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Fall Registration opens Monday September 21st @ 5:30am!

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Visit our new COVID-19 website (https://www.gryphons-covid-19.ca/) for related re-opening procedures and road map of what and when you can expect it.

For the University of Guelph COVID-19 Novel Coronavirus closures, cancellations or other notices, visit uoguelph.ca  

SPECIFIC LESSON DETAILS BELOW

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. Please visit www.uoguelph.ca/connect for a full list of Private Swim Lessons.


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. The ratio is 1 child and 1 parent/guardian to 1 instructor. 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.  Please visit www.uoguelph.ca/connect for a full list of Private Swim Lessons.


FAMILY SWIM TO SURVIVE LESSONS
The Lifesaving Society has a new program for families called Family Swim to Survive. It uses the same skills and principles as Swim to Survive but is designed for adults as well as children, and allows family members to participate in the Swim to Survive program together. The Society defines the minimum skills needed to survive an unexpected fall into deep water. These are expressed in a skill sequence in the Canadian Swim to Survive standard: Roll into deep water, Tread water for one minute, Swim 50 metres. Families must have a minimum of 1 parent/guardian in the water at all times to assist with swim instruction and safety supervision. Each registration can be a minimum of 2 swimmers, up to 4 swimmers. For more information about Swim To Survive, visit http://www.lifesavingsociety.com/swim-to-survive.  Please visit www.uoguelph.ca/connect for a full list of Lessons.

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. 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. 
Swimmers are asked to come dressed in their swim attire under their street clothes and carry minimal personal items (small bag, towel, goggles, water bottle). Lockers will not be available in changerooms.  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? 
Changerooms will be open later in our re-opening plans. See more at https://www.gryphons-covid-19.ca/
In the meantime we ask users to come dressed and wait in their cars until 5 mins before their scheduled time.
Members will receive a bin to place all items in upon arrival. This bin will come with them to the booked space they have reserved. Upon exit, these bins will be returned and cleaned for the next user. 
 

 

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