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Practice Policies

Attending Practice

Athletes will not be permitted to attend practice until registration has been completed online and the assumption of risk and liability waiver has been signed online.

Athletes should not attend practice if they are not feeling well and/or experiencing any symptoms related to COVID-19, such as coughing, fever, headaches, etc. When in doubt, STAY HOME.

If an athlete has a pre-existing or underlying medical condition, a physician should be consulted before returning to the pool.

If an athlete, their household member, or a person they come into close contact with frequently, i.e. babysitter or extended family, tests positive for COVID-19, Northwest Swim Team coaching staff must be notified of such positive test. Northwest Swim Team will notify the appropriate facility and officials of the positive test and follow the facility’s response. An athlete who tests positive will stay home from practice until they are symptom-free for 14 days.

If registration numbers for a particular practice group exceeds the number of swimmers permitted in the water according to lane space and facility (see USA Swimming Diagrams), then a waitlist will be started for that practice time if an additional group cannot be created.

Athletes should come dressed for practice and should always bring a water bottle. Hydration is very important for all age groups!! All athletes should bring towels ands swimmers should also bring goggles to wear and anyone with long hair should wear a swim cap. 

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