Chaffey College Athletics Returns

June 18, 2021

A member of the water polo team

After more than a year apart, thirteen Chaffey College athletics teams resumed practices in June and July in preparation for their upcoming seasons.

The slow, safe and sustainable approach that has been developed campus-wide is also being used by athletics officials, who have been organizing safety protocols for players and coaching staff.

“The overall vibe is very positive,” said Athletic Director Timi Brown. “All coaches and teams are excited to be back together and doing what they love. We’re thrilled our leadership team has provided us this opportunity for return. We are taking protocols seriously, and we can’t wait to compete!”

Players and coaches will be tested for COVID-19 and will be required to follow other safety precautions for indoor and outdoor activities.

“We’re easing players back by conducting strength and conditioning, and on-field skill development for the summer,” Brown said. “No scrimmages or full-contact practices can take place.”

Water polo player Aria Massey, who wants to pursue a career in teaching, said being away from the team for more than a year has been difficult, but she is glad to be back with them.

“I’m loving it so much not only being back with the team, but also doing the sport that I love,” she said. “It’s the best feeling ever.”