May 19 Swim BC Covid Update & Membership Email

Dennis Silva

Dear Rapids,

We hope you enjoyed the long weekend and wanted to provide you with the update the coaches received this afternoon from the Executive Director of Swim BC, Ken Radford.  Please take a moment to click on the link at the bottom of this email and read the memo regarding the process for returning to the pool. 

While BC has been successful in “flattening the curve” and the Provincial Government has moved in the next phase of BC’s ReStart Plan, the Return to Sport is a very complex situation. It will require comprehensive plans in order to make sure that everyone involved can remain safe and healthy. One of the agencies involved, The BC Lifesaving Society, just published today the guidelines for Re-Opening pools which is a start. Progressing from this will still take some time.

Continued patience and everyone continuing to follow social distancing protocols set forth by Provincial Health Ministry is all we can do right now. Any specific date to return to Minoru & Watermania is unknown at this time. However, over the coming weeks, we will be working on developing our plan to return the pool in coordination with Swim BC and the City of Richmond.  We appreciate everyone’s understanding and are looking forward to seeing you all again.



Rapids Coaching Staff


Memo from Swim BC Executive Director