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The Riptides are currently at swimmer capacity with adherance to Covid-19 restrictions.  We are taking names to put on a waitlist and will consider adding more swimmers if rules and regulations allow, as things are always evolving.  Contact us if you would like to be assessed and put on a waitlist.  Your swimmer, at minimum, must be able to swim the length of the pool unassisted.  

Lloydminster Riptides Fee Schedule for the 2020/2021 Season

Performance 1:       $2,650/year + $190 registration fee + $400 fundraising fee   Training: Mon/Wed: 8-9pm, Tue/Thu: 6-8am, Fri: 4-6pm, Sat: 6:30-8:30am

Performance 2:        $2,150/year + $190 registration fee + $400 fundraising fee  Training: Mon/Wed: 8-9pm, Tue/Thu: 6-8am, Fri: 4-6pm

Tsunami:                  $1,950/year + $190 registration fee + $300 fundraising fee  Training: Mon/Wed: 7-8pm, Tue: 6-8am, Fri: 4-6pm

Rogue:                      $1,650/year + $190 registration fee + $200 fundraising fee  Training: Mon/Wed: 7-8pm, Fri: 5-6:30pm, Sat: 7:30-8:30am

Ripples/Breakers:     $1,000/year + $190 registration fee + $200 fundraising fee  Training: Mon/Wed: 7-8pm, Sat: 7:30-8:30am

 

 *The registration fee of $190 is only applicable once per swim season

 *There is a cap on the fundraising fee of $500 per family

 *There is an additional $200 fundraising fee per competition attended for each swimmer attending national level swim meets.

*Registration fee includes Swim Alberta Affiliation fee, T-shirt and Swim cap.

 

A payment option must be declared at the time of registration.

  1. Option A) full payment by cheque or cash at time of registration
  2. Option B) 7 equal payments by postdated cheques or cash on October 1, November 1, December 1, January 1,February 1, March 1, and April 1st.

 

Riptide Return to Sport Plan

https://www.saskatchewan.ca/government/health-care-administration-and-provider-resources/treatment-procedures-and-guidelines/emerging-public-health-issues/2019-novel-coronavirus/re-open-saskatchewan-plan/re-open-saskatchewan

1)Scheduling

We will be combining groups wherever possible.  Our 2 older groups (~18-20 swimmers) would ideally swim in 2 hour time slots in 6 lanes 5-6 times a week.  Our mid age group (10-12 swimmers) would ideally swim 3 days a week and once on the weekend in 1 hour increments  in 4 lanes and our 2 younger groups of (12- swimmers) would ideally swim 3 days a week in 1 hour time slots across 2 lanes (this would likely become a cohort).  

We know our registration number will be between 45-50 swimmers, just slightly up from last year as swimmers from summer club are moving over to winter club.  

Tentatively, Swim Alberta may allow club only time trials to begin in November 2020.  This would ideally be a 2-3 hour time slot once a month where we would have all our swimmers needing times to compete in alternating lanes.  At one time on deck we would have 3 swimmers, 1 referee, and 9-10 deck officials to run these.  For social distancing in between races, we would likely have them go out to a parent vehicle while they wait for their next race.  Each swimmer (~20) would only do 1-2 races in this time frame.  I will have more details from Swim Alberta if we get the go ahead to do time trials.  

2)Waivers

Participants will be required to submit a google health screen prior to their swim time every single day they access the pool declaring they pass the Sask and Alberta Covid-19 screens.  Swimmers will not be allowed access to the pool facility if this is not completed.  Swim Alberta requires every swimmer, parent and coach to sign a covid-19 assumption of risk form in order to be insured and be able to register to swim.    

3)Dressing Rooms

Our swimmers will come to the facility in their swim suits.  They will need to take off their outer clothes and have minimal supplies with them that will be taken onto deck. There will be designated spots for your backpacks/coats.  After practice our in town swimmers will be encouraged to shower at home and our out of town swimmers will shower and dress quickly.  No loitering will be enforced by coaches and the board.   Swimmers will be reminded often of the social distancing practises that the pool has determined. 

4)Game Play/Activity

We will be committing to physical distance training for the duration of our swim season.  If cohorts need to be created, we will follow Swim Alberta’s return to swim guidelines on cohort swim interactions. Our swimmers will one way swim down one lane and back through another.  Rest periods will require swimmers to be spread out throughout the pool to maintain distancing requirements or if on deck, they will use hoola hoops or deck stickers that mark out appropriate distances.  

5)Participant Hygiene

Participants and spectators will follow proper hygiene. They will wash hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, use alcohol-based hand sanitizer (with at least 70% alcohol), abstain from touching their face (mouth, eyes, or nose), and cover their cough or sneeze with a tissue and throw the tissue in the trash. Spitting of any liquid or consumable product, including but not limited to sunflower seeds, gum, chewing tobacco or candy, is not permitted. Each swimmer will be asked to carry hand sanitizer and a mask to use if social distancing cannot be done.  Coaches will monitor and parents and swimmers will be reminded frequently by our Covid-19 designated parent.  

6)Personal Equipment/Items

The sharing of personal equipment will not be permitted. Participants/players are responsible for cleaning and disinfecting their equipment/items after each use and ensuring they are cleaned prior to coming to the facility.  

7)Shared Equipment

We will not be sharing any equipment. 

8)Water Bottles

All swimmers will bring their own water bottle for their own individual use.  Water fountains will not be available to swimmers at the pool. 

9)Spectators

In order to help with maximum allowable pool numbers, the Riptides will not be permitting any spectators for the first half of the season or until capacity numbers are increased.  

10)Health

The google form daily screen will be used for swimmers prior to entering the facility.  If a swimmer becomes sick at practise, they will immediately be removed from the pool and taken to a covid-19 isolation area (designated by the pool) and a parent will be called to pick the swimmer up.  The club will not allow the swimmer to return until they are symptom free for 48 hours.  Covid-19 testing will be highly recommended to the swimmer.  Ideally before the swimmer would return to the pool, they will have a negative swab test and be symptom free for 48 hours.  

11)Attendance

Our head coach will be taking mandatory attendance records.  

12)Conduct

  1. Our club follows Swim Alberta’s Swimmer and Parent Code of Conduct policy as well as their Conflict resolution policy and procedure.  We also have a Harassment Officer position that deals with any conflict and provides resolution measures if a need arises.