Here is a link to the USA Swimming page for updates. This is probably the most important one to have handy. -

Pool Reopening Resources:


Here is a link to the Small Business Administration which has inforaation about grants and loans -

Here is a direct link to the Local Search Tool for the Small Business Administration -

Here is a link to a very useful article - Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act: What Small Businesses Need to Know -

Link to USA Swimming LSC Leaders Facebook group - LOTS of great information being shared -

CG Sports Network Crowdcast -

Keeping Your Swimmers Engaged - Victor Swim Club PowerPoint

Here is a link to CDC regarding COVID in Swimming Pools:

Niagara BOD Surveys:

  • Survey 1 -
  • Survey 2 -  

​OSHA Covid-19 Hazard Recognition

Safety Management for Open Water  

Insurance Questions (and some answers!)
  • Following local/state guidelines
    • Rely upon subject matter experts such as the CDC and local health departments
    • Remain compliant with USA Swimming standard protocol such as coach on site and safe sport requirements
  • Open water training is ok with the insurance company and the Open water team of Bryce Elser and Kaitlin Pawlowicz have been incredibly helpful in answering questions for our clubs (
  • Privately owned backyard pools are permitted
    • Certificates of insurance can be provided to the owners upon request as we have a blanket endorsement for all facilities used by members (
    • Extra precautions/warnings should be communicated to participants as dimensions will be different than standard training pools (ie: remind swimmers about caution at turns and no diving unless the pool depth meets USA Swimming Ops recommendations.)
  • Training with other clubs: Member athletes are not precluded from PRACTICING/TRAINING with other clubs who may have access to facilities.

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