Children + Youth Junior Blues
 
JUNIOR BLUES
 
 

Junior Blues


The Junior Blues program offers countless ways for young people to learn new skills, make friends and stay active in a supportive and inclusive environment. Whether your child is jumping into the pool for the first time or training for a regional gymnastics competition, there really is something for everyone.

UPCOMING REGISTRATIONS

Camp U of T summer programs - Registration begins February 12.  
Junior Blues spring + summer programs - Registration begins April 2.

ACCOUNT CONTACT INFORMATION
In the event a class is cancelled last minute due to unforeseen circumstances, our staff will try their best to contact you either via phone or email to notify you. Newsletters are also emailed out to the email indicated on the child's Athletic Centre account at the beginning of each session with important information. Please Login to your account or call the Main Office to ensure your contact information is correct and up-to-date.

AQUATICS REGISTRATION: SPRING + SUMMER REGISTRATION LEVELS NOTICE

Since registration on April 2 is for both Spring AND Summer sessions, we highly recommend that parents register their children in the SAME level for both Spring and Summer summer due to shorter sessions compared to Fall and Winter sessions. Historically we have found children take both Spring and Summer sessions to complete their level. If you choose to register in a higher level for the Summer session, and the child in-completes the level below which is a pre-requisite for the next level, a Junior Blues staff will contact you before the Summer session starts to inform you that you unfortunately have to withdraw from the higher level. 


RED CROSS SWIM  - WHICH LEVEL?

It's important that children register in the correct swim level for their abilities.  Children who are not registered in the correct level may be removed for safety reasons.  If you are moving from another swim program or changing from Preschool Swim to Swim Kids please check the Aquatics FAQs for transition charts.

If your child has never taken swimming lessons and cannot submerge comfortably please register in Swim Kids 1 or Preschool Sea Turtle.  An assessment is not necessary to register in the beginning sessions. 

Learning to swim can be a challenge and it is common for children to repeat the levels until they can consistently demonstrate all of the water safety and swimming skills and complete the required distance swims to standard. Please check your child's progress card to ensure that you are registering or waitlisting for the correct level. 

ASSISTANT WATER SAFETY INSTRUCTOR COURSE
We are offering the first step to becoming a Red Cross Swim Instructor here at the Athletic Centre from June 5 - June 14 over two weekends. For dates, times and more information, please type in the barcode (35146 for 17 yrs and under participants) on our online registration system located here. For more information about the program and the Red Cross steps, please see the Red Cross website, located here. Please note, we need a minimum of 6 people to run this course. Register early!


INTAKE + SUPPORT

Junior Blues strives to make our programs an enjoyable experience for all participants.  If your child has an exceptionality that you would like to share some information with our staff about we ask that you complete the brief Intake questionnaire.

Parents may supply an inclusion aide or support worker to facilitate their child's experience in the program.  The caregiver must sign a code of conduct agreement prior to starting the program.  Please contact the program for more details.  Ratios in the Junior Blues program range from 1:4 to 1:12 depending on age, ability, sport and facility.

RED CROSS - SWIM ADAPTED
Every child deserves a safe, fun water experience
Registration in this learn to swim program is open to children with physical, developmental, emotional and mental exceptionalities.  Please register for the course and complete the intake + support questionnaire listed above.  An instructor will contact you before the session starts and learn more about your child and how to support them in this program.  Class sizes in the program are restricted and in-water volunteers are available to assist.  If the level you require is sold out, please wait list your child.  We may be adjusting classes as children register.

Thank you to RBC Learn to Play grants for providing assistance to implement this program in 2015.


WAITLISTING ONLINE (Important!)
If you would like to register for one course and waitlist for another you MUST complete the transactions in the following order:

1. Complete all registrations
2. Waitlist for preferred days/times/programs

Completing the transactions in the alternate order will REMOVE you from the waitlist for your preferred programs. You can verify if an individual remains on the waitlist by logging into your account, viewing your account and clicking on history for the individual.
 
POLICIES

Please review the Junior Blues Policies regarding supervision, refunds and receipts prior to registering as information is subject to change. 

FAQ's
Responses to Frequently Asked Questions regarding parent viewing areas, how to enter the facility, what to wear, etc. are posted in the FAQ section.

If you would like to register for a Junior Blues program and you require accommodations due to a disability, please email us at junior.blues@utoronto.ca and we will work with you to make appropriate arrangements.