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Aquatics at Al Anderson Memorial Pool

Opening May 14, 2021

There's nothing like taking a dip in an outdoor pool. The water, the sun, the breeze, it's the only way to soak up the summer. And with the City of Langley's outdoor pool offering children's swimming lessons, lane swimming, public swimming, aquatic fitness, and public rentals, there's something for everyone to get excited about.

Al Anderson Memorial Pool Admission Policies
• Admission rates are non-refundable
• Prices are subject to change
• Children 7 years and under must be accompanied by a parent/guardian 16 years or older
• Maximum of 2 children per parent/guardian
• Children 8 years or older must meet a height requirement of 122cm (48 inches) to be admitted alone. A pool supervisor may overrule this requirement if they consider the child (8 years or older only) to be a strong swimmer

GUIDELINES FOR PUBLIC, LENGTH & AQUATIC FITNESS SWIM PARTICIPANTS

General Information

  • Please stay home if you are sick. If you need to assess your symptoms, please call 811 or use the BC COVID-19 Self-Assessment tool.
  • Physical distancing is not optional. Patrons must stay 6-feet or 2 meters apart from one another and staff.
  • As per the Provincial Health Officer orders as of November 24th masks are required in all public spaces. This includes the hallways, change rooms and pool deck. Please wear your mask until you are ready to enter the pool basin and re-don your mask before heading towards the change rooms. It is advised to dry your face before re-donning your mask.
  • Children between the ages of 2-12 are highly encourage to wear a mask. Children under 2, and those that cannot put on or remove a mask without the assistance of others are exempt from the mask requirement. Please inform staff at the time of registration.
  • Masks and face coverings that cover your nose and mouth are not allowed to be worn in the water.

Getting Ready for Your Pool Visit

  • Please come “swim ready”: dressed in your swimsuit, as this will assist us in getting you to your session on time.
  • Due to occupancy limitations, change rooms capacities are significantly reduced. For this reason, change rooms will not be available upon entry. Change rooms will only be open for 15 minutes after each session.
  • Bring a filled water bottle. Water fountains on the pool deck are not available.
  • Lockers will not be available at this time. We encourage patrons to leave all personal at home. Essential items can be stored in outdoor cubbies or placed in viewing area, amphitheatre or on deck benches.
  • Viewing area will not be available at this time due to the current health orders. Family members and friends are asked to wait outside the fence.
  • Your registration limits you to the time slot and pool space noted on this receipt. No exceptions.

Arriving at Al Anderson Memorial Pool

  • Only those with a reserved space will be permitted onto the pool deck at their scheduled time. Please enter the facility by the front (main) entrance no more than 10 minutes prior to your swim session.

During Your Pool Visit

  • Everyone must sanitize or wash hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds before entering the pool area. It is also recommended that everyone takes a quick, cleansing shower before using the pool.
  • Patrons in need of physical assistance should receive help from a family member.
  • Patrons are encouraged to bring their own pool equipment. Safety equipment such as PFDs will be provided.
  • Do not spit or blow your nose in the water.
  • Bathrooms will be available.
  • Please exit the water when you hear a long whistle that signals the end of your allotted time.

After Your Swim

  • Due to the limited number of change rooms available, patrons are limited to a quick rinse and change only. All personal grooming must be done at home.
  • Changerooms will close 15 minutes after the session ends. This will ensure proper disinfectant and cleaning prior to the next scheduled program.
  • Those wishing to leave the pool without changing are encouraged to do by exiting out the pool deck gate located by the viewing area.
SWIM LESSON GUIDELINES FOR PARTICIPANTS

General Information

  • Please stay home if you are sick. If you need to assess your symptoms, please call 811 or use the BC COVID-19 Self-Assessment tool.
  • Physical distancing is not optional. Patrons must stay 6-feet or 2 meters apart from one another and staff.
  • As per the Provincial Health Officer orders as of November 24th masks are required in all public spaces. This includes the hallways, change rooms and pool deck. Please wear your mask until your class begins and re-don your mask at the end of the lesson before entering the change rooms. It is advised to dry your face before re-donning your mask.
  • Children between the ages of 2-12 are highly encourage to wear a mask. Children under 2, and those that cannot put on or remove a mask without the assistance of others are exempt from the mask requirement. Please inform staff at the time of registration.
  • Masks and face coverings that cover your nose and mouth are not allowed to be worn in the water.

Getting Ready for Your Lessons

  • Please come “swim ready”: dressed in your swimsuit, as this will assist us in getting you to your lesson on time.
  • Due to occupancy limitations, change room capacities are significantly reduced. The Male, Female and Universal change rooms will not be available for use upon entry. Change room use will be limited as you exit the pool. Change rooms will only be available for 15 minutes after your lesson.
  • Bring a filled water bottle. Water fountains on the pool deck are not available.
  • Lockers will not be available at this time. We encourage patrons to leave personal items at home.
  • Only one adult (16 years of age or older) will be permitted in the pool area to support each lesson participant. All other family members and friends are asked to wait outside the fence due to occupancy limitations. Viewing area will not be available at this time.
  • Due to occupancy and deck limitations, swim participants may only enter the pool area at the start of their swim class. No waiting area is available on the pool deck. If one adult support is accompanying multiple swim participants please note each swim participant can only enter at their designated swim time.

Arriving at Al Anderson Memorial Pool

  • On your first day of lessons, please check in with the front desk by entering the main lobby no more than 15 minutes prior to your start time. Staff will direct all registrants to the South East side of the building where you will be met by your instructor.
  • Swim Instructors will take attendance and do a Covid-19 health screening before escort registrants onto the pool deck from the meeting place.

During Your Pool Visit

  • Sanitize or wash hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds before entering the pool area. It is also recommended to take a quick, cleansing shower before using the pool.
  • Patrons in need of physical assistance should receive help from a family member.
  • Drop in Public Swim will not be available during swim lessons. All pool space is allocated to lessons during lesson times.
  • Do not spit or blow your nose in the water.

Changes to the Lesson Program

  • Swim instructors will teach a majority of the swim lessons from the pool deck. Instructors will enter the water for demonstrations and may teach from the water when physical distancing can be maintained.
  • In order to support staff and participant safety, all Swim Preschool and Swim Kids 1-4 classes now have a “Swim with Me” program adaptation. This adaptation requires that a maximum of one adult (16 years of age or older) attend the lesson in a bathing suit, in the water, in order to support the swim participant. This adult support is required to be in the water with the child at all times. In order to ensure there is no contact between swim participants and instructors, the adult support in the pool will provide support and correction to the child based on instructor feedback. Swim Kids 5-10 participants who are 7 years of age or older do not require an adult in the water with them.
  • For parents with multiple children, please note that for all “Swim with Me” classes there must be 1 adult support for each individual swim participant (a 1:1 ratio); even if both children are in the same class.
  • To ensure appropriate physical distancing can be maintained, class sizes have been reduced and/or pool space has been increased.
  • In order to reduce contact between instructors and patrons, we will not be offering Parent Feedback Day or report cards at this time. Instructors will give verbal feedback to the adult support on the level they should be registered into next, and their grades will be recorded in ActiveNet by Al Anderson Memorial Pool staff. Staff will maintain physical distancing when talking with the adult support.

After Your Lesson

  • Due to the limited number of change rooms available, families are limited to a quick rinse and change only. All personal grooming must be done at home.
  • Those wishing to exit the pool area quickly may do so through the Universal change room, for this option, parents and guardians are advised to bring warm clothing for themselves and child.

Spring Swim Schedule

SINGLE SESSION REGISTERED ACTIVITY:
• Pre-registration required
• Opens 7 days in advance of program start date
• Closes 2 hours prior to program start time

For May 14 to June 30 Swim Schedule, view HERE

To register for Public Swim, Length Swim and Aquatic Fitness, please call 604-514-2940 or 604-514-2860, online HERE

Spring Swim Lesson Schedule

Spring Swim Lesson Schedule, view HERE

Summer Swim Lesson Schedule

Summer Swim Lesson Set 1 and 2, view HERE (July 5-16 and July 19-30)

Summer Swim Lesson Set 3 and 4, view HERE (August 3-13 and August 16-27)

Registration for Summer Swim Lessons will begin on May 14, 2021