How can I be safe during the pandemic?

TNA is following CDC guidelines with regards to sanitation and social distancing. Temperatures will be taken before swimmers can enter the facility.  Each swimmer will have a single lane, with a designated spot for their personal gear. Each lane will have a bottle of sanitizer and swimmers will sanitize surfaces (chair or bench) before and after the swim. Each swimmer will provide his/her own swim equipment.  Swimmers will be assigned alternate ends for resting/getting in and out.  Social distances will be mandated for the swimmers on deck during changeovers.

What are the return to pool requirements if I have been ill?

 If you have had a fever and a cough, but then get better without COVID-19 testing or medical care, you will be allowed to return under the following conditions:

  • Three days have passed since recovery, which means the fever is resolved without the use of fever-reducing medication and respiratory symptoms have improved; and

  • ·At least seven days have passed since you first experienced symptoms.

If you have been medically confirmed to have COVID-19 you may return to the pool if:

  • The fever (it there was one) has been resolved without the use of fever-reducing medications;

  • The respiratory symptoms (if any) have improved (cough or shortness of breath); and

  • You've have had two negative COVID-19 tests.


What do I need to bring?

A swimsuit and goggles – mandatory. Water bottle and swim cap suggested as well.  Fins, paddles, pull buoys and kick boards are available at practice.


Is it crowded?

Mornings vary from 10 to 25 swimmers with an average of 15 or so.  Two to three people per lane is common.  Swimmers generally choose lane-mates of similar abilities. Evenings are generally not crowded.


I’m not too fast, will it be hard for me to keep up?

Swimmers generally congregate in lanes with others that are well matched. As a rule the faster swimmers use lanes in the middle of the pool.  The workout is tailored to accommodate all swimmers with the knowledge that some swim harder and faster than others. 


What is a typical practice like?

Swimmers warm up for about 10 – 15 minutes and then coach begins with a kick or pull set (or both) which lasts about 10 – 15 minutes. Some weeks there may be stroke – specific instruction. There can be speed or distance work as well as varied strokes in the main set which lasts about 45 minutes.


Do I need to know all the strokes or will you teach me?

You should be comfortable with freestyle. Coaching is available to work on techniques and new strokes, the program is not designed to be a swim lesson.


Does everyone compete?

Not everyone chooses to compete but some members participate in pool meets, triathlons and open water events.