Boys Swimming COVID-19 Protocols

Friday, Dec. 18, 2020

Valley High School Winter Sports COVID-19 Protocols: Practices/Games/Meets

Practices to Resume Over Winter Break

Because WDMCS' waiver through the Iowa Department of Education (IDOE) expires Monday, Dec. 21, activities and athletics practices can resume in person starting Tuesday, Dec. 22.


These protocols, developed by the Valley Athletics & Activities Office and the Valley boys' swimming and diving coaching staff, will help limit any possible exposure and spread of COVID-19 while practices are held.


As a reminder: Please do not attend any event if you are feeling ill or have a temperature above 100.4 degrees.

Parking, Entering, & Exiting Valley's Facilities for Practices

Swimmers are expected to park in the northwest lot of Valley High School. Please enter the high school through the pool doors, not the hallway. A face mask is required upon entry.


At the conclusion of practices, swimmers will wash their hands at Valley's handwashing stations, and exit using the same doors they entered.


A visual illustrating this process can be viewed below:
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Guidelines at Valley Boys' Swimming & Diving Practices

LOCKER ROOMS

Please only use the locker rooms when needed; these are not areas for hanging out. When using the locker rooms, there should be no more than five swimmers in each space.


Swimmers are expected to keep personal items in their backpack or travel bag, which can be left in the assigned bleacher areas.


FACE MASKS
Face masks are required to be worn at all times by all individuals when in Valley's facilities. Swimmers may only remove their their masks when in the pool.


CLEANING/SANITIZING
Swimmers and coaches will sanitize their hands before, during, and after practices. Equipment used during practices will be cleaned thoroughly and frequently on a daily schedule.


There will be no shared towels or practice gear. Swimmers will need to bring their own water bottles.


All clothing/workout gear worn by swimmers must be laundered each day.


SOCIAL DISTANCING

Swimmers and coaches will keep at least 6 feet apart from each other when not directly involved in a team drill.

Guidelines for Valley Boys' Swimming & Diving Meets

Meets will resume in early January following our return from winter break. The following guidelines were developed to keep the safety of our swimmers, coaches, staff, and fans in mind:


FACE MASKS

Face masks are required to be worn at all times by all individuals when in Valley's facilities. Swimmers may only remove their their masks when in the pool.


SPECTATORS
As decided by the Central Iowa Metropolitan League, there will be no spectators allowed this year. Space will be reserved for the swim teams, coaches, and meet workers. Livestreams of meets will be made available.


CLEANING/SANITIZING

Each coach has been supplied with sanitizing spray bottles, hand sanitizer, and sanitizing wipes for team use. Athletic custodians will sanitize bleachers and high-touch surface areas thoroughly and on a daily schedule.


Sanitizer stations are set up around the facility.

Livestreams

Due to the spectator limitations, WDMCS is collaborating with Central Iowa Sports Network for livestream viewing. Only HOME VARSITY events are being considered through CISN, but coaches at other levels may provide a different resource for their student-athletes and families.


Links to all home varsity livestreams will be made available on ValleyTigers.com and CISN.tv.

FamilyID: Sports Physical Reminder

Students who are in either the online or in-person learning environments are eligible to participate in extracurricular activities. Any Valley student who plans to participate in a winter sport must submit their sports physical through FamilyID. Additionally, participation and transportation consent waivers must be completed due to COVID-19.


All forms are available upon logging in Valley's FamilyID page.


All forms must be submitted and completed prior to when practices start.
FamilyID Instructions

Here’s a step-by-step guide to help families and students when using FamilyID

Thank You

We take this return to athletics and activities very seriously. The safety of our students, families, and staff will always be our first priority, and our district and school administrators, staff, and coaches have and continue to work tirelessly to ensure we have the appropriate plans in place at every facility for every team and activity.


Thank you for everything you do to support all of our athletics and activities programs.

Valley Athletics & Activities

If you have any questions, comments, or concerns, please contact your student's head coach or any of the following from Valley's Athletics & Activities Office:


Brad Rose

roseb@wdmcs.org

515-633-4259


Nate Lingren

lingrenn@wdmcs.org
515-633-4249


Toni Wiemers

wiemerst@wdmcs.org

515-633-4264

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