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April - June 2021 Parent Packet

STARTS APRIL 26, 2021

NEHA Mission Statement

To advance the objectives of USA Swimming in the Northeast Harris and Southeast Montgomery County areas with the purpose of reaching young people who want to achieve great things in life both on land and in the water.

NEHA Vision

NEHA’s vision is to develop and maintain a program that will produce elite swimmers. NEHA would like to be the aquatic organization that trains these athletes for National, International, and Olympic level performance

 

SAFETY EXPECTATIONS

 
  • NEW Athletes must return a signed copy of the attached waiver to be permitted to attend practice.

  • All swimmers must sign up for each practice they will attend on Sign-up Genius EVERY SUNDAY. Registering is REQUIRED so we can ensure every NEHA swimmer can swim at their allotted group swim time. We only have room for a certain number of swimmers PER session. 

  • If you signed up for a practice session and you are a no-show, you will be put on a waitlist. You must LOG IN and change your reservation commitment within 24 hours of that session if you are unable to show up. All changes must be SAVED before you click submit.

  • When parking at facilities, cars must try and leave a minimum of one space between each other. Parents must abide by the 6 ft social distancing protocol (according to state guidelines) in the parking lot and avoid congregating in large groups.  PLEASE SEE NEW MAP for Parent Parking Area! 

  • Parents can wait in their cars during practice. If you leave, you MUST BE ON TIME for pickup. Swimmers can not wait on deck or outside. 

  • NEW: One parent may sit on the west side stands in the natatorium. Please limit siblings. If siblings must attend, they must sit with you. They can not run around in the stands. You will be asked to leave.

  • Parents and siblings are NOT ALLOWED on the pool deck at any time.

  • All athletes must have their own LABELED equipment, sharing is not permitted.

  • Coaches, board members, and volunteers are required to wear masks on deck. 

  • Health assessment and temperatures will be taken on all coaches, board members, gate/door monitor, volunteers, and all swimmers before they can enter the facility. 

  • Athletes will only be permitted to enter the deck 5 minutes before their scheduled practice. If they arrive early, they must wait in their car until the appropriate time to enter the facility. 

  • ALL ATHLETES must wear a mask while entering practice and while leaving practice. 

  • Athletes must line up on the spaced markers and will enter the facility one-at-a-time at the rear entrance. 

  • Athletes must leave the facility immediately at the completion of any practice through the designated exit.

  • Athletes must arrive and depart in their suits and ready to swim. There is no time or space and time to change at the pool.

  • Deck showers are OFF LIMITS.

  • Diving Boards are OFF LIMITS

  • Restroom breaks will be limited to one person at a time. Locker rooms will be off-limits and locked. 

  • Athletes will leave their personal belongings in an assigned place to ensure social distancing on the deck. Once athletes enter the facility, they will go immediately to their designated spot and await instructions from their coach. 

  • Athletes must bring their own water bottles (already filled). 

  • Any athlete or staff experiencing any symptoms of a fever (100.4°F or higher), new cough, unusual fatigue, headache, or has had any exposure to someone who has any symptoms (which includes family and friends) should remain at home and seek medical treatment. If an athlete or staff does have a fever or signs of illness, they may not attend practice until 14 days after the fever or symptoms have ceased. Athletes and staff must see a physician and be cleared for training after being diagnosed or suspected to have COVID-19. Please notify the NEHA BOD immediately if signs of illness are occurring. 

  • NCISD Custodians will disinfect the bathrooms and all touchable surfaces before our practice session. 

  • The NCISD fountain and astroturf area are OFF LIMITS. Upon arrival, all swimmers must go directly to the pool. After practice, all swimmers must go promptly and directly to their cars. 

  • Parents must follow the traffic flow chart and park in the designated areas. 

  • We are not allowed to have a lost and found box. All items left at the pool will be discarded. 

SIMPLE STEPS

 
  • NEHA COVID-19 Release Waiver must be signed for every NEW swimmer.

 
  • Summer League Parent Packet acknowledgement must be signed for every family. (yes - again)

 
  • Register for each NEHA practice on SignUp Genius EVERY SUNDAY. 

 
  • Pack swim gear, towel, and fill your water bottle AT HOME. LABEL EVERYTHING!

 
  • Show up ON TIME and ready to swim - with suit & mask on. 

 
  • STAY 6 FEET APART

 
  • Line up on 6 ft distance markers AT REAR ENTRANCE - with swim gear and full water bottle.

 
  • Avoid touching gates, door handles, everything!

 
  • Proceed to swim group markers on deck and store your gear there.

 
  • Wait for coaches to direct you to your swim lane.

 
  • STAY 6 FEET APART

 
  • STAY IN YOUR LANE

 
  • STAY OFF OF THE LANE ROPES

 
  • Coaches will dismiss swimmers back to their gear.

 
  • PUT YOUR MASK BACK ON FIRST!

 
  • Swimmers MUST leave the area ASAP. Please wear flip flops to make this process move quickly. 

 
  • Coaches will dismiss the swimmers through the designated EXIT.

 
  • STAY 6 FEET APART

 
  • Go straight to your car and leave promptly. Please NO loitering or congregating. 

 
  • Go home -  Shower, Rinse, and Repeat!

 
  • Sign up for practice again!


 
 

 

NEHA PRACTICE SCHEDULE

NCISD Natatorium

STARTS APRIL 26, 2021

 

Session #

Group                

Mon              

Tues             

Wed             

Thur             

Fri                 

Sat          

1.Intermediate

5:00-6:00p

5:00-6:00p

5:00-6:00p 

5:00-6:00p

5:00-6:00p 

10-11a   

1. White 

5:00-6:00p 

5:00-6:00p 

5:00-6:00p

5:00-6:00p 

5:00-6:00p 

10-11a

2.Bronze

6:00-7:00p

6:00-7:00p

6:00-7:00p

6:00-7:00p

6:00-7:00p

10-11a

3.Silver

7-8:30p

7-8:30p

7-8:30p

7-8:30p

7-8:30p

8-10a

3.Gold

7-8:30p

7-8:30p

7-8:30p

7-8:30p

7-8:30p

8-10a

 
In order to swim:
 
  • Signed COVID-19 Waiver on File

  • Swimmers must reserve a spot on Sign Up Genius for YOUR SWIM GROUP ONLY - EACH AND EVERY SUNDAY.

    • Gold, Silver & Bronze can reserve up to 4 days a week. 

    • White and Intermediate can choose 3 days a week.

  • Only 2 swimmers per lane for White, Intermediate, 3 for Bronze, & Gold & Silver will have 4. 

  • ONLY sign up for the days you can attend. 

  • Once a spot is reserved, you MUST SHOW UP. After 2 No Shows, swimmers will lose their reservation spot and be put on a waitlist. REMOVE NAME FROM SIGN UP LIST IF YOU WILL BE ABSENT!

  • If there is an opening at 9pm for the next day session, a swimmer may fill that spot.

  • Be on time and dressed to swim. If early, please wait in your car. 

  • Headcount will be evaluated everyday to ensure we run a full program and everyone can swim.

  • Practice is still condensed due to COVID Limitations.

  • We understand this is not ideal for everyone, but this is the best solution for right now. We will constantly reevaluate our numbers to make sure we are able to work with as many families as we can. We appreciate your patience and support!

 

VOLUNTEERS

Parents will be asked to volunteer to time during the NEHA swim meets their swimmers are registered for. If you are unable to volunteer or you need to cancel - YOU must find a replacement. The NEHA Board cannot time for you. If you continually no-show your volunteer responsibility, you will not be able to register to participate in future meets as a NEHA team member. 

THANK YOU!



Team Acknowledgement Form

SIGN AND RETURN THIS FORM* AGAIN

I acknowledge that I have received a copy of the Northeast Houston Aquatics Summer League 2021 Parent Packet and Safety Expectations. I understand that it contains important information on policies and procedures. I realize that this is not intended to cover every situation which may arise, but is a general guide to refer to. 

I understand that it is my responsibility to familiarize myself with the information and that I agree with the policies and safety expectations of the team. 

I further understand and acknowledge that NEHA may update, add, or delete any policies in this plan as each phase is introduced. 

I understand and acknowledge that failure to comply with all safety protocols may result in suspension from team practices. 
 

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Parent Signature

 

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Parent Printed Name

 

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Date




 

*This form can be submitted digitally to [email protected] 

 

OR

 

*You can text me: ACKNOWLEDGED, __________________ (your name/swimmer) to 281-857-9809

 

Edited to add: Saturday Closures: May 8, May 22, June 5, June 19