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.

  • Will schedule 15 min between sessions to allow for cleaning and disinfecting high touch areas and equipment between sessions.

  • 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

  • Provide an online routine Daily Health Screen Form for all participants and instructors to submit 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 reschedule their sessions. Same day cancellations due to illness or exhibiting signs of illness or fever will not be charged.

  • Lane ropes to support physical separation and to define specific spaces for individual swimmers and classes.

  • Personal Protective Equipment worn by instructors to provide protection when physical distancing cannot be maintained. Swimmers will not be required to wear PPE.

  • Will be limiting the number of participants to private 1:1 sessions or semi-private 1:2 sessions at the of the same household or "Core Bubble" to ensure physical distancing recommendations at the Snug Point Pool.

  • 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.

  • During the lesson, each swimmer is given their own individual pool equipment.  All pool equipment, supplies and toys used during the lesson will be disinfected at the end of each class.

  • 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 Covid-19 Transmission.

  • Instructors will always ensure physical distance of 2 m between participants and instructors at all times during the time of lesson and/or classes.

Responsibility of 947 Swim Participant(s)


  • Must have registered online and have read the 947 Swim Covid-19 Safety plan and the Assumption of Risk and Waiver of Liability relating to Coronavirus/Covid-19, and submit a Daily Health Screen Form prior to their daily lesson.

  • Provide answers to routine daily health screening for all family members and understand there will be no charge if they are feeling sick and have to cancel their session on the same day.

  • 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.