Back to training in a new way!
While we have been given an exemption to the 1.5m social distancing rule, there are a range of processes and procedures we need to introduce/refine at training during Stage 2 & 3.
Thank you Kel for being our COVID coordinator during Stage 2 & 3!
We are easing back into training by offering a Saturday morning session for existing club members. We will offer week day sessions in consultation with members when we have the new routines down pat!
We can only gather outside in groups of 20. This means we will need to stagger crews to get canoes ready if we have more than 20 people who accept Teamer Invite. Gavin will plan crews the night before training and Kel will be responsible for using our Teamer app as our online register of attendance.
You absolutely must accept Teamer if you want to attend training by 6pm Friday (the night before each training session). If you accept the morning of training; you will not get a seat at training. If you just show up; you will not get a seat at training. We make no apologies for how serious this is. If you need to pull out for health, family, work or otherwise, please change your response to decline.
Show up paddle-ready!
The clubhouse is out of bounds during training for getting changed and storing bags. We are only allowed 2 people in the clubhouse at any one time. You need to show up with the clothes on your back, your paddle, your own PFD if you paddle in one throughout training and your car key. When you arrive at training, there will be a key board with hooks outside. This board will then be stored inside the clubhouse during training. Do not bring towels, bags, mobile phones, wallets and bikes to training and expect them to be stored inside the club. These items need to be locked up outside or kept in your car.
The club Viakobi yellow life jackets are not to be used for personal use during Stage 2 & 3. If you want to wear a life jacket during training, you need to purchase your own. Six standard life jackets will be in each canoe as usual during each session.
We also encourage everyone to purchase their own paddle. During Stage 2 & 3, the Kai Koo paddles will not be available. Members who need to borrow a club blade can use the Xylo blades and you will be allocated a paddle for use throughout Stage 2 & 3.
Your new jobs!
Each seat in every crew will have a job to do at each session to minimise people coming in and out of the clubhouse and to speed up the process.
When you arrive at training, all crews will be on the white board with a canoe allocated to your crew. Find your name, then do your job.
Seat 1: attach spare blade to your canoe at the start of training and pack up after training
Seat 2: attach tow rope to your canoe before training and pack up after training
Seat 3: place two life jacket bags in your canoe before training and pack up after training
Seat 4: spray down the canoe with cleaning solution at the end of training
Seat 5: trolley dolly for your canoe
Seat 6: coordinate your crew for lifting and handling
When you arrive, you also need to note if your crew is in the first wave or second wave. The first wave will consist of 3 OC6s. The first wave will get their canoes ready and on the water between 7 & 7:15am
The second wave will need to wait on the other side of the boat ramp (away from the clubhouse) until the first wave are on the water. It is anticipated that the second wave will be on the water by 7:30am.
Some no brainers, but just to be clear:
- practice good hygiene
- don't show up to training if you feel unwell
- don't show up to training if you have cold or flu like symptoms
- sanitise your hands when you arrive at training
- if you have an OC1 at the club, you will not be able to access it during club training times during Stage 2 & 3
- you must have a current AOCRA membership for OC6 training
- you must be a financial member of the club to attend OC6 training. 2020-2021 membership fees will be due on 14 July (invoices to be sent 1 July).
- No hand shaking, hugging (sorry Unlce Bruce), hi 5 etc
- Notify the club if you are experiencing any symptoms after training
- Limit/ avoid car pooling to training
- Spectators/ parents/ others are not permitted in the club area during training times
Be Happy, Paddle Smart, Smile