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The Kinsmen Pool at our Aquatic Centre hosts various levels of swimming programs. Our main objective is to promote safe and enjoyable aquatics.

Session 

Dates

Cancellations

Fall October 26 to December 23, 2020 Nov. 11 (Remembrance Day)
Winter February 1 to April 12, 2021 *dates will change with 2021 Lockdown
  • Feb. 15 (Family Day)
  • March 15-21 (March Break)
  • April 2 (Good Friday)
  • April 4 (Easter Sunday)
Spring to be decided May 24 (Victoria Day)
Summer to be decided July 1 (Canada Day), August 2 (Civic Holiday)

*Start & end dates pending on day selected. 

 COVID-19: Modified Learn to Swim Program
The Canadian Red Cross Learn to Swim Program offered at the Cornwall Aquatic Centre have been modified to follow COVID-19 precautions and restrictions.  All Red Cross Swim lessons have been modified so that physical distancing will be maintained.
  • Modified Red Cross Swim Preschool Levels Starfish, Duck, Sea Turtle, Sea Otter, Salamander, Sunfish, Crocodile & Whale and school age Swim Kids Levels 1 to 4, require an adult be in the pool with the child. Typically, this is the instructor, however current protocols require Swim Instructors and Lifeguards maintain six feet of physical distance from participants except in cases of emergency.  It must be the same parent / guardian who participates or accompanies the child for all lessons and be comfortable in chest deep water.

Program Details

  • When you arrive at the entrance you will be permitted in the building 15 minutes before your scheduled activity / rental. 
  •  You will be checked in and asked screening questions.  Ensure you are wearing a face covering.
  •  Participants or staff who are exhibiting symptoms of illness will not be permitted into the facility.
  •  All swimmers should arrive showered and in their swimsuits. Participants may use the changerooms after their lesson and will have 15 minutes to exit.  Masks must be worn and physical distancing maintained. 
  •  All lessons will run 30 minutes except Swim Patrol and Bronze Awards, with a 15-minute cleaning period in between zones.   
  •  Each family will be met by their instructors on the pool deck.
  •  Participants must exit the pool deck immediately after their lesson.  
  •  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 or be 6 feet from participant while in the water.
  •  If the parent is not participating in the lesson (Swim Kids 5 to 10), 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).
  •  Parents viewing the lesson must wear masks.  Masks must be worn by lesson participants while waiting for lessons.
  •  Please note that swim lessons cannot be rescheduled.

 COVID-19: Modified Advanced Level Programs

Lifesaving Society Swim Patrol, Bronze Level Awards and National Lifeguard will use “Bubble buddies” which defined as a partner or group of three that work together exclusively throughout the course or recertification to limit physical contact with others.  Participants will be required to wear a mask on the pool deck when physical distancing can not be maintained.

 

Program Details

  • When you arrive at the entrance you will be permitted in the building 15 minutes before your scheduled activity / rental. 
  •  You will be checked in and asked screening questions.  Ensure you are wearing a face covering.
  •  Participants or staff who are exhibiting symptoms of illness will not be permitted into the facility.
  •  All swimmers should arrive showered and in their swimsuits. Participants may use the changerooms after their lesson and will have 15 minutes to exit.  Masks must be worn and physical distancing maintained. 
  •  All lessons will run 30 minutes except Swim Patrol and Bronze Awards, with a 15-minute cleaning period in between zones.   
  •  Participants must exit the pool deck immediately after their lesson.  
  •  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 or be 6 feet from participant while in the water.
  •  Bronze Level Award and National Lifeguard parents are not permitted on the deck for viewing. 
  •  Please note that swim lessons cannot be rescheduled.
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Lori Gibeau
Aquatic Coordinator
100 Water Street East, Box 877, Cornwall ON, K6H 5T9
T.: 613-930-2787 ext. 2514
F.: 613-933-4681
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