We are updating our swim lesson protocols and procedures to be as responsible as we can with swimmers and COVID-19.
Preschool and Beginner Youth Swim Lesson classes require in-water participation from a responsible parent/guardian. Parents/Guardians will be in the water to support the swimmer as YMCA Swim Instructors will provide instruction from a safe social distance either in the pool or on the pool deck.
*Every participant will need to be accompanied by a parent/guardian in the water on the first night of the session.
Parents/Guardians and swimmers must wear a face-covering while checking-in and when transitioning to and from the pool through the common areas. (Face masks must be removed when swimming.)
All YMCA members and program participants must check in and check out at the membership check-in area. Upon entry, both participants and their parent/guardian will be asked to review and verbally respond to our COVID-19 symptom assessment. Anyone exhibiting COVID-19 symptoms will be asked to stay home.
We ask that parents escort their swimmer to the pool area where they will place their personal belongings in their designated space, and check-in with our aquatic staff for swim lessons.
Please be mindful of social distancing while on the pool deck as well as while in the water practicing skills.
Participants should bring their own water bottles, swim caps, goggles and towels to practice; we discourage the sharing of these items.
All instructional equipment like kick boards, pull buoys and fins will be disinfected between users.
At the end of lessons, please meet your swimmer at the pickup area and quickly move to check-out so that our team can disinfect equipment and reset the pool for the next group session.
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