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CCAC CURRENT GUIDELINES

Aquatic Center operations starting Monday October 26, 2020

 

Operating Hours: Monday – Friday 6:00 AM – 8:00 PM             Saturday 7:00 AM – 6:00 PM

 

Reservations open on Fridays at 12:00 PM for lap swimming and 2:00 PM for Water Aerobics for the following week. Please visit www.aquatic.chathamcounty.org or call 912-652-6793 to make reservations.

 

NEW Lane Reservation Schedule for lap swimming Lap Pool Ages 16 and Older

Monday – Friday (All times are 1.5 hours unless specified differently)

6:00 AM – 7:30 AM                             12:00 PM – 1:00 PM (1 hour)

7:30 AM – 9:00 AM                             1:00 PM – 2:30 PM

9:00 AM – 10:30 AM                           2:30 PM – 4:00 PM

10:30 AM – 12:00 PM                         5:30 PM – 6:30 PM (1 hour)

                                                            6:30 PM – 8:00 PM

 

Saturday (All times are 1.5 hours unless specified differently)

7:00 AM – 8:30 AM                             1:00 PM – 2:30 PM

8:30 AM – 10:00 AM                           2:30 PM – 4:00 PM

11:30 AM – 1:00 PM                           4:00 PM – 6:00 PM (2 hours)

 

NEW Lane Reservation Schedule for lap swimming Recreation Pool Ages 16 and Older

Monday – Friday (All times are 1.5 hours unless specified differently)

6:00 AM – 7:30 AM                             12:00 PM – 1:00 PM (1 hour)

7:30 AM – 9:00 AM                             1:00 PM – 2:30 PM

9:00 AM – 10:15 AM   (1.25 hours)     2:30 PM – 3:45 PM (1.25 hours)

10:15 AM – 12:00 PM (1.75 hour)      6:00 PM – 7:00 PM (1 hour)

                                                            7:00 PM – 8:00 PM (1 hour)

                                                                                                                       

Saturday (All times are 1.5 hours unless specified differently)

7:00 AM – 8:30 AM                             1:00 PM – 2:30 PM

8:30 AM – 10:00 AM                           2:30 PM – 4:00 PM

11:30 AM – 1:00 PM                           4:00 PM – 6:00 PM (2 hours)

 

Recreation Swim Reservation Schedule for OPEN SWIM in Recreation Pool All Ages

Friday                                                              Saturday

15 spots – 5:30 PM – 6:45 PM                        15 spots – 12:00 PM – 1:30 PM

            15 spots – 6:45 PM – 8:00 PM                        15 spots – 1:30 PM– 3:00 PM

                                                15 spots – 3:00 PM – 4:30 PM

15 spots – 4:30 PM – 6:00 PM

 

The 15 spots includes Swimmers and Chaperones who are not swimming. Recreational swimming is open to all ages. Swimmers age 15 years and younger must be accompanied by a responsible person who is at least 18 years of age.

 

Policies and Procedures

 

Staff constantly review guidance and recommendations put out by the CDC, Governors Executive Orders, Department of Public Health, Aspen Institute, National Recreation and Parks Association, Georgia Recreation and Parks Association, and various sports leagues governing bodies to make the best recommendations on how to progress the operations of the Chatham County Aquatic Center.

 

The Following Policies and Procedures are in place, updated as needed and will continue to expand as the situation allows.

 

  1. Allow healthy people access to the CCAC while maintaining physical distancing and wearing masks for guests and staff while not in the water.

    1. Signage at entrance with social distancing guidelines, do not enter if they have listed symptoms, face masks required, and other efforts that are in place

    2. Entrance and Exit layout to reduce people congregating in areas

    3. Temperature checks for all patrons as they enter the building

    4. Floor signage to maintain 6 foot distancing

    5. Encourage guests to reduce the number of personal items they bring into the CCAC and encourage them to come and go in their swimsuit.

       

  2. Manage density of people within the CCAC and keep people or family units that have been isolating together 6 feet apart

    1. Lane and space reservation system in place to reduce the total amount of people in the facility at any one time

      1. When making reservations please be considerate of others and make sure to fulfil your reservation. Repeat no shows will lose their ability to make advanced reservations.

      2. Regular fees will apply, if you have a membership or punch card and prefer to use it, we will reinstate your account. All punch cards and pre-paid memberships expiration dates will be extended to a future date reflecting the amount of time we were closed.

      3. Reservations are limited to one person, per day, per time slot, (you may not rent a lane for the whole day, or all the lanes for one timeframe) If you are wanting more time, ask when you check in if the next time slot is full, if available we can grant an additional time slot.

      4. If you continue to choose not to come back at this time, we will keep your membership or punch card frozen until we resume operations that are more similar to those prior to COVID-19.

    2. Lanes will be limited to one person or one family group up to 4 persons living in the same household

    3. Lanes are assigned on the pool deck and Duty Managers monitor reservation times.

 

  1. Offer Water Aerobics by reservation up to 10 participants and one instructor at a time.

    Recreation Pool – Using three lanes

    Monday – Friday Shallow Water Classes

                10:15 AM – 11:00 AM

                5:45 PM – 6:30 PM

    Saturday

                10:15 AM – 11:00 AM

                                    Lap Pool – Using three lanes

                                                Monday – Friday Deep Water Class

                                                            11:00 AM – 11:45 AM

                                                            6:30 PM – 7:15 PM

 

  1. Allow Swim Teams back in under the following limitations

    1. Each team will be assigned a different entrance and exit to use

    2. Teams will follow the same entry requirements as regular patrons (temperature checks, wellness questions, social distancing)

    3. No additional spectators or parents permitted in the facility

    4. Limit locker room use, encouraging team members to arrive and leave in their swim suit and only use locker rooms for restroom needs

    5. Teams will be required to follow one of the USA Swimming Social Distancing Practice Layouts and are limited in per lane participants and total team roster limitations

    6. Create a collective plan to bring competition back to the facility serving our local teams first

Teams will have to submit and follow individual team guidelines answering the following questions

  1. Who is your COVID-19 Liaison, someone that is staying up to date on recommendations, changes and updating your operations plan?

  2. What is your plan if/when a coach or athlete, etc. becomes sick?

  3. What safe practices do you plan to have in place?

  4. What PPE do you plan to have, are you providing it to your team or are they required to purchase on their own?

  5. What is your staffing plan? What measures are in place to protect them?

  6. What is the structure of your practices? Times, number of workouts per week for each group, how will you keep numbers limited and physical distance in pool?

  7. How will you maintain spacing in the pool during workouts?

  8. What is your plan for ensuring all standards for SafeSport are maintained?

  9. What is your communication plan for all of this information to parents and staff?

     

  1. Return limited swim lessons to the facility following new guidelines and procedures to protect staff and participants

     

  2. Provide means to wash/sanitize hands frequently

    1. Alcohol Based Sanitation stations are located at the entrance and facility transition locations

    2. Alcohol based hand wipes are located on pool deck and front desk

    3. Hand washing signage and best practices are posted at all sinks

       

  3. Increased Cleaning Procedures to include reduce touch areas where possible and sanitize high touch surfaces frequently

    1. Touchpoint Sanitation is part of lifeguards regular rotation throughout building

    2. Lockers will not be available for use

    3. Pool equipment will be issued at red guard desk, cleaned and sanitized as it is returned

    4. All chairs and unnecessary items will be removed from pool deck

    5. Contractor cleaning of facility every evening

    6. Continual cleaning of locker rooms, restrooms, pool deck, lobby, office areas, throughout the day

       

  4. Protect employees with various approaches, including coverings and distancing

    1. Temperature checks at the beginning of each shift

    2. Plexiglas barriers at check in counter

    3. Reusable masks will be distributed and utilized by staff. CCAC will wash and sanitize masks daily for staff use

    4. Proper PPE including, face shields, gloves and other protective equipment at first aid station and for staff conducting temperature checks

    5. Continual training on procedures as they update

    6. CCAC is operating only with essential personnel

       

  5. Communicate new operational procedures to guests prior to arrival and while on site to instill confidence in efforts.

    1. News releases on reopening plans

    2. Email communication to members and user contact list with new guidelines

    3. Social media and website posting on new guidelines

    4. Clearly mark physical distancing spaces/guidelines with floor markings and signage to make it easy for guests to understand what is expected

    5. Schedule a floater on each shift to move about the facility, increasing customer service, monitoring entrance lines, locker room use, and response issues