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Lindsay Recreation Complex pools re-opened on July 20

The pools at the Lindsay Recreation Complex re-opened on Monday July 20 under strict new COVID-19 safety protocols.

The pools are open for fitness and fun swims.  Although the pools are open things are a bit different; swimmers will be required to pre-register ahead of time for their desired swim using the Kawartha Lakes Online Registration website.

All swim blocks will be 45 minutes in length. In addition to physical distancing guidelines the number of swimmers will be limited and participants will be required to adhere to specific COVID-19 pool rules.Swimmers can register up to 7 days in advance and limited space will be available.

Getting Started - How to set up an account

Swimmers will be required to pre-register ahead of time for their desired swim using the Kawartha Lakes Online Registration website. Swimmers can register up to 7 days in advance and limited space will be available.

If you are a current member you can just log in to your Online Registration account to register. If you are a new client you will be required to set up an account in order to register for swims.

New Clients - How to set up an account

To get started visit our online registration website.

For the best registration experience, please use Google Chrome or Firefox.  Using other browsers may produce unexpected results.

How to create an account:

1. Click on the "Create an Account" button at the bottom of the login box.

Create an Account Screenshot

 

2. Once all fields have been completed, click the 'Submit' button at the bottom. You will receive a new temporary password by e-mail.

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3. After clicking the 'Submit' button, a new screen will open. On this screen you can edit your account information and add family members.

Screen Shot Step Three add Family member

Add all family member information so your account is up to date.  Family members must be listed under your account for you to register them for a program. Once everyone is updated, click on your name in the top right corner to log out and exit the web browser.

 

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4. Check your e-mail and look for an e-mail from us.  Click on the link in the e-mail and use the username and password provided in that e mail to login in.

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5. When you log in using the username and password that was e-mailed to you, users will be asked to reset their password. 

Choose a password that is familiar to you so that you will remember it the next time you log in.

Once you click 'Save', a notification will appear that you password has been successfully changed.  Then log in using your username and updated password.

Password reset screenshot

 

Need assistance setting up an account? e-mail the Community Development Coordinator

How to register for a swim

Swimmers will be required to pre-register ahead of time for their desired swim using the Kawartha Lakes Online Registration website.

Once an account has been created, participants will then be able to register for swims.

Follow these step by step directions on how to register online for a public swim online:

1. Log in to the Kawartha Lakes Online Registration website: https://kawarthalakes.perfectmind.com using your User ID and Password

2. Under 'Drop in programs' select 'Public Swimming'

3. Use the date calendar to select the date and time you wish to attend

4. Click the 'Book' button

 

Questions? contact the Parks, Recreation and Culture department by e-mailing recreation@kawarthalakes.ca

Schedule

All Public Swims will now operate under strict new COVID-19 rules and safety protocols.

All swimmers must pre-register ahead of time through our Online Registration website.

All swim blocks will be 45 minutes in length.

There will be no access to change rooms, please come ready to swim. Entry will only be allowed up to 10 minutes past your registered start time.

Please note, the schedule is subject to change and cancellations may occur.  To confirm schedule contact the Facility by calling: 705-324-9112.

Interim Swim Schedule - September 8 to October 12, 2020

Mondays:

Fitness Swim 7am to 9am

Fun/Fitness Swim 10am to 11am

Fitness Swim 11am to 1pm

Fun Swim 6pm to 8pm

 

Tuesdays:

Fitness Swim 7am to 9am

Fitness Swim 11am to 1pm

Fun Swim 2pm to 3pm

Fitness Swim 6pm to 8pm

 

Wednesdays:

Fitness Swim 7am to 9am

Fun/Fitness Swim 10am to 11am

Fitness Swim 11am to 1pm

Fun Swim 6pm to 8pm

 

Thursdays:

Fitness Swim 7am to 9am

Fitness Swim 11am to 1pm

Fun Swim 2pm to 3pm

Fitness Swim 6pm to 8pm

 

Fridays:

Fitness Swim 7am to 9am

Fun/Fitness Swim 10am to 11am

Fitness Swim 11am to 1pm

Fun Swim 6pm to 8pm

 

Sundays:

Fun Swim 2pm to 4pm


You can create your own online registration account and sign up for our programs quickly and easily using our new registration system.  All you have to do is follow these three easy steps.

1. Go to https://kawarthalakes.perfectmind.com and create an account

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2. Complete the fields

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3. Receive a confirmation e-mail

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Need assistance setting up an account? Contact the Lindsay Recreation Complex by calling 705-324-9411 extension 1560 or e-mail the Community Development Coordinator

You can create your own online registration account and sign up for our programs quickly and easily using our new registration system.  All you have to do is follow these three easy steps.

1. Go to https://kawarthalakes.perfectmind.com and create an account

Screen Shot Step One Online registration

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2. Complete the fields

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3. Receive a confirmation e-mail

Confirmation e mail screenshot

Need assistance setting up an account? Contact the Lindsay Recreation Complex by calling 705-324-9411 extension 1560 or e-mail the Community Development Coordinator

COVID-19 pool rules and safety protocols

In addition to physical distancing guidelines the number of swimmers will be limited and participants will be required to adhere to specific COVID-19 pool rules:

  • Swimmers must ensure they maintain physical distance (minimum of 6 feet) from other swimmers at all times while in the aquatic centre.
  • Sharing of water bottles, towels, goggles or other equipment will not be permitted
  • Snorkels will not be permitted.
  • There will be no access to pool equipment or toys, if patrons wish to use training equipment, they must bring their own.
  • Swimmers will be required to shower and change at home prior to attending the aquatic centre. There will be no access to change rooms except for walking through to the pool deck. Swimmers must come prepared to swim.
  • As per public health standards all participants will be required to wear a mask while in the building (with the exception of while in the pool).
  • No spectators will be permitted. All attendees must be registered and swimming in the pool, seating will not be available.
  • Patrons must follow directional signage and pool traffic flow as outlined at the aquatic centre.

LRC Facility Traffic Flow Map 1

 

LRC Pool Traffic Flow map

 Frequently Asked Questions
Question - What are the rules for the lane swims?

Answer: During Phase 1 of re-opening we will have one person per lane. Participants will need to register for either the large pool or the small pool and will not be able to go from one to the other.

 

Question - Is there an alternate way to register other than online?  

Answer: At this time the only way to register for Public Swimming is through the Kawartha Lakes Online Program Registration website.

 

Question - Which washrooms will be available?

Answer: The Lobby and Family Washrooms will be available for use, with limited numbers permitted in each.

 

Question - Since there are no change rooms available, where do I dry off and change afterwards?  

Answer: Participants will need to dry off on the deck and leave in their swimsuit during this phase. Change rooms will be available for pass through only and not for changing purposes.

 

Question - When will the Forbert Memorial Pool be open?

Answer: The Forbert Memorial Pool facility is receiving significant capital improvements and will not be open at this time.

 

Question - What is the cost of each session?

Answer: Effective August 31 regular public swimming rates will be re-instated and apply to all scheduled public swims.

 

Question - What is the difference between a fun swim and a fitness swim?

Answer: Fitness Swim – This swim is for all ages wishing to swim lengths. There will be no access to pool equipment or toys, if patrons wish to use training equipment, they must bring their own.

Fun Swim - This swim is a recreational swim, with no lanes in the pool. Both the large pool and small pool are open during fun swim.  At this time there will be no access to the diving board, sauna or equipment. All participants must adhere to our admission standards.

 

Question - How do I register for a Public Swim?

Answer: Swimmers must pre-register ahead of time for their desired swim using the Kawartha Lakes Online Registration website. Once an account has been created, participants will then be able to register for swims.

Follow these directions to register online for a Public Swim:

1. Log in to the Kawartha Lakes Online Registration website: https://kawarthalakes.perfectmind.com using your User ID and Password

2. Under 'Drop in programs' select 'Public Swimming'

3. Use the date calendar to select the date and time you wish to attend

4. Click the 'Book' button

 

Question - Do I have to wear a mask in the pool?

Answer: As per public health standards all participants will be required to wear a mask while in the building (with the exception of while in the pool).

 

Question - If I am bringing children to swim do I need to register myself as well?

Answer: All participants must be registered. No spectators will be permitted. All attendees must be registered and swimming the pool, seating will not be provided.

 

Additional questions? contact the Parks, Recreation and Culture Division at recreation@kawarthalakes.ca

 

Fall 2020 Aquatic Programming

Aquatic Programming will be returning to the Lindsay Recreation Complex this fall under strict new COVID-19 safety protocols.

Starting October 13, Aquatic Programming will be available for Pre-School and School Age levels. Aquatics Leadership and Aqua Fitness/Water Therapy Classes will also be offered. Private lessons as well as new 'Social Bubble' lessons will be offered. In accordance to physical distancing guidelines, limited space will be available in all programs

Registration for Fall Programming will begin on Monday September 21 at 9am through our Online Program Registration website.

View the Fall 2020 Aquatics Guide for a complete listing of all programs offered this Fall.

 Fall 2020 Programs and Class Descriptions

Aquatic Programming is scheduled to begin Tuesday October 13 at the Lindsay Recreation Complex.  In support of physical distancing guidelines, limited space will be available in all programs. Spaces will be filled on a first come, first serve basis.
Please be advised the schedule is subject to change and cancellations may occur.

Pre-School Programs
 
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.

 

Program runs for 10 weeks, October 13 through December 21, 2020. Classes are 30 minute sessions.

Location: Lindsay Recreation Complex

Cost: $69

 

Fall 2020 Schedule:

Mondays 10:15am to 10:45am 

Tuesdays 5:30pm to 6pm 

Thursdays 10:15am to 10:45am 

Thursdays 5:30pm to 6pm 

Fridays 10:30am to 11am 

Fridays 4:30pm to 5pm 

Saturdays 9am to 9:30am 

Saturdays 11am to 11:30am 

 

Program Registration will begin on Monday September 21 at 9am. To register online for this program visit our Online Program Registration website.

 

Schedule is subject to change. Cancellations may occur. 

All Pre-School level classes will be offered in the form of private or Social Bubble lessons only.

Pre-registration is required. Please note, only 1 parent/guardian per child will be permitted in the water.

For further information contact the Aquatics Coordinator by calling 705-324-9112 or e-mail: recreation@kawarthalakes.ca

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 aquatics programs offered on our Online Program Registration System website.

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 aquatics programs offered on our Online Program Registration System website.

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 aquatics programs offered on our Online Program Registration System website.

Duck - ages 12 to 24 months

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

 

Program runs for 10 weeks, October 13 through December 21, 2020. Classes are 30 minute sessions.

Location: Lindsay Recreation Complex

Cost: $69

 

Fall 2020 Schedule:

Mondays 9:30am to 10am

Tuesdays 5pm to 5:30pm

Wednesdays 10am to 10:30am 

Thursdays 9:30am to 10am 

Thursdays 5pm to 5:30pm 

Fridays 10am to 10:30am 

Saturdays 9:30am to 10am 

Saturdays 11:30am to 12pm 

 

Program Registration will begin on Monday September 21 at 9am. To register online for this program visit our Online Program Registration website.

 

Schedule is subject to change. Cancellations may occur. 

All Pre-School level classes will be offered in the form of private or Social Bubble lessons only.

Pre-registration is required. Please note, only 1 parent/guardian per child will be permitted in the water.

For further information contact the Aquatics Coordinator by calling 705-324-9112 or e-mail: recreation@kawarthalakes.ca

 

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 and how to perform basic floats, glides and kicks.

 

Program runs for 10 weeks, October 13 through December 21, 2020. Classes are 30 minute sessions.

Location: Lindsay Recreation Complex

Cost: $69

 

Fall 2020 Schedule:

Tuesdays 9:30am to 10am 

Tuesdays 6:30pm to 7pm 

Thursdays 6:30pm to 7pm 

Fridays 5:30pm to 6pm 

Saturdays 10am to 10:30am 

Saturdays 12pm to 12:30pm 

 

Program Registration will begin on Monday September 21 at 9am. To register online for this program visit our Online Program Registration website.

 

Schedule is subject to change. Cancellations may occur. 

All Pre-School level classes will be offered in the form of private or Social Bubble lessons only.

Pre-registration is required. Please note, only 1 parent/guardian per child will be permitted in the water.

For further information contact the Aquatics Coordinator by calling 705-324-9112 or e-mail: recreation@kawarthalakes.ca

School Age Programs
 
Swim Kids 5

Requirements: Successful completion of Level 4

Swimmers continue to develop their front crawl, striving for improved technical proficiency. They learn back crawl, whip kick on their back, stride dives and must be able to swim continuously for 50 metres.

 

Program runs for 10 weeks, October 13 through December 21, 2020. Classes are 30 minute sessions.

Location: Lindsay Recreation Complex

Cost: $75

 

Fall 2020 Schedule:

Mondays 6pm to 6:30pm 

Tuesdays 6pm to 6:30pm 

Wednesdays 6pm to 6:30pm 

Thursdays 6pm to 6:30pm 

Saturdays 8:30am to 9am 

 

Program Registration will begin on Monday September 21 at 9am. To register online for this program visit our Online Program Registration website.

 

Schedule is subject to change. Cancellations may occur. 

Class size is limited to 5 participants per session. Pre-registration is required.

For further information contact the Aquatics Coordinator by calling 705-324-9112 or e-mail: recreation@kawarthalakes.ca

Swim Kids 6

Requirements: Successful completion of Level 5

This level continues to refine the front crawl and focuses on hand entry and breathing. The focus for back crawl is the body roll and arm positions. Swimmers learn about ice safety and rescue of others. Elementary back stroke and dolphin kick are introduced and they must be able to swim continuously for 75 metres.

 

Program runs for 10 weeks, October 13 through December 21, 2020. Classes are 30 minute sessions.

Location: Lindsay Recreation Complex

Cost: $75

 

Fall 2020 Schedule:

Mondays 6pm to 6:30pm 

Tuesdays 6pm to 6:30pm 

Wednesdays 6pm to 6:30pm 

Thursdays 6pm to 6:30pm 

Saturdays 9:30am to 10am 

 

Program Registration will begin on Monday September 21 at 9am. To register online for this program visit our Online Program Registration website.

 

Schedule is subject to change. Cancellations may occur. 

Class size is limited to 5 participants per session. Pre-registration is required.

For further information contact the Aquatics Coordinator by calling 705-324-9112 or e-mail: recreation@kawarthalakes.ca

Swim Kids 7

Requirements: Successful completion of Level 6

Swimmers continue to improve the technical aspects of their front crawl, back crawl and elementary back stroke. They learn about airway obstructions as well as front scull, stride entries and whip kick on their front.  They must be able to swim continuously for 150 metres.

 

Program runs for 10 weeks, October 13 through December 21, 2020. Classes are 30 minute sessions.

Location: Lindsay Recreation Complex

Cost: $80

 

Fall 2020 Schedule:

Mondays 6:30pm to 7pm 

Tuesdays 6:30pm to 7pm 

Wednesdays 6:30pm to 7pm 

Thursdays 6:30pm to 7pm 

Saturdays 10:30am to 11am

 

Program Registration will begin on Monday September 21 at 9am. To register online for this program visit our Online Program Registration website.

 

Schedule is subject to change. Cancellations may occur. 

Class size is limited to 5 participants per session. Pre-registration is required.

For further information contact the Aquatics Coordinator by calling 705-324-9112 or e-mail: recreation@kawarthalakes.ca

Swim Kids 8

Requirements: Successful completion of Level 7

Front crawl, back crawl and elementary back stoke continue to be refined. Swimmers learn about the dangers of open water, hypothermia and are introduce to the breaststroke, egg beater, feet first surface dives and a standing dive. They must be able to swim continuously for 300 metres.

 

Program runs for 10 weeks, October 13 through December 21, 2020. Classes are 30 minute sessions.

Location: Lindsay Recreation Complex

Cost: $80

 

Fall 2020 Schedule:

Mondays 6:30pm to 7pm 

Tuesdays 6:30pm to 7pm 

Wednesdays 6:30pm to 7pm 

Thursdays 6:30pm to 7pm 

Saturdays 10:30am to 11am 

 

Program Registration will begin on Monday September 21 at 9am. To register online for this program visit our Online Program Registration website.

 

Schedule is subject to change. Cancellations may occur. 

Class size is limited to 5 participants per session. Pre-registration is required.

For further information contact the Aquatics Coordinator by calling 705-324-9112 or e-mail: recreation@kawarthalakes.ca

Swim Kids 9

Requirements: Successful completion of Swim Kids 8

Front crawl, back crawl, elementary back stroke and breaststroke continue to be worked on striving to meet specific technical criteria. Swimmers learn side stroke and head first surface dives. They must be able to swim continuously for 400 metres.

 

Program runs for 10 weeks, October 13 through December 21, 2020. Classes are 30 minute sessions.

Location: Lindsay Recreation Complex

Cost: $80

 

Fall 2020 Schedule:

Mondays 7pm to 7:30pm 

Tuesdays 7pm to 7:30pm 

Wednesdays 7pm to 7:30pm 

Thursdays 7pm to 7:30pm 

Saturdays 11am to 11:30am 

 

Program Registration will begin on Monday September 21 at 9am. To register online for this program visit our Online Program Registration website.

 

Schedule is subject to change. Cancellations may occur. 

Class size is limited to 5 participants per session. Pre-registration is required.

For further information contact the Aquatics Coordinator by calling 705-324-9112 or e-mail: recreation@kawarthalakes.ca

Swim Kids 10

Requirements: Successful completion of Swim Kids 9

All strokes are further refined to achieve the very specific criteria for each stroke. Swimmers learn vertical dolphin kick and add underwater swims to their surface dives. They must be able to swim continuously for 500 metres.

 

Program runs for 10 weeks, October 13 through December 21, 2020. Classes are 30 minute sessions.

Location: Lindsay Recreation Complex

Cost: $80

 

Fall 2020 Schedule:

Mondays 7pm to 7:30pm 

Tuesdays 7pm to 7:30pm 

Wednesdays 7pm to 7:30pm 

Thursdays 7pm to 7:30pm 

 

Program Registration will begin on Monday September 21 at 9am. To register online for this program visit our Online Program Registration website.

 

Schedule is subject to change. Cancellations may occur. 

Class size is limited to 5 participants per session. Pre-registration is required.

For further information contact the Aquatics Coordinator by calling 705-324-9112 or e-mail: recreation@kawarthalakes.ca

Aquafitness and Water Therapy
 
Aquafitness

An active toning and cardio workout without the impact.

 

Program runs for 10 weeks, October 13 through December 21, 2020. Classes are 45 minute sessions.

Location: Lindsay Recreation Complex

Cost: $59.30 + HST

 

Fall 2020 Schedule:

Mondays 9am to 9:45am 

Mondays 9:45am to 10:30am 

Tuesdays 9am to 9:45am 

Tuesdays 9:45am to 10:30am 

Wednesdays 8:45am to 9:30am

Thursdays 9am to 9:45am 

Thursdays 9:45am to 10:30am 

Fridays 9am to 9:45am 

 

Program Registration will begin on Monday September 21 at 9am. To register online for this program visit our Online Program Registration website.

 

Schedule is subject to change. Cancellations may occur.  Pre-registration is required.

For further information contact the Aquatics Coordinator by calling 705-324-9112 or e-mail: recreation@kawarthalakes.ca

Water Yoga

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.

 

Program runs for 10 weeks, October 13 through December 21, 2020. Classes are 45 minute sessions.

Location: Lindsay Recreation Complex

Cost: $59.30 + HST

 

Fall 2020 Schedule:

Tuesdays 10:30am to 11:15am 

Wednesdays 9am to 9:45am 

 

Program Registration will begin on Monday September 21 at 9am. To register online for this program visit our Online Program Registration website.

 

Schedule is subject to change. Cancellations may occur. Pre-registration is required.

For further information contact the Aquatics Coordinator by calling 705-324-9112 or e-mail: recreation@kawarthalakes.ca

Bluebird Aquatics

Gentle exercise class focused 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.

 

Program runs for 10 weeks, October 13 through December 21, 2020. Classes are 45 minute sessions.

Location: Lindsay Recreation Complex - Small Pool

Cost: $47 + HST

 

Fall 2020 Schedule:

Mondays 1:30pm to 2:15pm 

Mondays 2:15pm to 3pm 

Tuesdays 1pm to 1:45pm 

Tuesdays 1:45pm to 2:30pm 

Thursdays 1:30pm to 2:15pm 

Thursdays 2:15pm to 3pm 

 

Program Registration will begin on Monday September 21 at 9am. To register online for this program visit our Online Program Registration website.

 

Schedule is subject to change. Cancellations may occur. Pre-registration is required.

For further information contact the Aquatics Coordinator by calling 705-324-9112 or e-mail: recreation@kawarthalakes.ca

Water Therapy

A low impact exercise program designed to re-educate weak muscles to build strength and range of motion.

 

Program runs for 10 weeks, October 13 through December 21, 2020. Classes are 45 minute sessions.

Location: Lindsay Recreation Complex - Small Pool

Cost: $47 + HST

 

Fall 2020 Schedule:

Mondays 8:30am to 9:15am

Tuesdays 8:30am to 9:15am

Thursdays 8:30am to 9:15am

Fridays 8:30am to 9:15am 

 

Program Registration will begin on Monday September 21 at 9am. To register online for this program visit our Online Program Registration website.

 

Schedule is subject to change. Cancellations may occur. Pre-registration is required.

For further information contact the Aquatics Coordinator by calling 705-324-9112 or e-mail: recreation@kawarthalakes.ca

Baby Aqua Fit

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 6 months and 2 years of age, be comfortable in water and be able to sit up on their own.

 

Program runs for 10 weeks, October 13 through December 21, 2020. Classes are 45 minute sessions.

Location: Lindsay Recreation Complex

Cost: $47

 

Fall 2020 Schedule:

Tuesdays 1:15pm to 2pm 

 

Program Registration will begin on Monday September 21 at 9am. To register online for this program visit our Online Program Registration website.

 

Schedule is subject to change. Cancellations may occur. Pre-registration is required.

For further information contact the Aquatics Coordinator by calling 705-324-9112 or e-mail: recreation@kawarthalakes.ca

Private Lessons and NEW Social Bubble Lessons
NEW! Social Bubble Lessons

NEW! Social Bubble lessons:

Social Bubble lessons are designed for individuals who are either in the same family or the same 'social bubble'. Levels may vary throughout these classes and parents/guardians are still expected to be in the water with their children for any level under Swim Kids 5 unless directed otherwise from the instructor. Minimum of 2 kids, maximum of 5 kids in each class.

 

Program runs for 10 weeks, October 13 through December 21, 2020. Classes are 30 minute sessions.

Location: Lindsay Recreation Complex

Cost: $69

 

Fall 2020 Schedule:

View Social Bubble lesson times online and reserve your spot through our Online Program Registration website. Program Registration will begin on Monday September 21 at 9am.

 

Schedule is subject to change. Cancellations may occur. Pre-registration is required.

For further information contact the Aquatics Coordinator by calling 705-324-9112 or e-mail: recreation@kawarthalakes.ca

 Private Lessons

Private Lessons are useful where a special need exists. Parents/guardians are expected to be in the water for all levels under Swim Kids 5, unless otherwise instructed by the instructor.

 

Program runs for 10 weeks, October 13 through December 21, 2020. Classes are 30 minute sessions.

Location: Lindsay Recreation Complex

Cost: $195.50

 

Fall 2020 Schedule:

View Private lesson times and reserve your spot through our Online Program Registration website.

Program Registration will begin on Monday September 21 at 9am.

 

Schedule is subject to change. Cancellations may occur. Pre-registration is required.

For further information contact the Aquatics Coordinator by calling 705-324-9112 or e-mail: recreation@kawarthalakes.ca


 

Aquatics Leadership Programs
 
Bronze Medallion with Emergency First Aid

Requirements: Minimum 13 years of age or Bronze Star Certification

This award teaches an understanding of the lifesaving principles; judgement, knowledge, skills and fitness. Rescuers learn tows, carries, defences and releases. They must also swim 500 metres in 15 minutes or better. 100% attendance is required.

This program consists of both online learning and in-person practical skills.

 

Fall 2020 Schedule:

Online will take place 5pm to 8pm on November 3, 10, 17, 24, 2020

*participants will require a device with a camera for face to face instruction with instructor

 

In-water/Classroom: November 28 9am to 2pm, November 29 8am to 2pm and December 6 8am to 2pm.

Cost: $207.47 + HST

 

To register online for this program visit our Online Program Registration website. Program Registration will begin on Monday September 21 at 9am.

 

Schedule is subject to change. Cancellations may occur. Pre-registration is required.

For further information contact the Aquatics Coordinator by calling 705-324-9112 or e-mail: recreation@kawarthalakes.ca

Bronze Cross with Standard First Aid

Requirements: Bronze Medallion Award

This award develops more advanced training including the introduction to safe supervision in Aquatic Facilities, as well as immobilization of a spinal victim in deep water, underwater searches, and swimming 600 metres in 18 minutes or better. 100% attendance is required.

This program consists of both online learning and in-person practical skills.

 

Fall 2020 Schedule:

Online will take place 5pm to 8pm on November 5, 12, 19, 26 and December 3, 2020

*participants will require a device with a camera for face to face instruction with instructor

In-water/classroom: November 28 9am to 6pm, November 29 8am to 2pm and December 6 8am to 2pm.

Cost: $207.47 + HST

 

To register online for this program visit our Online Program Registration website. Program Registration will begin on Monday September 21 at 9am.

 

Schedule is subject to change. Cancellations may occur. Pre-registration is required.

For further information contact the Aquatics Coordinator by calling 705-324-9112 or e-mail: recreation@kawarthalakes.ca

National Lifeguard

Requirements: Must be 16 years of age and hold a current Bronze Cross Award and a Standard First Aid Certification. 100% attendance is required. 100% attendance is required.

This certification is designed to develop the judgement, knowledge, skills and fitness required by lifeguards. Some of the fitness items required include: swimming 400 metres in 10 minutes or better, swimming 15 metres underwater, swimming 50 metres of head-up front crawl or head-up breaststroke in 1 minutes or less. This course emphasizes lifeguarding skills, principles and practices and the decision making process to develop effective safety supervision in pool environments.

This program consists of both online learning and in-person practical skills.

 

Fall 2020 Schedule:

Online will take place 8am to 12pm on November 14, 21, 28 and December 5, 2020

*participants will require a device with a camera for face to face instruction with instructor

In-water/classroom sessions: December 11 5pm to 9pm, December 12 8am to 4pm, December 13 8am to 4pm, December 19 8am to 4pm and December 20 8am to 4pm.

Cost: $258.32 + HST

 

To register online for this program visit our Online Program Registration website. Program Registration will begin on Monday September 21 at 9am.

 

Schedule is subject to change. Cancellations may occur. Pre-registration is required.

For further information contact the Aquatics Coordinator by calling 705-324-9112 or e-mail: recreation@kawarthalakes.ca

Red Cross Water Safety Instructor

Requirements: Must be 15 years of age and hold a current Bronze Cross certification.

The Water Safety Instructor (WSI) Course is designed to ensure quality and standards are maintained in the field. 100% attendance is required.

This program consists of both online learning and in-person practical skills.

 

Fall 2020 Schedule:

Online will take place October 17-November 14, 2020 (to be completed during this time frame)

In-water: November 27 5pm to 9pm, November 28 8am to 4pm and November 29 8am to 4pm

Cost: $330.53 + HST

 

To register online for this program visit our Online Program Registration website. Program Registration will begin on Monday September 21 at 9am.

 

Schedule is subject to change. Cancellations may occur. Pre-registration is required.

For further information contact the Aquatics Coordinator by calling 705-324-9112 or e-mail: recreation@kawarthalakes.ca

How to Register

Fall 2020 Aquatics Registration will begin on Monday September 21 at 9am.

Registration will take place online ONLY through our Online Program Registration website: https://kawarthalakes.perfectmind.com

In-person and telephone registration will not be available for the Fall 2020 session.

COVID-19 Pool Rules, Safety Protocols and Change Room Policy

COVID-19 Pool Rules and Safety Protocols

In addition to physical distancing guidelines the number of swimmers will be limited and participants will be required to adhere to specific COVID-19 pool rules:

  • In order to minimize the number of participants in Change Rooms, participants are asked to come showered, changed and ready to go before their session whenever possible.
  • All Pre-School, School Age, Private and Social Bubble lessons will be 30 minutes in length.
  • All Aqua Fitness/Water Therapy classes will be 45 minutes in length.
  • Swim Kids 5 through 10 will have a maximum of 5 participants per class.
  • Swim Kids 4 and under and all Pre-School sessions will be offered in the form of Private or Social Bubble lessons only.
  • Social Bubble lessons will consist of a minimum of 2 kids with a maximum of 5 kids per group.
  • Instructors will be teaching from the deck at all times, if they are required to enter the water for demonstrations, this will be done with the class on the pool deck.
  • No equipment will be used for lessons at this time.
  • Only 1 parent/guardian per child will be permitted in the pool with the child during Parent and Tot classes.
  • Only 1 parent/guardian per child will be allowed as a spectator on the pool deck.
  • All participants will be required to sign in at the Front Desk prior to heading to the class.
  • Patrons and participants must follow directional signage throughout the facility and pool deck area.
  • As per public health standards, all participants and patrons will be required to wear a mask or face covering while in the facility (with the exception of while in the pool.)

Change Room Policy

Change Room Policy: effective October 1, 2020

  • Participants are asked to come showered, changed and ready to swim whenever possible.
  • Change Room use is permitted for a maximum of 20 minutes prior to and immediately following swim times.
  • Change Room patrons must ensure a physical distance of a minimum of 6 feet (2 metres) from other users at all times.
  • Masks/Face Coverings must be worn at all times while in the Change Room.
  • There will be maximum of 15 people permitted in the Change Room at one time.

Lindsay Recreation Complex Directional Flow Map

LRC Pool Traffic Flow map

LRC Traffic Flow Map

FAQ's - Frequently Asked Questions
 

Question – What is being done to ensure pool safety during the COVID-19 pandemic?

Answer: We have implemented enhanced cleaning protocols within the facility.

 

Question - What are ‘Social Bubble’ Lessons?

Answer: Social Bubble lessons are designed for individuals who are either in the same family or the same ‘social bubble’. Levels may vary throughout these classes and parents/guardians are still expected to be in the water with their children for any level under Swim Kids unless otherwise directed from the instructor.

 

Question - Is there an alternate way to register other than online? 

Answer:  No, for the Fall 2020 session registration will take place exclusively online through our Online Program Registration website.

 

Question - Which washrooms will be available?

Answer: The Lobby and Family Washrooms will be available for use, with limited numbers permitted in each.

 

Question - When will the Forbert Memorial Pool be open for programming?

Answer: The Forbert Memorial Pool facility is receiving significant capital improvements and will not be open at this time.

 

Question - Do I have to wear a mask in the pool?

Answer: As per public health standards all participants will be required to wear a mask while in the building (with the exception of while in the pool).

 

Question – I am coming as a spectator; can I bring anyone else with me?

Answer: Only 1 person per participant will be permitted to come as a spectator either in the water or on the deck, depending on the level.

 

Question – Will the Change Room showers be open for use?

Answer: All Change Rooms will be open for use, including use of the showers but participants must adhere to the time frame allotted as outlined in our Change Room Policy.

 

Question – Where can I watch the lessons from?

Answer: One person per child will be permitted to view lessons from the Pool Deck.

 

Question – How many participants are in each session?

Answer: Swim Kids 5 through 10 will have a maximum of 5 participants per session. Swim Kids 4 and under and all Pre-School sessions will be offered in the form of Private or Social Bubble lessons only.

 

Additional questions? contact the Parks, Recreation and Culture Division at recreation@kawarthalakes.ca or call the Aquatics Coordinator at 705-324-9411 extension 1558

 

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.

For general inquiries or swim times please call 705-324-9112

For questions regarding programming contact:

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

Assistant Aquatics Coordinator
Phone: 705-324-9411 extension 1557  E-mail the Assistant Aquatics Coordinator                                   

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-9:30pm
Saturday: 10am-4pm
Sunday: 10am-4pm

Hours subject to change. To confirm contact Facility by calling 705-324-9112.

Forbert Memorial Pool

Forbert Memorial Pool is currently closed for capital improvements. The facility is scheduled to re-open January 2021. For updates visit the Major Projects page.

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

Winter/Spring 2020 Hours:

Monday-Thursday 6:30am-8pm

Friday 6:30am-3pm

Saturday and Sunday: 12pm-5pm

Hours subject to change, contact Facility to confirm by calling 705-738-5858.

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.

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

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 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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