Due to Toronto’s current lockdown, we are holding off on registration for Winter aquatic lessons. Although we are not necessarily cancelling swim lessons all together, we have to wait to see what the guidelines will look like in January.
Tentative session dates
First day of lessons: Monday January 4 2021
Last day of lessons: Monday March 8 2021
To reduce the spread of COVID-19, the pool will meet the health and safety guidelines and will be in alignment with the provincial government, local public health guidelines and the Red Cross and Lifesaving Society guidelines. Guidelines include lower ratios and capacity, physical distancing, mandatory health screening and enhanced facility cleaning. Therefore, we will have limited spots for our lessons, and we will only have one half-an-hour class per hour to ensure proper cleaning and sanitization of our change rooms and pool deck after each class. For complete COVID-19 prevention protocols, please click here.
Private versus Group Lessons
It is a common belief that children will progress faster if they are registered in a private lesson. Statistically, there is no evidence to support this. In fact, private lessons are not necessary for the majority of the population, unless you have the following considerations:
1. A specific skill that your child is not progressing on which is forcing them to be held back in lessons.
2. Any type of special need or requirement that prohibits your child from participating in a group environment.
We strive to give each child equal amount of attention in a group lesson—as well, a group environment promotes teamwork, offers encouragement and motivation, as well as enjoyable interaction with other children. Consider group lessons first!
Evaluation provides guidance on how swimmers can progress and what class level would provide the best environment for development. It is unusual for participants to progress through a level on the first try. Swimmers often spend a few sessions in a level before moving to the next one. A recommendation to repeat the same level should not be misinterpreted as a lack of improvement as this is seldom the case. For this reason, parents/guardians are encouraged to respect the recommendation of the aquatic staff.
Participants are permitted to withdraw from a course up to the 2nd class. A refund for the remaining classes, less a 15% administration fee will be granted. NO REFUNDS are issued after the 2nd class, nor if a class is missed by the participant.
EXCEPTION – LEADERSHIP CLASSES – 15% admin fee for cancellations up to two weeks before first class. No refund granted after the two weeks prior.
The use of a bathing cap is strongly encouraged. Bathing caps can be purchased at both locations.
In accordance with Ontario Public Pool Regulation 565/90 all bathers must take a full shower before entering or re-entering the pool.
Taking a shower before you swim means less dirt, oil, dead skin cells, sweat, and bacteria entering the pool. This eliminates the chances of diseases entering the pool and reduces the amount of chemicals needed to keep the pool clean.
Make Up Classes
Pool time is fully booked and the Club is not able to accommodate individuals who miss classes. Lifesaving courses are designed for 100% attendance; missing lifesaving classes may jeopardize passing the course. Instructor courses require 100% attendance.
Temporary pool closures may occur at any time. If this happens, we make every effort to telephone all swimmers. We will add an extra week at the end of term, if scheduling permits. Otherwise, a credit will be issued.