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Since the introduction of British Columbia’s Restart plan clubs, coaches, swimmers, and our collective membership have been anticipating what a return to our sport might look like, and what would be entailed in securing the safety of our members and the public. As more information has become available, the major governing bodies involved with determining what is necessary for a return to sport have compiled comprehensive reports and guidelines to help you get back in the pool. Please note that each of these documents have been updated frequently as new information comes to light and may continue to be updated and amended in the future.
- Swim BC’s Return to Swimming Guidelines are available here. Please take the time to become familiar with this document before considering restarting club or coaching activities.
- Swimming Canada’s Return to Swimming Resource Document can be found here.
- viaSport’s Return to Sport Guidelines for BC can be found here and is an excellent resource for multisport athletes and coaches.
- BC Recreation and Parks Association’s Recreation and Parks Sector Guideline for Restarting Operations is your best resource for reopening swimming facilities and can be found here.
Please note that, by order of the Provincial Health Office, no club training activity can be conducted without a Return to Sport plan that has been approved by the club’s Board of Directors at a Board meeting and that appears in the society’s minutes as approved. This means any in-person, coach-led, club sanctioned and/or authorized activity, whether it be land-based, pool, or open water. Any activities occurring without an approved Return to Sport plan are unsanctioned and thus not covered by member insurance.