Return to WIATC Aquatic Protocol – Club Use Before You Arrive:  

*If you feel unwell please do not come to the facility.

* Athletes should shower prior to arriving at the pool and arrive at the facility with their bathing suit under their street clothing. Change room access is restricted to washroom use only. It is recommended that athletes wear loose fitting clothing that fits easily over a wet bathing suit, as changing on site will not be permitted before or after entering the pool.

*Athletes should arrive with any/all equipment required for their practice session and equipment needed should be clearly relayed to all athletes by the Club/Coaches prior to each practice. Extra equipment will not be provided.

*Equipment at the WIATC will not be available for use and equipment cannot be left at the facility. The facility will initially be configured in short course (SC) set up and use of start blocks will (initially) not be permitted. Start block use will be reassessed as information from public health officials is updated.

*Athletes should arrive with their water bottle full and should use the washroom at home prior to coming to practice. Water fountains will not be available. Athletes are not to share water bottles. Public Washrooms will be available.

*A designated arrival time will be set for each practice session. Athletes and Coaches will not be permitted to enter the facility prior to the designated arrival time, which will generally be 15 minutes prior to each practice. Athletes and Coaches will be asked to physically distance outside prior to entering the building.

*Parents will not be permitted into the building at this time. Coaches will pick up and drop off their athletes before and after practice at the facility entrance/exit. When You Arrive/Depart:

*The facility entrance at the WIATC will be through the west doors (Bruce Avenue Entrance)

*Masks are mandatory at all times except while in the water and all athletes and coaches will be required to use hand sanitizer upon entry.

*Screening and attendance are the responsibility of the host club.

*Once inside the facility Coaches and athletes must follow designated markings to enter the pool area. At the WIATC this will likely be through the NORTH “emergency exit” doors. From there they will proceed to their designated lanes. Lane space will be confirmed by the Club in advance and the Club is expected to assign lanes to their athletes.

*Athletes will enter the water into their designated lane by stepping onto the deck/headwall/bulkhead and proceeding to the lane maintaining physical distancing.

*All first aid and rescue response will be coordinated by City of Windsor lifeguard staff with the assistance of coaching staff as required. City of Windsor aquatic staff will be trained in COVID-19 specific protocol and will don and use additional Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) as appropriate.

*At the end of practice athletes will exit the pool, don their masks, maintain physical distancing and will proceed to a designated area on deck where they can don the clothing they are wearing home. Use of the change rooms for dressing will not be permitted.

*Athletes will exit the facility through a designated exit. At the WIATC this will be through the NORTH entrance doors. Athletes will then proceed to the parking lot to be picked up.