COUNTDOWN TO RADY REOPENING – What’s the Story with Rady’s Aquatics Facility?

June 9, 2020

Dear Rady JCC Friends,

Ever since we announced last week that we are reopening on Monday, June 15, we have received a flood of questions from members. Many of these questions centre on our aquatics facility. In today’s communication, we will dive into our aquatics facility and safety measures temporarily in place due to physical distancing requirements.

Beginning next Monday, our aquatics facility will reopen with certain limitations in place. Right now, please note we are temporarily only permitting lap swimming. All aquatics classes are temporarily cancelled.

If you wish to lap swim, please note:

  • All lap lanes must be booked either through our online pre-booking system, or by calling the Aquatics Manager at 204.477.7541 – individual bookings can be made up to 72 hours in advance
  • There is a maximum of three (3) lap swimmers permitted at a time – this is to ensure we are following physical distancing measures by keeping every other lap lane open
  • Guests are absolutely not permitted to enter the pool area at any time
  • The family change room will available exclusively for lap swimmers only – the women’s and men’s locker rooms remain closed at this time
  • Lifeguards will monitor the change room once the swimmers have finished their swims
  • Entrance into the pool area and exit into the change room will be staggered
  • Entrance into the pool area will be allowed once all rooms and equipment have been properly sanitized and cleaned by Rady JCC staff
  • Showering is permitted for lap swimmers only
  • Lap swimmers must bring their own towels and other personal belongings such as goggles and nose plugs
  • There will be no sharing of items on the pool deck
  • All previous rules stated by the Rady aquatics facility are still in effect
  • Lifeguard’s say is final

Finally, it is important to note that all Rady aquatics facility staff are following and enforcing the safety procedures in accordance in accordance with the Rady JCC and the provincial government. Our Rady aquatics facility staff have undergone the necessary recertifications and training to handle first aid emergencies in accordance with the standards set by the Lifesaving Society of Manitoba and the provincial government.

Again, please note that all these temporary measures are put in place with the health and well being of our members, staff, and volunteers top-of-mind. As we resume operations at our aquatics facility next week, we will continue to monitor our operations and make amendments when safe to do so.

Warm regards,

Rob Berkowits
Executive Director
Rady JCC

Stay tuned for tomorrow’s communication: ‘COUNTDOWN TO RADY REOPENING – Rady JCC Membership Survey’