City of Vaughan uses following recreational swim program descriptions in its “2008/09 Fall & Winter Recreation Guide” (excerpt from brochure):
- Ladies Only Swim
Open to women preferring to swim lengths in a gender exclusive environment (see Dufferin Clark pool and Maple pool).
- Length Swim
A time for fitness and endurance swimming for all patrons looking for structured length swimming and/or fitness.
- Older Adult Swim
A time dedicated to the young at heart. Open for those 60 years of age or older preferring a relaxed atmosphere.
- Parent & Tot Swim
A time for parents and a maximum of 2 children under 7 years of age per adult. Pool lanes are limited at some pools.
- Recreational Swim
Open to everyone. See “Admission Guidelines” below.
- Therapy Swim
An open swim time for individuals looking to do rehabilitation exercises alone or with their therapist. Accompanying therapists are admitted free.
- 6 YEARS OF AGE & UNDER
- MUST be accompanied by a parent or guardian 16 years+, who is responsible for their direct supervision. Maximum of 2 children per guardian.
- Parent / guardian must be in bathing attire and within arms reach of the child(ren) at ALL times (in/out of water).
- 7 – 9 YEARS OF AGE
- MUST use gender specific change rooms or family change room.
- Children take the facility swim test: includes, but not limited to, swimming 2 widths of the pool and treading water for 1 minute. If they pass, they may swim in all areas of the pool. Swimming with a buddy is strongly recommended.
- If the child is a non-swimmer or cannot complete the facility swim test, they must be accompanied by a parent or guardian 12 years+. Maximum of 2 children per parent / guardian responsible for their direct supervision.
- The ratio of non-swimmers to 1 parent/guardian may be increased to a maximum of 4, if lifejackets are worn by ALL non-swimmers in their charge.
- Parent/guardian must be in bathing attire and within arms reach of the child(ren) at ALL times (in/out of water).
- 10 YEARS OF AGE & OLDER
- Allowed to swim in all areas of the pool. Swimming with a buddy is strongly recommended.
- Must use gender specific change rooms or family change room.
Aquafitness programs include exercises in the pool using the water as resistance to increase muscle tone, strength, and endurance. Classes are generally conducted in chest deep water with opportunity, where available, to exercise in deep water using a floatation device is recommended. Knowing how to swim is not a pre-requisite to programs offered in chest deep water. Classes are designed to allow participants to work at their own pace and intensity.
- Arthritis Aquafitness
An aquafitness program for people with arthritis. Exercises are designed to help range of motion and flexibility.
- Deep Water Aquafitness
A challenging, non-impact program done in deep water. Participants work out wearing floatation belts. Workout intensity my be equivalent to running 11 km/hour (individual results may vary). Prerequisite: Red Cross Level 5 or Adult B.
- Parent & Tot Aquafit
A fun, new aquatic opportunity for you and your baby to participate in an aquafit class. Children must be between 6 months and 2 years of age, be able to sit up on their own and be comfortable in the water in a provided baby seat. Please Note: Pay-as-you-go only. (See schedule of Maple pool)
- Gentle Aquafitness
A gentle program designed to trim and tone your muscles while improving your fitness level. Stay in shape and meet new people.
- H20 Yoga
Learn Yoga basics in a relaxing aquatic environment and work on balance and personal energy. All exercises are done with head out in shallow water. Please Note: Payas-you-go only. (See schedule of Maple pool)