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
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,
money is set aside for capital improvement to the facility
Why is volunteering important at LSPA?
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?
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?
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.
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?
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 Information3. What about lessons for older
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.
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?
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.
HAVE ANY QUESTIONS, PLEASE CONTACT LIFEGUARD STAFF OR ANY BOARD MEMBER