COVID-19 Protocols

Thank you for cooperation to keep our swimmers, families, coaches, and facility staff safe. We have limited the number of swimmers in each practice group to ensure social distancing both in and out of the water. All dryland practices have been suspended through at least July 25 as an additional precaution.

All three Lost Creek Aquatics locations are following the directives in place as set by the city, county, and State of Texas, as well as protocols from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and from USA Swimming. This page will be updated as necessary to comply with all public health orders.

Facilities are regularly cleaned and disinfected by the facility staff, with contact points wiped down regularly.

Masks are required at our practices for all individuals ages 10 and older. We strongly recommend masks for ages 9 & younger but do not require them. Individuals without masks will not be allowed to enter the facility. Swimmers may remove their masks when swimming.

Coaches will wear masks when swimmers are entering and exiting the facility and when in close contact with others. They will remove their masks during practice, so swimmers can hear them clearly.

The coaches will ask swimmers how they are feeling upon arrival. If a swimmer appears to be ill or not feeling well, please understand that we may ask them to return home. This includes colds, allergies, etc.

Swimmers and staff who exhibit symptoms or report being in close contact with someone with covid will be asked to return home and follow CDC protocols.

If a swimmer is coughing/sneezing at practice, we will ask the swimmer to get out of the pool and remain away from others until the coughing/sneezing passes. If the coughing/sneezing persists, we may ask the swimmer to return home. This is for the safety of the group.

Please do not arrive more than 5 minutes early for your scheduled practice time, and wait outside the gate until called by a coach. Swimmers need to be picked up promptly at the end of practice. Siblings may wait with parents.

Please maintain 6 feet social distancing at all times, and please avoid social gathering.

Swimmers will enter and exit the facility one at a time.

Please bring a water bottle to practice. The fountains are turned off right now due to public health orders, so there is no water available at the pool. Please label your water bottle with your first and last names.

Swimmers need to bring their gear home each day. Swimmers may not share or borrow gear. “Community” gear is no longer available to borrow from the team, to limit contact points. Please be sure to take all items home each night, as we no longer keep a “lost and found.”

Restroom use is limited to toilet use and handwashing. Please change clothes and shower at home.

The coaches will assign each swimmer a lane and an "end" to start on. Swimmers will maintain 6 feet distancing when walking on the deck.

Swimmers shall remain 6 feet apart while swimming; some swimmers will stop on the wall and others will flip at the wall and then stop at the backstroke flags.

Additional information for each LCA location is included below.

 

For the Cedar Park location (Buttercup pool):

  • LCA is the only user group at the Buttercup pool.
  • Please follow directives from the Buttercup pool staff and posted signage at all times.
  • Please drop your gear in the designated area.
  • The drinking fountains are turned off, please bring your own water.
  • Parents may watch practices from outside the fence. Please maintain social distancing and wear masks.

 

For the Lakeway Swim Center location:

  • Please follow the directives of the Lakeway Swim Center staff and posted signage at all times.
  • Please drop your gear in the designated area.
  • The changing rooms in the restrooms are closed.
  • The drinking fountains are turned off, please bring your own water.
  • Parents may watch practices from outside the fence. Please maintain social distancing and wear masks.

 

For the Lost Creek Country Club location:

  • Please follow the posted signage at the club at all times.
  • Please drop your gear in the designated area.
  • The drinking fountains are turned off, please bring your own water.
  • Parents may watch practice from the bleachers but we ask you to sit in the first section of the bleachers, maintain social distancing, and wear a mask at all times.
  • Swimmers will sit in the second and third sections of the bleachers when waiting for practice to start.