On Monday, June 1, St. Andrew’s-Sewanee School began offering summer strength and conditioning sessions for students enrolled for the upcoming school year. The sessions are being held under Center for Disease Control and National Federation of State High School Associations guidelines.
Sessions are being conducted outside, three days per week, and in groups of no more than eight under the direction of SAS coach John Wheeler. They will continue throughout the summer with a mid-summer break mandated by TSSAA, the school’s athletic association.
“SAS parents were very pleased with the online course instruction that was offered this spring, but they also expressed the need for their children to have physical activity,” said Athletic Director Rob Zeitler. “We met that need in the short term with motivational videos and an app that allowed students to encourage one another to get out for runs, walks, and bike rides. As restrictions have eased, we welcome the opportunity to bring students back to campus with appropriate social distancing and other precautions.”
The workouts, which involve minimum equipment, are also posted online so that students who are not in the area or who are not yet comfortable being in groups may participate at home. St. Andrew’s-Sewanee School is a boarding and day school with students enrolled from around the world.
St. Andrew’s-Sewanee School has expressed its intention to return to on-campus instruction on August 17 with appropriate protocols and procedures in place to minimize the spread of COVID-19. Plans for the 2020-2021 athletic season have not been decided yet as the school awaits state and federal guidelines and athletic association decisions.
The school is still accepting students for the 2020-2021 year.