Fall swim lessons open for registration this week

October 19, 2020

A limited number of children’s swimming lessons are returning to Parkinson Recreation Centre (PRC) beginning Saturday, Oct. 24. Lessons will be available on a first come, first served basis and will open for registration online and by phone on Wednesday, Oct. 21 at 7 a.m.  
“To ensure we can maintain safe maximum capacities within our facility, only a small percentage of swim lessons we typically offer will be available this season,” said Mariko Siggers, Community & Neighbourhood Services Manager. “We recognize that these are high-demand programs with low capacities, and we ask for patience and understanding throughout the registration process. If re-opening plans continue to progress, we hope to be able to offer more swimming lessons over the winter.” 

Registration will be available at kelowna.ca/recreation or by phone at 250-469-8800 beginning at 7 a.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 21. Registration online is recommended as phone registration may require long wait times. Please note that in-person registration will not be available.

A full list of available swim lessons can be found in this fall’s Activity & Program Guide
Those registered in swim lessons can expect the following safety protocols in place: 

  • Strict maximum capacities are in place for all lessons. 
  • Frequent, enhanced cleaning of the aquatics area each day as well as disinfecting of swim lesson equipment after use. 
  •  As per Red Cross recommendations, a parent or guardian is required to be in the water for all preschool lessons (Sea Otter, Salamander, Sunfish, Crocodile, Whale) as well as Swim Kids 1 & 2, to assist their child. 
  • Disinfecting wipes are available on site to disinfect lockers and changeroom benches. 
  • Participants will enter through the front doors and are asked to arrive no earlier than 15 minutes prior to their designated swim lesson start time. 
  • Children are encouraged to arrive in their bathing suits. 
  • Floor markings and additional signage posted on site reminding participants to maintain physical distance from others and to wash hands frequently. 
  • Anyone who is sick or experiencing symptoms is asked to stay home. 

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