IMPORTANT UPDATE: WINTER 2022 SESSION
We are sad to announce that DSC’s Winter swim session has been temporarily canceled due to Covid-19 restrictions in Ontario.
Pools will be closed from Wednesday January 5, 2022 until at least Wednesday January 26, 2022.
The Winter session will resume as planned when the Ontario government lifts the restrictions. Please look here and in your email inbox for updates.
If any swimmers would like to withdraw from the Winter session, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
WINTER 2022 SESSION INFORMATION:
DSC’s Winter session will be running from January 27 to March 31, 2022.
Daily COVID-19 Screening Form must be filled out before each swim.
DSC Waiver and Release Form must be completed once per season (Sept. ‘21 - Aug. ‘22.)
Winter Practice Times:
Monday 9:00 -10:00 pm at Wellesley Community Centre - Chris
Tuesday 7:00 - 8:15 pm at Jimmy Simpson Pool - Chris
Wednesday 9:00 - 10:00 pm at Wellesley Community Centre - Justin
Thursday 8:00 - 9:15pm at Pam McConnell Pool - Chris
Saturday at 5:00 - 6:15 p.m. Long Course University of Toronto (starting Jan. 29) - Gaël
Sunday Mornings 10:00 - 11:15 am at Jimmy Simpson Pool - Audrey
Sunday Evenings 7:00 - 8:00 p.m. at University of Toronto (starting Jan. 30) - Gaël
There are still spots available on Sunday Evenings at U of T.
To register, please email email@example.com with the lane you prefer to swim in (A, B, or C - A lanes are the fastest).
There will be three types of memberships as follows, with the majority of swimmers falling into Category 1. Please note swimmers are allowed to choose by Category 1 and 2 for the Winter session.
As a reminder, no swimmers will be turned away for financial reasons. If you want to swim with the club but are concerned about being able to afford it, please speak with our Treasurer, Mark, at firstname.lastname@example.org. These discussions will remain confidential.
All Category 1 and 2 swimmers will need to pay affiliation fees of $35 for Swim Ontario. These affiliation fees cover swimmers until August 2022 (i.e. they won’t be repeated for the Winter session if you swam in the Fall).
LIMITED AVAILABILITY Category 1 - Regular:
Swimmers in Category 1 will register for one or more specific practices per week as we’ve done throughout the pandemic, subject to availability. Swimmers will be committing to their practices for the entire term at an expected cost of around $10/swim, plus affiliation fees (paid once per year). If swimmers are unable to attend a particular practice after registering for the session, they will not receive a refund for that swim.
**Note, because of the Flex Membership below, swimmers who are not present at the pool by 5 minutes prior to the start of their practice will have their spot offered up to another swimmer. If you show up late and a Flex swimmer has taken your spot, and we have reached the maximum number of swimmers for that practice, you will be turned away.
FULL Category 2 - Flex:
This membership Category is meant for swimmers who have an unpredictable schedule and can’t commit to a particular practice each week. Lane spots for Category 2 members are not guaranteed.
Swimmers in Category 2 will purchase a 10-swim pass for $100 (plus pay their affiliation fees). They can swim at any practice where there is space available. Spots will be given on a first come first serve basis. In the event you have unused passes at the end of the Winter session, they will carry over to the next session, but they will not be refunded.
We anticipate having between 1-4 open spots for Flex swimmers each practice, in addition to potential no-shows. There is no method of signing-up in advance for these spots, so swimmers in this category will be showing up at their own risk. If you show up and the lanes are full, you will be turned away as we cannot accommodate more than the maximum number of swimmers.
We will try to post in the WetScream the number of unused swim spots at each practice for the prior two weeks so Flex members can gauge their likely chances of getting a spot.
Category 3 - Non-Swimmer:
We know not all of our members will be able to return to swim with us for various reasons, but may want to stay engaged in the club. We are more than just swimmers, we are a community.
All those who want to remain as official members to be able to participate in the AGM and potential future socials can register for $10 for the Term.
Category 3 membership will also give you access to our coaches’ workouts for anyone who wants to swim on their own at public lane swims. We will be sharing these in our bi-weekly Wetscream.
Please note that to be eligible to receive the Wetscream and these workouts, non-swimmers will still have to sign DSC’s waiver and release (linked at the top of this page).
Daily COVID-19 Screening is available here.
The latest Government of Canada information on the pandemic is available here.
DSC is more than a swim club.
It is a community.