Waterworks Swim School Safety Measures

 

Waterworks' mission has always been to educate and motivate individuals to be safer and learn proper swimming technique. 

In collaboration with public health officials, the United States Swim School Association, and facility operators, Waterworks has created a safe facility use plan that is compliant with public health directives.

Please take a moment to review the steps we are taking below.

 

Safety Measures for our Customers and Employees:

  • Face coverings are required to be worn by all families (including children 2 years & older) at all times. Details of the California order can be found here.
  • Swim Instructors are required to wear a facemask at all times when teaching their lessons. Many Instructors wear a facemask and a face shield.
  • Touch-free temperature scans will be conducted on our team members. Temperature scans may also be performed by gym staff on our swim school families when they enter the club. This may vary by club location. Temperatures in excess of 100.0 degrees will be refused entry.
  • If you are sick or showing symptoms of COVID-19, please stay home and get well.
  • If you have been exposed to COVID-19, please abide by the CDC recommended 14-day quarantine.
  • All employees have been told not to come to work if they are sick.
  • Any employee that comes to work feeling sick and/or shows COVID-19 symptoms will be sent home immediately.
  • Symptom checks may be conducted before employees enter the workplace.
  • Ongoing training will be conducted on a weekly basis to ensure all team members are taking preventive steps to ensure the health and safety of themselves and the families we serve.

 

Social Distancing Measures:

  • Only one parent per child in the club
  • Students are encouraged to arrive and leave the club wearing their swimsuit.
  • Parents will need to escort their swimmer(s) to their swim instructor.
  • Everyone will need to maintain at least 6 feet distance from each other with the exception of family members who share the same household.
  • Semi-private swim lessons will be 10 minutes in length. The Instructor will teach each student separately in the semi-private lesson.
  • If there are two siblings (who share the same household) in the same semi-private lesson, they will receive 20 minutes.
  • Swim Instructors will be spaced out (6 feet) in the pool.
  • We ask you to refrain from using the changing tents and pool deck showers. Restrooms will be available for use, but we ask to maintain social distancing upon entering and exiting the restrooms.
  • We encourage all families to limit the time they are in the club to the extent of their swim lesson. Please refrain from loitering. This will help us maintain a lower number of people in the pool area at one time.
  • Class times may be staggered based on the volume in the club.

 

Sanitation Efforts:

  • Instructors will be disinfecting shared surfaces multiple times per day with an EPA approved cleaning agent. These areas include (not limited to):  chairs, benches, and changing tents.
  • Sanitizing spray will be made available to our customers to wipe down any shared surfaces before and after each use.
  • Hand sanitizer will be made available to our team members and customers.
  • Soap and water are available to all customers and employees.
  • Disinfectant and related supplies are available to all employees.

 

Chlorine Clean Pools:

NOTE: 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/community/parks-rec/aquatic-venues.html

  • We will continue to ensure the fitness clubs maintain a maintain a well-balanced, chlorinated pool per the CDC and local health department requirements.

 

Signage:
The following signage has been posted at our facilities in addition to any signage required by our local counties and/or the State. 

Safety Measures

  • Facemasks are always required to be worn when in the facility.
  • Please maintain 6 feet of distance at all times.
  • If you are sick or showing symptoms of COVID-19, please stay home.
  • If you have been exposed to COVID-19, please abide by the CDC recommended 14-day quarantine.
  • All employees have been told not to come to work if they are sick.
  • Any employee that comes to work feeling sick and/or shows COVID-19 symptoms will be sent home immediately.
  • Sneeze and cough into a cloth or tissue or, if not available, into one's elbow. 
  • Refrain from shaking hands or engaging in any unnecessary physical contact.

 

Prescreening Health Questions
NOTE: If a customer answer 'Yes' to any of these questions, we may ask the customer to leave. They can feel free to call our office to schedule a make-up lesson. They should also consider seeking medical advice and self-quarantine. If an employee answers yes to any of these questions, they will be required to notify their supervisor that they will not be able to work.

  1. Do you have a fever?
  2. Do you have a worsening cough?
  3. Do you have a worsening shortness of breath?
  4. Have you or anyone in your household traveled internationally in the past 14 days?
  5. Have you been told by a healthcare provider that you should self-quarantine due to potential COVID-19 exposure or are you suspected of having COVID-19?