Swimming lessons are starting again and we want to ensure everyone is safe at the facility, around the deck, and in the water.

Please note that due to the pandemic and the priority to ensure the health and safety of staff and the community, we will be offering lessons with additional safety protocols in place.

Swimming lessons will be modified to follow guidelines and health precautions as set out by the Ontario Government and the Lifesaving Society.

All lessons will be taught by a qualified Lifesaving Instructor.

 

A reminder that in order to ensure the safety of your children and our instructors that one parent/caregiver is required to go into the water with any children that are in the preschool levels, or Swimmer 1-3.  This is an excellent opportunity for parents to participate in lessons with their children. 

 


Registration Information

Registration for Swimming Lessons for Back to School 2021 at the Annaleise Carr Aquatic Centre will open on Thursday, August 19, 2021, at Noon.  Register online using the ENCORE registration portal, by calling 519-426-8866 ext. 2233 or emailing [email protected]

 


Refund Guidelines

Cancellation of swimming lessons will be permitted up to one week prior to the start date.

There will be NO REFUNDS or pro-rated credits once the program begins unless Norfolk County cancels a program.


COVID-19 Safety Protocols for Swimming Lessons

When You Arrive

Change Rooms and Personal Belongings

  • Change rooms are unavailable prior to your swim, so please shower and change into your bathing suit before you arrive.  
  • When you arrive, check-in and then go directly out onto the pool deck
  • Please bring indoor or deck shoes to wear around the pool deck. Outdoor shoes will be removed, and taken with you out onto the deck. 
  • In the first lesson you will be assigned a chair on the deck to put your belongings, this will be your spot for the session.
  • Lockers are not available at this time.
  • Physical distancing is to be maintained at all times.

Parental Involvement

  • A parent or guardian must be in the water with their child to provide physical support and manipulation for the following levels: Preschool, levels 1 – 5, and Swimmer levels 1 – 3.  This also applies to private lessons for these levels.
  • To ensure continuity, the same parent or guardian should attend each class.

 

Instructor and Participant Safety

  • All instructors will teach lessons at a distance to allow participants and staff to maintain physical distancing.
  • Instructors will teach from the deck while still performing in-water demonstrations.
  • Limited equipment will be used and sanitized after each class.
  • Equipment for lessons will be placed in a designated basket at each participant’s location.

After Lessons

  • Go to your chair on the deck and put your mask back on.
  • Hand sanitizer is available to use before entering the change room.
  • Change out of your wet bathing suit and sanitize your hands at the exit by the family change room.

 


 

Swimming Lessons for September 2021

  • Lessons will be modified to follow guidelines and health precautions as set out by the Ontario Government and Lifesaving Society
  • All lessons will still be taught by qualified Swim Instructors
  • The length of lessons are as follows: 
    • All Preschool lessons and Swimmer 1 & 2 lessons are 30 minutes
    • Swimmer 3-6 are 45 minutes
    • Swimmer 7-9 are 60 minutes
    • All private lessons are 30 minutes
  • Children 3 years of age and under and swimmers over 3 who are not toilet trained, MUST wear a swim diaper. Swim diapers are available for children under the age of 3 at the customer service desk.

 

Parent & Tot (1/2/3)

Designed for the 4 to 36 month old to learn and enjoy the water with the parent. Spend quality time with your child while you both have fun and learn. Through structured in-water interaction between parent & child, we stress the importance of play in developing water-positive attitudes and skills. 

 

All lessons will be taught by a qualified Lifesaving Instructor. All lessons will be 30 minutes long. Missed lessons will not be rescheduled. The child to parent ratio must be 1:1. Swim Diapers are required for all children under the age of 3.

Classes are 30 minutes.

Max of 5 registrants per class.

Tuesdays & Thursdays —September 7-September 23

10:30 a.m.-11:00 a.m.

$43.20

Course ID: 240

 

Preschool 1/2

Ages 3-5. Preschool 1 – These preschoolers will have fun learning to get in and out of the water. We’ll help them jump into chest-deep water. They’ll float and glide on their front and back, and learn to get their face wet and blow bubbles underwater. Preschool 2 – These preschoolers learn to jump into chest-deep water by themselves, and get in and get out wearing a lifejacket. They’ll submerge and exhale underwater. While wearing a lifejacket, they’ll glide on their front and back. A parent must accompany their child in the pool up to Swimmer Level 3. Parent to Child ratio is 1:1. Swimming lessons will be modified to follow guidelines & health precautions as set out by the province of Ontario, public health, and the Life Saving Society. All lessons will be taught by a qualified Lifesaving Instructor. Missed lessons will not be rescheduled.

Classes are 30 minutes

Maximum of 4 registrants

Tuesdays & Thursdays —September 7-September 23

5:30 p.m.-6:00 p.m. 

$43.20

Course ID: 239


Preschool 3

These 3 to 5-year-old youngsters will try both jumping and a sideways entry into deep water while wearing a life jacket. They’ll recover objects from the bottom in waist-deep water. They’ll work on kicking and gliding through the water on their front and back. Swimming lessons will be modified to follow guidelines & health precautions as set out by the Province of Ontario, public health, and the Life Saving Society. All lessons will be taught by a qualified Lifesaving Instructor. Parent to Child ratio is 1:1 and a parent must accompany their child in the pool up to Swimmer Level 3. Missed lessons will not be rescheduled. There will be NO REFUNDS, or credits due to missed lessons. Children 3 years of age and under and swimmers over 3 (including adults) who are not toilet trained, MUST wear a swim diaper. Swim diapers are available for children under the age of 3 at the customer service desk.

Classes are 30 minutes

Maximum of 4 registrants

Tuesdays & Thursdays —September 7-September 23

4:00 p.m.-4:30 p.m. 

$43.20

Course ID: 236


Swimmer 1

Age 6 & Older. These beginners will become comfortable jumping into the water with and without a life jacket. They’ll learn to open their eyes, exhale and hold their breath underwater. They’ll work on floats, glides, and kicking through water on their front and back. Swimming lessons will be modified to follow guidelines & health precautions as set out by the Province of Ontario, public health, and the Life Saving Society. All lessons will be taught by a qualified Lifesaving Instructor. Parent to Child ratio is 1:1 and a parent must accompany their child in the pool up to Swimmer Level 3. Missed lessons will not be rescheduled. There will be NO REFUNDS, or credits due to missed lessons.

Classes are 30 minutes

Maximum of 4 registrants

Tuesdays & Thursdays —September 7-September 23

4:30 p.m.-5:00 p.m. 

$43.20

Course ID: 237


Swimmer 2

Age 6 & Older. These advanced beginners will jump into deeper water, and learn to be comfortable falling sideways into the water wearing a life jacket. They’ll be able to support themselves at the surface without an aid, learn whip kick, swim 10 m on their front and back, and be introduced to flutter kick interval training (4 x 5 m). Swimming lessons will be modified to follow guidelines & health precautions as set out by the Province of Ontario, public health, and the Life Saving Society. All lessons will be taught by a qualified Lifesaving Instructor.

Classes are 30 minutes

Max 4 registrants. 

Tuesdays & Thursdays —September 7-September 23

5:00 p.m.-5:30 p.m. 

$43.20

Course ID: 238


Swimmer 3

Age 6 & Older —   These junior swimmers will dive, do in-water front somersaults, and handstands. They’ll work on 15 m of front crawl, back crawl, and 10 m of whip kick. Flutter kick interval training increases to 4 x 15 m. Swimming lessons will be modified to follow guidelines & health precautions as set out by the Province of Ontario, public health, and the Life Saving Society. All lessons will be taught by a qualified Lifesaving Instructor.

Classes are 45 minutes

Max 4 Registrants

Tuesdays & Thursdays —September 7-September 23

5:15 p.m.-6:00 p.m. 

$43.20

Course ID: 235


Swimmer 5/6

Swimmer 5—   These swimmers will master shallow dives, cannonball entries, eggbeater kicks, and in-water backward somersaults. They’ll refine their front and back crawl over 50 m swims of each, and breaststroke over 25 m. Then they’ll pick up the pace in 25 m sprints and two interval training bouts: 4 x 50 m front or back crawl; and 4 x 15 breaststroke. Swimmer 6—  These advanced swimmers will rise to the challenge of sophisticated aquatic skills including stride entries, compact jumps, and lifesaving kicks like eggbeater and scissor kick. They’ll develop strength and power in head-up breaststroke sprints over 25 m. They’ll easily swim lengths of front crawl, back crawl, and breaststroke, and they’ll complain about the 300 m workout. Swimming lessons will be modified to follow guidelines & health precautions as set out by the Province of Ontario, public health, and the Life Saving Society. All lessons will be taught by a qualified Lifesaving Instructor.

Classes are 45 min. 

Age 6 & Older.

Max 6 Registrants

Tuesdays & Thursdays —September 7-September 23

4:30 p.m.-5:15 p.m. 

$43.20

Course ID: 234


Private- Any Level

This spot is available for ANY level, age 3 or older. Private lessons are specially designed for children or adults who need individual attention. Participants are taught and evaluated at the Lifesaving Society Levels. A parent must accompany their child in the pool up to Swimmer Level 3. Parent to Child ratio is 1:1. Swimming lessons will be modified to follow guidelines & health precautions as set out by the Province of Ontario, public health, and the Life Saving Society. All lessons will be taught by a qualified Lifesaving Instructor. Missed lessons will not be rescheduled. There will be NO REFUNDS, or credits due to missed lessons. Keep Our Pool Clean! Please be aware that we have a new policy. Children 3 years of age and under and swimmers over 3 who are not toilet trained, MUST wear a swim diaper. Swim diapers are available for children under the age of 3 at the front desk.

Classes are 30 minutes.

Max 1 registrant.

Tuesdays & Thursdays —September 7-September 23

4:00 p.m.-4:30 p.m. 

$126.00 +HST

Course ID: 233