Hey Team,

 

I am excited to finally announce our team practice schedule that will begin Monday June 1st (click here to view practice schedule). If your swimmer has aged up and out of their old groups during the quarantine period, the lead coach will reach out to you directly with new group specifics.

 

When re-entering Oro Valley Aquatic Center, we will be required to follow CDC, Pima County, and USA Swimming health and safety guidelines. These rules and guidelines include:

  • Swimmers will be required to enter and exit the aquatic center wearing a face mask. Masks will be sold at the front desk for 1$.
  • Swimmers will need to show up to practice in their swim practice attire as the locker rooms will be available for bathroom use only.
  • FAST coaches will take each swimmers temperature using infrared thermometers prior to entering the facility. If swimmers test above a 100.4 temp they will not be allowed to enter the pool.
  • Bag drop off areas will be labeled on deck, please make sure to drop gear at these designated areas.
  • Personal swim gear bags will be okay to use during practice, using the facilities gear will be off limits.
  • When practicing we will be using the USA swimming social distancing 2 & 3 person model. We will have a coach at each end of the pool making sure each swimmer is well aware of what they need to be doing during each workout (two coaches for each practice).
  • When practice is over swimmers will need to practice social distancing (6 feet apart) until they have officially left the facility premises.

 

The coaches are developing an education communication plan in order to ensure all of our members are well versed on this new way of participating in training. In next week’s update we will disclose information regarding mandatory educational zoom meetings for each age group. We will also provide an online video tutorial that will help in showing how to safely enter/exit the facility and participate in practice. All of our swimmers will be required to sign a waiver after zoom meetings have been attended and video tutorials have been viewed. This waiver will ensure that the swimmer and parent understand and agree to the rules regarding our new practice protocols. The waiver will need to be submitted before training can begin.

 

The coaches are excited to see everyone again and can’t wait to get back in the water!

 

If you have any questions or concerns, please let me know.

 

Thanks,

Carl Jones