Coronavirus: City of London to offer swimming lessons with physical distancing this summer – London

The City of London is offering a modified version of learn-to-swim lessons this summer due to the novel coronavirus.

In a statement issued Thursday, the city says lessons will take place at certain aquatics locations starting July 6, with guidelines and health precautions including physical distancing and group size restrictions.

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Modifications to the program include the schedule of swim programs, which are set to run for five consecutive days Monday through Friday, with a 30-minute lesson each day.

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Swimming instructors will teach at a distance, and class ratios and the number of lessons taking place at the same time will be reduced to allow for physical distancing.

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There will also be restrictions on the number of family or caregiver participants allowed for certain lessons.

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The city says all swim programs previously scheduled for the summer months will be cancelled and a refund will be provided to participants.

Registration for the modified learn-to-swim lessons will be available beginning Thursday, July 2 at 8:30 a.m. online or by calling 519-661-5575.

The city says outdoor pools for recreational swimming remain closed at this time.

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