Firestone Akron Swim Team

470 Castle Blvd | Akron, OH 44313 | P: 330.761.3274

Updated 8/23/2022

FAST HEALTH PROMISE

FAST will follow all our current and any future health guidelines and protocols set forth by the State and Local Summit County Health Departments, USA Swimming, Lake Erie Swimming, OHSAA, Akron Public Schools, and guidelines that any other facility also requires. We will always err on the side of caution. Our number one mission is to keep our kids as healthy and safe as we can while they are in the care of FAST.  

We expect everyone in the FAST family to practice social distancing both at and away from the pool. By doing this, it shows you respect your teammates, their families, and FAST staff. Should we feel anyone is consistently not adhering to social distancing guidelines, they or their family’s participation in FAST activities may be suspended. Our staff also reserves the right to discontinue practices at any time should they feel safety expectations are not being met.

COVID PROTOCOLS FOR FALL of 2022

DISCLAIMER: Since FAST is run out of Akron Firestone High School, we are required to follow the policies set by Akron Public Schools at all times.

Question

Current Practice

What is the isolation procedure from the CDC for confirmed cases of COVID-19?

*Isolation Procedure-10 Days or 5 days + two negative test 48 hours apart

 

If confirmed positive for COVID-19, a swimmer should stay home from practice/meet (isolate) for at least 5 days and longer if necessary until fever-free for 24 hours and symptoms are improving. 

 

After isolation ends, swimmers should continue to take precautions by wearing a mask for 5 days (or can stop wearing a mask after two negative tests 48 hours apart). Still no swimming because you can't wear a mask in the pool.

 

CDC Guidance

What is the exposure procedure if a swimmer is exposed to a family member or other person with COVID-19?

**Exposure Procedure

 

Swimmers who have been exposed to someone with a positive case of COVID-19 can attend practice/meet after a negative test on day 5.

CDC Guidance

What should be done if a swimmer is feeling ill or they suspect they may have COVID-19?

If a swimmer feels sick or suspect they may have COVID, they should stay home and take a rapid test. If positive, they should follow the *isolation procedure from the CDC.

 

CDC Guidance

 
MISSING PRACTICE PROCEDURE
Please keep your swimmer home if the swimmer or someone in the family isn’t feeling well-fever, cough, sore throat, shortness of breath, or contact with someone with Covid. We want to take every precaution to be able to keep everyone healthy and swimming. Please be overly cautious!
 
REQUIRED: If a swimmer is going to miss practice for any reason, an email MUST be sent to a coach PRIOR TO PRACTICE as to when and why they are missing. This just helps us keep track of where everyone is and gives the coaches some peace of mind as to why someone is missing. 

Email: Coach Erin

EQUIPMENT

Due to health guidelines, FAST can no longer provide equipment to use at practice. Each swimmer will need to bring their own personal equipment to practice and take it home with them afterwards. You may purchase equipment through the speedo website or our team vender (with a team discount) at https://www.swimvilleusa.com/ . For a list of equipment by group, please visit our equipment page: https://www.teamunify.com/team/ohfa/page/apparel/required-equipment

Don't forget goggles! FAST will provide each swimmer with a latex cap. Silicone caps can be purchased for $12/cash at practice. 

 
If you have any questions/concerns, please let the Coaches know. 
Thank you and Stay Healthy!
-FAST Coaches & Parent Board
 

PLEASE ALSO REVIEW THE IMPORTANT INFORMATION AND RESOURCES BELOW REGARDING COVID- 19 VIRUS: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-nCoV/index.html

Twice daily, check for the following signs or symptoms of respiratory Infection: