TEAM ATOMICA YOUNG SWIMMER’S OPEN WATER SWIM
Due to COVID, there are no pool sessions running at this time
Registration Opens Friday, September 4th
If you want to reserve your spot when registration opens please send deposit $100 + HST via e-transfer to email@example.com at the specified time – please use password “atomica” for the e-transfer.
Youth Swim – first 5 sessions $100 + HST
This fee is non-refundable – If you would like to join any of the outdoor sessions, you need to pay this amount.
Youth Swim after the 5 sessions – $20+HST
This amount is per session after the first 5 sessions.
Cherry Beach – Evening
September 14th – October 30th 2020
4:00 PM – 4:45 PM
Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays
Coach Kelvin Landolt
Youth Summer Swim will continue next week:
Cherry Beach – Morning
September 7th – September 11th 2020
8:15 AM – 9:00 AM
Monday, Wednesday, Friday
Coach: Kelvin Landolt
Location – Cherry Beach – 1 Cherry Street Toronto
We meet just to the left of the boathouse at the waterfront.
Parking: The West side of the parking lot is a closer walk to the meeting spot.
Weather dependent – You will be sent an email alert at least 45 mins before workout letting you know of cancellations. All speeds and abilities welcome but this is not a learn to swim program. If you are looking for private lessons please contact Afia firstname.lastname@example.org
If you need a portable changing garment please check out the Canadian made GoFor Covers
Cherry Beach – Changing into wet suits is easiest on the cement pad on the south side of the washroom hut.
Please don’t bring any valuables to the beach as we are leaving our bags at the water’s edge. Be sure to hydrate before heading out and perhaps bring along a bar as a post-swim snack.
Youth age minimum is 11 yrs. Young swimmers should be comfortable in the water and able to tread water.
Wetsuits are not mandatory, but the water is a bit cool, so it is advisable to have one.
Water temperatures at Cherry Beach have hovered between 13-16 degrees over the last couple of weeks. It will continue to get warmer, but there may be another week or two of sub 20 temperatures. This can be cold for some and for those who are not acclimatized.
Team Atomica coaches will ensure that the swim workouts are appropriate (length and intensity) for the level of fitness, water temperature and if the youth have wetsuits or not.
For young swimmers where it does not make sense ($$ or because they are growing or sizes don’t fit) to buy a triathlete-type wetsuit (available at places like Endurosport), here are some options:
MEC and other outdoor retailers have wetsuits that have short sleeves and short legs. These retailers also have windsurfing and general water sport suits that are good enough for the few weeks that the kids will need them.
A wetsuit or thermal top OR pants would also give the youth a little protection from the cold. In the cold water, a thermal cap or 2-3 caps will also help keep them warm. Team Atomica will distribute extra caps before workouts.
Even a rashguard long sleeve and or an ankle-length swimsuit can help protect from the cold and the sun. Coach Ayesha prefers rashguards that are full body (closed at the groin) so that they don’t slide up when swimming.
COVID – 19 Rules – The following rules must be followed at all times
- Participants are not allowed to loiter in the parking lot.
- Participants are not allowed to use the same washroom.
- Athletes must bring their own equipment, clothing and sanitizer.
- With the exception of people in the same household or “bubble,” everyone MUST maintain 2 meters’ physical distance.
Waiver Form & EAP Form
Please note we require all parents/guardians to fill out a waiver and EAP form once per season on behalf of their child.
If your child is participating for the first time or you have not filled out the documents recently for your child please CLICK HERE to fill out the online waiver.
Please CLICK HERE to download the EAP form and send it back to Team Atomica admin.
If you have any difficulty filling up forms online, please contact Team Atomica admin
Fine Print– $100 non-refundable policy applies to the program.