4MSC COVID-19 Precautions


4MSC Self-Administered Health Screen
Please visit the  Center for Disease Controls symptom list and perform a personal health screen each day before you come to a practice. The most concerning threat to an organized sports team is rapid spread within the group. Effective containment depends on early symptom identification, removal from practice (isolation), and strict guidelines regarding return to practice. 
If you had any of the  following symptoms in the past 24 hours,  please remain at home and do not  return to practice until you are symptom free for 72 hours. If necessary, go to a testing facility to be assessed. 
Typical Symptoms:
  • Unexplained rash  
  • Diarrhea 
  • Vomiting 
  • Cough 
  • Shortness of breath/difficulty breathing 
  • Fever 
  • Chills 
  • Muscle pain or body aches 
  • Sore throat 
  • New loss of taste or smell 
Positive Test Procedure  – Updated August 4, 2020
  1. Should a swimmer test positive or is otherwise diagnosed with COVID‐19, 4MSC will require the following measures: 
    1. The swimmer should do one of the following: 
      1. Self-quarantine a minimum of 14 days from the positive test and be symptom-free for 72 hours prior to return 
      2. Receive a negative viral test, self-quarantine a minimum of 72 hours, be symptom-free, and present a doctor’s note 
        1. If a second negative viral test for the virus is recommended by your healthcare provider, that test would also need to be negative prior to returning to the pool.
    2. Siblings who are 4MSC swimmers and reside in the same physical dwelling as an individual who recently tested positive for COVID, will also need to follow the protocols above before returning to practice 
    3. The family of swimmers who have trained in the same lane or adjacent will be notified 
    4. The swimmer name will remain confidential per legal requirements 
    5. Antibody Test will not be used for returning to the pool:  https:// www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/symptoms-testing/testing.html for a link to differences in COVID-19 Testing 
    6. Reminder 
      1. A viral test tells you if you have a current infection 
      2. An antibody test tells you if you had a previous infection or may still be infected 
  1. Swimmers who have trained in the same lane or adjacent lanes to a swimmer that has tested positive or is otherwise diagnosed with COVID‐19, 4MSC will require the following measures: 
    1. The swimmer should do the following: 
      1. Self-quarantine a minimum of 72 hours and be symptom-free prior to return 
4MSC asks that families are transparent with any potential exposure away from the pool and that they use procedure #2 in these cases. 
4MSC Coaches
There are standard operating procedures in place for 4MSC coaches to follow should they become exposed or have a positive test. 
Additional 4MSC Safety Expectations
  • All swimmers must return a signed copy of the 4MSC COVID waiver.  
  • Swimmers will only be permitted to enter the building 10 minutes before their scheduled practice. If they arrive early, they must wait in their car until the appropriate time to enter the building. 
  • Swimmers must leave immediately at the completion of any practice. There should be no socializing in the parking lot before or after any practice. 
  • Parents/spectators will not be allowed in the building at any time and are expected to practice social distancing when waiting for their swimmers. We understand this may bring Safe Sport concerns. We have coaches on site. At all times, we will be well within the requirements of Safe Sport. 
  • Swimmers should be prepared to arrive and depart in their suits. 
  • Please follow the facility’s guidelines on restroom use. Locker rooms should not be used for changing and deck changing is strictly prohibited. 
  • Swimmers will be assigned a social distancing grid space for each practice. Plesae only bring what is necessary for practice and limit the items that come into the facility. Once athletes enter the building, they will go immediately to their assigned spot and await instructions from their coach. 
  • Swimmers should bring their own water bottles (already filled). The use of the water fountains at the facility will be prohibited. 
  • Swimmers and coaches are required to wear masks while at facility at all times. Once swimmers have arrived in their social distancing square, their coach will give them instructions on when to remove their mask and head to their lane. At the completion of practice, swimmers should dry-off and replace their mask as soon as possible. 
  • Swimmers will swim with a maximum of four (4) athletes per lane, staggered throughout the lane to maintain social distancing. 
  • For everyone to stay healthy and be able to keep swimming, swimmers and family memebrs please practice responsible social distancing when they are away from the pool as well. 
Additional COVID Resources
https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-nCoV/index.html - CDC index of information regarding Coronavirus and COVID-19