January 4 2022 Update
While it is our hope to run a Winter swim program, we are putting a pause on all aquatic programs for the recommend 21 days (until January 26, 2022) made by the provincial government and local health authorities. We will continue to update this page as new information becomes available. We thank you for your patience and understanding.
December 2021 Update
Please note that we continue to monitor and follow COVID-19 recommendations from the provincial and local health authorities. As such, we are required to adjust our participation numbers based on the guidelines of provincial opening phases. A maximum of 16 swimmers will only be allowed during each swim time. We thank you for your patience and understanding.
This program provides time for adults who have a disability or a medical need to use warm water, to come in with their spouses/friends and have a leisurely swim, do their own exercises or just enjoy a relaxed social time in a warm pool. Equipment other than adapted lifejackets will not be loaned out – please bring your own equipment. Passes will not be accepted at this time, you must register and pay in advance. Drop ins are not accepted.
How to Register:
Visit www.hollandbloorview.ca/swim and click on the link to “Register for our Programs”. From the Online Registration page click on “Create an Account” to sign up for your online account. Enter your information first and then click on “Create account and add family Member” to add any additional family members. Please be sure to check off the two boxes “Periodic emails and mail updates” to receive future communication regarding program information.
Once an account is created, Search for the program name ‘Quiet Swim’ and register each person who will be attending the swim. Pay for the program on the secure registration page (Visa, MasterCard, American Express are accepted) in order to complete your registration. You will receive an email confirming your enrolment.
Swimmers may arrive 10 minutes prior to the swim. You will be required to fill-in an Online Self-Screening Form (found on our website) before arriving for your swim. Whenever possible, please continue to arrive with your bathing suit on under your clothing. Lifeguards will not be enforcing social distancing, you must ensure you keep 2 metres away from anyone not in your social circle. If you feel unwell, please withdraw from the swim before it starts, we will be happy to credit your account for next time.
Attendants: If the adults requires support/supervision in the pool, or who need assistance getting into or out of the pool, only register the adult for the swim then add attendant’s name when prompted.
Dates and Times:
Mondays 6:45-7:30 p.m. (January 10 to March 21)
Pool Closures on Monday February 21
$3.50 plus HST per person. Each person in attendance counts as a visit.
Water temperature in pools can fluctuate throughout the day in response to a number of unpredictable variables such as chemical and water levels and bather load. Participants can expect an average temperature of 92°, with variation slightly above or below this target being possible.