Keeping Members & Guests Safe

Update: June 26, 2020

As Montgomery County continues to improve, SSC is no longer requiring members to make reservations.  All other guidelines and recommendations are still in effect.

Sanatoga Swim Club is committed to taking reasonable precautions in line with guidance from the CDC to keep our pool environment as safe as it can be.  Ultimately, each member and guest is responsible for their own health and should take proper precautions.  

 

In response to COVID-19, the Sanatoga Swim Club (SSC) will be operating under special rules and guidelines.  These special rules and guidelines will remain in place until our area is moved to the “Green Phase” OR until the SSC management feels it is safe to adjust.  All members and guests are required to read these rules and guidelines prior to making their first visit to the swim club.

 

Requirements for Members & Guests
 

  • All members and guests are encouraged, but not required, to wear masks as they enter/exit the premises or anytime they come within 6 feet of another, non-family, guest.  

  • No one may wear a mask when they are in the water.

  • All members and guests are encouraged to wash their hands often and cover their coughs and sneezes.

  • All staff, members, and guests must stay home if they have any symptoms of COVID-19, if they have tested positive for COVID-19, or if they were exposed to someone with COVID-19 within the last 14 days.  

  • All families will be asked to sit and place their belongings at a SSC provided umbrella. Umbrellas will be spaced at least 15 feet apart and families are not permitted to intermingle.

  • Members will be required to sign up, in advance for a slot at the pool.  Advance reservations will take place online, and members will be given access and instructions on reserving their slots after registering for their membership.  Slots will be limited to allow for proper social distancing and to reduce the risk of exposure among members.

  • Members will have access to the creek, field, bathrooms, and playground.

 

Anyone who violates these rules will be subject to revocation of their SSC membership.


 

Additional Protocol taken by SSC
 

  • Lifeguards will be required to use PPE mouth guards if involved in a mouth to mouth lifesaving situation.

  • SSC will disinfect all frequently touched surfaces inside the gated area at least once per day.

  • SSC will not provide pool toys for common use.

  • SSC will not keep lost and found items.  Anything left behind will be disposed of at the end of each day.

  • The pool and grounds will not be available for rent by parties and groups during the period of increased restrictions.

  • Day camps will be permitted to use the pool in the morning hours only.  Only one day camp group will be permitted to attend the pool at any time, and no day camp will be permitted to attend during member hours. 

  • If someone attending, or working at, SSC is diagnosed with COVID-19 the pool will close for the next business day for the facility to be deep cleaned.  Anyone present at the facility with the person diagnosed with COVID-19 will be notified.

 

Anyone with a question or concern related to COVID-19 should contact Laurie Shirey, SSC Manager, at Manager@SanatogaSwimClub.com.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention report there is currently no evidence that COVID-19 can spread to people through the water in pools, hot tubs, spas or water play areas. The agency says proper maintenance, including disinfection with chlorine and bromine, should inactivate the virus in the water.  https://www.cdc.gov/healthywater/swimming/index.html

 

Government lab experiments have shown that COVID-19 does not survive long in high temperatures and high humidity, and is quickly destroyed by sunlight.  https://justthenews.com/video/heres-why-sunlight-destroys-covid-19-quickly-say-scientists


"The benefits of sunlight may extend beyond its ability to slay Covid-19 outside the body. When people are exposed to UV light, this may cause changes inside the human body that both strengthen the immune system and block Covid-19 from replicating and causing severe illness."

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