Little Flippers Swim School is opened and confident that we can provide a safe environment for your children to continue their swimming journey.

  • The CDC issued guidance that it is safe to swim as the virus cannot be spread via properly chlorinated and maintained pool water.  Every Emler pool meets or exceeds the health standards set by the CDC.
  • Here is a LINK to the CDC direction on swimming and pool water.
  • Likewise, HERE is an article outlining how the virus cannot be spread in a properly maintained pool.

Little Flippers Swim School will provide three (3) different lesson options. Each will allow you to utilize your credits and/or make ups as either full or a partial payment for the class type selected.

    1. Traditional Group – 2 to 4 children per class with a teacher who has their mouth and nose covered.
    2. Private Lessons – one child with one teacher who has their mouth and nose covered.
    3. Additionally, you may self-form a group of 3-4 students.  If you prefer to swim with children of friends and families who you know, we can accommodate that request.

 

  • Chairs in the observation rooms will be placed 6 feet apart and we ask that you be mindful of others and patient while occupying shared spaces.
  • A Little Flippers employee will be assigned to the front door and will monitor and guide traffic flow in and out of the building.
  • We ask that students arrive only five minutes before their scheduled class time to keep occupancy numbers within guidelines and walkways clear. Likewise, please exit the building as soon as possible following your child’s lesson to assist us in delivering classes on time for the next session.
  • Currently, we are operating with no more than 50 people in the building at any one time. We will continue to follow local and state recommendations for how many people will be allowed in our facilities and will schedule our lessons to meet and adhere to these requirements.
  • We are going to keep track of the facility load management and people will only be let into the facility once people leave when we reach the mandated person limit.
  • Anyone (including employees) over the age of 2 entering Little Flippers Swim School will be required to wear a covering over their mouths and noses. Anyone who does not have something to cover their mouth and nose will have the opportunity to purchase a mask at the reception desk.  PLEASE NOTE: We will not require parents or children to wear any face covering while swimming or in a Little Flippers Class. Face shield will be wore by swim instructors in the pool.  Face masks will be worn by all employees when not in the pool.
  • We will be conducting temperature screening checks on all staff and teachers within 5 minutes of the beginning of their shifts. Individuals with an elevated temperature will not be permitted in the building.
  • Reception desks will be equipped with protective acrylic barriers.
  • Teachers in the water with students will initially be wearing face shields. While a face shield may be a strange sight to your child, we will be working on making the shields as fun as possible.  Our goal is to maintain Little Flippers commitment to creating a warm and loving environment while also keeping your children and our valued teachers safe.
  • Please bring your own goggles. For the time being, Little Flippers Swim School will no longer let children borrow goggles.  For your convenience, we will have goggles for sale at the reception desk.
  • Please bring your own towel.  For the time being, Little Flippers Swim School will no longer let children borrow towels. Sorry!
  • We have always followed CDC cleaning protocols and those set out by other health professionals and authorities.  We also use CDC recommended cleaning products.
  • The facility will be wiped down throughout the day as swim families come and go every 30 minutes, including high traffic areas and all door handles, tables, chairs, toilets, etc.
  • Disinfecting wipes will continue to be available throughout the facility and in changing areas.
  • The use of pool toys in our lessons is being scaled back and all toys and equipment that may be used will be disinfected between uses.
  • Cleaning by our professional agency will continue and, as always, they will use commercial-grade cleaning supplies approved by the CDC.  Additional deep cleans will be utilized as needed or recommended.
  • Hand sanitizer will remain available at all locations.
  • Since its inception, Little Flippers Swim School has been at the forefront of building and maintaining pools that fight the spread of viruses and bacteria, including COVID-19, as well as the flu and other common childhood viruses.
  • Providing a safe and clean environment is why Little Flippers Swim School has invested heavily in the infrastructure of our pools.
    • In addition to the appropriate use of chlorine, each pool has a high-quality UV water purification system that keeps the water clean. When water is pumped through our UV system, ultraviolet light rays kill dangerous germs and inactivates viruses.
    • Little Flipper’s cutting-edge air filtration systems continuously expel stale air from the pool room and replace it with 100% ambient, fresh air at a rate of 8 times per hour.
    • Our dehumidifiers have features like antimicrobial filters and controls that enable us to maintain healthy humidity levels that reduce the survival of bacteria and viruses.
    • Little Flippers Swim Schools are equipped with state-of-the-art equipment that monitors pool chemicals electronically and, in addition, we perform scheduled and documented manual water tests throughout the day to maintain healthy and balanced pools.
    • Little Flippers pools are permitted by the governing Health Departments and are periodically inspected without notice by local authorities.
  • If you have visited Little Flippers Swim School and have come in close contact with anyone who has experienced symptoms, we ask that you please notify the school immediately before returning. You may be asked to obtain medical clearance before returning to the swim school.
  • Any individual with a suspected or confirmed case of COVID-19 is asked to notify us and remain out of the swim school until receiving written medical clearance to return.
  • If you have traveled outside of the country or been in contact with anyone who has, or with anyone who has been diagnosed with COVID-19 or any flu-like virus, please notify the school immediately before returning. You may be asked to obtain medical clearance before returning to the swim school.
  • In general, if you are sick or exhibiting symptoms of any illness, we ask that you fully recover before returning to the swim school.
  • Little Flippers is continuously updating its safety measures so you may see additional precautions being implemented or existing protocols modified at the school.

We are asking only one caregiver per child.

  • My other child who is not swimming, and I have no other option then to bring them- if your family has no other choice, bring the sibling and keep them close to you.
  • My 2 children swim one after another.  What can I do with them when not swimming?  Keep them close to you and respect social distancing.
  • If a baby swims with one parent, can the other parent attend?  We prefer one parent comes per child.  We understand there may be situations were 2 adults are needed.

Little Flippers pools are some of the cleanest and safest places for your children and our instructors.