​(510) 223-4600

21 Campbell Lane, El Sobrante, CA  94803


 Why learn to swim?


  • Are your children water-safe?​
  • Are you an adult who's never learned how to swim?
  • Do your children want to become competitive swimmers?
  • Do your children want to learn to play water polo?



     Why are we one of the best?


     The owners have been teaching and coaching since 1956,

     and Canyon Swim School has:


  • One of the most effective and proven teaching system
  • 14 levels of progression for fast, efficient learning
  • Experienced instructors trained by Canyon owners and management
  • Ideal-size teaching pool
  • Warm water for comfortable learning (over 90 degrees)


SWIM LESSONS FOR:

CONTACT US:

21 Campbell Lane

El Sobrante, CA  94803

(510) 223-4600

Parking lot located at 4201 San Pablo Dam Rd near Appian Way

Email us at:

swimlessons@canyonswimschool.com

​Register online at:

www.canyonswimschool.com


We are now taking registrations for the 2021 season 


  • Infants/toddlers
  • Children of all ages
  • Adults - 4 levels offered
  • Competitive swimmers

​​ WE ARE NOT TAKING REGISTRATIONS VIA PHONE OR EMAIL. IF REGISTERING FOR THE FIRST TIME IN 2021,  YOU MUST SUBMIT AN ONLINE REGISTRATION THROUGH THIS WEBSITE.  PLEASE DO NOT  SUBMIT MORE THAN ONE AS YOU CANNOT BE ENROLLED IN MORE THAN ONE SESSION AT A TIME.  YOUR REGISTRATION WILL BE PROCESSED IN THE ORDER RECEIVED AND YOU'LL RECEIVE A CALL WITHIN 3-5 BUSINESS DAYS.  PLEASE NOTE:  WE ARE CLOSED FRIDAY, SATURDAY AND SUNDAY UNTIL OUR SATURDAY SESSION IN AUGUST BEGINS.

 VOTED EL SOBRANTE'S 2019 BUSINESS  OF THE YEAR!!

​WE SWIM IN RAINY WEATHER BUT CANCEL DURING THUNDER AND LIGHTENING

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​    Welcome back, Canyon Swim School families!! 


As we enter into summer 2021 after temporary closure of our swim school in 2020 due to COVID-19, we are fully prepared to take on the challenging circumstances this season.  The health and safety of all swimmers, families, and staff continue to be our top priority.  Protocols and guidelines surrounding COVID-19 are fluid and, as such, we will adapt and adjust our policies as needed during the season. Drowning prevention classes are deemed essential and swim lessons for kids have never been more important than now!!

 

This season’s classes and facility access will be different than in previous years! 

PLEASE THOROUGHLY READ ALL THE INFORMATION BELOW SO EXPECTATIONS ARE MUTUALLY MET. 

Thank you for being loyal and patient.  We’ll hopefully be back to normal next year!
 



KEY POINTS FOR 2021 


  • MASKS REQUIRED (regardless of CDC or local guidelines)  
  • Social distancing required                                   
  • COVID screening at entrance                                   
  • 1 spectator per car                                                    
  • Reduced class sizes; fewer instructors                 
  • Smaller sessions                        
  • No make-ups; no sibling discounts
  • Sanitization of equipment/surfaces
  • Restrooms for emergency use only
  • Showers and changing stalls closed
  • Students arrive and depart in swimsuits
  • No candy window sales
  • No chairs/bench seating provided; you may bring your own            


 


2021 LESSONS

  • Registration for 2021 is first come, first served.  PLEASE REGISTER ONLINE;  see “Registration” page and read thoroughly prior to registering.  Your child is NOT confirmed in a class until you hear from us; registration is a request only.


  •  Class sizes are reduced to 2-3 students each (normally 4-5) with 1 instructor. 


  • In order to accommodate more families, daytime sessions are 1 week each and evening sessions are 2 weeks each.


  • No make-up lessons this season.


  • Due to reduced class sizes/levels and demand for lessons, students might swim fewer sessions than normal.  Additionally, we cannot offer sibling discounts this season.



 


2021 CANYON SWIM SCHOOL COVID-19 PROTOCOLS

  • All families should pre-screen for illness prior to coming to Canyon Swim School.  Everyone is asked to use the Respiratory Illness Symptom Screening Tool at home.  If you or your child do not pass this screening AND/OR have any other COVID-19 symptoms, do not bring them to swim lessons for a minimum of 14 days.  Link:  https://cchealth.org/coronavirus/pdf/Respiratory-Illness-Symptom-Screening-Tool-for-Parents-and-Caregivers.pdf   


  • Everyone will be greeted by a staff member for a verbal COVID health screening upon entering the facility.  If someone shows signs of illness, he/she will not be permitted to enter.


  • Everyone age 2 and older is required to wear a face covering (mouth and nose).  Spectators will wear face coverings for the duration of being at the facility.  Swimmers will wear face coverings until they walk down to the pool area.  Face coverings will not be worn in the water.  Anyone not wearing a face covering, regardless of CDC or local guidelines, will not be permitted into the facility.


  • Please maintain a social distance of 6 feet at all times.  Everyone is asked to maintain proper distancing guidelines upon entry and exit to the facility and within the facility.  Please adhere to all signage.


  • All swimmers should shower and use the restroom at home before arriving.  Showers are closed and restrooms will be available for emergency use only, including for spectators.


  • Swimmers should arrive and depart with their suits on. Changing stalls are closed!


  • Swimmers should arrive no earlier than 5 minutes prior to lesson start time.


  • Spectators/parents are limited to one (1) per car.


  • Goggles will not be shared or provided for use this season.  Please bring your own.  We also sell goggles in the office.


  • Candy window will be closed. No sales this season.


  • Spectators are encouraged to bring their own chair as they will not be provided this season.  Additionally, our bleachers will be unavailable for use.


  • Spectators are asked to closely monitor non-participating siblings and maintain distancing from others or remain in their car with spectator. Non-participating siblings over 2 years of age should wear face coverings.


  • All towels, clothing, shoes, water bottles, etc., should remain with the spectator and not taken past the chain-link fence.


  • Hand sanitizer and no-touch trash cans will be available on site.



 

2021 STAFF PROTOCOLS, SURFACE CLEANING, DISINFECTING & MAINTENANCE FOR COVID-19

  • All staff have been trained and will have ongoing training on how best to promote and uphold local health mandates.


  • All staff will be given a verbal COVID health screening upon entering facility.  If someone shows signs of illness, he/she will not be permitted to work. 


  • All staff are required to wear face coverings (outside water) or protective shields (in water). 

 

  • All shared equipment will be sanitized after each use.  Staff will frequently sanitize high-touch surfaces.


  • Our staff will follow a cleaning protocol with extra cleaning rounds between lesson transitions.

 

  • Pool maintenance:  We sanitize the pool with chlorine and manage pool chemistry 4 times per day.  We use a pool services company to maintain the pool on a daily/weekly basis. 



SOURCES OF COVID-19 GUIDELINES FOR OUTDOOR POOLS

  • Guidance for Public Pools, Hot Tubs, and Water Playgrounds (CDC, 2021).  “CDC is not aware of any scientific reports of the virus that causes COVID-19 spreading to people through the water in pools, hot tubs, water playgrounds or other treated aquatic venues.” 


  • Website:  www.covid19.ca.gov  “Outdoor swimming pools are allowed to open in all counties in California…Drowning prevention classes, including swim lessons with certified instructors, are permitted in indoor and outdoor swimming pools in all tiers, as they are deemed essential…When out of the water, masks or face coverings should be worn. Physical distancing should be practiced at all times. Group gatherings are not allowed. Bring your own towel, and don’t share items that are worn on the face (like goggles, nose clips, or snorkels). Pool operators should follow heightened cleaning and safety guidance in response to COVID-19.”


  • INTERIM GUIDANCE FOR POOL FACILITIES: HEALTH OFFICER’S ORDER MODERATE/ORANGE TIER (Contra Costa Health Services, April 7, 2021) ”…The Order includes, but is not necessarily limited to the following: Outdoor pools are allowed to open. Outdoor spas/hot tubs are allowed to open. Indoor pools are allowed to open.”