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Fall 2019 Winter 2020 Community Guide Cover

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

We operate two indoor aquatic facilities year round:

  • Lindsay Recreation Complex
  • Forbert Memorial Pool

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

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

For questions regarding programming contact:

Aquatics Coordinator
Phone: 705-324-9411 extension 1558  

E-mail the Aquatics Coordinator

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

E-mail the Assistant Aquatics Coordinator                                   

Pools

Lindsay Recreation Complex

Address: 133 Adelaide Street South, Lindsay

Telephone: 705-324-9112

The Lindsay Recreation Complex offers:

Lane pool

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

Small pool

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

Amenities

  • Sauna
  • AquaGlide

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

Front Desk Hours

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

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

 

Annual Pool Shutdown:

Lindsay Recreation Complex Pool Shutdown will take place September 1-15, 2019. For details call 705-324-9112.

Forbert Memorial Pool

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

Telephone: 705-738-5858

Forbert Memorial Pool offers:

Multi-purpose Pool

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

Forbert Memorial Pool Facility Hours

Fall 2018/Winter 2019 Hours:

Monday to Thursday: 6:30am to 8pm

Saturday: 9:15am to 5pm

Sunday: 11am to 5pm

 

Spring 2019 Hours:

Monday to Thursday: 6:30am to 8pm

Friday: 6:30am to 3pm

Saturday: 9:30am to 4pm

Sunday: 12pm to 5pm

 

Summer 2019 Hours:

Monday, Tuesday and Thursday 6:30am to 6pm

Wednesday 6:30am to 7pm

Friday 6:30am to 4pm

Saturday: Closed

Sunday 12pm to 5pm

 

Fall 2019 Hours:

Monday-Thursday 6:30am-8pm

Friday 6:30am-3pm

Saturday and Sunday: 12pm-5pm

 

Annual Pool Shutdowns:

Forbert Memorial Pool, Bobcaygeon Tentative Shutdown is scheduled for September 16-22, 2019. For details call 705-738-5858.

 

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

Swimming Lessons and Aquatics Programs

Browse our current Kawartha Lakes Community Guide for complete lesson and program descriptions. You can also visit our new Online Program Registration website to browse all upcoming programs.

Fall Swimming Lesson Sessions will run September 28 through December 16, 2019.

Note: Swimming Lessons will be cancelled October 12, 13, 14 and October 31 after 4pm.

Aquatics Programs for Preschool Age Children

We offer lessons for swimmers of all ages and abilities.

Fall 2019 Online Program Registration will begin on Sunday, August 25, 2019 at 9am.

Visit our new Online Program Registration website to browse programs offered this Fall.

In-Person registration for Children's Aquatic programs will take place starting Tuesday, August 26, 2019 at 7am at the Lindsay Recreation Complex or Forbert Memorial Pool.

A complete listing of all programs offered is available in the latest edition of the Kawartha Lakes Community Guide.

You can also browse available programs on our new Online Program Registration website.

Star Fish - Ages 4 to 12 months

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

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

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

Duck - Ages 12 to 24 months

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

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

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

Sea Turtle - Ages 24 to 36 months

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

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

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

Sea Otter - Ages 3 to 5 Years

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

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

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

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

Salamander - Ages 3 to 5 years

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

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

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

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

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

Sunfish - Ages 3 years to 5 years

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

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

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

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

Crocodile - Ages 4 to 6 years

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

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

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

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

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

Whale - Ages 4 to 6 years

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

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

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

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

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

Aquatics Programs for School Age Children

We offer lessons for swimmers of all ages and abilities.

Fall 2019 Online Program Registration will begin on Sunday, August 25, 2019 at 9am.

Visit our new Online Program Registration website to browse programs offered this Fall.

In-Person registration for Children's Aquatic programs will take place starting Tuesday, August 26, 2019 at 7am at the Lindsay Recreation Complex or Forbert Memorial Pool.

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

Fall Swimming Lesson Sessions will run September 28 through December 16, 2019.

Note: Swimming Lessons will be cancelled October 12, 13, 14 and October 31 after 4pm.

Swim Kids 1 - at least 5 years of age

Requirements: Minimum of 5 years of age

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

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

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

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

Swim Kids 2 - at least 5 years of age

Requirements: Successful completion of Level 1

Swimmers work on propulsion skills to move through the water and to remain at the surface. Swimmers work on the front swim (5 metres) and learn about deep-water activities and proper use of Personal Flotation Devices (PFD).Swimmers must also complete a 10 metre front glide with kick and must be able to swim continuously for a 5 metre front swim.

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

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

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

Swim Kids 3 - at least 6 years of age

Requirements: Successful completion of Level 2

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

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

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

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

Swim Kids 4 - At least 6 years of age

Requirements: Successful completion of Level 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.

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

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

Swim Kids 5 - At least 6 years of age

Requirements: Successful completion of Level 4

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

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

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

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

Swim Kids 6 - At least 6 years of age

Requirements: Successful completion of Level 5

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

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

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

Swim Kids 7 - At least 6 years of age

Requirements: Successful completion of Level 6

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

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

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

Swim Kids 8 - at least 6 years of age

Requirements: Succesful completion of Level 7

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

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

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

Swim Kids 9 - at least 6 years of age

Requirements: Succesful completion of Swim Kids 8

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

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

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

Swim Kids 10 - at least 6 years of age

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.

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

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

Synchronized Swimming

Requirements: Completion of Swim Kids 5 or higher

Synchronized swimming, sometimes called water ballet, involves a variety of movements on, above and beneath the water. You learn different figures and ways to move through the water with focus on control, body position and varying degrees of difficulty. Swimmers try to synchronize with others while applying the skills they learned together in a pattern (called a routine).

Program takes place at the Lindsay Recreation Complex

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

 Mermaid Swimming

Requirements: Completion of Swim Kids 4 or higher

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

Program takes place at the Lindsay Recreation Complex.

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

Aquatics for Adults & Teens

We offer a wide range of programs for adults and teens, including adult and teen swim lessons, therapy based programs and aquatic fitness programs.

Fall 2019 Online Program Registration will begin on Sunday, August 25, 2019 at 9am.

Visit our new Online Program Registration website to browse programs offered this Fall.

In-Person registration dates:

AquaFit: Monday, August 26, 2019 at 11am

Water Therapy and Bluebirds: Monday, August 26, 2019 at 11am

Adult Swimming Lessons: Monday, August 26, 2019 at 11am

Children's Swimming Lessons: Tuesday, August 27, 2019 at 7am

Aquatics, Privates and Semi-Private Lessons: Tuesday, August 27, 2019 at 7am

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

Fall Swimming Lesson Sessions will run September 28 through December 16, 2019.

Note: Swimming Lessons will be cancelled October 12, 13, 14 and October 31 after 4pm.

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

Shallow Water Aquafit - Ages 14 to Adult

In shallow water tone upper and lower body with warm up, cardio and cool down in every class. A fun workout to music. Class ration (20:1) Lindsay (16:1) Forbert.

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

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

Deep Water Aquafit - Ages 14 to Adult

An active toning and cardio workout without impact. Flotation aid will be used. Class ratios Lindsay (20:1) and (16:1) Forbert.

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

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

Adult & Teen Swim Strokes - Ages 13 to Adult

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.

Programs take place at the Lindsay Recreation Complex.

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

Adult & Teen Swim Basics - Ages 13 to Adult

This program is intended to develop or increase a swimmers comfort in the water through basic flotation, movement and breathing skills.

Programs take place at the Lindsay Recreation Complex.

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

Triathlon Training

This program includes stroke work to improve efficiency and workouts to help improve endurance.

Program takes place at the Lindsay Recreation Complex

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

Aquafit Kickboxing

A high intensity cardio and stretching workout. Class ratio (16:1)

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

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

Aquatic Cardio Mix - Ages 14 to Adult

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

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

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

Water Yoga - Ages 12 to Adult

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

This Program takes place at the Lindsay Recreation Complex.

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

Baby Aquafit

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

Programs take place at the Lindsay Recreation Complex.

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

Water Therapy - All Ages

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

Programs take place at the Lindsay Recreation Complex.

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

Therapy - Forbert Pool

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

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

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

Bluebird Aquatics - Ages 14 to Adult

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.  Class takes place in small pool. Class ratio (16:1).

Programs take place at the Lindsay Recreation Complex.

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

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

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

Private Lessons

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

Semi-Private Lessons

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

Create-a-Class

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

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

Beach Swimming Lessons

We are pleased to offer Swimming Lessons at several local beaches within the City of Kawartha Lakes during the Summer months.

Beach registration starts on June 3, 2019.

Registration takes place June 3 - 28, 2019 over the phone or by e-mail. Once the programs have started, registration takes place at the beaches between 9am until 12:30pm. All payments must accompany registration.

Registration must be completed over the phone and payment must accompany registration. Confirmation of time of lesson will be done by telephone or via e-mail prior to start.

Cost: $45 per week

 

Locations:

Sandy Beach, Balsam Lake

Blanchard Road, south of Highway 48, west of Coboconk

Lessons offered: July 2 through July 19 (3 weeks)

Time: Mornings and Afternoons

 

Birch Point, Balsam Lake

Birch Point Road, north of Glenarm Road, west of Fenelon Falls

Lessons offered: July 22-August 9 (3 weeks)

Time: Mornings and Afternoons

 

4 Mile Lake

Hillside Drive, west of Burnt River Road and Highway 121, northwest of Burnt River.

Lessons offered: July 2-August 2 (6 weeks)

Time: July 2 - August 2 (Mornings and Afternoons) and August 6-August 9 (Afternoons only)

 

For more information or to register contact the Aquatics Coordinator by e-mail or call 705-324-9411 extension 1558.

Lifesaving & Leadership Programs

We offer a wide variety of programs including:

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

Rookie Patrol

Requirements: Completion of Swim Kids 7

This award features the development of front crawl, back crawl and breaststroke and includes carrying a 5 pound object 15 metres and swimming 100 metres in 3 minutes or better.

Program takes place at the Lindsay Recreation Complex.

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

Ranger Patrol

Requirements: Completion of Swim Kids 8

This award continues to build on what is learned in Rookie Patrol and includes a 200 metre swim in 6 minutes or better, 25 metres of egg beater kick, treading water with a 5 pound object for 1 minutes and rescues.

Program takes place at the Lindsay Recreation Complex.

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

Star Patrol

Requirements: Completion of Swim Kids 9

Participants in this award develop lifesaving and first aid skills, swim 300 metres in 9 minutes or better, carry 10 pound object 25 metres and continue to develop their rescue skills.

Program takes place at the Lindsay Recreation Complex.

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

Bronze Star

Requirements: 11-14 years of age, completed 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 a spinal victim on land.

Program takes place at the Lindsay Recreation Complex.

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

Bronze Medallion

Requirements: Minimum 13 years of age or Bronze Star Certification

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

Programs takes place at the Lindsay Recreation Complex.

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

Bronze Cross

Requirements: Bronze Medallion Award and Emergency First Aid Certification

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 takes place at the Lindsay Recreation Complex.

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

National Lifeguard

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

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

This program takes place at the Lindsay Recreation Complex.

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

Red Cross WSI

Pre-requisites: 15 years of age at the beginning of the course. Ability to perform Red Cross Swim Kids 10 strokes and skills, Bronze Cross or Emergency First Aid. 100% attendance is required.

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

This program takes place at the Lindsay Recreation Complex.

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

National Lifeguard Recertification

Requirements: must bring proof of NL Certification

Recertification is required every 2 years to remain current.

This program takes place at the Lindsay Recreation Complex.

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

Lifesaving Society Instructor

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

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

This program takes place at the Lindsay Recreation Complex.

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

Red Cross WSI recertification

Pre-requisites: Red Cross Instructors taken or recertified within 5 years.

Recertify every 2 years to remain current.

This program takes place at the Lindsay Recreation Complex.

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

Standard First Aid

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

This program takes place at the Lindsay Recreation Complex.

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

Babysitting Course

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

This program is offered at the Lindsay Recreation Complex.

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

NEW - Red Cross Swim Sports Program

Requirements: Completion of Swim Kids 5 or higher

Looking to try something new? This program offers lots of ways to have fun, stay fit and stay active in the water. Recieve an introduction to a variety of aquatic recreational sports including: under water hockey, boating, water polo, triathlon swimming, diving and much, much more! Come out and give it a try.

This program is offered at the Lindsay Recreation Complex.

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

NEW -  Red Cross Assistant Lifeguard Course

Pre-requisites: Bronze Cross and Standard First Aid/CPR-C and 100% attendance.

Have you completed your Bronze Cross but are not yet old enough to take your Water Safety Instructors (15 years) or your National Lifeguard (16 years)? Then this course is for you. This course is an introduction to becoming a professional lifeguard. It teaches you lifeguarding skills, safe behaviours and how to be part of an elite team. You also learn the importance of how to prevent injuries rather than just responding to them.

This program is offered at the Lindsay Recreation Complex.

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

NEW - Stay Safe! Course

Requirements: 9-13 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 environment is safe.

This program is offered at the Lindsay Recreation Complex.

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

Aquatic Volunteer Program

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

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

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

Public Swimming

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

Annual Pool Shutdowns:

Lindsay Recreation Complex Pool Shutdown will take place September 1-15, 2019. For details call 705-324-9112.

Forbert Memorial Pool, Bobcaygeon Tentative Shutdown is scheduled for September 16-22, 2019. For details call 705-738-5858.

Lindsay Recreation Complex: July 2 to August 31, 2019

Mondays:

Fitness Swim - 6:15am to 8am

Adult Swim - 12pm to 1pm

Fun/Fitness Swim - 1pm to 2pm

Fun Swim - 2pm to 4pm

Fun Swim - 7pm to 8pm

Fitness Swim - 8pm to 9pm

 

Tuesdays:

Fitness Swim - 6:15am to 8am

Adult Swim - 12pm to 1pm

Fun/Fitness Swim - 1pm to 2pm

Fun Swim - 2pm to 4pm

Fun Swim - 7pm-8pm

Fitness Swim - 8pm to 9pm

 

Wednesdays:

Fitness Swim - 6:15am to 8am

Adult Swim - 12pm to 1pm

Fun/Fitness Swim - 1pm to 2pm

Fun Swim - 2pm to 4pm

Fun Swim - 7pm to 8pm

Fitness Swim - 8pm to 9pm

 

Thursdays:

Fitness Swim - 6:15am to 8am

Adult Swim - 12pm to 1pm

Fun/Fitness Swim - 1pm to 2pm

Fun Swim - 2pm to 4pm

Fun Swim - 7pm to 8pm

Fitness Swim - 8pm to 9pm

 

Fridays:

Fitness Swim - 6:15am to 8am

Adult Swim - 12pm to 1pm

Fun/Fitness Swim - 1pm to 2pm

Fun Swim - 2pm to 4pm

Fun Swim - 7pm to 8pm

Fitness Swim - 8pm to 9pm

 

Saturdays:

Rental Times Available

Fun/Fitness Swim - 12:30pm to 2pm

Fun Swim - 2pm to 4pm

 

Sundays:

Rental Times Available

Adult Swim - 12pm to 1pm

Fun/Fitness Swim - 1pm to 2pm

Fun Swim - 2pm to 4pm

 

Schedule subject to change, contact Facility to confirm.

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

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

Lindsay Recreation Complex September 16, 2019-March 15, 2020

Excluding December 23, 2019 through January 5, 2020.

Mondays:

Fitness Swim - 6:15am to 8am

Fun/Fitness Swim - 11am-12pm

Adult Swim - 12pm to 1pm

Fun Swim with AquaGlide - 7pm to 8pm

Fitness Swim - 9pm to 10pm

 

Tuesdays:

Fitness Swim - 6:15am to 8am

Adult Swim - 12pm to 1pm

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

Fitness Swim - 9pm to 10pm

 

Wednesdays:

Fitness Swim - 6:15am to 8am

Fun/Fitness Swim - 11am to 12pm

Adult Swim - 12pm to 1pm

Fun Swim - 7pm to 8pm

Fitness Swim - 8pm to 9pm

Fitness Swim - 9pm to 10pm

 

Thursdays:

Fitness Swim - 6:15am to 8am

Adult Swim - 12pm to 1pm

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

Fitness Swim - 9pm to 10pm

 

Fridays:

Fitness Swim - 6:15am to 8am

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

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

Fun Swim - 7pm to 8pm

Fitness Swim - 8pm to 9pm

 

Saturdays:

Rental Times Available

Fun/Fitness Swim - 1pm to 2pm

Fun Swim - 2pm-4pm

 

Sundays:

Rental Times Available

Adult Swim - 12pm to 1pm

Fun/Fitness Swim - 1pm to 2pm

Fun Swim - 2pm to 4pm

 

Schedule subject to change, contact Facility to confirm.

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

The Small Pool is open for all regular swims, Weekend, Holiday and March Break Swims.

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

Forbert Pool (Bobcaygeon) July 2 to August 31, 2019

Mondays:

Fitness Swim - 6:30am to 8am

Adult Swim - 11:30am to 1pm

Fitness Swim - 1pm to 2pm

Fun Swim - 2pm to 4pm

 

Tuesdays:

Fitness Swim - 6:30am to 8am

Adult Swim - 11:30am to 1pm

Fitness Swim - 1pm to 2pm

Fun Swim - 2pm to 4pm

 

Wednesdays:

Fitness Swim - 6:30am to 8am

Adult Swim - 11:30am to 1pm

Fitness Swim - 1pm to 2pm

Fun Swim - 2pm to 4pm

Fun/Fitness Swim - 6pm to 7pm

 

Thursdays:

Fitness Swim - 6:30am to 8am

Adult Swim - 11:30am to 1pm

Fitness Swim - 1pm to 2pm

Fun Swim - 2pm to 4pm

 

Fridays:

Fitness Swim - 6:30am to 8am

Adult Swim - 11:30am to 1pm

Fitness Swim - 1pm to 2pm

Fun Swim - 2pm to 4pm

 

Saturdays:

Closed Saturdays during the Summer.

 

Sundays:

Rental Times Available.

Fitness Swim - 1pm to 2pm

Fun Swim with AquaGlide - 2pm to 4pm

Adult Swim - 4pm to 5pm

 

Due to an extended shutdown, please be advised that Forbert will be closed from June 15 until July 15, 2019.

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

Forbert Pool (Bobcaygeon) September 3 - March 15, 2020

Excluding December 23, 2019 through January 5, 2020.

Mondays:

Fitness Swim - 6:30am to 8am

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

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

Fun/Fitness Swim - 6pm to 7pm

 

Tuesdays:

Fitness Swim - 6:30am to 8am

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

Adult Swim - 11am to 12pm

Fitness Swim - 12pm to 1pm

 

Wednesdays:

Fitness Swim - 6:30am to 8am

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

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

Fun/Fitness Swim - 7pm to 8pm

 

Thursdays:

Fitness Swim - 6:30am to 8am

Fun/Fitness Swim - 10am to 11am

Adult Swim - 11am to 12pm

Fitness Swim - 12pm to 1pm

 

Fridays:

Fitness Swim - 6:30am to 8am

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

Fitness Swim - 11:30am to 1pm

 

Saturdays:

Rental Times Available.

Adult Swim - 1pm to 2pm

Fun Swim with AquaGlide - 2pm to 4pm

 

Sundays:

Rental Times Available.

Fitness Swim - 1pm to 2pm

Fun Swim - 2pm to 4pm

Adult Swim - 4pm to 5pm

 

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

Public Swim Descriptions

Fun Swim

This is an active swim time. The Diving Board is open. Lifejackets, noodles and balls are allowed 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.

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 and equipment such as noodles, float belts, hand weights, pull-buoys and flutter boards are available for fitness purposes.

Fitness Swim

This swim is for all ages wishing to swim lengths. Equipment such as noodles, float belts, hand weights, pull-buoys and flutter boards are available for fitness purposes.

Fun/Fitness Swim

The Diving Board is open, and there are 3 lanes for length swimming. Equipment such as noodles, float belts, and hand weights may be used by Adults in the Deep End of the Large Pool as long as the Diving Board is not in use. If a safety hazard exists patrons will be asked to move.

AquaGlide:

This is a large inflatable adventure track. Patrons must pass the facility deep end swim test in order to use this piece of equipment.

City of Kawartha Lakes Swim Test:

  • A continuous 25m swim on front
  • Face enters water and exhales a minimum of 4x during test
  • Body is horizontal in water
  • Forward movement

Note: The above Standard is done without goggles, and authority for passing is left to the City of Kawartha Lakes lifeguards.

2019 Public Swimming Fees

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

Children under 15 years of age

  • Single pass: $2.55
  • 10 Passes: $23.45

Adults (Ages 15 years and older)

  • Single Pass: $5.48 including HST
  • 10 Passes: $50.41 including HST

Seniors (Ages 60 years and older)

  • Single Pass: $4.92 including HST
  • 10 Passes: $45.21 including HST

Family/Group

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

  • Single Family or Group Pass: $12.37 including HST
  • 10 Passes: $113.81 including HST

Rates subject to change, contact Facility to confirm pricing.

Public Swim Details

  • The Therapeutic Pool at the Lindsay Recreation Complex is open for all Public Swims;
  • During busy weekends and holiday swims, occupancy in the Lindsay Recreation Complex small pool will be rotated every 15 to 30 minutes;
  • The last 15 minutes of any swim is a transition time. This means equipment is moved in or or out of the pool to set up for the next activity.
  • As a way to improve patron safety we ask that anyone swimming lengths to swim in the designated circules regardless of the number of patrons in each lane. Please refer to the deck signs for the correct direction to swim.

Pool Admission Standards

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

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

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

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

adult to child ratio for pool admission

Facility Swim Test

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

Wrist Band Policy

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

Red wrist band:

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

Yellow wrist band:

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

Green wrist band:

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

Swim Test Passed Membership

Children ages 7, 8 and 9 are eligible to pay $2 for a Swim Test Passed membership card upon successful completion of the swim test. These children must present their Green wrist band on their arm to the front desk to show proof of eligibility. A Swim Test Passed membership card will be issued. Children can scan the card at the front desk and present it to Aquatics Staff to receive a Green Wrist Band upon entry.

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

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

Pool Safety and Pool Rules

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

Pool capacity limits

Review our capacity limits for pools in Kawartha Lakes.

Lindsay Recreation Complex

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

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

Forbert Memorial Pool

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

Pool Rules:

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

Pool Rentals

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

Forbert Memorial Pool: 705-738-5858

Lindsay Recreation Complex: 705-324-9112 extension 1558

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

Become a Swim Instructor

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

Requirements:

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

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

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

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

Cancellations and Service Interruptions

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

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

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