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Swim Schedules and Fees

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We are pleased to welcome you back to our facilities. The health and safety of all of our residents is our utmost priority.  To ensure physical distancing and following all health and safety protocols, Clarington's indoor pools will reopen with limited capacity and pre-registered one-hour time slots. As always, our highly-trained lifeguards will remain on duty at all swimming lessons and public swimming sessions.

If you are experiencing any symptoms of COVID-19, please stay home and follow the direction of the Durham Region Health Department.

Drop-in swims will be available at the following facilities starting:

  • September 8, 2020, at Diane Hamre Recreation Complex
  • September 22, 2020, at Courtice Community Complex
  • October 5, 2020, at Alan Strike Aquatic and Squash Centre

Pre-registration is required.

Swimming during a pandemic - what you need to know

Guidelines and rules for swimming during COVID-19

Please review the following guidelines and rules before registering for a swim time:

  • Please arrive ten minutes before your registered swim time for pre-screening and to check in.
  • Hands sanitizer is available at the screening station and on the pool deck.
  • The pool capacity has been significantly reduced, as required by Public Health, to allow for physical distancing. You may be asked to swim in the main pool, for example, if the tot pool has reached its capacity.
  • Viewing areas have a reduced capacity and will be standing area only to allow for proper physical distancing.
  • Saunas, whirlpools, water slides and water features are closed at this time.   
  • Equipment for public use will not be provided at this time. We encourage you to bring your own, based on what is permitted during the swim type (see swim descriptions). Snorkels are not permitted as they encourage spitting of the mouth’s contents.
  • Swim test bands will no longer be applied by staff. Parents/guardians or swimmers will be required to do this.
  • Physical distancing is mandatory in addition to all other swimming rules.
  • Swimmers will have limited access to lockers. Personal items brought to the pool, including valuables, should be limited. We ask that family members share a locker when possible.
  • To assist with change room flow and to help maintain physical distancing, please come dressed with your swimwear under your clothes if possible. We also encourage you to shower at home after your swim.
  • Masks must be worn during the screening process and as swimmers make their way through the facility to the change rooms. Masks are not required in the shower area of the change rooms or on the pool deck.
  • At the end of your allotted swim time, exit the pool deck in a timely manner. This will allow staff to clean and disinfect the area before the next swim.
  • If you need assistance to access the pool due to physical limitations, please bring a caregiver or support worker.
Registration and payment process
  • Swimmers must pre-register to reserve a swim session. Registration opens every Wednesday at 9 a.m. for the upcoming Friday to Thursday.
  • To pre-register, visit www.clarington.net/beACTIVE or call 905-987-5667 ext. 2552. Phone registration is open Monday to Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
  • Regular admission fees apply.
  • Limited spots available. Please only reserve one session per day and cancel your reservation if you are unable to attend. Those who register for swim times and do not show up, may lose the ability to pre-register in the future.
  • If you need registration assistance, call 905-987-5667 ext. 2552, Monday to Friday 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
  • Regular admission standards apply for all swims.

Swim descriptions and admission standards

 Swim descriptions

Swim types and descriptions

Swim Type Swim Description
Lane Swim

All ages. Swimmers must be continually swimming lengths. As a result of current restrictions and physical distancing requirements, all lanes are currently set up individually, six in total. Swimmers who require the accessibility/ramp lane, should register for that lane specifically in the registration process. Equipment for public use will not be provided at this time. We encourage you to bring your own equipment, including flutter boards, hand paddles, swim fins/flippers, pull buoys.

Public Swim – Main pool only

Recreational swim open to all ages. Swim admission standards apply. A swim test is required for all youth in order to swim in the deep end. Equipment for public use will not be provided at this time. We encourage you to bring your own. Swim fins/flippers, hand paddles, inflatables, mermaid tails are not permitted.

Public Swim – Main and Tot pool

Recreational swim open to all ages. Swim admission standards apply. A swim test is required to all youth in order to swim in the deep end. As a result of current pool capacity restrictions, swimmers may be required to swim in one pool or the other if capacity in one has been reached. Equipment for public use will not be provided at this time. We encourage you to bring your own. Swim fins/flippers, hand paddles, inflatables, mermaid tails are not permitted.

Public Swim – Tot pool only Recreational swim open to all ages. Swim admission standards apply. As a result of current pool capacity restrictions, tot pool capacity has been significantly reduced. Equipment for public use will not be provided at this time. We encourage you to bring your own. Swim fins/flippers, hand paddles, inflatables, mermaid tails are not permitted.
Public Swim – Adult Recreational swim open to anyone 18 years and older. Equipment for public use will not be provided at this time. We encourage you to bring your own. Swim fins/flippers, hand paddles, inflatables, mermaid tails are not permitted.
Special Needs Swim

Main pool and tot pool available for use. Recreational swim open to people with physical and/or developmental disabilities, their caregiver/support worker and their families. Caregiver/support worker may attend free of charge. Swim Admissions Standards apply. As a result of current pool capacity restrictions, swimmers may be required to swim in one pool or the other if capacity in one has been reached. Equipment for public use will not be provided at this time. We encourage you to bring your own. Swim fins/flippers, hand paddles, inflatables, mermaid tails are not permitted.

 

 Admission standards for public pools
To ensure the safety and enjoyment of children using the facility during public and family swims, the following admission standards are in place. Supervision/Ratio requirements will be strictly upheld. When in doubt, please call ahead.

All swimmers must wear appropriate swimming attire (PDF).

View the admission standards infographic (PDF)

Supervision and ratio requirements for children 10 and under

Age

Supervision Requirements

Additional Information

5 years and under

2 children : 1 caregiver

Always accompanied *

If any children in the group are 5 years and under, a ratio of 2:1 for your group, regardless of age, is required.

6 to 9 years

4 children : 1 caregiver

Always accompanied *

If any children in the group are 5 years and under, a ratio of 2:1 for your group, regardless of age, is required.

6 or 7 years and cannot pass swim test

Guardian must remain in the pool

Children must complete the swim test each time.

Parent or guardian must remain in the pool.

8 or 9 years and can pass the swim test

No supervision required

Children who complete the swim test will receive a facility swim test card.

10 years or older

No supervision required

Children will be required to pass the facility swim test in order to swim in the deep end and use the slide at the Courtice Community Complex.

 

* Always Accompanied: Must be accompanied by a parent or guardian, who is at least 14 years of age and is responsible for their direct supervision.

Caregiver must be in bathing attire, and within arms reach of the child/children at all times, both in and out of the water.

Guardians or group leaders: Must be at least 14 years of age, and are responsible for the children in their care while in the facility and must directly supervise (in the water) the children at all times.

Cancellations

Cancelled

Please note that public safety is paramount. If Clarington does not have the required number of lifeguards available to work and supervise pools, the Municipality will be forced to cancel other scheduled swim opportunities. For an up-to-date list of cancellations, check our service disruptions page.

Swimming fees

The following table displays the fees for swimming at our facilities. Prices are in effect until August 31, 2021. Fees do not include applicable taxes.

Swim drop-in and membership fees

Category

Drop-in

10 Ticket

3 Month

Annual

Adult

$4.15

$41.50

$68

$195

Youth 4-17 years

$3.15

$28

$34

$97.50

Senior 55+

$3.15

$28

$34

$97.50

Group*

$10

$91.30

n/a

n/a

Family *

n/a

n/a

n/a

$345

  • Family and group* rates include a maximum of five people, including a maximum of two adults.
  • Preschool children (3 years and younger) are admitted free when accompanied by a participating adult or guardian aged 14 years and older.
  • For family memberships, family members must live in the same household.
  • Additional youth can be added to a family membership for $73.10 per youth.
  • Non-residents add 10 per cent surcharge to membership rates.
  • Memberships are non-transferable.
  • Gift certificates are non-refundable.
  • Pre-authorized payment plans are available on Annual memberships.
Facility swim test criteria
To pass the swim test, you must swim continuously on your front, two widths of the pool in a comfortable manner. Face/head must submerge and body must stay near horizontal during the test.
Things you should know to make your swim more enjoyable

We want your swim to be an enjoyable experience. Please review our key reminders and helpful tips.

 Clarington's swim facilities and pool rental information

Clarington has full-size pools at the following three facilities:

Outdoor swimming

The Orono Park Outdoor Pool is open in July and August only.


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