Armada Swim & Adventure Camp 

 Pool Use & Safety Guidelines for Covid-19

 

In accordance with County guidelines for the Purple Tier, Armada Swim & Adventure Camp will utilize the ‘Camp’ format for conducting youth programming at the Albany Aquatic Center. Should the county be in the Orange tier at the time of camp, provided we have agreement from the Albany Aquatic Center, we may loosen some of these restrictions, but will ask that campers, and their families, plan to follow certain guidelines throughout their time with us. We will confirm by email the policy that is applicable in the 24-48 hour period before the first day of camp.

 

The Armada Swim & Adventure Camp “purple tier” format consists of:  

  • A maximum of 12 athletes and a maximum of 2 coaches organized into one group. 
  • Each group will remain as a unit for the duration of the camp session . 
  • There will be two camp cohorts for the duration of each session.
  • These 2 cohorts will not intermingle during the duration of the camp.
  • In case of tier improvements to Alameda county the cohort model is subject to change. 
  • Athletes & coaches must remain with their ‘Camp’ and are not permitted to move to another ‘Camp’. 
  • Program Participants will review and follow the safety protocols and structure of the ‘Camp’ format and the Facility Use Guidelines. 

Armada Program Guidelines

Prior to their first camp, each participant must read and agree to Program Guidelines:

 

  • Participants are expected to arrive in their swimsuit, ready to go straight to the pool. Depending on county guidelines at the time, locker rooms may not be available. Should locker rooms not be available, camp will provide individual “pop-up tents” for the swimmers to change out of wet clothing. 
  • There will be dedicated (and separate) ingress and egress points at each facility.
  • All participants (campers & coaches) will be required to enter and exit the facility wearing a face mask. The camp participant’s face mask may be removed once they are with their designated camp inside the facility and as they prepare to enter the pool. 
  • The number of people who will be permitted to enter an aquatic facility at any one time will be limited to the number of camp participants and their coaches.
  • No one else (parents, etc.) will be allowed to enter the aquatic facility. 
  • Equipment will not be shared between camps. Campers must bring their own fins & kickboards to each day of camp.
  • The family restroom will be open. Use will be limited to 1 person at a time, and may not be used as a changing facility. 

At the beginning of each session, the coach(es) will be at the entrance to the aquatic facility to ensure that:

  • Only camp participants enter the aquatic facility and only at their designated time  
  • Face coverings are worn by all persons who enter the aquatic facility 
  • Any line formed for entrance into the aquatic facility is maintained with adequate social distancing 

Campers are NOT permitted to attend camp if: 

  • Anyone in the household has symptoms of or tested positive for COVID-19 
  • They have been exposed to anyone who has symptoms of or tested positive for COVID-19
  • They have a fever, cough, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, chills, 
  • Headache, sore throat, new loss of taste or smell, or other symptoms listed by the CDC. 
  • They are attending multiple ‘camps’ concurrently 
 

Campers must come to camp: 

  • With their own practice equipment - kick boards, fins, etc. 
  • Wearing a suit (no changing in the bathrooms or on the pool deck). Individual “pop-up tents” will be provided for privacy while changing after swimming, if the facility locker rooms are still closed to the public.
  • Wearing a face mask. Please also bring an extra mask for back up
  • Hand sanitizer will be available for frequent sanitizing
 

At the conclusion of each pool session, camp participants will be required to leave the aquatic facility promptly  and will not be allowed to use the aquatic facility changing rooms. 

Campers should remain socially distanced as much as possible while in camp.


Every participant & coach must agree to the following: 

 

Campers are permitted to participate in two Youth Extra Curricular Activity cohorts at one time.

  • Ex, Camper is on a sports team and participating in Swim and Adventure camp- this is acceptable
  • Ex,  Camper is on a sports team and ballet class and participating in Swim and Adventure camp- this is NOT acceptable

Please note these are Alameda County Health department requirements.  In case of tier improvements to Alameda county the camp cohort model is subject to change. 

  • Camps must consist of the same 12 campers for the duration of the camp session. 
  • Swimmers must arrive with masks on and wear masks until directed by staff otherwise. 
  • Coaches and Armada Swim and Adventure Camp staff must wear masks or face covering  at all times. 
  • Cohorts must stay together. If two different camp cohorts are in the pool at the same time, camps are not allowed to intermingle.
  • No parents, grandparents, siblings, guests, or spectators may be in attendance at any camp. 
  • Restroom use is limited to one swimmer at a time.
 

Parents must ensure that students are not running a fever and are symptom free before attending camp on each day. Symptoms that negate the ability of the swimmer to attend camp include: 

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

This list does not include all possible symptoms. Should any swimmer exhibit these symptoms they shall not attend camp and the camp director shall immediately be notified.