News and Announcements
Please review our Langley Flippers Swim Club COVID-19 Safety Plans:
Covid-19 Return to Swimming Plan
1. Sign-in with a coach or parent volunteer in the designated area in the open Plaza area in front of ACUCC prior to entering the pool deck. A health questionnaire will need to be answered at this time as well. Maintain distance and avoid other user groups. For contact tracing purposes, attendance sheets will be kept and submitted to the TOL EOC.
2. Enter Aldergrove Credit Union Community Center (ACUCC) pool through front gate ready to swim. Please use hand sanitizer provided by the Langley Flippers Swim Club.
3. Head directly onto the pool deck. Swimmers are not permitted to use facilities to get ready for practice. Swimmers should have showered at home and arrive to the pool with bathing suits under their clothes.
4. Place belongings in the designated area on pool deck along the fence line, maintaining proper distancing.
5. Head directly to the showers on the pool deck to rinse, then to assigned lanes, following the pool traffic flow.
6. Place clearly labeled water bottle and other personal equipment at the end of your designated lane.
7. Kick boards will be provided by the TOL and the TOL staff will sanitize after each use.
8. Stay in your assigned spot in the lane for the entirety of practice.
9. There will be a maximum of 4 people per lane.
10. There will be a maximum of 24 swimmers and 3 coaches on the pool deck at any given time.
11. Maintain a minimum of a 2m distance between yourself, other swimmers and coaches at all times.
12. No splashing, spitting, nose blowing or horse play will be tolerated.
13. Please limit bathroom use during practice.
14. At the end of practice, gather belongings and immediately leave the pool deck via the front gate. There will be hand sanitizer provided by the Langley Flippers Swim Club available on your way out.
*No parents will be permitted in the facility or on the pool deck. All assistance required by the swimmer must be handled before entering the facility and upon exit of the facility.
**No spectators will be permitted on the pool deck.
**In the event that a swimmer becomes ill during practice, the swimmer will be asked to exit the pool and the guardian will be contacted.
**Attendance and contact information will be provided to the TOL after each practice for the purpose of contact tracing.
COVID-19 Addendum to Facility Rental Agreement (“COVID-19 Addendum”)
Dr. Bonnie Henry stated on May 16, 2020 that “COVID-19 is new for all of us”. We at the Township of Langley responded to the
recommendation from our public health officials to first close our facilities, parks, and cease offering services, and we are
now responding to the recommendation to reopen our facilities, parks, and offer services to our community cautiously, with
the safety of our staff and community being our priority. This includes permitting user groups access to our facilities, parks,
and/or programs but solely on the basis that COVID-19 precautions will be adhered to by any and all user groups and
COVID-19 remains a worldwide pandemic and a threat to our local health and safety. We know the following (this list is not
intended to be exhaustive):
1. The infectious agent, SARS-CoV-2, has caused cases and outbreaks of a serious communicable disease known as
COVID-19 among the population of the Province of British Columbia;
2. Our public health officials have determined this constitutes a regional event, as defined in section 51 of the Public Health
3. A person infected with SARS-CoV-2 can infect other people with whom the infected person is in contact; and
4. The gathering of people in close contact with one another can promote the transmission of SARS-CoV-2 and increase the
number of people who develop COVID-19.
We cannot be certain that a person (of any age) will not contract SARS-CoV-2 at one of our facilities or parks and/or while
participating in one of our programs, but we have taken the steps required to develop our COVID-19 Safety Plan, which is
available for your review at tol.ca/covid19/. Even though we have implemented our COVID-19 Safety Plan and are applying the
associated procedures, the risk remains that a COVID-19 outbreak could occur despite our efforts.
As the representative of a user group, you are required to read and confirm that you understand our COVID-19 Safety Plan and
that you have your own COVID-19 Safety Plan. You are required to circulate this COVID-19 Addendum to the participants in the
activity for which you are utilizing our facilities, parks, or programs. You are required to take steps to ensure that participants
act in accordance with both COVID-19 Safety Plans. Failure to adhere to the same could result in your user group’s permit,
agreement or license being revoked without refund of any fees and/or any particular person being banned from access to our
facilities, parks, or programs. These termination rights are in addition to, and not in place of, any termination rights contained
in the Facility Rental/Permit/Lease Agreement and will apply notwithstanding any terms in the Facility Rental/Permit/Lease
It is vital that:
No person who feels sick in any way visit any of our facilities or park and/or utilize any of our services or programs.
No person brings a child who feels unwell or is showing any symptoms of illness to any of our facilities, or parks, or utilize
any of our services or programs.
Any person who believes that they may have become ill or their child may have become ill within 14 days of visiting one
of our facilities, parks, or programs should seek appropriate medical attention by calling 8-1-1, your family doctor or an
Urgent and Primary Care Centre, so they can determine if they need to be assessed.
We will share personal information for the purposes of contact tracing if the need arises. To attend our facilities, parks, or
programs, all persons taking part in your activities must consent to the same.
The document 2020-08-18_COVID_Reopening_Plan_-_ACUCC.pdf was attached to this post.
Fall Maintenance 2020 Registration is now open!
This program is designed for experienced swimmers over the age of 7 who are wanting to maintain their current skills over the fall and winter seasons. All swimmers must be able to swim 50m continuously and unassisted in either 1 or all 4 of the competitive strokes. If after the initial practice, the swimmer is assessed to not have met the requirements, a full refund will be given and the swimmer will not be able to continue in the program. Unfortunately, this is due to our Covid-19 policy restrictions and we are not able to run a beginner program. If you are unsure about your child’s swimming ability, please email inquiries to firstname.lastname@example.org.
We will be running practices 2 days per week at the Aldergrove Credit Union Community Center for 9 weeks starting September 27, 2020. Swimmers have the option of training 1 day per week or both days.
Practice Options (Please pick your day(s), however times will be assigned):
5:30pm – 6:30pm or 6:30pm – 7:30pm
8:00am – 9:00am or 9:00am – 10:00am
1 practice/ week: $170 or 2 practices/ week: $280
Please review all of our COVID-19 protocols prior to the first practice.
We are very fortunate to have Al Anderson Memorial Pool opening, allowing us to have a partial summer swim season. A reminder to all members that we must abide by the protocols and policies put in place by the City of Langley, Al Anderson Memorial Pool, and the Langley Flippers Swim Club. Please read the following protocols prior to the start of the season. This is put in place for the safety of our swimmers, coaches, as well as pool staff and our community. Thank you and see you at the pool!
Langley City’s Al Anderson Memorial Pool COVID-19 Safety Plan
Langley City’s COVID-19 Policies and procedures
Flipper’s Parent Handbook
Langley City COVID-19 Addendum to Facility Use Agreement/License
Dr. Bonnie Henry stated on May 16, 202 that “COVID-19 is new for all of us”. We at Langley City responded to the direction from our public health officials to first close our facilities and cease offering services, and we are now responding to the direction to reopen our facilities and offer services to our community cautiously, with the safety of our staff and community being our priority. This includes permitting user groups access to our facilities, but solely on the basis that COVID-19 precautions will be adhered to by any and all user groups and individual participants.
COVID-19 remains a worldwide pandemic and a threat to our local health and safety. We know the following (this list is not intended to be exhaustive):
1. The infectious agent, SARS-CoV-2, has caused cases and outbreaks of a serious communicable disease known as COVID-19 among the population of the Province of British Columbia;
2. Our public health officials have determined this constitutes a regional event, as defined in section 51 of the Public Health Act;
3. A person infected with SARS-CoV-2 can infect other people with whom the infected person is a contact; and
4. The gathering of people in close contact with one another can promote the transmission of SARS-CoV-2 and increase the number of people who develop COVID-19.
We cannot be certain that a person (of any age) will not contract SARS-CoV-2 at one of our facilities and/ or while participating in one of our programs, but we have taken the steps required to develop our COVID-19 Pool Safety Plan, which is available for your review. We have also developed COVID-19 policies and procedures, which are available for your review (see above links). We have implemented our COVID-19 Safety Plan and will be applying our policies and procedures, but the risk remains that a COVID-19 outbreak could occur despite our efforts.
It is vital that no person who feels sick in any way visit any of our facilities and/or utilize any or our services. It is also vital that no person brings a child who feels unwell or is showing any symptoms of illness to any of our facilities and/or programs.
It is vital that any person who believes that they may have become ill or their child may have become ill within 14 days of visiting one of our facilities report this to us by contacting Karlo Tamondong at 604-514-2867 or email@example.com and seek appropriate medical attention by first calling 8-1-1. . To attend our facilities, all persons taking part in your activities must consent to the same.
For more information regarding risks associated with COVID-19, please review the BC CDC guidelines for recreation facilities: http://www.bccdc/health-info/diseases-conditions/covid-19/community-settings/recreation-facilities.
These are the guidelines for reopening pools put out by the B.C. and Yukon lifesaving society.
The document Dashboard_8298184_Guidelines_for_Reopening_BC_s_Pools_and_Waterfronts_-_May_19__2020.pdf was attached to this post.
2020 Provincial Championships Announcement
August 21, 2019
The BC Summer Swimming Association is pleased to announce that the 2020 Provincial
Championships will be hosted at the University of British Columbia Aquatic Centre.
The Championships, which will take place from August 18 – 23, 2020, will bring together more
than 2,000 athletes from across the province for a week-long multi-sport competition. Athletes will
have the opportunity to compete in a world-class facility that houses the UBC Varsity Swim Team and
the Swimming Canada High-Performance Centre.
The University of British Columbia has been a historic supporter of the BCSSA. The very first
Provincial Championship Swimming and Dive meet were held at the UBC Empire Pool in 1958. Since
then, the BCSSA has returned to the Vancouver campus numerous times to host the associations’
pinnacle competition. After celebrating the BCSSA’s 60th Anniversary, it seems fitting to return to the
location where our association was founded to start this next decade of success.
“The BCSSA is excited to be returning to UBC to hold our annual Provincial Championship meet.
The BCSSA got its start over 60 years ago at the UBC Empire pool and we held our year-end event
there for decades. We returned to use the ‘new’ indoor pool almost 20 years ago and we are now
about to hold our Championship meet in a third, different, swimming pool, at UBC. Members are
looking forward to reliving old memories from past championships on Campus ready to make new
ones for the new generation”. – Danny Schilds, BCSSA President
The UBC Department of Athletics and Recreation and Hospitality have a proven record of running
successful competitions as the hosts of the Mel Zajac International Swim Meet and the USports
Swimming National Championships. The BCSSA looks forward to working with UBC to provide
another successful event.
“We’re excited to welcome athletes and their families from communities across British Columbia.
Nestled in the heart of campus, the Aquatic Centre will play host to an amazing week of competition
at the annual gathering of one of the largest annual sports events in the province. As the event host,
UBC’s beautiful Point Grey campus provides a unique backdrop with accommodations, dining, and
socializing all taking place in one of the most beautiful spots in the country. On behalf of the campus
community, we look forward to hosting this annual event in 2020.” – Kavie Toor, Senior Director,
Facilities, Recreation and Sport Partnerships UBC Athletics
Hosting the Provincial Championships on the UBC Campus provides the BCSSA with a unique
opportunity to make the 2020 championship more than just a meet. Alongside special events during
the week, the location allows for the entire BCSSA community to stay in one location for the entirety
of the competition. In order to ensure that there are enough rooms allocated for our BCSSA teams,
we will be asking regions to provide the BCSSA with an approximate number of rooms that their
regions will require. Once this number has been confirmed, UBC will open the reservation website for
BCSSA bookings. Please do not inquire with UBC Conferences and Accommodation until an official
booking link is released by the BCSSA.
More information will be released after the 2019 October Provincial Board Meeting.