Ramona Seupersad - University of Toronto Scarborough
Devon Wilde - TAMU-CC
Dave Hutner ..Cranberry Township Parks and Recreation Department..Cranberry Township PA firstname.lastname@example.org
my swim pro is great and been utilizing their workouts!!
Austin McGuire from Montclair State University!
00:33:46Mary Catherine Martinez
MC from Fusion :)
Cara Green- University of Houston
Nicole Feno from University of Nevada, Las Vegas
Siobhan from UCLA
00:36:34Jackie Cowan James
Jackie Cowan James from University of Oregon
We will open it up to questions shortly so if you have any questions please input to the chat or hop on when we open it up.
Is there any one from Georgia on the call?
How is it going?
Ginger DeCoursey - Azionaqua Swim Club (private seasonal pool in Indiana)
Stanford Aquatics just created a few short videos of why people should use kickboards, pullbuoys or paddles and what it helps…I know those things are to be used in the pool but it still gives information to people and helps for when they eventually come back… :)
00:55:01Morgan Munoz- Towson University, MD
Thanks for leading these meetings, you are doing a great job
Thank you for joining us Fares!!!!
Thank you Fares!
Fares, I appreciate your targeted approach and willingness to share with us. This is great, relevant information to kick start . Thank you so much.
Stanford University and the Bay Area is in Shelter in Place til May 30th now! But we are still working on a Contingency Plan with phases 1-5
Not being pressured to provide lessons, but some of us in Utah have been talking about doing parent assisted lessons with the instructor on deck
It doesn't seem like we can provide lessons safely at this time. there doesn't seem to be enough testing available... it would be very difficult to provide hands-on lessons at this time...
This is a free tool. https://www.signupgenius.com/
ECU talked about possibly having early morning hours for only seniors to safely workout. We have a large senior crowd that comes in the morning
Rebecca M, i believe that is what ARC is recommending for lessons as well
we may only be offering private lessons for learn to swim level 3 and up
That is the link for a shared document of IDEAS we have for reopening feel free to add your schools ideas!
I have heard about all swim lessons be held at “mom and me”. so instructor will lead the caregiver in how to teach the lessons
01:03:55UBC - Christine Saunders
Thanks for sharing Jennifer!
@erin hey! even with Georgia starting to open up, it looks like we are going to remain closed indefinitely. all classes are online this summer. we are starting to put together a feasibility plan of what opening up would look like
The Red Cross is not recommending teaching swim lessons while social distancing is still in place.
What adjustments are people making for lifeguards? How do rescues look under social distancing? Are you using hands only cpr for lay responders?
I had heard that the CDC will be putting out recommendations for swimming pools. Has anyone heard that?
I asked Red Cross what responding to emergencies looks like and they said that they haven't been sent any information out yet but they did share this resource: https://www.ilcor.org/covid-19 - this is more land based versus water
i would say unless we all get emergency oxygen and trained to administer it - i don’t see a safe way of providing air during CPR
This video gives some good reccomendations on care
Does anyone use Star Guard? I heard they are ok with training and rescues. As long as there are well checks at the door for participants and workers
This video gives some good recommendations on care:
Hi All! This is Kelley from NIRSA HQ. I wanted to share some resources from the American Red Cross, which is offering provisional certification courses, certification extensions, and more in response to COVID-19. More info here: https://nirsa.net/nirsa/portfolio-items/discounts-american-red-cross/
We ordered masks specifically designed for the water for our entire lifeguard staff.
ARC has issued guidance on teaching CPRO using social distancing and virtual learning approaches that can be used for the Lifeguarding courses. Guidelines for teaching LG is also in development but social distancing must be lifted to complete the in water skills portions.
01:14:04Jackie Cowan James
As Kathryn Dunn posted: https://www.facebook.com/StarGuardELITESGE/posts/3253246268070153
I highly recommend. There will be guidelines for reopening.
I was on a call with NC parks and rec and a health inspector was on there - not sure if it just NC but she was saying that pools would be likely opening in phases. phase one would be outdoor pools, phase 2 would be water attractions and phase 3 was indoor pools
For those who are going to require masks or coverings for staff, have you revised EAPs if you use whistles or will you not be requiring masks on tower?
we are thinking that guards on stand will not wear masks and we are going to block off a 6ft area around each stand that patrons cannot enter
Frances - We will be looking into revising the EAPs to accommodate whistle blows talking on the walkies etc. Not sure exactly what it looks like yet
‘Sick Protocol’ should be part of the phased planning process: What does facility and program response look like if a patron or staff gets sick. Yes to Frances, we also need to revise and eventually train on protocol if LG’s are wearing masks on tower. Dr. J Sampstrott has some good info on this.
you can get whistles that you squeeze and then don’t need to worry about blowing the whistle or changing while blows. they’re fairly loud.
most likely all staff will need to wear facemasks when we reopen. a few of us in our region brought up handheld whistles:
If you are going to reopen and mask your guards, will you shorten their rotations on stand?
Joshua- We will have to if we open over summer (we hit 115 at times).
Could come up with hand signals instead of whistles - similar to alert a deaf lifeguard if there were to be a drowning, need to rotate, etc.
I was thinking about 15min rotations instead of our normal 30min rotations… Not 100% sure yet though.
Our rotations are 20 min, so no
Anyone know what swimming in one of these masks is like? How easily will our staff be able to breath through them if they're soaked in water due to jumping in for a rescue?
Bob that is what I asked Francis!
They aren't bad. They are made from swimsuit material.
like getting water boarded lol
They were better than the cloth.
Remove before entering water. I doubt they would stay on through water entry anyways, just two loop straps around the ears.
For those that don't foresee re-opening in the near future as a possibility, what steps are you taking to cut costs at your facilities?
Does anyone one know of cheaper reusable masks? Budget is tighter now.
no because everyones budgets are cut
welts our budget for the year :(
We discussed only opening one of our pools at first and limited hours...
NC doctors of practices with lots of staff have something in place if someone works and then is sick, they are automatically ineligible to work for 2 weeks since their first day of symptoms to make sure symptoms subside/asymptomatic and not infect others. Can do this for staff, and could also implement this if a LG has to do a save. 2 weeks no work since the day of the save to make sure they don’t get symptoms
Here is another mask options https://covidmasksca.itemorder.com/sale?read_message=true
There are heak\lthcare guidelines that lifeguards have to adhere to
Thank you everyone!
Thank you for this headed to another meeting.
Thank you Roger. Have a good day
I am definitely interested in how programs plan to acquire cleaning and disinfectant!
Thank you! Lots of helpful info!
(great future thought :))
Thank you. Wash your hands!!!
Thanks everyone. Reach out if you need anything else!
great info! NIRSA Strong!
Thank you guys for hosting this roundtable
thank you all. Very thoughtful discussion.
I echo Brenna's discussion point. After tomorrow's broader call, I'd like to circle-back to smaller group and get into specifics of re-opening and logistics.
Great job y’all!!!
thanks. wonderfully facilitated and great discussion. thanks everyone.
what is the document called that NIRSA is managing regarding reopening?
We will see if we can host another one about re-opening! Thanks Ian and Brenna!