Tuesday June 16, 2020
After careful and thoughtful consideration, Love Swimming resumes with modified lineup.
- We will have 15 minute breaks between classes to ensure that everyone has time to enter and leave with safe social distance. It also means that the class times will be correct (we will not use the 5 minute time in advance as we have done before.)
- Due to the 15 minute breaks, our schedule and lessons will not be the same as before. After reading the important information below, please click the green register now button in the upper right corner of this page to complete the registration form. Please allow extended response time due to high demand and low capacity due to CDC guidelines.
- In accordance with applicable national / local requirements, USA Swimming guidelines, and with the help of many medical professionals, our staff established an initial schedule and safety expectations for our return to the pool. We were advised to take a cautious approach to resume swimming activities. We also understand that not all families feel comfortable returning to swimming lessons yet, as many are ready and eager to start at that time. While your participation is welcome, we understand and support your decision. We envision this as a multi-phase process when we introduce our members to the pool.
The plan we are sharing today will be phase 1 of our re-entry procedures. We will not yet set a timeline for when we move to Phase 2. Instead, we will assess the safety and efficacy of Phase 1 and use that information to develop Phase 2. It should be noted that there are no exceptions. will be done during phase 1.
Thank you in advance for your understanding and cooperation.
Love Swimming Swim School COVID19 (Phase I) Policies and Procedures:
The front door and gate will be fully open (regardless of temperature or weather), allowing maximum air circulation. We expect all members of the Love Swimming family to practice social distancing in and out of the pool. By doing this, it shows that you respect your child's classmates, their families, and the staff at Love Swimming. Our staff also reserve the right to discontinue practices at any time if they feel that safety expectations are not being met, or if a swimmer or staff member becomes ill.
It has been determined by the CDC that COVID-19 is not transmissible through properly treated water. “There is no evidence that COVID-19 can be spread to humans through the use of swimming pools and spas. The proper operation, maintenance and disinfection (for example, with chlorine and bromine) of swimming pools and spas should eliminate or inactivate the virus responsible for COVID-19. (SOURCE CDC) In an effort to ensure safety, Love Swimming will test its chlorination levels several times a day to maintain proper disinfection levels. If the levels fall outside the recommended levels, Love Swimming will cancel all classes until those levels are corrected. The average humidity in the pool area is 95%, also known to kill the virus. Additionally, Love Swimming will take extra steps to clean and disinfect bathrooms and potentially affected surfaces throughout each lesson. In addition to the additional precautions expected by both the staff and the swimming facility, we will request that these actions be taken on behalf of the members of Love Swimming:
- Entry and exit procedures will be closely monitored. Please arrive at your lesson time slot no earlier than 5 minutes before the lesson. No socialization before or after class.
○ Entry and check-in will be through the boarding gate and at reception.
○ The exit of the establishment will be the door closest to the bathrooms.
○ Families dropping off swimmers and waiting in the car for the lesson to end should ensure the swimmer is allowed into the facility before leaving the facility.
- Arrive already dressed so the toilet can stay on ONLY for an absolute necessity. No gathering, changing or showering in the toilet.
○ This means the swimsuits are already in place. Swimmers must arrive and leave in the same outfit. Absolutely no change in the establishment.
- Swimmers should wash their hands with disinfectant soap and water (for 20 seconds) or use hand sanitizer before entering the pool.
- Avoid touching doors, seats / bleachers, or other equipment when possible.
- Coaches will disinfect door knobs, handles and other touched surfaces every 2 hours during active use, before activities begin and at the end of each lesson.
- To reduce exposure in the facility, only one parent of a student can be in the building at a time, while adhering to the 6 foot distance recommendations.
- No physical contact with others (shaking hands, high fives, hugs) unless you live in the same household.
- Each family must provide their own hydration / nutrition during their stay at the facility. The cooler will not be used and we will not have any snacks / drinks available for purchase. Please be prepared and carry extra in case of emergency.
- Masks or masks are mandatory for anyone (5 years and over) entering the establishment and when not in the water.
- Classes will be staggered to allow one group to enter and exit the facility at a time, to avoid large groups entering / leaving.
- Coaches will perform non-contact temperature analyzes of each student arriving at the facility. Anyone with a temperature above 100.6 will not be allowed inside the installation.
- Students, coaches and members should see a doctor and be allowed to participate in recreational activities after being diagnosed or suspected of having COVID19.
- If you feel unwell, have a cough or fever, and have not been seen by a healthcare professional, you are encouraged to stay home until you have been seen and tested or quarantined for 14 days.
- If someone is exposed to COVID19, they should immediately report that exposure to a trainer, staff member or manager and stay home, in quarantine, for the recommended 14-day period. Staff, students or members should not attend if they or anyone with whom they reside is:
○ showing symptoms of COVID19: Mild to severe respiratory illness with fever, cough and difficulty breathing, or other symptoms identified by the CDC.
○ Have been in contact with someone who has tested positive for COVID19 in the past 14 days
○ You are a vulnerable person: someone with underlying conditions or considered to be at higher demographic risk, as indicated by jurisdictional, state or federal guidelines.
We look forward to providing a safe and happy environment through all of this within government restrictions, and if there is any change, we will let you know as soon as possible!
If you have registered to attend a lesson, participation is encouraged as much as possible so that we can avoid having space in groups where others might have been placed. However, your participation is voluntary and if you feel uncomfortable in any way at any time, please communicate your concerns directly to a coach as soon as possible. This is a very time consuming process, so please go to your assigned place and contact us if you have any issues!
We want to maintain a safe environment and we can make no exceptions when security is threatened. Cooperation and teamwork are essential to our success! Our coaching staff will also reiterate these policies before entering the pool.
Thanks for your time and we can't wait to see everyone and watch them all aerial cuddle from 6 feet away!
We're working hard to get everyone back on the water as quickly and safely as possible. Thank you for your patience, support and cooperation during the transition to swimming lessons.
Please email us on days and times that fit your schedule so we can get you back to class. We will do our best to accommodate you! Please allow us 72 hours to respond.
The following information was found on the Enjoy Swimming website. Tips like this and a whole lot more will be covered at the Nike Swim Camp at Trinity College this summer !
Having a good freestyle swimming technique is essential for an effective stroke. Being effective means either being relaxed while swimming at slow to moderate speed or swimming fast without being exhausted too quickly. The swimming tips in this article will help you become a more effective freestyle swimmer.
Keep your head in line with your trunk and look straight down toward the bottom of the pool. Don’t look forward because otherwise you will have the tendency to lift your head, which will in turn cause your hips and legs to drop and you will have to kick harder to keep them up.
Learn how to press your buoy, which has the benefit of keeping your hips and legs up without much effort. This freestyle swimming technique requires you to apply downward pressure on your head and chest. As your lungs are filled with air and very buoyant, pressing down your upper body causes the lower body to rise up through a lever effect. You then don’t need to kick that hard anymore.
Don’t lift your head just before breathing. This common error also causes your hips and legs to drop. Rather roll on your side and let your head roll a little bit further until your mouth clears the water. It should feel like your head was resting sideways on a pillow made of water.
Try to swim more on your sides rather than flat on your stomach and chest. Roll from side to side with each arm stroke. This allows you to engage the larger back zones musculaires in addition to the shoulder muscles and improves your propulsion.
tera obtain an effective freestyle swimming technique you need to exhale continuously in the water while your face is submerged. There simply isn’t enough time to both inhale and exhale on the side during a breathing arm recovery. This also lets you relax more in the water.
Learn how to swim with a so-called high elbow. This freestyle swimming technique consists in flexing your arm and keeping your elbow high in the water during the under water arm sweat so that your forearm is facing backward rather than downward for as long as possible, which improves propulsion.
While recovering your arm forward don’t extend it completely above water before letting it drop in the water because it increases drag and can also lead to swimmer’s shoulder over time. It is better to enter the water with your hand shortly after it has passed your head and then to extend the arm forward under water.
Save energy by using a relaxed two-beat kick for middle and long distance swimming. This means that you kick at the same pace as you stroke with your arms.
Make sure your palm is parallel to the water surface while it extends forward under water during the arm recovery. A common mistake freestyle swimmers make is to angle their palm upward at the end of the recovery. In that case they are in fact pushing water forward and slowing themselves down.
In the beginning, a nose clip can be useful because it keeps water out of your nose and so this is one less thing to worry about and you can relax more. Once your technique and gestion has improved later on you will be able to get rid of the nose clip without too much effort. Personally I used a nose clip for a year while learning the freestyle stroke before getting rid of it.
The 10 swimming tips presented in this article should help you improve your freestyle swimming technique. Some of these tips can be applied immediately, others will need some time to be mastered. So have a good time while trying them out and be patient if it takes some time to master them.