Summer Swim Lessons

summer 2020 swim lessons

new!

Modified Summer Swim Lesson Program

This simpler and shorter version of our swim lessons will begin on July 6 and will be offered for 8 weeks, with additional programs being added through the summer depending on local public health regulations and government limitations.

Swim lesson registration is open now. Registration is online only. 

How will it work?

We will be offering private swim lesson package of five private lessons for up to 3 participants.

  • The participants must be from the same family or household. Due to provincial guidelines, all swim lessons must be in line with physical distancing measures.
  • Only household members can assist swimmers with physical contact therefore a parent or guardian (at least 16  years of age) must actively participate in the water for the entirety of the lesson for all preschoolers (5 years and under) and school aged children in Swimmer 1 and 2. It must be the same parent who participates or accompanies the child for all five lessons.

How do I register more than 1 child?

  • If you have one child taking a private lesson on their own, register under the child’s name, taking one lesson spot. A parent/ guardian accompanies the child in the pool for the lesson if the child is a preschooler or Swimmer 1 or 2. Cost $170.
  • If you have up to 3 children in the same family sharing a private lesson, register under one of the children’s names, taking one lesson spot for your small group. The instructor will note the other children’s names when you come to the class. A parent/ guardian accompanies the children in the pool for the lesson if the children are preschoolers or Swimmer 1 or 2. Cost $170. 

All programs run Monday – Friday and cost $170 for 5 private lessons

Important program info

Drop off and Pick up locations:

  • Participants will enter from the pool deck doors, located behind the skateboard ramp.
  • Managers will be present to supervise and to help direct participants and the one parent that will bring them to each class.
  • Swim lessons participants will only use the deck door entrance and exit and utilize the designated washroom if needed.
  • If the parent is not participating in the lesson, the same parent must bring the participant(s) each lesson and will have a designated spot to watch the lesson on the pool deck (physically distanced from others).

Health & Safety:

  • Participants and staff will be screened prior to arriving on site. The completion of an online questionnaire is required at the time of registration and another one may be requested prior to the program start.
  • Those who have indicated that they or a member of the same household has travelled outside the country in the past 14 days will not be permitted into the program.
  • Participants or staff who are exhibiting symptoms of illness may not be permitted into the facility. Those who exhibit signs or symptoms of illness during the program will be and sent home immediately. Others in the timeslot will be notified immediately.
  • Participants will only be permitted to register for one session each week. If a child registers for a morning program and then an afternoon program during the same week, the second registration will be cancelled by Dovercourt and that spot released to a child on the waitlist.

Program Details:

  • All private lessons will run 30 minutes, with a 15-minute cleaning period in between lessons.
  • Each family will be met by their instructors on the pool deck; if you have registered each child for their own separate private lesson, the child and accompanying parent/ guardian will be met by their individual instructor
  • Participants must exit the pool deck immediately after their lesson; the next lesson participants will not be permitted onto the pool deck until the previous participants have all left the pool deck.
  • There will be a maximum of six lessons at any given time.
  • The pool will be divided into zones, one lesson per zone at any given time.
  • Any program equipment used will be disinfected between uses.
  • Swim Instructors will be wearing a face covering while on the pool deck.
  • Swim Instructors will only enter the pool, for demonstration and will ask participants to exit the pool during the demonstration.
  • Change rooms will not be available. All swimmers should arrive and leave in their swimsuits

Registration dates

  • Registration for July swim lessons will begin June 15th, 2020 at 8am.
  • Registration for August lessons will begin July 13th, 2020 at 8am.

Registration Details:

Before registration, please note:

  • Registration will be available online only. Please ensure you have a complete and accurate family account.
  • If your family members are sharing the private lesson spot, register just one, and bring up to 2 more. At the first lesson, the instructor will note their names. If registering multiple children for their own individual lessons, please note a parent/ adult/ guardian will be required to be in the water for each child, depending on age/ level (preschoolers or swimmer 1 & 2)
  • Here’s an example: 
    • If you have one child taking a private lesson on their own, register under the child’s name, taking one lesson spot. A parent/ guardian accompanies the child in the pool for the lesson if the child is a preschooler or Swimmer 1 or 2. Cost $170. 
    • If you have up to 3 children in the same family sharing a private lesson, register under one of the children’s names, taking one lesson spot. The instructor will note the other children’s names when you come to the class. A parent/ guardian accompanies the children in the pool for the lesson if the children are Swimmer 1 or 2 or a preschooler. Cost $170. 
  • For this unusual and limited swim lesson program, we are temporarily suspending all of our regular discounts such as Military Families, neighbours, sponsors, and staff and volunteers. Discount opportunities may resume when the building is open again with a staffed Customer Service desk.
  • Please note that private lessons cannot be rescheduled. 

Most summer swim classes will be viewable on June 13. 

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