COVID Practice Policies


 

Below are a few quick guides for you and your swimmer:

Lovejoy location:

  1. Have your waiver submitted via email or you cannot swim.
  2. If the weather looks severe at Lovejoy, we will not have swim, so stay home that day (cannot enter the school to avoid lightning, etc). Other pools are ok unless noted
  3. Make sure you are healthy and have stayed local! The coaches will be asking basic questions on this.
    A. Do you have a temp above 100 F
    B. Do you have symptoms of: Fever, Cough, Shortness of Breath, Sore Throat, Diarrhea
    C. Have you had close contact with an individual diagnosed with COVID-19 in the past 14 days?
    D. Have you traveled out of the country in the last 14 days?
  4. Gear- you can bring your backpack (but only with a towel, goggles, and water bottle) and your mesh gear bag. 
  5. Be EARLY to the parking lot (I’d aim for 15 minutes early)
  6. Swimmers- must be in their bathing suit already. No changing can occur
  7. Swimmers must be in masks while lining up, entering the pool area, and when exiting the pool area
  8. Swimmers- line up 6 ft apart outside the door 5-10 minutes prior to practice time or when the coaches are ready for you
  9. Swimmers will be let into the pool facility after having their temperature checked and questions asked
  10. Parents- if you need to walk your child between your car and the sidewalk, please use social distancing of 6 feet.
  11. Parents- do not leave the parking lot until your swimmer has had their temp check and entered the facility door
  12. No parents/guardians are permitted inside the pool area
  13. Siblings/carpool mates cannot come in the pool area early to wait for their practice, nor wait in the pool area for a sibling/carpool mate to finish
  14. Doors will close and lock at practice time! No late admittance
  15. Each swimmer will place their gear bag in their assigned lane (coaches will tell them lane and pool side) 
  16. Each swimmer will place their backpack on their assigned bleacher location Swimmers must maintain their 6 foot social distance inside the pool area while waiting to swim (please help the coaches by reminding your swimmers prior to entry, coaches will also be monitoring)
  17. SWIM! Swimmers will leave after practice quickly, maintaining social distance


McKinney Apex Centre Location

  1. Have your NEW APEX waiver submitted via email or you cannot swim. 
  2. Make sure you are healthy and have stayed within the country! The coaches will be asking basic questions on this.
    A. Do you have a temp above 100 F
    B. Do you have symptoms of: Fever, Cough, Shortness of Breath, Sore Throat, Diarrhea
    C. Have you had close contact with an individual diagnosed with COVID-19 in the past 14 days?
    D. Have you traveled out of the country in the last 14 days?
  3. Gear- you can bring your backpack (but only with a towel, goggles, and water bottle) and your mesh gear bag. 
  4. Bring your filled water bottle, swimmers will not be using the water fountain/filling station
  5. Be EARLY to the Apex Centre, enter the building approximately 5-10 minutes prior to your swim time.
  6. Swimmers must be in their bathing suit already. No changing can occur in the Apex Centre.
  7. Swimmers must wear a mask going into the Apex Centre and down to the pool and leaving the pool and facility.
  8. Swimmers walk to the lobby area (parents can walk up to the Apex front door, but not inside).
  9. Check in with your Apex card (you MUST have this as usual)
  10. Go down the stairs (do not use elevator) and line up 6 ft apart outside the door to the pool. Do not leave that area. 
  11. Swimmers will be let on the pool deck after having their temperature checked and questions asked by a Metro coach. 
  12. No late entry will be permitted. Once the practice time starts, the coaches will be watching their swimmers, not allowing entry into the pool. 
  13. No parents will be permitted on deck per Apex pandemic policies. Only swimmers and coaches (not even Apex members)
  14. Parents- please do not leave the parking lot until your swimmer’s practice time has started. If they had a fever or could not swim, we need you out there still.
  15. Siblings/carpool mates cannot come in the pool area early to wait for their practice, nor wait in the pool area for a sibling/carpool mate to finish
  16. Each swimmer will place their gear bag in their assigned lane (coaches will tell them lane and pool side) 
  17. Each swimmer will place their backpack in the assigned location near the wall, separated from other swimmers’ backpacks.
  18. Swimmers must maintain their 6 foot social distance inside the pool area while waiting to swim (please help the coaches by reminding your swimmers prior to entry, coaches will also be monitoring)
  19. If a swimmer needs to use the restroom they will need to use the restrooms near the leisure pool. A coach will let them out and in.
  20. SWIM!

The Colony Location

  1. Have your waiver submitted via email or you cannot swim.
  2. All swimmers must enter through the front of the building wearing their swim suit and mask (no locker room access).
  3. Equipment bags are allowed, and there will be no equipment provided by the facility.
  4. No late admittance, not even a minute or two.
  5. Maintain social distance before entering
  6. Athletes will have their temperature taken
  7. Athletes will answer these questions:   
    A. Do you have a temp above 100 F
    B. Do you have symptoms of: Fever, Cough, Shortness of Breath, Sore Throat, Diarrhea
    C. Have you had close contact with an individual diagnosed with COVID-19 in the past 14 days?
    D. Have you traveled out of the country in the last 14 days
  8. After being admitted, swimmers must get seated in the stands maintaining at least 6 feet of social distance with masks on until we file down from the stands and onto the deck.
  9. 4 swimmers per lane maximum with social distancing in the lanes. (Coaches will explain) Lanes will be assigned.
  10. No parents are allowed inside the building and the restrooms in the foyer will not be open.
  11. Drop off is in the front of the pool, pick up is located on the northwest corner back by the dumpster. Please see the attachment
  12. Swimmers who drive themselves will enter through the front of the building and exit from the northeast corner of the upstairs hallway.
  13. After practice swimmers will put their masks on and quickly exit the building through the appropriate exit.