Secondary - Curricular 2021
- All pools are governed by the Ontario Public Pool Regulation 565. Sections of this regulation have been highlighted, as they are of the utmost importance for the safety of students as they participate in swimming programs.
- Appropriate swimwear must be worn.
- No jewellery is permitted.
- Determine that board and adjustable fulcrum are in good working order.
- Springboard must be clean and not slippery.
- Hinges must be checked and bushings replaced if necessary.
- Fulcrum must be adjustable and lubricated and must move entire length of limit range.
- Board must be level.
- Water depths must conform to Diving Plongeon Canada regulations and FINA standards.
- Height must conform to 1m (3’4") or 3m (10’) above the surface of the water (+/– 2cm [.75”]).
- Diving stands must be free of vibrations and bolted soundly.
- Students with open cuts or sores must not be in the pool.
- Inform in-charge person on deck of any student with a medical history or any medical problems that may affect the student’s safety in water (for example, diabetes, asthma, heart condition, convulsions, epilepsy, frequent ear infections).
- Students must adhere to the following rules:
- only one person must use the board at one time
- move out of the diving board landing zone, towards the edge of the pool after a dive as established by the instructor
- no running or pushing on deck
- make sure diving area is clear before proceeding to dive
- no diving off deck into water less than 2.8m (9') in depth
- no chewing gum
- no wearing goggles
- no earplugs
- no shoes on deck
- students must ask permission to leave pool/swimming area.
- Implement strategies to increase confidence and enhance safety (for example, wearing a t-shirt when learning new dives, functioning bubble jets).
- Instructional time may include organized games (for example, relays) but cannot include an unorganized free swim.
- Teachers must be knowledgeable of the school board’s procedures for emergency, accident or injury in a pool.
- Emergency procedures must be outlined to students prior to entering the water.
- On-site supervision is required by the teacher.
- Constant visual supervision is required by diving instructor for initial instruction of each dive by each diver.
- Close and frequent monitoring of change rooms must take place, but not by lifeguards.
Supervision Ratios for Instructional Time
- Maximum 12 students per 1 qualified diving instructor, plus 1 lifeguard or assistant lifeguard per 30 students.
Supervision Ratios for the Recreational Time
- According to Ontario Public Pools Regulation 565, during recreational time, a certified lifeguard is required.
Diving Instructor Qualifications
- Instructors must have C.A.D.A. (Diving Canada) NCCP certification Level 1 or Instruction–Beginners or Competition-Introduction Coach training if they are teaching any diving skills beyond a front dive.
- At least one aquatic/diving instructor, lifeguard, or assistant lifeguard must have a minimum of a current (not more than three years prior to the day on which the holder is on duty) first aid certificate (standard or higher) issued by one of the following agencies: St. John Ambulance; Canadian Red Cross; Lifesaving Society; Canadian Ski Patrol; or an organization whose certificate is deemed equivalent by the medical officer of health in the local health unit.
Swim Test for Water Activities
Aquatic Instructor Qualifications for the Swim Test for Water Activities
Lifeguard and Assistant Lifeguard Qualifications for the Swim Test for Water Activities
Supervision Ratios for the Swim Test for Water Activities
Mon, 09/13/21 07:32 am