The Rays

The Rays Programs

The Rays is a swim team dedicated to creating a support system for swimmers and families for individuals with special needs. The team has 46 current swimmers and is looking to expand to around 60 swimmers. The group has holiday parties, camping trips and nearly 6 swim meets a year. Covid-19 has changed some things on the team and some social events will be placed on hold but we still have the same mission. To create a social and inclusive environment for our swimmers to thrive. The Rose Bowl Aquatics Center has helped our team grow and thrive for over 12 years now and we could not be more thankful.

If interested in more information or for an evaluation, please contact kpulliam@rosebowlaquatics.org or 626) 564-0330 Ext 414.

Please click here to donate to the Anniversary Campaign or support the Rays Team in their 2020 Swim-a-Thon!

 

Practice Information

In-person, in the pool practices

Saturday:
2:00-3:00 pm- 18 slots
3:00-4:00 pm- 18 slots
4:00-5:00 pm- 18 slots

Sunday:
2:00-3:00 pm- 12 slots
3:00-4:00 pm- 18 slots
4:00-5:00 pm- 18 slots

Virtual Activites

Rays Virtual World Zoom activities:

Saturday – 9:30-10:30 am: Cartoons with Coach Quin
Monday – 4:00-5:00 pm: Deep breathing, yoga, and stretching with Coach Clara
Tuesday– 6:00-7:00 pm: Virtual Tours of the World with Coach Kandis
Wednesday– 6:30-7:30 pm: Cooking with Coach Kandis
Thursday– 4:00 pm-5:00 pm: Dancing with Coach Clara
Friday– 2:00-3:00 pm: Crafting/Gameday with Coach Mele
Friday– 6:00-8:00 pm: Netflix Party with Coach Mele
COVID-19 Facts
  • Symptoms in children can be extremely atypical. Unexplained rash, headache, diarrhea, vomiting, body aches, shortness of breath, cough, and fever can all be manifestations of COVID-19.
  • COVID-19 is unlikely to be spread in chlorinated water. The risk of spread is notably decreased in an open-air environment. The highest risk of transmission is cough, sneezes, or direct aerosolizing face to face encounters.
  • Handwashing with lathered soap and water is unequivocally more effective than wipes, hand sanitizer, or any other form of decontamination in reducing the spread.
  • The asymptomatic spread of COVID-19 is possible but less likely due to a lower viral load.
  • The key to limiting spread in group settings is to identify and isolate individuals with early symptoms at the beginning of the disease process.
  • If an athlete has symptoms, self-quarantine is needed until symptoms resolve per infection control recommendations.
Health Precautions & Contact Tracing
  • All RBAC families are required to sign the RBAC COVID-19 Waiver before swimmer(s) will be allowed back to the pool for training.
  • Testing and Return to Practice: Testing and results should be reported to the coaching staff to monitor contacts and early signs of transmission within the TEAM or groups.
    • Athletes should seek testing for any of the symptoms before returning to practice.
    • A positive COVID-19 test requires all three of the following before returning to practice: a minimum of two weeks of self-quarantine from the positive test, 72 hours with no symptoms, and a subsequent negative test.
  • A swimmer who has had close contact of any COVID-19 positive individual will be removed from practice. To return to practice the swimmer should have no symptoms for 72 hours, a negative test, and no additional close contact with the infected individual.
  • Any COVID-19 positive swimmer should report potential TEAM contacts to coaches. TEAM contacts should include any TEAMmate who has been within 6’ of the infected athlete.
Swimming Safely

Generally, RBAC will endeavor to follow CDC guidelines for staying safe and healthy inside and outside of the pool.

Personal Swimmer Conduct: To minimize the risk of transmission and help promote safety, the following personal swimmer conduct is expected. Failure to adhere to these principles will be asked to leave training for the day. If violations continue, further action will be taken up to and including suspension.

  • No person-to-person contact
  • Stay 6 feet apart at all times
  • No splashing or spitting water at other swimmers and coaches
  • No horseplay
  • Sneeze or cough into a tissue or upper sleeve/arm area

FAQs

What do I do if I don't feel well?

Contact your coach immediately.

A swimmer who has had close contact of any COVID-19 positive individual will be removed from practice. To return to practice the swimmer should have no symptoms for 72 hours, a negative test, and no additional close contact with the infected individual.

Any COVID-19 positive swimmer should report potential TEAM contacts to coaches. TEAM contacts should include any TEAMmate who has been within 6’ of the infected athlete.

Do I have to wear a mask?

Yes, masks must be worn at all times while at the facility, except for while showering and in the pools.

Do I have to shower before entering the pool?

Yes, showers are mandatory prior to entering the water.

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