Secondary - Interschool 2019
High Risk Activity
- For Class A pools.
- Consult Risk Management.
- This activity page must be presented to the activity provider prior to the activity taking place. The activity provider must meet the minimum requirements listed on this page. For more information on planning trips using outside providers, consult Outside Activity Providers.
- All pools are governed by the Ontario Public Pools 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.
- Electrical equipment (for example, MP3 players) must be properly grounded.
- Must have accessibility to standard safety equipment as stated in Ontario Public Pools Regulation 565.
- Appropriate swimwear and footwear must be worn.
- School or community pools that conform to Swimming Canada safety standards. Where facilities do not conform to SNC standards for safety, modifications to the rules must be made (for example, where pools are less than the required depth, swimmers start in the water rather than dive from the blocks or deck).
- 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:
- showers must be taken before entering the pool.
- no running or pushing on deck
- no gum chewing
- no food in pool area
- no diving off deck or blocks into water less than 2.75m (9’) in depth
- no street shoes on deck
- students must ask permission to leave the pool area.
- Instructional swim may include organized games (for example, relays) but cannot include an unorganized recreational/free swim.
- During recreational swim, students must not use a mask, snorkel or use scuba equipment.
- Coaches 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 coach.
- A coach or other school supervisor must accompany pupils to the pool, and be on deck or in the pool.
- Close and frequent monitoring of change rooms must take place, but not by the lifeguard.
Supervision Ratios for Instructional Time
Supervision Ratios for Recreational Time
- At least one coach must possess one of the following coaching qualifications:
- NCCP Community Sport Coach – Fundamentals Coach (Swimming 101) course
- NCCP Competition Coach – Age Group Coach (Swimming 201) Course
- Accreditation as a NCCP Swimming Learning Facilitator
- Completion of swimming’s NCCP level 1 and/or level 2 certification in the past
- Attendance at a clinic or workshop within the last three years provided by an instructor who is knowledgeable of the activity (for example, appropriate skills and progressions), and where safety is addressed as outlined in the Ontario Physical Activity Safety Standards in Education
- Past experience within the last 3 years as a coach in swimming having knowledge of the activity (for example, appropriate skills and progressions) and current safety practices as outlined in the Ontario Physical Activity Safety Standards in Education.
Swim Test for Shallow and Deep Water
Aquatic Instructor Qualifications for the Swim Test for Shallow and Deep Water
Lifeguard Qualifications for the Swim Test for Shallow and Deep Water
Supervision Ratios for the Swim Test for Shallow and Deep Water
Mon, 08/26/19 12:36 pm