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.

Pickleball Festival

August 24th from 9:00am – 1:00pm

Cost $10

Craigleith Homes Association will be holding its first Pickleball Festival in partnership with POWWR (Pickleball of Waterloo Wellington Region). This event is open to any member of a Beechwood association and a friend who plays or wants to play Pickleball. The goal of this festival is to increase participation in pickleball, bring our Beechwood communities together to have some fun, and raise some money for the painting of proper lines on our courts.

If you’re looking to get into playing all you need is some proper athletic shoes and clothing, of course if you already have a racquet bring it with you. There will be racquets provided to try out or use courtesy of Bob’s Racquets as well as a clinic for beginners put on by members of POWWR. 3 courts will be setup for multiple games and we will finish with a BBQ for all the participants.

The details of the day are as follows:

Cost $10 per person. If you can RSVP so we have an idea of numbers for the BBQ.

https://www.facebook.com/events/1290337964474403/

9am start and end around 1pm.

Meat and Veggie burgers and hotdogs will be provided. If you have a food allergy or dietary need we can do our best to accommodate you if you let us know in advance.

Please note we do not have a dedicated parking lot for our facility as we are located off the path between Tatlock and Faraday. We would prefer if you could walk or ride a bike to our event as parking on both Faraday and Tatlock is very limited.

2019 Pool Opening BBQ

Thursday, June 27th @ 6PM

Come out and mingle with the neighbors and welcome summer.
There will be fun for the kids and open swim afterwards.
What to bring:

  • Plates and cutlery
  • Lawn chairs and/or blankets
  • Odd house numbers: appetizers/salads
  • Even house numbers: desserts

Hamburgers, veggie burgers, hot dogs and drinks will be provided.