Aquatics

For a full list of what’s open, please visit caledon.ca/COVID

Select services and programs will resume based on direction from public health officials and when deemed safe to do so.  Online pre-registration is required for all programs and drop-in services. 

Drop-In Programs

The Town of Caledon offers a variety of drop-in activities including aquafitness classes, parent and child swims, fitness swims and recreational swims.  

Swimming Lessons

The Town of Caledon is pleased to provide the Learn to Swim program offered by the Lifesaving Society. Lessons are available for all ages, from newborns (parent and tot) to seniors (adult) and everything in between. Lessons are available in private, low-ratio or group format. Whether you are new to swimming or a seasoned veteran we have a program that will keep you swimming for years to come.  View available swim lessons and register online.

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 more interested in teaching, we offer a number of instructor courses from swimming to aqua fitness.

Are you on your way to becoming an Instructor or Lifeguard and would like to volunteer with us? View our volunteer opportunities.

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

 Admission Standards

NOTE: New admission standards in effect beginning August 2020

Age Parent/Guardian Supervison 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 a lifejacket)

6 - 9 years Able to pass Facility Swim Test - Admitted into pool area unaccompanied Caregiver must remain in pool viewing area
10+ years Regardless of swimming ability - Admitted into pool area unaccompanied N/A

 *Accompanied: Must be accompanied by a parent, guardian or designate (caregiver) who is at least 14 years of age and is responsible for their direct supervision.  Caregiver must be in bathing attire and within arm's reach of the child(ren) at all times, able to render immediate assistance both in and out of the water.

Frequently Asked Questions

Be sure to read these important details.

 Frequently Asked Questions
 
 What programs are currently running?

We are offering modified lane swims and recreational swims at the Mayfield Recreation Complex pool. These swims must be pre-booked online and each patron attending must be registered individually to follow guidelines from public health officials

Lane swims are for youth and adults who wish to use the pool for fitness (such as length swimming, water jogging, etc.). The pool will be divided into 6 lanes. Each individual will swim in their own lane with a maximum one person per lane to ensure social distancing.

Rec swims allow patrons to use the entire pool freely always maintaining social distancing with other participants. A parent/guardian of 16 years+ must accompany any swimmers 15 years and younger to ensure social distancing. Summer 2020 Admission Standards apply.

Have pool admission standards changed?

Yes, we have updated our Pool Admission Standards to assist with new safety measures.

Summer 2020 update

All participants 15 years of age or younger, regardless of swimming ability, must be accompanied by a parent or guardian who is at least 16 years old, in the water, and responsible for ensuring social distancing with other patrons in the pool.

A parent or guardian may only accompany a maximum of two children that are between the ages of 0 and 5 years old or a maximum of four people if all participants are between 6 and 15 years old, regardless of swimming ability.

 What safety measures are being implemented?

Our priority continues to be the health and safety of our participants and staff. These are some of the measures we are implementing with our programs:

  • Mask requirement until you are ready to enter the water and immediately after you exit
  • Social distancing measures including directional signage
  • Pre-booking protocols limiting swim capacities and cash handling for staff
  • Increased cleaning of common touch points and equipment
  • Limited access to building amenities including closure of change rooms
When and how can I register for a drop-in activity?
Registration for all drop-in activities will be available to book three (3) days prior to the start date.  All registrations must be completed online by visiting our Drop-in Activities page or by calling (905) 584-2272 ext. 7327.
Can I walk in and come for a swim?

All swims must be pre-booked online to limit the number of the people in the building and in the pool. No drop-ins or spectators will be allowed.

What can I expect on my first visit?

You can expect to go through mandatory screening to enter the facility and to follow specific entry and exit paths that will help with directional flow.

Change rooms will be closed (washrooms are still available), so please shower and change at home and arrive ready for your swim. You will be asked to bring your belongings on the pool deck and store them in a bin as directed (one bin per family). Washrooms will close for cleaning five minutes before the end of your swim. Once your swim is over, you must take your belongings and exit the building directly from the pool deck. It is important that you do not leave anything in the change rooms as you will not be exiting the way you came in.

 Are masks required?

Face coverings are required in all public spaces in accordance with Town of Caledon By-law 2020-47. They can be removed just before entering the pool and are to be put back on immediately after exiting the water.

Are lockers available?

Lockers are not available at this time. You must bring all belongings on the pool deck.

Can I use the water fountains?
Water fountains are closed. Please bring your own water bottle as water filling stations are available.
Can I bring my own equipment (i.e. flutter board)

Patrons are encouraged to bring their own equipment and toys and, if possible, your own life jackets. If you are unable to provide your own, we have limited life jackets available for use. No other Town equipment or toys will be available.

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.

Why is there no group entry fee?
A group entry fee does not allow us to accurately track gathering size or individual information for contact tracing, therefore, each participant must register and pay individually.
Why is the pool at Mayfield Recreation Complex open and not the Caledon Centre for Recreation and Wellness?

The building layout of the Mayfield Recreation Complex allows us to provide access to swims while meeting all guidelines from public health officials to ensure the safety of patrons and staff. The pool at Caledon Centre for Recreation and Wellness will re-open when it is safe to do so, and once safety guidelines are in place.

 Are you offering swimming lessons?

Swimming lessons will not be offered at this time.