Fall swim lessons open for registration this week
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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