Aquatics

With the Province moving to the Step 3 of the re-opening roadmap, outdoor recreational amenities remain open. Indoor programs and activities at recreation centres will begin starting July 23. Check back for updates.

Caledon Centre for Recreation and Wellness and Southfields Community Centre pools, opening to the public July 26, 2021. Pools will be opening for public swims, lane swims, swimming lessons, aquafitness, and more! 

The pools will operate at reduced capacity to ensure physical distancing and traffic-flow control.

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 Single Visit Activities

The Town of Caledon offers a variety of single visit swims including:

  • Adapted swim
  • Aquafit classes
  • Fitness swim
  • Parent and Child swim
  • Public swim
  • Therapeutic swim

Swims will operate at reduced capacity and controlled traffic flow to maintain physical distancing in the pool. Admission guidelines apply to all single visit swims.

 

 Admission Guidelines

Age Parent/Guardian Supervision Ratio

Under

5 years

Regardless of swimming ability *Accompanied

2:1
6 - 9 years Unable to pass facility swim test *Accompanied

2:1

(4:1 If all children are in lifejackets)

6 - 9 years  Able to pass facility swim test  Must be accompanied by a parent/guardian at least fourteen (14) years of age that maintains visual contact and remains within the pool viewing area at all times.
10+ years  Regardless of swimming ability  Parent/Guardian supervision not required. 

 

 *Accompanied: Must be directly supervised by a parent/guardian at least fourteen (14) years of age, who is in the water wearing bathing attire, within arms’ reach, and able to render immediate assistance. 

 Facility Swim Test
 To successfully pass the facility swim test individuals must:
  • Swim on their front for 15 metres with the ability to put their face in the water and take at least one (1) breath without putting their feet on the bottom of the pool. 
  • Tread water for one (1) minute.

The swim Admission Guideline applies to all recreational swims. Aquatics staff may ask for a demonstration of swimming ability if they feel there is a question of safety.  

 Swimming Lessons

Swimming lesson are available for registration in a variety of formats:

Private Lessons

  • Single 30 minute lesson

Tune up your swimming skills! Single 30 minute sessions available. Register for one or as many sessions that fit your schedule best. Available for ages 3+ years.

Group Lessons, Low Ratio (2 – 3 participants), Private Lessons:

  • Monday to Friday (5 lessons, on consecutive days)
  • Saturday's (3 lessons)
  • Sunday's (3 lessons)
  • Tuesday's and Thursday's (6 lessons)

Swimming lesson are available for registration in group, low ratio (2 – 3 participants, level dependent), and private lesson formats. Offerings vary by facility. 

 

Note: To help reduce the risk of spreading COVID-19, a parent/guardian must accompany swimmers in the the following levels:

  • Parent and Tot 1 – 3
  • Preschool 1 – 5
  • Swimmer 1 - 2

Parents/guardians must be at least 14 years of age or older and are expected to be in the water and following directions from the instructor throughout the session. No pre-registration is required for parents/guardians. 

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 Leadership and First Aid

When you are ready for the next step in your aquatic development we offer a variety of leadership programs to help you reach your full potential.

Through the Lifesaving Society’s Bronze Program, National Lifeguard and First-aid programs you can start your journey to become a lifeguard. If you are also interested in teaching, we offer a number of instructor courses from swimming to aquafitness.

View our leadership and training opportunities

Are you a qualified Instructor or Lifeguard? View our current job opportunities.

Based on the guidance of The Lifesaving Society, and provincial and regional public health authorities as it relates to COVID-19, pool users can expect to see some changes to Town of Caledon pools.

Note: These guidelines are subject to change based on ongoing advice provided by federal and provincial public health officials.

Pool Admission

Upon arriving to the facility and completing mandatory screening, proceed to the pool enclosure where an Aquatics staff will greet you at the main pool entrance.

Face masks must be worn while traveling on the deck. You may remove your face mask prior to entering the pool.

Pool Change Rooms

All swimmers must arrive “swim-ready” to limit the volume of people in the change rooms. You must bring all belongings on the pool deck and place them in the clean bins provided. Lockers are not available at this time.

Change rooms will only be available for use after your swim. Patrons will be required exit the change room within 15 minutes of the program ending and are encouraged to exit as quickly as possible to avoid congregating.

Please wear your face mask and maintain a safe distance between yourself and other individuals in the change rooms. 

Pool Equipment

Patrons are encouraged to bring their own equipment and toys. Lifejackets, flutter boards, and floatation belts will be available for use. No other Town equipment or toys will be available.

Currently, water features (i.e. spray curtain, hydro jets, step geysers) are not in operation.

The use of snorkels, large inflatables and throwing toys are prohibited at this time. Lifeguards reserve the right to prohibit any items that may present a safety concern.

Registration

All programs require pre-registration. All registrations must be completed online or by calling (905) 584-2272 ext. 7327.

 Ward 1 Swimming Reimbursement Program

Residents of Ward 1 can be reimbursed the non-resident cost of swimming lessons in Orangeville.

Ward 1 residents may apply once a year for the difference between the Town of Orangeville's Non-Resident rate and the comparable Town of Caledon Resident Rate per program.

Residents must complete a Swim Program Reimbursement Application and submit by email to the recreation@caledon.ca before December 1.  Contact us for a copy of the Swim Program Reimbursement Application form.

Original receipts must be attached to the form for each program taken in Orangeville.

 Be Water Smart! 

Borrow a Lifejacket at Caledon Public Library!

The Town of Caledon has partnered with the Caledon Public Library to make lifejackets available to be borrowed by the community. Lifejackets are available in a variety of sizes. To borrow a lifejacket, click here.

Additional Water Smart resources:

Water Smart Activities 

Backyard Pool Safety

Water Safety for Children and Families