Our Response to COVID-19
Our COVID-19 Safety Video
Please watch in preparation for coming to Swim Lessons
United States Swim School Association survey finds no COVID-19 transmission occurring in swim schools nationwide.
The Pool Is Open
"Based on our recent survey of our swim school membership, 38,398 students have been swimming weekly for an average of 4 weeks. Those schools have had 1,959 staff currently working. While there have been 43 cases of COVID-19 positive exposures within swim school facilities, NOT ONE case has been traced back to a swim school.
We are finding that while students or staff may contract COVID-19 outside of the school, from family members or attending a party with friends, they are not found to be passing it along to those they have come in contact with while at the swim school before they knew they were positive. It would seem the health and safety precautions swim schools have put in place have been working.”
United States Swim School Association Member Survey
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Modified Services Offered
1-on-1 Swim Lessons
1-on-1 Swim Lessons have been approved as part of our opening with the following modifications:
Swim Instructors must stay 6 feet apart from each other at all times.
Swim Instructors will wear a plastic face shield while teaching.
Only 6 swim instructors will teach concurrently time during phase 1.5. Typically we have between 9 and 12 instructor teaching concurrently. Thus, available lesson spots are very limited. However, until the physical distancing requirements are removed we will be operating at half capacity for the foreseeable future.
We are suspending our Ongoing Lesson Memberships until further notice. See more information below.
Each Swim Instructor will have their own designated 6 foot-wide space in the pool to teach. Look for your instructor's A-frame for pool entry and exit. We are using both sides of the pool to provide greater distance between instructors.
Each swimmer may be accompanied by only 1 adult to maintain restricted capacity.
There will be no free swim area available.
Swimmers may arrive 15 minutes prior to lesson time to change and will have 15 minutes after lessons to change prior to exiting the building.
Health Officials Requirements
No showers available
No towel service
Limit of 50% of facility capacity allowed in Phase 2.
Participants must sanitize hands upon entry into the facility and restroom areas.
Strongly recommended to wear masks. Masks should not be worn in the pool.
Stroke development classes for our Dolphin and Whale level swimmers are now available!
Mondays - 6:30 pm
Tuesdays - 5 pm, 5:30 pm and 6:30 pm
Thursdays - 6 pm and 6:30 pm
Single class - $25
4 pack - $88
Private and Commercial pool rental is available with the following restrictions:
Non-Quarantine groups must be 5 people or less (including the instructor)
Quarantine groups of up to 12 people may use the pool.
Private Pool Rental is $175 per hour for an exclusive pool rental or $60 for a 45 minute shared pool rental. (Price includes lifeguards)
Renters must follow all SNS COVID-19 policies and procedures.
Birthday parties may rent the pool provided the follow the current phase's capacity numbers and follow Safe N Sound Swimming's COVID-19 policies and procedures.
No SNS staff are available to to provide hosted birthday party services are available at this time.
Commercial Pool Rental is $95 per hour with 2 hour minimum. (no lifeguards provided).
Must have own professional liability insurance and provide Safe N Sound with a COI.
Renters must follow all of SNS policies and procedures.
We will be offering a modified summer camp season from July 6th - August 28th. Camp capacity and programming has been adjusted to meet current state and county health official recommendations along with recommendations from the American Camp Association.
See our Camp Website for more information.
Current Services Not Offered During CVOID-19 Outbreak
Ongoing Lesson Packs
We will only offer our Pay-As-You-Go (PayG) Lessons until further notice. A Membership fee of $16.50 per month will be required plus the cost of the PayG lesson. Lessons can be purchased and booked in blocks of 4 or 8 or as a single lesson.
We recognize in these unprecedented times that cancellations may occur; even last minute. Cancellations are expensive and given that we have lost 3 months of revenues, we ask our clients to be patient and try to provide as much notice as possible when cancelling. We will do our best to reschedule and work with you but we may not be able to credit you the full amount of the lesson.
No Free Swim Area
Swimmers will not have access to a free swim area until physical distancing requirements are removed.
Due to physical distancing requirements family swim has been cancelled until further notice.
American Red Cross has suspended all Lifeguard certification courses until further notice.
Swim Instructor Courses
Swim Instructor Certification courses are suspended until further notice.
COVID-19 Re-Opening Plan
Safe N Sound Swimming has created a comprehensive COVID-19 Response Plan as required by Washington State Health Officials.
Highlights of our Response Plan include:
Our response plan includes health screening procedures for staff and clients, hygiene practices, physical distancing guidelines, mitigation procedures to minimize the spread and recovery procedures should a confirmed case of COVID-19 affect our staff or facility.
First, A Safe Swim School starts at home. If you or your swimmer exhibits signs of illness, we ask that you stay home and keep everyone safe. We are required to perform a health screening of everyone that enters the building.
Each day, our staff will be screened including the taking of their temperature. They will also fill out a questionnaire that lists the common symptoms of COVID-19.
While we won’t be requiring temperature checks form our clients, we do ask that you also check temperatures and review the list of symptoms prior to coming for lessons.
Hand washing, sanitization and wearing of face masks are two important ingredients in keeping everyone healthy and safe in our facility.
Hand sanitization is required by the Washington State Department of Health for anyone entering our facility. Hand Sanitation stations will be available at the entry and exit points of the building.
Face Masks are required for all staff (except when in the pool). We HIGHLY encourage swimmers and clients to also wear face masks while in the facility.
Face Masks should not be worn in the pool.
As we all know by now, 6 feet apart helps to minimize the spread of the Coronavirus.
Our swim instructors will have designated areas in the pool to maintain this physical separation while teaching.
Benches attached to the wall will be reserved for one quarantine group (family) per bench regardless of the size of the bench.
Deck Chairs will also be set at least 6 feet apart to provide safe seating in the pool area.
Safe N Sound Swimming is making every effort to keep our facility clean and safe and mitigate the chance of an outbreak or exposure to the Coronavirus in our facility. As such, we are increasing our cleaning routines, providing disinfectants to wipe down frequently touched surfaces, closing certain parts of our facility to the public and creating traffic flows to minimize crowding.
The facility will be disinfected each day prior to clients and swimmers entering the facility. In addition high touch areas such as doors, counter-tops, benches, sinks, faucets and toilets will have disinfectant supplies available for use at anytime. Staff will frequently clean these areas throughout our operating hours.
Due to State Department of Health recommendations, the following facility modifications are currently in place:
All showers are closed until further notice.
Towel service is discontinued.
Vending Machines unavailable.
There will be no front desk staff available until further notice. Clients are encouraged to contact our Client Experience team via email (scheduling@SNSswim.com or by calling us at 206-285-9279 or using our online tools).
The East-end of the pool area will be closed to seating. Clients may still use the changing area located in this area.
In the event there is a confirmed case of COVID-19 in the facility, Safe N Sound will implement the following procedures:
Send any staff or clients home that may be in the facility and exhibiting symptoms of COVID-19.
Clear and cordon off the contaminated area for 24 hours.
Disinfect contaminated area with CDC approved cleaning and disinfecting products
Inform any potential staff or clients that may have come in contact with the confirmed case.
Protect staff and client health privacy by not disclosing personally identifiable information in accordance with HIPPA regulations.
Work with County and State Health officials to implement any further action required based on the case details.
Please see our comprehensive COVID-19 Response Plan for complete details.