Coronavirus and Swimming: What You Need to Know… What’s changed since March and how that might impact your swimming?
by Elaine K Howley, July 27, 2020
When the World Health Organization declared the novel coronavirus outbreak a pandemic in mid-March, swimming stopped for a lot of us. Pools around the country closed, and as of late July, only some have reopened, and many are operating in a much-reduced capacity. New protocols have been instituted to help keep swimmers safe, and each facility is approaching its reopening plans a little differently, based on local conditions and regulations.
Over the past five months, we’ve learned a lot about this new disease and how it’s transmitted. Although there’s still a lot that isn’t clear about the coronavirus and the potentially deadly disease it causes, COVID-19 (also called SARS-CoV-2), we have learned a great deal about what to expect from infections and how to slow transmission.
With regards to swimming, here’s a summary of current public health advisories and scientific understanding of what you need to know. Awareness of these key aspects of the virus and how it moves can help you keep safe as pools around the country resume operations.
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At this time all regularly scheduled MAC Practices are cancelled until further notice. Huron Valley Pools and Fitness has closed due to the concern of COVID-19. CLICK HERE TO visit the HVPF website for up-to-date information.
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Welcome to MAC
Milford Athletic Club is a Masters swim club that swims at Milford High School – Huron Valley Pools and Fitness (HVPF). MAC welcomes all adult swimmers (ages 18 and up) of any ability: beginner, former high school, age group, fitness, triathlete or college swimmers. We offer approximately eight organized workouts a week. Each workout is coached by a certified Masters coach and runs 1-1/2 hours. Swimmers are grouped by ability into separate lanes, and workouts will vary depending the lane. Your first three visits are free. To join, please visit the front desk at HVPF. Different HVPF membership options are available for college students and seniors.
MAC has won The Michigan State Championship Meet (Michigan Masters), the past SEVEN consecutive years 2013-2019.
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Why Swim with MAC?
• Fun and camaraderie in the pool • Learn correct stroke techniques • Increase the efficiency of your strokes • Develop more physical endurance • Certified coaches • Organized summer open water swims and coached summer open water workouts.
To swim with MAC you can purchase a 20 visit punch card. HVPF members the cost is $75, and non-HVPF members the cost is $125. Complete registration details are available at HuronValleyRec.com
Are you new? Your first 3 MAC visits are FREE!
Are you interested in swimming, but don’t know how to get started? MAC Lite is for those adults who are interested in learning to swim for fitness, triathlon, or competition. MAC Lite will work on the proper stroke technique for all four strokes and aim to slowly integrate swimmers into the 1-1/2 hour MAC practices. MAC Lite runs in 5-7 week sessions. Each session will build on skills learned in previous weeks but swimmers are welcome to join at any time. No experience is required, but a good swim suit and googles are recommended. Your first three visits are free.
To swim with MAC Lite you can purchase a 20 visit punch card. HVPF members the cost is $75, and non-HVPF members the cost is $125. Complete registration details are available at HuronValleyRec.com. Different HVPF membership options are available for college students and seniors.
2020 Session Dates:
Two Eight Week Sessions:
January 6th – February 27th: Mondays, 7:00-7:45 PM and Thursdays, 8:45-9:30 AM
March 2nd – April 23rd: Mondays, 7:00-7:45 PM and Thursdays, 8:45-9:30 AM
Separate Huron Valley Pools and Fitness memberships are also available and include access to both facilities (Milford High School, and Lakeland High School). Facilities both include a Lap Pool, Community Pool, Indoor Track, Weight/Fitness Room, and Specialized Fitness Classes and Programs. For more information about Huron Valley Pools and Fitness please visit: www.HuronValleyRec.com
Inclement Weather Policy:
When Huron Valley schools are closed there will be NO Morning MAC practice, and MAC coaches will send out a Remind, Email, and Facebook notification. For Evening Practice a determination will be made by 4:00 pm, based on current conditions, as to whether there will be practice, and a Remind, Email, and Facebook notification will be send out at that time.