Westwood Training - Provincial Group

Location Westwood Lake
Start date Jul 2, 2020
End date Aug 6, 2020
Job sign up deadline Jul 9, 2020 12:00 AM
Restriction Athens - 2004 Beijing - 2008 London-2012 Rio de Janeiro - 2016 Tokyo - 2020
For ages 11 & over

Return to Swimming – Westwood

Groups: Provincial Groups

Dates: July 2 to August 6

Times: Mon, Tue, Thurs 11-12:30

Cost: $75 per member

Group: 20 athletes in the group

Time Requirement: 400 @6:15 or 800 @ 12:30 or 1500 @ 24:00.00

Equipment Required: NRST cap, Googles, fins, pull buoy, kick board, skipping rope & yoga mat

Safety:  Staff – certified National Lifeguard – Claire, Baylee - NL certified & Lead Coach Age Group, Darcy – NL trained, Scott – NL trained & Lead Coach Provincial  

Staff will have 2 kayaks and SUP in the water each workout

Thunder Rule: exit the water on thunder, seek shelter (go in cars if not possible), stay away from metal/conductors, back in water 30 minutes after the last sound of thunder

Sign up through the NRST website  


Dear NRST Members,

As British Columbia public health authorities develop guidelines to lift some restrictions on gathering in a responsible way, Nanaimo Riptide Swim Team has been working with Swim BC & Prime Sports Performance to understand the recommendations of our Chief Provincial Health Officer and how they best apply within our sport and club environment.


The attached “Return to Swimming - Westwood” has been developed for our club in order to ensure that:

•    health and safety of all individuals is a priority;

•    activities are in alignment with provincial health recommendations;

•    modifications to activities are in place in order to reduce the risks to each or our swimmers;

•    Our sport is united and aligned on a plan to reopen throughout the province.


While we do hope things will return to normal in the not too distant future, currently “Return to Swimming - Westwood will be the new normal until we are advised otherwise by public health authorities.


If you choose to participate, you must follow these rules:

•    If you don’t feel well or are displaying symptoms of COVID-19, you must stay home;

•    If you have traveled outside of Canada, you are not permitted at a practice until you have self- isolated for a minimum of 14 days;

•    If you live in a household with someone who has COVID-19 or is showing symptoms of COVID- 19, you must stay home;

•    Athletes must check in and will be asked COVID-19 screening questions

•    Athletes must sign out before leaving

•    There will be no sharing of equipment or water bottles

•     Athletes will be asked COVID 19 screening questions prior to the start of their sessions. 

•    Comply with physical distancing measures at all time;

•    Avoid physical contact with others, including shaking hands, high fives, etc.;


Our “Return to Swimming – Westwood” is based on current public health guidance. While we are all doing our best to minimize the risk of exposure to COVID-19, while the virus circulates in our communities it is impossible to completely eliminate the risk. Each participant must make their own decision as to whether it is in their best interest to resume participation at this time. You must take into account your own circumstances and make the decision that is right for you.


Should you choose to join us, we require your full cooperation with our “Return to Swimming – Westwood” plan and read through the attached files sign and email copies back to Scott (sflood@nanaimoriptides.com)

•     NRST Participation Agreement

•     Acknowledgement and Assumption of Risk Form

•     NRST Illness Policy – read only



Scott Flood
Nanaimo Riptides Swim Team
Head Coach