The number one goal for Goldfish Swim School has always been (and still is) safety – both in and out of the water. They have taken great pride in their cleanliness and safety of their swim schools even before the global pandemic. Now, as they are opening schools again each individually owned and operated school is working with their local health authorities to ensure the safest environment for students, families and staff.
The Safer. Stronger. Together. initiative is a safety protocol followed by each of the schools. You can find the entire initiative here, but the main components are:
Face masks are required when not in the water.
Instructors wear clear face shields.
Students are separated by plastic shields while waiting for their turn
Before entering, students and staff will assess their health. If any symptoms are present, they will need to schedule a makeup session.
Chairs are spaced for spectators to watch and wait at an appropriate social distance.
Students in the pool will be spaced from classmates and teachers.
Only one adult is allowed per child.
Cleaning Protocols and Shared Amenities
Increase in cleaning and santitizing of high traffic areas.
Showers and bathing suit dryers are not in use.
Students are asked to arrive wearing swim clothes.
Some retail items will not be available and cashless transactions are offered.
Goldfish Swim School CEO & Co-Founder, Chris McCuiston, shared, “The last few months have been a challenge, but together we stayed separate, we stayed strong, we stayed safe – and now it’s time to reunite and dive back in….our teams are making sure our reopening plans are all-encompassing, so that we can continue to educate and teach water safety. This year has been incredibly challenging for families, businesses and communities alike. And for a while, it seemed as though many aspects of life were on pause, but water safety is one thing that cannot wait – which is why we are grateful to have the opportunity to start safely reopening our schools.”