If the Aquatics Department makes the decision to close the outdoor pools due to impending storms or cool rainy weather there is no practice. If you find the facility closed and it is not your closed day there is no practice.
If thunder begins during a practice the practice may continue out of the water. Once lightning has been seen the facility must be cleared of all members. Only staff is permitted to remain at the facility. At this point it will be at the discretion of the coach and the timing of the storm to decided if additional scheduled practices will continue after the storm has passed. Swimmers may get back into the water 30 min after the last noted thunder.
We will attempt to notify team managers, coaches, and our webmaster as soon as a city-wide decision is made. As a general rule if the weather looks bad do not go to the pool. Team managers and coaches should be communicating as to whether they wish to hold practice if no news has come from the Aquatics Department. Sometimes severe storms will develop suddenly and the Aquatics Department has minimal time to notify everyone and get the staff to safety. We will make the best judgment we can based on the forecast.