COVID-19 Policies and Procedures from the City of Ottawa

Who can Return to the Pool?

  • Swimmers capable of independently adhering to strict 2-meter physical distancing guidelines.
  • Introduction to the sport or pre-competitive athletes
  • Swimmers must be able to successfully complete a practice without any physical contact/support by their coach

Club Access Control
  • Swimmers and coaching staff must complete a health assessment prior to each practice.
  • Swimmers must arrive to practice at the scheduled time, avoiding user group mixing.
  • Parents cannot enter the facility and athletes must enter & exit the facility by themselves.
  • Methods to enter & exit the pool area will be explained with the site Supervisor.
  • Swimmers should shower at home prior to practice and upon returning home. 
  • Swimmers should arrive with their training suit on as changeroom lockers are not available
  • Upon arrival at practice, athletes must sanitize their hands at hand-sanitizer stations.
  • Belongings must be placed on deck in a designated zone, identified by the pool Supervisor. 

Equipment Use
  • Swimmers are not permitted to set up the pool.
  • All swimmer equipment must be brought home and thoroughly cleaned after each practice
  • Swimmers cannot share equipment or use facility equipment
  • Swimmers should bring a filled water bottle. No access to facility water during practice. 

Operating Capacities
  • Coaches and athletes must maintain physical distancing of 2 meters in and out of the pool.
  • Dryland training is not permitted on the pool deck and can only take place at the moment on green space outside until further notice

Swimming Specific Information
  • The maximum number of swimmers per booking is now based on the 6 swimmers per double lane format in a 25 meter pool. (ie: 6 lane pools allow 18 swimmers, 8 lane pools allows 24 swimmers.)
  • The maximum number of swimmers per booking is based on the 5 swimmers per double lane format in a 25 yard pool.
  • Swimmers must remain in the same lane throughout the workout.