Courtside Aquatics COVID 19 Guidelines 

PPE Requirements: 

All coaches will always wear masks during practice. 

All swimmers will wear masks entering and exiting the facility, on deck and in the lobby area - Exceptions will be made for swimmers with conditions that prohibit them from wearing a mask pending medical documentation. 

Social Distancing Requirements: 

Swimmers and coaches must maintain 6+ feet distance at all times. 

- Swimmers leave their personal belongings outside of the pool structure and spaced 6+ feet  apart to ensure social distancing. 

- Once swimmers enter they will await direction from the coach. 

- There are markings at the entrance to the pool to manage traffic flow and ensure proper 6+  feet distancing between swimmers.  

For us all to stay healthy and be able to keep swimming, we ask our swimmers to please practice  responsible social distancing when they are away from the pool as well. 

Should we feel anyone is consistently not adhering to social distancing guidelines, they or their  family’s participation in Courtside Aquatics activities may be suspended. 

Facility Procedures: 

There will be a one-way entrance through the main gate for swimmers only; parents or caregivers  are asked to remain in the parking lot. Masks must be worn until practice begins. Swimmers will  exit the pool facility through the West side doors and exit the main gate to the parking lot.  

Locker rooms will be closed and not in use. The restroom on deck will be available for emergency  use. 

- All patrons must exit the facility after finished swimming and before the patrons for following  session may enter. 

- All common areas, including restrooms, will be disinfected between sessions and at the  conclusion of the last session of the day. 

Swim Family Protocol: 

Swimmers must arrive and depart in their swimsuit. 

- Swimmers will not be able to change or shower at the facility, use of locker rooms is prohibited. Swimmers will only be permitted to line up to enter 5 minutes before their scheduled practice time.  - If they arrive early, they should wait in their car until the appropriate time to enter the facility. - Swimmers must leave the facility immediately at the completion of any practice. Parents/spectators will not be allowed in the facility at any time and are expected to practice social  distancing while waiting for their swimmer. 

Swimmers should bring their own water bottle (already filled), water fountains will be off limits. Swimmers must bring and use their own personal training equipment as required by the coaching  staff (goggles, cap, kickboard, pull buoy, etc.). No use of community equipment is allowed.

Health Assessments 

Parents are expected to provide daily health assessments at home and prior to leaving to go to the  Pool. By sending a swimmer to practice, parents are confirming that they have provided the  necessary health assessments and have cleared their child to swim. Coaches will monitor  swimmers throughout their time at practice and may provide additional assessments by asking  swimmers some or all of the following questions:  

- Have you been in close contact with a confirmed case of COVID-19?  

- Are you experiencing a cough, shortness of breath, or sore throat?  

- Have you had a fever in the last 48 hours?  

- Have you had a loss of taste or smell?  

If a swimmer answers “yes” to any of these questions, they will be sent home.  If a swimmer complains or shows signs of COVID-like symptoms during practice, they will  be sent home.  

Should a swimmer be sent home for any of these reasons, Pool staff will be immediately  notified and allowed to disinfect all “high-touch” surfaces. 

Criteria that must be met by swimmers and anyone residing in their household in order to be  eligible to attend practice: 

- Cannot have had contact with anyone who has tested positive for COVID-19 in the last 14 days. - Cannot have had a temperature over 100.4 degrees, a cough or difficulty breathing in the last  48 hours.  

Any swimmer or coaching staff member experiencing any symptoms of a fever, recent cough,  unusual fatigue, headache or has had any exposure to someone who has any symptoms should  remain at home and seek medical treatment.  

A swimmer or coaching staff member who had signs of suspected or confirmed COVID-19  can return to practice when: 

- At least three days (72 hours) have passed since recovery – defined as no fever without the use  of medications and improvement in respiratory signs like cough and shortness of breath; AND - At least 10 days have passed since signs first showed up. OR 

- It has been at least three days (72 hours) since recovery AND a health care provider has  certified that the swimmer does not have suspected or confirmed COVID-19. 

Positive Test Procedure: 

Should someone test positive for COVID-19 within the program, the following measures will take  place: 

- The individual will let the staff know immediately. 

- All further practices will be shut down and Head Coach will let the pool facility contact  coordinator know immediately. Coaching staff will review to determine if any lapses in social  distancing may have taken place involving the contracted swimmer. For all potential lapses,  coaches will notify parents of swimmers who have high potential exposure risk. Parents  contacted are encouraged to closely monitor and have their at-risk swimmer checked out by a  health care provider, and to self-quarantine if concern is warranted and as advised.