Tuesday, August 25, 2020 - 12:45 PM

Modified Learn to Swim Program

adult supporting a child swimming in a pool

The City of St. John’s registration for fall recreation programs begins 7 a.m. August 27, 2020 for residents of St. John’s and takes place:

The Canadian Red Cross Learn to Swim Program offered at City of St. John’s pools this fall are modified to follow COVID-19 precautions and restrictions. All City of St. John’s Red Cross Swim offerings have been modified so that physical distancing will be maintained.
 
Modified Red Cross Swim Lessons for preschool age (Sea Turtle, Salamander, Sunfish, Crocodile & Whale) and school age Levels 1 to 4, require an adult be in the pool with the child. Typically this is the instructor, however current protocols require Swim Instructors and Lifeguards maintain six feet of physical distance from participants except in cases of emergency.
 
Beginning in fall 2020, a caregiver age 19+ is required to be in the water with each child at all times during the lesson, for preschool age and Level 1-4 sessions. The caregiver must be comfortable in chest deep water and able to hold the participant as needed as they practice skills.
 
For more details on new or modified procedures and policies offered through the City’s Recreation division, review our Recreation Reopening Plans and Guide on Aquatic Instructional programs during COVID-19.