COVID Policy


Safety is of the utmost importance as we look to re-open our swim school in this new COVID world. 

As a business that operates in Washington, D.C., as well as at the pools of Trinity and Catholic Universities, we will follow all of the safety requirements put forth by the CDC, the DC Government, and the various pools in which we operate. In addition to this, there are some areas that have no clear guidance, and in those circumstances, we will use our internal policy to guide our COVID safety protocols.

Vaccine Status

100% of our staff is fully vaccinated against COVID-19.

Mask Policy

All personnel outside of the water will follow the masking requirements set forth by the pool in which we are renting from.

All personnel inside the water will not wear masks. Swimming requires easy access to breathing, no child or adult enrolled in swim lessons will be allowed to wear a mask at any point during the swim lesson. For water safety and communication concerns, our coaches will not be wearing masks or face shields in the water during instruction.

COVID Exposure Notification and Requirements

Reporting Requirements: If a participant in Swim Lessons tests positive for COVID at any point in the 7 days following a lesson, the positive test must be reported to Old City Swim School via email ( and DC Health (