Due to growing concerns about the coronavirus outbreak in San Francisco and the Bay Area, we want to let our swimmers know that, as of now, we are following the recommendations from the City and County of San Francisco, California and U.S. Health Organizations to determine and evaluate the dates of our upcoming scheduled events. We are also evaluating our upcoming training program sessions, as long they are conducted outdoors and under 25 participants, following strict social restrictions to avoid propagating any infection of the virus among swimmers by keeping the recommended distance from one another. While we hope to continue seeing you at our weekly Water World swims, your participation should be left to your own discretion and will require signing a waiver assuring to the rest of the swimmers you have not being sick or had fever on the last 48 hours previous to your swim participation.
That being said, we urge anyone who is feeling sick or experiencing any symptoms to stay home and would direct you to resources such as https://sf.gov/topics/coronavirus-covid-19 for more information. We also strongly encourage everyone, regardless of whether or not you’re experiencing any symptoms, to practice good personal hygiene: wash your hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds frequently throughout the day, use hand sanitizer when soap and water aren’t available, keep your distance from others, avoid touching your face, and cover your own coughs or sneezes with the inside of your elbow (and not the palm of your hand!).
We will inform you if there are any changes on our end. Stay healthy out there!
The Water World Swim Directors