Safety Guidelines

SAFRA Swim for Hope 2019

Safety Guidelines

Before Swim Wave

» Each wave of participants are to proceed to the briefing area 30 minutes before their swim for the event safety briefing.
 

Start of Swim Wave

» Each swim wave will commence with an air horn.
» Each swim wave lasts for 2 hours. This includes 10 minutes for participants to enter and exit the pool.
» The distance from one end of the pool to the other lengthwise is 50 metres and would be considered as 1 lap.
» • Participants are to queue and only enter the pool via the starting point.
» Participants are to exit at the start or end of each lap unless there is an emergency. Participants should not stop and exit halfway through a lap.
 

During the Swim Wave

» For participants’ safety, participants are not allowed to rest in the pool for more than 1 minute to prevent congestion.
» Participants are required take a rubber band for each lap swam.
» Participants are not allowed to u-turn abruptly under the lane ropes or onto the same lane.
» Participants are strongly encouraged not to accumulate more than 20 rubber bands at any point in time. For participants feel that they are holding onto too many rubber bands, please exit and deposit them at the Tabulation Area.
» Please do not crowd the tabulation area and queue in an orderly fashion.
» All participants are to swim to the left side of their lanes. To overtake, please swim on the right side of the lane.
 

Nearing the End of Swim Wave

» A 10 minutes warning announcement will be made 10 minutes before the end of each 2 hour Swim Wave. Please kindly finish your lap and exit at either the start or the end of the lap.
» An air horn will be sounded at the end of each swim wave.
 

End of Swim Wave

» Please exit the pool in a safe and orderly manner.
» Please remember to collect your belongings at the Bag Deposits/ Collection Points.
» Please flash your swimming tags to event volunteers for accurate laps swam.
» Please remember to collect the swim medals before exiting the event compound.
 

First-Aid/Health & Safety

» Please keep yourself hydrated and well rested. Should you require any medical attention, please inform our staff.
» For participants undertaking multiple slots, please ensure you have sufficient rest and keep yourself hydrated before your next swim wave.
 

Bad Weather/Contingency Plans

HAZE

» If the PSI falls between 101 and 200, the swim will be modified with additional of a mandatory 15 minutes break every 1 hour of swim for the health precaution/considerations of our swimmers. There will be no extension to the duration of the swim wave due to the 15 minutes break given.
» If the PSI rises to above 200, the swim will be cancelled immediately.
» No transfer of slots should there be any affected participants due to cancellation of the swim.
 

CAT 1 (Rain with Lightning Alert)

» Should the swim wave be discontinued due to the weather, an announcement would be made. All participants are to leave the pool and seek for shelter immediately.
» There will be no transfer of slots for any affected participants (i.e participants from the affected slots will not be able to join the next swim waves).
» Affected participants are to change and receive their medals upon exit.
 

CAT 2 (Rain without Lightning)

» Swim wave will continue as per usual. Weather updates will be closely monitored should it get worse.
» Participants are allowed to leave the swim wave should they wish to stop due to the weather.
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