Valois Pool COVID-19 Update: Summer 2020

Dear Valois Pool Members,

We hope that you, your family, and all the people you care about are safe and healthy during this challenging time of disruption, rapid change and uncertainty. 

With summer approaching, we are all looking forward to the prospect of opening the pool, enjoying the warm weather together, and returning to some normalcy in our lives. As the current COVID-19 situation unfolds, we’d like to share an update on how we are preparing for the summer season.

City of Pointe-Claire

Although the cultural, community, sports and leisure facilities of the City of Pointe-Claire are closed until further notice, the City has committed to the annual maintenance and pre-season preparations of the outdoor pools. It usually takes 4-5 weeks to prepare the pools for the season, and the City intends to have the outdoor pools ready once the government and health authorities inform municipalities that it is safe to reopen. 

Valois Pool Committee

We are working closely with the City’s teams to be ready to respond to any changes in restrictions and public health measures. It is not easy to predict how long these current measures will remain in effect; however, we continue to meet regularly and we will align our operational decisions with the directives of the government and health authorities. Our staff team will be on “stand-by” until we receive the green light for operations. 

What to Expect

While we are working hard to prepare for what may come, we expect that it will not be business “as usual” this summer. All ALPs Aquatics sanctioned events (swim team, water polo, diving, synchronized swimming) and competitions are cancelled for the 2020 season. We will not accept any registrations until we can confirm an opening date, pool schedule, and protocols that ensure our members can enjoy swimming in a safe and responsible way. 

We promise to keep you updated as soon as new developments unfold.

Regardless of what happens #Valois2020 will be, as it always is every year, #HotToGo! Rest assured, this pandemic will end, and when it does, we look forward to seeing you! 

#StaySafe #StayHealthy #ItWillBeOk 🌈

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