Diaper-Fit and Toddler-Fit Classes

Class Description
Locations
Class Schedule and Fees
How to Register
What to Bring & Other Information
Notice to Visiting Guests ... photography .... videography
Parking & Entrance to Change rooms


Class Description: Diaper-Fit (45-50 minutes)
This one-of-a-kind swim class for parents and infants (5-17 months) is a great combination of fitness, fun and swimming for everyone in warm water. Each class includes two components:

Aquafit Workout

• parents enjoy an aquafit workout while children sit alongside in flotation boats, allowing them to kick their legs, splash their hands and remain in contact with parents at all times
• all class equipment provided, including baby-boats and aquafit belts
• mom and dad can participate in the Aquafit Workout portion of class, providing there are enough belts

Parent/Tot Swim
Each parent and child will:
• learn about water safety - how to hold baby safely in water, getting ears wet, ingestion of water, submerging baby in water
• enjoy various water activities - puppets, bubbles, sprinkle buckets, ball blaster, splash pads
• learn various activity-based songs which have proven to increase cognitive development in younger years
• learn swim skills such as the back float, ear dipping, flutter kicking, and progressive stages for submersion in water (humpty dumpty, torpedo-time)
• develop their confidence in water (please note that some children may take a few classes to acclimatize to their new environment - larger pool setting/group (compared to bath time in tub)
• enjoy social aspect of class - spending parent/baby time together and interacting with other moms/dads in the class

Please note that one parent may participate in the Parent/Tot Swim portion of the class (parents may alternate weekly).

Class Description: Toddler-Fit (45-50 minutes)
After completing our Diaper-Fit program, toddlers (18-42 months) will further develop the basic swimming skills and enjoy some familiar and new songs/activities.
Please note that our Diaper-Fit program is not a pre-requisite to participate in the Toddler-Fit program.

Each child (and parent) will:
• learn about water safety - walking on the deck (no running), staying within arms-reach at all times (on deck and in water), submersion in water
• enjoy various water activities - puppets, bubbles, sprinkle buckets, ball blaster, small/large splash pads, water shooters, nets/fish, pool noodles
• learn swim skills such as the back float, ear-dipping, flutterkicking with boards and pool noodles, and blowing bubbles
• learn progessive stages for submersion in water, including front glide, humpty dumpty and torpedo-time
• learn how to climb out of pool independently, and learn progessive stages on how to jump into the pool
• learn primary colours, counting to ten, and develop vocabulary with a variety of songs/words presented to them
• learn how to share toys, and put away their own toy for each activity
• further develop comfort level in water, and be ready for Red Cross swimming lessons (starting at age four).

Please note that one parent may participate in the class with each child (parents may alternate weekly).

Diaper Swimsuit Required
All infants must wear a cloth diaper swimsuit - regular diaper is not worn underneath.
Bummies and Gaby brands, Little Swimmers (disposable) are not permitted (due to previous "accidents" in the pool).
For every class, your child's suit must fit tightly around upper thighs and waist (to prevent leakage).
Please note - if an "accident" occurs in pool, it must be closed down for 24-72 hours (resulting in lost revenue to all companies which rent the pool).

H2O-FIT recommends the Kushies brand because we have found these suits to be the best fit for all babies.

Be sure to purchase the Kushies Diaper Swimsuit, and NOT the Kushies Diaper Wrap (the packaging on these products looks very similar but they are two different products).

Where to Purchase a Diaper Swimsuit
100 Mile Child (Danforth/Chester) - available year round
Once Upon A Child (Bayview/Laird) - available year round
Toys R Us - available seasonally

H2O-FIT has a limited supply of Kushies suits for $15.00 (incl. hst).
Contact h2ofit@rogers.com to place your order.


Lycra Sunsuit
A lycra sunsuit is highly recommended to help keep your baby warm in the class (worn over diaper swimsuit).
Please note that some children wear a lycra suit (long-sleeved) + a neoprene vest over this suit.
A variety of brand names are available:
No Zone
Sunseals
Tagu Gagu
January Baby (available year-round at 100 Mile Child)

Neoprene Suit or Vest

A neoprene suit or vest is also highly recommended to help keep your baby warm in the class (worn over diaper swimsuit). Please note that some children wear a lycra suit (long-sleeved) + a neoprene vest over this suit.
A variety of brand names are available:
Baby Warma
Warm Belly
Splash About

Where to Purchase Lycra and Neoprene Suits
Available Year Round
100 Mile Child (Danforth/Chester)
MEC (Queen Street or Sheppard Ave)
Snug (Danforth/Chester)

Available Seasonally
Once Upon A Child
Toys R Us

Old Navy
Costco
Canadian Tire


Pool Locations

Westin Harbour Castle
One Harbour Square
(Yonge & Queen's Quay)

Edward Village North York
185 Yorkland Boulevard
(404 & 401)
Monarch Park Collegiate
1 Hanson Street
(Danforth & Coxwell)

Queen Alexandra Public School
181 Broadview Avenue
(Broadview & Dundas)

Kensington Community School
401 College Street
(College & Bathurst)
Deer Park Junior and Senior School
23 Ferndale Avenue
(St.Clair & Yonge)
Lawrence Park Collegiate
125 Chatsworth Drive
(Lawrence & Avenue)
North Toronto Christian School
255 Yorkland Blvd
(404 & Sheppard)

January/February Session 2017
(HST included in fees)
The Westin: Tuesday January 3 - Tuesday February 21 (8 weeks) $179
The Westin: Wednesday January 4 - Wednesday February 22 (8 weeks) $179
The Westin: Thursday January 5 - Thursday February 23 (8 weeks) $179

Monarch Park: Saturday January 7 - Saturday February 25 (8 weeks) $179
Deer Park: Saturday January 7 - Saturday February 25 (8 weeks) $179
Lawrence Park: Saturday January 7 - Saturday February 25 (8 weeks):$179
North Toronto Christian School: Saturday January 7 - Saturday February 25, excluding February 4 (7 weeks) $156.62

Queen Alexandra: Sunday January 8 - Sunday February 26 (8 weeks) $179
Kensington Sunday January 8 - Sunday February 26 (8 weeks) $179

March/April Session 2017
(HST included in fees)
The Westin: Tuesday February 28 - Tuesday April 25, excluding March 14 (8 weeks) $179
The Westin: Wednesday March 1 - Wednesday April 26, excluding March 15 (8 weeks) $179
The Westin: Thursday March 2 - Thursday April 27, excluding March 16 (8 weeks) $179
The Westin: Sunday March 5 - Sunday April 30, excluding March 19, April 16 (7 weeks) $156.62
Edward Village: Wednesday March 1 - Wednesday April 26, excluding March 15 (8 weeks) $179

Monarch Park: Saturday March 4 - Saturday April 29, excluding March 18, April 1 (7 weeks) $156.62
Deer Park: Saturday March 4 - Saturday April 29, excluding March 18, April 15 (7 weeks) $156.62
Lawrence Park: Saturday March 4 - Saturday April 29, excluding March 18, April 15 (7 weeks) $156.62
North Toronto Christian School: Saturday March 4 - Saturday April 29, excluding March 18, April 15 (7 weeks) $156.62

Queen Alexandra: Sunday March 5 - Sunday April 30, excluding March 19, April 16 (7 weeks): $156.62
Kensington Sunday March 5 - Sunday April 30, excluding March 19, April 16 (7 weeks): $156.62

May/June Session 2017
(HST included in fees)
The Westin: Tuesday May 2 - June 20 (8 weeks) $179
The Westin: Wednesday May 3 - June 21 (8 weeks) $179
The Westin: Thursday May 4 - June 22 (8 weeks) $179
The Westin: Sunday May 7 - June 18 (7 weeks) $156.62
Edward Village: Wednesday May 3 - June 21 (8 weeks) $179

Monarch Park: Saturday May 6 - June 17 (7 weeks) $156.62
Deer Park: Saturday May 6 - June 17 (7 weeks) $156.62
Lawrence Park: Saturday May 6 - June 17 (7 weeks) $156.62
North Toronto Christian School: Classes not available this session (resume July/August)

Queen Alexandra: Sunday May 7 - June 18 (7 weeks) $156.62
Kensington: Sunday May 7 - June 18 (7 weeks) $156.62


Diaper-fit & Toddler-fit Class Schedule
January 3 - June 22, 2017

 
Tuesday
Wednesday
Thursday
Saturday
Sunday
Westin Harbour
Castle Hotel

11:30 DF



11:30 DF

12:30 DF
9:30 TF
11:30 DF


12:30 TF
(12+ months)

Edward Village   12:00 DF      
Monarch Park
Collegiate


 

9:00 TF
10:00 TF
10:00 TF
12:00 DF
12:00 DF
1:00 DF



Queen Alexandra
Public School





12:00 DF
Kensington
Community School
   

 

 

9:00 TF
10:00 TF
11:00 DF

12:00 DF

Deer Park Public School      

1:00 DF
2:00 TF


 

Lawrence Park
Collegiate

     

12:00 DF

 
North Toronto
Christian School
      1:30 DF
2:15 TF
 
  • DF: Diaper-Fit classes (5-17 months)
  • TF: Toddler-Fit classes (18-42 months)
 

How To Register

  • Email H2O~FIT to check class availability (all classes usually fill each session) ... h2ofit@rogers.com
  • Complete a Registration form. To view or print this form you will need Adobe Acrobat Reader. To download a free version click here.
  • Scan/email registration form to the H2O-FIT office (address and contact information is on form).

What to Bring & Other Important Information

  • Parent requires swimsuit, deck shoes, towel, and deck shoes are highly recommended
  • At The Westin (only), two towels are permitted per parent (for baby boat).
  • Child requires cloth diaper swimsuit, lycra or neoprene suit (for extra warmth), large towel for baby boat (placed behind back), towel for after class, small toy while sitting in baby boat (optional).
  • Please note that all children must wear a cloth diaper swim suit. (see details and photo at top of page).
  • When fitting your child with a suit, it must fit tightly around upper thighs and waist (to prevent leakage).
  • When changing child, a changing pad must be used (cloth diaper swim suit does not absorb wetness).
  • All used diapers must be taken home (please do not leave "poopy" diapers in garbage cans at pool).
  • While on deck and in the water, parents must remain within arms-reach of infant/toddler at all times.
  • To keep our pools clean, please do not apply body creams, perfumes, or hair products on the day of your class.
  • Outdoor footwear and strollers are not permitted on deck (these must be left in the change rooms).
    Exception: At The Westin (only), strollers and outdoor footwear are permitted on the pool deck.
  • Glass containers are strictly forbidden on deck and in change rooms (bottles, coffee mugs, childrens' toys, etc.). Please note that if glass is broken on deck, the pool must be drained, cleaned, and closed for 24-72 hours.
  • For missed classes, please see link "Make-up Classes" to book your make-up class.

Notice to Visiting Guests ... photography ... videography

  • Videography and photography is not permitted during diaper-fit or toddler-fit classes.
  • Relatives and friends are welcome to take photos before or after class - please take photos of your child only.
  • We kindly ask that conversations on deck (and cell phone use) be kept to a minimum during classes.
  • Street shoes/boots are not permitted on pool deck (these must be left in change rooms).

Parking & Entrance to Pool and Change Rooms (please note: some locations have stairs)

 

The Westin - discounted valet parking for H2O-FIT clients is $10.00 per visit (names are on class list at valet kiosk).
Take north tower elevators to the fifth floor to the health club/pool (someone will let you onto pool deck). If you come via south tower elevators, you may not be seen at this door and may have to wait a few minutes until someone lets you in.

Monarch Park - free parking in school lot, and most side streets (see map). Entrance is at doors #2, near bike racks.

Queen Alexandra - free parking in school lot (see map).

Kensington - free parking on side streets, and on College until 1:00pm (see map). Entrance to pool is through the double-doors, just west of main school doors off College Street. There is one flight of stairs to the change rooms.

Deer Park - free parking in small school lot (see map). Please note: Access to school parking lot is from Heath Street.

Lawrence Park - free parking in the large school lot - use south parking lot, as this is closest to pool entrance (see map). Entrance to pool is from south parking lot, and there is one flight of stairs down to the change rooms.

North Toronto Christian School
- free parking in the large school lot (see map).

Edward Village - free parking in large hotel lot (see map).

 
 
 
12 Lacewood Crescent, Toronto, Ontario, M3A 2Z4
Tel: 647-449-0043 Fax: 416-445-3339 Email: h2ofit@rogers.com