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Fall Winter 2018 2019 Community Guide Cover

Download the Kawartha Lakes Community Guide to view Swim Schedules and Aquatics Programming

We operate two indoor aquatic facilities year round:

  • Lindsay Recreation Complex
  • Forbert Memorial Pool

You can choose to participate in a variety of recreational swim programs, aqua fitness classes and swimming lessons throughout the year and beach programs during the summer. Specialty aquatic programs including leadership and lifeguarding courses are also available.

If you have questions or would like to register please contact:

Aquatics Coordinator
Phone: 705-324-9411 extension 1558
E-mail: Aquatics Coordinator

Assistant Aquatics Coordinator
Phone: 705-324-9411 extension 1557                                                               

Pools

Lindsay Recreation Complex

Address: 133 Adelaide Street South, Lindsay

Telephone: 705-324-9112

The Lindsay Recreation Complex offers:

Lane pool

  • 25 metres
  • 6 lanes
  • 1 metre diving board
  • Temperature maintained at approximately 28°C (84°F)

Small pool

  • Wet and dry ramps for easy access
  • Temperature maintained at approximately 35°C (96°F)

Amenities

  • Sauna
  • AquaGlide

Aquaglide is a giant inflatable obstacle course in the pool. All participants must be able to swim in the deep end to use the track and may be required to complete the Facility Swim Test.

Front Desk hours

Monday to Friday: 6:30am-10:00pm
Saturday: 11:00am-5:00pm
Sunday: 11:00am-5:00pm

Forbert Memorial Pool

Address: 6 River Park Road, Bobcaygeon (off Mill Street, east of Highway 36)

Telephone: 705-738-5858

Forbert Memorial Pool offers:

Multi-purpose pool

  • 18 metres
  • 3 lanes
  • Stepped ramp
  • Temperature maintained at approximately 28°C (84°F)

Forbert Memorial Pool Facility Hours

Fall 2018/Winter 2019 Hours:

Monday to Thursday: 6:30am-8:00pm

Saturday: 9:15am-5:00pm

Sunday: 11:00am-5:00pm

Swimming Lessons and Aquatics Programs

Browse our current Kawartha Lakes Community Guide for complete lesson and program descriptions or visit our new online registration website to browse all upcoming programs.

Aquatics Programs for Preschool Age Children

We offer lessons for swimmers of all ages and abilities. Winter 2019 programs are once a week for 9 weeks (8 weeks for Monday classes). The Fall session starts Monday, January 7, 2019.

Fall 2018 online program registration will begin on Sunday, December 16, 2018 at 9:00am.

Visit our new online registration website to browse programs offered this Fall.

In-Person registration for Children's Aquatic programs will take place starting Tuesday, December 18, 2018 at 7:00am at the Lindsay Recreation Complex or Forbert Memorial Pool.

A complete listing of all programs offered is available in the latest edition of the Kawartha Lakes Community Guide or browse available programs on our new online registration website.

 

 Star Fish - Ages 4 to 12 months

Orientation to water for babies and their parent/caregiver. To enter this level, babies must be able to hold their head up. The goals are to help babies experience buoyancy and movement through songs and play in the water and to teach the parent/caregiver age-specific water safety.

Programs take place at the Lindsay Recreation Complex as well as at the Forbert Memorial Pool, Bobcaygeon.

Browse a complete listing of all Winter 2019 Programs offered on our new Online Registration System website.

 Duck - Ages 12 to 24 months

Orientation to water for toddlers and their parent/caregiver. Swimmers learn how to use floating objects for support and explore different water movements through games, songs, and active water play. The parent/caregiver also learns age-specific water safety.

Programs take place at the Lindsay Recreation Complex as well as at the Forbert Memorial Pool, Bobcaygeon.

Browse a complete listing of all Winter 2019 Programs offered on our new Online Registration System website.

 Sea Turtle - Ages 24 to 36 months

Orientation to water for toddlers and their parent/caregiver.  Swimmers learn through fun games and songs how to combine skills, kick with a buoyant object and how to perform basic floats, glides and kicks.

Programs take place at the Lindsay Recreation Complex as well as at the Forbert Memorial Pool, Bobcaygeon.

Browse a complete listing of all Winter 2019 Programs offered on our new Online Registration System website.

 Sea Otter - Ages 3 to 5 Years

Using games and activities, swimmers learn to open their eyes under water, further develop basic floats and glides and swim 1 metre. They also learn age-appropriate water safety skills. 

Swimmers are evaluated based on performance criteria and progress to Salamander once all criteria have been successfully completed.

Programs take place at the Lindsay Recreation Complex as well as at the Forbert Memorial Pool, Bobcaygeon.

Browse a complete listing of all Winter 2019 Programs offered on our new Online Registration System website.

 Salamander - Ages 3 to 5 years

Using games and activities, swimmers learn to swim 2 metres, further develop basic floats and increase their distance on front and back glide. Front swim and roll-over glide are also included and swimmers learn appropriate water safety skills such as how to jump into chest-deep water and how to use a Personal Flotation Device (PDF).

Safety skills development includes water orientation, safe entries and exits and only swimming when an adult is present.

Swimmers are evaluated based on performance criteria and progress to Sunfish once all criteria have been successfully completed.

Programs take place at the Lindsay Recreation Complex as well as at the Forbert Memorial Pool, Bobcaygeon.

Browse a complete listing of all Winter 2019 Programs offered on our new Online Registration System website.

 Sunfish - Ages 3 years to 5 years

Using games and activities, swimmers learn to swim 5 metres, increase their distance using buoyant objects, increase their front and back glide with kick and develop their roll-over glide, side glide and front swim. Safety skills include deep-water skills and use of Personal Flotation Device (PDF). Safety skills development such as water orientation, safe entries and exits and always asking permission before going near water.

Swimmers are evaluated based on performance criteria and progress to Crocodile once all criteria have been successfully completed.

Programs take place at the Lindsay Recreation Complex as well as at the Forbert Memorial Pool, Bobcaygeon.

Browse a complete listing of all Winter 2019 Programs offered on our new Online Registration System website.

 Crocodile - Ages 4 to 6 years

Through games and other fun activities, swimmers learn to swim 5 metres on their front and back, perform a dolphin kick and begin using rhythmic breathing. They also progress with kicking drills and increase their swimming distance to 10 metres.

Safety skills include jumping into deep-water and performing surface support for 10 seconds, recognizing when a swimmer needs help and using a Personal Flotation Device (PDF) in deep water.

Swimmers are evaluated based on performance criteria and progress to Whale once all criteria have been successfully completed.

Programs take place at the Lindsay Recreation Complex as well as at the Forbert Memorial Pool, Bobcaygeon.

Browse a complete listing of all Winter 2019 Programs offered on our new Online Registration System website.

 Whale - Ages 4 to 6 years

Through fun activities, swimmers perform a front and back swim for 10 metres. Swimmers work on developing their flutter kick and perform a distance swim of 15 metres.

Safety skills include identifying safe swimming areas, jumping into deep water, swimming 5 metres, surface support for 20 seconds and return to safety, throwing assists and sitting dives.

Swimmers are evaluated on performance criteria and progress to Swim Kids Level 3 once all criteria have been successfully completed.

Programs take place at the Lindsay Recreation Complex as well as at the Forbert Memorial Pool, Bobcaygeon.

Browse a complete listing of all Winter 2019 Programs offered on our new Online Registration System website.

Aquatics Programs for School Age Children

We offer lessons for swimmers of all ages and abilities. Winter programs are once a week for 9 weeks (8 weeks for Monday programs). The Winter session starts Monday, January 7, 2019.

Winter 2019 online program registration will begin on Sunday, December 16, 2018 at 9:00am.

Visit our new online registration website to browse programs offered this Winter.

 

In-Person registration for Children's Aquatic programs will take place starting Tuesday, December 18, 2018 at 7:00am at the Lindsay Recreation Complex or Forbert Memorial Pool.

A complete listing of all programs offered is available in the latest edition of the Kawartha Lakes Community Guide or browse available programs on our new online registration website.

 Swim Kids 1 - at least 5 years of age

Swimmers receive an orientation to water and the pool area and work on floats, glides and kicking. Swimmers build their endurance by working on the 5 metre front swim.

Programs take place at the Lindsay Recreation Complex as well as at the Forbert Memorial Pool, Bobcaygeon.

Browse a complete listing of all Winter 2019 Programs offered on our new Online Registration System website.

 Swim Kids 2 - at least 5 years of age

Swimmers work on propulsion skills to move through the water and to remain at the surface. Swimmers work on the front swim (5 metres) and learn about deep-water activities and proper use of Personal Flotation Devices (PFD). Fitness activities include the 10 metre flutter kick and a 10 metre distance swim.

Programs take place at the Lindsay Recreation Complex as well as at the Forbert Memorial Pool, Bobcaygeon.

Browse a complete listing of all Winter 2019 Programs offered on our new Online Registration System website.

 Swim Kids 3 - at least 6 years of age

This level provides an introduction to diving and teaches swimmers how to make wise choices about where and when to swim. Endurance is achieved by building strength in the flutter kick and a 15 metre swim.

Programs take place at the Lindsay Recreation Complex as well as at the Forbert Memorial Pool, Bobcaygeon.

Browse a complete listing of all Winter 2019 Programs offered on our new Online Registration System website.

 Swim Kids 4 - At least 6 years of age

This level introduces the front crawl (10 metre) and back swim with shoulder roll (15 metre). Swimmers work on kneeling dives, surface support (45 seconds, deep water) and developing a greater sense of self-safety by understanding their own limits. Endurance is built through a 25 metre swim.

Programs take place at the Lindsay Recreation Complex as well as at the Forbert Memorial Pool, Bobcaygeon.

Browse a complete listing of all Winter 2019 Programs offered on our new Online Registration System website.

 Swim Kids 5 - At least 6 years of age

This level introduces the back crawl (10 metre) and back swim, sculling skills, whip kick on the back, stride dives and treading water. Front crawl increases to 15 metres. An introduction to safe boating skills is also included. Endurance is developed through a 50 metre swim.

Programs take place at the Lindsay Recreation Complex as well as at the Forbert Memorial Pool, Bobcaygeon.

Browse a complete listing of all Winter 2019 Programs offered on our new Online Registration System website.

Synchronized Swimming

This program takes place at the Lindsay Recreation Complex.

Browse a complete listing of all Winter 2019 Programs offered on our new Online Registration System website.

 Swim Kids 6 - At least 6 years of age

This level refines front crawl with a focus on hand entry and breathing (25 metre), back crawl with a focus on arm positions and body roll (25 metres) and introduces elementary backstroke (15 metre), safety on ice and rescue of others with throwing assists. Swimmers demonstrate the front dive and their ability to tread water in deep water for 1.5 minutes. Endurance is built through dolphin kick and a 75 metre swim.

Programs take place at the Lindsay Recreation Complex as well as at the Forbert Memorial Pool, Bobcaygeon.

Browse a complete listing of all Winter 2019 Programs offered on our new Online Registration System website.

 Swim Kids 7 - At least 6 years of age

This level builds skills and endurance for the front crawl (50 metre), back crawl (50 metre) and elementary back stroke (25 metre) and introduces whip kick on the front. Swimmers learn about airway and breathing obstructions, reaching assists and stride entry. Swimming endurance is increased to a 150 metre swim.

Programs take place at the Lindsay Recreation Complex as well as at the Forbert Memorial Pool, Bobcaygeon.

Browse a complete listing of all Winter 2019 Programs offered on our new Online Registration System website.

 Rookie Patrol

Rookie Patrollers will work towards 100 metre timed swims. 350 metre workouts and stroke correction.  They will also develop lifesaving skills such as object support and obstacle swim.  They will learn victim recognition and assessment, how to contact EMS and treatment for bleeding.

Recommended completion of Swim Kids 7. Formerly Junior Lifeguard.

Programs take place at the Lindsay Recreation Complex as well as at the Forbert Memorial Pool, Bobcaygeon.

Browse a complete listing of all Winter 2019 Programs offered on our new Online Registration System website.

 Swim Kids 8 - at least 6 years of age

This level is an introduction to breast stroke (15 metre) and feet-first surface dives. Swimmers learn about the dangers of open water, hypothermia, the performance of rescue breathing on children and adults and standing shallow dives. Swimmers participate in timed treading water activities using the eggbeater skill for 3 minutes to improve their ability to remain at the surface in the event of an unexpected fall into water. Endurance is built on a 300 metre swim. Front crawl and back crawl distances are increased to 75 metres each.

Programs take place at the Lindsay Recreation Complex as well as at the Forbert Memorial Pool, Bobcaygeon.

Browse a complete listing of all Winter 2019 Programs offered on our new Online Registration System website.

 Ranger Patrol

Ranger Patrollers will work towards 200 metre timed swims and development of further strokes. They will tackle lifesaving skills in a lifesaving medley, timed object support and rescue with a buoyant aid. First aid focuses on assessment of unconscious victims, treatment of victims in shock and obstructed airway procedures. 

Recommendation completion of Swim Kids 8. Formerly Junior Lifeguard.

Programs take place at the Lindsay Recreation Complex as well as at the Forbert Memorial Pool, Bobcaygeon.

 

Browse a complete listing of all Winter 2019 Programs offered on our new Online Registration System website.

 Swim Kids 9 - at least 6 years of age

This level refines the front crawl (100 metres), back crawl (100 metres), elementary back stroke (50 metres) and breast stroke (25 metres) and encourages swimmers to combine different kicks for fitness (3 min.). They also work on head-first surface dives and learn about wise choices, peer influences and self-rescue from ice. Endurance is built through a 400 metre swim.

Programs take place at the Lindsay Recreation Complex as well as at the Forbert Memorial Pool, Bobcaygeon.

Browse a complete listing of all Winter 2019 Programs offered on our new Online Registration System website.

 Star Patrol

Strokes are refined and challenged through a 300 metre timed swim for Star Patrollers. First aid focuses on treatment of bone or joint injuries and respiratory emergencies including asthma and allergic reactions. Life saving skills include defence methods, victim removals and rolling over and supporting a victim face up in shallow water.

Recommended completion of Swim Kids 9. Formerly Future Lifeguard.

Programs take place at the Lindsay Recreation Complex as well as at the Forbert Memorial Pool, Bobcaygeon.

Browse a complete listing of all Winter 2019 Programs offered on our new Online Registration System website.

Bronze Star

Bronze Star is a great way to prepare for Bronze Medallion. Participants develop such skills as problem solving and decision-making in both an individual and group setting. Recommended for those with successful completion of Star Patrol or Swim Kids 10. Formerly Future Lifeguard.

Programs take place at the Lindsay Recreation Complex as well as at the Forbert Memorial Pool, Bobcaygeon.

Browse a complete listing of all Winter 2019 Programs offered on our new Online Registration System website.

 Swim Kids 10 - at least 6 years of age

This level is the final assessment of the strokes for technique and distance (front crawl 100 metre, back crawl 100 metre, elementary back stroke 50 metre and sidestroke 25 metre). Swimmers learn about sun safety, rescue of others from ice and head-first and feet-first surface dives. Endurance is built using the dolphin kick (vertical) and a 500 metre swim.

Programs take place at the Lindsay Recreation Complex as well as at the Forbert Memorial Pool, Bobcaygeon.

Browse a complete listing of all Winter 2019 Programs offered on our new Online Registration System website.

Aquatics for Adults & Teens

We offer a wide range of programs for adults and teens, including adult and teen swim lessons, therapy based programs and aquatic fitness programs. Winter 2019 programs are once a week for 9 weeks (8 weeks for Monday programs). The Winter session starts Monday, January 7, 2019.

Winter 2019 Online Program registration will begin on Sunday, December 16, 2018 at 9:00am.

Visit our new online registration website to browse programs offered this Fall.

In-Person registration dates:

AquaFit: Monday, December 17, 2018 at 11:00am

Water Therapy and Bluebirds: Monday, December 17, 2018 at 11:00am

Adult Swimming Lessons: Monday, December 17, 2018 at 11:00am

Children's Swimming Lessons: Tuesday, December 18, 2018 at 7:00am

Aquatics, Privates and Semi-Private Lessons: Tuesday, December 18, 2018 at 7:00am

In-Person registrations will take place at the Lindsay Recreation Complex or Forbert Memorial Pool, Bobcaygeon.

A complete listing of all programs offered is available in the latest edition of the Kawartha Lakes Community Guide or browse available programs on our new online registration website.

 Shallow Water Aquafit - Ages 14 to Adult

A fitness class combining cardiovascular training, muscle conditioning, balance and flexibility. A variety of equipment will be used to enhance the exercise experience. Class ratios 25:1 Lindsay and 16:1 Forbert.

Programs take place at the Lindsay Recreation Complex as well as at the Forbert Memorial Pool, Bobcaygeon.

Browse a complete listing of all Winter 2019 Programs offered on our new Online Registration System website.

 Deep Water Aquafit - Ages 14 to Adult

Learn key cardiovascular and muscle targeting moves to improve overall health and mobility while minimizing the impact on joints. Flotation aids will be used to assist and add to overall benefits of this class. Class ratios Lindsay 20:1 and 16:1 Forbert.

Programs take place at the Lindsay Recreation Complex as well as at the Forbert Memorial Pool, Bobcaygeon.

Browse a complete listing of all Winter 2019 Programs offered on our new Online Registration System website.

 Adult & Teen Swim Strokes - Ages 13 to Adult

Improve and learn swimming strokes for personal fitness and training goals.

Programs take place at the Lindsay Recreation Complex.

Browse a complete listing of all Winter 2019 Programs offered on our new Online Registration System website.

Adult & Teen Swim Basics - Ages 13 to Adult

Learn basics of breathing, floatation and swim movements.

Programs take place at the Lindsay Recreation Complex.

Browse a complete listing of all Winter 2019 Programs offered on our new Online Registration System website.

Triathlon Training

This program takes place at the Lindsay Recreation Complex

Browse a complete listing of all Winter 2019 Programs offered on our new Online Registration System website.

Aquafit Kickboxing

A high intensity cardio and stretching workout. Class ratio 12:1.

Programs take place at the Lindsay Recreation Complex as well as at the Forbert Memorial Pool, Bobcaygeon.

Browse a complete listing of all Winter 2019 Programs offered on our new Online Registration System website.

Aquatic Cardio Mix - Ages 14 to Adult

A stationary, high intensity workout incorporating a variety of workout styles to build cardiovascular, respiratory and muscle strength and endurance. Formerly Water Running. Class ratio 12:1.

Programs take place at the Lindsay Recreation Complex as well as at the Forbert Memorial Pool, Bobcaygeon.

Browse a complete listing of all Winter 2019 Programs offered on our new Online Registration System website.

 Water Yoga - Ages 12 to Adult

The unique properties of water allow people of all fitness levels and various conditions to benefit from water yoga. Classes include breathing, warm-up exercises, a series of poses and a relaxation period. Class ratio 10:1.

This Program takes place at the Lindsay Recreation Complex.

Browse a complete listing of all Winter 2019 Programs offered on our new Online Registration System website.

Baby Aquafit

Participate in a water exercise class with your little one.  Explore buoyancy, movement and song through a fun and different water workout! Children must be between the ages of six months and years of age, be comfortable in water, and able to sit up on their own.

Programs take place at the Lindsay Recreation Complex.

Browse a complete listing of all Winter 2019 Programs offered on our new Online Registration System website.

 Morning Water Therapy - All Ages

A low impact exercise program designed to re-educate weak muscles to build strength and range of motion. Small pool. Class ratio 15:1.

Programs take place at the Lindsay Recreation Complex.

Browse a complete listing of all Winter 2019 Programs offered on our new Online Registration System website.

Water Ai Chi

Water Ai Chi is a combination of the principles of water fitness and the graceful flowing movements of Ai Chi Chaun.  This program enhances not only the body, but the mind and spirit.

This program takes place at the Lindsay Recreation Complex.

Browse a complete listing of all Winter 2019 Programs offered on our new Online Registration System website.

Therapy - Forbert Pool

A water fitness class designed to improve your mobility and flexibility. Class ratio 5:1

This program takes place at the Forbert Memorial Pool, Bobcaygeon.

Browse a complete listing of all Winter 2019 Programs offered on our new Online Registration System website.

 Bluebird Aquatics - Ages 14 to Adult

Gentle exercise class focussed on strengthening and maintaining muscles and joints required for normal daily activities including muscle endurance, balance, flexibility and range of motion to help minimize chronic pain.  Class takes place in small pool. Class ratio 16:1.

Programs take place at the Lindsay Recreation Complex.

Browse a complete listing of all Winter 2019 Programs offered on our new Online Registration System website.

Aqua Boot Camp

A high intensity circuit training focused workout that is low impact. Incorporates a variety of workout techniques to build cardiovascular, respiratory, muscle strength and endurance.

This program takes place at the Lindsay Recreation Complex.

Browse a complete listing of all Winter 2019 Programs offered on our new Online Registration System website.

Private, Semi-Private and Create-a-Class Lessons

All lesson times are dependent upon staff and pool availability. We must receive payment to reserve space in a class or hold time slots.

Private Lessons

Private lessons are 30 minutes in length and have one-on- one instruction. These lessons are useful where a special need exists.

Semi-Private Lessons

Semi-Private lessons are 30 minutes in length and have one instructor with two students. Students registered together must be at similar level of ability.

Create-a-Class

If you have three or four children at the same level we can create a private class for you at regular price.

For more information regarding Private, Semi-Private or Create-a-Class Lessons e-mail the Aquatic Coordinator or call 705-324-9411 extension 1558.

Lifesaving & Leadership Programs

We offer a wide variety of programs including:

  • Red Cross Swimming lessons
  • First Aid
  • Triathlon Training
  • Red Cross Swim Sports
  • Water Polo
  • Canadian Swim Patrol
  • Private, Semi-Private and Create-a-Class lessons
  • Bronze Programs
  • National Lifeguard/Recertification
  • Red Cross Water Safety Instructors (WSI) Course/Recertification
  • Lifesaving Society Instructors
  • Lifesaving society Advanced instructors and examiners
  • National Lifeguard Instructor

Bronze Medallion & Emergency First Aid

Prerequisites: Minimum 13 years of age or Bronze Star

Course content includes water rescue, endurance, decision making, CPR and victim emergency care and endurance swim. Fee includes exams and book.

Programs takes place at the Lindsay Recreation Complex.

Browse a complete listing of all Winter 2019 Programs offered on our new Online Registration System website.

Bronze Cross & Standard First Aid

Prerequisites: Bronze Medallion and Emergency First Aid

The next step in your lifesaving career, this course includes water rescues, first and and will prepare you to take your National Lifeguard.

This program takes place at the Lindsay Recreation Complex.

Browse a complete listing of all Winter 2019 Programs offered on our new Online Registration System website.

National Lifeguard

Prerequisites: 16 years old, Bronze Cross, Standard First Aid and 100% attendance.

The National Lifeguard certification is the standard measurement of lifeguard performance in Canada. Participants are taught advance lifeguarding skills in a lecture format and are required to demonstrate competency in managing a variety of emergency situations within an aquatic environment.

This program takes place at the Lindsay Recreation Complex.

Browse a complete listing of all Winter 2019 Programs offered on our new Online Registration System website.

Lifesaving Society Instructor

Prerequisites: 16 years of age by the end of the course; Bronze Cross or NLS certification.

The Lifesaving Instructor course prepares individuals to organize, plan, teach and evaluate lifesaving and first aid skills and resuscitation techniqes in the Society's lifesaving and first aid awards.  Successful candidates on the Lifesaving Instructor course receive two certification cards: Lifesaving Instructor and Emergency First Aid Instructor.

This program takes place at the Lindsay Recreation Complex.

Browse a complete listing of all Winter 2019 Programs offered on our new Online Registration System website.

National Lifeguard Instructor

The National Lifeguard Instructor course provides candidates with an understanding of the principles and practices on which the National Lifeguard program is based.  The course explores teaching approaches and techniques appropriate for National Lifeguard candidates.

This program takes place at the Lindsay Recreation Complex.

Browse a complete listing of all Winter 2019 Programs offered on our new Online Registration System website.

Red Cross Water Safety Instructor (WSI)

The Water Safety Instructor (WSI) Course prepares candidates to instruct Red Cross Swim programs.  Candidates focus on strategies to introduce and develop swimming and water safety skills in the Red Cross Swim programs.  This course consists of attendance of a swim screening session, an online component, volunteer hours and an in-class segment.

This program takes place at the Lindsay Recreation Complex.

Browse a complete listing of all Winter 2019 Programs offered on our new Online Registration System website.

Standard First Aid

Standard First Aid provides comprehensive training covering all aspects of first aid and CPR.  Standard First Aid incorporates all of Emergency First Aid and is designed for those who require a more in-depth understanding of first aid including, legal implications of first aid treatment, spinal injuries, heat or cold injuiries, bone and joint injuries, chest injuries, and medical emergencies. Includes CPR-C certifications.

This program takes place at the Lindsay Recreation Complex.

Browse a complete listing of all Winter 2019 Programs offered on our new Online Registration System website.

Babysitting Course

Attention all teens, want to have fun and make money too? want to be independent and have your own small business? Then our Red Cross Babysitting class is for you! This babysitting class is for students 11-15 years of age who want to learn how to safely babysit infants and young children. This course includes content about; how to manage a babysitting business, caring for children of all ages, games and activities to keep kids entertained, creating safe environments, what to do in an emergency, basic first aid skills and much more.

This program is offered at the Lindsay Recreation Complex.

Browse a complete listing of all Winter 2019 Programs offered on our new Online Registration System website.

Aquatic Volunteer Program

Are you looking to complete your high school community service hours? Are you looking for experience helping to instruct swimming lessons? Do you have your Bronze Medallion or higher? If you said yes to the above questions then we have the opportunity for you.

Come join our Aquatic Volunteer team and gain valuable life and work skills/experience while completing your community service hours.  Opportunities include assisting with swimming lessons, helping out at Fun Swims and other Special events.  Anyone that is interested in volunteering must attend a training session prior to starting.


Winter 2019 Training Date:

Date: Friday, January 4, 2019

Time: 5:00pm-5:00pm

Location: Lindsay Recreation Complex

Cost: Free

Pre-requisites: Bronze Medallion or higher and 13 years of age.

Pre-registration is required. To register or for details contact the Aquatics Coordinator by email or by calling 705-324-9411 extension 1558.

Public Swimming

View the Public Swimming Schedule for the Lindsay Recreation Complex and Forbert Memorial Pool. Please read our pool admission standards and pool rules before attending a public swim.

Lindsay Recreation Complex: September 17, 2018 to March 10, 2019

Mondays:

Fitness Swim - 6:15am to 8:00am

Fun/Fitness Swim - 11:00am to 12:00pm

Adult Swim - 12:00pm to 1:00pm

Fun Swim with AquaGlide - 7:00pm to 8:00pm

Adult Swim - 9:00pm to 10:00pm

 

Tuesdays:

Fitness Swim - 6:15am to 8:00am

Adult Swim - 12:00pm to 1:00pm

Fun/Fitness Swim - 2:30pm to 3:30pm

Adult Swim - 9:00pm to 10:00pm

 

Wednesdays:

Fitness Swim - 6:15am to 8:00am

Fun/Fitness Swim - 11:00am to 12:00pm

Adult Swim - 12:00pm to 1:00pm

Fun Swim - 7:00pm to 8:00pm

Fitness Swim - 8:00pm to 9:00pm

Adult Swim - 9:00pm to 10:00pm

 

Thursdays:

Fitness Swim - 6:15am to 8:00am

Adult Swim - 12:00pm to 1:00pm

Fun/Fitness Swim - 2:30pm to 3:30pm

Adult Swim - 9:00pm to 10:00pm

 

Fridays:

Fitness Swim - 6:15am to 8:00am

Fun/Fitness Swim - 10:30am to 11:30am

Adult Swim - 11:30pm to 12:30pm

Fun Swim - 7:00pm to 8:00pm

Adult Swim - 8:00pm to 9:00pm

 

Saturdays:

Fun/Fitness Swim - 1:00pm to 2:00pm

Fun Swim - 2:00pm to 4:00pm

Rental Times Available

 

Sundays:

Adult Swim - 12:00pm to 1:00pm

Fun/Fitness Swim - 1:00pm to 2:00pm

Fun Swim - 2:00pm to 4:00pm

Rental Times Available

 

Schedule subject to change, contact Facility to confirm.

Cancellations may occur, schedule subject to change. Call 705-324-9112 to confirm.

The small pool is open for all regular swims. During all busy swims, occupancy in the small pool will be rotated every 15 to 30 minutes to allow everyone time in the pool.

Lindsay Recreation Complex - Holiday Swim Schedule (December 24, 2018 - January 6, 2019)

Monday, December 24 - Closed

Tuesday, December 25 - Closed

Wednesday, December 26 - Closed

 

Thursday, December 27:

Fitness Swim - 6:15am to 8:00am

Adult Swim - 12:00pm to 1:00pm

Fun Swim - 2:00pm to 4:00pm

Fun Swim - 7:00pm to 9:00pm

Adult Swim - 9:00pm to 10:00pm

 

Friday, December 28:

Fitness Swim - 6:15am to 8:00am

Fun/Fitness Swim - 10:30am to 11:30am

Adult Swim - 11:30am to 12:30pm

Fun Swim - 2:00pm to 4:00pm

Fun Swim - 7:00pm to 8:00pm

Adult Swim - 8:00pm to 9:00pm

 

Saturday, December 29:

Fun/Fitness Swim - 1:00pm to 2:00pm

Fun Swim - 2:00pm to 4:00pm

 

Sunday, December 30:

Adult Swim - 12:00pm to 1:00pm

Fun/Fitness Swim - 1:00pm to 2:00pm

Fun Swim - 2:00pm to 4:00pm

 

Monday, December 31 - Closed

Tuesday, January 1 - Closed

 

Wednesday, January 2:

Fitness Swim - 6:15am to 8:00am

Fun/Fitness Swim - 11:00am to 12:00pm

Adult Swim - 12:00pm to 1:00pm

Fun Swim - 2:00pm to 4:00pm

Fun Swim - 7:00pm to 8:00pm

Fitness Swim - 8:00pm to 9:00pm

Adult Swim - 9:00pm to 10:00pm

 

Thursday, January 3:

Fitness Swim - 6:15am to 8:00am

Adult Swim - 12:00pm to 1:00pm

Fun Swim - 2:00pm to 4:00pm

Fun Swim - 7:00pm to 9:00pm

Adult Swim - 9:00pm to 10:00pm

 

Friday, January 4:

Fitness Swim - 6:15am to 8:00am

Fun/Fitness Swim - 10:30am to 11:30am

Adult Swim - 11:30am to 12:30pm

Fun Swim - 7:00pm to 8:00pm

Adult Swim - 8:00pm to 9:00pm

 

Saturday, January 5:

Fun/Fitness Swim - 1:00pm to 2:00pm

Fun Swim - 2:00pm to 4:00pm

 

Sunday, January 6:

Adult Swim - 12:00pm to 1:00pm

Fun/Fitness Swim - 1:00pm to 2:00pm

Fun Swim - 2:00pm to 4:00pm

 

Schedule subject to change. To confirm call 705-324-9112.

Forbert Pool (Bobcaygeon) Holiday Swim Schedule (December 24, 2018 - January 6, 2019)

Monday, December 24 - Closed

Tuesday, December 25 - Closed

Wednesday, December 26 - Closed

 

Thursday, December 27:

Fitness Swim - 6:30am to 8:00am

Fun/Fitness Swim - 10:00am to 11:00am

Adult Swim - 11:00am to 12:00pm

Adult Swim - 12:00pm to 1:00pm

 

Friday, December 28:

Fitness Swim - 6:30am to 8:00am

Adult Swim - 10:30am to 11:30am

Fitness Swim - 11:30am to 1:00pm

Fun/Fitness Swim - 1:00pm to 3:00pm

 

Saturday, December 29:

Adult Swim - 1:00pm to 2:00pm

Fun Swim - 2:00pm to 4:00pm

 

Sunday, December 30:

Fitness Swim - 1:00pm to 2:00pm

Fun Swim - 2:00pm to 4:00pm

Adult Swim - 4:00pm to 5:00pm

 

Monday, December 31 - Closed

Tuesday, January 1 - Closed

 

Wednesday, January 2:

Fitness Swim - 6:30am to 8:00am

Adult Swim - 10:30am to 11:30am

Fitness Swim - 11:30am to 1:00pm

Fun Swim - 2:00pm to 4:00pm

Fun/Fitness Swim - 7:00pm to 8:00pm

 

Thursday, January 3:

Fitness Swim - 6:30am to 8:00am

Fun/Fitness Swim - 10:00am to 11:00am

Adult Swim - 11:00am to 12:00pm

Adult Swim - 12:00pm to 1:00pm

 

Friday, January 4:

Fitness Swim - 6:30am to 8:00am

Adult Swim - 10:30am to 11:30am

Fitness Swim - 11:30am to 1:00pm

Fun Swim - 1:00pm to 3:00pm

 

Saturday, January 5:

Adult Swim - 1:00pm to 2:00pm

Fun Swim - 2:00pm to 4:00pm

 

Sunday, January 6:

Fitness Swim - 1:00pm to 2:00pm

Fun Swim - 2:00pm to 4:00pm

Adult Swim - 4:00pm to 5:00pm


Schedule subject to change. To confirm call 705-324-9112.

Forbert Pool (Bobcaygeon) September 4, 2018 to March 10, 2019

Mondays:

Fitness Swim - 6:30am to 8:00am

Adult Swim - 10:30am to 11:30pm

Fitness Swim - 11:30am to 1:00pm

Fun/Fitness Swim - 6:00pm to 7:00pm

 

Tuesdays:

Fitness Swim - 6:30am to 8:00am

Fun/Fitness Swim - 10:00am to 11:00am

Adult Swim - 11:00am to 12:00pm

Fitness Swim - 12:00pm to 1:00pm

 

Wednesdays:

Fitness Swim - 6:30am to 8:00am

Adult Swim - 10:30am to 11:30am

Fitness Swim - 11:30am to 1:00pm

Fun/Fitness Swim - 7:00pm to 8:00pm

 

Thursdays:

Fitness Swim - 6:30am to 8:00am

Fun/Fitness Swim - 10:00am to 11:00am

Adult Swim - 11:00am to 12:00pm

Fitness Swim - 12:00pm to 1:00pm

 

Fridays:

Fitness Swim - 6:30am to 8:00am

Fun/Fitness Swim - 10:30am to 11:30am

Fitness Swim - 11:30am to 1:00pm

 

Saturdays:

Rental Times Available

Adult Swim - 1:00pm to 2:00pm

Fun Swim with AquaGlide - 2:00pm to 4:00pm

 

Sundays:

Rental Times Available

Fitness Swim - 1:00pm to 2:00pm

Fun Swim - 2:00pm to 4:00pm

Adult Swim - 4:00pm to 5:00pm

 

Cancellations may occur, schedule subject to change. To confirm call 705-738-5858.

Public Swim Descriptions

Fun Swim

An active swim time, open to all ages with various toys and equipment available. No swimming lengths.

Adult Swim

Provides an opportunity for those 15 years of age and older to relax, chat and complete their personal fitness program; these are quiet swims. Pool space includes area for lane swimming and open swimming. Some equipment supplied for exercising and swimming.

Fitness Swim

A length swim for all ages. Exercise and length swimming equipment will be available for use. When three or more in a lane, participants will be asked to swim in a circle.

Fun/Fitness Swim

There is a fun swim in part of the pool and fitness swim in the other part.

2018 Public Swimming Fees

Fees are subject to change, please contact the facility to confirm pricing.

Children under 15 years of age

  • Single pass: $2.55 including HST
  • 10 Passes: $22.95 including HST

Adults (Ages 15 years and older)

  • Single Pass: $5.48 including HST
  • 10 Passes: $49.32 including HST

Seniors (Ages 60 years and older)

  • Single Pass: $4.92 including HST
  • 10 Passes: $44.24 including HST

Family/Group

The Family and Group rates applies to any number of your own children with one or both parents/guardians or any one or two adults with children to a total group size of up to five people.

  • Single Family or Group Pass: $12.37 including HST
  • 10 Passes: $111.36 including HST

Rates subject to change, contact Facility to confirm pricing.

Public Swim Details

  • The Therapeutic Pool at the Lindsay Recreation Complex is open for all Public Swims;
  • During busy weekends and holiday swims, occupancy in the Lindsay Recreation Complex small pool will be rotated every 15 to 30 minutes;
  • 15 minutes at the end of all swims, lanes and equipment will be taken out to set up for the next swim.

Pool Admission Standards

Pool admission standards assist lifeguards in maintaining adequate surveillance over the whereabouts and activities of young bathers while they are inside the pool enclosure.

Children 6 years of age and under must be directly supervised (within arm's reach) of a responsible person 15 years of age or older at all times regardless of swimming ability. The ratio of swimmers to guardians for this age group is 2:1.

Children 7, 8 and 9 years of age who are non-swimmers must be accompanied by a parent, guardian or group leader who is at least 15 years of age and responsible for their direct supervision. The ratio of non-swimmers to parent or guardian may be a maximum of 4 bathers to 1 (4:1) The ratio of non-swimmers to parent or guardian may be increased to a maximum of 8 bathers to 1 (8:1) if lifejackets are worn by all non-swimmers.

To swim without direct supervision (within arm's reach) you must successfully complete the facility swim test.

adult to child ratio for pool admission

Facility Swim Test

Individuals must demonstrate comfort in the water, at the discretion of the lifeguard. The Facility Swim Test is two uninterrupted widths of the pool without touching the pool bottom and putting your face in the water 4 times without the use of goggles. Aquatic staff reserves the right to ask any patron to complete the swim test.

Wrist Band Policy

We have a Wrist Band Policy to ensure that children have a safe and enjoyable swimming experience. This system allows staff to identify children at greater risk of accidents and ensure adequate supervision when in the pool area.

Red wrist band:

  • All children 6 years of age and under must swim within arm's reach of a parent or guardian 15 years of age or older in a 2:1 Ratio;
  • Children will be red banded before admittance to the pool.

Yellow wrist band:

  • Children ages 7, 8 and 9 will be yellow banded before admittance to the pool;
  • Children 7, 8 and 9 who do not pass the Facility Swim Test will remain yellow banded; those who do pass will be given a green band;
  • Yellow banded swimmers must be monitored in the following ratios by a guardian: 1 guardian to 4 swimmers.

Green wrist band:

  • Children 7, 8 and 9 who pass the Facility Swim Test may swim unaccompanied;
  • Children ages 10, 11, 12, 13 and 14 who wish to swim in the deep end of the pool must pass the Facility Swim Test and will be banded upon completion.

Swim Test Passed Membership

Children ages 7, 8 and 9 are eligible to pay $2.00 for a Swim Test Passed membership card upon successful completion of the swim test. These children must present their Green wrist band on their arm to the front desk to show proof of eligibility. A Swim Test Passed membership card will be issued. Children can scan the card at the front desk and present it to Aquatics Staff to receive a Green Wrist Band upon entry.

Children ages 10-14 who wish to swim in the deep end of the pool may acquire the same Swim Test Passed membership to be allowed in the deep end of the pool.

At any time, the Aquatics staff may ask a child to re-take the swim test if they feel the child does not demonstrate the ability to maintain the swim admission standard.

Pool Safety and Pool Rules

We are committed to providing a safe and enjoyable aquatic experience.

Pool capacity limits

Review our capacity limits for pools in Kawartha Lakes.

Lindsay Recreation Complex

Maximum number of bathers in the pool and on the deck is 233

  • 43 in the small pool
  • 190 in the large pool

Forbert Memorial Pool

Maximum number of bathers in the pool and on the deck is 80.

Pool Rules:

  • No person having a communicable disease or open sores on his or her body shall enter the pool;
  • No person shall bring a glass container onto the deck or into the pool;
  • No person shall pollute the water in the pool in any manner. Spitting, spouting of water and blowing the nose in the pool or on the deck are prohibited;
  • No person shall engage in boisterous play in or about the pool;
  • Running is not permitted on the pool deck;
  • No diving in the shallow end or in the small pool;
  • Street clothes and shoes are not permitted on the pool deck;
  • Appropriate bathing attire must be worn;
  • Any patrons under the influence of drugs or alcohol will be asked to leave;
  • Food or drink not permitted on deck, water only please;
  • Emergency phone and First Aid Kit located on deck;
  • Please obey all instructions given by Lifeguards;
  • Clear the pool on one long whistle blast;
  • Additional Rules at each facility will be used based on swim type;
  • When swimming three or more in a lane, swimmers must swim in circles.

Pool Rentals

The Forbert Memorial Pool and Lindsay Recreation Complex pools are available to rent. Please call for more information about rates and availability. Arrangements to rent a pool must be made at least two weeks in advance.

Forbert Memorial Pool: 705-738-5858

Lindsay Recreation Complex: 705-324-9112 extension 1558

Renters must meet all pool supervision requirements. Lifeguards will be provided.

Become a Swim Instructor

Applications for part-time Instructor Guard positions are accepted throughout the year. Applicants will be contacted as the need arises. Hiring usually take place in February and March and again in August and September.

Requirements:

  • Current Red Cross Water Safety Instructor certification
  • Current Lifesaving Society Instructor certification
  • Current National Lifeguard certification and Standard First Aid qualification

Resumes may be dropped off to the attention of the City of Kawartha Lakes Aquatic Coordinator to the following locations:

  • Lindsay Recreation Complex- 133 Adelaide St. S., Lindsay
  • Forbert Memorial Pool - 16 River Park Rd., Bobcaygeon
  • City of Kawartha Lakes Human Resources - 28 Francis St., Lindsay

For more information please call 705-324-9411 extension 1558 or E-Mail the Aquatics Coordinator.

Cancellations and service interruptions

We will post all program cancellations as an alert on our website, on Facebook, and on Twitter. Programs will not operate on statutory holidays unless otherwise stated.

Advertised swims may be cancelled for special bookings. All changes to the regular schedule will be posted two weeks in advance.

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