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Fall 2021 Registration for Kids Programming will open August 23rd @ 7am.  Prior to this date view details below.

Prior to registration opening, you can utilize our "Wish List" option to save time on registration day. Not sure how "Wish List" works?  Click here for FAQ's details.

 
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Lifejacket Loaner Program
 
As we recognize and support National Drowning Prevention Week (July 18-24), your aquatics and camps teams are partnering to bring you a water safety opportunity for your family. Gryphon Athletics is excited to share that we are launching our summer Lifejacket Loaner program. Choose It. Use It. Always wear a lifejacket. 
 
Beginning Friday, July 23rd, you will be able to register to borrow safety approved PFDs (Personal Floatation Devices). We have sizes for the whole family; Infant, Child, Youth, Adult Small-Medium & Adult Large.
 
All PFDs are inspected and disinfected between each lending. 
We will have two lending options. 
Long Weekend - Thursday to Tuesday 
Extended Week - Thursday to Tuesday of the following week 
 
 
FAQs
How Do I choose the right size?
During the booking process, each size will list the recommended age/weight.
 
Are they cleaned/disinfected?
All PFDs are cleaned and disinfected between bookings. 
 
Are they safe to use?
All PFDs are inspected between each booking for damage and integrity. Lifejackets/PFDs, when worn properly, are your best option when on or near the water to assist in personal safety. 
 
How long can I borrow them for?
You will have two options at time of booking. 
Long Weekend - Thursday to Tuesday
Extended Week - Thursday to the following Tuesday
 
What if a lifejacket is lost or damaged?
There will be a $30 charge per jacket to your account for loss or damage. 
 
Where do I pick-up and return my PFDs?
Your PFDs will be ready for pick up on Thursdays 4pm-5pm at the Gryphon Summer Camps sign-out table in front of the Athletics centre. 
Returns will occur on the Tuesday 8am-9am or 4pm-5pm
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Additional fees are applicable & registration is required for the following Activities.
An Athletics Base Membership is NOT required to register.
 
 
Private Swim Lessons – ADVANCED
These private Swim Lessons are designed as a 1:1 swim lesson for individuals swimming at the Red Cross Level 5 or higher. Participants must be able to swim at least one length (25m) of the pool. Specialized teaching will be based on participants needs evaluated during the first class. (check back here for Fall 2021 class options & to register beginning August 23rd @ 7am).
 
Private Swim Lessons – PARENTED
These private Swim Lessons are designed as a 2:1 class for individuals entering swim lessons, up to and including Red Cross Level 4. Participants MUST have a parent/guardian in the water with them at all times to assist with swim instruction and safety supervision. Specialized teaching will be based on participants needs evaluated during the first class.  (check back here for Fall 2021 class options & to register beginning August 23rd @ 7am).
 
Family Swim Lessons
This program is designed for the whole family to learn together in the water. Parent(s) will assist younger swimmers with swimming skills and drills under the direction and supervision of their dedicated instructor. Each family member will be able to work on their own swim techniques all while having fun together. Families must have a minimum of 1 parent/guardian in the water at all times to assist with instruction and safety supervision. Each registration can be a minimum of 2 swimmers, up to 4 swimmers. (check back here for Fall 2021 class options & to register beginning August 23rd @ 7am).
 

FAQ's

DOES THE GUARDIAN IN THE WATER FOR PARENTED LESSON NEED TO KNOW HOW TO SWIM? 
The guardian must be 16 years of age or older and be comfortable in shallow water. Guardian must be in proper swim attire and prepared to actively assist with holding/supporting their child in the water during the lesson. 
 
ARE THERE NEW SWIM PROTOCOLS? 
Yes. Prior to Aug 3/21 change rooms are only open to pool users.  Since lockers are currently not available, Client Services will provide you with a bin to hold personal belongings. This bin will come with you to the pool deck. Upon exit, these bins will be returned and cleaned for the next user.
Swimmers will be required to wear their face covering on the pool deck up until their scheduled pool time, and then again while exiting the pool area.
Swimmers will not be permitted on the pool deck until 5 minutes prior to their scheduled swim time. Swim snorkels are not permitted at this time.
 
ARE POOLS SAFE TO USE DURING THE PANDEMIC? 
Yes. There is no evidence that the virus that causes COVID-19 can be spread to people through the water in pools, hot tubs, or water playgrounds. Additionally, proper operation of these aquatic venues and disinfection of the water (with chlorine or bromine) should inactivate the virus.  
 
WATER SAFETY MEASURES ARE BEING TAKEN AT THE POOL? 
There will be scheduled time periods in between all pool programs. During this time, all high touch-point surfaces will be disinfected and clean swim equipment will be re-stocked.  
Traffic flow arrows will direct swimmers how to enter and exit the pool area.  
Signs will be posted to indicate where personal swim items can be left.  
Limited seating for spectators will be clearly marked.  
Additionally, the diving board in Red Pool and diving blocks in Gold Pool will not be available for public use.  
 
WILL CHANGEROOMS BE AVAILABLE? 
Prior to Aug 3/21 change rooms are only open to pool users.  Since lockers are currently not available, Client Services will provide you with a bin to hold personal belongings.  This bin will come with you to the pool deck. Upon exit, these bins will be returned and cleaned for the next user. 
  

 

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