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Pools and Swimming

Aquatic Programming and Public Swimming has returned to the Lindsay Recreation Complex under strict new COVID-19 safety protocols. Capital improvements will be completed at the Forbert Memorial Pool and Workout Centre for the Winter session and will see the re-introduction of programs to this facility.

Public Swimming at both facilities will also operate under strict new COVID-19 safety protocols this Winter. Swimmers are now required to pre-register ahead of time for this desired swim using our Online Program Registration website.

View the Winter 2021 Aquatics Guide for a complete listing of all programs being offered for the Winter 2021 session.

Aquatic Programming

The Winter 2021 Aquatic Programming session will run January 4 through March 14, 2021.

All major capital improvements at the Forbert Memorial Pool and Workout Centre in Bobcaygeon will be completed for the Winter session and the facility will once again welcome aquatic programming back to its schedule. Aquatic Programming will also continue to take place at the Lindsay Recreation Complex.

All Aquatic Programming will operate under strict new COVID-19 Pool Rules and Safety Protocols. A new Change Room Policy has been implemented to ensure a safe and enjoyable experience for participants and patrons.

Winter 2020/2021 Aquatic Programming registration will begin on Sunday December 13 at 9am.

Registration for all Aquatic Programming will take place exclusively through our Online Program Registration website.

In support of physical distancing guidelines, limited space will be available in all programs.

COVID-19 Pool Rules, Safety Protocols and Change Room Policy for Aquatic Programming
The City of Kawartha Lakes has implemented specific COVID-19 Pool Rules and Safety Protocols, including the introduction of Change Room Policies for the aquatic facilities as well as for all Aquatic Programming to ensure a safe and enjoyable experience for all participants and patrons.
Forbert Memorial Pool - COVID-19 Pool Rules and Safety Protocols for Aquatic Programming
In addition to physical distancing guidelines the number of swimmers will be limited and participants in all Aquatic Programming will be required to adhere to specific COVID-19 Pool Rules and Safety Protocols:
  • Swimming Instructors will maintain physical distancing from participants by instructing from the pool deck.
  • One parent/guardian must accompany their child in the pool for the following levels:
    • Private Lessons (for all levels up to Swim Kids 5)
    • All School Age Programs (up to Swim Kids 5)
    • Social Bubble Lessons (for all levels under Swim Kids 5)
  • Classes for all levels will be 30 minutes in length to allow for cleaning and physical distancing between participants entering and exiting the facility. Aquafitness and Water Therapy classes will be 45 minutes in length.
  • The number of participants in each class will be reduced to allow for proper physical distancing.
  • All Parent & Tot programs (4 months to 36 months) will be offered in a group class format where social distancing will be maintained throughout the class. There will be a maximum of 5 participants per class in these levels.
  • For all programs up to Swim Kids 5, classes will be offered in Private Lesson or Social Bubble Lesson format only.
  • For all levels, only one parent/guardian per child will be permitted. That parent/guardian must either be in the water with their child or on the pool deck as a spectator (depending on the level requirement).
  • For all programs, Swim Instructors will instruct from the pool deck and will not be in the water with participants.
  • In the event that the Swim Instructor must enter the water to do a demonstration, all class participants will be asked to sit on the pool deck while the Instructor is in the water.
  • Limited equipment will be available during lessons only. Sanitizing procedures will take place between classes. No snorkels will be permitted. If participants may also provide their own equipment. Snorkels will not be permitted.
  • Participants will need to arrive changed and ready to go before their session in order to minimize the number of people in the Change Room at one time.
  • All participants will be required to sign in with the Front Desk/Attendant prior to heading to their class.
  • Do not enter the facility if you are sick; experiencing a fever, cough, sore throat or shortness of breath.
  • As per public health standards, all participants and patrons will be required to wear a mask or face covering while in the building (with the exception of while in the pool).
  • All participants and patrons will be required to adhere to the Change Room Policy.
  • Limited equipment will be available during lessons only. Sanitizing procedures will take place between classes. No snorkels will be permitted. If participants may also provide their own equipment. Snorkels will not be permitted.
  • Sharing of water bottles, towels, goggles or other equipment will not be permitted.
  • Diving boards and Diving blocks are closed until further notice.
  • Swimmers must ensure they maintain a physical distance of a minimum of 6 feet or 2 metres from other swimmers at all times while in the aquatic centre.
  • Entry will only be allowed up to 10 minutes past your registered start time.
  • Change Room access will be limited to 10 minutes before and after all programs.
  • Patrons and participants must follow directional signage throughout the facility and pool deck.

Forbert Memorial Pool Traffic Flow Map:

Forbert Pool Traffic Flow map

For questions regarding Forbert Memorial Pool and Workout Centre COVID-19 Rules and Safety Protocols contact the Aquatics Coordinator by calling 705-324-9411 extension 1557 or 1558, call the facility directly beginning January 4, 2021 at 705-738-5858 or e-mail the Aquatics Coordinator.

Forbert Memorial Pool - Change Room Policy

Effective January 1, 2021 the following Change Room Policy came into affect at the Forbert Memorial Pool and Workout Centre:

  • When possible, participants are asked to come changed and ready to swim.
  • Change Room use is permitted for a maximum of 10 minutes prior to and immediately following swim times.
  • Change Room patrons must ensure a physical distance of a minimum of 6 feet or 2 metres from other users at all times.
  • Showers will not be available at this time.
  • Masks or face coverings must be worn at all times while in the Change Room.
  • There will be a maximum of 8 people permitted in the Change Room at one time.
  • All patrons must follow directional signage as outlined at the aquatic centre.

Forbert Pool Traffic Flow map

For questions regarding the Forbert Memorial Pool and Workout Centre Change Room Policy please contact the Aquatics Coordinator by calling 705-324-9411 extension 1557 or 1558, call the facility directly beginning January 4, 2021 by calling 705-738-5858 or e-mail the Aquatics Coordinator.

Lindsay Recreation Complex - COVID-19 Pool Rules and Safety Protocols for Aquatic Programming

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

  • Swimming Instructors will maintain physical distancing from participants by instructing from the pool deck.
  • One parent/guardian must accompany their child in the pool for the following levels:
    • Private Lessons (for all levels up to Swim Kids 5)
    • all School Age Programs (up to Swim Kids 5)
    • Social Bubble Lessons (for all levels under Swim Kids 5)
  • Classes for all levels will be 30 minutes in length to allow for cleaning and physical distancing between participants entering and exiting the facility. Aquafitness and Water Therapy classes will be 45 minutes in length.
  • The number of participants in each class will be reduced to allow for proper physical distancing.
  • All Parent & Tot programs (4 months to 36 months) will be offered in a group class format where social distancing will be maintained throughout the class. There will be a maximum of 5 participants per class in these levels.
  • For all programs up to Swim Kids 5, classes will be offered in Private Lesson or Social Bubble Lesson format only.
  • For all levels, only one parent/guardian per child will be permitted. That parent/guardian must either be in the water with their child or on the pool deck as a spectator (depending on the level requirement).
  • For all programs, Swim Instructors will instruct from the pool deck and will not be in the water with participants.
  • In the event that the Swim Instructor must enter the water to do a demonstration, all class participants will be asked to sit on the pool deck while the Instructor is in the water.
  • Limited equipment will be available during lessons only. Sanitizing procedures will take place between classes. No snorkels will be permitted. If participants may also provide their own equipment. Snorkels will not be permitted.

Lindsay Recreation Complex Traffic Flow Map:

LRC Pool Traffic Flow map

For questions regarding the Lindsay Recreation Complex COVID-19 Pool Rules and Safety Protocols call 705-324-9112 extension 1557 or 1558 or e-mail the Aquatics Coordinator.

Lindsay Recreation Complex - Change Room Policy

Effective October 1, 2020 the following Change Room Policy came into affect at the Lindsay Recreation Complex:

  • When possible, participants are asked to come changed and ready to swim.
  • 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 distance of a minimum of 6 feet or 2 metres from other users at all time.
  • Showers are available for limited use; showers are to be used for rinsing off only, not for bathing.
  • Masks or face coverings must be worn at all times while in the Change Room.
  • There will be a maximum of 15 people permitted in the Change Room at one time.
  • There will be a maximum of 5 people permitted in the Family Change Room at one time.
  • All patrons must follow directional signage as outlined at the aquatic centre.

LRC Pool Traffic Flow map

For questions regarding the Lindsay Recreation Complex Change Room Policy call 705-324-9112 or e-mail the Aquatics Coordinator.

Aquatic Programming and Class Descriptions

Aquatic Programming has returned with strict new COVID-19 safety protocols. Prior to attending the aquatic facility or registering for a program participants should review all COVID-19 Pool Rules and Safety Protocols for the facility in which they will be attending.

As part of our COVID-19 Pool Rules and Safety Protocols. Swimming Instructors will maintain physical distancing from participants by instructing from the pool deck and a parent/guardian must accompany their child in the pool for the following levels, Private Lessons (for all levels up to Swim Kids 5), all School Age Programs (up to Swim Kids 5) and Social Bubble Lessons (for all levels under Swim Kids 5).

  • Classes for all levels will be 30 minutes in length to allow for cleaning and physical distancing between participants entering and exiting the facility. Aquafitness and Water Therapy classes will be 45 minutes in length.
  • The number of participants in each class will be reduced to allow for proper physical distancing.
  • All Parent & Tot programs (4 months to 36 months) will be offered in a group class format where social distancing will be maintained throughout the class. There will be a maximum of 5 participants per class in these levels.
  • For all programs up to Swim Kids 5, classes will be offered in Private Lesson or Social Bubble Lesson format only.
  • For all levels, only one parent/guardian per child will be permitted. That parent/guardian must either be in the water with their child or on the pool deck as spectator (depending on the level requirements).
  • For all programs, Swim Instructors will instruct from the pool deck and will not be in the water with participants.
  • In the event that the Swim Instructor must enter the water to do a demonstration, all class participants will be asked to sit on the pool deck while the Instructor is in the water.
  • Limited equipment will be available during lessons only. Sanitizing procedures will take place between classes. No snorkels will be permitted. If participants may also provide their own equipment. Snorkels will not be permitted.

For questions regarding Aquatic Programming and COVID-19 Pool Rules and Safety Protocols call 705-324-9411 extension 1557 or 1558 or e-mail the Aquatics Coordinator.

Parent & Tot Programs (Ages: 4 months to 36 months)

Currently our Parent & Tot Programs (Ages: 4 months to 36 months) are limited to a maximum of 5 participants per class and are set up as a group class format where social distancing will be maintained throughout the class.

All classes are 30 minutes in length.

One parent/guardian must be in the water with the child.

Only one parent/guardian is permitted in the facility per child. If the parent/guardian is in the pool, there cannot be another parent/guardian attending as a spectator.

Swimming Instructors will be teaching from the pool deck, unless a demonstration is required; in which all participants will be asked to sit on the pool deck while the Instructor enters the water for the demonstration.

Winter 2021 Aquatic Programming will take place both the Lindsay Recreation Complex as well as the Forbert Memorial Pool in Bobcaygeon.

Starfish (Ages: 4 months to 12 months)

This class provides an orientation to water for babies and their parent/caregiver.

To enter this level, babies must be able to hold their head up and be 4 months to 12 months of age.

The goals of this class are to help babies experience buoyancy and movement through play in the water and to teach the parent/caregiver age-specific water safety.

Progression to the next level is based on age.

Note: Limited equipment will be available, should you wish to use any equipment for the class, participants must bring their own.

View our Online Program Registration website to view and register for current programs

Duck/Sea Turtle (Ages: 12 months to 36 months)

New for Winter 2021, this combined class provides an orientation to water for toddlers (ages 12 months to 36 months) and their parent/caregiver. Swimmers will experience different water movements and will be introduced to basic floats, glides and kicks all through games and water play.

Progression to the next level is based on age.

Note: Limited equipment will be available, should you wish to use any equipment for the class, participants must bring their own.

View our Online Program Registration website to view and register for current programs

Pre-School Programs (Ages: 3 to 5)

Currently all of our Pre-School (Ages: 3 to 5) level programs are being offered either as Private Lessons or as Social Bubble Lessons only.

All classes are 30 minutes in length.

One parent/guardian must be in the water with each child swimming regardless of the level.

Swimming Instructors will be teaching from the pool deck, unless a demonstration is required; in which all participants will be asked to sit on the pool deck while the Instructor enters the water for the demonstration.

Only one parent/guardian is permitted in the facility per child. If the parent/guardian is in the pool, there cannot be another parent/guardian attending as a spectator.

Winter 2021 Aquatic Programming will take place both the Lindsay Recreation Complex as well as the Forbert Memorial Pool in Bobcaygeon.

Sea Otter (Ages: 3 to 5)

In this level, children continue to develop their floats, glides, and flutter kick.  They will learn to open their eyes under water and swim 1 metre. 

Progression to the next level is based on meeting specific performance criteria.

Note: Goggles/masks are not permitted when attempting to open eyes under water for the 3 second front and back floats.

This level is currently being offered either as Private Lessons or as Social Bubble Lessons only.

For the Winter session, this level is offered as a standard Sea Otter class at the Lindsay Recreation Complex and as a combined Sea Otter/Salamander class at the Forbert Memorial Pool in Bobcaygeon.

View our Online Program Registration website to view and register for current programs

Salamander (Ages: 3 to 5)

Children learn to do floats and glides on their front and back independently. Rollover glides are also introduced.  Swimmers must be able to complete a 2 metre distance swim and 2 metre front and back glides with kick independently. 

Progression to the next level is based on meeting specific performance criteria.

Note: Goggles/masks are not permitted when jumping into chest deep water, attempting to open eyes under water and front and back floats.

This level is currently being offered either as Private Lessons or as Social Bubble Lessons only.

For the Winter session, this level is offered as a standard Sea Otter class at the Lindsay Recreation Complex and as a combined Sea Otter/Salamander class at the Forbert Memorial Pool in Bobcaygeon.

View our Online Program Registration website to view and register for current programs

Sunfish (Ages: 3 to 5)

Swimmers increase the distance of their front, back and rollover glides to 5 metres. The 5 metres front swim must include: face to water, body near horizontal position, flutter kick, propulsive arm movements and exhaling out mouth and nose. 

Progression to the next level is based on meeting specific performance criteria.

Note: Googles/masks are not permitted when jumping into chest deep water, the 5 second surface support, as well as the 5 second front floats done in deep water.

This level is currently being offered either as Private Lessons or as Social Bubble Lessons only.

View our Online Program Registration website to view and register for current programs

Crocodile (Ages: 3 to 5)

Children learn rhythmic breathing and must complete 7 metres for their front and back glides. Side glides are 5 metres long, and a 5 metre back swim is introduced. Children work on increasing their distance swim to 10 metres and treading water. The 5 metre front swim must include: face in, near horizontal body position, flutter kick from the hips, arms in full circle motion, arms reaching out in front of head, exhaling out mouth and nose. 

Progression to the next level is based on meeting specific performance criteria.

Note: Goggles/masks are not permitted when jumping into deep water and doing surface support for 10 seconds.

For the Winter session, this level will be combined with Whale, for a Crocodile/Whale class at both the Lindsay Recreation Complex and the Forbert Memorial Pool in Bobcaygeon.

This level is currently being offered either as Private Lessons or as Social Bubble Lessons only.

View our Online Program Registration website to view and register for current programs

Whale (Ages: 3 to 5)

Children work on developing a more propulsive flutter kick to achieve their 15 metre distance swim. Safety skills include jumping into deep water, treading water and sitting dives. The 10 metre front swim must include: face in water, near horizontal body position, flutter kicks from the hips, near surface exhaling while face is in and rolling to the side. 

Progression to the next level is based on meeting specific criteria.

Note: Goggles/masks are not permitted when jumping into deep water and doing surface support for 20 seconds.

For the Winter session, this level will be combined with Whale, for a Crocodile/Whale class at both the Lindsay Recreation Complex and the Forbert Memorial Pool in Bobcaygeon.

This level is currently being offered either as Private Lessons or as Social Bubble Lessons only.

View our Online Program Registration website to view and register for current programs

 School Age Programs (Ages: 5 and up) /Swim Kids 1-4

Currently our Swim Kids level 1-4 programs are being offered either as Private Lessons or as Social Bubble Lessons only.

All classes are 30 minutes in length.

One parent/guardian must be in the water with each child swimming regardless of the level. Only one parent/guardian is permitted in the facility per child.

Swimming Instructors will be teaching from the pool deck, unless a demonstration is required; in which all participants will be asked to sit on the pool deck while the Instructor enters the water for the demonstration.

Winter 2021 Aquatic Programming will take place both the Lindsay Recreation Complex as well as the Forbert Memorial Pool in Bobcaygeon.
Home School Lessons

New for the Winter 2021 session, we are pleased to offer Home School Lessons, this time is allotted for children who are home schooled to participate in swimming lessons. These lessons are for ages 5 and up/Swim Kids 1-4.

This level is currently being offered either as Private Lessons or as Social Bubble Lessons only.

View our Online Program Registration website to view and register for current programs.

Swim Kids 1

Requirements: Minimum of 5 years of age.

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

Note: Goggles/masks are not permitted when submerging head and for front and back floats.

This level is currently being offered either as Private Lessons or as Social Bubble Lessons only.

View our Online Program Registration website to view and register for current programs

Swim Kids 2

Requirements: Successful completion of Swim Kids 1.

Swimmers work on propulsion to move through the water and to remain at the surface during front, back, side glides and they learn how to use Personal Floatation Devices correctly. Swimmers must also complete a 10 metre front glide with kick and must be able to swim continuously for 15 metres.

This level is currently being offered either as Private Lessons or as Social Bubble Lessons only.

View our Online Program Registration website to view and register for current programs

Swim Kids 3

Requirements: Successful completion of Swim Kids 2.

Swimmers work on increasing the distances for their front (15 metre), back (10 metre) and side glides (10 metre). They also learn a sitting dive, when and where it is safe to swim and must be able to swim continuously for 15 metres.

Note: Goggles/masks are not permitted for deep water front and back floats, jumping in and returning to safety and sitting dives.

This level is currently being offered either as Private Lessons or as Social Bubble Lessons only.

View our Online Program Registration website to view and register for current programs

Swim Kids 3 & 4 - Combined class

New the Winter 2021 session, this class will be a combined class of Swim Kids 3 & 4 and will be offered at the Lindsay Recreation Complex and the Forbert Memorial Pool in Bobcaygeon.

Requirements: Successful completion of Swim Kids 2 or Swim Kids 3.

Level 3: Swimmers work on increasing the distances for their front (15 metre) and side glides (10 metre), They also learn sitting dive, when and where it is safe to swim and must be able to swim continuously for 15 metres.

Level 4: Swimmers learn front crawl, kneeling dives, sculling and back swims with a shoulder roll. They work on improving their flutter kick and must be able to swim continuously for 25 metres.

Note: Goggles/masks are not permitted for deep water front and back floats, jumping in and returning to safety and sitting dives.

This level is currently being offered either as Private Lessons or as Social Bubble Lessons only.

View our Online Program Registration website to view and register for current programs

Swim Kids 4

Requirements: Successful completion of Swim Kids 3.

Swimmers learn front crawl, kneeling dives, sculling, and back swims with a shoulder roll. They work on improving their flutter kick and must be able to swim continuously for 25 metres.

This level is currently being offered either as Private Lessons or as Social Bubble Lessons only.

View our Online Program Registration website to view and register for current programs

School Age Programs (Ages: 6 and up)/Swim Kids 5-10

Currently our School Age Programs (Swim Kids 5-10) are limited to a maximum of 5 participants per class and are set up in a group class format where social distancing will be maintained throughout the class.

All classes will be 30 minutes in length.

Swimming Instructors will be teaching from the pool deck unless demonstrations need to take place, in which participants will be required to sit on the pool deck during demonstrations.

Only one parent/guardian is permitted in the facility per child.

Winter 2021 Aquatic Programming will take place both the Lindsay Recreation Complex as well as the Forbert Memorial Pool in Bobcaygeon.
Mermaid Tails

Requirements: Completion of Swim Kids 4 or higher.

Ever wondered what it would be like to swim like a mermaid? now you can. In this program, you will learn to swim with a tail. Experience the peacefulness that comes with swimming underwater and the power of swimming with a tail.

View our Online Program Registration website to view and register for current programs

Swim Kids 5

Requirements: Successful completion of Swim Kids 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.

View our Online Program Registration website to view and register for current programs

Swim Kids 5 & 6 - Combined class

New the Winter 2021 session, this class will be a combined class of Swim Kids 5 & 6 and will be offered at the Lindsay Recreation Complex and the Forbert Memorial Pool in Bobcaygeon.

Requirements: Successful completion of Swim Kids 4 or Swim Kids 5.

Level 5: 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.

Level 6: 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.

View our Online Program Registration website to view and register for current programs

Swim Kids 6

Requirements: Successful completion of Swim Kids 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.

View our Online Program Registration website to view and register for current programs

Swim Kids 7

Requirements: Successful completion of Swim Kids 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.

View our Online Program Registration website to view and register for current programs

Swim Kids 7 & 8 - Combined class

New the Winter 2021 session, this class will be a combined class of Swim Kids 7 & 8 and will be offered at the Lindsay Recreation Complex and the Forbert Memorial Pool in Bobcaygeon.

Requirements: Successful completion of Swim Kids 6 or Swim Kids 7.

Level 7: 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.

Level 8: Front crawl, back crawl and elementary back stoke continue to be refined. Swimmers learn about the dangers of open water, hypothermia and are introduced to the breast stroke, egg beater, feet first surface dives and a standing dive. They must be able to swim continuously for 300 metres.

View our Online Program Registration website to view and register for current programs

Swim Kids 8

Requirements: Successful completion of Swim Kids 7.

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

View our Online Program Registration website to view and register for current programs

Swim Kids 9

Requirements: Successful completion of Swim Kids 8.

Front crawl, back crawl, elementary back stroke and breast stroke 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.

View our Online Program Registration website to view and register for current programs

Swim Kids 9 & 10

New the Winter 2021 session, this class will be a combined class of Swim Kids 9 & 10 and will be offered at the Lindsay Recreation Complex and the Forbert Memorial Pool in Bobcaygeon.

Requirements: Successful completion of Swim Kids 8 or Swim Kids 9.

Level 9: Front crawl, back crawl, elementary back stroke and breast stroke 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.

Level 10: 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.

View our Online Program Registration website to view and register for current programs

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.

View our Online Program Registration website to view and register for current programs

Aquatic Leadership Programs

Get certified for a job you will love and launch your aquatic career. We are pleased to offer both Life Saving Society and Red Cross leadership courses that will certify you to become a Lifeguard and Swim Instructor. Re-certification courses are also offered for individuals looking to update their Certifications and keep their professional skills up to date.

Rookie, Ranger and Star Patrol

Pre-Requisites: Completion of Swim Kids 8.

This is a combined class of the Lifesaving Society Canadian Swim Patrol levels (Rookie, Ranger and Star Patrol).  Swimmers will further develop their stroke efficiency and swimming endurance through fitness challenges and endurance swims. Participants will be introduced to self rescues and the rescue of others as well as lifesaving skills including a timed object support, 10 pound object recovery/carry of 25 metres. First Aid focuses on assessment of an unconscious victim, treatment of victims in shock and obstructed airway procedures.

100% attendance is required.

Winter 2021 Schedule:

Date: January 9 - March 13, 2021 (10 week program)

Time: 10am to 11am

Cost: $82.80 + HST

Location: Lindsay Recreation Complex

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 call 705-324-9112 or e-mail the Aquatics Coordinator.

Lifesaving Society Bronze Medallion

Pre-Requisites: Minimum 13 years of age or Bronze Star Certification (need not be current).

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.

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

100% attendance is required.

Winter 2021 Schedule:

Online will take place 5pm to 8pm on January 19, 26 and February 2 and 9.

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

In Water: January 24 9am-2pm and February 7 9am-2pm

Exam: February 14 9am-2pm

Cost: $204 + HST

Location: Lindsay Recreation Complex

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 call 705-324-9112 or e-mail the Aquatics Coordinator.

Lifesaving Society Bronze Cross with Standard First Aid/CPR C

Pre-Requisites: Bronze Medallion Certification (need not be current).

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.

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

100% attendance is required.

Winter 2021 Schedule:

Online will take place 5pm to 8pm on January 21, 28 and February 4, 11 and 18

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

In Water: January 24 9am to 6pm, January 31 9am to 2pm and February 7 9am-2pm

Exam: February 14 9am to 2pm

Cost: $194.35 + HST

Location: Lindsay Recreation Complex

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 call 705-324-9112 or e-mail the Aquatics Coordinator.

Bronze Star

Pre-Requisites: 14 years of age, completion of Swim Kids 9 or Star Patrol. 

Candidates in this level support a 10 pound object at the surface for 3 minutes, swim 400 metres in 12 minutes or better, learn CPR, rescues and the immobilization of the spinal victim on land.

Winter 2021 Schedule:

Date: January 5 - March 9, 2021 (10 week program)

Time: 7pm to 8pm

Cost: $83.70 + HST

Location: Lindsay Recreation Complex

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 call 705-324-9112 or e-mail the Aquatics Coordinator.

Lifesaving Society National Lifeguard Certification

Pre-Requisites: Minimum 15 years of age. Bronze Cross certification and a Standard First Aid CPR/C certification (need not be current).

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.

For further information call 705-324-9112 or e-mail the Aquatics Coordinator.

Lifesaving Society National Lifeguard Re-Certification

Pre-Requisites: Must bring proof of prior National Lifeguard Certification.

Re-Certification is required every 2 years to remain current.

Winter 2021 Schedule:

Date: February 21, 2021

Time: 8am to 1pm

Cost: $75.75 + HST

Location: Lindsay Recreation Complex

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 call 705-324-9112 or e-mail the Aquatics Coordinator.

Lifesaving Society Examiner Course

This course will provide specific training in examination methodology through the Lifesaving Society program standards. Examiner candidates must must have taught or co-taught at least one course in the stream(s) in which they are seeking Certification as an Examiner. Certificiation as an Examiner is a three-step process:

1. Successfully complete an Examiner course with a current Trainer.

2. Successfully apprentice with an Examiner Mentor on one exam in the stream(s) in which you seek to be certified as an Examiner.

3. Submission of the completed Examiner Training Record and the Certification.

Winter 2021 Schedule:

Date: February 27, 2021

Time: 9am to 3pm

Cost: $78.06 + HST

Location: Lindsay Recreation Complex

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 call 705-324-9112 or e-mail the Aquatics Coordinator.

Lifesaving Society Standard First Aid Re-Certification

Current Standard First Aid (SFA) award holders may re-certify their Lifesaving Society SFA Certification just once on a Lifesaving Society SFA Re-certification Course not more than 3 years Standard First Aid date of issue. To renew SFA Certifications subsequently, award holders must repeat the full SFA Course. Thereafter, individuals may renew by alternating re-certifications and original courses.

Holders of Standard First Aid certification from other agencies may not re-certify their certificate on a Lifesaving Society Re-Certification Course.

100% attendance is required.

Winter 2021 Schedule:

Date: February 20, 2021

Time: 8:30am to 4:30pm

Cost: $73.48 + HST

Location: Lindsay Recreation Complex

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 call 705-324-9112 or e-mail the Aquatics Coordinator.

Red Cross Water Safety Instructor Certification

Pre-Requisites: Minimum 15 years of age. Hold either a Red Cross Assistant Lifeguard (or higher) or the Lifesaving Society Bronze Cross certification (or higher). Pre-requisites do not need to be current.

The Water Safety Instructor (WSI) Course prepares candidates to instruct the Red Cross Swim Programs including Red Cross Swim Preschool, Red Cross Swim Kids, Red Cross Swim at School, Red Cross Swim at Camp, Red Cross Swim for Adults and Teens and Red Cross Swim Adapted programs. Candidates will focus on strategies to introduce and develop fitness activities, water safety skills and swimming skills.

100% attendance is required.

For further information call 705-324-9112 or e-mail the Aquatics Coordinator.

Red Cross Water Safety Instructor Re-Certification

The Water Safety Instructor (WSI) Re-Certification Course is designed to ensure quality and standards are maintained in the field. Re-Certification provides the opportunity for Water Safety Instructor's to share ideas, review skills and address areas of challenge. Re-certification course content is refreshed every 2 years based on feedback and trends.

Winter 2021 Schedule:

Date: February 28, 2021

Time: 8:30am to 12:30pm

Cost: $78.06 + HST

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 call 705-324-9112 or e-mail the Aquatics Coordinator.

Red Cross Stay Safe! Course

Recommended for participants 11 -15 years of age.

Real world scenarios often call on children to respond to challenges. The Stay Safe! Course teaches the knowledge and skills to help youth stay safe in a variety of situations. This course includes: First Aid knowledge, ways to deal with an emergency when it happens and checking to make sure your emergency when it happens and checking to make sure your environment is safe.

Winter 2021 Schedule:

Date: March 12, 2021

Time: 9am to 4pm

Cost: $65 + HST

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 call 705-324-9112 or e-mail the Aquatics Coordinator.

Aquatic Supervisory Training

Pre-requisites: National Lifeguard or Lifesaving Society Instructor (Swim or Lifesaving) Certification (need not be current), and 100 hours of experience as a Lifeguard and/or an Instructor.

For deck level supervisory staff, this course provides the knowledge and skills beyond National Lifeguard Certification, to manage a safe aquatic environment.

100% attendance is required.

Winter 2021 Schedule:

Date: February 16 and 23, 2021

Time: 5pm to 10pm

Cost: $120 + HST

Location: Lindsay Recreation Complex

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 call 705-324-9112 or e-mail the Aquatics Coordinator.

Red Cross Babysitting Course

Recommended for participants 11 -15 years of age.

Do you enjoy being with children? Do you want to earn extra money? This Babysitting Course will provide you with the training you need to care for children in a safe and responsible manner. This course includes: how to hold, diaper, dress and and feed children as well as First Aid and how to run a Babysitting Business. If possible, please have a doll and diaper that can be used to practice diapering, dressing etc.

This course will be offered in an online format.

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

Winter 2021 Schedule:

Date: February 1 or February 2, 2021

Time: 9am to 4pm

Cost: $65 + HST

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 call 705-324-9112 or e-mail the Aquatics Coordinator.

Private Lessons and Social Bubble Lessons
We are pleased to offer one-on-one Private Lessons for all ages and swim levels as well as our new Social Bubble Lessons which are designed for individuals who are either in the same family or the same 'social bubble'.
Private Lessons

Our one-on-one Private Lessons are useful where a special need exists.

Private Lessons are available for all ages and swim levels.

Parents/guardians are expected to be in the water for all levels under Swim Kids 5, unless otherwise instructed by the instructor.

All Private Lessons are 30 minutes in length.

Swim Instructors will not be in the water, and will teach from the Pool Deck. In the event the Instructor must enter the pool for a demonstration the participant(s) will be asked to sit on the pool deck.

Winter 2021 Aquatic Programming will take place at the Lindsay Recreation Complex as well as at the Forbert Memorial Pool in Bobcaygeon.

View available Private Lesson time slots and reserve your spot through our Online Program Registration website.

Schedule is subject to change and cancellations may occur.

Pre-registration is required. Limited space is available in all programs.

For further information call 705-324-9112 or e-mail the Aquatics Coordinator.

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

NEW! Social Bubble Lessons

Our new 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.

Social Bubble Lessons will consist of a minimum of 2 kids and a maximum of 5 kids in each class. Classes will be held in the large pool unless scheduling permits.

All Private Lessons are 30 minutes in length.

Swim Instructors will not be in the water, and will teach from the Pool Deck. In the event the Instructor must enter the pool for a demonstration the participant(s) will be asked to sit on the pool deck.

Winter 2021 Aquatic Programming will take place at the Lindsay Recreation Complex as well as at the Forbert Memorial Pool in Bobcaygeon.

View available Social Bubble time slots and reserve your spot through our Online Program Registration website.

Schedule is subject to change and cancellations may occur.

Pre-registration is required. Limited space is available in all programs.

For further information call 705-324-9112 or e-mail the Aquatics Coordinator.

Aqua Fitness and Water Therapy

Our Aqua Fitness programs are open to individuals 15 years of age or older and are suitable for all fitness levels. Participants should be comfortable in waist deep water.

Participants in Aqua Fitness classes that take place in the large pool may use either the shallow or deep area of the pool however, Aqua Fitness belts will not be available at this time.

All Aqua Fitness and Water Therapy classes will be 45 minutes in length.

Winter 2021 Aquatic Programming will take place at the Lindsay Recreation Complex as well as at the Forbert Memorial Pool in Bobcaygeon.

Pre-registration is required for all Aqua Fitness and Water Therapy programs.

Aquafitness

These programs are an active workout incorporating a variety of exercises which will build cardiovascular, muscle strength and endurance without the impact.

Pre-registration is required for all Aqua Fitness and Water Therapy programs.

Winter 2021 Session:

Program runs January 4 through March 8, 2021.

Classes are 45 minute sessions.

Location: Lindsay Recreation Complex - Large Pool

LRC Aquafitness Schedule Winter 2021:
Day Time Fee/Weeks Barcode
Monday 9am to 9:45am $53.37/9 weeks 13398
Monday 9:45am to 10:30am $53.37/9 weeks 13402
Tuesday 9am to 9:45am $59.30/10 weeks 13412
Tuesday 9:45am to 10:30am $59.30/10 weeks 13414
Tuesday 8pm to 8:45pm $59.30/10 weeks 13418
Wednesday 8:15am to 9am $59.30/10 weeks 13419
Wednesday 9am to 9:45am $59.30/10 weeks 13420
Thursday 9am to 9:45am $59.30/10 weeks 13424
Thursday 9:45am to 10:30am $59.30/10 weeks 13425
Thursday 8pm to 8:45pm $59.30/10 weeks 13430
Friday 8:15am to 9am $59.30/10 weeks 13431
Friday 9am to 9:45am $59.30/10 weeks 13432

To register online for this program visit our Online Program Registration website.

Schedule is subject to change. Cancellations may occur. HST to be added where applicable.

 

Winter 2021 Session:

Program runs January 4 through March 12, 2021.

Classes are 45 minute sessions.

Location: Forbert Memorial Pool, Bobcaygeon

Forbert Aquafitness Schedule Winter 2021:
DayTimeFee/WeeksBarcode
Monday 9:45am to 10:15am $54/9 weeks 13351
Monday 7pm to 7:45pm $53.37/9 weeks 13358
Tuesday 11:15am to 12pm $59.30/10 weeks 13624
Wednesday 9:45am to 10:30am $59.30/10 weeks 13625
Wednesday 7pm to 7:45pm $59.30/10 weeks 13627
Thursday 11:15am to 12pm $59.30/10 weeks 13628
Friday 9:30am to 10:15am $59.30/10 weeks 13629

To register online for this program visit our Online Program Registration website.

Schedule is subject to change. Cancellations may occur. HST to be added where applicable.

For further information call 705-324-9112 or e-mail the Aquatics Coordinator.

Baby Aquafitness

Participate in water exercise class with your little one. Explore buoyancy and movement 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.

Pre-registration is required for all Aqua Fitness and Water Therapy programs.

Winter 2021 Session:

Program runs January 5 through March 9, 2021.

Classes are 45 minute sessions.

Location: Lindsay Recreation Complex - Large Pool

LRC Baby Aquafitness Schedule Winter 2021:
Day Time Fee/Weeks Barcode
Tuesday 1:30pm to 2:15pm $47/10 weeks  13417

To register online for this program visit our Online Program Registration website.

Schedule is subject to change. Cancellations may occur. HST to be added where applicable.

For further information call 705-324-9112 or e-mail the Aquatics Coordinator.

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.

Pre-registration is required for all Aqua Fitness and Water Therapy programs.

Winter 2021 Session:

Program runs January 4 through March 12, 2021.

Classes are 45 minute sessions.

Location: Lindsay Recreation Complex - Small Therapeutic Pool (heated)

LRC Water Yoga Schedule Winter 2021:
Day Time Fee/Weeks Barcode
Monday 8:30am to 9:15am $53.37/9 weeks 13403
Wednesday 9am to 9:45am $59.30/10 weeks 13421
Thursday 9:45am to 10:30am $59.30/10 weeks 13426
Friday 8:15am to 9am $59.30/10 weeks 13433

To register online for this program visit our Online Program Registration website.

Schedule is subject to change. Cancellations may occur.  HST to be added where applicable.

For further information call 705-324-9112 or e-mail the Aquatics Coordinator.

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.

Pre-registration is required for all Aqua Fitness and Water Therapy programs.

Winter 2021 Session:

Program runs January 4 through March 12, 2021.

Classes are 45 minute sessions.

Location: Lindsay Recreation Complex - Small Therapeutic Pool (heated)

LRC Bluebird Aquatics Schedule Winter 2021:
Day Time Fee/Weeks Barcode
Monday 1pm to 1:45pm $42.30/9 weeks 13405
Monday 1:45pm to 2:30pm $42.30/9 weeks 13406
Tuesday 1pm to 1:45pm $47/10 weeks 13415
Tuesday 1:45pm to 2:30pm $47/10 weeks 13416
Thursday 1:00pm to 1:45pm $47/10 weeks 13427
Thursday 1:45pm to 2:30pm $47/10 weeks 13428
Friday 1pm to 1:45pm $47/10 weeks 13434
Friday 1:45pm to 2:30pm $47/10 weeks 13435

To register online for this program visit our Online Program Registration website.

Schedule is subject to change. Cancellations may occur. HST to be added where applicable.

For further information call 705-324-9112 or e-mail the Aquatics Coordinator.

Water Therapy

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

Pre-registration is required for all Aqua Fitness and Water Therapy programs.

Winter 2021 Session:

Program runs January 5 through March 11, 2021.

Classes are 45 minute sessions.

Location: Lindsay Recreation Complex - Small Therapeutic Pool (heated)

LRC Water Therapy Schedule Winter 2021:
Day Time Fee/Weeks Barcode
Tuesday 8am to 8:45am $59.30/10 weeks 13410
Thursday 8am to 8:45am $47/10 weeks 13423

To register online for this program visit our Online Program Registration website.

Schedule is subject to change. Cancellations may occur.  HST to be added where applicable.

 

Forbert Water Therapy Schedule Winter 2021
DayTimeFee/WeeksBarcode
Wednesday 10:45am to 11:30am $47/10 weeks 13626
Friday 10:30am to 11:15am $47/10 weeks 13630

To register online for this program visit our Online Program Registration website.

Schedule is subject to change. Cancellations may occur.  HST to be added where applicable.

For further information call 705-324-9112 or e-mail the Aquatics Coordinator.

Adult and Teen Swim Lessons - Swim Strokes

This program is aimed at swimmers who have mastered the basics of learning to swim and are ready to focus on developing and improving their strokes. Participants should be able to swim at least one length of the pool comfortably.

Pre-registration is required for all Aqua Fitness and Water Therapy programs.

Winter 2021 Session:

Program runs January 5 through March 11, 2021.

Classes are 45 minute sessions.

Location: Lindsay Recreation Complex - Large pool

Winter 2021 Swim Strokes Schedule:
Day Time Fee/Weeks Barcode
Tuesday 8am to 8:45am $95.60/10 weeks 13391
Wednesday 2pm to 2:45pm $95.60/10 weeks 13422
Thursday 7:15pm to 8pm $95.60/10 weeks 13429

To register online for this program visit our Online Program Registration website.

Schedule is subject to change. Cancellations may occur.  HST to be added where applicable.

For further information call 705-324-9112 or e-mail the Aquatics Coordinator.

How to register for Aquatic Programs

All participants in all of our Aquatic Programs will be required to register through our Online Program Registration website. Pre-registration is required for all programs. In-person and telephone registration is not available.

Upcoming Registration Dates

Winter 2021 Aquatic Program registration will begin online Sunday December 13, 2020 at 9am.

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

In-person and telephone registration will not be available for the Winter 2021 session.

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.

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.

Existing Clients - How to register

Once registration is open for the session, existing clients can simply visit our Online Program Registration website at: https://kawarthalakes.perfectmind.com to register for all Aquatic Programs.

Forget your account password?

1. Visit the Online Program Registration website and click on 'Forgot your password?' at the bottom of the screen.

Forgot password

2. A new temporary password will be sent to the e-mail address associated with your Online Program Registration website account.

Password reset screenshot

3. Clients 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 the 'Save' button, a notification will appear that you password has been successfully changed. 

Now log in using your username and updated password and you will now be able to access your account.

Locked out of your account? or for any other account related questions:

Contact us by calling 705-324-9112 during regular business hours or e-mail:recreation@kawarthalakes.ca 
New Clients - How to register

In order to register online for any of our Aquatic Programs new clients will be required to create an account for our Online Program Registration website. Once an account has been created and registration for the session is open clients will be able to register for programs online.

How to create an account

To get started visit our Online Program Registration website at: https://kawarthalakes.perfectmind.com

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

Steps on 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 'Become Member' button at the bottom. You will receive a new temporary password by e-mail.

Step Two Screen Shot

3. After clicking the 'Become Member' button, a new screen will open. On this screen you can edit your account information and add family members to your account. Family members must be listed under your account in order for you to register them for a program.

Screen Shot Step Three add Family member

Add all family member information so that your account is up to date.

Once the family is updated, click on your name in the top right corner to log out and exit the web browser.

Step three add family member screen shot

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.

Login Info E mail Screenshot

5. When you log in using the username and password that was e-mailed to you, users will then 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 the 'Save' button, a notification will appear that you password has been successfully changed.  Then log in using your username and updated password.

Password reset screenshot

If you have any questions or require assistance setting up an account e-mail the Parks, Recreation and Culture Division or call 705-324-9112 during business hours.

How to register for an Aquatic Program online

Once an account has been created and registration for the session is open, you will now be able to register for all Aquatic Programs online through our Online Program Registration website.

How to register for an Aquatic Program online:

1. Log in to our Online Program Registration website at: https://kawarthalakes.perfectmind.com using your User Name (e-mail) and Password.

Login screen

2. Once logged in, you will be required to Select an Activity. Under the 'Aquatics' category, select the appropriate program category for the program that you wish to register for.

Alternatively, you can also use the search bar function on the top right corner and search for the program by name or by program barcode.

Step 1 Select Program

3. Under the program category, find the program you wish to register for and click on the 'Show courses' down arrow to expand and view the available courses for the program.

Step 2 choose program

4. Once you have found your desired program that you wish to register for, click the 'Book' button.

Step 4 Book

5. The next screen will ask who you would like to book for the program. Select the individual you wish to register for the program and then click 'Next' button.

If you do not see the individual you wish to register, you can click the '+' button to Add a Family Member.

Step 5 select registrant

6. Depending on the program, if you are required to complete any mandatory forms such as a Par-Q form prior to registering they will now appear automatically on this screen.

Answer all required questions and click the 'Next' button.

If your program does not require any additional forms to be completed you will not see this screen. Not all programs will require forms to be completed, if they do not appear automatically no additional forms are required at this time.

Par Q form

7.  Review the information on the Cart Summary page to ensure that the all of information is correct and that you are registering for the correct desired program.

If the information is not correct, click on the 'Modify Booking' button to make the appropriate changes.

If you wish to add/register for additional programs click on the 'Book another event' button.

If all of the information is correct, click on the 'Checkout' button to proceed to the checkout.

Cart Summary screen

8. You will now be required to enter your payment method (credit card required). Enter your card information, including the billing address information associated with your card.

Review your order summary and click on the 'Place My Order' button to make a payment and complete the registration for the program.

payment screen

9. You will wait for a confirmation screen to appear confirming you have been successfully registered for the program. You will now receive a confirmation e-mail to confirm your registration as well as a copy of your receipt.

For questions regarding registering online for a program please call 705-324-9112 during business hours or e-mail the Parks, Recreation and Culture Division.
Frequently Asked Questions

Below are some frequently asked questions regarding our aquatic programming and general pool rules:

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

We have implemented enhanced cleaning protocols within the facility. Please see COVID-19 Pool Rules and Safety Protocols for additional details.

What are ‘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 otherwise directed from the instructor. For more information visit the Social Bubble section.

Is there an alternate way to register other than online? 

All aquatic programming registrations will take place exclusively online through our Online Program Registration website. No phone in, or in person registrations will be permitted.

Which washrooms will be available?

The Change Room washrooms will be available for use, with limited numbers permitted in each. For additional details please refer to our Change Room Policies.

When will the Forbert Memorial Pool be open for programming?

The Forbert Memorial Pool facility in Bobcaygeon is scheduled to re-open for programming starting January 4, 2021.

Do I have to wear a mask in the pool?

As per public health standards, all participants and facility patrons will be required to wear a mask or face covering while in the building with the exception being while a participant is in the pool.
Are spectators allowed to come to watch lessons?
Only one parent/guardian per participant will be permitted to attend. This individual will either be in the water (depending on the level) or on the pool deck as a spectator. Physical distancing guidelines of a minimum of 6 feet or 2 metres will be required for all spectators. All spectators are required to mask or face covering while in the facility, including on the pool deck.

Will the Change Room showers be open for use?

Change Rooms at the Lindsay Recreation Complex will be open for use, including limited use of the showers. Showers are to be used for rinsing off only, not for bathing purposes. Participants must adhere to the time frame allotted as outlined in the Lindsay Recreation Complex Change Room Policy.

Change Rooms at the Forbert Memorial Pool will be open for washroom use only. No access to lockers or showers of use of the space for changing purposes will be permitted. Participants must adhere to the time frame allotted as outlined in the Forbert Memorial Pool and Workout Centre Change Room Policy.

What swim level should I register my child in?

For questions regarding Aquatic Programming or swim levels please call 705-324-9411 extension 1557 or 1558 and staff would be happy to assist. You may also e-mail the Aquatics Coordinator any questions relating to programming.

How many participants are in each class?

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. Social Bubble lessons will have a minimum of 2 participants and a maximum of 5 participants per class.

Additional questions? e-mail the Aquatics Coordinator or call the 705-324-9411 extension 1557 or 1558.

Public Swimming

Public Swimming currently takes place at the Lindsay Recreation Complex. Public Swimming is scheduled to return to the Forbert Memorial Pool in Bobcaygeon in January 2021.

All Public Swims will now operate under strict new COVID-19 Public Swimming Pool Rules and Safety Protocols.

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

All swim blocks will be 45 minutes in length.

Entry will only be allowed up to 10 minutes past your registered start time. Registration will close after the start time of each program.

Change Rooms will adhere to a new Change Room Policies at both the Lindsay Recreation Complex and Forbert Memorial Pool.

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

Lindsay Recreation Complex - 705-324-9112

Forbert Memorial Pool, Bobcaygeon - 705-738-5858 (beginning January 4, 2021)

COVID-19 Public Swimming Pool Rules, Safety Protocols and Change Room Policy
The City of Kawartha Lakes has implemented COVID-19 Public Swimming Pool Rules and Safety Protocols as well as the introduction of new Change Room Policies for the aquatic facilities to ensure a safe and enjoyable experience for all participants and patrons.
Forbert Memorial Pool and Workout Centre - COVID-19 General Pool Rules and Safety Protocols

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

  • All participants must pre-register in advance for their desired swim time. No drop-ins will be permitted.
  • Participants will need to arrive changed and ready to go before their session in order to minimize the number of people in the Change Room at one time.
  • All participants will be required to sign in with the Front Desk/Attendant prior to heading to their class.
  • Do not enter the facility if you are sick; experiencing a fever, cough, sore throat or shortness of breath.
  • As per public health standards, all participants and patrons will be required to wear a mask or face covering while in the building (with the exception of while in the pool).
  • All participants and patrons will be required to adhere to the Change Room Policy.
  • There will be no access to pool equipment or toys. If swimmers wish to use training equipment, they must bring their own.
  • Sharing of water bottles, towels, goggles or other equipment will not be permitted.
  • Snorkels will not be permitted.
  • Diving boards and Diving blocks are closed until further notice.
  • Swimmers must ensure they maintain a physical distance of a minimum of 6 feet or 2 metres from other swimmers at all times while in the aquatic centre.
  • Entry will only be allowed up to 10 minutes past your registered start time.
  • Change Room access will be limited both before and after all programs.
  • Patrons and participants must follow directional signage throughout the facility and pool deck.

Forbert Traffic Flow map

For questions regarding the Forbert Memorial Pool and Workout Centre Pool Rules and Safety Protocols please contact the Aquatics Coordinator by calling 705-324-9411 extension 1557 or 1558 or call the facility directly beginning January 4, 2021 at 705-738-5858 or e-mail the Aquatics Coordinator.

Forbert Memorial Pool and Workout Centre - Change Room Policy

Effective January 1, 2021 the following Change Room Policy came into affect at the Forbert Memorial Pool and Workout Centre:

  • When possible, participants are asked to come changed and ready to swim.
  • Change Room use is permitted for a maximum of 10 minutes prior to and immediately following swim times.
  • Change Room patrons must ensure a physical distance of a minimum of 6 feet or 2 metres from other users at all times.
  • Showers will not be available at this time.
  • Masks or face coverings must be worn at all times while in the Change Room.
  • There will be a maximum of 8 people permitted in the Change Room at one time.
  • All patrons must follow directional signage as outlined at the aquatic centre.

Forbert Pool Traffic Flow map

For questions regarding the Forbert Memorial Pool and Workout Centre Change Room Policy please contact the Aquatics Coordinator by calling 705-324-9411 extension 1557 or 1558, call the facility directly beginning January 4, 2021 at 705-738-5858 or e-mail the Aquatics Coordinator.

Lindsay Recreation Complex - COVID-19 General Pool Rules and Safety Protocols

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

  • All participants must pre-register in advance for their desired swim time. No drop-ins will be permitted.
  • Swimmers must ensure they maintain a physical distance (minimum of 6 feet or 2 metres) from other swimmers at all times while in the aquatic centre.
  • Restrictions will be in place in regards to the number of people permitted in the pools and on the pool deck at one time. The small pool will be limited to 10 people at a time and for the large pool, each lane is limited to 6 swimmers.
  • Sharing of water bottles, towels, goggles or other equipment will not permitted.
  • There will be no access to pool equipment or toys. If swimmers wish to use training equipment, they must bring their own.
  • Snorkels will not be permitted.
  • The Sauna, Diving Board, Diving Blocks and AquaGlide are closed until further notice.
  • As per public health directives, all participants will be required to wear a mask or face covering while in the building (with the exception of while in the pool).
  • Do not enter the facility if you are sick; experiencing a fever, cough, sore throat or shortness of breath.
  • No spectators will be permitted. All attendees must be registered and swimming in the pool, seating will not be provided.
  • Pool Admission Standards must be adhered to.
  • Entry will be allowed up to 10 minutes past your registered start time. Registration will close after the start time of each program.
  • All participants will be required to adhere to the Change Room Policy.
  • Patrons must follow directional signage and pool traffic flow as outlined at the aquatic centre.

LRC Traffic Flow

For questions regarding the Lindsay Recreation Complex COVID-19 Public Swimming Pool Rules and Safety Protocols please call 705-324-9112 or e-mail the Aquatics Coordinator.

Lindsay Recreation Complex - Change Room Policy

Effective October 1, 2020 the following Change Room Policy came into affect at the Lindsay Recreation Complex:

  • When possible, participants are asked to come changed and ready to swim.
  • 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 distance of a minimum of 6 feet (2 metres) from other users at all time.
  • Showers are available for limited use; showers are to be used for rinsing off only, not for bathing purposes.
  • Masks or face coverings must be worn at all times while in the Change Room.
  • There will be a maximum of 15 people permitted in the Change Room at one time.
  • All patrons must follow directional signage as outlined at the aquatic centre.

LRC Traffic Flow

For questions regarding the Lindsay Recreation Complex Change Room Policy please call 705-324-9112 or e-mail the Aquatics Coordinator.

Public Swim Schedule and Swim Descriptions

We are pleased to offer Public Swim opportunities year-round at both the Lindsay Recreation Complex and the Forbert Memorial Pool in Bobcaygeon.

Our Public Swimming schedule includes Fun, Adult, and Fitness swims. Pre-registration is required for all Public Swims through our Online Program Registration website.

Schedule and Swim Descriptions

All Public Swim participants must register in advance through our Online Program Registration website.

Public Swimming currently takes place at the Lindsay Recreation Complex and will return to the Forbert Memorial Pool in Bobcaygeon in January 2021.

Schedule subject to change, cancellations may occur.

Patrons must follow directional signage and pool traffic flow as outlined at the aquatic centre.

For questions regarding Public Swimming please call the Lindsay Recreation Complex at 705-324-9112, Forbert Memorial Pool at 705-738-5858 or e-mail the Aquatics Coordinator.

Swim Descriptions:

Fun Swim

This is an active swim time for all ages.  The diving board is closed.  No public equipment is available.  Personal equipment is permitted in the shallow end of the large pool and in the small pool. No equipment is allowed in the deep end of the large pool at any time. No snorkels.

Pool Admission Standards must be maintained at all times.

LRC maximum capacity: 45

Forbert maximum capacity: 10

Adult Swim

This swim provides the opportunity for those 15 years and older to chat, relax and complete their personal fitness programs. This is a quiet swim. Lanes are available for swimming lengths, there will be no public equipment available. Personal equipment is permitted for fitness purposes. No snorkels.

LRC maximum capacity: 18 (large pool) 6 people per double lane. 10 in small pool.

Forbert maximum capacity: 10

Fitness Swim

This swim is for all ages wishing to swim lengths.  Public equipment is not available. Personal equipment is permitted for fitness purposes. Snorkels are not permitted at this time.

LRC maximum capacity: 18 (large pool) 6 people per double lane. 10 in small pool.

Forbert maximum capacity: 9

Pool Admission Standards must be maintained at all times.

Fun/Fitness Swim

This is an active swim time for all ages where swimmers can choose to swim lengths or relax. The diving board is closed. Lanes will be adjusted based on demand. No public equipment is available. Personal equipment is permitted in the shallow end of the large pool and in the small pool.  No equipment is allowed in the deep end of the large pool at any time. No snorkels.

LRC maximum capacity: 30 (large pool) and 10 in small pool.

Forbert maximum capacity: 10

Pool Admission Standards must be maintained at all times.

Sauna
The sauna at the Lindsay Recreation Complex will be closed until further notice.
Aqua Glide
The Aqua Glide will be closed until further notice.
Diving Board/Diving Blocks
The Diving Boards and Diving Blocks will be closed until further notice.

Public Swim Schedules:

See below for upcoming Public Swim schedules.

Public Swim Schedules are also available to view online through our Online Program Registration website.

Schedules are subject to change. Contact facility to confirm schedule.

Limited space is available in all Public Swims.

Forbert Memorial Pool - Fall Schedule
Please note the Forbert Memorial Pool and Workout Centre will be undergoing major capital improvements and is closed at this time. The facility is scheduled to re-open in January 2021.  For project updates visit the Major Projects page.
Lindsay Recreation Complex - Fall Schedule (effective November 7, 2020)
Fall 2020 Lindsay Recreation Complex Public Swim Schedule
Day Swim Type Time
Monday Fitness Swim 6:30am to 8am
Monday Adult Swim 12pm to 12:45pm
Monday Fitness Swim 8pm to 8:45pm
Tuesday Fitness Swim 6:30am to 8am
Tuesday Adult Swim 12pm to 12:45pm
Tuesday Fun/Fitness Swim 3:15pm to 4pm
Wednesday Fitness Swim 6:30am to 8am
Wednesday Fun/Fitness Swim 11:15am to 12pm
Wednesday Adult Swim 12pm to 12:45pm
Wednesday Fitness Swim 8pm to 8:45pm
Thursday Fitness Swim 6:30am to 8am
Thursday Adult Swim 12pm to 12:45pm
Thursday Fun/Fitness Swim 3:15pm to 4pm
Friday Fitness Swim 6:30am to 8am
Friday Fun/Fitness Swim 11:15am to 12pm
Friday Adult Swim 12pm to 12:45pm
Friday Fun/Fitness Swim 7pm to 7:45pm
Saturday Fitness Swim 1pm to 1:45pm
Saturday Fun Swim 2pm to 3:45pm
Saturday Rental times available Rental times available
Sunday Fun Swim 2pm to 3:45pm
Sunday Rental times available

Rental times available

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

Pre-registration is required for all Public Swims through our Online Program Registration website.

Limited space is available in all swims.

Pool Admission Standards must be maintained at all times.

For questions regarding Public Swimming contact the Lindsay Recreation Complex directly by calling 705-324-9112 or e-mail the Aquatics Coordinator.

Forbert Memorial Pool - Winter Schedule (effective January 4, 2021)
Winter 2021 Forbert Memorial Pool Public Swim Schedule
Day Swim Type Time
Monday Fitness Swim 6:30am to 7:15am
Monday Fun/Fitness Swim 10:45am to 11:30am
Monday Adult Swim 12:15pm to 1pm
Tuesday Fitness Swim 6:30am to 7:15am
Tuesday Adult Swim 12:15pm to 1pm
Wednesday Fitness Swim 6:30am to 7:15am
Wednesday Adult Swim 12:15pm to 1pm
Thursday Fitness Swim 6:30am to 7:15am
Thursday Adult Swim 12:15pm to 1pm
Thursday Fun/Fitness Swim 1:15pm to 2pm
Thursday Fun/Fitness Swim 7pm to 7:45pm
Friday Fitness Swim 6:30am to 7:15am
Friday Fun/Fitness Swim 11:30am to 12:15pm
Friday Adult Swim 12:15pm to 1pm
Saturday Rental times available Rental times available
Saturday Adult Swim 1:15pm to 2pm
Saturday Fun Swim 2:15pm to 3pm
Sunday Closed Closed

Schedule is subject to change. Cancellations may occur. Call 705-738-5858 to confirm schedule.

Pre-registration is required for all Public Swims through our Online Program Registration website.

Limited space is available in all swims.

Pool Admission Standards must be maintained at all times.

For questions regarding Public Swimming at the Forbert Memorial Pool contact the Facility directly by calling 705-738-5858 or e-mail the Aquatics Coordinator.

Lindsay Recreation Complex - Winter Schedule (effective January 4, 2021)
Winter 2021 Lindsay Recreation Complex Public Swim Schedule
Day Swim Type Time
Monday Fitness Swim 6:30am to 8am
Monday Fun/Fitness Swim 11am to 11:45am
Monday Adult Swim 12pm to 12:45pm
Monday Fun/Fitness Swim 3pm to 3:45pm
Monday Fun Swim 7:15pm to 8pm
Monday Fitness Swim 8pm to 8:45pm
Tuesday Fitness Swim 6:30am to 8am
Tuesday Adult Swim 12pm to 12:45pm
Tuesday Fun/Fitness Swim 2:45pm to 3:30pm
Tuesday Fitness Swim 9pm to 9:45pm
Wednesday Fitness Swim 6:30am to 8am
Wednesday Fun/Fitness Swim 11am to 11:45am
Wednesday Adult Swim 12pm to 12:45pm
Wednesday Fun Swim 7:15pm to 8pm
Wednesday Fitness Swim 8pm to 8:45pm
Wednesday Fitness Swim 9pm to 9:45pm
Thursday Fitness Swim 6:30am to 8am
Thursday Adult Swim 12pm to 12:45pm
Thursday Fun/Fitness Swim 2:45pm to 3:30pm
Thursday Fitness Swim 9pm to 9:45pm
Friday Fitness Swim 6:30am to 8am
Friday Fun/Fitness Swim 11am to 11:45am
Friday Adult Swim 12pm to 12:45pm
Friday Fun/Fitness Swim 3pm to 3:45pm
Friday Fun Swim 7:15pm to 8pm
Friday Fitness Swim 8pm to 8:45pm
Saturday Fitness Swim 1pm to 1:45pm
Saturday Fun Swim 2pm to 2:45pm
Saturday Fun Swim 3pm to 3:45pm
Saturday Rental times available Rental times available
Sunday Fitness Swim 1pm to 1:45pm
Sunday Fun Swim 2pm to 2:45pm
Sunday Fun Swim 3pm to 3:45pm
Sunday Rental times available Rental times available

Schedule is subject to change. Cancellations may occur. Call 705-738-5858 to confirm schedule.

Pre-registration is required for all Public Swims through our Online Program Registration website.

Limited space is available in all swims.

Pool Admission Standards must be maintained at all times.

For questions regarding Public Swimming contact the Lindsay Recreation Complex directly by calling 705-324-9112 or e-mail the Aquatics Coordinator.

Mondays:

Fitness Swim: 6:30am to 8am

Adult Swim: 12pm to 12:45pm

Fitness Swim: 8pm to 8:45pm

 

Tuesdays:

Fitness Swim: 6:30am to 8am

Adult Swim: 12pm to 12:45pm

Fun/Fitness Swim: 3:15pm to 4pm

 

Wednesdays:

Fitness Swim: 6:30am to 8am

Fun/Fitness Swim: 11:15am to 12pm

Adult Swim: 12pm to 12:45pm

Fitness Swim: 8pm to 8:45pm

 

Thursdays:

Fitness Swim: 6:30am to 8am

Adult Swim: 12pm to 12:45pm

Fun/Fitness Swim: 3:15pm to 4pm

 

Fridays:

Fitness Swim: 6:30am to 8am

Fun/Fitness Swim: 11:15am to 12pm

Adult Swim: 12pm to 12:45pm

Fun/Fitness Swim: 7pm to 7:45pm

 

Saturdays:

Fun Swim: 2pm to 3:45pm

*Rental times are available

 

Sundays:

Fun Swim 2pm to 3:45pm

*Rental times are available

 Public Swim Fees

2020 Public Swimming Fees
  Fee
Children (under 15 years of age) $2.60
Adults (ages 15 years and older) $4.93 + HST
Seniors (ages 60 years and older) $4.42 + HST
Family/Group $11.15 + HST
Lindsay Recreation Complex Swim and Health Members Free (fee included in Membership)

Family/Group consists of any number of your own children with one or both parents/guardians or any 1 or 2 adults with children to a total group size up to five persons. Pool Admission Standards must be maintained.

Public Swim fees are subject to change.

Spaces are limited in all Public Swims. All Public Swim participants must register in advance through our Online Program Registration website.

For questions regarding Public Swimming please call the Lindsay Recreation Complex at 705-324-9112, Forbert Memorial Pool at 705-738-5858 or e-mail the Aquatics Coordinator.

How to Register for a Public Swim

All Public Swim participants are required to register in advance through our Online Program Registration website.

In-person and telephone registration will not be permitted.

Participants can register up to 7 days in advance for their desired swim time.

New Clients

All new clients will be required to set up an account on our Online Program Registration website prior to being able to register online for a Public Swim time.

How to set up an account

In order to register online for any of our aquatic programs or Public Swims new clients will be required to create an account for our Online Program Registration website.

How to create an account:

To get started visit our Online Program Registration website at: https://kawarthalakes.perfectmind.com

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

Steps on 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 'Become Member' button at the bottom. You will receive a new temporary password by e-mail.

Step Two Screen Shot

3. After clicking the 'Become Member' button, a new screen will open; on this screen you can edit your account information and add family members. Family members must be listed under your account in order for you to register them for a program.

Screen Shot Step Three add Family member

Add all family member information so your account is up to date.

Once the family is updated, click on your name in the top right corner to log out and exit the web browser.

Step three add family member screen shot

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 log in.

Login Info E mail Screenshot

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

Password reset screenshot

If you have any questions or require assistance setting up an account e-mail the Parks, Recreation and Culture Division or call 705-324-9112 during business hours.

How to register for a Public Swim

Once an account has been created for our Online Program Registration website, participants will then be able to register themselves or their family members for Public Swimming and Aquatic Programs.

How to register online for a Public Swim:

1. Log in to our Online Program Registration website at: https://kawarthalakes.perfectmind.com using your User Name (e-mail) and Password

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

3. Use the calendar to view the schedule and select the swim type, date and time you wish to attend.

Select Date

4. Once you have found your desired swim time, click the 'Book' button.

Book button

5. A new page will open, you will then review the swim information, once you have ensured it is the correct swim that you wish to register for, click the 'Book' button.

Book 2 button

6. On the next screen you will be asked who you would like to book for the swim? Select the individual you wish to register/book for the swim and then click 'Next' button.

Select Registrant screen

7.  Review the Fee to pay and click the 'Next' button.

Fee screen

8. Review the information on the Cart Summary page to ensure that the all of information is correct and that you are registering for the correct desired swim time.

If the information is not correct, click on the 'Modify Booking' button to make the appropriate changes.

If you wish to add additional swims or register for any other programs click on the 'Book another event' button.

If all of the information is correct, click on the 'Checkout' button to proceed to the checkout.

Cart Summary screen

9. You will now be directed to the Checkout screen. From here you will enter your payment information (credit card required), you will also be required to enter the billing information associated with the card.

Once the information is added, review your order summary and click on the 'Place My Order' button.

payment screen

10. You will wait for a confirmation screen to appear confirming you have been successfully registered for the swim. You will now receive a confirmation e-mail to confirm your registration as well as a copy of your receipt.

For questions regarding registering online for a Public Swim please call 705-324-9112 during business hours or e-mail the Parks, Recreation and Culture Division.

Existing Clients

Existing clients can simply visit our Online Program Registration website at: https://kawarthalakes.perfectmind.com to register for the Public Swimming.

Forget your account password?

1. Visit our Online Program Registration website and click on 'Forgot your password?' at the bottom of the screen.

Forgot password

2. A new temporary password will be sent to the e-mail address associated with your Online Program Registration account.

Password reset screenshot

3. Clients 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 the 'Save' button, a notification will appear that you password has been successfully changed. 

Then log in using your username and updated password and you will now be able to access your account.

Locked out of your account? or for any other account related questions:

For assistance call us at 705-324-9112 during business hours or e-mail:recreation@kawarthalakes.ca 

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

For questions regarding Pool Admission Standards by calling the Lindsay Recreation Complex at 705-324-9112 or Forbert Memorial Pool at 705-738-5858 during business hours or e-mail the Aquatics Coordinator.

Facility Swim Test

Individuals must demonstrate comfort in the water, at the discretion of the lifeguard.The Facility Swim Test consists of:

  • 1 minute of treading water (surface support). Ears must be above the surface.
  • 2 uninterrupted widths of the pool without touching the pool bottom. Swimmers must have their face in the water a minimum of 4 times where they exhale and breathe. Goggle use is discouraged (full face masks are not permitted).

Aquatic staff reserves the right to ask any patron to complete the swim test at any time.

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 ages 7-14 years of age who have passed the Facility Swim Test will be green banded before admittance to the pool;
  • Swim test cards can be purchased at the front desk.
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 Facility 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.

 

Frequently Asked Questions

Below are frequent asked questions regarding Public Swimming and general pool rules:

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

We have implemented enhanced cleaning protocols within the facility.  Please see COVID-19 Pool Rules and Safety Protocols for additional details.
What are the rules for the lane swims?

Currently we are allowing a maximum of 6 swimmers per lane. Swimmers must follow the circular direction indicated for each lane.

Is there an alternate way to register other than online?

At this time the only way to register for Public Swimming is through our Online Program Registration website.

No drop-in's will be permitted.

No phone in or in person registrations will be permitted.

How far in advance can I register for a Public Swim?

You can register up to 7 days in advance online for Public Swims through our Online Program Registration website.

How do I cancel a Public Swim that I have registered for and can no longer attend?

To cancel a Public Swim that you have registered as for please contact us as soon as possible to allow the space to be opened up for someone else. To cancel a Public Swim time call: 705-324-9112 or e-mail: recreation@kawarthalakes.ca 

Which washrooms will be available during Public Swims?

The Change Room washrooms will be available for use, with limited numbers permitted in each. For additional details please refer to our Change Room Policies.

When will the Forbert Memorial Pool open?

The Forbert Memorial Pool in Bobcaygeon will reopen in January 2021.
Are spectators permitted to attend Public Swims?
No, spectators will not be permitted to attend Public Swims. All attendees must be registered and swimming in the pool.
Do I have to wear a mask in the pool?
As per public health directives, all participants will be required to wear a mask or face covering while in all areas of the facility with the exception being while in the pool.
Is the Sauna open?
No, the Sauna at the Lindsay Recreation Complex is currently closed and will remain closed until further notice.
Is the AquaGlide available?
No, the AquaGlide will not be offered during Public Swims and will remain closed until further notice.
Is the diving board open?
No, the diving board and diving blocks are closed until further notice.
Will training equipment be available for use at Public Swims?
There will be no access to pool/training equipment or toys for public use. Should swimmers wish to use equipment, they must bring their own. Please note, snorkels are not permitted.

Additional questions? contact the Parks, Recreation and Culture Division by calling 705-324-9112 during regular business hours or e-mail:recreation@kawarthalakes.ca

Pool Facilities and Pool Rentals

The Parks, Recreation and Culture Division maintains two aquatic facilities year-round, the Lindsay Recreation Complex in Lindsay and the Forbert Memorial Pool in Bobcaygeon. Both pool facilities are available for private rentals.

Pool Facilities

We operate two indoor aquatic facilities year round the Lindsay Recreation Complex in Lindsay and the Forbert Memorial Pool in Bobcaygeon.


 Lindsay Recreation Complex

The Lindsay Recreation Complex boasts a 25 metre 6 lane pool, a therapeutic warm pool; both of which host a variety of aquatic programming year-round. The facility also features an on-deck sauna, Change Room facilities and showers; 2 ice pads, 2 international sized Squash Courts, a fully equipped Weight Room and cardiovascular gym. A large, bright Fitness Studio with cushioned maple floors hosts a variety of Fitness programs and classes.

A variety of Membership options are available for this facility. The pools are available for private rentals.

The Lane pool features:

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

Lindsay Recreation Complex lane pool

The Therapeutic pool features:

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

Lindsay Recreation Complex small pool

Address: 133 Adelaide Street South, Lindsay

Telephone: 705-324-9112

Front Desk Hours:

Monday through Friday - 6am to 8:30pm

Saturday - 7:30am to 4:30pm

Sunday - 1pm to 5pm

Front Desk hours are subject to change. To confirm hours or for any other information contact the Lindsay Recreation Complex by calling 705-324-9112 or e-mail the Lindsay Recreation Complex.

 Forbert Memorial Pool

The Forbert Memorial Pool and Workout Centre in Bobcaygeon features a 3 lane swimming pool; the fully equipped Workout Centre hosts a variety of free weights, multi-station selectorized equipment, stability balls, tubing, balance boards and more to easily accommodate a full body workout.

The facility hosts a variety of land fitness and aquatic programs for all fitness levels. A variety of Membership options are available for this facility. The pool is available for private rentals.

Forbert Memorial multi-purpose pool features:

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

Forbert Memorial Pool Bobcaygeon

Address: 16 River Park Road, Bobcaygeon

Telephone: 705-738-5858

Front Desk Hours:

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.

To confirm hours of operation or for any other information regarding Forbert Memorial Pool call 705-324-9112 or e-mail the Forbert Memorial Pool.

Pool Rentals

The Forbert Memorial Pool and Lindsay Recreation Complex pools are available to rent. 

Groups and individuals can rent pool time and offer kayaking, scuba, competitive swimming, Dragon Boat team practices or other private rentals such as birthday parties.

Arrangements to rent a pool must be made at least two weeks in advance. Renters must meet all pool supervision requirements. Lifeguards will be provided.

For details, pricing and availability contact the Aquatics Coordinator:

Telephone: 705-324-9112 extension 1557 or 1558

E-mail the Aquatics Coordinator

Swim Instructor and Volunteer Opportunities

Whether you are looking to gain valuable life and work skills/experience through a fun volunteer experience or through a part-time job, we offer a variety of opportunities.

Aquatic Volunteer Program

Our Aquatic Volunteer Program is currently on hold until further notice due to COVID-19 protocols. For details contact the Aquatics Coordinator.

  • 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.

To register for an upcoming Aquatic Volunteer Program training session or for further details e-mail the Aquatics Coordinator or call 705-324-9411 extension 1557 or 1558.

How to become a City of Kawartha Lakes 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 or current Lifesaving Society Instructor certification
  • Current Lifesaving Society Instructor certification
  • Current National Lifeguard certification and Standard First Aid certification

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

  • Lindsay Recreation Complex- 133 Adelaide Street South, Lindsay
  • Forbert Memorial Pool - 16 River Park Road, Bobcaygeon
  • City of Kawartha Lakes Human Resources - 28 Francis Street, Lindsay

For further information please call 705-324-9411 extension 1558 or e-mail the Aquatics Coordinator.

Refunds, Cancellations and Service Interruptions

Refunds for programs:

We reserve the right to cancel programs due to insufficient registration. In these cases a full refund/credit will be issued. Refunds/credits for any other reason are subject to approval and a 15% (minimum $5) administration fee.  All requests must be made in writing to the program coordinator via e-mail to: recreation@kawarthalakes.ca. Refunds under $20 will be issued only as credit on account for future Parks, Recreation and Culture services.

Refunds for Drop In Programs:

Once a reservation has been made if you are unable to attend your scheduled booking please call 705-324-9112 to cancel your space. Due to limited spaces available, any fees paid will only be refunded as a credit on your account if the cancellation is received a minimum of 48 hours before the booking time. If cancellation is made with less than 48 hours notice fees are non-refundable.

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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