Following new CDC recommendations and the North Carolina Governor’s latest Executive Order issued May 18, 2021, North Carolina Swimming has revised guidance on the use of face coverings at USA Swimming activities as follows:
- North Carolina Swimming strongly recommends that partially vaccinated or unvaccinated individuals continue to wear face coverings and practice social distancing at all swimming activities.
- Other individuals are welcome to continue wearing face coverings for personal comfort.
- NCS and member clubs may require that participants wear face coverings and observe social distancing at practices, team activities, team travel, camps, clinics, and competitions.
- NCS members are expected to comply with all COVID-19 safety guidelines from USA Swimming, North Carolina Swimming, the State of North Carolina, local jurisdictions, aquatic facilities, and member clubs.
These are North Carolina Swimming’s recommendations and guidelines going forward. If your club or the facility chooses to enforce more stringent requirements, please include those in your upcoming meet sanction requests. A revised meet sanction template that includes these changes will be posted and distributed in the next few days.