2021 Pool Season:
May 28 - September 6

SWIM MEET SIGNUP INSTRUCTIONS

Open Swim Hours

June 14 -  August 8, 2021*
Mon - Fri: 1:00 - 5:30pm, 7:00 - 9:00pm
Sat and Sun: 11:00am - 9:00pm

*Wed. July 28 - Fri. July 30: No Lessons! Open Swim 11:00am - 9:00pm

2021 Season Policies & Procedures due to COVID-19

High Point Swim Club will follow guidelines from Public Health Madison & Dane County

Public Health Madison & Dane County will lift all restrictions as of June 2, 2021. [Click here to see the communication from DCPH.]. Below are the pool policies and procedures before and after June 2nd.

Friday, May 28 - Tuesday, June 1, 2021

  • Masks:  a mask requirement will be in place for everyone that is inside the building, including during the check-in process and moving through the locker rooms to the pool. 

  • Reservations:  the OnDeck app will be needed to reserve pool time this Saturday, Sunday, and Memorial Day Monday. There will be 3 blocks of time available (11am-1pm, 1-3pm, and 3-5pm).  There is no need for sign up from 5 pm to close these days or on Tuesday at all. The sign up will open at 7:00 PM two days before, so you may sign up for Saturday pool time starting at 7:00pm on Thursday. The sign up instructions are on the upper right corner on the website.

  • Concessions:  there will not be any concessions initially. Please plan to bring your own food and drinks.

  • Opening Weekend Hours:  11am to 9pm (Sat, Sun, Mon) 

Wednesday, June 2, 2021 

  • Masks:  face coverings will not be REQUIRED for High Point members or vaccinated  Staff after June 2 based on Madison Dane County Public Health lifting the order; however, masks are ENCOURAGED for everyone when inside the building. Please be respectful of the different levels of comfort within our pool community during this transition.

  • Reservations:  there are no plans to continue with the online sign-up process this summer and we are hoping that things do not change in the future such that we are required to do so again.  However, HPSC does reserve the right to re-activate the reservation system if required. 

  • Cleaning Protocols:  cleaning practices will remain in place,  which means frequent cleaning of bathrooms and high touch surfaces.  Cleaning spray and hand sanitizer will also be available for members to use.

  • Locker Rooms:  both sets of restrooms will be open for use and for member passage out to the pool.  Showers will NOT be open.

  • Entry and Exit:  Entry to the pool will happen through the locker rooms. Members can exit back through the locker rooms or out the guard office. The main gate may also be used as an exit when opened.

  • Guests:  we want to be able to bring guests back, but we need to see how the season starts first.

  • Concessions:  we anticipate phasing in the snack shack, but this will take a little time!

  • Ping Pong Table:  will be available for use.

  • Basketball Hoop:  we will start with 1 hoop and evaluate as we go.

 


2020 Season Policies & Procedures due to COVID-19 

High Point Swim Club has implement policies and procedures regarding physical distancing and pool capacity in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. High Point Swim Club is following guidelines from Public Health Madison & Dane County. Policies and procedures will be updated if Dane County moves from Phase 2 to Phase 3 during the 2020 summer season.

Pool Capacity and Reservations for Open Swim

Currently, the number of people allowed in the swimming pool and on the deck area at any one time is limited to 85 people. To accomodate this reduced capacity, we are utilizing an online reservation system. Members are asked to sign up for a block of time (1 hour 45 minutes) with 15 minutes in between to clean up and disinfect. Open Swim swim is from 10:30 AM to 9:00 PM daily with the following time blocks:

10:30 AM - 12:15 PM
12:30 - 2:15 PM
2:30 - 4:15 PM
4:30 - 6:15 PM
6:30 - 8:15 PM
No sign-up required for 8:15 - 9:00 PM

Reservations can be made two days in advance of the desired time block.  The reservation system opens each day at 7:00 PM. So, for example, to make a reservation for Saturday, the signup is available starting at 7:00 PM on Thursday.

A reservation is required for each family member who will be at the pool, whether they are swimming or just sitting on the deck. The preferred method to reserve open swim time is via a free mobile app called "OnDeck." See mobile app instructions here: https://www.teamunify.com/rechpsd/UserFiles/Image/QuickUpload/reserve-open-swim-time-ondeck-app_071126.pdf

Another option is to log into your pool account on a PC. PC instructions here: https://www.teamunify.com/rechpsd/UserFiles/Image/QuickUpload/reserve-open-swim-time-website_051157.pdf

Designated Pool Deck Spaces

In order to maintain physical distancing, designated spaces will be establisged for families to sit in around the perimeter of the pool deck.

Check-In and Exits

In order to manage the flow of people entering and exiting the pool, members will still check-in at the front desk, but everyone will walk through the men's locker room and exit through the gate near the baby pool when leaving. If needed and supervised by pool staff, people will be able to exit the pool through the back gates or guard office.

Locker Rooms and Showers

Due to the need for social distancing within the pool building changes are being made in the check in procedure, the changing stalls, showers and toilets. The men's locker room will be closed. The women's locker room will be come a unisex bathroom, and all changing stalls and showers will be closed. Please arrive in your pool attire and shower at home. 

Disinfecting of Common Areas

Pool staff will disinfect high touch surfaces multiple times during the day and as needed including handrails, pool ladders, chairs, doors, and restrooms.  At the end each day, additional cleaning will be done.

Physical Distancing

Members are expected to maintain social distancing of six feet between people both on deck and in the pool and respect the space of others. Parents are responsible for making sure their children practice social distancing.

Face Protection

Pool staff will be required to wear face protection. We will not require pool members to wear face protection, however, we HIGHLY recommend that you wear face protection when you arrive at the pool and while you are out of your designated family area and not swimming (children under 2 should not wear face protection). Wearing face protection around other people decreases transmission of the coronavirus even when maintaining a 6 foot social distance. We consider it an act of kindness. It also protects the staff who are working hard to keep you safe.

Age Requirement

All children under the age of 13 must be accompanied by an adult. Parents/guardians (or a designated babysitter/nanny) are responsible for making sure their children are maintaining appropriate social distance. Lifeguards will not be expected to enforce social distancing. If any child is not compliant with the expectations for social distancing at the pool, High Point reserves the right to notify the family and pool privileges may be suspended.

Lap Swimming

Two lanes are available daily for lap swimming during the hours between 10:30 AM and 9:00 PM. Reservation of a pool time slot is required, and there is a 30 minute time limit. Members of the same household (e.g. parents and siblings) may share a lane. Children under 18 may use the lanes for lap swimming when no adults are waiting.

Adult-only lap swimming will also be available Sunday mornings (8:30 AM - 9:30 AM), however signup is required.

Swim and Dive Team

There will be no dual meets, invitationals, or an All-City Swim Meet in 2020, but High Point still has a swim and dive team. Due to capacity restrictions, however, registration is now closed. 

Swim and Dive Lessons

Swim lessons and dive lessons will not be offered at this time, but we will re-evaluate this decision as the summer progresses.   

Diving Boards

The diving boards will be open with social distancing rules in place and regular disinfecting of hand rails and other surfaces. 

Basketball Hoops and Pool Toys

Group games involving the use of balls, flotation devices, or other toys will not be permitted. We will re-evaluate this decision as the summer progresses.

Concessions and Food

The snack shack will be closed. The concessions area and grills will not be available for members to use for the summer. Members may still carry in food, or have it delivered to the pool, but it must be contained in their reserved space.

Guests

Guests will not be permitted at High Point Swim Club at this time. We will re-evaluate this decision as the summer progresses.

 

Please email your questions to [email protected]