After an eventful year, we are tremendously excited to kick off our 2021 summer swim season!
The COVID-19 landscape appears to be significantly improved from a year ago and current public health orders reflect that. Specifically, we will follow the latest mandates, guidance and recommendations from Colorado Governor Polis, Tri-County Health Department and the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). As these guidelines evolve, we will adapt our team activities accordingly.
- On May 16, 2021, the Tri-County Health Department (TCHD) moved Arapahoe County to Level Clear on the Simplified Dial, entering the Phase 2 Observation Period of the Public Health Order Simplified COVID-19 Dial issued in April. . In Level Clear, there are no local restrictions on outdoor events, and the counties will enter a 90-day Observation Period during which businesses, schools, restaurants and other facilities will be able to open at 100 percent capacity. There are no further restrictions beyond the state’s mask-wearing requirements for indoor spaces and any state public health orders still in effect.
- State Masking Order: The mask-wearing requirement for Colorado was amended in Executive Order D 2021 103 on May 14, 2021.
Under the current guidelines, face masks are no longer required in the pool area during swim team activities, although masks are encouraged for unvaccinated individuals.
Please remain vigilant....
COVID-19 symptoms & exposures:
- Any athlete or staff member experiencing COVID-19 symptoms should stay home (except to get medical care) and follow guidelines from the Tri-County Health Department.
- The individual should immediately self-isolate and inform a Piranhas staff member so that we can perform contact tracing within the team and notify those potentially exposed.
- We will maintain team rosters and be prepared to support local public health contact tracing efforts if exposures occur.
- There will be no penalty for missing practice and if an athlete, or any member of their family, does not feel well, they should refrain from attending team activities.
Before Practice and Arriving at the Pool:
- Before heading to the pool, please:
- Watch for symptoms!
- Athletes should not come to practice if they or anyone with whom they reside:
- Are exhibiting any symptoms of the coronavirus: mild to severe respiratory illness with fever, cough and difficulty breathing, or other symptoms identified by the CDC.
- Have been in contact with someone who has tested positive for COVID-19 in the last 14 days.
- Change into swimsuit and use the restroom at home, to minimize use of our indoor facilities.
- Wash hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.
- Bring a full water bottle as there will be no community water fountain available. Restroom sinks should only be used for washing hands, not for the filling of water bottles.
- Swimmers should arrive 10 minutes prior to the start of each practice and check in at the front gate.
We understand that not all families will feel comfortable returning to organized swim practices at this time. Your participation is of course welcome but optional, and we understand and support any decisions you make on returning to practices. Each family should do what it feels is in its own best interest. Thank you in advance for your understanding and support.
Any questions should be addressed to the Head Coach or the Preserve Piranhas Swim Team Board.
A final word as we embark on this special season….
We wish to thank the members of The Preserve Homeowners Association for their continuous support. As stewards of the swim team program, we implore all team members to respect our hosts, their outstanding facility, and the opportunity we’ve been given to enjoy another wonderful swim season.