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Swimming at the Vollmer Culture and Recreation Complex

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A Message for Pool Users

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Vollmer Pool Use During Covid-19 Map

Workout block, Pool and Fitness Class Schedule

At this time, the Vollmer pool is open to members with pool membership access.  Membership is defined as: Silver & Gold members, Flex Pass Holders or pack of 11 pass holders.

Reservations

  • You must pre-register to use the aquatic centre or to participate in an aqua fitness class.
  • Click here to register,  or call 519-969-7771, ext. 0
  • Walk-in participation and visitors will not be permitted.
  • You must pre-register based on predetermined time slots. 

Click here to register for programs

Adult Lengths Timeblocks:

Monday-Friday:
6:30 am-7:30 am
12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
2:00 pm- 3:00 pm
9:00 pm - 10:00 pm (excluding Friday)

Saturday/Sunday:
7:30 am - 8:30 am
10:30 am - 11:30 am
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
1:30 pm - 2:30 pm

Aqua-fit Timeblocks:

Monday - Friday:
8:00 am - 8:45 am
9:30 am - 10:15 am
11:00 am - 11:45 am
7:30 pm - 8:15 pm (excluding Friday)

Saturday/Sunday:
9:00 am - 9:45 am

  • Reservations can be scheduled up to one week prior, please note that space is limited.
  • Participants should reserve a spot in the pool based on water depth of your preference.

Before Leaving Home:

  • Stay at home and away from others if you are feeling ill or have symptoms of COVID-19.
  • Please shower with soap and water before leaving home as showers are not available at this time.
  • Wear your bathing suit under your clothes; dressing rooms are not available prior to your swim session.
  • Bring your face covering, as you will be required to wear it while in the facility.
  • Arrive no more than 15 minutes prior to the start of your swim time.
  • Early entry into the facility will not be permitted.
  • Bring your own water bottle as water fountains and refill stations are not available at this time.
  • Remember to leave your valuables at home.

Arrival at the Vollmer Centre:

  • You will be required to wear a face covering upon entering the facility.

  • Please enter through the main sliding doors, located closest to the outdoor clock tower.
  • Markers will be set up outside, to provide visual cues to encourage physical distancing.
  • You can check in as early as 15 minutes before and up to 10 minutes after your scheduled start time, however, you will only be permitted access to the building during this time frame.
  • Early or late arrival will not be permitted. Please note that the main sliding doors will remain locked at  all other times.
  •  Before entry, you will be greeted by a staff member for screening.
  • Individuals will not be allowed to enter the building if they:
    • Are exhibiting any symptoms of COVID-19
    • Have been in contact with someone with COVID-19 in the past 14 days
    • Have returned from travel or been in contact with someone who has travelled outside of Canada within the last 14 days (US essential workers are exempt)
  • On your first visit, you will be required to provide a signed copy of the Assumption of Risk and Waiver of Liability relating to Coronavirus/COVID-19.  This document will be emailed to you at the time of registration.
  • You are required to use hand sanitizer which is provided at the entrance/exit of the facility.
  • You must scan your membership card upon arrival, for contact tracing purposes.
  • You will enter the pool deck from the lobby, please proceed to a marked spot on the deck where you can take off your over clothes.
  • You will be permitted to bring a bag of your belongings onto the pool deck as lockers are not available.
  • No outdoor shoes are permitted on the pool deck, only clean sandals or water shoes are allowed.
  • We are not responsible for lost or stolen items.

Amenities Not Available

  • Pool equipment such as noodles, dumb bells, flutter boards will not be available for use at this time.
  • Pool space and time is limited .
  • The sauna and hot tub are not available at this time.
  • Showers are not available.

Consequences of Not Complying with Protocols

Just like shopping is different and going to school is different, the activities at the Vollmer Complex are different too.  We understand that everyone is anxious to get back to using the facility in in familiar ways; however, the Town of LaSalle has an obligation to abide by a number of guidelines in place for recreational facilities that have been declared by the Ontario Government and/or the Windsor Essex County Health Unit (WECHU).  The safety of our staff and patrons is our top priority.

It is imperative that patrons support our efforts to keep our staff and users safe.  This includes ensuring that you are:

  • following COVID protocols such as face coverings and physical distancing
  • respecting time limits in the fitness centre and/or pool and/or change rooms
  • cleaning up your garbage
  • not bringing food or beverages into the facility (other than water)
  • being respectful to everyone

We have experienced some issues with non-compliance and as a result will we be taking progressive measures for individuals in the following manner:

  • First Offence: verbal warning
  • Second Offence: written warning
  • Third Offence: one(1) week suspension from facility
  • Subsequent offences will immediately result in additional suspension time

When appropriate we will use progressive measures; however, the type of discipline imposed may depend on the nature of the problem and may result in immediate suspension.  Refunds will not be issued in the event of a suspension.

We appreciate your support and cooperation as we navigate these challenging times together.

H2Oasis Aquatic Centre 

The H20asis Aquatic Centre has a beach entry with a warm 85 to 86 degrees F every day. The pool has a therapeutic soft walk floor, waves and water features. Float your way along the Lazy River, or get some Swimmer in the Vollmer Poolexercise and walk against the current. There are 3 lanes for swimming or water walking. There is also a spa and sauna for heat therapy.

The Vollmer Complex is completely accessible to allow people of all abilities to participate in programs. Professionally trained and certified staff are available to ensure that all members receive the highest quality assistance.

Our pool is governed and monitored by the Ontario Public Pool Regulations to ensure safe operations.

 

Swim Skill Test

Those 7 years and older may swim by themselves if they can swim 2 widths of the pool (about 20m) without help, and tread water for 30 seconds. For a list of upcoming swimming lessons, visit our Swimming Lessons page.

Water Slide

To use the water slide, swimmers must be at least 7 years old, be at least 42" tall and pass the swim skill test.

Spa

Users must be at least 16 years old.

Sauna

Users must be at least 18 years old.

Change Room Information

There are family change rooms. Children 3 years and older must use the right change rooms (girls in the female change room and boys in the male change room). If children are with an adult of the opposite gender, then the family change rooms should be used. When using the family change room, please dress/undress in the stalls.

The Town of LaSalle requests that all swimmers, their friends and their family not use the camera functions on cell phones while in locker rooms, change rooms or shower areas. Please let a staff member know if you have concerns related to the use of any camera.

General Pool Information

  • Shower with soap and water before you enter the pool.
  • Do not wear street shoes in the shower or pool area (parents of swimmers included).
  • Food and drinks are not allowed on the deck or in the viewing area.
  • Use proper areas when changing diapers. Waterproof diapers can be bought at the front desk. Please note that cloth or regular diapers are not permitted in our pools. We recommend "Huggies Swim Pants", "Gabbies", or "Pampers Little Swimmers".

Locker Information

Please remember to look after your things at all times. The Town of LaSalle is not to blame for lost, stolen or damaged things. You can use a locker for free. Don't forget to bring a lock along.

Lost and Found

Have you left something behind? Items are kept in our lost and found for two weeks. Please ask the lifeguards or the front desk staff if you have lost something.

Swim Wear

Proper swim clothing or bathing suits must be worn in the pool at all times. Clothing (t-shirts etc.) is not permitted. Swim caps and goggles can be bought at the front desk.

Pool Closures

The pool could close at any time because of a pool fouling, power failure, mechanical or maintenance problem. If this happens during lessons, instructors will use the time on land to teach water safety. Cancelled lessons cannot be made up.

A POOL FOULING WILL CAUSE A CLOSURE OF OUR POOL ANYWHERE FROM A HALF HOUR TO 13 HOURS

Here are some healthy habits to help stop the spread of germs and reduce the number of closures at our pool:

  • Feed your children at least one hour before swimming.
  • Wash your body thoroughly with soap and water before swimming.
  • Take your kids to the bathroom before swimming.
  • Children not toilet trained must wear swim diapers made for swimming pool use. These are available to buy at the front desk.
  • Wash your hands with soap and water after using the toilet or after changing diapers.
  • Do not spit in the pool.
  • So not swim when you have diarrhea or are feeling sick. This is especially important for children in diapers.

Schedule Changes

All swim times could change at any time. Visit the Cancellation and Changes page for updates. 

Reservations

Reservations for public swims are suggested. To make a reservation for any of our public swims, call us at 519-969-7771 ext. 0. Please get there at least 15 minutes before the swim starts. Reservations will not be held after the swim starts.

For pool admission policies and swimming schedules, visit the Swimming Schedules page.