Club Aquatique
Codiac Vikings
Aquatic Club

Codiac Vikings Aquatic Club (CVAC)

COVID-19 Recovery

Operational Plan - DRYLAND

revised: 29 May 2020

Legal Disclaimer:

The Codiac Vikings Aquatic Club (CVAC) has prepared this document based on the latest information available to date from third party resources including those at The Pat Crossman Memorial Aquatic Center (PCMAC), Swimming Canada (SNC), Swimming New Brunswick (SNB), WorkSafe New Brunswick (WorkSafe NB) and the Government of New Brunswick (GNB). This document will be updated periodically as the situation evolves and more information becomes available.

Additionally, it is an individual’s responsibility for assessing his or her personal risks in consultation with medical professionals and for the outcome of his or her decisions and actions. The goal of this document is not to give permission for an individual to return to swimming but to provide a guide to the current medical and provincial recommendations in an attempt to mitigate risks related to COVID-19. This document is meant to complement, not replace local public health and recreation facility advice.

General Information as per the SNC COVID-19 return to swimming resource document

Athletes and coaches must answer “No” to all of the following questions prior to gaining entry into the pool or dryland areas:

  • Do you (or someone in your household) have 2 or more of the following symptoms?
    • A fever of 38 degrees Celsius or higher or signs of fever (such as chills)
    • New cough or worsening of a chronic cough
    • sore throat
    • headache
    • runny nose
    • new onset of fatigue
    • new onset of muscle pain
    • diarrhea
    • loss of taste or smell
    • in children, purple markings on fingers or toes
  • Have you (or someone in your household) had close contact, within the last 14 days, with anyone who is experiencing a respiratory illness or anyone with COVID-19 symptoms?
  • Have you (or someone in your household) travelled to a zone in NB that is not currently in the yellow phase of recovery within the last 14 days?
  • Have you (or someone in your household) returned from travel outside of New Brunswick within the last 14 days?
  • Have you (or someone in your household) been told by public health that you may have been exposed to COVID-19?
  • If you answered yes to any of the questions:
    • Have you been following the guidelines laid out by the Chief Medical Officer of Health for isolation of family members in the same house?
    • If yes, the athlete may enter
    • If no, the athlete must return home
  • Follow public health advice if you are waiting for testing results for COVID-19

Any athlete showing any 2 of the symptoms listed above at practice will be asked to leave, isolated in an area away from the group and will be required to leave as soon as a parent or guardian is there to pick them up.

In the case of a positive test for COVID-19 within the club, the following steps must be taken:

  • The athlete must notify the coach/club as soon as possible and the athlete will be removed from the training group immediately
  • Team training is suspended and all team members are placed in self-isolation
  • Public health must be notified and we will follow their instruction/protocols
  • Team training could resume if:
    • all team members undergo self-isolation for 14 days and no other member has developed symptoms
    • all team members are cleared to return to group training by their physician in accordance with Provincial guidelines.
    • A test showing no signs of the virus does not automatically allow for entry into the pool. You must be cleared by a physician or wait the 14 days. 

Coaches and athletes at risk for severe illness from COVID-19 are recommended to review their specific health concerns with their primary care provider before attending practice.

  • Common underlying conditions which may place an individual at higher risk would include hypertension, heart disease, diabetes, obesity, chronic respiratory diseases such as asthma and those who are immune-compromised.

Outdoor Dryland procedures:

  • This plan includes green spaces in Riverview NB
    1. Caseley Park green space
    2. RHS side field
  • As there are no indoor activities, there is no workspaces that require sanitation
  • Swimmers will remain socially distanced from the moment they get out of their vehicle until the moment they get back in. (unless they reside in the same household)
  • Swimmers and Coaches will have to answer “NO” to the passive screening questions listed above in order to access the dryland session.
  • For circumstances in which physical distancing cannot be maintained, a mask or face shield must be worn
  • Coaches and swimmers will refrain from physical contact including high fives, fist bumps, hugs etc.
  • At the start of every dryland session, coaches will remind swimmers of the social distancing rules and go over best practices
  • There will be no equipment being shared while participating in the dryland session. This includes any balls, bats, water bottles etc.
  • Coaches will take attendance and keep detailed records of who was in each group for purposes of contact tracing should it be necessary
  • Swimmers are to arrive ready for dryland, there is no where to get changed or fill a water bottle.
  • All swimmers have the right to refuse participation in dryland and will not be penalized for doing so. Attendance is monitored only for public health reasons.
  • Parents will be required to stay in the car while waiting for their swimmer on site


Swim Canada

Government of NB

List of Symptoms NB

Swimming New Brunswick:

Worksafe NB

Worksafe New Brunswick: