FLA INCLEMENT WEATHER POLICY (rev 05/13)
We will do our best to post all AFTERNOON pool closings on the FLA Aquatics FACEBOOK page.
We will make our best effort to notify you in advance by email of any early MORNING practice pool closings.
THUNDER AND LIGHTNING STORMS
|Boca Prep||National Lightning Institute and the Safety Action Plans of the facility.|
|Delray / AQUA||National Lightning Institute and the Safety Action Plans of the facilities and the Palm Beach County pool staff.
The Plumosa School next door to the pool also uses the Thor Guard system which gives us added information for your safety.
|Miami / Haldey||National Lightning Institute and the Safety Action Plans of the facility
and the City of Miami pool staff.
Thor Guard Warning System:
The system has a clear auditory signal that broadcasts campus-wide that all outside activities must be postponed and patrons must seek shelter. When conditions are safe, the system generates an ALL CLEAR signal for activities to resume.
National Lightning Institute Safety Guidelines:
When lightning is visible and / or the thunder associated with it is audible within 30 seconds, the pool will be closed for 30 minutes to allow the threatening weather to pass. The 30 minute safety window will re-start after any new occurrence of inclement weather. When 30 minutes has passed without an occurrence, it will be safe to re-convene practice.
Special Note: If the weather.com forecast demonstrates that the weather will not clear before the end of practice, the session will be cancelled and posted on the FLA Facebook page. We will do everything we can to get in as much practice as possible. All of our outdoor pools have limited availability for indoor space to manage large groups of athletes, so safety of our athletes and your children will always be our primary concern. If we are not able to conduct practice, it’s highly likely that most other swim teams and other outdoor sports team can’t either. We can’t control the weather. There is always tomorrow.
WINTER – COLD WEATHER
According to the Weather Channel at www.weather.com
Morning Practices ONLY: When the wind chill factor is forecast to be below 50 degrees at the time of practice; practices for Masters, National Development, Senior, and Gold will be cancelled.
Afternoon Practices: Practices will ALWAYS be held for Masters, National Development, Senior, Gold, and Silver groups.
When the wind chill factor is forecast to be below 60 degrees at the time of practice (class); practices (classes) for Bronze and the FLA Swim School will be cancelled.
(FREE hot chocolate will be given at the end of practice for these groups for any day when the temperature is between 60 and 70 degrees)