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Information for Lakeshore Swimming Pool Members

Structure of the Lakeshore Swimming Pool Association

Who owns and operates LSPA?

LSPA is owned by its members and is operated by a Board of Directors elected by its members. The election of the Board happens each year at the Annual General meeting. The Board members are all volunteers. Day-to-day management of the pool during the summer is provided by a hired staff of lifeguards, supervised by the Pool Manager

Types of Membership

  • Basic Membership
    • Includes up to 2 adults
    • allows adding children
    • allows adding lessons for children
    • allows adding additional family members
  • Single Membership
    • Includes a single person over 12
    • allows adding lessons
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Where do my membership fees go?

The biggest expense for the pool is the life guard staff. Next is regular maintenance of the pool itself, which includes opening and closing of the pool, chemical supplies, repair and upkeep of the pumps and other equipment. Other expenses include insurance, utilities, and supplies.

money is set aside for capital improvement to the facility

Why is volunteering important at LSPA?



Volunteers are extremely important at the pool. All positions on the Board are volunteer, and much effort goes into making the pool run smoothly and into keeping the fees as low as possible. Many jobs are done by volunteers, from managing the canteen to cleaning the grounds, painting the pool, negotiating insurance contracts and doing the banking, to name just a few. The pool always needs help, so don't hesitate to get involved. It can be a very rewarding experience, you get to meet lots of great people, and it helps to keep membership fees low.

Safety and Behaviour:

1. What are the safety rules at the pool?

Safety rules are posted at the pool. Please read and follow these rules. Specific rules for the diving area are posted near the diving boards. The lifeguards have final authority in all matters regarding pool safety and the behaviour of all members and guests in the pool area.

2. What qualifications do the lifeguards have?

All lifeguards have National Lifeguard certification and Instructors qualifications.

3. Are there special rules for the wading pool?

A lifeguard is not posted in the baby pool. Parents and guardians are responsible for ensuring the safety of their own children, and must be present in the baby pool area at all times. During a shift

change, a lifeguard will pass through the area. The gates to the baby pool must be kept closed at all times.

4. Are floating toys from home permitted in the pool?

No, but many floating toys are available at the pool, and the lifeguards will be happy to get them for you. On occasional days other toys are permitted at the discretion of the guards. These days will be posted at the pool.

5. How often is the water tested?

The pool water is tested a minimum of 3 times a day, and on busy days it is tested every 2 hours. This meets public health standards for such a pool. If there is any doubt about the safety of the water the pool is closed until the problem is dealt with.

6. Is there a policy on taking diaper-aged children in the pool and the baby pool?

Disposable diapers designed for swimming are the only diapers allowed in the pool.

Swimming Lessons:



1. Can I choose a specific instructor for lessons?

Due to the large number of children in lessons, the scheduling is difficult. As a result, requests for specific instructors for specific times cannot always be accommodated. All of our instructors are fully qualified to deliver all Red Cross and Royal Lifesaving courses.

2. What system of swimming levels is used at LSPA?

Lessons are taught according to the Red Cross system. The lifeguards will be able to tell you how these levels are evaluated and where your child should be placed if you are new to this system. Click Here for more Information

3. What about lessons for older children?

LSPA offers all three Bronze swimming levels, Bronze Star, Bronze Medallion, and Bronze Cross. They are offered twice during the summer. Please refer to the schedule for dates and times. The lifeguards will be able to explain the requirements for these levels.

Other Activities:

1. What other activities are available at LSPA?

LSPA has a synchronized swimming program and diving instruction. Also, many of our staff are experienced speed swimmers, and offer their expertise to members.
LSPA also offers Aquafit classes, and adults who would like to improve their strokes are welcome to consult a lifeguard.


Special Days at LSPA

1. What are some of the special events at LSPA?

During July, LSPA hosts its annual Fun Day. Swimming races, boat races, pajama races, diving and synchronized swimming performances, and lots of other fun activities along with a barbeque & music.

In August, Casino Night offers a great evening of chance, especially for the kids, who spend their winnings on fun prizes at the end of the night. There is a Silent Auction for the adults, and a barbeque and corn roast at dinner time.

Tween night is for preteens, with games and fun specially for that age group.

2. Are there days when guests are allowed in the Pool?

Yes, local and out of town guests are permitted in the pool if accompanied by a member. Check the newsletter for specific days and times. Guests pay a nominal fee for the use of the pool. These fees are paid directly to the guard staff upon entering the pool. All guests must abide by pool rules.

IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS, PLEASE CONTACT LIFEGUARD STAFF OR ANY BOARD MEMBER