Safety Measures in Place: New Swim School Opens in Bethlehem Amidst Pandemic

Written by on July 31, 2020

Safety Measures in Place: New Swim School Opens in Bethlehem Amidst Pandemic

By Tracy Yatsko

July 31, 2020

Photo | Tracy Yatsko / WLVR

A new swim school opened last week in Bethlehem. The school was set to open in early April, but the pandemic caused plans to be delayed.

WLVR’s Tracy Yatsko reports, the swim school is taking extra safety measures to keep their students safe while learning how to thrive in the pool.

Goldfish Swim School feels tropical, with bright colors, changing rooms that look like cabanas and a 90 degree pool.

General Manager Ruth Gameiro says they’ve been planning the opening carefully.

“We’ve been in contact with the health department and just also contacting a lot of different goldfish facilities throughout the country to get some feedback on what’s working and what’s not,” said Gameiro.

Photo | Tracy Yatsko / WLVR

There are temperature checks at the door, masks are required, and families cannot enter the building more than five minutes before lessons.

“In a non COVID world we would have a little bit of a tighter lane space. We’ve extended it, we can spread out the students a little bit more and ensure that they’re giving that distance to one another just to prevent again towards anything happening.”

Gameiro says swimmers will not be wearing masks in the pool for safety reasons, but instructors will have on face shields. 

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