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COVID-19 UTSC Guidelines - Updated March 2022


Below are the Union Township Swim Club's Summer 2022 guidelines for COVID-19; they were written in conjunction with the guidelines and recommendations issued by the State, the Porter County Health Department, Union Township School Corporation, and USA Swimming. 


UTSC has decided to err on the side of caution in respect for our community, Wheeler High School, and for our own swimmers who are either labeled 'high risk', or go home to family members that are at a higher risk of developing severe complications brought on by COVID-19. The UTSC board and coaches appreciate your understanding, patience and cooperation. These policies may be updated as State and Local policies evolve. 



  • Swimmers should not attend practice if they

    • Are not feeling well and exhibiting symptoms of COVID-19

    • Has been exposed to an individual with COVID-19 and they are exhibiting symptoms

    • Waiting for COVID-19 test results 

    • Tests positive for COVID-19

  • Positive Case: If a coach or swimmer tests positive for COVID-19

  • Parents must notify the coaching staff as soon as possible

  • Coach or Swimmer may not attend practice for five (5) days from the onset of symptoms or, if asymptomatic, for five (5) days from the positive test.

  • Coach or Swimmer may return to practice on day six (6), as long as symptoms have improved and they have been without a fever for 24-hours or more.


  • Contact tracing: Policy revisions as of March 2022 will discontinue contract tracing regardless of vaccination status. 

Preventative Measures:

 Out of water:

  • At this time it is recommended, but not required,  that face masks are worn in the facility while on deck or in the stands. 

  • Social distancing of 6 feet should be practiced while in the facility. 

  • Drylands will be performed without masks. 

In the water: 

  • There will be no splashing, touching, spitting, or yelling allowed by swimmers.

  • Swimmers are encouraged to maintain 6 feet of distance when possible.

Only one warning will be issued to swimmers for not following our guidelines, a second infraction will result in removal from practice. 


  • Dues are non-refundable for health related absences. 


*UT School Policy: 

Union Township Schools - Feb 2022 Covid Update