Lasers Return to Swim Plan 2021-2022

 

 

Created: September 3, 2021

Edited: September 10, 2021

 

 

 

 

 

 

Table of Contents

Risk Assessment Questions

Return to Sport (COVID-19) Committee (Name and Role)

Saskatoon City Pool Protocols

General COVID Safety Guidelines & Requirements

Contact Tracing

Immunization

Mask Use

Physical Distancing

Travel

Safe Sport:

Education:

Education to Coaches, Board Members, Administration and Membership.

Refunds

Program Specific Guidelines

Registration

Competitive Team

Pool School Program

Saturday Para Program

Training Schedule

Training Facilities:

Harry Bailey:

Indoor Training Facility: Harry Bailey Aquatic Center

Shaw Center:

Ignite:

Training Group Protocol for Positive Test:

PROTOCOL FOR POSITIVE COVID-19 TEST WITHIN A CLUB

 

 

 

 

 

 

Risk Assessment Questions

  1. Will the Training be held in a community that has documented active local transmission of COVID-19 in the last 14 days? Yes, Saskatoon.

 

  1. Will the training be held in venues/facilities with access by multiple groups? Yes

 

  1. Will the groups include team members relocating from areas outside the training location that have documented active local transmission of COVID-19? No

 

  1. Will the groups include participants (athletes and coaches) at higher risk of severe COVID-19? Yes

 

  1. Is the training considered at higher risk of spread of COVID-19 (where physical distancing cannot be maintained, indirect contact through training equipment

etc.…)? Yes

 

  1. Will the training be held indoors? Yes, the training will be held indoors at Harry Bailey

 

Return to Sport (COVID-19) Committee (Name and Role)

Eric Kramer – Head Coach

Ryan Jones – Assistant Coach

Tricia Weiland – President

 Jayson Peace - Treasurer

 Sheryl Harlton – Club Administrator

 

 

 

 

Saskatoon City Pool Protocols

Masks are required in the city facility.

Masks are not to be worn in the pool.  Face shields can be worn instead. 

 

 

 

 

General COVID Safety Guidelines & Requirements

 

 

Contact Tracing

The club will keep a list of all athletes and coaches attending practice.  Athletes, coaches and visitors will fill out the COVID-19 screening questionnaire prior to entering the pool deck. 

 

The survey will be submitted through a google form and will be monitored by the Return to Sport Committee. If an athlete or coach answers yes to any of the questions they are required to stay home.  If an athlete has not filled out the form prior to attending practice they will not be able to attend the practice.  The questions will include the following:

Link to Fit for Training Questionnaire (Competitive Team): https://forms.gle/7TXvPgt9HYYxWuLM9

 

Link to Fit for Swimming Questionnaire (Pool School): https://forms.gle/JrYVmydWdWx62dNp6

 

 

 

Immunization

Due to the increase in COVID-19 cases in Saskatchewan and specifically Saskatoon we are going to mandate that all coaches, instructors, and volunteers be fully vaccinated at this time.  This is recommended by our PSO in order to add that extra level of protection to our staff, volunteers and membership. 

 

 

Mask Use

All spectators, swimmers, coaches will be masked during club activities when not in the pool. 

 

 

Physical Distancing

Athletes, coaches will be physically distanced.  Coaches will exercise their best judgement when working with athletes as they may need to assist with physical manipulation.  The coach and swimmer will be masked.

 

 

Travel

Athletes will have access to the change rooms and will be encouraged to be physically distant while changing.  There will be a designated spot on the pool deck for the athletes to store their bags. 

There will be no team travel to competitions.  All athletes will travel to and from competition with families.  If there is any domestic travel, athletes will be traveling individually or with someone they are comfortable with as a close contact.

 

 

Safe Sport

All efforts will be made to ensure an Open and Observable environment is always maintained to protect the athletes and coaches. All interactions between an athlete and an individual of trust will always be in an open and observable environment to others. This will also apply to online communication as well.

 

 

Education:

 

Education to Coaches, Board Members, Administration and Membership. 

Coaches and club administrators will attend facility orientation training to understand facility layout and protocols. Information will come from the training facility, as well as the COVID-19 Resource HUB on the Swimming Canada and Swim Saskatchewan website.  This information will be relayed to our club membership. 

 

Refunds

  • If a full shutdown occurs and the whole team cannot train (i.e.  government closes the facility), the fees will be paused and no one will be charged.  Refunds will be given. 
  • If a swimmer(s) is required to self-isolate at home and cannot attend training a refund will not be given. 

 

 

Program Specific Guidelines

 

Registration

  • All Saskatoon Lasers Swim Club swimmers and coaches must electronically complete an “Acknowledgement and Assumption of Risk Form”.  This form will be completed within the Swimming Canada National Registration system for the 2021-2022 season and MUST be completed within 14 days of commencing participation. There are no exceptions.
  • All Saskatoon Lasers Swim Club athletes and coaches will be registered in the RTR. 

 

 

Competitive Team

  • The competitive team will run with no restrictions on numbers. 
  • The competitive team will have to fill out the fit for training questionnaire before entering the pool. 
  • The competitive team will ensure physical distancing when not in the water and masks will be required on the pool deck.
  • Coaches will aim to ensure a safe training environment by ensuring physical distancing to those who are 11&under/self-declared unvaccinated.
  • Athletes will follow all guidelines listed by the competition host when attending a competition, which may include mandatory vaccines.  

 

Pool School Program

  • Pool school program will run with no restrictions on numbers. 
  • The pool school program swimmers will be required to fill out the fit for swimming questionnaire prior to entering the pool. 
  • Face shields will be worn by instructors.
  • If an instructor is not in the water a mask will be worn.
  • Drop off and pick up will be encouraged and will be done in the front lobby.  We would like to minimize the gathering size on the pool deck during our programming such as a medical concern or a swimmer needing assistance in and out of the pool.  Please email us ahead of time notifying us that you need to be on deck, and we can accommodate your request.  

 

Saturday Para Program

  • Instructors will wear face shields
  • Group sizes will be one on one unless swimmers are able to work in a group setting safely and independently
  • Limit one support per swimmer on the pool deck to reduce numbers on deck

 

 

Training Schedule

2021/2022 LASERS weekly groups schedules at HB (revised June 22, 2021)

 

JAG 2/3 This a 2x a week program chosen from the JAG 1 schedule

JAG 1

Monday / Friday                                            18h00-19h00

Wednesday                                                   17h30-19h00

 

JAG 2

Monday / Wednesday / Friday                       17h30-19h00

 

TAG ¾

Monday / Wednesday / Friday                       16h00-17h30

Saturday                                                          7:15-8:45

 

TAG 1

Monday / Friday                                             16h00-18h00

Wednesday                                                    15h30-17h30

Saturday                                                          6h45-8h45

 

TAG 2

Monday / Tuesday / Friday HB                       16h00- 18h00

Thursday at SHAW L.C.                                  16h00-18h00 (SHAW)

Saturday HB                                                     6h45-8h45

 

HP

Monday / Tuesday / Friday HB                       16h00- 18h00

Tuesday HB                                                     06h00-07h30

Wednesday HB                                               15h30-18h00

Thursday at SHAW                                          16h00- 18h00 (SHAW)

Saturday HB                                                    6h45-8h45

 

FLEX

TAG 1- Monday /Tuesday / Wednesday / Friday                   14h30- 16h00

Saturday                                                                                  6h45-8h45

TAG 2- Same schedule as TAG 1 + add Thursday at SHAW    16h00-18h00

 

PARA

Tuesday                                                           16h30-18h00

 

IGNITE

Wednesday                                                     18h30-19h30 

Saturday                                                          10h30-11h30

 

Training Facilities:

 

Harry Bailey:

 

Indoor Training Facility: Harry Bailey Aquatic Centre

Facility Address and Contact Information:

   1110 Idylwyld Dr N, Saskatoon SK

    S7L 4J7

Contact: Michelle Wolfe - Aquatic Director

 

 

Shaw Centre:

Indoor Training Facility: Shaw Centre

Facility Address and Contact Information:

122 Bowlt Crescent

Saskatoon, SK

S7M 0L1

 

Ignite:

Dryland Training Location:

Ignite:  1303 Avenue P S, Saskatoon,

SK S7M 2T7

 

 

 

Training Group Protocol for Positive Test:

 

PROTOCOL FOR POSITIVE COVID-19 TEST WITHIN A CLUB

Clubs will designate a COVID-19 representative who will be responsible for keeping the contact tracing logs and providing information to Sask Heath Authority (SHS) for contact tracing purpose only. This individual will be identified by the club and could be the Head Coach, President or other responsible person trusted with confidential information. This individual will need to have on hand a copy of daily attendance, complete with athlete, coach and other staff, names, phone numbers and email addresses. 

Guidance on procedures to follow:

A.    When an athlete, coach or staff is notified by SHA that they have tested positive for COVID-19 the athlete, coach or staff will: 

·       Provide Sask Health Authority (SHA) with the Club’s COVID-19 representative’s name and number to assist with club related contact tracing.

  • Advise your Club’s Covid-19 Representative 
  • Continue to self-isolate and follow all SHA instructions. 
  • Only return to club activities as per SHA and club instructions (ie: symptom free and a negative test result). 
  • While waiting to hear from SHA, the Club’s COVID-19 representative will: 
    • Notify Swim Saskatchewan. 
    • Advise, at minimum those training in the same group, that an individual has received a positive test result. (note:  Use the term "an individual", to protect the identity person with the positive case).  
    • Advise that this training group will refrain from in person training for 48 hours or until contacted by SHA or Public Health.  (based on communication that Swim Sask has received from SHA).
    • Ensure the other groups/club members are self-monitoring more closely and that any other athletes, coaches or staff, experiencing symptoms will be required to stay home and contact 811 for further guidance.  NOTE:  (Advising the whole club is a good idea, as it may help limit gossip and maintains open transparent communication.) 
  • Once the SHA contacts the Club’s COVID-19 representative, the clubs COVID-19 representative will: 
    • Follow all instructions provided by SHA (Sask Health determines who is a close contact and advises the Club’s COVID-19 representative of the process to follow). 
    • Ensure the training group and the rest of the swim club follow all additional prevention/control measures issued by Sask Health Authority.
    • Update Swim Saskatchewan 
  • All athletes, coaches or staff that are notified by SHA as a close contacts or non-close contacts of someone having tested positive for COVID-19 will: 
    • Follow all instructions provided by SHA 
    • Advise your Club COVID-19 Representative