2020-21 Piranha Return to the Pool


Dear Swimmers and Parents:

Good news!!  I have received approval to start regular practices with a maximum of 4 swimmers (like we did in the fall) on Tuesday January 19th.  The Google Doc sign-ups have been updated and the schedule will be posted shortly (schedules for each group can also be found on the sign-ups.)



Before you travel to the Y
  • Make sure your membership is current.
  • 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
  • Sign the YMCA’s on-line waiver.
    • Found at the bottom of the above link.
  • Anyone who has traveled to any of the states on the State of CT Covid States list MUST quarantine for 14 days before coming back to practice OR get tested and have a negative result.
  • Bring your face covering.
  • Wear your suit to the Y.
  • Make sure you have your goggles and cap (if you wear one).
    • Coaches CANNOT give you either.

Entering the YMCA

  • Everyone entering the Y MUST be a member or enrolled in a program.
    • Parents of Swimmers can enter the Y and watch practice, more details below.
    • If you don’t have any of the above, you may need to stop at the front desk.
    • It will be a self check-in and check out process at the front desk, NOT the check-in desk to the left as you walk in.
  • 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 or have a Doctors note explaining why you are exempt.
  • 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

  • Swimmers will 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.
  • Swimmers are permitted to use the All Ages Locker rooms before or after practice.
    • Face coverings MUST be worn at all times in the locker room unless showering.
    • Showers MUST be short and sweet.
    • As the weather allows I encourage swimmers to continue to arrive and leave in their suits.
    • A coach will not be in the locker room to monitor.
  • Swim bags will continue to be brought on deck and stored up against the wall behind the lane and at the end of the pool you are starting.
    • Lanes and swimmer configuration may be changed by the attendant on site.
  • No sitting in chairs or bleachers.  Basically touch as little as possible.
  • Towel service is suspended.  You must bring your own.
  • Always maintain 6 feet of social distance except for siblings and households.


  • Swimmers will need to sign-up for each day via Google Docs, links listed below.   A new Google Doc will be posted each week.
    • You will need to download the Google Doc app if you haven’t already.
  • An on-line waiver must be signed – NO WAIVER – NO SWIM.
    • Waiver at the bottom of the above link.
    • No paper waivers will be accepted.
  • One swimmer per lane.
  • Bathrooms are for emergencies only.  
  • Swimmers will wear face coverings for as long as possible before they start practice and put it on as soon as possible after.
  • NO sharing of anything of any kind except between siblings and households.  
  • Always maintain 6 feet of social distance except for siblings and households.


  • Parents will be allowed to watch/enter the Y regardless of membership.
  • All Parents MUST adhere to all the above protocols for entering and patronizing the Y; questionnaire, distancing, face covering, etc.
    • Every time you enter the Y.
  • If entering, we ask that only one adult per household watch/enter the Y for pick-up/drop-off.
  • No seating in the lobby will be available, stand room only.


  • 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.
  • Staff CANNOT hand out caps or goggles or anything for that matter.
  • All staff will maintain 6 feet of social distance, always.

Practice Sign-in Sheets

Swim Schedule.

  • See sign-ups for schedule