Waterworks 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.

 

Social Distancing:

  • Everyone will need to maintain at least 6 feet distance from each other with the exception of family members who share the same household. 
  • Swim lessons will be spaced out (6 feet or more) in the pool.
  • There will be a limited number of families in our facilities and swimming pools.
  • All viewing areas will have strategic distanced seating.
  • Parents will be asked to escort their swimmer(s) to their swim instructor.
  • Only one parent per child in the facility.
  • Students are encouraged to arrive and leave the swim facility wearing their swimsuit.
  • Swim play areas will be closed until further notice.
  • We ask you to refrain from using the changing rooms and 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 our facilities to the extent of their swim lesson. Please refrain from loitering. This will help us maintain a lower number of people in our facilities at one time. 

 

Safety Measures for our Customers and Employees:

  • Touch-free temperature scans will be conducted on our team members and swim families upon arrival. Temperatures in excess of 100.0 degrees will be refused entry.
  • Face coverings are required to be worn by all families (including children 2 & older) and employees when approaching the facility, while in the facility, and when exiting. Details of the California order can be found here. NOTE: Our Colorado location requires face coverings for children ages 10 and older.
  • Swim Instructors are required to wear a facemask at all times when teaching their lessons. Many Instructors wear a facemask and a face shield.
  • 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.
  • All desks and individual workstations are separated by at least six feet of distance. 
  • Sneeze guards may be placed at the front desk as an added barrier.
  • 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.

 

Sanitation Efforts:

  • Disinfecting all surfaces multiple times per day with an EPA approved cleaning agent. These areas include (not limited to):  workstations, countertops, door handles, and chairs.
  • Hand sanitizer will be placed at various locations throughout our facilities.
  • Professional deep cleaning will be performed on a nightly basis.
  • All shared items (e.g. toys, tables, etc.) have been removed.
  • Soap and water are available to all customers and employees.
  • Disinfectant and related supplies are available to all employees.
  • Bathrooms, staff break rooms, and other common areas will be disinfected frequently.

 

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

  • Continue to maintain well-balanced, chlorinated pools per the CDC and local health department requirements.
  • UV light systems in place to kill microorganisms in pool water including cryptosporidium (parasite that comes from fecal matter).

 

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 bheen 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?