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2021 Season

Lopatcong Swim Team Goals:

  1. Be Safe, Diligent, Resilient
  2. Transition to pre-pandemic activities
  3. Maintain flexibility in responding to CDC & PA COVID guidelines

According to current Pennsylvania and CDC guidelines, vaccinated individuals may return to pre-pandemic activities, whereas unvaccinated individuals should continue with masking and social distancing. This is largely on an individual family basis for compliance when choosing to be involved in activities. Further, as a recreational team, we may only run minimally restrictive swim practices if we organize a vaccinated training cohort which remains separate from our unvaccinated cohorts.

As a result, Group "A" is our designated vaccinated cohort for 13/above aged swimmers. The Lopatcong Swim Team expects each swimmer in this group to be vaccinated prior to the start of their participation. We will not be verifying vaccination cards, but instead relying upon family compliance to ensure their swimmer's safety on this matter. Please contact Coach Drake if you have any questions or concerns.

Groups "B" and "C"  are unvaccinated or mixed vaccinated groups; therefore, COVID mitigation procedures will be strictly enforced. 

  • All Training Groups: Health Screening & Check-in required.
  • Training Group A Less COVID restrictions; vaccinated cohort; ages 13/above only. We will maintain cohort separation from other training groups, swimmers will only be kept at three feet distance from each other (about one arm's length), masks will not be required, and there is no maximum per swimmer lane requirement.
  • Training Group B: COVID mitigation enforced; ages 8 - 14. Masks required on deck for athletes and coaches when closer than 6 feet. Designated areas for each athlete to store their belongings, with foot traffic flow in one direction. In the pool, a minimum of 6 feet will be required and no masks while swimming (2-5 swimmers per lane maximum to maintain distance requirements), and exhaling into the water while resting. We will maintain cohort separation.
  • Training Group C: COVID mitigation enforced; ages 10/Under. Masks required on deck for athletes and coaches when closer than 6 feet. Designated areas for each athlete to store their belongings, with foot traffic flow in one direction. In the pool, a minimum of 6 feet will be required and no masks while swimming (2-5 swimmers per lane maximum to maintain distance requirements), and exhaling into the water while resting. We will maintain cohort separation.
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