TDSS During Coronavirus
We are open for reduced capacity classes!
We are SO excited to announce that TDSS Dulles and Falls Church has been safely open and operating since Saturday, June 13!
Weekly classes at both schools follow Virginia’s guidelines, social distancing, and TDSS's own Health and Safety Guidelines. Please keep in mind that we are temporarily capping our student-to-teacher ratio to properly social distance, so we may have limited class availability.
Besides our perpetual, weekly class offerings, we are happy to offer mixed-level multi-sibling classes and private classes.
Healthy Staff & Customers
- Staff will have a Health Symptoms check and temperature reading prior to each shift
- We kindly ask that everyone entering the facility complete the Health Symptoms Checklist and take their temperature to ensure that they are safe to come to the school before each class
- Staff and Students will arrive and depart in their uniforms and/or swimsuits so as to limit common area usage and traffic
- All staff will wear safety masks that cover their mouth and nose
- We kindly ask that you and your child (over the age of 2) wear masks in and out of the school. Your child may take it off for the lessons. Per the CDC, children under the age of two should not wear a mask
- Maintain a safe 6-foot distance from anyone not in your immediate family while in the swim school
- No cash payments or in-person credit card payments at this time
- Limit traffic at the front desk - call or email the school for scheduling change requests
Safely Swim Thru Life
- Please have only 1 parent or caregiver accompany your children to lessons to help us reduce the number of people in the building and assist with social distancing
- Please do not arrive more than 5 minutes prior to your class time
- Instructors will be provided with a plastic face shield to be worn at all times during lessons
- Instructors will ensure a safe distance between students on the wall and throughout the lane during lessons
- While we love having families enjoy our beautiful facilities, we kindly ask that you leave the facility as soon as your lessons are over
Safety at the School
- Staff and families are encouraged to use restroom facilities prior to entering the building however, restroom facilities are available for use if necessary
- The locker room and changing stalls are open for use and will be cleaned every 30 minutes
- The hairdryers are available for use and will be cleaned every 30 minutes
- The showers will remain closed at this time
- The baby change tables will be available for diaper changes and will be cleaned after each use
- All door handles and common surfaces will be cleaned throughout the day
- Lesson toys will be rotated and sanitized after each class
- The facility will be professionally cleaned and disinfected nightly
- The pool deck will be cleaned and disinfected nightly
- Pool chemicals will be monitored every two hours to ensure that chlorine levels are maintained
Request a Staff Video for Your Swimmer
Are your little swimmers missing the swim school as much as we are missing them? Would you like a personalized video greeting for your child from their favorite TDSS Swim Instructor, Front Desk Staff or Manager on Duty? Please click the button below to fill out the request form and we will email a special greeting.
Tuesdays with Tom on Facebook Live
We will have additional swim level based skills videos available on the member portal. These videos will reinforce specific skills such as floating, arm movements, streamline arms, bathtub practice, and more. Please log on to your portal to access these valuable videos for your kids.
All of us at TDSS, like you at home, are doing our best to practice social distancing, washing our hands constantly and trying to keep our minds and bodies healthy during this time. Unfortunately, that has meant a total closure of the swim school so that our staff, students and families aren't at risk for unnecessary exposure to coronavirus. This is a hard time for all of us here at TDSS and our fellow small businesses in the community. Please consider purchasing gift cards, take out food orders or future services from your favorite local businesses. TDSS will donate 20% of all gift certificate sales to our employees who are currently unable to work due to the closure.
We offer TDSS Gift Certificates that can be used as gifts or for future lessons for your own family at the swim school when we reopen.