TENTATIVE RE-OPENING DATE: JUNE 30th
Dear Swimmers and Parents,
We hope this email finds you all well, healthy and safe. We miss each and everyone of you and can’t wait to see you all back in the pool. Our tentative reopening date is now June 30th. It has been a challenging time for not only the global community but also the swimming community. We are collectively missing the pool but this will pass. In the meantime we wanted to reach out with some updates. First, we continue to closely follow the recommendations of Health Canada and the Provincial Government about when businesses, recreational clubs, and sports teams may resume.
What are we going to do to help when we reopen
1. Reduced ratio classes (Private & Semi private – details coming soon)
2. Face masks for all staff, and spectators where possible
3. Deep cleaning of our facilities in the evenings when we are closed by a professional contracted cleaning company
4. Olympian Swimming cleaning staff will be singularly focused on surface cleaning during operational hours
5. Increased Hand sanitation stations throughout the facilities
6. Unlimited makeups (stay home if you are sick)
7. Increased seating area options for the parents that will be clearly marked and designated
8. Removal of high contact items where possible (ie; doors, tables, interactive game, blow dryers etc)
9. Additional on deck rinse showers to reduce changeroom traffic
** We encourage swimmers to wear their swim suits to the pool, and to shower at home if and when possible, thereby limiting the traffic in our change areas.
**We also know from the CDC and other public health agencies that the virus cannot live in chlorine. The pool is therefore our safest area, which is great news, and we will ensure (as we always do) that our pools are properly chlorinated, and chemically balanced
What can you do to help when we reopen?
1. Wash your hands frequently with soap and water and/or utilize our hand sanitizer stations
2. Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth.
3. Cover your cough.
4. Stay at home if you feel unwell (we now allow unlimited makeups)
5. Limit the number of people in your family coming to watch the swim lesson
Our first priority is the health and safety of our swimmers. But our second priority is to get the swim kids back in the pool, with each other and their coaches, because it’s good for their mental and physical health. Again, we miss you all and look forward to seeing you at the pool when this passes or when it is safe to resume training. In the meantime, stay safe, healthy and positive!
We will get through this….
Shauna & Gary