News and Announcements

Summer 2021 Registration is Open

Posted by Langley Flippers Swim Club at Mar 15, 2021 10:52PM PDT ( 0 Comments )
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We are very excited to let you know that our Summer 2021 swim season is now open for registration! We are able to offer our Speed Swimming program for ages 7-18, a modified Little Flippers program and a new Intro to Competitive Swimming group. All programs will run out of Al Anderson Memorial Pool.

Little Flippers
For ages 4-7. As per pool guidelines, a parent is required to be in the water with each child at all times. Our qualified coaches will teach the basics of breathing, kicking, body position and introduce each child to freestyle and backstroke.
Program will run Sundays from May 16, 2021- August 15, 2021.
9:00am-10:00am or 10:00am- 11:00am. Times will be assigned based on availability.
*Cost:$250

Intro to Competitive Swimming
For ages 7+ who are new to swim club. Each child must be able to swim a minimum of 1 length of the pool (25m) unassisted in either freestyle or backstroke. Our qualified coaches will introduce all 4 competitive strokes, increase endurance in the water and prepare them for the main competitive program in the future.
Program will run Sundays from May 16, 2021- August 15, 2021.
9:00am-10:00am or 10:00am- 11:00am. Times will be assigned based on availability.
*Cost: $250

Speed Swimming Program
For experienced swimmers ages 7-18. Any swimmer registered for the summer season MUST be able to swim 50 meters continuously and unassisted, ideally in all four strokes. For junior age swimmers we ask that you are familiar with all four competitive strokes. Coaches are not permitted to have any hands on contact with swimmers except in emergency situations.
May 3- 13, 2021: Dryland sessions will be run in the park adjacent to Al Anderson Memorial Pool. Schedule to be announced.
May 14- Assessment Swims
May 17- August 20: Regular Program
*Cost: $550

When you register, please take the time to read all waivers as there is important information regarding COVID-19 and the return to swim. After registration, we will email the Indemnity Agreement and will require that you physically sign this document and return to us by email (scanned or photo). Your swimmer will not be allowed in the water until we receive this agreement.

Register by March 31, 2021 to receive the $25 early bird discount. This discount will be applied automatically to the Checkout portion of registration.

Langley Flippers caps and face masks will be available for purchase during the online registration process. Caps $10, Face Mask $13.

We are limited to the number of swimmers our program can accept. If you would like to swim with us this summer, please register ASAP.

Spring Maintenance Session 2021

Posted by President Flippers at Feb 16, 2021 10:18AM PST ( 0 Comments )
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This program is designed for experienced swimmers ages 7-18 years old who are wanting to maintain their current skills over the Spring season. 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 refund will be given minus the insurance and administration fee and the swimmer will not be able to continue in the program. Due to our COVID-19 policy restrictions, we are unable to run a beginner program or Master’s program at this time. If you are unsure about your child’s swimming ability, please email inquiries to langleyflippersregistrar@gmail.com.

We will be running practices two days per week at the Aldergrove Credit Union Community Center outdoor pool from March 14 – April 27, 2021. Swimmers have the option of training 1 day per week or 2 days per week.
*There will be no practices on March 30 and April 4 due to pool maintenance shut down.

Practice Options:
(Please pick your day(s) at registration. Practice times will be assigned)

Sunday (March 14- April 25)
8:00am – 9:00am or 9:00am – 10:00am

Tuesday (March 16 – April 27)
5:30pm – 6:30pm or 6:30pm – 7:30pm

Fees:
1 practice/ week: $130
2 practices/ week: $220

Winter Maintenance 2021

Posted by President Flippers at Dec 30, 2020 12:01PM PST ( 0 Comments )
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This program is designed for experienced swimmers ages 7-18 years old who are wanting to maintain their current skills over the winter season. 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 (minus registration/insurance fee of $35) will be given and the swimmer will not be able to continue in the program. Due to our COVID-19 policy restrictions, we are unable to run our beginner program or Master’s program at this time. If you are unsure about your child’s swimming ability, please email inquiries to langleyflippersregistrar@gmail.com.

We will be running practices two days per week at the Aldergrove Credit Union Community Centre for 8 weeks. Swimmers have the option of training 1 day per week, or 2 days per week.

Practice options:

(Please pick your day(s) at registration. Practice times will be assigned.)

Sunday (Jan 17 – March 7)
8:00am – 9:00am or 9:00am – 10:00am

Tuesday (Jan 19 – March 9)
5:30pm – 6:30pm pr 6:30pm – 7:30pm

Fees:
1 practice/ week: $155
2 practices/ week: $250

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Please review our Langley Flippers Swim Club COVID-19 Safety Plans:

Covid-19 Return to Swimming Plan

1. All swimmers and parents are expected to wear masks at all times, except while swimming.
2. 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 3m distance and avoid other user groups. For contact tracing purposes, attendance sheets will be kept and submitted to the TOL EOC.
3. 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.
4. 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.
5. Place belongings in the designated area on pool deck along the fence line, maintaining proper 3m distancing.
6. Head directly to the showers on the pool deck to rinse, then to assigned lanes, following the pool traffic flow.
7. Place clearly labeled water bottle and other personal equipment at the end of your designated lane.
8. Kick boards will be provided by the TOL and the TOL staff will sanitize after each use.
9. Stay in your assigned spot in the lane for the entirety of practice.
10. There will be a maximum of 4 people per lane.
11. There will be a maximum of 24 swimmers and 3 coaches on the pool deck at any given time.
12. Maintain a minimum of a 3m distance between yourself, other swimmers and coaches at all times.
13. No splashing, spitting, nose blowing or horse play will be tolerated.
14. Please limit bathroom use during practice.
15. At the end of practice, gather belongings and immediately leave the pool deck via the front gate. Change rooms will be available for a maximum of 10 minutes after practice with a limited capacity. 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
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 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
Agreement.
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.

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We are very fortunate to have Al Anderson Memorial Pool opening, allowing us to have a 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 COVID-19 Safety Plan
https://langleycity.ca/sites/default/files/uploads/Communications/DOCSLANG-%23172794-v5-LANGLEY_CITY_COVID-19_SAFETY_AND_REOPENING_PLAN_February%202021.pdf

Langley City COVID-19 Addendum to Facility Use Agreement/License

Dr. Bonnie Henry stated on May 16, 2020 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 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 and/or while participating in one of our programs, but we have taken the steps required to develop our COVID-19 Safety Plan. 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.
As the representative of a user group, you are required to read and confirm that you understand the COVID-19 Safety Plan and COVID-19 policies and procedures. You are required to circulate this Addendum to the participants in the activity for which you are utilizing our facilities. You are required to take steps to ensure that participants act in accordance with the COVID-19 Safety Play and COVID-19 policies and procedures. Failure to adhere to the same could result in your user group’s license being revoked without refund of any fees and/or any particular person being banned from access to our facilities.
It is vital that no person who feels sick in any way visit any of our facilities and/or utilize any of 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 immediately to us by contacting Kim Hilton at 604-514-2866 or khilton@langleycity.ca and seek appropriate medical attention by first calling 8-1-1. We will share personal information for the purposes of contact tracing if the need arises. To attend our facilities, all persons taking part in your activities must consent to the same.
For more information regarding the risks associated with COVID-19, please review the BC CDC guidelines for recreation facilities: http://www.bccdc.ca/health-info/diseases-conditions/covid- 19/community-settings/recreation-facilities.