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George School Aquatics

Training Procedures due to Covid-19

 

The health and well-being of those involved in our aquatics program are of the utmost importance to us during the COVID-19 pandemic, thus, we are taking measures to ensure our pool is a safe environment in which to train.  In order to best follow the CDC health guidelines, George School Aquatics will be implementing the following new procedures during our indoor, short course swim season this year.

 

BEFORE PRACTICE/ARRIVING AT THE POOL:

  • Please evaluate your wellness. DO NOT come to any practice if you or anyone in your household exhibits signs of illness. 
  • There is a required Google Document that MUST BE completed daily before 4pm DAILY, should your swimmer intend to join us for training that evening.  We MUST have this information on file in order to allow your swimmer to participate.  This will also help alleviate the traffic at the entrance door each evening as well. Reminder: this has to be completed each day so please save this link or access it on our website.

 

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSelqLlD9B9-HSDbxoMQWyTHbj-Z2huWiOx_4bKHlQ3JaWLaFA/viewform?usp=sf_link

 

DROPOFF/PICKUP INSTRUCTIONS:

All GSA members will access the Fitness and Athletic Center pool by entering George School’s campus at the FARM DRIVE (second) entrance. 

  • FOR SWIMMER DROP OFF: At the first stop sign proceed straight and then stop @ FIRST set of stairs (on left) to drop your swimmer.  Once swimmer has departed vehicle, car will proceed to next stop sign beyond horse ring.  Turn left at stop sign and continue on ONE WAY ROAD PAST HORSE BARN.  Continue around loop to following stop sign, turn left @ Stop sign and proceed past from of FAC back to Farm Drive entrance on right.  You will EXIT CAMPUS from this spot as well.

**Swimmers temperatures will be checked upon immediate departure from car.Swimmer’s temp MUST BE BELOW 100.4 degrees in order to participate in training that evening.

 

  • FOR SWIMMER PICK UP: Enter campus @ Farm Drive.  At first stop sign, turn left to drive IN FRONT OF THE FAC.  Drivers may loop around to park in FAC parking lot while waiting for their swimmer.  Swimmers will exit pool deck from two side doors leading to front of building (doors closest to Library). Swimmers should walk across street to parking lot to meet their transportation home.  This will allow the traffic flow to keep moving appropriately. 

 

All swimmers entering/exiting the FAC pool area MUST BE WEARING A MASK.  Swimmers will continue wearing masks until immediate entrance into the water.

  • Swimmers MUST arrive in their swimsuit. Locker rooms will ONLY BE USED for restroom needs.  There will be no changing of any kind allowed in our locker rooms until further notice.
  • Swimmers will put their belongings in assigned spots on the pool deck, by training group, and will maintain a 6ft distance from others. 
    • Swimmers should place their belongings on an “X” marked on the bleachers

 

  • NO SPECTATORS will be allowed in our facility until further notice.  If you need assistance during training, please contact Ginna directly @ 215-313-6762. 

No adults are allowed on our pool deck at any time during training.

 

DURING PRACTICE:

  • Masks will be required to be worn until swimmers are encouraged to enter the water.
  • Swimmers MUST have their own water bottle for training.  Fountains will be used for water bottle refill only!
  • To promote social distancing within our practice sessions, we will be limiting the number of participants in each group. 
  • Coaches will organize swimmers by lane, and each swimmer will have their own “starting position” in the water during training.  Starting positions will be delineated by buoys attached to the lane lines.  All starting positions will remain minimally 6 feet apart.
  • Training times will be separated by 15 minutes in order to allow cleaning of touch points in between groups. Please be advised that as there is no longer FAC lobby use available to our team, therefore, swimmers will unfortunately need to be dropped off close to their practice time. 
  • Parents may stay on campus for the duration of their swimmer’s practice.  However, they must park in the FAC parking lot and wait in their car until training ends.   

 

VOLUNTEERS:

  • If at all possible, we are asking for the help of a few volunteers to assist the coaching staff in welcoming our swimmers each night to the pool for the immediate future.  This position will hopefully not require much of your time, other than to join us approx. 20 mins before the start of each training session. We hope not to need this position for long, but to help us in transitioning indoors early in the season.

 

  • Volunteers will be used to help with the screening of GSA swimmers BEFORE PRACTICE begins.  This will allow coaches to move about the deck as necessary, disinfecting touch points and encouraging appropriate social distancing. 

 

  • It is required that all volunteers remain in masks during the entirety of the time they are working with GSA.  We will have masks available should you need/forget yours.

 

END OF PRACTICE /EXITING FAC POOL DECK:

  • A mask is required to be worn upon immediate completion of practice and exit of FAC pool facility. 
  • There will be NO ACCESS to the locker rooms following training.  All swimmers must exit water, collect personal belongings, place mask on and exit pool deck at designated EXIT doors, closest to library.
  • Swimmer transportation home should wait in the FAC parking lot for their swimmers.  There should BE NO IDLING in the fire lane in front of the building.  It is dangerous for our swimmers to have to walk between cars at night in the dark.  We appreciate your cooperation with this.