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Elite Performance Aquatic Club

Safety Action Plan

Emergencies

In the event of an emergency situation at any pool facility; EPAC coaches are to follow the instructions of the pool facility’s aquatics staff members and, in addition, take any additional actions, including those set forth below, which the coach and/or EPAC representative deems necessary for the protection of the health and safety of EPAC swimmers, parents, staff, and/or the general public.

EPAC coaches, every time upon entering the swim facility, are to note where the emergency equipment and exits are located and where the first aid supplies are kept.

The Head Coach (or designee) and a EPAC Board representative are the designated spokespersons for EPAC regarding any emergency.  All information to the public or team members is to be disseminated through them.

For any emergency that requires exiting the building when the weather is cold, if deemed safe, the Head Coach (or designee) and a EPAC Board representative can have the swimmers gather warm weather clothes before exiting. 

For any emergency that requires swimmers to leave early; EPAC staff and Board representatives shall ensure all swimmers leave with appropriate adult.

Weather Emergency

  1.  Clear the pool, deck and send swimmers and parents to safe locations: Preferable to have location staff and/or EPAC representatives at all locations moved to.

 

  1. High wind or severe lightning: Interior rooms (TRX room, hallways/stairwells, and locker rooms).

 

  1. Flash flooding: Move to upper level floor.

2. Supervise swimmers and keep everyone calm.

3. Fill out any necessary reports and send to USA Swimming if required.

4. Review safety action plan and make changes if appropriate.

 

Fire & Chemical Emergency

1. Clear the building and take swimmers and EPAC staff to a parking lot.

2. Notify aquatics staff and call 911.

3. Supervise swimmers and keep everyone calm.

4. If false alarm, send everyone back in the building.

5. If not false alarm; contact swimmers’ parents to pick up swimmers.

6. Fill out any necessary reports and send to USA Swimming if required.

7. Review safety action plan and make changes if appropriate.

 

 

Facility Emergency (not fire or chemical)

1. Clear the building and take swimmers and parents to a parking lot.

2. Notify aquatics staff and call 911.

3. Contact swimmers’ parents to pick up swimmers.

4. Supervise swimmers and keep everyone calm.

5. Fill out any necessary reports and send to USA Swimming if required.

6. Review safety action plan and make changes if appropriate.

 

Incident Emergency

1. Assess the situation and, if it is safe, notify aquatics staff and deal with the problem without interruption of swimmers.

2. If the situation is not safe, clear the pool or building, as appropriate, and send swimmers and parents to a safe location away from the incident.

a. Notify aquatics staff and call 911.

b. Supervise swimmers and keep everyone calm.

c. If incident is long-lasting, contact swimmers’ parents to pick up swimmers.

3. Fill out any necessary reports and send to USA Swimming if required.

4. Review safety action plan and make changes if appropriate.

 

Drowning Emergency

1. If victim is active, notify aquatics staff and supervise swimmers but continue normally.

2. If victim is passive, notify aquatics staff and call 911.

a. Clear the pool and send swimmers to a location away from the incident.

b. Supervise swimmers and keep everyone calm.

3. Coaches with appropriate medical training should provide aquatics staff with assistance if requested (for example, CPR or Rescue Breathing).

4. Meet ambulance and direct to emergency location.

5. Fill out any necessary reports and send to USA Swimming if required.

6. Review safety action plan and make changes if appropriate.

 

 

 

 

Medical (non-drowning) Emergency

1. Notify aquatics staff and call 911.

2. Clear the pool and send swimmers to a location away from the incident.

3. Supervise swimmers and keep everyone calm.

4. Coaches with appropriate medical training should provide aquatics staff with assistance if requested.

5. Meet ambulance and direct to emergency location.

6. Fill out any necessary reports and send to USA Swimming if required.

7. Review safety action plan and make changes if appropriate.

 

When Contacting 911

1. Dial 911

2. Tell EMS of the emergency with a brief description.

3. Give the location information of the facility:

                 Address: 50 Powers Ave # 103, Harrisburg, PA 17109

             Phone:  (717) 564-4171

4. Stay on the phone with the EMS personnel until they say it is okay to hang up.