18 & Under World 100s
Pacific Swimming

Smoke and Dryland Update

Ryan Evans

Good Afternoon,

I hope everyone had a great weekend! Reno Aquatic Club had two very successful meets over the weekend. I will send a recap in my weekly email later this week.
 
A quick update on the smoke and dryland…
 
Smoke Policy
 
Unfortunately, as with the past few summers, smoke is impacting our air quality in Northern Nevada. Here’s how we handle the situation…
 
The City of Reno and RENO monitor conditions on AirNow.Gov. If the AQI gets above 150, we will not have practice at Idlewild Pool. Practices at Northwest will most likely go forward as long as the air quality inside is OK. 
 
If the AQI is between 100-149, coaches will modify practices. We will dial down the intensity and be sure to minimize any hard efforts. 
 
The air quality can get in the unhealthy range rapidly. And the opposite is true… the air quality can improve very quickly. Due to this, we try to hold off canceling practices until as long as possible. Any practice cancelations will be communicated via email. We apologize for any cancelations, and we will do our best to provide as much notice as possible.
 
As always, if you do not feel comfortable sending your child to practice due to the air quality, please feel free to keep him/her home.
 
Dryland Canceled
 
As we head into our Championship meets and with the potential for poor air quality, we are not going to offer dryland practices for the next two weeks for all groups.  This does not include the Tuesday strength session for high school seniors.
 
If you have any questions, please let me know.
 
Thank you!
 
Ryan