If you’ve spent the last few months looking forward to safely getting back to your workout routines and family activities, you’ll have some welcome options this week!
Wetaskiwin’s Manluk Centre aquatics facility will once again welcomes you to the pool this Friday, July 31. Just what that experience looks like, though, will be a little different from what you’re used to.
In the pool
A variety of pool programming is available at the aquatic centre, including times set aside for seniors. Sessions are available for lane swimming and water walking, 55+ swims, public and family swims, with closures twice daily for facility maintenance. While the waterslides are open during set hours, the BoardRider Surf System, steam room, hot tub and diving board are closed.
- Book online. Swimmers will book online for lane swimming. Arrive no more than 10 minutes prior to your reserved swim time. Screening and contact tracking information will be recorded for AHS upon arrival and you can enter change rooms 5 minutes before the scheduled swim.
Come dressed to swim! A limited number of washrooms, lockers and showers will be available so you’re encouraged to come dressed in your swimsuits and to shower at home before and after your swim, if possible. Blow dryers are prohibited until further notice due to AHS guidelines.
Bring your own gear. That includes a pre-filled water bottle and where possible your own equipment. Some equipment will be available for swims and disinfected after each use. Snorkels are prohibited until further notice due to Lifesaving Society guidelines.
Leave promptly. To avoid gatherings of any size, do not linger after your swim. Throughout your visit, maintain two-metre physical distancing from those not in your family or cohort.
In the weight room
The fitness facility was reopened Friday, July 24, and some new protocols are operating there as well.
- Physically distanced workout. For weight room users, equipment is spread out to allow for physical distancing, with aerobic equipment moved to the De Goeij Family Room. Currently, a maximum of 20 people are permitted at one time (subject to change, if necessary).
- Sanitizing steps. High-touch areas are disinfected twice a day, with equipment disinfected multiple times daily. As always weight room users will also be expected to sanitize equipment before and after use.
- Come ready to work out. To limit contact time at the centre, participants are asked to come dressed ready to use the gym. Washrooms upstairs will be closed to the public.