Dear ElitSwim friends.

As we continue to monitor developments of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) along with USA swimming, we would like to remind you of valuable information resources and suggested safety measures everyone can follow. The City of San Ramon now and management in both swimming pools, DVAC, and SROP conduct daily testing of the pool water for pH and disinfectant levels and maintain a regular cleansing regime to ensure that the water quality complies with the (Swimming Pools) Regulations at all times. Users of swimming pools, on the other hand, are directed to observe good public hygiene practices.

 

 As ElitSwim, we take a few measures on our end:

 - The coaching staff has directions when they are ill; they remain home until they are fever-free for 24 hours without fever-reducing medication before returning to practices. 

 - We do not provide any equipment to our members as everyone brings there own and, therefore, no surfaces that can be touched and/or can transmit the flu or any virus. 

 - Staff monitors participants if in case needed to communicate with parents for swimmers being ill.

- As an exclusive small group program, we do not place more than 2-4 swimmers per lane in all of our practices, and that minimizes, even more, the potential to get sick in comparison with all other programs out there.

 

We can suggest minimizing your time at the locker rooms, but swimming is all about improving and shielding your respiratory and immune system to common flu and viruses. Based on studies suggest that swimming has a beneficial effect on lung function, asthma symptoms, improved physical fitness, and mental well-being

 

 What preventive measures should be taken to help reduce the spread of respiratory viruses, like COVID-19?

As with other respiratory illnesses, there are steps that everyone can take daily to reduce the risk of getting sick or infecting others with circulating viruses.

  • Stay home when you are sick.
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after going to the bathroom; before eating; and after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing. Help young children do the same.
  • If soap and water are not readily available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol. Always wash hands with soap and water if hands are visibly dirty.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
  • Limit close contact, like kissing and sharing cups or utensils, with people who are sick.
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces using a regular household cleaning spray or wipe.
  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash. If you do not have a tissue, use your sleeve (not your hands).
  • Get a flu shot – it’s not too late to be protected against influenza.
  • Participants when they are ill, they should remain home; persons who have been ill should be fever-free for 24 hours without fever-reducing medication before returning to classes and work.
  • Be aware that facemasks are not needed for the general public.
  • Always check reliable sources for up-to-date, accurate information about COVID-19; local, state, and federal authorities are listed below.

 

 

Do swim practices and lessons need to be canceled?

At this time, there is no need to cancel practices and swim lessons. There are no restrictions on public gatherings and open spaces. Coaching staff and swimmers should be reminded that part of good health hygiene is staying home from events when they are ill.

 

ElitSwim will follow all guidance and protocols issued by the CDC, state, and local public health departments.

Both the CDC and the World Health Organization (WHO) have published recommendations/guidelines for gatherings and healthy travel. Questions or personal concerns regarding Coronavirus (COVID-19) should be directed to your local healthcare provider.


Here in ElitSwim, our priority is our member's and staff's mental and physical health and well being. 
We care for you!
 

Thank you for taking every precaution to protect yourself and others.

 

See you at the pool!

Sincerely,

ElitSwim