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Spring/Summer 2021 Registration is not available at this time.  The Province of Ontario will monitor and evaluate the impacts of the public health measures throughout the next four weeks to determine if it is safe to lift any restrictions or if they need to be extended.  Stay tuned for updates.
Fall 2021 Registration will open August 23rd @ 7am.  Check back mid August for Program details.
 

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  • Learn or improve your skills
  • Attend the same class at the same time each week
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.  Spring class dates/times are now viewable here (registration not available at this time).
 
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.  Spring class dates/times are now viewable here (registration not available at this time).
 
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.  Spring class dates/times are now viewable here (registration not available at this time).
 

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. Currently change rooms are only open to pool users, 10 minutes prior to the reserved time slot and 10 minutes after the reserved time. 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? 
Currently change rooms are only open to pool users, 10 minutes prior to the reserved time slot and 10 minutes after the reserved time.  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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