At PPSC, we are focused on the health and safety of our athletes, coaches, and swim families. Below you will find PPSC’s health screening, safety precautions and practice procedures around Covid-19. All swimmers, coaches, and parents are expected to adhere to these guidelines.

HEALTH SCREENING
We ask that you do a self-administered health screen before attending practice. Please answer the questions below each day before practice. The most concerning threat to a sports team is rapid spread within the group. Effective containment depends on early symptom identification, not attending practice if sick, and guidelines around returning to practice.

1. Have you had any of the following symptoms in the past 24 hours?
If you answer yes, please remain at home and do not return to practice until you are symptom free for 72 hours. If practical, go to a testing facility to be assessed.

  • Diarrhea
  • Vomiting and nausea
  • Cough
  • Shortness of breath/difficulty breathing
  • Fever and chills
  • Headache
  • Fatigue
  • Congestion or runny nose
  • Muscle pain or body aches
  • Sore throat
  • New loss of taste or smell

2. Have you tested positive for COVID-19?
If you answer yes, we ask for your cooperation in self-reporting to your child’s coach. The CDC has different guidelines based on whether you have Covid-19 symptoms or not. Please read the CDC’s guidelines on when it is safe for your child to return.


SAFETY PROCEDURES

  • Athletes will only be permitted to enter the building 10 minutes before their scheduled practice.
  • Athletes only have 10 minutes to change into or out of their suits. Safe Sport policy strictly prohibits deck changing.
  • Athletes should bring their own water bottles.
  • Athletes are encouraged to bring their own equipment (ex. kickboard, fins, pull buoy, etc.) to the pool.
  • Parents are not allowed in the locker rooms due to USA Swimming Safe Sport guidelines.

If you have any questions about these guidelines and procedures, please contact Head Coach Matt Baxter ([email protected]) or the PPSC Board of Directors ([email protected]).