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  April 7, 2021

Indoor Training at Harry Bailey and Shaw Centre

                                   

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Table of Contents

Version 21

Risk Assessment Questions

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

Safety

Exclusion Plans:

Exception:

Risk Assessment Survey

Physical Distancing

Equipment:

Safe Sport:

Changing:

Phased in Approach:

Training

Training Schedule February 23 - April 26

Coaching:

Coaches:

Education:

Education to Coaches, Board Members and Administrators

Education to Athlete and Families

Updated Team Code of Conduct:

Refunds:

Reevaluation:

Training Facilities:

       Harry Bailey:

Indoor Training Facility: Harry Bailey Aquatic Centre

Facility Address and Contact Information:

Facility Layout:

Facility Protocols for Cleaning: Areas

Facility guidelines and requirements from attendees:

Shaw Centre:

Facility Address and Contact Information:

Facility Protocols for Cleaning: Areas

Facility guidelines and requirements from attendees:

Dryland Training Location:

Training Times:

Group attending training session at Ignite:

Training Group Protocol for Positive Test:

PROTOCOL FOR POSITIVE COVID-19 TEST WITHIN THE CLUB

Resource Links:

 

 

 

      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.

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

The training will be held at a facility that is used by other teams   and training groups. The teams overlap in the facilities for training at certain times in the schedule.  

These groups include:

  • Saskatoon Diving
  • Saskatoon Goldfins
  • Saskatoon Aqualenes
  • City Swim Lessons (Located in leisure pool while we are in competitive pool)
  • Public Swim (Located in leisure pool when we are in competitive pool)

  

3. Will the groups include team members relocating from areas outside the training location that have documented active local transmission of COVID-19? 

NO

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

 Yes, there will be. Included in this will be the Head Coach and three Paralympic athletes.

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

Harry Bailey will be set up to enforce effective physical distancing.  The facility will have arrows and markers directing individuals throughout the facility and where to stand.  Swimmers will be limited to six per double lane, staggered throughout.

 6. Will the training be held indoors?

 Yes, the training will be held indoors at Harry Bailey and Shaw Centre

 

 

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

 

Eric Kramer – Head Coach (will be the point of contact)

Tricia Weiland – President

Sheryl Harlton – Club Administrator

Ryan Jones – Assistant Coach

 Jayson Peace - Treasurer

 

Safety

 

  • 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 2020-2021 season and MUST be completed within 14 days of commencing participation. There are no exceptions.
  • Coaches will have a mask
  • Swimmers must wear a mask until they are in the water
  • When arriving at the pool, swimmers must leave their mask on until they enter the pool
  • Swimmer must keep 2m meters apart at all time once they leave the car on arrival and until exiting the pool area
  • Athletes are to be dropped off and enter through the front doors on the South side of the building and picked up at the West doors of the building
  • Swimmers should arrive no earlier than 15-minutes for training.
  • Personal belongings will be stored in specific locations on the pool deck. 
  • Swimmers should be prepared to arrive in their swimsuits and to leave in their swimsuits.
  • Equipment should be spaced apart when left on the side of the pool
  • Spectators are not permitted during practice.
  • Changing tents will be available in the stands for those who wish to change prior to exiting the building.  They will be sanitized after each use.
  • There will be a preliminary zoom meeting September 6, 2020 to review the return to swim protocols with the athletes and their families.  Zoom meeting will take place as new athletes join the team to review the Return to Swim policies. 
  • Safe Sport Rules and Policies will continue to be enforced (Page 8)
  • Activation/Dryland training will not be taking place on deck  
  • When swimmers are not swimming, they should be at their designated spots in the lane to ensure physical distancing.   
  • The only bathrooms available to the team will be the bathrooms under the stairs of the bleachers.  This will be sanitized before and after each use. 

 

Integrating a new athlete to the club

  • If a new swimmer is added to the club they will go through the same process as the other swimmers, where they will have to have a zoom call to go over the protocols before attending training.  
  • The athletes must electronically complete an “Acknowledgement and Assumption of Risk Form”.  This form will be completed within the Swimming Canada National Registration system for the 2020-2021 season and MUST be completed within 14 days of commencing participation. There are no exceptions.
  • The Return to Sport Committee will meet to discuss the addition of a swimmer on a swimmer by swimmer basis.  If they are travelling from a high risk area, they may be asked to wait 14 days prior to attending training. 

 

 

Excusion Plans:

  • All members must adhere to the rules, regulations, and protocols.
  • If any swimmer or coach is sick, they MUST stay home.
  • If a swimmer arrives at practice showing any symptoms, they must return home, stay home and self-isolate.  

 

 

Exception:

  • A chair lift will be available at Harry Bailey to assist Nikita Ens with getting out of the pool.  The chair lift will be sanitized before and after each use.  If the chair lift  is out of service, Nikita Ens will require assistance getting out of the pool by two individuals. The individuals will remain consistent who help her in and out. They will also wear a face mask and will sanitize their hands prior to and after assisting.  

 

 

Risk Assessment Survey

 

Prior to each training session athletes will be required to answer a Health Survey before each training session. The survey will be submitting 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

 

1. Do you have any of the symptoms: cough, shortness of breath, chest pain, difficult breathing, fever, chills, repeated shaking with chills, abnormal muscle pain, headache, sore throat, painful swallowing, runny nose, new loss of taste or smell, gastrointestinal illness?

 

2. Have you been in contact with or cared for someone with COVID-19?

 

3. Have you travelled outside of Saskatchewan or been to area of concern identified by the SHA within the last 7 days?

 

4. Have you travelled outside of Canada in the past 14 days?

 

5. Have you been in close contact with or cared for someone with COVID-19 in the past 14 days or with someone who is being investigated or confirmed to be a case of COVID-19?

 

6. In the past 14 days, have you been tested for COVID-19 and are waiting results for any of the following reasons:

  • Due to symptoms
  • you are a close contact with a confirmed or probable case

 

7.In the past 4 days, have you been tested for COVID-19 for any reason and you have not yet received your results?

 

The questionnaire at the top of this page needs to be completed before arriving at the pool.

 

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. If a meeting needs to happen between a coach and swimmer, a zoom meeting will be set up which will include the Head coach, a board member, the athlete and a parent or guardian if necessary.

Changing:

Change rooms will still no longer be an option but as the temperature gets cooler outside, we will be setting up single pod changing tents in the spectator stands of Harry Bailey.  Athletes can use these tents one at a time to change fast and leave.  They will use the staircase by the bulkhead in the idle of the pool to get up into the stands and will exit at the West end stairs.  After each use the athlete will have to spray down the tent with the sanitizers provided to us by the City of Saskatoon. 

Travel:

As directed by the Government of Saskatchewan, travel for interprovincial competitions will not be taking place.  This will be reassessed as the information from the Government changes and any travel will resume once restrictions are lifted.

If an athlete has traveled outside of the province, we are asking that they remain home from training at the pool and Ignite for 7-days to confirm they are symptom free before returning to training.  This question is included in the health screening questionnaire.  

 

 

Phased in Approach:

The programming will take a phased in approach in the clubs return to swim.   The return groupings and dates are listed below.

 

Athletes from the competitive team groups have complete a summer training session which allows the coaches and athletes to gain an understanding of how to swim in the current layout where they will be swimming in a 6 swimmers staggered configuration in a double lane.  

 

 Group:

 Return Date

 Flex

 September 8, 2020

 HP

 September 8, 2020

 TAG 2

 September 8, 2020

 TAG 1

 September 8, 2020

 JAG 2

 September 8, 2020

 JAG 1

 September 8, 2020

 Pool School 3

 September 21, 2020

 Pool School 4

 September 21, 2020

 Para 

 TBD

 

Training Groups

  • Athletes will be separated into training groups and will not move between groups or lanes. 
  • Athletes will not change groups and or have athletes added to their group. 
  • Any athletes that have underlying health conditions and are more vulnerable will train within a small group in the pool to avoid exposure to other individuals.  
  • Athletes will be swimming in a 6 swimmer per double lane configuration staggered throughout to ensure physical distancing. 
  • The returning groups will have had a number of athletes from each training group that attend training in the summer swimming sessions with the Lasers.  
  • The first week will focus on learning the process and safety measures involved in swimming during this time. 

 

 

 

Competitive Team Training Set-up (6 swimmers staggered in a double lane)

The competitive Team will follow the lane swimming protocols which are found in the Swimming Canada and Swim Saskatchewan guidelines.  

 

 

Yellow is the lane ropes and the pool will be divided in half so it is set up 2-3 swimmers per double lane staggered.  The brown line is the lane going across the pool dividing the pool into two pools.  

 

Pool School 3 (Leisure Pool)                                    Pool School 4 (Competition)

 

 

Training Schedule - February 23 - April 26

 

Group 1

Monday - Wednesday - Friday 2:30-3:30pm + see email for additions

    

Group 2 

Monday-Wednesday 3:30-4:30pm Harry Bailey

Tuesday - Thursday 6:00-7:00am Harry Bailey

Tuesday - 3:30-5:00pm Harry Bailey 

Friday 3:30-5:30pm Harry Bailey 

Saturday 6:30-8:00am Harry Bailey

    

Group 3 

Monday - Wednesday 3:30-4:30pm Harry Bailey

Tuesday - Thursday 7:00-8:00am    HP ONLY no TAG swimmers Harry Bailey

Tuesday - 3:30-5:00pm   HP ONLY no TAG swimmers Harry Bailey  

Friday 3:30-5:30pm Harry Bailey

Saturday 6:30-8:00am Harry Bailey

    

Group 4  

Monday 4:30-5:30pm Harry Bailey

Wednesday 4:30-6:00pm Harry Bailey

Thursday 4:00-5:00pm SHAW

Friday 5:30-6:30pm Harry Bailey

Saturday 8:00-9:30am Harry Bailey

    

Group 5

Tuesday 5:00-6:00pm Harry Bailey 

Wednesday 4:30-5:30pm Harry Bailey

Thursday 5:00-6:00pm SHAW

Saturday 9:30-11:00am Harry Bailey

    

Group 6 

Monday 4:30-5:30pm Harry Bailey

Wednesday 5:30-6:30pm Harry Bailey

Friday 4:00-5:00pm SHAW

Saturday 11:00am -12:00pm Harry Bailey

    

Group 7

Monday 5:30-6:30pm Harry Bailey

Wednesday 6:30-7:30pm Harry Bailey

Friday 5:00-6:00pm SHAW

    

Group 8

Tuesday 6:30-7:30pm Harry Bailey 

Thursday 6:30-7:30pm Harry Bailey

Friday 6:30-7:30pm Harry Bailey

   

Group 9 

Monday 5:30-6:30pm Harry Bailey and Thursday 6:30-7:30pm Harry Bailey

 

Group 10

Wednesday 6:00-7:00pm Harry Bailey and Friday 5:30-6:30pm Harry Bailey

 

 

 

 

Coaching:

All coaches will adhere to physical distancing with athletes. Coaches will remain within a designated coaching area which is away from athletes, spectators, and any pool staff. Coaches will also adhere to all Swim Saskatchewan and Swim Canada guidelines and forms before being able to enter the pool deck. This will be indicated below on the pool diagram.

 

 

Coaches:

 

Last Name:

First Name:

Position

Group Coaching:

Kramer

Eric

Head Coach

Group 1-5

Jones

Ryan

Assistant Coach

Group 5-8

Khalaj

Sara

Assistant Coach

 

Harlton

Rachel

Assistant Coach

Group 9-10

 

 

Education:

 

Education to Coaches, Board Members and Administrators

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.

 

Education to Athlete and Families

Information will be relayed to athletes and families by the club. Risk acknowledgement forms will be signed as well as an updated Code of Conduct which will acknowledge the athlete understands the new safety protocols that are required in order to ensure a safe training environment.

Zoom meetings will take place to review the protocols that will be in place when athletes need to enter the pool which will give them the opportunity to ask questions prior to entering the training environment. This will ensure a smooth transition into the facility and into the pool with minimum disruptions.    This zoom meeting will take place September 6, 2020.

 

 

Updated Team Code of Conduct:

 

  • Adhere to all Provincial, Municipal and Facility specific guidelines.

 

  • Adhere to Swim Saskatchewan and Swimming Canada Return to Swimming Plan

 

  • Lead by example.

 

  • Maintain a minimum of 2m from all athletes, coaches, staff and Harry Bailey facility staff. 

 

  • Feedback to Coaches, including notification if they have a negative response to the Health Monitoringquestions.

 

  • Complete the ONLINE Swimming Canada Acknowledgement and Assumption of Risk Form prior to participating in any club outdoor activity. Parents must complete for minors.

 

  • Athletes must remain consistent with their training group and cannot drop into other training sessions.  

 

  • Maintain Contact list of those outside your home and training group.

 

  • Complete Daily Screening prior to beginning training.

 

  • If an athlete answers ‘yes’ to any of the questions, they MUST stay home and call the hotline if testing is required.  

 

 

 

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. 

 

 

Re-evaluation:

The return to sport committee will meet to review the return to swim plan, to acknowledge any risks, make adjustments or changes in dates to ensure the safety of all athletes, coaches and staff.

 

September 19, 2020

October 5, 2020

Other dates: TBD

 

 

Training Facility Information  - 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 

Facility Layout: Harry Bailey will have arrows directing traffic through the facility.  There will be a one way entry and a one way exit.    

 Facility Protocols for Cleaning: Areas: Equipment and commonly touched areas within the facility will be cleaned after each interaction.  

 Facility guidelines and requirements from attendees: Athletes are required to sign in. complete a questionnaire and hand sanitize upon  entering  the facility. 

 

Training Facility Information - Shaw Centre:

Indoor Training Facility:  Shaw Centre

Facility Address and Contact Information:

122 Bowlt Crescent

Saskatoon, SK

S7M 0L1

Facility Protocols for Cleaning: Areas: Equipment and commonly touched areas within the facility will be cleaned after each interaction.  

Facility guidelines and requirements from attendees: Athletes are required to sign in. complete a questionnaire and hand sanitize upon  entering  the facility. 

 

Training Facility Information  - Ignite:

 

Dryland Training Location:

Ignite Athletics:  1303 Avenue P S, Saskatoon, 

SK S7M 2T7

 

Training Times:

Wednesday: 6:30 – 7:30 P.M. 

 

Group attending training at Ignite: HP

 

 

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:

  1. 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). 

    B. 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 SwimSask 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.) 

    C. 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 

   D. 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

 

 

 

 

 

Resource Links:

 

Swim Sask Covid-19 Resource link

Swimming Canada Covid-19 Resource Hub link

Government of Sask - COVID-19 link

Government of Canada – COVID-19 link