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. Follow CDC protocols if you have been exposed to COVID for quarantine, along with following protocols if you test positive.
  5. If your swimmer tests positive for COVID, alert the Metro president.
  6. Gear- you can bring your backpack and your mesh gear bag. 
  7. Swimmers- we recommend following CDC guidance on mask wearing
  8. Swimmers- we recommend following CDC guidance on social distancing
  9. Parents/guardians are permitted inside the pool area but must mainain social distancing from the swimmers.
  10. Swimmers should not enter the pool area more than 10 minutes before practice, swimmers will not be permitted upstairs until the previous group has come downstairs
  11. SWIM!

Allen location:

  1. Have your waiver submitted via email or you cannot swim.
  2. 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? 
  3. Follow CDC protocols if you have been exposed to COVID for quarantine, along with following protocols if you test positive.
  4. If your swimmer tests positive for COVID, alert the Metro president.
  5. Gear- you can bring your backpack and your mesh gear bag. 
  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, when exiting the pool area and until they are ready to enter the pool itself.
  8. Swimmers- maintain 6 feet social distance while entering and exiting and while on deck
  9. Based on current Allen natatorium policies, parents/guardians are permitted inside the pool area. Please follow COVID safety protocols inside.
  10. Swimmers should not enter the pool area more than 10 minutes before practice to help with social distancing.
  11. Each swimmer will place their gear bag in their assigned lane (coaches will tell them lane and pool side) 
  12. 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)
  13. 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.  Follow CDC protocols if you have been exposed to COVID for quarantine, along with following protocols if you test positive.
  4. If your swimmer tests positive for COVID, alert the Metro president.
  5. Gear- you can bring your backpack (but only with a towel, goggles, and water bottle) and your mesh gear bag. 
  6. Bring your filled water bottle, swimmers will not be using the water fountain/filling station
  7. Swimmers must be in their bathing suit already. No changing can occur in the Apex Centre.
  8. Swimmers must wear a mask going into the Apex Centre and down to the pool and leaving the pool and facility.
  9. Swimmers walk to the lobby area (parents can walk up to the Apex front door, but not inside).
  10. Check in with your Apex card (you MUST have this as usual)
  11. 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. 
  12. Swimmers may enter the pool deck after the group before them exits. 
  13. No parents will be permitted on deck per Apex pandemic policies. Only swimmers and coaches (not even Apex members)
  14. 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
  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 in the assigned location near the wall, separated from other swimmers’ backpacks.
  17. 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)
  18. If a swimmer needs to use the restroom they will need to use the restrooms near the leisure pool.
  19. 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.