Swim team sidelined as COVID precaution

Proctor High School swim team parents and students were notified of a positive COVID-19 case according to an email sent to them.

“The swim team was not shut down due to covid, it was a coaches decision as a precaution,” Proctor Activities Director Anthony Wood stated.  “The pool is cleaned every day and will continue to be cleaned as normal,” he assured.  “Hope to get the team back swimming in the coming days.”

In the email, according to reports, the email related to a positive COVID case on the team and had a member tested positive for COVID-19 on Monday.

The individual notified parents and urged them and their students to closely watch for symptoms that are outside of their “normal” and to stay home if symptoms occur.
The swimmers beat Cloquet 59-35 on Tuesday.  Practice for the swim team was canceled for Wednesday.  Home meets on Thursday, September 17 with Eveleth-Gilbert and Tuesday, September 22 with Superior were postponed.

Team captains had a zoom meeting Wednesday night to talk about the situation.   Swimmers report that “Practices are really safe; three sessions make it easy to space out.  So far nobody has reported any symptoms, and we all did our best to wear masks and socially distance.”

Proctor School District is operating on a hybrid learning model to start the school year.  Middle and high school students are learning from home.


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