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.

SPRING + SUMMER 2015 SCHEDULES AND FEES ARE NOW POSTED UNDER THE SCHEDULES + FEES TAB

UPCOMING REGISTRATIONS

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

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.

AQUATIC TRANSFER CHECK DAY for the Spring/Summer 2015 Session: Wed April 1st from 4pm-6pm.
This is a 10 minute assessment of a child's swimming ability to inform parents of the correct level to register their child in the Red Cross Kids and/or Preschool Swim Program. It is designed for children who are not currently participating in the Red Cross Swim Program. You must register for a 10 minute time slot, which you can do so at the Main Office at 55 Harbord St or through our online registration system. Spaces fill up quickly. For more information, please see the following document: Aquatic Transfer Checks - Spring/Summer 2015

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. 

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 LEARN TO SWIM FOR SWIMMERS WITH A DISABILITY
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 in the New Year 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.

 
FALL 2014 JUNIOR BLUES FEEDBACK

We are seeking your feedback on the children and youth Junior Blues programs. Your feedback is important to us and is used to assist with curriculum design, staff training and feedback and other aspects of the programs. Feedback is compiled and shared with instructors and coaches anonymously.

We also want to hear directly from the participants.  Please encourage your child to complete the Junior Blues Participant Evaluation form.

Thank you to everyone who provided us feedback.  The winners have been notified by email.  The survey link is still  available if you did not already provide your feedback.

Contact us:  junior.blues@utoronto.ca     Main Office:  416-978-3436 ext.0

 
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