**Important - Drop off & Pick up Info for Olympic Way & Los Angeles Swimmers

November 12, 2021

Hello Swim Families,                                                     

Our Board of Directors met last night and along with our Riptides Staff, we have come up with a scheduled plan that we hope will work for all involved. 

All Olympic Way and Los Angeles-1984 swimmers will enter and exit through the back NAC doors across from the field.

Olympic Way lessons will be reduced by 5 minutes in order to allow coaches to escort swimmers in a timely manner, a $10 credit will be applied to all accounts to cover the 5 minute change for the remaining classes. Please still show up at your scheduled time. The door will be closed 5 minutes after your swimmers scheduled start time. We will not be able to accommodate arrivals after the door is closed. Please see pick-up and drop off schedule below. Please be on time ⏰

Pick up and Drop off by Groups
MondayTuesdayWednesdayThursdayFridaySaturday
Stage 1, 2,3 & LA 3:15-3:30Stage 1, 2,3 & LA 3:15-3:30Stage 1, 2,3 & LA 3:15-3:30Stage 1, 2,3 & LA 3:15-3:30Stage 1, 2,3 & LA 3:15-3:30Stage 2, 3 & LA 9:45-10
Stage 1&2 4:10-4:15Stage 1&2 4:10-4:15Stage 1&2 4:10-4:15Stage 1&2 4:10-4:15Stage 1&2 4:10-4:15stage 2 10:40-10:45
Stage 3 & LA 4:15-4:30Stage 3 & LA 4:15-4:30Stage 3 & LA 4:15-4:30Stage 3 & LA 4:15-4:30Stage 3 & LA 4:15-4:30Stage 3 & LA 10:45-11
Stage 1&2 5:00-5:05Stage 1&2 5:00-5:05Stage 1&2 5:00-5:05Stage 1&2 5:00-5:05Stage 1&2 5:00-5:05 
Stage 3 & LA 5:15-5:30Stage 3 & LA 5:15-5:30Stage 3 & LA 5:15-5:30Stage 3 & LA 5:15-5:30Stage 3 & LA 5:15-5:30 
Stage 1&2 5:45-5:50Stage 1&2 5:45-5:50Stage 1&2 5:45-5:50Stage 1&2 5:45-5:50Stage 1&2 5:45-5:50 
Stage 1, 2, 3 & LA 6:15-6:40Stage 1, 2, 3 & LA 6:15-6:40Stage 1, 2, 3 & LA 6:15-6:40Stage 1, 2, 3 & LA 6:15-6:40Stage 1, 2, 3 & LA 6:15-6:40 
      

Coaches will be checking attendance prior to returning swimmers in order to ensure that every swimmer comes back at the same time. 

As change rooms are not able to be an option for these groups, swimmers are to come ready to go in their swimsuit and equipped with goggles and towel. We recommend wearing a bath robe, swim parka, pj's or sweat suit over their swim suit to keep them warm before and after swim practice. Swimmers will have a spot on the bleachers close to their swim group to place their belongings. Masks are to be worn when not in the pool for swimmers 5yrs and above. Please note, parents are not able to come on deck at this time. We understand that the lack of availability of the change room is not feasible for some families. In this case we will provide a refund for the remaining classes. Please contact admin@nanaimoriptides.com for any account inquiries.

Please note that this is a decision put forth by our club as we are unable to enforce the mandatory vaccination checks on a daily basis in order for parents/guardians to enter change rooms and/or spectate. Our membership is currently over 150 members per day. The NAC staff and management are not in charge of our club's vaccination check and we ask if you have any concerns to address it to either admin@nanaimoriptides.com or our board President, Marcel at nrstpresident@nanaimoriptides.com.

We appreciate your patience as we try to navigate a more streamlined approach for the start and finish of our swim program while upholding the current health officer's order on Events and Gatherings. Swimmers are our first priority and we hope that the restrictions will soon ease in order to allow families in again.