PDC is committed to protecting its athletes, coaches, and community from the spread of COVID-19. As such, we have developed the following protocol for returning to practice:
- Athletes will maintain physical separation of at least 6 feet at all times.
- Athletes must stay home if they are sick, and away from the pool and from fellow team members.
- Athletes may not enter or exit the facility in groups. Social distancing must be maintained until you have left campus.
- Athletes will have their temperature taken upon arrival. Anyone with a temperature above 100.3° will be denied entry into the pool area.
- Athletes arriving at the pool will need to be dressed for workout. No changing in the locker rooms.
- For diving, there will be marks on deck at appropriate social distancing intervals.
- Swimmers will limit themselves to 1 person per lane. Lanes are spaced 8 feet apart and provide for adequate social distancing.
- Parents remain in their cars, and do not enter the pool gate. Athletes only.
- Parents must be ready to pick athletes up as soon as practice finishes.
- Athletes cannot loiter in the parking lot at BCP
- Locker rooms are to be used by only 1 person at a time. This is strictly to use the restroom or wash hands.
- Athletes should avoid touching their nose, eyes, or mouth.
- Athletes must wash their hands frequently with soap and water for 20 seconds or use hand sanitizer that has 60-95% alcohol. This is especially important after going to the bathroom, before eating, or after blowing your nose, coughing or sneezing.
- Athletes may not share water bottles, chamois, towels, kickboards, fins, or any other training equipment.
- Athletes should cover their mouth with a tissue or their elbow if they cough or sneeze. Throw the tissue in the trash, and then wash their hands.
- At the conclusion of every training session, coaches will disinfect all deck surfaces, equipment used, and the locker rooms with a solution of 0.5% chlorine.
- Athletes that do not follow these rules will be removed from the group.
We will continue to monitor and follow any additional or new guidelines provided by the Center for Disease Control (CDC) in addition to state and local health officials.