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Scheduling

Pool schedules vary from year to year. They depend on things such as available staff, budget, pool program goals, community needs, etc. Review the files/reports for examples of past schedules. You can also find ideas in reports from other facilities.

Consider the following factors as you develop a schedule.

  • Opening the pool to the public after 12 noon.
  • During summer vacation, most local children typically stay up late and sleep in.
  • Pool supervisors can use the morning for paperwork, program planning, instruction prep, and maintenance and clean-up.
  • Some supervisors use the morning for swim team practices, swimming lessons, and staff training. In some communities, you can get kids out to a morning practice; in others it may prove quite difficult.
  • Look at past schedules: what worked well and what did not. The end-of-year report is an excellent resource for this information.
  • Make time in the schedule—between activities—to clean the building and give staff time to recover (e.g. time to dry off after lessons, lunch break, marking, planning, maintenance.)
  • Most of the time, you are the only supervisor. You need to make sure you don’t overtax yourself by running too many programs back to back.
  • Discuss ideas and a draft pool schedule with the SAO/rec coordinator. Be creative and design different programs: adult lane swim, water polo, aqua jog. Be flexible: the schedule may need to change during the season.
  • Include time for different programs and tasks. Here are some categories to consider: Open swims; Lessons; Targeted programs for specific age groups; Fitness programs; Special events; User groups; Rentals; Staff training; and Cleaning and maintenance.
  • Make sure the pool schedule meets all of the requirements for your community’s collective agreement with staff.

Sample Pool Schedule
Pool Schedule Tuktoyaktuk 2011

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