18 & Under World 100s
Gulf Swimming
Level 4
Excellence 300

 

Message from Laura & Ross Davis

As a renter of Klein District pools, we will follow closely District policies to minimize confusion and problems while fighting the pandemic. Please read the rules, and regulations below so you are prepared for practice each week. We would appreciate full participation and support in all below.

We will keep moving 4WARD!

 

Facility, Local, State, and Federal Requirements

SSAN has a COVID-19 Task Force responsible for staying up to date on current recommendations and any associated changes to guidelines and recommendations for the COVID-19 pandemic.

 

Safe Practices- Updated August 24, 2021

• We will have a minimum of 2 certified USA Swimming coaches on the pool deck with possible additional staff members

• Athletes/coaches who begin to cough/sneeze for any reason, must move away from others until coughing/ sneezing dissipates.

• Risk factors for consideration to participate include autoimmune disease, diabetes, asthma, cardiovascular disease, etc.

 

Preparing to Swim- Protecting against infections- Updated August 24, 2021

Before Swimming Recommendations:

• Arrive in your suit.

• Items to bring:

o Towel

o Cap

o Goggles

o Water bottle

o Equipment bag (there will be no equipment to borrow)

• 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 to avoid touching a tap or water fountain handle.

• 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.

• Do not attend practice if you, or a member of your household does not feel well.

• At Klein Oak High School, Northcrest, Inway, and Windrose face masks are encouraged, but not required before practice and upon leaving the pool deck

  

Positive Test Procedure- Updated August 24, 2021

1.     Should a coach or swimmer test positive or otherwise diagnosed with COVID-19, the following measures will be required:

a)     A minimum of 10 days of self-isolation from the positive test.

b)    Must be without fever for 24 hours & without the use of a fever-reducing medicine or any COVID-19 symptoms prior to return.

e)     The groups that the coach has worked with in the last 48 hours will be notified and those swimmers should be more closely monitored for symptoms

d)     The swimmer or coach name will remain confidential per legal requirements

e)    Antibody Test will not be used for returning to the pool – Click here for link to differences in Covid-19 Testing

1.     Reminder:

·       A viral test tells you if you have a current infection

·       An antibody test tells you if you had a previous infection or may still be infected

 

2.     CLOSE CONTACT: Should a swimmer or coach have close contact (within six feet) for a prolonged period of time (15 minutes or more) with someone who has been diagnosed with COVID-19 or is presumed to be COVID-19 positive, the following measures will be required:

a)   Continued monitoring of COVID-19 symptoms.   Members (parents of swimmers) must continue to implement a daily self-screening for swimmers. The below applies to staff and those wishing to spectate at practice or swim meet.
 

i. Parents must screen swimmer(s) and spectators, and staff must screen themselves daily (prior to entering a practice or swim meet) for the following signs and symptoms of COVID-19:

1. Are you experiencing any of the following in a way that is not normal to you? A measured temperature greater than or equal to 100.4, Loss of taste or smell, Cough, Difficulty breathing, Shortness of breath, Fatigue, Headache, Chills, Sore throat, Congestion, or runny nose, Shaking or exaggerated shivering, Significant muscle pain or ache, Diarrhea, Nausea, or vomiting. If yes, then stay home.