According to the World Health Organization, Europe is now the center of the COVID-19 pandemic. The risk of the coronavirus spreading in Sweden is considered to be very high. People are more worried, and we’re getting more questions about our operations.
In the current situation, we have decided to keep swimming. Public and private pools remain open. In fact, pools are now a safer place than, for example, the subway, shopping centers and other places. Pool areas are always properly ventilated and chlorine kills the COVID-19 virus. According to The Pool Water Treatment and Advisory Group (PWTAG), it is considered safe to swim at the moment.
At SISC, our students’ safety is our priority. Our coaches and the administration of Stockholm International Swimming Club are doing their best to protect students, keep lessons safe and help prevent the spread of the coronavirus in Sweden. We are following the recommendations of the Swedish Public Health Agency and ask our swimmers to take the following preventive measures:
- Do not attend lessons if you have any symptoms of a cold or flu (cough, sore throat, runny nose, fever, fatigue)
- Shower with soap before entering the pool and upon leaving the pool.
- Wear flip-flops in the pool area and showers.
- Avoid touching your face or eyes.
- Absolutely no spitting or blowing nose in the pool area or showers.
- Cover a cough or sneeze with your arm, not your hands.
- Keep a distance from others.
- Wash your hands frequently.
- Follow public health hygiene recommendations at all times in public places.