NASA WILDCAT AQUATICS

         SWIM MEET COVID-19 GUIDELINES

 

The goal of this communication is to share a plan for the WILD program during competitions. The purpose of this plan is to organize the facility in a safe and organized manner for competitions. We know, with collaboration between USA Swimming coaches, public health officials, Lifetime, and facility operators we can create safe plans for using aquatic facilities to promote physical and mental health opportunities compliant with public health directives.

 

*** IF YOU ARE OR HAVE BEEN FEELING A LITTLE SICK, PLEASE STAY HOME ***

 

ARRIVAL:

  • Athletes will be dropped off at the entrance.
  • Athletes must enter the facility through the Main Entrance and use the respective locker rooms to gain access to the pool deck
  • Athletes only! Parents are not permitted to enter the pool deck.
  • Spectators will not be permitted.
  • Everyone is required to wear a mask and exercise proper social distancing.

 

SCREENING:

  • All athletes must wear a mask inside the building at all times, except when in the water.
  • After you enter the building, you will check in at the front desk where they will take your temperature.
  • If you are cleared to enter the pool, you will walk thru your respective locker room with mask on while respecting proper social distancing.

 

ENTERING POOL DECK (Limit of 50 people on deck including athletes, officials, timers, coaches, and volunteers):

  • Enter the pool deck with your mask on.
  • Then you will continue to your designated location that is assigned to you for the session. All equipment and apparel must remain at this location.

 

DURING COMPETITION:

  • Athletes must remain at the location until warm up is about to begin and/or right before a race.
  • Masks must be worn at all times except when in the water. Bring a baggie with your name on it to store your mask when you are in the water.
  • Racing procedure:
    • Heats will be called up to the blocks with marked areas for heats to flow up to the blocks. (EX: Heat 1 at the blocks, all consequent heats on the wall closer to lane 1.) Swimmers will leave their mask behind the blocks on the wall.
    • After a swimmer finishes their race, they will get out of water and wear their mask right away before heading back to the waiting area (windows side)
    • Warm down lane will be open and all social distancing guidelines must be followed.

 

 

DEPARTING POOL DECK:

  • Immediately after the meet, athletes will pack up, and depart the pool with masks on.
  • Masks and social distancing are still required as you leave the pool deck and the facility.
  • Swimmers, coaches, volunteers and officials will use the family room to exit the pool deck.

 

OTHER INFORMATION:

  • Bring your own water bottle.
  • There is NO LOCKER ROOM USAGE. Bathrooms will be open for bathroom emergencies ONLY.