ACE has worked with numerous medical professionals inside and outside our swim community to create protocols and policies to help keep all our swimmers in the pool and doing what they love to do, swim! 

 

DAILY SELF-ADMINISTERED HEALTH SCREEN 

Please perform a personal health screen each day before your swimmer attends ACE practice or one of our scheduled meets/ events.

The most concerning threat to an organized sports team is infection transmission within the group and beyond. Effective containment of illness depends on early symptom identification, removal from practice (isolation and quarantine), and adherence to guidance regarding return to practice.

Each day before your arriving to an ACE practice or meet, please check your health and ask these questions:

Do I show any of the following symptoms or signs of illness?

  • Fever 100.4 or higher
  • Chills
  • Cough
  • Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
  • Fatigue
  • Muscle or body aches
  • Headache
  • Sore throat
  • Congestion or runny nose
  • Nausea or vomiting
  • Diarrhea
  • New loss of taste or smell

If you answer YES to any of these questions, DO NOT ATTEND ACE PRACTICE or MEET until you have none of the above symptoms and you have received a negative Covid test.

ACE recommendations are subject to change. Any guidance provided by a public health entity supersedes this guidance.

 


 


ACE PRACTICE PROTOCOLS

  • ALL ACE swimmers are to enter the facility through the swim meet entrance doors that leads directly to the pool. Swimmers are NOT to enter the main Common Ground doors which lead to the lobby.
  • Please be sure your swimmer arrives 5-10 minutes before their scheduled practice start time.
  • Swimmers are to arrive at the pool wearing their swimsuit and plan to leave in their suit.
  • The locker rooms are for restroom use only. No locker-room changing, showering or deck changing. A reminder that Safe Sport policy strictly prohibits deck changing.
  • Swimmers are encouraged to socially distance when possible.
  • Once athletes enter the pool area, they are to go immediately to their assigned spot and await instructions from their coach.
  • Swimmers must be ready to dive in at the scheduled starting time in order to maximize training.
  • Swimmers must bring their own equipment, water bottles (already filled), and towels. Sharing will not be permitted. (This includes NOT taking another swimmer’s equipment in jest.) 
  • Athletes will not be permitted to store their equipment bags at Common Grounds. They must take them home after each practice.
  • For those parents who wish to watch practices, please sit in the designated section of the pool stands. See photo with the designated area circled.

 

The following protocols and policies are in place to help keep our swimmers in the pool without interruption and are subject to change. Any guidance provided by a public health entity supersedes this guidance.

 

We appreciate your continued cooperation and support!

 

ACE Board of Directors & Coaching Staff

 

 


ACE MASK POLICY

Douglas County Health Director Dr. Lindsay Huse announced a mask requirement order taking effect on Wednesday, January 12. 

 


 

ACE & COVID-19

An inherent risk of exposure to COVID-19 exists in any public place where people are present. COVID-19 is an extremely contagious disease that can lead to severe illness and death. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, people with underlying medical conditions are especially vulnerable. By attending and participating in this activity, participants voluntarily assume all risks related to exposure to COVID-19.

The Aquatic Club of Elkhorn has taken enhanced health and safety measures for all athletes, coaches, and family members. Participants must follow all posted instructions while in and around the venue of Common Ground.

USA Swimming, Inc., cannot prevent you or your children from becoming exposed to, contracting, or spreading COVID-19 while participating in USA Swimming sanctioned events. It is not possible to prevent against the presence of the disease. Therefore, if you choose to participate in USA Swimming sanctioned events, you may be exposing yourself to and/or increasing your risk of contracting or spreading COVID-19.

BY ATTENDING OR PARTICIPATING IN ACE PRACTICES OR COMPETITIONS, THE INDIVIDUAL VOLUNTARILY ASSUMES ALL RISKS ASSOCIATED WITH EXPOSURE TO COVID-19 AND FOREVER RELEASE AND HOLD HARMLESS USA SWIMMING, MIDWESTERN SWIMMING, AND THE AQUATIC CLUB OF ELKHORN AND EACH OF THEIR OFFICERS, DIRECTORS, AGENTS, EMPLOYEES OR OTHER REPRESENTATIVES FROM ANY LIABILITY OR CLAIMS INCLUDING FOR PERSONAL INJURIES, DEATH, DISEASE OR PROPERTY LOSSES, OR ANY OTHER LOSS, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO CLAIMS OF NEGLIGENCE AND GIVE UP ANY CLAIMS YOU MAY HAVE TO SEEK DAMAGES, WHETHER KNOWN OR UNKNOWN, FORESEEN OR UNFORESEEN, IN CONNECTION WITH EXPOSURE, INFECTION, AND/OR SPREAD OF COVID-19 RELATED TO PARTICIPATION