Kelsey Winkler, Boise State University, hanging out with my 2 month old
Jen Wood, Miami University Ohio
Joey from ASU :)
Daniel Hill, University of Mississippi
Paige McDaniel, University of Georgia
CJ Stancheski, Texas A&M University
Sam from UNLV
AJ from University of California, Davis.
Devon Poulos North Port Fl Assistant Aquatic Supervisor! I love getting out and walking my dog!
00:32:46Adam Catli Comeau
Adam Comeau, University of Wyoming
Vonn Taylor - College of San Mateo - California
Blake from UNC Asheville!
Kristyn Watts, Univesity of Notre Dame
Shelbi from SFASU, Nacogdoches, Tx
Brittany Morriss - The University of Louisiana Lafayette
00:32:58Bill Powe USM
Bill.Powe@usm.edu, The University of Southern Mississippi
Austin McGuire, Montclair State University!
Marcos Portland State
Annie Bengry, Michigan Technological University
Hi everyone ! I’m Sofia Zulli Aquatics Graduate Assistant at Western Kentucky University!
Hi! Krista from University of Colorado Colorado Springs. I’ve been LOVING decorating sugar cookies! I oversee the Marketing and Membership at UCCS - interim Aquatics Coordinator since Brooke Freudenhammer (ahheeem) left us for UGA!
hi, Chasity Holstick from Covington GA, Georgia State University
Catherine Ayers, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill-reading all the books!
Georgia Sothern University
Lexi Ricciuti George Mason University
Bob Weeks, University of Cincinnati
00:33:21Garcia, Carlos Aaron
Carlos Garcia , Texas A&M
Ryan Hairapetian- Cal State University, Northridge
Colorado School of Mines
Hi! Ashley Chism from University of Memphis
Jennifer Cobarrubias - Stanford University- Chocolate Chip Cookies
Hi, Ramona Seupersad, University of Toronto Scarborough
Bob Gough, William & Mary, in VA
Matt Dantism, Wake Forest University
University of North Carolina at Wilmington
Eric Becker, Marshall University
Jillian Dolciato, Xavier University in Cincinnati, OH
Mark Garneau - Ole Miss
Debbie Miles-Dutton, University of California, Santa Barbara
00:34:26Adrianna Del Amo
hello! Adrianna University of Maine
we are hiring for student supervisors as we would each year but we have extended the app deadline
Drake Belt, University of Arizona
Letitia (TISH) Hollingsworth-Gray, Univ. of KY
Meredith Brood - University of Northern Iowa
Barb Bogner - University of Colorado Boulder
The Red Cross is releasing additional information on some of that.
I think that it is 90 days from when your facility is able to open not just a straight 90 days
Yes, Erin. That is the moving target. We don't know when the start date will be, so we don't know when it makes since to start the clock.
00:37:28Luke Bartlett- Northern Iowa
Luke Bartlett- UNI
I am concerned with the CDC guidelines and how that will effect classes
00:37:51Adam Catli Comeau
I believe it was 90 days from their original certification expiration
I'm looking past summer and planning for Fall 2020.
Anyone else see the new COVID-19 update from ARC that says "Provisional certification courses with options for 2-year certificates"? No additional explanation just that as a bullet-point.
University of California, Riverside - We are currently closed until late June and were told yesterday we need to expect that Fall will not be the same as normal for the entire campus due to an expected second round of covid-19.
I've completed all staff evaluations via zoom
thanks Adam for the clarification - my rep just sent me over the renewal documents yesterday. somehow they missed me on the email blast initially
Qualtrics and zoom
@Victoria - Yes! They are releasing more infomration later this week!
Google forms for self staff evaluations, coupled with optional zoom calls for follow up
we use a google form and then we meet on google hangouts or over the phone
00:40:55Adam Catli Comeau
I will be doing my semester evals via Zoom in the next few weeks
Stanford is not paying any non full time Aquatics Staff during this time so we are doing a lot of planning of things for when we are able to come back…Including but not limited to on shift assignments, inservices, onboarding, manuals etc.
Qualtrics is what we use. Follow up with a phone call - some students don't have internet access that is reliable enough to connect to Zoom
UK - started our assessments in March and expect to have these evaluations finished based on our closing date March 18.
Paying all staff the average number of hours they would have had
00:42:14Adam Catli Comeau
UK paying work study. have received numerous Unemployment claims.
PSU-paid average hours through the end of the semester
@ W&M, Can pay Work Study students, some supervisors with authorization at the VP level.
Sorry but they have to complete online trainings
We are paying all staff based on an average of the last 5 pay periods (with some adjustments for those who would be underpaid based on the average)
AJ at UCD, Lifeguards are not being paid. Only Head guards and student managers - for their remote/admin work.
SLU - all student workers given $750 grant (one-time) and still able to pay students for any other work done
Xavier University will be paying students through May 3rd up to their scheduled hours with the understanding that we might be asking them to regularly meet and complete virtual items for us.
At Miami University we cannot pay staff.
UNC-CH paying student staff for hours they were scheduled already as if the semester had continued as expected through April 30 right now. Work study students are paid through the work study office and paid out their allotment.
University of Georgia, and all University System of Georgia schools, are not able to pay any part-time staff. We are also on a spending freeze until further notice.
University of Cincinnati are not able to pay staff
00:44:10Adam Catli Comeau
Well said Devon!
MRU paid them for 2 weeks after close then government is stepping in
Oregon State campus currently looking at avg. hour wages. Some students performing approved remote work.
how is the government stepping in?
UCR-Students received an allotment of paid leave based on look back calculations. In addition to that, we are paying for trainings, meetings, online programs, etc.
I've required students to participate in professional development during this time in order to be eligible for future work. I'll do my best to not make this an empty promises.
Students are not being paid here at Ole Miss. We are on a spending freeze - has limited us obviously.
PSU same as UCR
Alberta and Canadian governments are starting to pay employees out of work
00:46:03Rachel Cook - U of Denver
University of Denver paid part time staff through 3/29, but are now on a spending freeze - no part time staff (besides work study) can be paid, and no remote work offered.
@Daniel same. No fun
UCSB same as UCR (Frances) Any remote hours worked including trainings directly related to their job/cert helps to “stretch” the admin. leave hours they are eligible for.
does anyone have ideas for online programming for aquatics? our department has been asked to look at offering programming digitally
@drake dryland workouts for the "fish out of water" swimmers
UNLV is paying students for their average number of hours/ week poor idea that they are doing work. most of the work they are doing is creating content for our social media platforms
Workouts of the day, we are working with our personal trainer staff to produce these
we are asking for two weeks of lead time but we have over 500 employees at all of our facilities
That is a smart idea! They have told us full time might have to lifeguard and have limited hours if need be.
Does anyone have any ideas of how to run inservices when we resume as most Lifeguarding activities take place closer than 6 feet to another person.?
Lead student staff has well documented project based and meetings at Ohio state
We do not
Stanford - No
No reopen date - PSU
We are June 20, but it changes all the time.
At SJSU students are paid an average amount of hours that worked since February 1. They will be paid until May 31.
Notre Dame does not have a reopen date at this time
We are continuing to pay all of our staff. Our hourly staff are being paid based on their scheduled hours. We are now requiring them to complete tasks so that we hold them accountable.
I'm assuming a Aug reopen date
Not a clear date - AUM
MRU program start date of July.6
UK - 5-7 days to Inservice after we can get staff back on campus
UK - all summer classes on line
Emory has no open date and its looking like summer classes will be online
University of Georgia is in the same situation as Texas A&M at this time.
Oregon State - No - State closure for all rec/sport/park spaces also
00:48:57Candice Douglas - WKU
we are also all online for summer so we aren't expecting anything prior to june
CWRU- no reopen date but we want to ramp up the lifeguard trainings and swim lessons as long as scheduling will permit to make up loss revenue
We will open a week later then when we allow folks back on campus
Even if we get a re-open date if Social Distancing requirements are still in place can we put LG’s in position to be rescuing/providing First Aid to a patron that might have Covid ?
I've requested having at least two weeks once we have staffing back to be able to reopen our pool to be able to provide training and certifications if needed. XU does not have a reopen date however all summer classes are online and no events will be on campus through July 31st
@Erin, Yes we have to let admin know it takes time to get staff and the pool ready. If your pool is empty or "off" it will take time to get it back.
@ Debbie I agree
00:50:37Candice Douglas - WKU
Stanford already submitted our proposed budget for next year however we have been told we might have to redo those again
@ debbie completely agree
We have not been told when we'd be fully operational. Tentatively planning for when "in-person" classes resume on campus. That doesn't account for training.
We are thinking of a rolling opening - Only open parts of the rec center at a time, or for limited hours, due to possible shortage of staff
UK - all UK Athletics camps cancelled
As of now, all camps and swim lessons are cancelled throughout the summer.
we just extended our closure to at earliest july so we are still looking at the new financial impact
We are looking at a revenue loss of close to $200K if we stay closed through May 31.
my university is asking for our PPE supplies and purchasing is on freeze so we may not be able to run as many certifications right away
AJ from UCD, When facilities do open, realistically students/community will not flock back to normal numbers.
@Drake, that is really interesting and could really effect us going forward with opens
Andrew Yorkey Is that something that Connect 2 can share.
It was a concept that was talked about, I will have to connect with them for more information first
but the term used was "Journey Mapping"
We talked about every other lane ideas
We have a capacity of 1300. We will limit to 850 for the next year
I know at Clemson we probably won't be reopening any of our facilities if we're still adhering to recommended social distancing.
Our pool is only 6 lanes so social distancing doesn't work to well or we'd have to have less than 6 people in at a time
we have currently only discussed deck furniture and not talked about in water activity yet
Our pool has become a huge social center on campus with people just coming to enjoy the weather on the deck. It would be a real challenge to maintain social distance on the deck.
Same for AUM regarding lanes…not enough lanes to work for social distancing
Doesn’t all of this go out the window if there has to be a save?
All social distancing goes out the window in any emergency scenario, not just rescues
Erin, it would because there is still a duty to act for lifeguards
How do you run inservice and practice skills with social distancing in place?
Thank you Erin
Can't do CPR from 6 feet away
How do we protect our guards if they have to rescue or assist? I don’t think it’s realistic.
What about flip turns?
But aren’t we putting them in a unsafe scene if they don’t know if the person is sick?
if social distancing is in place, how do we then require our staff to provide care in an emergency as that could be putting them in an unsafe environment?
My thought if the Red Cross is not allowing us to teach Lifeguard classes then we shouldn't be open
Then wouldn't we need to keep the facilities closed entirely?
I do not think it's realistic. I think it will just delay opening, awhile, until covid is no longer an issue.
How do we look at the consistency of this over the entire facility/programs? Locker Rooms, cardio areas, etc...
We could use the bag valve masks
If we don't believe we can safely help someone in an emergency, we shouldn't be open, and that goes for every area of our rec centers.
Its not realistic. I don't forsee many facilities opening while social distancing is suggested
I don't see how you can have people back to work if you haven't been able to train them on CPR/saves/etc. due to social distancing.
I agree with Bob. If we can’t keep all employees and participants safe we cannot be open
01:02:53Adam Catli Comeau
gyms/rec facilities inherently make social distancing unrealistic
I have to go! I will check back in on the recording later!
right! I agree Cara
01:05:14Adam Catli Comeau
Agreed, rec facilities cannot or should not open if social distancing/large group bans are in place nationwide
the locker room issue is a problem
how do you enforce the locker spacing?
Speaking of locker rooms - is anyone requiring locker occupants to clean out lockers so they can be thoroughly cleaned before reopening?
cleaning non-stop is impossible!
01:06:51Candice Douglas - WKU
01:07:20Adam Catli Comeau
You would need a full time person standing outside the locker rooms to monitor the number of people going in and out if we're limiting the number of people in that space at one time.
@victoria we have them come and get their belongings if they wanted
new position- locker room bouncer ;)
01:08:23Adam Catli Comeau
In a hazmat suit
That's even more difficult to do if your locker rooms have multiple entrances or also are your facility's primary bathroom. You'd be in a situation where people are waiting to use the bathroom while others are showering/changing.
we drained our pool
A lot of facilities would not be able/willing to pay an employee to stand outside of a locker room.
Our pool tech/Facility maintenance department are considered "essential"
Xavier University's physical plant decided to drain our pool as I am no longer able to go to campus and they didn
n't want to keep it open without me
we have moved those to now
we have to go in still as we are the operators of the pool
Our pool tech is essential. Pool is being maintained regularly. We also have remote monitoring of all pool and spa control systems.
Due to vandalism we had to drain but we originally planned to keep the pool filled.
If we are at the point where we are going to staff the locker rooms and single use lockers we should stay closed. It would potentially be a waste of resources wen budgets may be tight
agreed @catherine o'kane
I hear someone shouting my name!
leaving a pool empty for too long can cause huge problems from the hydrostatic pressure
I thought of that @mike rac!
At UGA we are being asked to reduce staff costs as much as possible, so scheduling additional people for cleaning won’t be feasible.
I was moved to an essential employee and come in 3 days a week to check on the pool facikity
UK donated gloves we had to UK Hospital
Candice can we have you next and then Siobhan?
they always say that!
we donated first aid supplies to the hospitals as well.
especially closer to sea level
01:11:57Candice Douglas - WKU
Florida hunker down for hurricanes!
Stanford - If I need to go to work for any reason I have to write a letter and get it approved by hire ups. We have facilities people who are considered essential checking on our facilities they try to have a different person each day so they are only coming in once a week.
I moved chlorine and pH to be set just above the CDC lowest point
@jennifer that is what we are doing as well
Stanford was asked to donate gloves and masks but we have to pools so I have left enough for when we reopen but will need to order eventually…
Oregon State - we were not considered essential even maintenance staff. Worked with Campus Facilities to allow our maintenance staff to work under Facility oversight.
Our chlorine is set to a 1 right now to conserve chemicals. Lowered the temperature and shut off uv system. I am also keeping an eye on chemicals via our BecSys5
we still have water in the pool but lowered temp. Cl etc but now we are looking to dump
your health is more important than the pool being backwashed
our filters backwash automatically
01:15:01Adam Catli Comeau
Catherine - I was thinking the same thing! I checked with a water management company and they say to wait for a certain differential
fancy @drake belt!
and yes agreed @richelle williams
01:15:50Adam Catli Comeau
Glad you’re keeping yourself safe Erin!
maintaining, checking daily
XU has drained and winterized
Stanford has lowered the heat
turned off UV
UCD, Not drained but cooled.
Indoor pool is still on and full, hot tub is drained
Drained leisure pol and hot tub. Lowered ph and chlorine in lap at UC
WWU Drained pool
partially drained. looking at draining fully.
UT Austin - lowered chemicals and turned heat way down
UCF - pool remains full, maintaining lowest possible chemical levels, checked at least every other day if not daily.
01:17:49Bob Gough W&M
W&M, UV off, low CL,
UGA - maintaining and checking 3 times a week. We have several large pools so draining isn’t an option due to costs of re-filling and re-balancing.
U of Cincinnati, drained hot tub and leisure pool. Lap pool is too arduous to drain, due to a bunch of reasons.
USCA-CPO still working weekdays.
Sofia WKU-Up keeping now, planning to drain
Yes to everything mike is saying
SJSU lowered pool temp. Keeping chemicals going and monitoring each day.
Oregon State - Reduced VFD/flow rate, cut steam, dropped set points. Can't drain pool in Oregon water table too high. Also turned down HVAC to maintain humidity.
UCCS - we have a CPO maintenance tech who is considered essential who checks the pool every day he’s in (M-F) but we are not heating the pool right now
UGA drained Spa. We go in M,W,F to check chemicals and pump room
We can’t drain do to high water table even with Hydrostatic relief valves in place. would love to do some big maintenance projects but not able do to SIP directive. Just having minimal staff on campus - covering between 2 CPO’s that are not there at same time. Have dialed down chem controllers and VFD’s
Georgia Southern - we classified everyone as essential, but asked everyone that could to work from home. Student workers are doing maintenance for hours.
Pool care we have turned off our heating units and cut down our chlorine use, but I got the recommendation to lower our pH setting to 7.2 and will strengthen the chlorine's ability to clean.
I agree with not draining pools on the east coast. Our water table is too high and would cause more problems
01:20:02Bob Gough W&M
Anyone delivering water safety information online?
@richelle Williams - our swim coach asked if we could do that but one project (AFM) is with another company so don't think it's possible
UK - Student awards - creating a video and host Zoom BANQUET
doing drylands fitness videos and once its warmer do whale tales videos
We are doing a YouTube series for the entire duration of our closure (as of now through June 19).
UK - actually videoed a "pool Deck" graduation ceremony bec seniors had their gowns. Will show this at our banquet. Srs. jumped off boards in their gown & caps
what is the content of the series @frances?
Drained, we will most likely read long fellows on IG live. Refunded all lesson rev.
1 video per week focuses on adults - varies from dryland, to writnig a workout, to aquatics lingo, etc
the other video focuses on family
UK - Risk Mgmt won't let us host dryland training if we didn't have a relation/contract with outside group prior to this
@letitia Hollingsworth-gray - that sounds awesome! I may do this in the future with out graduates!
Adam - Stanford is doing “COVID - Connections” with our staff so each day has a different theme based on the votes from what our staff were interested in . We are also reaching out to emergency contacts of our seniors to do a video clip a day for each of our seniors as a surprise… This is what we are doing virtually for programming.. https://rec.stanford.edu/virtualrecreation/
varies from splish splash storytime, drowning, bathtub swim lessons, lesson tips outside of the pool, water safety tips, lifejackets, etc.
01:22:57Adrianna Del Amo
Water Safety Wednesdays- drylands activities for kids to do and first aid fridays The students are creating videos, editing them and we post.
I suggested posting dry land workouts but the concern was because I am not a trainer, there could be liability. We don't have any aquatics instructors who could put content out.
The American Academy of Pediatrics has good graphics to share - they also come in spanish!
Meagan! Same! We are doing dry land workouts but having my coworker check form and instruction before sent out.
01:23:31Adam Catli Comeau
01:23:39Adam Catli Comeau
I am certified and I am the one filming them!
Also need to make sure content meets accessible guidelines for web
We are also doing social media bingo with our students and checking out equipment (no cost) to students during this time,
Our virtual banquet is next Friday, if anyone wants details about our plan or how it goes, feel free to reach out! email@example.com
We are doing instagram campaign “5 min of Rec Virtual Challenges and Activities Daily. Nothing aquatic specific yet. Great to see ideas from all of you.
FGCU we have been holding Zoom In-service trainings with focus on case studies on drownings (fatal and non-fatal drownings). Usually watch a video or news story and have a guided discussion about what they could have done better (we get to pay our hourly staff still)
01:26:59Candice Douglas - WKU
We use groupme and have offered Zoom chats
I have posted polls. pets pictures, songs, workouts etc
Yes, our own mental health, not just our students
It is the saying… you have to put your oxygen mask before others
We did a baby photo challenge
YES ERIN WELLS!
We are doing that for our Seniors :)
my wife is due 1st week of may. I will have plenty, lol.
Gotta get to another meeting. Have a great day!
We also have our swim lesson kids writing letters to our instructors and we write back. :)
I moved into my new home on March 25. Was a crazy week
what organization is using TikTok?
Thank you! This was awesome!
Stanford is just now starting to use TikTok
@frances that's awesome
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