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Posted on: July 14, 2020

[ARCHIVED] COVID Safety Measures

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Recent statewide orders have prohibited all indoor programming at this time.  After careful consideration and planning the City of Temecula Community Services Department is pleased to begin offering limited outdoor programs to the community.  These programs and activities have been designed to take place while maintaining the proper safety guidelines set forth from the State of California. In addition, class sizes have been reduced and new cleaning protocols have been put into place at each facility.  When attending these programs participants will agree to the following: 

  • Practice required social distancing 
  • Agree to Temperature Screening
  • Follow proper instructions for use of face masks 
  • Not attend programs if participant is feeling ill
  • Follow all facility and staff member instructions related to COVID safety procedures 

Registration is now available online for the below outdoor activities at temeculaca.gov/tcsd

  • Summer Youth Swim Lessons
  • Lap Swim
  • Public Swim
  • Aquatics Classes 
  • Tennis Classes
  • Pickle ball Classes
  • Tennis Summer Camp
  • Cheer Summer Camp

The following describes specific safety measures put in place at Aquatic Facilities to reduce the spread of COVID-19.  These practices were put in place following recommendations from the CDC, the American Red Cross, Riverside County Health, the State of California, USA Swimming, and best practices across the industry.

Pool Facility Rules and Guidelines

  • All swimmers will be required to participate in a temperature screening before entering the facility including the pool area.
  • All swimmers are required to wear a mask when in the facility until entering the pool.  Masks can be left in the designated staging area.
  • Restrooms and on-deck showers will be available for use.  The locker room area and indoor showers will be closed for the time being.
  • Separate entrance and exit at each facility.  Look for the blue "Entrance" banner to enter the pool area and once on deck, look for the "Exit" banner. The TES facility will have specific entrance and exit times rather than separate entrance and exit gates.
  • You are encouraged to enter the facility and leave the facility in your swimsuit to minimize contact with frequent touchpoints.

Lap Swim Rules and Guidelines

  • Only one swimmer will be allowed in each lane. 
  • Swimmers must reserve their lane ahead of time. Click here.
  • Swimmers will wait in designated staging areas until their reserved time begins.
  • Swimmers must exit the pool promptly at the end of their reserved time.
  • Swimmers who are more than 5 minutes late for their reserved time may have to forfeit their lane.
  • Refunds will not be given if a swimmer misses their reserved time.
  • Drop-in swimmers who did not reserve a lane will be allowed to swim in an unreserved lane on a first-come-first-serve basis.
  • Drop-in swimmers must sign-in and pay for their lane (with exact change or check) before entering the water.
  • It is recommended to reserve a lane as lane availability for drop-in swimmers will be extremely limited.

Water Exercise Rules and Guidelines

  • There will be a strict maximum capacity for each class.  Each participant will be assigned a location in the pool where they will stay for the class.
  • At CRC, there will be a Shallow Water Class and a Deep Water Class occurring at the same time.  You must register for a specific class. Switching classes on the day of will not be allowed.
  • Participants must register for the updated Water Exercise Classes. Click here.
  • Participants will wait in designated staging areas until their reserved time begins.
  • Participants must exit the pool promptly at the end of their class/workout time.
  • Refunds will not be given for a missed class/workout.
  • Drop-in swimmers will not be allowed.

Public Swim Rules and Guidelines

  • Swimmers must reserve their spot ahead of time. Click here.
  • Swimmers will need to maintain a minimum of 6 feet separation between other swimmers while on the deck and in the water.
  • Swimmers must exit the pool promptly at the end of the Public Swim time.
  • Swimmers who are more than 15 minutes late for their reserved time may have to forfeit their spot.
  • Refunds will not be given if a swimmer misses their reserved time.
  • It is recommended to reserve a spot as availability for drop-in swimmers will be extremely limited.

Swim Lessons Rules and Guidelines

  • There will be a strict maximum capacity for each class.  
  • One parent/guardian will be required to be in the water for each lesson. 
  • Instructors will be present on deck instructing students and parents in skills, while parents will be working 1-on-1 with their child.  
  • Classes will be set-up and conducted so that all participants are at least 6-8 feet apart.
  • Participants will wait in designated staging areas until their class begins.
  • Participants must exit the pool promptly at the end of their class.
  • Refunds will not be given for a missed class.

Any further questions or concerns please call the Community Services Department at (951) 694-6480.

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