Guidelines To Keep Our Families & Employees Safe & Healthy
We are having a great time welcoming our families back to the Aquatic Zone and look forward to developing safe and confident swimmers once again. We appreciate your continued support in the Aquatic Zone. Please take a moment to review the steps we have put in place to keep the Aquatic Zone and all who visit us safe and cared for.
It is important to our company that we continue to re-open in a safe and socially responsible manner. Drowning prevention is an essential component for families in America. At the Aquatic Zone, we are committed to teaching our families safety skills around water and the life saving skill of learning to swim.
The world has changed dramatically in the past few months. However, water safety remains just as important as always. Drowning is the #1 cause of unintentional injury-related death among children ages 1-4 years old. Resuming swim lessons when the Aquatic Zone re-opens is one of the most valuable ways you can keep your children safer in and around the water. Swimming safety is important for all children. According to the National Institutes of Health, participation in formal swim lessons can reduce the risk of drowning by 88% among children 1-4 years old.
What You Can Count On From Us:
Personal Protective Gear
Face coverings are required for adults to enter The Aquatic Zone. Face coverings for children under the age of 12 are not required.
Face coverings should NOT be worn in the pool.
- Face shields will be worn by swim instructors while in the pool.
- Acrylic sneeze guards will be on the Front Desk counters.
Personal Protective Equipment will be worn by The Aquatic Zone School Swim Instructors and Staff. Proper bins for disposal will be available.
Our Structure For A Safer Environment
Temperature checks will be monitored for swimmers & parents. We are relying on families to stay home if they have any symptoms. Employees will also have temperature checks and their health will be screened before each shift.
Signs posted about proper hand-washing techniques.
Install protective sneeze guards at our Front Desk.
Signage marking one directional pathways will be used.
Closed down children’s play area.
Vending: Closed until further notice.
Water fountain is closed until further notice and clients encouraged to bring their own water.
Teaching Ratio’s For Phase 2 @ The Aquatic Zone
The number of swimmers is reduced in every class so the volume in the pool and in our swim center remains less than 50% of our building occupancy. We have adjusted our teaching techniques to practice proper distancing while maintaining safety. We will continue to monitor and adjust our phases based on the safest practices and recommendations in our industry. We will post on our website, social media and at The Aquatic Zone swim center when phases adjust and new phases and procedures begin. If you have any questions, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org. We are here to help.
The teaching stations will be staggered to reflect proper distancing. There will be flow maps available for our clients to use. Every family will receive their assigned colored teaching stations on the monthly invoices.
Occupancy In The Pools
How many classes will be in the pool at one time?
Small Pool No more than 5
Big Pool No more than 6
What about the lessons from March?
We have credited your swimmers account based on the number of lessons from March that you paid for and your swimmer missed due to the COVID-19 closure.
We will not be scheduling makeups until further notice. We want to reduce the crossover of swimmers and promote a healthy return to learning to swim.
Level, Day and Time
How do we get our kids in the right level? We recommend all swimmers return in the level they left. As always, we assess swimmers each day and make sure they are in a place where they can succeed.
Changing Area, Showers, Lobby and Pool Decks
We are counting on all of our Aquatic Zone families to respect social distancing while in the office, on the pool decks and around our changing areas. We highly encourage families to come and leave in swim gear as much as possible to reduce the number of people in the changing area before and after lessons.
Changing areas can be used as needed. Showers will be closed during our phase 1. Please dry off and exit the building following your lesson. There will be flow stickers to guide your way with ease. Bring the minimal amount of personal items into the swim school. The number of chairs have been reduced to allow social distancing. Parents must remain in the building while they have a child in swim lessons.
We will have a dedicated employee who will clean all common surfaces during our operating hours. Our surfaces will be disinfected multiple times per day. These areas include (not limited to): workstations, countertops, doorknobs, and chairs. Bathrooms, staff break rooms and other common areas will be disinfected frequently. Professional deep cleaning will take place on a nightly basis. Hand sanitizer will be placed at various locations throughout our swim center. All shared items will be removed. Soap and water are available to all customers and employees. Disinfectant and related supplies are available to all employees.
Our Clean Pools
PLEASE BE ADVISED:
- There is no evidence that the virus that causes COVID-19 can be spread to people through the water in pools. Visit: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/php/water.html
- The Aquatic Zone will continue to maintain well balanced, chlorinated pools per the CDC and local health department requirements.