2020 Masters Return to the Pool

Before you travel to the Y

  • Make sure you are registered for the current Masters session.  If you are not, you will be stopped at the door.
  • If you are sick STAY HOME.
    • Err on the side of caution.
    • Anyone who has a temperature 100.4 or over must be fever free for 72 hours before returning to the Y
  • Bring your face covering.
  • I highly recommend wearing your suit to the Y and avoiding the locker rooms if you can.
    • Locker rooms are open and there is a limited number of lockers available but only one shower for rinsing before entering the pool.

Entering the YMCA

  • Everyone entering the Y MUST be a member or enrolled in a program as a member or non-member.  
    • It will be a self check-in process at the front desk, NOT the check-in desk to the left as you walk in.
    • No drop-ins or guests will be allowed to swim with the Masters.  This may change if we have room.
  • Before entering you will be need to stop at a kiosk  to answer questions about your health.
  • Everyone will enter and exit the Y through the same front double slider doors, but there will be directional arrows showing which way is the entry lane and which is the exit lane.
  • Anyone who enters the Y MUST sanitize/wash hands upon entry and exit.
  • Anyone who enters the Y MUST wear a face covering and keep face covering on while in the facility.
  • Anyone who enters the Y MUST must maintain 6 feet of social distance at all times except with household family members.

Entering/While on Deck

  • Enter the pool through the Special Needs/Family locker room and exit through the lobby door.
  • Everyone will move around the deck in a counter-clockwise manner, there will be arrows on the pool deck showing direction.
  • Face coverings will be worn as long as possible before practice and put on as soon as possible after practice.
  • Swim bags will be brought on deck and stored up against the wall behind the lane and at the end of the pool you are starting.
  • Towel service is suspended.  You must bring your own.
  • Always maintain 6 feet of social distance except for siblings and households.


  • We are allowed 4 swimmers per lane starting at opposite ends and the flags at each end.  
  • You can bring your personal equipment bags and limited boards and buoys are available at the Y.  
  • Swimmers will wear face coverings for as long as possible before they start practice and put it on as soon as possible after.
  • Water fountain in the pool is not functioning and only the bottle refilling are functional on the other fountains in the building.  
  • NO sharing of anything of any kind except between siblings and households.  
  • Always maintain 6 feet of social distance except for siblings and households.


  • All staff has taken/attended on-line Covid-19 safety and sanitation training.
  • All staff will go through same Y entry protocol as members.
  • All staff will wear face coverings while coaching on deck and in all areas of the Y.
  • All staff will help sanitize/clean pool after each practice.
  • Coaches CANNOT hand out caps or goggles or anything for that matter.
  • All staff will maintain 6 feet of social distance, always.

Practice Schedule