2021 Swimming and Tennis Lessons

Hello neighbours,

We are ready to launch our swimming and tennis lessons for the 2021 season.

SWIMMING lessons will be offered throughout the summer in two-week sessions. Sessions are as follows:

  • July 5-16
  • July 19-30
  • August 2-13
  • August 16-27

There is the option to register for a full 2 week session ($20/swimmer) or a single week ($10/swimmer). Registration is due the Friday evening prior to each session. Each swimmer will have a designated time slot with an instructor. Times will be posted the Sunday before each session outside the Guard House. Payment is required before the first lesson of each enrolled session.

Due to COVID-19, assistance from parents will be required when needed. In order to maintain physical distance, for levels 6 and lower, we ask that a parent or sibling is available to assist in lessons when physical distancing cannot be maintained. Lessons will be capped at 5 kids per instructor to maintain our 12 swimmer capacity in the pool.

Please do not hesitate to ask any of our guards any questions or concerns.
We are here to help!

-Guard Team

TENNIS lessons will be offered in a different format this year. Lessons will be drop-in and pay-as-you-go only for $3 per hour lesson. Lessons will run from Wednesday-Friday starting July 5th. There will be 3 daily blocks of time for lessons:

  • 9am-10am
  • 10am-11am
  • 11am- noon

See you on the courts!

Open for the 2021 Season!

Hello CHA community,

We are excited to have our pool open or the 2021 season with some new safety plans in place. Please review the pool rules and COVID-19 screening tool below. This will also be made available at the pool. We will post monthly calendars with the pool hours here but for daily updates (e.g., closures due to weather), please check our Facebook group page (Craigleith Homes Association).

2021 Season Updates

Hello CHA members,

As we approach the (delayed) start of the 2021 Season, we have some updates to share.

Annual General Meeting and Association Fees– Once again, we will postpone the AGM until it is safe for us to meet together on the tennis courts. In the meantime, the Association’s annual report and budget will be distributed to members in early June. Membership fees will be due in July and payment details will be included in the package.

Tennis/Pickle-ball Court Reopening- The Province has permitted the re-opening of some outdoor recreation facilities including tennis courts, so we are now open! Members can reserve their play time on the sign-up sheet posted on the court gate.

Pool Reopening- We are anxiously awaiting the green light to reopen the pool. We have already booked our pool inspection by City staff on the earliest possible date (June 15th) and will keep you posted on the date of pool opening  and the restrictions on number of swimmers.

Community Events- We are excited to launch our community events for the season (Movie Wednesdays, and new Live Music Mondays) but we will need to wait at least until Stage 2 of the province’s reopening plan to get started (see attached). Please stay tuned for more details.

Volunteers- We always need volunteers to help keep our grounds clean and tidy, do minor repairs to our property, and organize/run events. If you have time to spare and an interest in helping out, please let us know!

Best,

CHA Board

2020 AGM

Date: Tuesday Sept 15th (rain date Thursday Sept 17th)
Time: 6PM
Where: Association Tennis Courts

For the safety of our community please:

1. Bring your own chair and refreshments.
2. Seat yourselves in family groups 2 meters apart from other family groups.
3. Feel free to wear a face mask if necessary.
4. Hand sanitizer will be provided for use as needed.
5. Washrooms will not be available.

Proxy Form

If you are not able to attend, please consider signing the proxy form (link below) and giving it to a neighbour or board member who will attend. We need representation from 25% of the homes (30) to make quorum.

Proxy Form Document

AGM Report

In May we delivered the AGM report. Please bring a copy to the AGM. If you no longer have your printed copy, you can request a digital version by emailing craigleithhomes@gmail.com.

Updated Pool Rules

Now that we have entered phase three, we are making a few changes at the pool.

Hours

Monday to Friday

  • Lane Swim: 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM
  • Free Swim: 1:00 PM to 8:30 PM

Saturday and Sunday

  • Free Swim: 12:00 PM – 8:30 PM

Covid Pool Rules

  1. If you feel sick, please don’t come to the pool.
  2. Maximum 12 swimmers at a time. Thirty-minute swim time, if there is a line-up.
  3. A lifeguard will sign in each person, including a telephone number. Physical distancing is under parental supervision. Guards can ask someone to leave for the rest of the day if they are not following the rules.
  4. Washrooms are for pre-swim showering. We want to limit the use of the washrooms as much as possible so please refrain from taking post swim showers and only use the toilets if absolutely necessary.
  5. Enter through the gate and sanitize hands (non-swimmers as well). Parents will then take any younger children they don’t want using sanitizer directly into the washroom to wash their hands.
  6. No pool toys will be offered by the CHA. Kids can bring their own small toys and noodles. Large inflatables are not allowed.
  7. No deck chairs will be available. Parents may bring their own chairs.
  8. Guests must bring their own masks and life jackets as desired.
  9. No tuck shop until further notice.
  10. No outside food. You may use your personal reusable containers for drinks.
  11. Only immediate family at this time. Please note that this includes grandchildren and grandparents.

There will be no swimming or tennis lessons at this time. We will re-evaluate in the coming weeks.

Pool Opens Friday June 26th at 4PM

Hours

  • Rest of June: 4-8PM weekdays and 12-8PM weekends
  • July 1st and after: 12-8PM. First hour is adult lane swim.

Covid Pool Rules

  1. If you feel sick, please don’t come to the pool.
  2. Maximum 10 swimmers at a time (follows public health recommendation of 25% occupancy). Thirty-minute swim time, if there is a lineup.
  3. A lifeguard will sign in each person, including a telephone number. Physical distancing is under parental supervision. Guards can ask someone to leave for the rest of the day if they are not following the rules.
  4. Bathrooms are for hand-washing and emergency use only. No showers. Please shower at home before coming to the pool. The second washroom will be reserved for the guards.
  5. Enter through the gate and sanitize hands (non-swimmers as well). Parents will then take any younger children they don’t want using sanitizer directly into the washroom to wash their hands.
  6. No pool toys will be offered by the CHA. Kids can bring their own small toys and noodles. Large inflatables are not allowed.
  7. No deck chairs will be available. Parents may bring their own chairs.
  8. Guests must bring their own masks and life jackets as desired.
  9. No tuck shop until further notice.
  10. No outside food. You may use your personal reusable containers for drinks.
  11. Only immediate family at this time. Please note that this includes grandchildren and grandparents.

There will be no swimming or tennis lessons at this time. We will re-evaluate in the coming weeks.

Quick Pool Update

The pool has passed the inspection. We have a few more Covid related procedures to define but we expect we will open well before the original target of July 1st.

At this point, the status of swimming lessons is still to be determined.

A Quick Update

CHA Members,

We wanted to connect with our membership, given the current restrictions in place during this pandemic. We know many people are wondering about the pool…we all are.

We hope to open the pool quickly once the Ontario government and local public health guidelines allow us to do so (the Ontario state of emergency has been extended).

https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/toronto/covid-19-coronavirus-ontario-june-2-state-of-emergency-1.5594615

Everyone’s safety is our number one priority and we want to acknowledge that many of the sacrifices we are currently making are not easy, but necessary. We often hear updates when everyone else does so please understand that once we hear the updates we do need time to figure out what that means for us, how that will look for us, and validate our next steps through the proper channels. At present, the earliest we can open the pool is July 1.

Behind the scenes we are working on the improvements mentioned in the AGM report and making sure we have everything ready, so when we do receive the word to open, we can do so in a safe and responsible manner.

We successfully opened our tennis courts (and pickleball courts) shortly after the government allowed us to do so.  While using the courts please remember to follow the appropriate guidelines. Provincial orders require that individuals using these amenities, except for members of the same household, are to maintain a physical distance of at least two metres or six feet. Public Health continues to encourage members of the public to complete a self assessment (if you are not feeling well please do not use the facilities), follow good personal hygiene and regularly wash and/or sanitize their hands.

 https://www.waterloo.ca/Modules/News/index.aspx?feedId=0d868655-ba17-4efa-988b-1951530c7aec&newsId=17f36646-632c-4f05-a00d-0fa2e89f997f

Here are some highlights of what has already taken place this season:

  • New Pickleball lines and nets.
  • Maintenance at the pool house has been started.
  • Work on the grounds around the pool.

We are very fortunate to live in such a great neighbourhood and please be patient and kind with your neighbours, we are all in this together.

If you are looking for ways to help, we can always use a hand weeding both inside and outside the tennis court fence as well as the garden areas.

Sincerely,

CHA Board

AGM

Due to the restrictions on gatherings, we have postponed the annual general meeting until such time as we are allowed to have a meeting of sufficient size to meet the quorum requirements.

In the meantime, a copy of the AGM package has been delivered to all members. This package also outlines the board’s operating plans for the interim period.