Delaware County Swim Clubs Reopening By Adapting to Coronavirus Guidelines

Image via Nile Swim Club Facebook page.

Swim clubs are scrambling to comply with coronavirus health safety guidliens so they can reopen as quickly as possible for the summer, reports Justin Yudo for

For club attendees, it will be a much different summer experience than 2019.

At Nile Swim Club in Yeadon, for example, members and guests will undergo temperature checks.

There will be spaced-out seating, and reserved swimming times

“We’re asking our members to shower prior to attending to minimize the use of our restrooms. You can also bring your own lawn chair if you want. We’ll also be providing face shields and masks,” president Anthony Patterson Sr. said.

People must wear masks when not in the pool during their 45-minute swim shift.

As for the swimming, only 25 people will be allowed in the pool at any one time.

“It’s been a little bit challenging, but we know that the pool is a necessity in our community, especially since they’ve taken down the basketball courts and all that kind of stuff. We must open for our community to give them something to do, we’re fighting through it, and we’re going to make it happen,” he added.

Read more about local swim clubs and COVID-19 guidelines here. 

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