Latest News from the Holyoke Canoe Club
June 8, 2021
The pool schedule for the 2021 season is now posted on this website on the Swimming page.
Adult Lap Swim will be offered Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays, 11 am to 12 noon, and Sundays 10 to 11 am.
The toddler pool will be available 8.00am - 8.00pm daily.
We would like to provide swimming lessons on Saturday morning between 9.00 and 11.00. The exact times will be dependent on interest, ages and skill levels of the swimmers. The session will run 5 weeks and cost $40 per swimmer.
Please email Sara by Friday, June 11 if you are interested in registering your child. Include child's name, age and whether or not they have any swim experience.
June 7, 2021
Thanks to the hard work of volunteers who responded to our request for assistance, a great deal of pool work has taken place in recent weeks. We have drained, cleaned, scrubbed, and managed rust that emerged on the pool at the end of last season. (For the benefit of new members, the pool is made from the steel of a ship). Due to production and shipping challenges caused by COVID, the pool-specific blue paint that we ordered was seriously delayed and threatened our ability to open the pool on time. After significant legwork, we tracked down enough pool-specific paint to get the critical areas managed. Unfortunately, the paint is a beige color and, given the limited amount available, it is applied in a patchwork fashion. While not our choice, using this paint allows us to get the pool open on time for the beginning of summer! Our goal, weather depending, is to be open for the weekend of June 19. We will keep you updated on our progress as the drying process is completed this week.
With a few exceptions (that do not impact the Canoe Club), the Commonwealth of Massachusetts has removed all COVID restrictions and the Canoe Club is pleased to relax the regulations we had to enforce last summer. It may take a few weeks to see how the patterns of using the club have changed and for us to adjust staffing accordingly. We ask for your patience as we work to provide the safest and best pool atmosphere possible. Also, please be patient and considerate of staff and fellow club members, who may have different expectations as it pertains to COVID precautions. For the safety of all members, please attempt to maintain 6’ of social distance from those who are not in your party. As a reminder, no child under the age of 12 is vaccinated yet.
The Holyoke Canoe Club is following state COVID guidelines for operating in 2021.