LTST Swim Clinic

Session 3: July 6th - August 8th, 2020


Please carefully review the policies outlined here before registering your child(ren) for the LT Swim Clinic.  The cost of this program is $275 per swimmer. Registration fees will be non-refundable once registration closes.  A $50 late fee will be applied after June 25th.

Registration Timeline: 

  • Tuesday, June 23rd 8:00 AM: Registration opens. 
  • Thursday, June 25th 6:00 PM: Registration closes.  


Safety is our top priority.  We have structured this program to allow for social distancing at all times, and will enforce a mandatory policy of masks for everyone anytime they are within 6 feet of one another.  Per Health Department guidelines, swimmers, families and coaches are also required to wear a mask anytime they are in line waiting to enter or exit the pool deck.   


Clinic Schedule 

The LT Clinic will run from July 6th - August 8th.  Practices will be held 5 days per week, Monday through Friday.  Upon registration, your child will be assigned to a balanced workout group based on age and ability.  We cannot accommodate requests for specific practice times or specific friends to be together.  Each practice will begin with a 10 minute dryland training.  The tentative schedule is as follows, Monday through Friday: 

  • Group 1: 7:50 AM - 9:00 AM 
  • Group 2: 8:55 AM - 10:05 AM 
  • Group 3: 10:00 AM - 11:10 AM 
  • Group 4: 11:05 AM - 12:15 PM 
  • Group 5: 12:10 PM - 1:10 PM 
  • Group 6: 1:05 PM - 1:55 PM 

Practice Group Timed Swims

We will be hosting Practice Group Timed Swims on the following dates.  Please see the Team Calendar page for detailed information about the timeline.

  • Wednesday evenings: July 15th, July 22nd, July 29th, August 5th 
  • Saturday mornings: July 11th,  July 18th, July 25th, August 1st, August 8th 
  • A minimal parent work requirement will be necessary for participation in this program.  Parents are required to sign up for 14 Parent Job Points. Jobs opened for signups July 2nd.  
  • Parent Job Buyouts will not be available. 
  • Substitute Workers will not be allowed for any Parent Jobs.


Clinic Logistics / Basic Information 

  • The LT Swim Clinic is designed to prepare swimmers for a competitive environment.  This is not a “learn to swim” program.  Coaches will not be in the water with swimmers.  To be eligible for this program, swimmers must be able to complete a 25-yard lap of freestyle unassisted.
  • Due to capacity restrictions, no parents, siblings, or spectators will be allowed to enter the pool deck. 
  • Groups will be capped so that no more than 2 swimmers start at each end of the lane.
  • 3-4 Assistant Coaches will be on deck at every swim clinic practice session.  
  • Head Coach Andrew Preston will be on deck overseeing the Assistant Coaches.
  • After each practice session, the Covid-19 Monitor will disinfect all surfaces, shower handles and restrooms, and will check the chemical levels in the pool.  
  • Social distancing amongst swimmers: Maximum of 19 swimmers in the water, across our 6 lanes of the pool.  2 or fewer swimmers per lane will begin and end their laps on the North end of the pool, while 2 or fewer swimmers per lane will begin and end their laps on the South end of the pool. 
  • Coaches and swimmers will maintain a minimum 6 feet of distance from one another at all times. 6 foot distance markers will be clearly placed on the pool deck.  
  • Swimmers will bring their own gear.  Please make sure that your swimmer is equipped with  goggles, towel and water bottle.  Swim caps are required for all swimmers with hair that goes past the collar.
  • Swimmers must be able to put on their own goggles, carry their own belongings, and wrap themselves in their own towel at the end of practice.  Coaches will not be able to help swimmers with handling gear at all.  If you are concerned that your swimmer will be unable to manage his or her own goggles, please strongly consider whether this is the right program for your swimmer.  
  • Swimmers must arrive dressed and ready to enter the pool.  Changing onsite is not allowed.
  • Per Health Department guidelines, swimmers of all ages and all Coaches will be required to wear a mask when arriving and departing the pool, and when within 6 feet of one anyone not in their household. Swimmers may remove their masks immediately before getting in the pool and must replace masks immediately after getting out of the pool.
  • Entry access to the pool deck will be via the west gate.  Exit from the pool deck will be via the east (main) gate.  Both gates will be propped open during practice hours to eliminate the use of the door handle/keypad, and monitored by the coaching and lifeguard staff.  


 Arrival and Departure Flow 

  • Upon the arrival of each swimmer to the parking lot, the coach will ask basic Covid-19 questions.  Anyone who is not feeling well will be asked to refrain from participating in clinics.  Coaches will direct each swimmer to a Dry Land Training area.    
  • After Dry Land Training, a Coach will: 

Lead swimmers through entrance, verifying use of provided sanitizer

Assign each swimmer to a lane and side of the pool (#1-6, North side vs. South side).

Ask each swimmer to drop personal belongings at a designated spot on the lawn.

  • Upon completion of practice, each swimmer exits the pool, towels off, and collects gear from the designated area.  The swimmer then puts on his/her mask and exits the pool deck via the propped-open east (main) gate without delay, and without touching any surfaces.  Sanitizer will also be available at the exit. Swimmers will adhere to social distancing guidelines until they are safely inside personal vehicles.  
  • Swimmers waiting for parents to pick them up after practice will stand 6 feet apart, at designated social distancing markers.  
  • Timeliness for drop-off and pickup will be essential to the success of this program.  
  • There will be 5 minute buffers between practices to prevent cross traffic.  This time will also be used to disinfect surfaces throughout the facility.


LT Facility Hazard Mitigation Measures

  • Locker room changing areas will be unavailable.  
  • Restrooms will be available on an as-needed basis, but swimmers are encouraged to use the restroom at home. The group-specific Lifeguard will disinfect restrooms after each use.  
  • Outdoor showers will be unavailable except for emergency use.  Please plan for your swimmer to shower at home.  If the shower is used, the Covid monitor will disinfect the faucet.  
  • All swimmers will be required to bring their own water bottles for hydration.  The shared drinking fountain will be covered and inaccessible.  
  • Pool furniture will remain in storage and unavailable for use. 
  • The diving board will be closed and unavailable for use. 
  • The Toddler Pool will be unavailable for use during practice.  
  • The Lifeguard Office will be completely off-limits to swimmers.


Las Trampas Clinic Codes of Conduct 

Swimmers and parents will be asked to read and sign a Code of Conduct, acknowledging that they will comply with Clinic policies in the interest of safety to themselves, other swimmers, and Coaches.  A copy of this Code of Conduct will be sent to your family for review and signature, and must be returned prior to the first day of Clinic.  If you already have a signed Code of Conduct on file for this season, there is no need to return another one.  


Swimmer Code of Conduct

  • Swimmers will adhere to social distancing guidelines at all times. This includes following one-way entry and exit protocol, and maintaining a 6 foot distance designated by markers in the dry land area, on deck, and at the pick-up area.
  • Swimmers will arrive in their swimsuits and change at home after the clinic.
  • Each swimmer will answer basic Covid-19 questions prior to entering the pool deck.  
  • Restrooms will be available on an as-needed basis but swimmers are encouraged to use facilities at home. 
  • Swimmers will not use showers at the pool. Showers are only available on an emergency basis.
  • Swimmers will bring their own water bottles.
  • Swimmers will wear a mask upon arrival, remove immediately prior to entering the water, and immediately replace upon getting out of the water.
  • Swimmers will bring their own goggles, swim cap, towel, etc. each day.
  • Swimmer-to-swimmer and swimmer-to-coach contact is not allowed. Spitting, splashing and any general roughhousing is strictly forbidden.

Parent Code of Conduct

  • Parents, guardians and siblings will not enter the pool deck at any time. 
  • Parents will verify that swimmers have all necessary equipment prior to dropping off at the pool, including but not limited to:  goggles, caps, towel, water bottle, sunscreen, mask.
  • Parents will be timely in dropping off and picking up swimmers.

Code of Conduct Violations

To be sanctioned by Coaching and Lifeguard Staff in consultation with the Swim Team Directors

  • First Warning - Dismissal from Clinic session.
  • Second Warning - Suspension from Clinic program.  


Please direct all questions, comments or concerns to the Las Trampas Swim Team Directors.


-Marisa Canoles & Robin Mathers

[email protected]