Duncan Swim Team 

​​​​​​​16mar2020: COVID-19 update

Please make decisions for the safety of your family.  
DST's programs are canceled indefinitely - see DST President's message below



MESSAGE from the DST President
(message emailed to all current DST membership)

Good Afternoon Swim Families...


"As of today (Mar. 16/20) the BC government is directing people not to have gatherings of 50 people or more.  Safety of all should be at the forefront as well as the responsibility of all of us to work together to flatten the curve."

Therefore as of 4:30 pm Today (March 16th 2020) The Cowichan Aquatic Center has informed us they will be CLOSED with no re-opening time in the future. I will do my best to send more information as I receive it, but as the Aquatic center was closing for renovations in the next few months anyway I have no information if and when we will be going back this swim year.

Fees?... as I had said previously March will be fees paid and we will NOT be reimbursing them, we will also NOT be cashing any checks moving forward. If you have any outstanding payments that need paying we ask at this time you do so to clean up your account. If you have questions regarding payments outstanding you may or may not have please email our treasure and we will do our best to answer them.    treasurer@duncanstingrays.com 

All "Bond" checks will not be cashed at this time. We will touch base with everyone at the "end" (June 2020) of the season about getting them back to everyone. 

Stay safe and enjoy the Sunshine Swim Families... 

and as always any questions I will do my best to answer them :)


DST President.

MESSAGE from the DST President
(message emailed to all current DST membership)

Good Afternoon DST Swim families,                       

March 13, 2020

As of Friday, March 13 all programming is running as scheduled. We will continue to monitor this evolving situation and keep you updated.

As everyone is on high alert from the Coronavirus virus (Covid-19) and not knowing the unexpected that may or may not come our way, we as the Duncan Stingrays swim team are going to follow the same guides as the School District 79, If the schools do not go back in session following spring break the swim team will also not go back. If the Cowichan Aquatic center closes before the schools then we also will not be swimming.

This will include Gym sessions at “Road to Recovery” with Scott.

Without knowing all the Logistics so far as most or all have paid fees for March this will remain as Fees paid. If we are not in the pool by April all fee's for that month will be based on a week by week decision depending on when we will be back in the water.

If we are swimming some tips to remember and pass along to your child are:

  • No sharing water bottles, food or lip balm
  • Try not to touch your face, especially nose, eyes and mouth
  • Wash your hands
  • No high fives
  • Immediately wash your hands/elbows if you sneeze or cough
  • Parents: please wash your athlete's water bottle thoroughly every day - as well as any items that are used regularly.
  • The province has recommended anyone who has traveled outside of Canada recently to self-isolate for 14 days upon their return. If your child has recently returned from a trip outside the country we ask that you not attend Swimming or gym.

We ask for patience and understanding while this is new to everyone and I may not have all the answers I will do my best to navigate any concerns or questions you may have regarding the Team, The website will also have the latest news as we get it https://dst.poolq.net/

I have also attached the most recent update information from Swim BC, They have canceled ALL swim meets until after April 20, 2020 with the exception of Olympic trials postponed. I will continue to send information when it comes my way.

Thank you again for your understanding.

Amber Battie

Duncan Swim Team President

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