2020 NWAL Season-COVID-19
Due to many request, see the links below to get more information regarding Team (Not NWAL) general liability insurance for your team for activities outside of the NWAL season and Team Director and Officer Insurance.
NWAL's Insurance Broker is:
Regarding Team Director, Officer, and Crime
Regarding Team Activity Coverage Team Coverage outside NWAL coverage
Dear NWAL Family,
On Tuesday, April 14th, the Board made the difficult decision to cancel the 2020 swim season, effective immediately. Please know that this was a very difficult decision that had much associated discussion and debate. The cancellation was directly the result of the Covid-19 virus and was made with the health and well being of our league as well as the the numerous financial and logistical challenges that it has caused and continues to cause.
We have as of Wednesday morning notified our insurance company to secure a refund of the majority of our 2020 payment . We have also notified Swimtopia and will be seeing a refund of the majority of that 2020 payment as well. What this means for insurance is that there should be no team gatherings of any kind. Swim practices, team parties, movie nights or any kind of gatherings under the team name are therefore prohibited. NWAL board and committee meetings and team board meetings are still covered throughout the year as normal. Your team is allowed to purchase their own insurance for one-off gatherings if you so wish. We would be happy to give you the contact information for our insurance broker if you want to contact them to discuss. For Swimtopia, you will still have access to the site for team communications throughout the year as normal.
The league officers will begin working on how to apply the refunded payments to each team’s dues for next year. We will have more information on this in the next few weeks. We also ask that you keep your 2020 rulebooks that you received in January. We hope to be able to re-use them in 2021.
We are already planning our return for next season to be bigger and better than ever. We would love to hear your ideas on how to make next season even more special to celebrate our return to summer league swimming. Please send your ideas to your division reps so that they may be brought to the board for consideration.
We hope and pray that everyone stays healthy and we all get through this difficult time in the best way possible and look forward to seeing everyone for the 2021 season!
President – Northwest Aquatic League