What kind of activities are you sending to your student staff in order for them to earn hours?
No UNCA is not
PSU Closed and working remote
I’m working remotely for the time being.
SIU-Edwardsville - Closed / working remotely
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University of Wyoming is remote now
University of Cincinnati closed and staff working remotely
unlv is remote
Memphis is closed we are working from home
W&M closed, we are working remotely
VCU Is working remote and facilities are closed
closed and working remotely at CSUSB
UCCS closed and working remotely, including student remote work
UNT closed and telecommuting
working from home, building is shut down
Iowa State closed, working remotely
duke is closed and we are working remotley
U of Minnesota closed and almost everyone is remote working
Penn State has been closed since March 16
UNI is closed. Working from home
Closed since last Monday
University of New Hampshire is completely shut down- working remotely and now one can go to campus unless deemed essential
Santa Clara is closed, all spring quarter classes moved online.
If you are working remotely, what are you working on?
Advertising and still connecting with patrons. Ideas?
Challenges: adjusting to not seeing people and it’s hard for me to turn it off!
VCU will be winterizing our pools
We drained our pool at Toledo
Fewer instances of development with students
CPO is still going in and checking
A&M- Commerce- got approval to go in one hour a day to check pool
UCCS has an essential staff member and he is at the pool and checking the chemicals.
Out facilities team is still monitoring daily
SNHU's athletic building is completely shut down, currently being taken over by the National Guard for overflow
USM closed we are draining the pool and cleaning (annual maintenance early)
UH we are rotating between 4 CPOs to go check every day
checking once a day per Alberta health standards. turned down temp and Cl
Our plumbers do our water quality and they are still on campus-checking in if anything is off
Saint Louis University is still having our head of maintenance continuing to check the chem levels. We did drain the hot tub
I know UGA has Brooke going in ever three days to check chems
UNH is draining today
I still go in once a week only one in building to maintain chemicals
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We are having a meeting regarding water in the facility this afternoon
SCU has a outside contractor that is still coming in for maintaince and chemical checks
Pool is monitored but no plans for draining
UNCA still checking pool chemical levels daily
UGA Me and my team (AQ coordinator and maintenance foreman, go in every two days to check pump room and chems
Stanford has facilities coming in (a different person each day)…The pool temp has been lowered and they are keeping chemicals at normal tarps are on.
Could people say what college/university they are from when they’re responding or speaking for follow-up if needed?
Water Quality... we turned off the chemical controller, are keeping the pumps running due to the HVAC integration. Signs are up to alert to the danger. building is locked.
Pool tech is monitoring pool and we are vacuuming once a week to stay on top or organics (outdoor pool)
At PSU our CPO has been going in and doing already scheduled repairs (UV light replacement)
At Minnesota pur pool chemistry is managed by facility management of the University. All of the heaters are turned off and we are shocking a pool that needs it right now. No plans to drain
still keeping it up checking every few days
We have a facility mechanic go in daily to do checks on pools and plants for the ice rinks.
CPO essential staff is managing pool, new system allows us to monitor remotely
Pool operator going into check everything
Cincinnati, Has drained the leisure pool and hot tub. to conserve chemicals for the lap pool.
Lafayette College pool is taken care of by a third party who goes in everyday
Our university is continuing to pay students, even if they are not working
University of California, Riverside - Fulltime pool tech still going in and accepting chemicals deliveries as needed. We also have our systems set up to monitor remotely.
UC maintenance is still in most of the week to monitor things, and when they aren't in other maintenance staff take a picture of the chemtrols and send to him, so he can review it and make sure things look good still.
At CSUSB there are no plans for reopening yet.
We are looking toward June 1 for the start of summer school
we signed a telecommute agreement through the end of May
no word yet
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At UW we do not have a reopen date at this time
Earliest we could re-open is May 16th
University of Calgary in Alberta has programs cancelled until June 30th
Everything is closed until April 30
Our academics is staying all online until August, Campus Recreation is closed until further notice, I have canceled all programs through May.
no reopen date but we are planning for mid-may. Completely depends on state of things as we approach summer
Tentative date for mid April, fairly certain it will be extended
Weber State cancelled all events until May 10th, so I don't suspect we will reopen before then, but our President's Council is making decisions about summer semester today
Penn State will remain in remote work mode at least until the end of the semester, which is May 8
PSU - no reopen date yet¶All Spring term programming (swim lessons) cancelled
Lafayette colege has cancelled all on campus events until May 6th
Swarthmore College - All athletic facilities are closed until further notice (Field House, Fitness Center, Pool, and Indoor Tennis Center).
UGA -No reopen date as of now
Houston is only on stay at home til lApril 4, so we are planning for that right now
University of New Hampshire (UNH) rec facilities are closed "until further notice" at this point. Everything has been canceled through the end of May and we're hoping to open for our Summer season on June 1st
Same as Adam
UCCS: all classes are online and then school decided to also have everyone work remote so until they allow people to work on campus again we cannot open the facility
Stanford - All of CA Shelter in Place until April 7, no re-open date
Still pending will be evaluated as we move forward
Stanford does not have a set date yet however no students are allowed back on campus for Spring Quarter
Texas A&M University is also tentative reopen for April 8
At Swarthmore College if our facilities would open, they would be on reduced hours, similar to a semester break (6:30am-7pm).
all online classes, graduation date postponed at csuf tentative open date after spring break. students were paid through April 5
UNI has classes online for the remainder of the semester and summer courses. We are closed until we are told we can open.
At the University of Regina (Canada) we have moved all classes online until Sept 1, we are closed until May 1 which will likely be extended
All classes at W&M online for the rest of the semester. All on-campus buildings (including Rec Center) are closed. We are looking at June 1 to reopen buildings for summer session one
UNC Greensboro does not have a re-open date
Same boat as Stanford, no reopen date until after shelter in place order is lifted. Then university will decide
UNH is online through the end of Spring Semester- Summer is unknown right now
U of Guelph has sliding re-opening dates. Changes every week. Likely closed until June 1st. Winter exams are all online through April.
Syracuse University has opted to do summer one classes online. No word on when staff can return to campus.
No re-open date. There are 4 professional staff in our facility so 2 of us will start going each day effective tomorrow
Keeping students engaged with the program and with their skills, Planning for the return of students, planning for Fall trainings, virtual swim lesson resources, virtual safety topics, virtual hiring
Working on online trainings for student staff to do at home for paid hours.
we are going through all of our administrative paperwork. Reviewing our policy and procedure manual and updating all similar documents
I meet with my students once a week with face time, manual update, online training and seminars, zoom meeting with pro staff 2 times a week.
Stanford University Aquatics here! Currently re-building that big aquatics employee manual!
SIUE Aquatics GA here, I currently work with my staff one on one and help them get set up for after graduation, preparing them for the summer and helping them find job alternatives currently. I have also been working on re-evaluating our training process and our LG/SI Manual
Sent out AOAP weekly today for in-service training options for current student staff to keep them engaged.
At Cal State San Bernardino some projects that we are focusing on are: Aquatics Manuel Review, Summer Group Lessons marketing, future-in-service planning, and other marketing materials.
No pool: virtual programming through social media and staying engaged.
Loaded my staff manuals on Google, gave the Aquatic Supervisor student staff a few paid hours to review and edit
My boss wants us to log in our calendars every hour what we are doing to show we are productive.. I will be working on Safety videos for social media, planning in-services, and updating our staff manuals.
Prep for summer and fall, manual and operational plan updates, reviewing and maintaining staff documents (creating how-tos, online trainings, shift paperwork), marketing for programing, assigning and monitoring student staff remote work
Creating DRY LAND WORKOUTS¶and following MySwimPro on Youtube
Lots of admin work and planning for the summer and fall semester, hiring via zoom, reaching out to students individually and having zoom calls every other week to check in. updating manuals, etc.
Currently working on hiring new head lifeguards, looking at what hiring is going to look like, and a lot of manual work and re working the swim lesson program
using student staff to help compile stats for annual report
SLU - working on facility EAP, having students create and post short workout videos as well as motivational posts, and looking to move in-services online
Can we create an idea share space for everyone who is doing remote training?
@cara that would be great
I have a list of stuff I’ve developed for my students and I would be more than happy to share. email me at Taylor.firstname.lastname@example.org.
Here is the link for the online trainings from the AOAP Weekly: https://lakeviewaquaticconsultants.com/blogs/news/poolaide-free-webinars-for-uncertain-times?fbclid=IwAR0PNSSxDU-zwkVnREgv6XijLqEzf9Mb31nsigDc0W_1opnJpYE3WRycvkY
I’d also love to see your plans/what you’ve sent to your kiddos.
I have assigned linked in learning topics to my students 3 assignments
UCCS has given access to LinkedIn Learning to all staff, including students, we’ve asked student staff to find a few courses they are interested in and then sending over the courses with why they want to take them, and after completion they are providing a self-reflection on what they thought of the course for LinkedIn Learning
If you have access to LinkedIn Learning for students we have created a procedure process for getting students paid for their time spent there - if you email me I can send you the document email@example.com
University of California, Riverside - We developed an entire leadership training program for our students from LinkedIn Learning.
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That’s great to hear! I hope that we can get LinkedIn Learning available for student staff here at UW
We are also updating our SOPs
this is an article from campus rec magazine: https://campusrecmag.com/supporting-aquatics-staff-during-covid-19/?fbclid=IwAR26aVjQaWkMT1EryLrjKAWLJ0uAgPl64OemYJL1Q8gCnTF5KgVCJIr1dpo
Find the error fix the error training videos: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HHfoi9pcSeA
We are working on updating Manual, daily/weekly duties, evaluation of staff, updating interview questions
no pool = no excuses: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TBkYL7Uh_rw&t=58s
I've been working on updating our safety audit program for all of our fitness center staff. Adding scenarios, updating refresher training, evaluating how I train safety team staff.
Great professional development resources on Facebook. Lifeguard Authority. https://www.facebook.com/groups/141795953154312/
It is important to make sure that if a student is coming back to work that they have a place to stay either on-campus or off-campus.
We’ve done the same - go home if you need! You always have a job whenever we re-open!
It is important to make sure that if a student is coming back to work that they have a place to stay either on-campus or off-campus. Make sure that you are on the same page with Residence Life.
At W&M we can have students work remotely if we can justify the work. All students are required to be off-campus.
Does everyone know about the 90 day Red Cross cert extension?
Other great free webinars going on through Lakeview Aquatic Consultants. https://www.facebook.com/LakeviewAquaticConsultants/?__tn__=%2CdkCH-R-R&eid=ARCF5n7VkQjInVCDpiHSYLTSO9zw2v1lcyP59kaquRIv25-qV4WC7Z7FPLXKk8NSgRRXEsg_d_9zvbF8&hc_ref=ARTG4JP9hDoXuJhwujarSWrcuSAkBd716y1wPwyxt8msFgkKrPAja3jbEWrksRmBoz4&fref=nf&hc_location=group
Southern Miss - We can work GAs but are only allowed to have our GX instructors work by making videos from their own homes for distance engagement, but it will be paid on the backend. No other student employees can work.
There may be costs that will be billed to your department associated with a student moving back to campus in order to work.
I want to see the trash you create :-)
The red cross extension is available through a free online class. go to "take a class" link on the Red Cross website
90 days extension link.... https://arc-phss.my.salesforce.com/sfc/p/#d0000000bxKz/a/3o000001WPm8/qXbIFcAYcqPFCz88NSS78rZtR3jnuTBcKTwvk21g5b0
Paying students--I have my two student managers working remotely. The others can't work but our HR department is allowing us to pay them for the hours they would have worked if we hadn't closed.
Did anyone have LG classes planned and have changed to elearning?
University of Minnesota is paying all student employees based on their average weekly hours through the end of our current semester (May 12). We have been very lucky with the University's transparency and communication.
No student workers at this moment working (not even remotely)
Is there any remote programming that anyone is promoting related to aquatics?
we are not allowed to hire at the moment.
Not interviewing at this point in time since we don’t have a re-open date.
Stanford on hiring freeze
UNH is on a hiring freeze
we ar not allowed to hire
We are on a hiring freeze and have been asked to hold off on interviews
SBU hiring freeze
No hiring…..unknown if funding will be available for Fall
not hiring at this moment
Hiring freeze on all positions, student and professional at U of MN
SLU is not able to hire
Currently would like to hire but can not yet at CSUSB
Accepting applications only
We are allowed to hire, but haven't figured out the best way.... A&M Commerce
summer is going to be TOUGH
Stanford can interview but we can’t officially hire them yet
Santa Clara is on a hiring freeze, can't move forward on any position until campus re-opens. Makes planning for reopening slightly difficult.
Currently trying to ID which current student staff would be moving back into the area if we're allowed to reopen and who would be willing to work.
LG New hiring: interviewing via Zoom, will have to complete in-water tryout when we get back
Ryerson University in Toronto is in the same position as Guelph: we can move through the dry parts of interviewing process (nothing in-water) online, but are not able to provide offers.
Any students on the call searching for GAs or professional jobs, be patient in the process. Some are swapping to virtual interviews but many are on a hiring freeze. Stay in contact with who you’ve been interviewing with and they will be happy to give you updates on where they are in that process. It is just as frustrating for them as it is for you, I promise! Best of luck to any of you interviewing.
Job postings will be going up this week, we just started a new recruiting software. Interviews will be online and hiring will be dependent on re-opening, so more looking at resumes and applications to be prepared.
We are allowed to hire. Planning on doing interviews and having them take an on-line quiz with scenarios.
Lafayette College is holding group interviews but we have no start date.
what kind of skills tests to people do for hiring?
@ Ned Basic rescues and CPR knowledge
@Ned Harvey Basically all the rescues and CPR
UNLV has paused all hiring until we have a firm reopen date. Plan is to start doing online interviews once we have a firm date starting 2 weeks out
@Ned normally we run through scenarios to see how they handle situations and work on team work
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300 yard swim, 2 minute tread, brick retrieval test, active rescue, head splint spinal hold & entry, adult cpr scenario
@Ned we do a 300yd swim, brick tow, active and passive rescues, spinal holds, and a first aid and cpr scenario
We do have a first aid worksheet (just front and back) that they complete that gives me a better understanding of their skills
Hire for personality, Skills can be taught!
@Brooke, how far out are you building the schedule? Can you make a shorter term one with staff who've already passed, and then incorporate new guards in as they pass the skills? Then they could pick up sub shifts until they hit the weeks they'd be on the schedule for.
Re: to Brooke - If you’re building out a schedule with new staff pending a skills test, I would schedule those new staff when you or your other staff can cover their shifts if they do not pass the skills test. (I hope this makes sense)
Once we plan to re-open, I am running practice sessions for returning staff and new hire candidates to get in the water where we are not actually evaluating people.
UNH is 13.5 feet and I require all staff to be able to get to the bottom. Even my swim instructors.
Does anyone have a plan to have time to be back in the facility before opening to the public, to allow for dates to do in-water try outs?
Lafayette is 13.5. All guards need to be able to make a deep water submerged save in the well.
At Penn State, as long as their skills are somewhat adequate and they seem like they have good character, we hire them. With as many student employees as we need to hire to be properly staffed, we don't have a lot of ability to be super picky in who we hire. But we do make them go to the bottom of our dive well during the interview process, that is not negotiable.
@ Nick I'm in a similar position at UNH. Can't be too picky so i have them do the Lifeguard Pretest and then base off character
We always have trouble hiring lifeguards. We cannot afford to be very picky, as long as you have certification you are hired
We review skills during in-services each month
We are firm on LG prerecs at UNLV. We will work with students on LG skills if they are a little shaky
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We have monthly in-service as well as semester CPR audits
we don't have many LG options but we can't compromise the swimmers.
We did until pro staff was mandated to work from home
We do a skills screening before even considering an interview
Was anyone planning on participating in the World’s Largest Swimming lesson event on June 18th? Do you plan to still go ahead with is event?
Autumn listed what we require from new hires for skills at UC, but we give them multiple chances. We just instruct them to review what they didn't do well and come back to demonstrate it another time. Often, they don't come back if that happens.
SIUE- We have biweekly inservice traning that focuses on skills and topics, and then usually we transition to issues in the pool and relevant future potential issues depending on weather and season (midwest makes it fun being sporadic as it is)
We started deep cleaning as soon as we closed. We will reclean before we open
at UNCG - we were going to deep clean the pool until our staff were told they would get paid without working their normal shifts
Our Maintenance & Operations Staff are going through all of our buildings to do this in all areas. Prior to this when we were open, our Fitness center staff were wiping things down several times a day, plus what our users wiped before and after use.
Building Services staff (housekeeping) is conducting deep cleaning. Enviro Health and safety will work with Facility Mgt to deep clean every building on campus over the next 2 months.
At VCU, our housekeeping crew continues to work to clean all of our facilities, spaces, equipment, etc. We are trying our best to continue to give them hours, as we have quite a few full-time housekeepers that we would love to still give hours to over our closure. Our maintenance crew is also working on-site, and will handle most pool cleaning.
Custodial is doing our deep cleaning
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We also have full time custodial staff who are still cleaning
interesting article on how long surfaces may be infected: https://www.usatoday.com/story/travel/cruises/2020/03/24/coronavirus-diamond-princess-cabin-surfaces-contaminated-cdc-report/2905924001/
We're very fortunate, our cleaning and janitorial service is handled by a 3rd party service. Univerity facilities has communicated to them the additional cleanning needed. Before we'd reopen, we most likely will go in and clean up touch points and ensure it's all taken care of.
full time custodial
Custodial staff has not been considered “essential” at U of Minnesota so we are doing what we can
We at CSUSB use a contracted custodial staff
at UGA our Maintenance Foreman is going in and updating all the daily, weekly and monthly cleaning tasks. Our custodial staff is still there
UNH has full time custodial
Our group exercise program is doing virtual workouts
We are going to do First Aid Friday’s for videos. Our students will be creating and posting on SM weekly. We also are working on swim lessons topics we have parents do from home.
duke is sending out dry land workouts to our masters team weekly and modified workouts for non masters groups. We are using our masters coach to push this content
Our department is partnering with the Wellness Center to provide programming: https://www.wm.edu/offices/wellness/virtual/index.php
swimoutlet.com is doing 10 am dry land workouts PST