COVID-19 At Home Coaching Safety Protocol

This overview is a summary of the safety standards and programming procedures that Excel Aquatics will implement when we officially begin at home swim lessons. These will focus around the use of PPE, social distancing, disinfecting and other preventative measures as recommended by NYS and the CDC.  It is subject to change based on updated information and recommendations from local, state, and federal authorities.

Coaches are provided with either face masks or shields that are worn throughout each private session.

In order to minimize the spread of potential germs, coaches shall only bring swim tethers to each lesson when required. Between lessons, tethers are sanitized. All other equipment (kickboards, buoys, etc) must be provided by the individual swimmers. Please note that besides a swim tether, no additional equipment is mandatory.

Entry and exit to and from the pool premise shall remain outside of the customer’s home whenever possible. Coaches shall adhere to social distancing practices of 6 feet or more  from all athletes and spectators throughout the duration of instruction. Families are encouraged to observe each session, but must do so from an appropriate distance based on social distancing standards.

Antibacterial sanitizer is provided to each coach that shall be used before and after each lesson. Coaches will also be provided with antibacterial wipes, and any equipment used at customers’ home shall be wiped down as well, including swim tethers.

Staff: Coaches shall monitor their health. Any signs and symptoms of illness shall be reported immediately, communicated with families, and a 14 day incubation period shall commence. 

Families: For any case or signs/symptoms of COVID-19, families are asked to please alert Excel staff immediately. A minimum 14 day suspension of lessons at the premise will commence, and be re-evaluated after the 14 day incubation period. 

*Temperature checks will not be monitored for swimmers or parents. We are relying on families to communicate if they have any symptoms.*

We will now only accept credit/debit card payments using our secure online form HERE. To limit the transfer of potential germs, we will not be accepting cash or checks this summer.

The safety of both the staff and families is the highest priority, so please be patient, kind, and understanding as we navigate through this new phase of learning!