Saturday & Sunday: Pools Open

Aquatics Staff,

The Olympic and Instructional Pools will officially re-open on Saturday morning.

The attachment and picture below show the revised schedule (Aug. 7-13).

LG Schedule Aug.7-13 Revised

LG Schedule Aug.7-13 RevisedThe pool schedule will remain minimal this weekend. We are not changing the Olympic Pool to long-course. Swim lessons (group and privates) will resume on Monday, Masters will resume on Tuesday, and Bulldog Swim Club will resume in late August.

FRIDAY – pools are to remain closed. I still have a couple more projects for those of you who are scheduled to come in tomorrow from 11am-3pm. However, Saturday projects will be cancelled.

If you have any questions regarding the pool situation please contact me directly via email or phone.

Thank You!


Pool Closure Projects

The attachment below is the document providing the tasks for each day and the employees who have been scheduled to help.

Projects for Pool Closure – Shifts

11am – 3pm Saturday Aug. 5 

  • clean B6 office, LG office and parkas.  Clean water polo goal storage area.  Clean out SMAC lockers.  All lost and found off pool deck.
  • Tyler is leader.  Staff are: Richard, Kelsey (1 – 3pm), Casey

11am – 3pm Sunday Aug. 6

  • clean Katie’s office & Back office storage area,  .  Clean out SMAC lockers.
  • Katie is leader.  Staff are: Kelsey

11am – 3pm Monday Aug. 7

  • clean and organize (reorganize) garage & swim lesson toy boxes.  We Are Hiring Flyers all over campus and San Mateo.  Fall swim programs all over S.M, Backstroke flags, new signs for Family changing area, Restroom, etc.
  • Katie is leader.  Staff are: Richard, Kelsey, Austin, Morgan, Casey

11am – 3pm Tuesday Aug. 8

  • Clean and organize Aquatics Office, dry erase board & all Safety Equipment & First aid kits.  New LG Binder and new member packets.  Deep clean all of pool deck (corners, spills, mold, crevices, trash, showers)
  • Kacee is leader.  Staff are: Melina, Richard can start at 1pm, Kelsey, Austin, Morgan, Jaz, Casey

11am – 3pm Wednesday Aug. 9

  • detail pool equipment (stainless steel polish, tiles, scrubbing bottom of pool, LG stands and ladders, yellow cones, lane line reels, the corner of the pool by the tires: throw away gross cones, sweep up debris)
  • Kacee is leader.  Staff are: Melina, Richard, Austin, Morgan, Jaz, Casey

11am – 3pm Thursday Aug. 10

  • Deep clean fitness equipment & Family changing rooms
  • James & Tyler are leaders.  Staff are: Melina, Richard can work 11am – 1pm, Austin, Morgan, Jaz, Casey

11am – 3pm Friday Aug. 11

  • Filing & Shredding for Ty
  • Tyler is leader.  Staff are: Melina, Richard (maybe), Morgan, Jaz, Casey (11-1pm)

11am – 3pm Saturday Aug. 12

  • see what we didn’t finish
  • Tyler is leader. Staff are : Melina if needed

Contact me if you have any questions:

RedCap Drills & Skills of the Week

Newer employees, please pay close attention!

RedCap Drills:

Be prepared to practice a RedCap Drill during your shift. A buoyant foam blue ball or a submerged tan silhouette found in the water will signify it’s a RedCap Drill. As a guard on surveillance, you must activate the EAP (triple whistle) within 40 seconds of the ball being placed in the pool or 1 minute of the silhouette being placed in the pool. If the ball/silhouette is not recognized within the appropriate amount of time, you will have to go through a scenario. The scenario will be provided by a supervisor. During this time of the drill, an additional lifeguard will be out on surveillance as ‘backup coverage’ until you have completed the scenario successfully. This drill will be random, as to encourage all aquatics staff to be attentive at all times. This drill will be used as a standard of lifeguard evaluation.

Skills of the Week:

Be prepared to show your Lifeguard skills familiarity and knowledge when testing for the Skill of the Week. Make sure that you are checking for the skill of each week (posted on the Blog, in the Lifeguard Binder, in the Lifeguard Office) so you can prepare/review. It is your responsibility to notify your supervisor if you have not been tested for the week. You should be able to demonstrate these skills at any point in time. This drill will be used as a standard of lifeguard evaluation.

Contact me if you have any questions or concerns @

September Lifeguard Meetings

September Lifeguard Meetings:

It is mandatory to attend one of the two September meetings. Please RSVP via email –

  • Option 1: September 10th from 5-7pm
  • Option 2: September 13th from 12-2pm

General Itinerary:

  • 30 minutes – Information and Updates
  • 1 hour and 30 minutes – Water Skills


  • Swim suit, goggles, personal resuscitation mask

If you are on duty at the time of one of our meetings, you must attend the alternative one. If there are time conflicts with your schedule for both of these meeting dates I need advanced notice. You will not be excused from a meeting unless you contact me 72 hours before the time the meeting is scheduled to begin.