COVID Re-Opening Update

Lake Erie Silver Dolphins

We are eager to get back on deck with all the recent statements from Governor DeWine, The Ohio Department of Health, Ohio High School Athletic Association and USA Swimming regarding pools, school buildings, and swimming. Please know through this process of re-opening responsibly, we are continuing to keep the safety of all our families and coaching staff at the forefront.

We continue to make progress on how to move forward throughout the summer and into the fall and wanted to share the following available updates as of Saturday, May 30 8:30 p.m. EST.

  • New Normal – There has been a lot of changes in the works for all of your safety and we appreciate your support in advance of these new guidelines that could include but are not limited to wearing face masks (except in the water), new practice and meet atmospheres with smaller groups to allow for proper physical distancing, limited use of locker rooms, new equipment policies, and the possibility of daily symptom assessments. Specific restart procedures will be communicated in compliance with each specific practice facility site. 
  • Re-Opening Start Date – For the safety of everyone, all official LESD practices anticipate to start the week of June 15th. Any pool facilities that are open prior to these official practices must comply under the ordinance of the Responsible ReStart Ohio and USA Swimming guidelines.
  • Practice Schedules – Given these updated safety guidelines and protocol, the team will be adjusting to individual swimmer schedules since all facilities vary by capacity and capabilities.
  • Team Billing – Billing will resume aligned with each swimmers training schedule. If you do not wish to have your swimmer resume activity through the summer – please contact us by Monday June 8th and we can continue to keep your account suspended. A detailed billing update will be communicated after official practices resume to all active swimmer(s) accounts that will include any adjustments/credits before the next billing cycle is processed.

Thank you for your continued patience and partnership as we work to restart responsibly. We are all excited to get back on deck.