We will always do our absolute best to ensure that your special weekly time with us is a refuge of fun and positive energy during these uncertain times. A safe place where your child can be stimulated and you can both continue to bond.
Update October 2021: These rules & requirements are in accordance with the NSW Government Public Health Order and guidelines. Following are required for term 4 2021.
Do not attend our locations if you, your baby or another carer displays COVID-19 symptoms that include fever, cough, sore/ scratchy throat, shortness of breath, runny nose, loss of taste or smell.
Comply with the NSW Government Public Health Order as regards vaccination, social distancing, & maximum number of people in a designated space:-
Double vaccination of carers until December 1st (proof required before pool entry)
[A maximum of 2 double vaccinated carers may be pre-registered to swim their child]
1 parent / 1 baby
No spectators (helpers may not enter the building)
Arrive ready to swim if possible
Swim / Change in designated areas / Go home
Observe 1.5m social distancing between yourself, other clients and teachers at all times
Change rooms are open and are socially distanced
Use the QR code check in
Observe cough etiquette / use hand sanitizer
Measures taken around the facilities:
All Duck and Dive staff are Covid19 Infection control certified and double vaccinated
Personal set of pre-sterilised toys per client every lesson
Modified lessons plans to allow for social distancing between clients and teachers
Rigorous cleaning regime
Hand sanitizer is available on entry/exit
Socially distanced change areas
Why our (super warm) pools are safer than most:
In addition to chlorine, our pools are treated with UV which kills all known pathogens 100% including those nasties like Cryptosporidium and Giardia. UV, whilst harmful if applied to exposed skin, is extremely safe as the water passes through a UV chamber in the plant room that destroys viral particles.
UV means we use less chlorine which reduces skin irritation, particularly for conditions like eczema.
We test our pools every 3 hours for the correct chemical balance.Unlike residential pools, commercial pools are required by NSW law to be regularly tested and be rigorously compliant.
Chlorine is proven to de-activate the virus (source CDC)
The virus does not transmit through water so swimming is the safest activity you can partake in. Your risk, as anywhere else in your life, is with not social distancing and surface contact and we have those measures covered as stated above.
Heating pools to a comfortable 33 degrees ensures your baby (and you) have a very comfortable swim and can enjoy lessons year round.
Q – Do you take temperature checks on arrival?
A – No. If you have a fever then you will feel unwell. If you or your baby are unwell you should not be attending lessons.
Q – Do you require clients and teachers to wear masks?
A – No. In accordance with government guidelines we do not require this. Social distancing and correct cough etiquette should be observed at all times. Clients may of course wear masks if they choose to.
Q – What happens if I miss a lesson due to illness?
A – We allow 5 make ups per term until restrictions are lifted. (not applicable to kids aged 3+)
There are many swim lesson providers for babies and toddlers all over the city, offering different programs. Many other programs are based on water familiarity and building confidence through song and rhyme. At the Duck and Dive baby swim school we go beyond these basic stages, as we recognise the importance of survival skills and aim to nurture a lifelong love of the water…