COVID-19 Protocols

Drop Off / Arrival

  • LISD ONLY - Parents are to enter the parking lot and stay in the southern most lane. Circle around to the left to the south entrance of the natatorium.
  • BENT TREE WEST ONLY - Parents drop swimmers off at the gate.
  • All swimmers are to enter the pool through the gate (Bent Tree West) or the south entrance of the natatorium (LISD).
    • Because we are not allowed to admit swimmers more than 10 minutes before practice starts and we use a surface temperature thermometer, swimmers must remain in their cars until 10 minutes before practice.
  • Swimmers are to have masks on before they exit their vehicles and keep them on until they are entering the water
  • Since we have to check every swimmer in and queue them at the stands (LISD) or the tables (Bent Tree West), swimmers must arrive by the start of practice. If you arrive late, you will not be allowed in to practice that day.
  • All swimmers will have their temperatures checked upon entering. Swimmers with a temperature above 99.9 will not be allowed to practice.
  • Health Screen - 12 & Under:
    • All swimmers ages 12 & under must have a parent answer a health screen every day they attend practice.
    • The health screen must be emailed to [email protected] every day your swimmer attends practice between when they wake up and 30 minutes before practice.
    • Health screens sent to any other email will not be accepted.
    • Health screens must be sent in 30 minutes before practice starts. Late health screens will not be accepted.
    • Please send in the health screen in its entirety before your swimmer's first practice. For all practices after, parents can send in that there are no changes.

On Site

  • Social distancing must be maintained at all times.
  • Parents are not allowed in the pool at this time.
  • Swimmers will come in and and will have their temperatures checked and answer the health screening questions.
  • Swimmres will be directed to the stands (LISD) or tables (Bent Tree West) and will sit spaced a minimum of 6 feet apart.
  • Once all of the swimmers have arrived and are screened and seated, the swimmers will be directed to their lanes.
  • Swimmers must wear masks to their lanes, will take the masks off to swim, and will put the masks back on immediately upon exiting the pool at the end of practice.
  • Swimmers must wear masks if they go to the bathroom or exit the water for any reason other than an equipment change.
  • Swimmers must bring a waterproof bag (Ziploc) with their name on it to put their mask in when they are in the water.
  • Swimmers will have assigned positions in the pool, and assigned positions to place their equipment bags.
  • Locker rooms will not be accessible for changing. Swimmers must arrive and leave in their suits.
  • The restrooms will be made available to the swimmers if they need to use the restroom. Restrooms will be disinfected after each use. Only one person will be allowed to use the restroom at a time.


Pick Up / Departure

  • Swimmers will exit the pool and put on their masks. 
  • Swimmers will collect their equipment and prepare to leave the pool.
  • Swimmers will exit through the south entrance of the natatorium (LISD) or the gate (Bent Tree West).
  • Everyone must social distance until they are in their vehicles.


All COVID-19 protocols must be followed at all times. Failure to comply will be considered a Code of Conduct violation. Any individual failing to comply will be subject to disciplinary action determined by the coach.

"There is no evidence that the virus that causes COVID-19 can be spread to people through the water in pools, hot tubs, spas, or water play areas...Proper operation and maintenance (including disinfection with chlorine and bromine) of these facilities should inactivate the virus in the water." - Center for Disease Control (CDC): April 23rd, 2020

Here is our webinar about swimming in the age of COVID-19: