May 10, 2021.
Dear Lakeshore Pool members and friends,
We are busily preparing the pool and the grounds for reopening Lakeshore this Spring. Although the KFL&A region is currently affected by the provincial lockdown, the LSPA Board of Directors is hopeful that once the lockdown restrictions are lifted, we will be prepared to welcome you back.
Working closely with KFL&A Public Health Unit and following the guidelines listed in The Lifesaving Society's Guide to Reopening Pools and Waterfronts, we have created a schedule (see below) that we feel provides as many opportunities as possible for members to swim at Lakeshore while ensuring that we are keeping our members and staff safe. This will include enhanced cleaning protocols, social distancing, and reduced capacity within Lakeshore's property.
When LSPA is given the green light to reopen, members will be able to use our newly-created online booking system to reserve a 1.5 hour swim time, with a maximum capacity of 50 members during each spot. Each day, there will be five 1.5 hour swim times available, starting at 12:30 pm and ending at 9:00 pm. 15-minute intervals will separate each swim slot to allow members to exit the pool via our side gate and time for our staff to disinfect areas.
For this summer, LSPA will adopt a rolling reservation system. Members will be able to book a maximum of three 1.5 hours swim times at once. Only after 1 of their 3 swim times have been used will that member be permitted to book another swim time. This is a practice used at other recreational and gym facilities, which will ensure that all members will have equal access to the same number of swim times. Members will not be able to book their swim times for an entire summer at once.
Swimming lessons will continue to be offered in three 2-week sessions throughout the summer as well as two 1-week sessions for Bronze level students. Enrolment for these lessons will be limited to half of the regular capacity. Lessons for our youngest members in the Kiddie Pool and Levels 1-4 will be reduced to 3 students per class and require that an adult enter the pool with their child during the lesson and assist them as needed. Lessons for children in Levels 5-10 are reduced to 5 students per class. Bronze level classes will have 12 students.
We plan to accept registrations and payments within the next week or so. Please refer back frequently to our website for updates and news about our reopening. We welcome your questions; please direct them to Lakeshore Help
We realize that this summer will look and feel a little different, but we also know that the appeal of Lakeshore on a sunny day is hard to resist. We hope you jump back in!
LSPA Board of Directors
Christine Joannette, Erica Benn, Andrea Kleffman, Nathan Bigelow
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