COVID Guidelines
 
DSA PRACTICE GUIDELINES (Please read very carefully)
  • Swimmers arrive a few minutes before practice begins and leave immediately after
  • Swimmers need to wear a mask when not in the pool (arrival and departure)
  • Parents should be waiting in their car when practice is over
  • Temperature checks will be required prior to entrance
  • Entry and exit will be through different doors/locations
  • Swimmers will arrive in a suit and leave in a suit to limit locker room use
  • Locker room is only for restroom use if necessary and limited to one swimmer at a time.
  • No Changing in the locker room
  • No Showers.
  • We ask that swimmers use the restroom at home hopefully avoid using locker room
  • Absolutely no spitting or nose wiping in the pool or on deck
  • Water bottles need to be filled at home (no drinking fountain use) no sharing
  • Swimmers will be required to bring their own equipment, no sharing.
Practice time will be actual swimming time and will not include the level of social time prior to getting in the water. Swimmers must get right in the water when told. There will be a break between each practice.

COVID-19 GUIDELINES (these may and will change based on recommendations from the State)

Risk factors for consideration to participate include autoimmune disease, diabetes, asthma, cardiovascular disease, etc.
Athletes and families who travel International will need to self-isolate for 14 days before returning to practice.
It is recommended that swimmers who travel to high risk states (Florida, Arizona, California, and Texas at this time) to self-isolate for 7 days before returning to practice. This may become a requirement based on Governor Polis’s recommendations
  • If a swimmer does test positive, they will be required to self-isolate for 14 days and only return to practice after a negative COVID-19 test. Any swimmer they have been in contact with will per CDC Guidelines also be asked to self-isolate for 7 days with no symptoms or a negative COVID-19 test.
  • Although restrictions are eased, safety precautions will remain in place in accordance with state requirements relative to the availability of vaccinations or effective treatment for the coronavirus.
Coaches and swimmers should not attend practice if they or anyone with whom they reside:
  • Are exhibiting any symptoms of the coronavirus: mild to severe respiratory illness with fever, cough and difficulty breathing, or other symptoms identified by the CDC.
  • Have been in contact with someone who has tested positive for COVID-19 in the last 14 days.
  • Are a vulnerable individual
  • A vulnerable individual is a person with underlying conditions or considered to be at a higher risk demographic as outlined by jurisdictional, state or federal guidelines.

Lowry Guidelines and Procedures:

FORMS THAT NEED TO BE FILLED OUT

  • All Swimmers and parents must submit the online ACES Swim Club Waiver and Release
  • This is a one time submission which must be done prior to a swimmers first practice
  • All Swimmers/Parent must complete a Daily Health Survey, no more than 12 hours and no less than 1 hour before scheduled practice time. If someone has forgotten to complete the survey, they must go to the back of the line and complete it.
  • This will need to be done prior to every practice.
RESTROOM and LOCKER ROOM
  • Emergency use ONLY.
  • Cones will be put next to each restroom. The coach/athlete must move the cone to the front of the door to show that it is in use. These cones should be cleaned after each practice group.
  • The locker room portion will remain closed.
  • ONE person allowed in the restroom at a time.
  • Coaches and athlete use ONLY.
  • NO parents/guardians or non-swimming siblings allowed in the restroom
EXPECTATIONS of ATHLETES
  • Must bring own water – no sharing.
  • No spitting or nose wiping in the pool or on deck.
  • There will be no social time.
  • Should practice responsible social distancing while away from the pool.
  • Must see physician to be cleared after being diagnosed or suspected to have COVID-19, or after close contact with someone diagnosed with COVID-19.
If an athlete travels out of the country or goes on a cruise, they must quarantine for 14 days before being allowed in at Lowry.

ATHLETE ARRIVAL PROCEDURES
  • Must complete a daily health survey, no more than 12 hours and no less than 1 hour before scheduled practice time
  • The check-in person will print the group’s survey for the day and use it for checking the athletes in.
  • If someone has forgotten to complete the survey, they must go to the back of the line and complete it.
  • Athletes should arrive 5-10 minutes prior to their scheduled practice.
  • Must wear face covering while not in the pool. Swimmers will remove their face covering when signaled to do so prior to entering the pool.
  • Athletes will have their temperature scanned through the window of the call. If any reading is 100.4F or higher, wait five minutes, then re-take. If the re-scan is 100.4F or higher, the athlete will be sent home.
  • Athletes driving themselves will park and follow the sidewalk to the check-in desk.
  • Attendance and athletes pass on the temperature check must be logged. The check-in person will fill out this log after all athletes for the session have checked in.
  • Must arrive in suit – no on-site changing.
  • Follow marked entry flow.
  • Swim bags in designated area – must stay in own space (marked) until coach sends them to lanes.
ATHLETE DEPARTURE PROCEDURE
  • Must put face covering back on after exiting the pool and drying off.
  • Must leave in suit – no on-site changing.
  • Must leave immediately after the completion of their practice.
  • Followed the marked path.
  • Swimmer pick up will happen in the parking lot adjacent to Lowry. Do NOT congregate/socialize.
  • Click here to watch our video on arrival/departure procedures (courtesy of swimmer: Tanner Guderian).
  • PLease see Lowry Pool Scheme poste on this page for pool schematic
EXPECTATIONS OF PARENTS/GUARDIANS
  • The Daily Health Survey for your swimmer MUST be filled out more than 1 hour and less than 12 hours prior to the practice start.
  • When dropping their athlete off, parents/guardians must wait to receive an “all clear” signal from their athlete before departing.
  • Parents/Guardians are NOT allowed in the facility at any time and are expected to follow social distancing measures (including wearing a face covering) while waiting for their swimmer.
  • In compliance with Safe Sport, parents/guardians may observe practices from outside of Lowry fencing to keep practices open and observable.
  • Parents should keep a close watch on the weather. If storms are in the area, parents are asked to stay close to the Lowry campus.
PARKING
  • NO parking in the lot directly in front of Lowry.
  • All coaches, parents who are waiting, and swimmers who drive themselves must park in the lot adjacent to Lowry (the pickup lot).
  • NO congregating in the parking lot. Please emphasize this with your parents/swimmers as well. Congregating and socializing in the parking lot could jeopardize the ability to keep Lowry open.
PROCEDURE: COVID-19 POSITIVE INDIVIDUAL

If a team member tests positive for COVID-19, we will follow these procedures:
  • The individual must let Nick Frasersmith know immediately that they are self-reporting symptoms of COVID-19, have had a positive test for COVID-19, or were exposed to someone with COVID-19 within the last 14 days. Nick Frasersmith will let ACES know
  • ACES will notify the local health authorities of the COVID-19 case.
  • Staff, swimmers, and renters (as feasible) will be notified of potential COVID-19 exposures while maintaining confidentiality in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act.
  • Lowry facility will be closed for a minimum of 24 hours for deep cleaning.
  • Individuals are expected to self-quarantine and/or seek medical attention if they are exposed to someone who is COVID-19 positive.
RETURN TO SWIMMING/COACHING
  • Any athlete or staff experiencing any symptoms of a fever (100.4F or higher), recent cough,
  • shortness of breath or chest tightness, chills, repeated shaking with chills, muscle pain, sore throat,
  • new loss of taste/smell, diarrhea, headache, or has had any exposure to someone who has had any
  • symptoms (which includes family and friends) should remain at home, following CDC and local
  • guidelines for quarantining at home for 14 days after the symptoms and fever have ceased and/or
  • seek medical attention.
  • Athlete and staff must not return until the criteria to discontinue home isolation are met, in consultation with healthcare providers.
  • Athletes and staff must see a physician and be cleared for training after being diagnosed or suspected to have COVID-19.
 
Nick Frasersmith
Denver Swim Academy
Coaching Staff

DenverSwimAcademy.com