Swimming Information

Swimming Information

The Recreation Complex is located at 12 Remembrance Square, Conception Bay South. It features a pool facility, hot tub, sauna, and squash courts.

Please be advised that due to COVID-19, swimming lessons are suspended at this time. 

WINTER Set 1

Swimming lessons will run from January 3– February 26, 2022. Registration will open online only for residents of Conception Bay South on Saturday, December 18, at 2:30 p.m. Registration opens for the general public on Monday, December 20 at 2:30 p.m.

Classes will continue with the same protocols as Fall Set 2. For public and private swimming lessons, parents are required to be in the water for classes up to and including Swim Kids 4. Winter Set 1 includes the same classes and class sizes as the fall schedule, with a few additional private lessons. Please note that there will be no access to the observation room.

For more information, call 834-6500 ext. 602.

COVID-19 Booking Procedures and Guidelines

Bookings

Residents should book their swim times or squash rentals in advance. You can book slots a maximum of 2 days in advance (ex: You can call on Sunday and book for Monday and/or Tuesday). You can book for up to 2 people or for a family. Due to limited space, anyone that does not show up for a booking on more than two occasions may be prevented from future bookings. Please keep in mind your booking is only confirmed when you receive confirmation from a Recreation Complex staff member. To book, please call the Recreation Complex at 834-6500 ext. 602.

Guidelines

To help prevent the spread of COVID-19, the Town has implemented new measures and procedures to ensure the safety of all patrons and staff. There will now be a maximum capacity of 50 swimmers in the pool at one time.

  • All swimmers are required to follow Public Health guidelines related to COVID-19.
  • If you do not feel well, please stay home for everyone’s safety.
  • Please arrive no more than 10 minutes before your booking.  Start and end times will be strictly adhered to.
  • Swimmers are required to keep swimwear on while showering and are requested to shower at home following their swim.
  • We encourage all swimmers to be dressed for their swim before arrival.
  • Swimmers will need to leave the changeroom within ten minutes after their swim, in order for adequate disinfection/cleaning times for the following swim.
  • The hot tub will open during swims with a maximum of two patrons at a time. The sauna is available for one person at a time.
  • Swim equipment is not available for use (you may bring your own lifejacket, flutter board, etc.)
  • Children less than 12 years old must be accompanied by a parent in the water.
  • The water fountain is available; however, you must bring a refillable water bottle for usage.
  • The pool observation deck is not open.
  • Masks are a public health requirement for entering the building and must be worn until you enter the pool or squash courts. Once you exit the pool and courts, masks will be required.
  • All swimmers must properly physical distance from each other and from staff.
  • Swimmers are requested to pay via Visa or Debit.

For public and private swimming lessons, from Pre-School to Swim Kids 4, a parent will be required to enter the water for each class and must be within a hand’s reach of their child. This is because instructors have to physically distance from children. For other classes, parents will drop their child off at the front door and pick them up immediately following lessons.

Preschool Program

The Conception Bay South Recreation Complex offers a preschool program consisting of 8 levels: Starfish, Duck, Sea Turtle, Sea Otter, Salamander, Sunfish, Crocodile and Whale.

Adult Swim Program

The Conception Bay South Recreation Complex currently offers both Red Cross Swim Basics and Red Cross Swim Strokes. These swimming programs are designed to meet your individual needs. Learn to swim in Red Cross Swim Basics, develop or improve strokes in Red Cross Swim Strokes. Register anytime! Course offered Tuesdays from 8:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.

Leadership Programs

Due to COVID-19, the Town is not offering leadership programs at this time. 

These include Bronze Cross, Bronze Medallion, Bronze Star, and the Junior Lifeguard Club.

THE JUNIOR LIFEGUARD CLUB

The Junior Lifeguard Club (JLCoffers fun for kids 8 years and up, who can swim at least 25m and tread water for 2 minutes, or those who have completed Swim Kids 8. JLC provides an action-packed challenge for kids who love the water but who want more than lessons. JLC is for quick learners, those between levels or programs, and those who thrive in an energetic learning environment.

BRONZE MEDALLION

Bronze medallion teaches an understanding of the lifesaving principles embodied in the four components of water rescue education – judgment, knowledge, skill and fitness. Rescuers learn tows, carries and release methods in preparation for challenging rescues of increased risk. Lifesavers learn to respond to increasingly complex resuscitation situations involving conscious and unconscious victims with an obstructed airway. Lifesavers develop stroke efficiency and endurance in a timed swim. Bronze Medallion is a prerequisite for the Bronze Cross Award. Prerequisites: Minimum age 13 years old.

BRONZE CROSS

Bronze Cross is designed for lifesavers who want the challenge of more advanced training including an introduction to safe supervision in aquatic facilities. Bronze Cross teaches the difference between lifesaving and lifeguarding, the principles of emergency procedures and teamwork. Lifesavers learn how to rescue a spinal-injured victim and a pulse-less victim. Bronze Cross is the prerequisite award for all advanced training programs in lifesaving, lifeguarding and leadership. Prerequisites: Bronze Medallion (does not have to be current), 14 years of age within 30 days of the exam.

Shallow Water Fitness

A great way to have fun, exercise, get in shape. This program is offered on Mondays from 3:00-3:55 p.m. Drop-in is $4.00 (HST incl.)
This program is also offered on Thursdays from 8:00-9:00 p.m. Participants can register for 8 weeks, which is $37.40 (hst inc) or they can drop-in if spots are available for $5.25 (HST incl). To register, please visit the pool front desk.

School or Group Swimming Lessons

The Town has space available during weekdays to provide the Red Cross swim program to your school. The Town offers competitive prices, great instruction and a highly-qualified staff. The timesavailable for school lessons or swims run from 9 a.m. to noon, Monday to Friday, depending on the number of children. Please be advised that times available are subject to change depending on staffing.

Birthday Parties/Pool Parties

There are no bookings at this time due to COVID-19. 

The Recreation Complex is the ideal place to host a birthday party, conference or function. Our rentals include 1 hour of pool time and 1 hour of party room time. If you are not interested in the pool portion or the upstairs portion, we do offer several other options to suit your needs. In the party room you have access to the full kitchen, which includes an oven, microwave and refrigerator. We take the liberty of setting up the covered tables and chairs.


CBS Bluefins Swim Club

A year-round club and offers both competitive and pre-competitive programs. It operates out of a 4-lane, 25m pool and has a current membership of about 60 swimmers, ranging in age from 7–18. The club has several different training groups, which each have their own practice schedule and coaches. Each group is specifically designed to provide swimmers with the necessary skill set to either compete or improve on their swimming capabilities. The pre-requisite for the team is successful completion of Swim Kids Level 7 or equivalent. If you require additional information, please visit their website. You may also call 834-6500 ext. 609.

CBS Silhouettes Synchronized Swimming Club

The CBS Silhouettes Synchronized Swimming Club offers two programs. The Recreational Program teams meet once per week and swimmers have fun while learning the basics of synchronized swimming. The Competitive Program consists of four teams that meet several times per week, depending on the age group of a team. Interested in trying this amazing sport? The Silhouettes host a free Try Synchro Day on each of the two weekends following Labor Day in September. The Try Synchro Days are for swimmers aged six and up, who are comfortable swimming in the deep end of the pool, and are able to follow instruction from a coach. To find out more please visit www.cbssilhouettes.com or find the CBS Silhouettes on Facebook and Instagram. You may also call 834-6500 ext. 609.

The public is advised that the Recreation Complex is closed during all statutory holidays and during the annual maintenance of the facility in late August.

Monday 2:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
Tuesday 6:00 a.m. – 8:30 a.m. and 12:00 p.m. -10:30 p.m.
Wednesday 2:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
Thursday 2:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
Friday 6:00 – 8:30 a.m. and 12:00 – 8:30 p.m.
Saturday 9:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Sunday 12:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

Contact the Recreation Complex

Call: 834-6500 ext. 602
E-mail: cbspool@conceptionbaysouth.ca

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