The state and local guidelines/rules will govern how pools re-open in Maryland. The Maryland Swimming Board and USA Swimming caution you to explicitly follow these. Please be aware of the following insurance pieces:
USA Swimming has two key insurance coverages:
·General Liability, which is silent on COVID, which means coverage is on a case-by-case basis
·Participant Accident , which is for accidents/injuries only – COVID is excluded
There are two key requirements in order for insurance to apply:
·Compliance with most stringent jurisdiction re-opening guidelines
·Continued compliance with USA Swimming guidelines (safe sport, certifications, virtual dryland, etc.)
Let me be clear:
·If any team/club or coach puts athletes back in the water outside the state/local rules, especially in outdoor pools, INSURANCE DOES NOT HOLD.
·If any coach is sponsoring physical workouts with athletes, you are most likely in violation of state/local rules as well as Safe Sport rules. STOP
When the state/local rules allow for pool openings, each club needs to work closely with the facility, using the USA Swimming Reopening Plan.