Covid-19 Safety Plan

There is no evidence that Covid-19 can be spread to humans through pool water. Proper operation, maintenance, and disinfection (e.g., with Chlorine and bromine) of pools and hot tubs spas, should inactivate the virus that causes Covid-19. Appropriate care should be taken both in and outside the pool to protect yourself and others

To maintain the health and safety of all of our swimmers, instructors and participants, 947 Swim has implemented the following policy and procedures through guidelines from Vancouver Coastal Health (Guidelines for Pools), Work safe B.C , Lifesaving Society of B.C, BC Recreation and Parks Association (BCRPA), and the BC Centre for Disease Control. Both 947 Swim owner, instructors and facility operator's and 947 Swim participants will have a role of responsibility in the success of our Covid-19 Safety Plan.

Responsibility of 947 Swim

 

Facility Operators

  • Will provide hand sanitizer at the entrance of the pool gate for participants to use before entering the pool area.

  • Will provide visible pool rule signage to help maintain the safety of participants and instructors.

  • Maintain pool chemicals at levels prescribed by the BC Health Act for Pools, and records of pool tests during 947 Swim operational hours.

  • Provide a heated outdoor shower with soap dispenser for participants and instructors to rinse in a "timely manner" before and after each session.

  • Plan ahead to ensure adequate supplies to support hand hygiene behaviors and routine cleaning of objects and surfaces.

  • Provide disinfectant and wipes so participants can reasonably wipe down surfaces at their own discretion.

  • Provide tissues to cough or sneeze into and waste paper basket for used tissue and disinfectant wipe disposal.

 

Program Instructors

  • Use the BC Self Assessment Tool for all participants and instructors to perform prior to their daily lesson for Covid-19 Symptoms. If any participant/or instructor is sick, or has been travelling, or has come into direct contact with someone who has been ill, participants/or instructors will be asked to cancel their lesson.

  • Swim lesson ratios have been reduced  depending on each class and level offered.

  • Will be limiting class size ratios for Swim Lessons and Aqua Fit classes to ensure physical distancing recommendations.

  • Will ensure cleaning and disinfecting of high touch surfaces and equipment after each session.

  • Limit viewing to one accompanying parent. Additional siblings or children that are not in lessons, will not be permitted on pool deck.

  • Will act in case of emergencies the standards outlined by the lifesaving society of BC to safely provide first aid and resuscitation that reduce the risk of Communicable Diseases

Responsibility of 947 Swim Participant(s)

 

  • Must have registered online and have read the 947 Swim Covid-19 Safety plan and sign the Assumption of Risk and Waiver of Liability/Covid-19 prior to their lesson set.

  • Arrive on time and wait outside the gate until your scheduled time.

  • Must use hand sanitizer provided before entering gate and pool area.

  • Follow all pool rules and signage to maintain safety of all instructors and participants.

  • Limit viewing to one accompanying parent on the pool deck. Additional siblings or other children are not permitted on the pool deck if they cannot keep 6 feet away from the pool edge.

  • All participants must shower and wash hands with soap before and after lessons.

  • All participants must wear their own goggles that have a proper seal on their face.