Here is a link to the USA Swimming page for updates. This is probably the most important one to have handy. - https://www.usaswimming.org/utility/community-quaratine-resources

Pool Reopening Resources:

 

Here is a link to the Small Business Administration which has inforaation about grants and loans - https://www.sba.gov/

Here is a direct link to the Local Search Tool for the Small Business Administration - https://www.sba.gov/local-assistance

Here is a link to a very useful article - Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act: What Small Businesses Need to Know -https://www.uschamber.com/co/start/strategy/cares-act-small-business-guide

Link to USA Swimming LSC Leaders Facebook group - LOTS of great information being shared - https://www.facebook.com/groups/533508230609656/

CG Sports Network Crowdcast - https://www.crowdcast.io/cgsports

Keeping Your Swimmers Engaged - Victor Swim Club PowerPoint

Here is a link to CDC regarding COVID in Swimming Pools: https://www.cdc.gov/healthywater/swimming/index.html

Niagara BOD Surveys:

  • Survey 1 - https://www.formpl.us/form/1040216026
  • Survey 2 - https://formpl.us/form/1091516102  

​OSHA Covid-19 Hazard Recognition https://www.osha.gov/SLTC/covid-19/hazardrecognition.html

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 (https://drive.google.com/file/d/1i4D7O-wUXO2Enf8NJpLk0X-zkEXFu55H/view?usp=sharing)
  • 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 (https://drive.google.com/file/d/1VEkT_C2cbN8AZR-rLZrnU1TZn0FHS3O2/view?usp=sharing)
    • 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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