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To register your Grade 3 class or your Grade 7 class please fill in the form below. Once this is complete you will be contacted with Teacher’s Instructions and other pertinent materials.
Q & A
Q: Can students from a split class such as grade 2 or grade 4 also take part in the program?
A: No. The grant is provided for Grade 3 students or Grade 7 students only by the Lifesaving Society.
Q: Can I book my transportation with another bus company other than Attridge?
A: No. Attridge provides very competitive rates for this program and is calculated into the grant submission process.
Q: Can I book a bus even though our school is a walkable distance from the nearest City of Hamilton pool facility?
A: No. As part of the grant we have determined normal procedure for transportation and the grant money reflects that.
Q: Can staff, parents or volunteers accompany the group?
A: Yes. The facility provides instructors at a ratio of 1:10 but others may join in as chaperones and to ensure the outing goes smoothly and safely. Please follow the Board’s volunteer policy and procedures.
Q: Is this the same as the voucher program?
A: No. This is separate. For more information on the voucher program please contact the HWDSB Athletics Department.
Q: My student’s cultural or religious restrictions mean they must swim with only same sex. Can you accommodate this?
A: Yes. Please make arrangements with recreation facility.
Q: My student has distinct clothing restrictions, is this a problem?
A: No. Please ensure any clothing worn in the pool is not too loose or baggy.
Q: My special needs student requires more assistance, can you accommodate?
A: Yes. Please identify your need when making arrangements with recreation facility.
Q: Are there any additional expenses I might face?
A: No. This program is funded by the HWDSB Foundation, the Lifesaving Society and the City of Hamilton Recreation Dept and valued at $29.55 per student or $885.00 for a class of 30.