Safe Re-Opening

Update effective 7/1/2021: Now that Washington is fully re-open, Waterbabies has lifted many of the previous COVID-19 restrictions (which have now been removed from the below info.) The following information has been updated to reflect CURRENT guidelines still in place.

Please read the information below prior to attending lessons. (Of course, everything is subject to change based on updated guideline recommendations from the Governor and the CDC.)

SAFER FACILITY (RENTON)

UPDATE effective 6/26/21: The front entrance has now re-opened (rear entry no longer required.) Locker rooms are now re-opened for normal use.

Masks Required: Masks must be worn by everyone over 6 years old while in the facility (except when in the water.) This includes everyone who has been vaccinated.

Make-ups, Open Swims & Parties: All extra swim opportunities are suspended at this time. 

Suspended Amenities: To reduce the spread of germs, we are suspending access to books, toys, hair dryers, swim gear loaners, and the playroom.

Personal Belongings: Please label and keep track of all your belongings. 

Online Portals: Our easy-to-use parent portal enables parents to view their schedules, manage their accounts, and more – thus reducing face-to-face contact with staff. 

SAFER FAMILIES

Family Self-Assessment: In an effort to reduce the risk of COVID-19 exposure and to help prevent the spread of the virus, you may not attend swim lessons if you are currently experiencing any COVID-19 symptoms or if you have had any recent exposure to the COVID-19 virus.

If any of the following apply to you, please notify the office as soon as possible and do not come to class:

      • You are currently, or experienced within the last 14 days,  fever, cough, or shortness of breath.
      • You have had close contact with a person who has tested positive for COVID-19 within the last 14 days.
      • You have tested positive for COVID-19 in the last 14 days.

Face Coverings: Required for everyone over the age of 6 years old, even if vaccinated (except when in the water.)

Touchless Check-In: Arrive no more than 15 minutes before your scheduled lesson. Prior to entry, all guests will be safely checked-in and temperature screened by a staff member. After check-in, use the available hand sanitizer.

No Loaners: Make sure you have everything you need before you arrive. This includes the required cloth swim diaper for ALL children under 5 years old (whether potty-trained or not), swim cap for everyone with hair longer than their ears, swim goggles (if applicable), swim fins (if applicable), and towels. REMINDER: We will have a limited stock of swim diapers, caps & goggles available for purchase if you forget something; however no loaners will be available.

SAFER STAFF

Vaccinated Staff: Our staff is fully COVID-19 vaccinated.

Symptom Checklist: Anyone on our team that is experiencing any COVID-19 symptoms must stay home. A list of symptoms as outlined by the CDC will be made available and reviewed before every shift.

Personal Protective Equipment: All staff will wear cloth face masks, plastic face shields and gloves, where applicable. In addition to carrying their normal safety equipment, our lifeguards will be equipped with the Seal Easy CPR mask equipped with an antiviral insert.

No Sharing of Equipment: Each instructor will be assigned an area with his/her own equipment, which will be swapped out and cleaned after each lesson by a dedicated cleaner. In addition to standard personal protective equipment (PPE), lifeguards will not share any equipment (rescue tube, hip pack, whistle) during a shift and will sanitize the equipment prior to the next shift.