Swimming lessons/Leçons de natation
Swim Team/Équipe de natation
Synchronized Swimming/Nage synchronisée
Bronze Cross & Bronze Medallion
Staff Survey regarding 2020 summer
Dear staff members,
Following a town meeting regarding the pool, we are reaching out to all staff members to ask that you provide your feedback anonymously. (There will not be any names attached to the responses.)
You need to be made aware that this summer will be like no other. We must all follow government guidelines, like social distancing, etc. Because of this, we ask that you please read the following text carefully and answer the question at the end as soon as possible. Only with everyone’s answers can the town then make a decision on whether or not the pool will open this summer. Also keep in mind that the committee will be there to support the staff if we do open and that there will be no hard feelings if you do not feel comfortable working with the new protocols.
Firstly, you need to know that all town buildings are and will remain closed, which also includes changing rooms/bathrooms and staff room. We are planning on having two mobile toilets - one for staff and one for patrons. Staff room will be used for keeping gear and lunches for that day only as well as serve as the first aid room. The microwave will be available to the staff. Only one person at a time will be allowed in the staff room. Access to the pump room will of course be allowed.
If the pool does open, the tentative date would be July 1st for recreational swimming only and if all goes well, we could start programs (with protocols set for those as well) on July 13th - so 6 weeks of programs instead of 8.
For recreational swimming, it would proceed as follows:
The pool would be divided into 9 sections that people can reserve for 45 minutes twice a week. The pool would be open 7 hours a day. (See diagram.) During each hour timeslot, members would have access to a section of grass corresponding to the section they have reserved in the pool. The grass area will be clearly marked with spray paint and will follow the 2m rules.
The timeslots will be for 1 hour. The members would swim for 45 min and this will be followed by 15 minutes of cleaning. Guards would be responsible to clean after each 45 time slot, before the next group would come in. We will try this for 1.5 weeks and if all goes all well we can then add modified programs for 6 weeks.
All guards would be responsible for gate check at the entrance and exit and cleaning as well as their regular duties.
Since the building is closed, there would not be use of showers or changing rooms. Patrons would have to arrive at and leave the pool in their swimsuits. Once their time slot is over, members would gather their items while guards wipe down ladders, ramps and any other surfaces that have been touched.
Timeslots would be as follows:
Guards would be provided with masks and face shields, and there would also be plexiglass at the gates. The proper tools to clean (rubber gloves, liquid sanitizer, paper towels, etc) will also be available. We would provide you with everything necessary to help ensure your safety.
Staff would need to respect the 2 m distancing at all times unless there is an emergency. Staff would need to set the example for other staff and patrons.
The town has asked us to think about the repercussions if COVID did actually infect you which may in turn risk your families who could get ill. You also have to be aware of the mental stress that these different working conditions may have on you as well as dealing with potentially difficult situations.
We need you to provide a yes or a no answer to the following question, keeping in mind that whatever your answer is, there is still no guarantee that the town will allow the pool to open.
Thank you in advance for your quick response.
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Do you still wish to work at the pool this season knowing that it will be in a limited capacity as set forth by the Lifesaving Society and the town of Baie-D’Urfé (i.e. no facility use except staff room for first aid and pump room) as well as knowing that the pool will be using a reservation system and that programs would be offered in a limited capacity?
Please discuss this with your families prior to responding, no later than Tuesday June 9th at 12pm
Your answer is completely anonymous.
For more information on the Lifesaving Society guidelines for COVID-19, please consult the following document:
Guide to Reopening Pools and Waterfronts
BDAC Executive Committee