Injured Swimmer Response/Safety Training Plan

The Swim Facility must have the following items:

· Proper warning signs (“No Diving in Shallow End”, “No Running” etc.)

· Working cordless telephone, not cell phone (allows 911 info to be given while

next to injured person if life saving instructions must be delivered to caller)

· Emergency phone numbers posted next to phone (fire, police, ambulance & etc)

· Swimming pool address with cross streets posted next to phone

· Proper safety equipment (hook, life preserver & etc.)

· Perimeter fencing with lockable gates

· First aid medical supplies easily accessible to coaches and lifeguards

· Facility Water, Gas and Electrical System shut offs clearly marked

Qualified personnel:

· No one is allowed in the pool unless there is at least one CPR trained and certified

individual w/ card on file or in possession in the immediate area that accepts

responsibility for the swimmers during team practices (coach and assistant


· Parents/guardians must be responsible for non-swimming siblings during team

practice sessions

· Coaches (Head and assistants) must have training in Water Safety and Life Saving


· Head Coaches, Assistants and Lifeguards must know the location of facility

water, gas and electrical system shut offs and how to properly operate them


· The team must have a copy of every swim team member’s “Emergency Form” at

the pool during practice, dual and Championship meets in a file/binder that can be

easily accessed during an emergency

· Pool address including cross streets posted in team emergency information binder

· The most senior coach present during an accident will be responsible for

completing an incident report and getting eye witness reports. These reports will

remain on file with the swim team’s secretary. Reports are necessary irregardless

of the severity of the injury.

Final, dated 02/28/07