COVID-19 POLICIES

 

 

SST COVID 19 PRACTICE RULES - please read

 

CLICK HERE TO print sign and return Informed Consent before at your next practice.  Swimmers will not be allowed to participate in practice until the form is turned in

 

ENTERING THE POOL AREA

Only swimmers are allowed in pool area. Parents and other guests should wait outside pool area in the parking lot or on the natatorium patio respecting 6’ social distancing guidelines and wearing masks.

Swimmers should wait on the bleachers wearing masks and following the 6' social distancing guidelines until the coach calls them to the pool deck.

If a swimmer or family member is sick, they should not come to practice. Text Coach Michael 832-454- 9598.

SWIMMING SAFELY Recommendations:

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. Coaches will be disinfecting kickboards and noodles between each practice group. If you have your own kickboard please bring it to practice.

• 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. 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.

REMEMBER  

  • PLEASE NOTE THAT PARENTS ARE NOT ALLOWED IN THE POOL AREA
  • SWIMMERS MUST WEAR A MASK WHEN NOT IN THE WATER
  • Swimmers must leave the pool area immediately at the end of practice.  No gathering in groups or hanging around.
  • Swimmers must bring a water bottle to practice.  Dehydration can happen even when you are swimming in water.  You are sweating and may not realize it. 
  • Only one person in the restroom at a time

 

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