COVID Guidelines
 
 
Return to Regis Jesuit Pool
 
While we are excited to return to Regis Jesuit for practice, it is important that we adhere to guidelines
presented to us by the State, CDC, Regis Jesuit and DSA. Returning to indoors does pose a higher
possibility for exposure so we will need a heightened sense of social distancing while in the pool and not
wearing masks.

 
Facial Coverings
 
Everyone will be required to wear masks on the Regis Jesuit campus, both in and outside the
buildings/pool, pursuant to the mandate issued by the Governor’s Office. Masks must have ear loops, an
elastic band or tie behind the head. Those individuals not wearing a mask will be offered a mask (limited
number available). Refusal to wear a mask will result in swimmers not being permitted to attend practice.

 
Symptomatic for COVID-19
 
1. If a coach, swimmer, volunteer, parent, or official exhibits symptoms of COVID-19 during
practice/meet, they should report to the closest person in charge and then go home immediately.

 
2. If a swimmer exhibits symptoms of COVID-19 within 12 hours of practice they are NOT allowed to
attend practice until free of all symptoms

 
Diagnosed with or Exposed to COVID-19
 
1. Those who have been diagnosed and/or exposed or awaiting test results for COVID-19 should
quarantine and not attend practice.

 
▪ If the swimmer has recovered, completed their quarantine/isolation phase, and tested negative
they may return to practice.

 
2. Individuals with known exposure to someone diagnosed with COVID-19 may not return to practice until they have self-quarantine at home for 7 days with a negative test and exhibit no symptoms / 10 days without a COVID-19 test and exhibit no symtoms
 
3. Coaches, families and swimmers must notify DSA if they have been exposed to COVID-19 and are quarantined, or if a family member has been diagnosed with or presumed to have COVID-19 and/or is being isolated.
 
4. If you are traveling:
  • Domestic Travel: On the advise of health professionals we reccomend a five day quarantine after domestic travel.
  • International Travel: Based on the CDC recomendation a 7-10 day quarantine after international travel.
    • Those traveling internationally or to Hawaii will be required to quarantine for 7 days before returning to the Regis Campus
 
Denver Swim Academy Plan
 
DSA will breakdown groups based on State, County and CDC guidelines while still adhering to the 6ft
social distancing.

Our plan is to make practices as safe as possible for swimmers, coaches, and family members. To do this
we will have the following set up plus any additional guidelines set forth.

 
Athletes:
  • 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 showers or changing allowed.
  • 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.

 
Coaches:
  • Will have required temperature checks before each practice
  • Will wear masks
  • Will not be within 6 feet of the athletes unless there is an emergency
  • Will have athletes swim five to six per lane keeping family members together in the same lane when applicable.
  • Will follow all recommended guidelines
General:
  • The deck will be marked for 6 ft distancing
  • Doors and surfaces will be wiped down between practices as necessary
  • Areas will be marked with 6 ft distancing where swimmers will place their bags during workout.
  • Areas where swimmers will leave bags will be rotated after each practice and disinfected
Entrance and Exit Plan:
 
S wimmers will enter the facility up the west stairs to the field house through the main pool entrance doors
(Used to be revolving door) from the lobby. Swimmers will be staged 6 feet apart wearing masks outside
the facility. Temperature checks will be done on all swimmers by a Denver Swim Academy coach.
Swimmers will be directed to the WEST/EAST bleachers and seated 6 feet apart.

 
At the conclusion of practice swimmers will exit the South East door that leads to the outside of the
building. Swimmers will exit to the parking lot around the South Side of the field house. See map below

 
Morning Practice Parking
 
Swimmers attending morning practice may NOT park in spots marked “Staff” or the visitor parking.
 
SWIMMING SAFELY
 
PREPARING TO SWIM - Protect against infections:
  • Wash your hands with a disinfectant soap and water (for 20 seconds or longer) or use a hand sanitizer if soap and water are not readily available, before going to the pool.
  • Do not share equipment.
  • Bring a full water bottle.
  • If you need to sneeze or cough, do so into a tissue or upper sleeve/arm area.
  • Arrive as close as possible to when activity begins.
  • Avoid touching gates, fences, benches, etc. if you can.
  • Do not attend practice if you, or a member of your household does not feel well.
WHEN SWIMMING
  • Follow directions for spacing and stay at least six feet apart from others.
  • Do not make physical contact with others, such as shaking hands or giving a high five.
  • Avoid touching your face.
  • Avoid sharing food, drinks, or towels.
  • Maintain appropriate social distancing from other athletes when taking a break.
  • Wear your suit to and from practice.
AFTER SWIMMING
  • Leave the facility as soon as reasonably possible after practice.
  • Wash your hands thoroughly or use a hand sanitizer after leaving the pool.
  • Do not use the locker room or changing area.
  • Shower at home, wear your suit to and from practice
  • No extra-curricular or social activity should take place. No congregation after swimming.