BGCP Aquatics

 

 Jonathan Chaisty, Aquatics Manager 

Telephone: (401) 709-4813  Email: jchaisty@bgcprov.org

Programming Across Our Clubs

At our Fox Point, Wanskuck, and South Side Clubhouses, the Boys & Girls Clubs of Providence feature indoor, heated, 25-meter pools. Under the watchful eye of trained and certified lifeguards, parents have the comfort of knowing their children are safe and learning to swim at their own pace. Recreational swim is incorporated into Boys & Girls Clubs of Providence summer camps, after-school, and teen programs, and members at sites without pool facilities are offered free transportation to South Side, Wanskuck, and Fox Point. Swim lessons, as well as American Red Cross First Aid, CPR, and Life guarding courses are also offered during select times of year at at least one of our Clubhouses. Our pool facilities include changing areas, lockers, and showers, and our pools are open year-round!

*Must be a member of BGCP. For more information, contact our Aquatics Manager, Jonathan Chaisty.

Swim Team

We are happy to start Swim Team Practice on October 26, 2020.

We will be consolidating practice and have all practices at the Fox Point Clubhouse. All swim sessions will be conducted in accordance with the State guidelines in which no more than 66% of pool capacity. We will have no more than 25 swimmers per session. To maintain social distancing , swimmers will be staggered in the lanes (in accordance with USA Swimming) and will be well over 6 feet apart within their lane and at least 6 feet from the next lane over. All of the swim groups will stay consistent with the same children in each group. For the first time we will also be capping the swim team number of participants at 80.

 

What you need to know:

  • Price is $275 + $30 Yearly Membership fee. We will only be accepting Credit/Debit.
  • We plan to keep Team name, color, and suit design the same to save everyone some money on buying new caps/suits again.
  • Because of certain policies we currently have in place to protect our members, athletes, and staff, we are not allowing any parents in the building. We will have a coach, be it Jeff, Anna or myself, at the front door doing temp check screening procedures and we would like parents to walk kids to the door and let us know who will be picking the child up after practice.
  • We ask that the kids come ready to swim, with suits on. There will not be any locker room or shower usage aside from using the bathrooms. (We will provide a changing room for kids who come straight from school)

Swim Meets

  • Meets will be run based off age groups.
  • Same Safety Policies as Practice and we’ll create a ‘one way’ traffic flow for meets.
  • Any meets that cant be done in-person will be done virtually.
  • All meets are based on 15 min warm up, 30 min. meet w/ 15 minutes to sanitize common area between age groups

* These times are subject to change once meets are officially scheduled *

Ages 8&U: 8:00 a.m. — 8:45 a.m.

Ages 9-10: 9:00 a.m. — 9:45 a.m.

Ages 11-12: 10:00 a.m. — 10:45 a.m.

Ages 13-14: 11:00 a.m. — 11:45 a.m.

Ages 15-18: 12:00 p.m. — 12:45 p.m.

Do you want to become a LIFEGUARD?

We are not offering classes at this time. But will let you know when we do!

BGCP is offering American Red Cross Lifeguarding course which provides entry-level lifeguard participants with the knowledge and skills to prevent, recognize and respond to aquatic emergencies and to provide professional-level care for breathing and cardiac emergencies, injuries and sudden illnesses until Emergency Medical Services (EMS) personnel take over. This program offers Lifeguarding/First Aid/AED courses to meet the various training needs of a diverse audience.

Contact Jonathan Chaisty to inquire when classes will be offered.