 min. before practice starts.

☐  Respect physical distancing when in line.

☐  In spectator area; remove your outer clothes to your swimsuit and put the clothes in your bag

☐  Bring your goggles, cap and water bottle on deck

☐  Bring your personal or OSSSC training equipment.

  Swimmers must shower on deck

  Swimmers are able to travel in one direction on deck – coaches will assist to direct traffic

☐  One washroom in Family Change room is available during practice

☐  No spectators on deck

☐  Parents or guardians must remain nearby in the event their swimmer needs to leave practice due to a COVID Response Plan

☐  DO NOT share water bottles, goggles, caps, towels or training equipment.

 

After activity is Complete:

  Swimmers must shower on deck

  Swimmers leave in their swim suit

  Swimmers have 10 minutes to shower, collect belongings and leave the facility

☐  Visit with friends once you exit the facility. No loitering

☐  Exit through side pool doors, behind diving board

☐ FACILITY EXIT TIMES: Session 1: 6:05pm + Session 2: 7:15pm

☐  Respect physical distancing when exiting

☐  Parents/guardians to keep respectable distance near exit location or remain in vehicle.

☐  Swimmers are NOT permitted to car-pool

☐  Thoroughly wash water bottles with soap and warm water.

☐  Thoroughly wash clothing, equipment and swim bag with soap and warm water. (e.g. flutterboard, pull buoy)

 

OKOTOKS RECREATION CENTER: GENERAL REQUIREMENTS/FACILITY RULES

  • Practices only available to fully registered participants
  • Signed Acknowledgement and Assumption of risk forms must be completed before swimmers enter the pool.
  • Car pooling outside the co-hort is not permitted.
  • Parents must drop off / pick up swimmers outside the front doors or in a designated parking space.
  • No shared equipment (water bottles, snorkels, pull buoys, boards, goggles or suits) 
  • No equipment can be left in the facility by swimmers.
  • Change rooms are for accessing washrooms when needed.  Lockers will not be available.   All swimmers will enter through the viewing area doors.  Once the team has entered, the doors will be locked to prevent the public from entering.  Tables will be set up in the viewing area for bags & clothing etc.   Mesh bags with sanitized equipment can be placed on the deck at the end of designated lane.
  • Swimmers to ARRIVE and LEAVE in swim suits to minimize time in the facility.
  • As we will be the only group at the facility during our pool times, we will not be required to follow a map on the pool deck.  
  • Even though our swimming co-hort does not have to practice physical distancing.  All swimmers/coaches & volunteers must practice physical distancing from all other staff at the facility.
  • Aquatic staff will be providing first aid by use of individuals within co-horts where possible. This means for all minor first aids, a coach will be required to provide the treatment as directed by Aquatic staff.
  • All swimmers to shower on the pool deck BEFORE and AFTER practice.
  • All swimmers/coaches/volunteers will exit the pool via the emergency doors behind the diving board. 
  • There will be no capacity or space for spectators.
  • There will be no on deck dryland during this time

 

MANDATORY WAIVERS DUE TO COVID 19:

These waivers will be emailed to you once payment has been received. It must be completed prior to July 10. Your swimmer is ineligible to train until these two documents are received by our registrar.

1. Swim Alberta FOIP for swimmers (signed copy)

2. Acknowledgement and Assumption of Risk Form

 

With a short Training Only season, we will not pursue any sponsors or fundraising. Therefore your registration fees need to cover 100% of the operating costs specific to this season. If we have less than 38 swimmers register we may need to do a CASH CALL to cover our financial obligations.

NO VOLUNTEERING, FUNDRAISING, OFFICIALS CERTIFICATION COURSES

 

If the club is full to capacity you may add your swimmer(s) to the waitlist.

Email: registrar@okotoksstingrays.com

 

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER