Dana Hills Supervised Swim Guidelines

Registration $250 per swimmer

These guidelines are intended to keep swimmers, coaches, and pool staff associated with the Dana Hills Supervised Swim opportunity safe. As restrictions continue to change, these guidelines may be amended to provide the best and safest environment for our swimmers, coaches, and pool staff. 

Each swimmer must submit a signed Waiver of Liability and Hold Harmless Agreement prior to the first day of the session. Waivers must be signed by the swimmer’s parent or legal guardian. 

Format 

1. Per County Health Order, dated June 16, 2020, 1 swimmer per 75 square feet is allowed in the pool at any one time (~64 swimmers). Groups will be formed within that limit based on age and ability. Each session will be planned for 32 swimmers but may flex up to 36 per session if siblings are in the same session.

2. Swimmers in each group will remain in their assigned groups so that stable groups are maintained. The purpose of this is to limit contacts and allow for contact tracing in the event it becomes necessary.

3. Group interactions will be minimized.

4. There will be no make-ups for sessions missed. 

Drop Off Process - Front Entrance 

1. The session coach will sanitize their hands and put on their mask prior to checking in swimmers. 

2. Swimmers will arrive 5-10 minutes before the start time. PLEASE DO NOT BE LATE. 

3. Swimmers are dropped off at the main gate of Dana Hills Homeowners Association Pool Facility (“Facility”), drive-through style. Please wait in the car until your Coach is ready to check-in swimmer(s). All swimmers should wear a face mask on the parking lot, inside the facilities, and pool deck until entering the water.

4. Swimmers who drive themselves to camp should park street-side and exit cars when they see their coach is ready for check-in. Swimmers should be careful to maintain social distancing from other participants when entering and exiting the facility to and from their car. 

5. Swimmers will check in with the swimmer’s assigned coach at the gate and attendance noted. Swimmers will go through a health check every day by the Coach. The coach will ask basic COVID-19 questions (headache, recent cough, sore throat, fever, shortness of breath, runny nose, sneezing, loss of taste/smell, chills, muscle aches) and answers verbalized from participants. If anyone is currently experiencing or has experienced these symptoms in the past 3 days, they are not allowed to enter. 

6. Swimmers will sanitize their hands when entering the facility.

7. Swimmers will proceed to an open “waiting spot”. “Waiting spots” are 6 ft apart to maintain social distancing. Swimmers may place their towels and any additional swim equipment in their space.

8. Swimmers will have their own equipment (example: goggles, cap, water bottle, fins, kickboard). They should come to the facility dressed and ready to swim. Swimmers will not be allowed to change at the pool. Swimmers must be able to put on their own cap and goggles as coaches will not be able to help. 

9. If prepared for dryland, swimmers must come in running shoes and athletic clothing, with a water bottle, and sunscreen already on, if applicable. 

During Pool Time 

There will be a Coach helping swimmers to adhere to the social distancing guidelines around the Facility at all times. 

1. Swim coaches will determine start points to optimize social distancing.

  • 2 swimmers per lane: opposite ends of the pool
  • 4 swimmers per lane: opposite ends of the pool + 2 in middle, 6 feet from the end
  • Siblings may start at the same location together

2. Swimmers will follow all coach instructions for water entry or dry land instructions. 

Pool Exit 

Upon completion of swim time, the swimmer exits the pool at their entry point, dries off, collects gear, puts on their mask (age 12 and up), at their “waiting spot”. 

  1. The coach will excuse the swimmer via the lower gate. 
  2. Swimmers will sanitize their hands before exiting the pool facility.
  3. Families should stay in their cars, drive-through style to pick up swimmers at the gate

Swim Coaches and Staff 

  1. All coaches and staff will sign off that they received the “Prevent the Spread of COVID 19 if You are Sick” pamphlet. 
  2. All coaches and staff are required to self-check daily and not come to work if experiencing any symptoms of illness.
  3. A plan for staff sick calls will be in place. Coaches will not be penalized for calling in sick. 
  4. If a coach or participant reports symptoms or shows signs of COVID-19 during the session, they will be excused and the session will be halted. The designated Board member will be notified and the coach or swimmer parent contacted for follow-up. 
  5. There will be a designated Board Member as a point of contact for employees or swimmers for confidential contact with diagnosis or exposure to COVID-19 for proper reporting to public health agencies. Swimmers in the same and adjoining lanes, as well as the coach for those lanes and assigned check-in, will be instructed to quarantine until further direction is obtained from the County Health Officer. 
  6. All coaches and certified lifeguards will receive updated COVID-19 specific training prior to the start of camp and sign verification that they have read and understood the guidelines. 

The COVID19 pandemic continues to evolve with guidelines changing over time. This document is subject to change as needed to stay current with the Contra Costa County Health Order, State of California, USA Swimming, and CDC guidelines.