COVID-19 Meet Protocols (LISD)

  • Upon arrival, every athlete, coach, official and volunteer will be subject to a temperature check, health screen, hand sanitizer and have a mask on prior to admission into the natatorium. 
    • All athletes ages 12 and under will be required to bring the health screen paper to the host team. The health screen questions will be emailed to the coaches on Thursday, October 15th. Coaches are responsible for communicating the health screen to their 12 & under athletes. 
    • Athletes ages 13 and over, as well as all coaches, officials, and volunteers will answer the health screen verbally upon arrival.  
    • Coaches must arrive by 7:30am for Session I and 11:15am for Session II (if they did not attend Session I). Coaches will all check in at  the front door.
  • Each team will have a designated entry door, which will be emailed to the teams after entries are submitted. While waiting for temperature check or to enter the facility, each person will queue spaced six feet apart until it is his or her turn to be tested or enter. Once someone has been screened, they will receive a stamp.
  • After the meet starts, all doors along the side hallway will be designated as exit only. The front door will remain open for entrance only. Anyone who leaves must have a visible hand stamp before leaving the building. Only those who have already been screened (have a stamp) will be allowed back in.
  • Everyone, regardless of being picked up or self-driving, will exit the natatorium at the northeast doors facing the hallway.
  • Each swimmer will need to bring a waterproof (Ziploc) bag to store their mask while they are in the pool (warm-up/down, competing). All participants (swimmers, coaches, officials, marshals, all volunteers) will wear masks at all times inside the building unless they are preparing to compete or warm up/down. 
  • No more than 6 swimmers per lane at any time during warm up. Warm-up lanes will be assigned after entries are received. Prior to entry for warm up, swimmers will adhere to 6-foot social distancing procedures. 
  • Warm up and cool down while the meet is in session is limited to 2 people per lane, with one person entering and exiting at opposite ends of the lane.
  • After warm up, athletes will remain in the stands for the duration of the competition except when coming on deck for their event. They must sit at a 6-foot minimum distance from non-family members. 
  • To ensure for social distancing, heat sheets will not be posted at the pool. Heat sheets will be sent out to coaches for electronic distribution with their team before the meet. The heat sheet will also be posted on the Meet Mobile app.
  • Swimmers and teams are responsible for keeping their assigned areas of the bleachers picked up and clean.
  • The meet will be capped at 180 swimmers per session as per North Texas LSC requirements.
  • Swimmers will not have access to locker rooms. Swimmers should come to the meet and leave the meet in their swim suits. There will be a girls’ and boys’ bathroom available for restroom use only, one individual at a time (no suit changing). Bathrooms will be sanitized after each use.
  • Coaches will remain 6-foot distance from one another and, when speaking with swimmers, both must have face masks on. 
  • All volunteers will remain at a 6-foot distance and wear masks covering nose and mouth. Admin and timing systems operators will follow the same protocol. 
  • Officials will be stationed at each side of the pool, wearing a mask covering their nose and mouth, with radios to call in possible disqualifications, remaining 6 feet apart from swimmers and other volunteers. 
  • Swimmers in the next event only will be responsible for queuing in designated spaces on the bleachers on deck with masks on under the instruction of the marshal managing the flow of swimmers. Swimmers will be seated by heat, six feet apart several rows apart from any additional heats, and will remain seated until the previous heat completes their race, and exits the starting area. The next heat will then be escorted to the blocks for their race. After competing, swimmers can cool down in the designated cool down lanes and exit the deck. After exiting the deck, swimmers will go straight to their designated seating area in the bleachers. 
  • No spectators in the natatorium. The event will be live streamed at www.facebook.com/SelectSwim.
  • There will be volunteer marshals who will monitor the safety of the athletes, adherence to the requirements of this plan, the process flow of swimmers reporting to compete, safety during warm ups, use of the rest room by one person at a time, and any other duties required to maintain a safe, efficient meet. There may be a small number (1-3) of essential staff or volunteers to run the timing gear and video streaming. 
  • There will be a single timer behind each lane plus one backup timer. The timers will operate both the backup plunger and watch for their respective lane. Timers will sit/stand at a 8-foot distance from each other behind the block except when preparing for the finish to allow maximum distance between them and the athletes. 
  • Each team will have three coaches allowed on deck. 
  • There will be hospitality for coaches and officials only and will have only ‘grab and go’ items. Food will be pre-packaged. Sanitizing wipes and hand sanitizer will be readily available and placed in several conspicuous locations for widespread use. Any equipment handled will be wiped down both before and after use.