Survey: August Swim Practice

Posted by Abbotsford Whalers Aquatic Club on Jun 27 2020 at 09:50AM PDT

You have probably heard in the news that the city of Abbotsford has decided not to open their outdoor pool this summer. This was a great disappointment for us! However, in follow-up conversations with the city, they are considering offering the club some pool time at MRC in August.

Why this survey? Our first step as a club is to decide whether there is interest in pursuing a+ 4-Week+ Swim Practice Session starting August 4th. Spaces would be limited and swimmers would need to be able to swim 100 meters unassisted. Swimmers would swim 3-4 times per week. Swim sessions would run similarly to Winterfit and additional health and safety protocols would be in place. Please take a couple minutes to complete the survey (it is only 4 easy questions!). We need these as soon as possible. We will be checking answers on Monday evening to see if there is enough interest to proceed. Please ensure you press “done” after the fourth question.

What are our next steps? Once we know if there is interest, we need to develop a Return to Swim Safety Plan and submit it to the city and BCSSA for approval. This is a time sensitive matter this week. We will also work with the city to determine swim times and with the coaches to develop swim groups.

Thank you for your time and patience. These are interesting times. Each city is responding differently in regards to reopening pools and we hope we can get swimmers back in the pool safely and soon!


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