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Family & Adult Only Memberships are available for the 2018 season.  Receive $250.00 off  your fee if you sign up before April 15, 2018.  Use code EASTER2018 at check-out.  Only applies to new memberships.

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  • 20 Aug 2016 2:00 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)
    I hope you have enjoyed your summer so far.  I just wanted to let you know that there is a long list of volunteer opportunities listed on the website that still need to be done.  If you still need to get your volunteer hours done, please take a look as these will likely be the last of the opportunities for the season.

    Thanks,

    Board of Directors, 2016


  • 05 Aug 2016 1:59 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Dear Parents and Swimmers of the July 16, 2016 Citi*Swim meet,

    Congratulations on your first Citi*Swim meet this season!   Everyone did very well!!   If you haven`t received your ribbon(s) as yet, please see Chelsea R.

    Although the meet was held at the Lewis-Bradley Pool in Clarkson, the meet was hosted by Frank McKechnie Pool.  Among other things, the host pool is responsible for recording the results of each event (male and female: butterfly, back, breast, freestyle according to age; and mixed relays)  and awarding ribbons to swimmers that placed 1st, 2nd, or 3rd in the events.

    Unfortunately, the ribbons awarded to Fairfield swimmers that we received from Frank McKechnie only indicate the name of the swimmer stapled to a 1st, 2nd or 3rd ribbon. – we have no idea what ribbon goes with what event, nor do we know the swimmer’s time.    I talked to Heather MacNeil of Frank McKechnie and asked her to provide me with a spreadsheet or even a handwritten account of swimmer name, pool name, and time of those that placed 1st, 2nd or 3rd so that I would be able to match up the ribbons we received with the events and report that information to you.     Heather apologized that the ribbons did not indicate event and time.  She admitted that the record keeping was not done particularly well for this first meet and that it would be much better for the remaining meets (on a go forward basis ribbons will show name, event and time).   She didn`t sound very optimistic about providing me with any further event information; however, she does has my contact information in case she does track down more information.   If I receive anything further from Frank McKechnie, I will let you know.

    Sandra Hurst-Boyd
    Fairfields Citi*Swim Co-Ordinator 


  • 03 Aug 2016 2:02 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Hi everyone,

    I don't think I'm the only one that enjoys a cup of coffee (or many!) to get the gears turning in the morning. 

    As we have kicked off our third block of lessons this week, please remember that our "No Food or Drink (other than water)" on the pool deck applies to kids and adults alike.

    That includes your Grande Half Soy Caramel Latte Machiatto or Go Cup from home as well unfortunately! 

    We're happy to report our members have been doing great with keeping food and drink off the pool deck lately and this is just a small heads up for coffee and similar drinks particularly in the morning hours and at our lessons.

    It's a hot one out there, see you at the pool soon.

    2016 Board of Directors


  • 02 Aug 2016 2:03 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Hi everyone,

    Have you had a chance to say "Hi" to all 10 Fairfields' Lifeguards for Summer '16 yet? 

    OUR FAIRFIELDS LIFEGUARDS ARE:

    Always there to Keep Us Safe 

    Safe swimming at Fairfields is essential. It only takes a simple accident to possibly turn to tragedy. Our guards are well trained in all aspects of guarding and actively improve their skills outside of guarding hours throughout the summer. 

    In 2015/16, Fairfields was fortunate to secure a government grant that enabled us to hire more guards for summer 2016. This has meant increased coverage, staff to swimmer ratios and even better service and attention.

    A Great Source of Club Information 

    If you have a question, please always feel free to ask a lifeguard. If they don't have the answer, they'll be able to direct you to the right person or send on your inquiry to get an answer. If you see something around the pool that you feel needs attention, please mention it to a guard to be addressed immediately or forwarded on.

    Teachers and Heroes to our Young Ones

    Our members with kids rave about the small classes sizes and rapid improvement in their child's swimming. We actively encourage kids and members alike to interact with and enjoy some fun with our guards - it's another part of what makes Fairfields so great!

    Our Lifeguards and Instructors for this year are featured on our website here:  http://www.fairfieldsswimmingclub.com/staff.

    Please, introduce yourself to the guards that take care of all of our safety.

    2016 Board of Directors


  • 27 Jul 2016 2:05 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Lesson report cards will be available online on Fridays at the end of each session for your child.  All of the Bronze level examinations will be done in class on the last Friday of your session.  These report cards will not be available online until Monday evening.  The instructor will be informing each child if they have completed their level or if they should be repeating the same level at the end of their class.  This system will retain your childs report card for years to come.  You will be able to view your childs report card by clicking here

  • 02 Jul 2016 2:08 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)
    Hi Members,

    As a board we have noticed the ‘honour-system’ on which the pool is based, has started being abused quite frequently.  We have had a fair number of incidents where a member is bringing a guest and claiming that they are a member to avoid paying the guest fees.  When addressed by the staff some members are denying that they have guests with them or pretending that they are someone in the family.  We have also had a few incidents where non-members are trying to get into the pool without a member present.

    Please take a few moments to review our FAQ’s about bringing Guests to Fairfields:

    Can members bring a guest?

    Yes. A fee of $5.00 per guest per day will apply and MUST be paid to the guards (correct change or small bills would be appreciated). Guest passes are available in booklets of 10 for $40.00 and can be purchased from any Director or at the pool office. Although we welcome your friends to the pool, please keep in mind our rules to ensure everyone enjoys themselves.  All guests must be accompanied by a Member in good standing.  Please ensure that when you bring a guest to the pool to notify the guards upon entering of any disability or medical conditions that may require their attention. All guests intending to swim in the deep end are also required to take a deep end test when they go to the pool by asking the lifeguard on duty to perform this test.

    My guest isn't swimming, do I have to pay a guest fee?

    Yes. All guests must pay the guest fee whether they are swimming or not.

    Our chief caregiver is bringing our kids to the pool, can the caregiver bring their children or other guests with them?

    No. Only a member that is 10 and over can purchase & use guest passes for their membership.  Chief caregivers are not able to purchase or use guest passes.  Any exceptions to this rule must be discussed with the head lifeguard and the board of directors in advance.

    What is a chief caregiver?

    A chief caregiver is someone that will be looking after your child(ren) regularly when you are not at the pool.  Typical examples of this are nannies, mother's helper, grandparents, etc.  There is no guest fee for a chief caregiver when bringing the member children to the pool, however, they must be listed on your membership form at the time of registration, renewal or when this information changes.  A chief caregiver does not have access to the facility when not acting in that capacity.

    When you come to the pool, ensure that you identify yourselves to the guard that will be sitting at the front desk when you walk in. The guards will then review your membership details.  You will still need to sign in to the visitor book and if you are purchasing a guest pass for a non-member, both the member & guest must be present while it is being purchased.  Please ensure you review any disability or medical conditions that your guest may have that could require the guards attention.  All guests intending to swim in the deep end are also required to take a deep end test when they go to the pool by asking the lifeguard on duty to perform this test.

    Please help to enforce the rules of the pool and if you notice any abuse of the pool, feel free to contact me directly.  

    Thanks,

    2016 Board of Directors


  • 21 Jun 2016 1:31 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Come out to celebrate the end of school and the beginning of summer on Wednesday June 24th, from 4:00 PM – 8:00 PM. There will be pizza, a drink, veggies, fruit, desert, music and games to enjoy!

    Guests are free so bring along your friends to enjoy the pool. Please preorder their meals as well so we have enough food to go around!

    Date: Wednesday June 29, 2016
    Time: 4:00 PM to 8:00 PM

    $7 per which includes a slice of pizza, a drink, veggies, fruit and desert.

    Extra slice of pizza - $ 2.00

    Please place your orders online by June 28th, 2016.

    Volunteers are needed:
    Decorations
    Set up
    Ticket Taking - FULL
    Clean up

    Supplies are needed:
    Coolers

    Hope to see everybody there!

    This event will run rain or shine.


  • 20 Jun 2016 1:12 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Monday Night Lessons Start Tonight (June 20)

    Please note that Monday night lessons start tonight (June 20, 2016).  

    Adult lessons will begin tonight starting at 5:45 PM - 6:30 PM.  Adults not enrolled in lessons are still welcome to use the pool during adult swim times (5:30 PM - 6:30 PM) as these lessons will not use the entire pool.

    Monday night lessons for the kids will run from 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM.  As the kids lessons do take up the entire pool, there will be no family swim running for the next two weeks on Monday evenings.  Starting on July 4th, the pool will remain open until 9:00 PM and families are welcome to come and swim for the last 30 minutes of the day if you wish.

    Due to the weather forecast this evening, I wanted to remind you that lessons will run rain or shine. In the event that lightning or thunder is present in or around the area, Fairfields will immediately close the pool. The pool will remain closed until 30 minutes past the last visible lightning strike or episode of thunder.


  • 15 Jun 2016 1:42 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Volunteer Opportunities

    As you are aware, each family is responsible for completing 5 or more volunteer hours in order for your volunteer deposit cheque not to be cashed. We strongly recommend starting your volunteer hours early in the season to ensure you are able to complete these. We do not offer a credit for partial volunteer hours. 

    There are many opportunities over the season to help out at Fairfields Swimming Club. Volunteer opportunities are updated on our website regularly.  We need help with everything from Administration to Maintenance to everything in between. We are looking for members to step up and take a role in the pool by contributing quality time and services.

    Click here for a list of current volunteer opportunities


  • 09 Jun 2016 1:56 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    REGISTER HERE

    Synchronized swimming is a hybrid form of swimming, dance and gymnastics, consisting of swimmers (either solos, duets, or teams) performing a synchronized routine of elaborate moves in the water, accompanied by music. Synchronized swimming demands advanced water skills, and requires great strength, endurance, flexibility, grace, artistry and precise timing, as well as exceptional breath control when upside down underwater.

    Dates: June 29 - August 21, 2015
    Monday through Friday
    No synchro on statutory holidays.

    This year we are combining both junior and senior synchro teams because of lower turnout in 2015.  If there is a large number of registrations then we will split the team into separate groups.

    Ages: 6 - 18
    **If under 6 years of age a decision to participate in synchro can be made at the discretion of the instructors.

    This program is not to be used on a drop in basis, weekly attendance is expected.  We will be preforming at the annual Regatta (August 28, 2016) as well as possible extra performances to occur throughout the summer.

    If you are on vacation throughout the summer but intend to come to practices regularly, please e-mail us or speak with the instructors directly to ensure your child will be in attendance enough to learn the final routine.


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