Welcome to the Vashon Seals Swim Team

Personal Achievement · Team Unity · Competitive Excellence

Spring 2021

Open for Returning Members

4/6/21 - 4/16/21

Open for New Members

4/6/21 - 4/16/21

12 Members

SPRING 2021 Seals Program:   April 12 [Mon] - June 11 [Fri]

Due to COVID-19 we continue to have limited space in the pool.   We are happy to be bringing back additional young Seals this session  The process is staying exactly the same as Winter [see below for all the protocols].  Unless pre-approved, only existing Seals can register.  We plan to expand the programming as the situation allows. We apologize for not being able to accommodate everyone at this time, and appreciate your patience.  Please let us know if you have any questions. 

GOLD ($360):  Monday/Wednesday/Friday 3:00pm - 4:20pm

SILVER ($240):  Monday/Wednesday/Friday 4:30pm-5:20pm

BRONZE ($240):  Monday/Wednesday/Friday 4:30pm-5:20pm

Prices DO NOT INCLUDE USASwimming Membership ($20 thru Sept.) or processing fees.  If you have not paid USAS this season, you will be invoiced for it shortly after you register.

You can pay it all now ... or pay 1/2 now and 1/2 on June 1. 

 

NO SWIM DATES --
Friday 05/07 -- Randy unavailable

Friday 05/21 -- Randy unavailable

Monday 05/31 -- Memorial Day

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COVID PROTOCOLS / GUIDELINES

  • PUBLIC HEALTH:
    • Swimmers with a cough or fever will not be allowed to swim.  Temperature-checks and health assessments will occur prior to each practice.  Any swimmer with a temperature of 100.4 F or above, will be sent home.
    • Coaches will monitor swimmers at practice and may provide additional assessments by asking 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?
      • Have you had vomiting or diarrhea in the last 48 hours?
      • If a swimmer answers 'yes' to any of these questions, they will be sent home.  Should a swimmer be sent home for any of these reasons, the Vashon Community Pool staff will be notified immediately and all 'high-touch' surfaces will be disinfected.   
    • A swimmer showing symptoms should not return until they have been symptom-free for 72 hours.
    • Following current CDC guidelines, any swimmer that has traveled by air or out-of-state should quarantine for 10 days.
    • In the event of a confirmed COVID-19 case by a Seals swimmer, the Vashon Community Pool staff will be notified immediately and coaches will review to determine if any lapses in social distancing may have taken place involving the contracted swimmer.  We will follow the guidance of Vashon MRC for all testing, tracing and quarantine recommendations.
    • Facial masks and 6 feet of social distancing are required by everyone unless swimming. This includes the parking lot.
    • Parents/Family are asked to wait in their cars during practice or in the grassy area outside the fence line. Always 6 feet away from others.
    • No spitting pool water. No sharing water bottles. No sharing equipment.
    • The water fountain can ONLY be used for re-filling water bottles.
    • There will be a 5-minute window between practice sessions to sanitize high touch areas.
    • There are currently no restrictions (other than 6 feet of distancing) regarding the number of people in a lane.  We strive to have no more than 2 per lane at this time.
  • ARRIVAL
    • Swimmers should arrive "Swim Ready" ... already in their suit and pre-showered at home.  The changing areas and showers are unavailable.
    • Swimmers shall gather in the grassy area to the south of the pool building.
    • Swimmers should arrive no more than 10 minutes before scheduled swim time. Athletes should wait in their cars until allowed into the staging area.
    • No swimmers will be admitted 5 minutes after practice has begun.
    • There will be an assigned and organized outside area for swimmers to store their belongings.
  • DEPARTURE
    • No changing or showering after practice. Swimmers must gather belongings and leave immediately after practice is over.
    • Departure will be via the NE gate.
    • Gatherings in the parking lot will not be allowed.
  • LOCKER ROOMS
    • Men's and Women's Locker rooms and showers will not be available.
    • Restrooms are available if necessary. Only one person at a time and masks must be worn. 
  • SWIMMERS
    • Once cleared in the health screening, swimmers will put their gear at the assigned storage area. They must then line up behind their assigned lane while standing 6 feet apart. A coach will indicate when the swimmers can get into their assigned lane once the previous group is out and gone.
    • A short safety briefing will be conducted at the start of each practice reminding swimmers of the safety protocols.
    • In the pool, swimmers will always stop and start at the same place unless directed by coaches.
    • When stopped in their lanes, swimmers must always maintain a social distance of six feet.
    • Swimmers will remain in the pool for the duration of the practice session. Bathroom use only in cases of emergency.
    • If swimmers are not able to follow protocols and directions from the coaching staff, they will be asked to leave practice. After two removals, the swimmer will not be allowed back for the remainder of the session and a refund will not be issued. 
  • EQUIPMENT USAGE
    • Swimmers may bring an equipment bag, but no equipment will be loaned out or borrowed from another swimmer or coach. Swimmers will be responsible for taking bags home each day.
    • Vashon Community Pool equipment is not available for use.
    • Seals-owned equipment is not available for general use.
    • The equipment storage area and starting blocks will be sanitized after each practice.