Spring is in the air and the Recreation, Culture and Community Services Department has rolled out a variety of programs available for Spring Session “A” and Spring Aquatics. Spring Session “A” starts the week of April 19, 2022 and ends May 20, 2022. For aquatics, the session will span from April 19 to June 20, 2022 and includes aquafit, swimming lessons and advanced leadership courses. There is a variety of programs for all ages, stages and abilities that will help support and enhance physical and mental wellbeing. 

Registration will kick off on Monday, April 4, 2022 at 8:30 a.m. for City Taxpayers and on Thursday, April 7, 2022 for Non-City Taxpayers. Registration will be available online through the QSWC website, by telephone at 613-966-4632 or in-person at the Quinte Sports & Wellness Centre. 

Spring Session “A” and Spring Aquatics features:

  • Fitness classes offered in person and through Zoom
  • Children and youth programs
  • Table Tennis
  • Fun on the Phone program for older adults offered in collaboration with the Belleville and Quinte West Community Health Centres and the Quinte West Public Library
  • Free Speaker Series and Learn and Create programs
  • Aquafit, swimming lessons and advanced aquatic leadership programs 

Information on the reopening of the workout studio, summer camp activities and Pickleball will be shared soon. 

While the majority of provincial restrictions have been lifted, we are still taking a cautious approach as we ramp up our services. Due to self-isolation rules, we do have some resourcing challenges that prevent us from opening up all of our services at this time. We will gradually increase pool capacities. Staff is being proactive by mitigating COVID-19 exposure for all upcoming spring swimming lessons. Participants in Swim Kids 1, 2, 3 and all Preschool levels will still require one parent per child in the water to assist during their lesson. The City of Belleville staff, after many conversations with internal and external agencies, has determined the best way to minimize risk to the staff and clients is to continue teaching with distancing requirements in place. This is critical for aquatic programming to continue safely and successfully. 

We remind clients that face coverings and passive screening are no longer required when you enter the QSWC, however you are more than welcome to continue to wear a face covering while in our facility. Please stay home if feeling unwell, practice regular hand hygiene and continue to follow other safety guidelines. 

The online Activity Guide can be accessed through the website at qswc.ca. Clients can view the information online, print it out, contact the Recreation, Culture and Community Service Department at 613-966-4632 or email. Registration in advance is required for all programs. Clients are encouraged to visit the QSWC.CA website for guidelines and frequently asked questions.