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Written By Ink Free News / Sports on Tuesday, June 30, 2020

The Warsaw Community Pool will welcome back swimmers on July 6. InkFreeNews file photo by Mike Deak

WARSAW – The Warsaw Community Pool is set to reopen on July 6, and with it, the school has issued several levels of guidelines to provide a safe and enjoyable place to swim. Warsaw laid out its plan for the reopen, listed below.

2020 Open Swim Guidelines


  • We ask that you do a self-screen before coming to our facility.
    • If you are experiencing any COVID – 19 symptoms listed below over the past 24 hours or at the present time, we will ask that you excuse yourself from our facility.
      • New loss of taste or smell
      • Temperature of 100.4 or higher
      • Cough
      • Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
      • Chills
      • Muscle pain
      • Headache
      • Sore throat
      • Nausea/vomiting
      • Diarrhea
  • You will check in at the front desk upon your arrival.
    • A series of questions will be asked:
      • Do you have any of these symptoms (listed above)
      • Have you had an exposure to COVID – 19
      • Have you traveled somewhere
    • We will be paying with cash transactions only.
    • You will be asked to sit with your family in a designated area in the bleacher seating until pool becomes open.
    • Face masks are recommended.
    • Locker rooms will be closed along with showers and drinking fountains, so please arrive with your suit on.
    • Restrooms will remain open but under a time limit.
    • Please practice social distancing from other families using our facility as well
  • By choosing to enter our facility, you are fully aware of the dangers of contracting COVID – 19.


Open Swim Time

  • Our facility will run at 50% bather load allowing only 60 people max in our facility at one time.This will allow for proper social distancing while enjoying time with your family in the pool.
    • 48 people in the lap pool
    • 12 people in the dive well
  • Restrooms will remain open, but there will be a time limit.
  • Lifeguards and an Emergency response team will be on duty to ensure your safety.
  • Once out of the pool it is recommended that you wear a face covering.
  • No equipment will be used from our facility, however, you are welcome to bring your own.
    • For example: kickboard, fins, goggles, or pull bouy



  • Once you exit the pool, it is recommended to maintain 6 feet of social distancing from others, place face coverings on, and exit our facility.
    • Locker rooms and showers are closed – no changing will take place here
  • You will be held responsible for washing your hands as well as any objects that you brought with you to our facility.
  • Once facility is clear,lifeguards and custodians will do a deep clean.


Daily Self-Assessment

Please do the following at home before you come:

Do you have:

  • Loss of smell or taste, or a change in taste
  • Headache
  • Fever (or fever-like symptoms) – alternating chills or sweating
  • Cough
  • Trouble breathing or shortness of breath
  • Chills or repeated shaking
  • Muscle aches
  • Sore throat
  • Diarrhea


Exposure to COVID – 19

  1. Have you been within 6 feet for 10 minutes or more of someone that has been tested or is scheduled to be tested for COVID – 19?
  2. Have you been in direct contact with the secretions (i.e. fluids from a sneeze or a cough) of someone that has been tested or is scheduled to be tested for

COVID-19 in the past 14 days?


  1. Have you traveled to any country, state, or location where COVID-19 has sustained widespread community transmission in the past 14 days?


If the answer is yes or you do not know if COVID-19 is widespread, please contact Matt Binkerd, Warsaw High School’s Athletic Director, at 574-267-3162.

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