Return to WIATC Aquatic Protocol
FOOT TRAFFIC AT WIATC
Masks are mandatory when
not in the water, on deck and throughout the building.
West doors (Bruce
Avenue) will open 10 minutes prior to start of your practice time.
West doors will be
locked 5 minutes after the start of your practice time.
WEST swimmers are to
line up against the wall and keep 2 meter (6ft) spacing between swimmers.
Please follow the RED &
BLUE arrows on the floor.
Entrance to the pool is
off the lobby.
Remove your street
footwear prior to stepping over the yellow floor marking.
View the display board
to see what pool you are swimming in, follow the arrow.
Place your clothes on
the chair labelled with your lane number.
Masks are the last item
removed before entering the lane.
Don your mask.
Towel yourself off, put
on clothes, and exit through the Family Change Room.
Follow the red and blue
arrows to exit out the North (front) doors.
Washroom use is for
There is no changing in
the washroom or throughout the change room.
There is no shower use
in the change room.
We have created the
following Training Guide to help our WEST staff and athletes navigate
new return to training
procedures. We recognize this is different from our 'usual' process and we
thank you for ensuring you closely follow these steps so that we can start
to re-open and continue in-water training.
These guidelines will be
updated as needed as new information becomes available, and communicated to
all WEST staff and athletes.
WEST Session Training
All staff and athletes have received education
regarding best practices related to the prevention of COVID 19 transmission
including but not limited to: COVID screening, signs and symptoms, hand
hygiene, physical distancing and physical contact recommendations to prevent
All WEST athletes and staff must:
1. Have completed the acknowledgment and assumption of risk form. This must
provided to WEST operations
before your training session. If this form is not received,
you will not be able to participate in training.
If the coach falls ill or is unable to attend a
practice, the practices will be suspended until their return. No other coach
is permitted to take the group as cohering applies here. If the coach is
unable to return, a new coach will be assigned to the group.
Athletes will line up 2m
apart, outside the facility until they are ushered in. They will then
proceed to the viewing area door where they are to leave their outdoor
footwear and put on deck shoes. Then proceed to your designated chair where
you will leave your clothing and mask and wait until the coach directs you
to your lane.
2. Upon entering training
(a) Be wearing a mask or face covering at all times except when
participating in in-water
routine hand hygiene with hand sanitizer for a minimum of 20 seconds upon
(c) Follow the principles of "Arrive - Train - Depart" during re-opening
3. WEST staff will complete
attendance logs for each training session.
to strict physical distancing measures. Athletes and coaches shall remain a
2m apart when entering and
exiting recreation facilities, while on deck and in the water.
5. Athlete activation must take
place prior to the scheduled training session. Athletes are
to arrive no earlier than 5 minutes prior to the start of their training
session to limit congregating
6. No WEST athletes will attend a
training session if they feel unwell, or exhibit even mild
symptoms of cold/flu.
Athletes, coaches and staff must answer 'NO' to all of the following
question prior to attending
training session at a City of Windsor facility:
(a) Do you
have any symptoms of: cough, shortness of breath, chest pain, difficulty
fever, chills, repeated shaking with chills, abnormal muscle pain, headache,
painful swallowing, runny nose (not related to allergies), new loss of taste
(b) Have you
been in contact with or cared for someone with COVID-19?
(c) Have you
returned from a trip outside the country within the last two weeks?
** Anyone who
responds 'YES' to any of the above questions will not
participate in the training session, return home immediately, and follow up
with their primary care provider to consider the appropriateness of further
investigations. The athlete or staff member may not return until receiving
clearance from the physician, and if a test for COVID-19 , was completed, a
negative test result will be required.
Training Protocol for Positive Test:
If any athlete or staff test positive for
COVID-19, the following steps must be taken:
The athlete is removed from the training group
Team training will be suspended and all team members are placed in
The local public health authority will provide further management
recommendations which may include further test and arrange for contact
Swim Ontario with the name and SNC # of the swimmer/s who tested positive.
Any further members who develop symptoms will
be referred to the appropriate public health authority or help-line for
guidance on testing and appropriate management
Team training could resume if:
All team members undergo self-isolation for 14
days and no other member has developed symptoms.
All team members are cleared to return to group training by their
physician in accordance with Provincial guidelines.
8. Athletes will enter Windsor
International Aquatic and Training Center via the North entrance
and be escorted
by a coach to the lobby viewing entrance where they will leave their outdoor
put on deck shoes.
9. Athletes will not use WIATC change rooms
during the phased re-opening and are to arrive in
suit with a minimum of training equipment. WIATC washrooms are available for
coaching staff will communicate in advance planned workouts. On deck white
are not to be
used at this time and athletes may print their workout and bring to the
11. Adhering to physical distancing
of 2m, athletes will then proceed directly to their assigned
chair on the pool deck
where they can leave their belongings and wait for their coach's lane
this, they will remove their face mask to be left with their belongings
make their way
to their lane.
(a) Do not pause
on lane ropes to chat with your lane neighbor.
(b) Do not share
(c) Do not share any water bottles
completion of the training session, athletes will exit the water in a
staggered method to
14. Each athlete will quickly towel
dry, retrieve all training equipment, don their face mask and
exit the facility avoiding change rooms.
WEST coach and athlete will perform hand hygiene upon exiting WIATC
return home to
shower and change.
16. WEST athletes are to clean their
training equipment once returning home