SHST UPDATED (March 14, 2022) Covid Protocols

The safety and well-being of our swimmers and coaches is our top priority. Participation on the team is a privilege, not a right. Your swimmer’s privilege to participate on the team may be withdrawn, either temporarily or permanently, in the event that team protocols are not adhered to.

SHST guidelines and protocols for every swimmer and family are based on the Marin Health and Human Services Isolation and Quarantine Guidance for TK-12 Schools, Child Care, Youth Programs/Activities, and Household/Community Exposures.


Parents and guardians must follow the Marin County Health and Human Services Isolation and Quarantine Guidance here. If you have any Covid symptoms or have Covid, please do not come to the pool for drop off, pick up or any volunteer jobs. 


If a swimmer does get covid, please notify Marin County Public Health, Anne-Marie Kostecki and follow the MHHS guidelines. Based on the guidelines, the swimmer will have to show proof of a negative covid test before returning to swim practice.


While swimming is not considered a high risk sport, if there is a covid case, we may send a courtesy notice to that swimmer’s group to notify the families. For exposure information, please refer to the Marin Health and Human Services Isolation and Quarantine Guidance for TK-12 Schools, Child Care, Youth Programs/Activities, and Household/Community Exposures guidelines.


It is imperative and required that every parent/guardian read and review the links and protocols consistently and carefully. The rules and guidelines are constantly changing, thus SHST may adjust their protocols accordingly.  


There are very specific protocols for students/swimmers/adults who test positive and who are exposed to someone with Covid. Travel protocols are included as well. Below, by checking the box, you are indicating that you have read and agree to these guidelines, with the understanding that the guidelines can change.


In addition, at this time the following rules will be enforced at every practice. However, as Marin Health and Human Services’ guidelines change, we will adapt as necessary.  Swimmers and families who do not follow the guidelines will not be allowed to participate.

  • Recommended swimmers and parents will wear a mask and social distance upon arrival and departure.

  • Parents of group 1 and 2 are allowed to watch the practices on the pool deck but are advised to social distance. If younger siblings are tagging along, please be advised that there no longer is a playground and the kiddie pool can not be used.

  • Parents of group 3 and 4 are NOT allowed to hang around/watch practice. 

  • Due to the nature of the new landscaping, we ask that all swimmers wear shoes when entering the site to keep the pool clean.

  • Swimmers should bring a towel, goggles, shoes/sandals, a labeled water bottle, and a mask.

  • Swimmers must arrive in their swimsuits, and ready to swim. No deck changing or using the locker room. Bathrooms and locker rooms are not available until further notice.

  • Swimmers should not arrive more than 10 minutes before their practice time and are asked to leave promptly after. No hanging around unless supervised by an adult.

  • If your swimmer exhibits any flu-like symptoms including, but not limited to, fever, runny nose, dry cough, shortness of breath, loss of sense of smell, sore throat, fatigue, body aches, diarrhea, nausea, or is not feeling well in any way, they are instructed to stay home and they are not permitted to attend practice. If your swimmer exhibits any of  the above symptoms or is sick, please do not send your swimmer to practice, take an antigen or PCR test. If the outcome of the test result is positive, please follow Marin Health and Human Services Isolation and Quarantine Guidance for TK-12 Schools, Child Care, Youth Programs/Activities, and Household/Community Exposures and inform Anne-Marie Kostecki, SHST Board President immediately ([email protected]/ 775-338-6619).


Because of the nature of this sport, meets, and associated social events, it is highly recommended that participants are fully vaccinated and boosted. Please understand that by participating, you are taking on the risk of exposure to COVID19 and any upcoming variants.  SHST may ask for proof of vaccination, a negative covid test within 24 hours or madatory wearing a mask in order to participate in certain FUN events this season.


Be advised that some teams in the Marin Swim League will require swimmers, parents and volunteers to be vaccinated if eligible and/or tested in order to use their facilities.  When this is the case, SHST will give families adequate advanced notice to make appropriate decisions around participation at that meet.