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Pools and Swimming

In alignment with provincial public health orders, proof of vaccination and masks/face coverings are no longer required at Kawartha Lakes recreation facilities. Patrons are encouraged to maintain a physical distance whenever possible, wash and sanitize hands often and stay home if they are sick or experiencing COVID-19 symptoms,even if mild. Visit the Provincial website to keep up to date on the latest public health measures, advice and restrictions.

The Lindsay Recreation Complex pools and the Forbert Memorial Pool in Bobcaygeon offer a variety of aquatic programs to suit all ages and interests.

The Kawartha Lakes Community Guide is a comprehensive digital publication that features information on recreation, fitness and aquatics programming and schedules, special events, facilities and community information.

Our Fall 2022 edition of the Kawartha Lakes Community Guide is now available. This digital publication highlights the variety of aquatics and fitness programs offered this Fall, along with some great information on Parks and Recreation services and major project updates.

Download a copy of the Fall 2022 Community Guide.

Alternate formats of the document are available upon request. Contact recreation@kawarthalakes.ca or call 705-324-9411 extension 1220 to learn more.

Fall 2022 Program Registration will begin on Tuesday, August 30 at 9am through our Online Program Registration website. Fall programs being offered will be available for viewing through our Online Program Registration website and in the Summer edition of the Kawartha Lakes Community Guide starting at 9am on August 18.

The Fall session will run from October 3 through December 12, 2022.

For further information on aquatic facilities or programming e-mail the Aquatics Coordinator or call 705-324-9411 extension 1557 or 1558.

Aquatic Programming

Pool Rules, and Safety Protocols for Aquatic Programming

The municipality has implemented pool rules and safety protocols for all aquatic facilities as well as for all programming to ensure a safe and enjoyable experience for all participants and patrons.

Forbert Memorial Pool - Pool Rules and Safety Protocols for Aquatic Programming
Aquatic Programming will adhere to specific Pool Rules and Safety Protocols, including:
  • Classes have returned to the following:
    • Parent and Tot, Preschool and Levels 1 through 4 - 30 minutes in length
    • Levels 5 and 6 - 45 minutes in length
    • Levels 7 through 10 - 60 minutes in length
    • Aquafit and Water Therapy classes will remain 45 minutes in length
  • Equipment will be available during lessons and Public Swims
  • Snorkels will be permitted
  • Participants may bring their own equipment, should they choose to do so
  • The Forbert Memorial Pool and Workout Centre is a scent-free facility
  • Participants are required to sign in at the Front Desk/Attendant prior to attending their first class or for all Public Swims
  • It is anticipated that the Aquaglide will return for the fall session
  • Pool Admission Standards must be adhered to at all times
  • Cellphones and cameras are not permitted in the Change Rooms or on the pool deck

Please note, Rules and Safety Protocols are subject to change. For questions call 705-324-9112 extension 1557 or 1558 or e-mail the Aquatics team.

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

All Aquatic Programming will adhere to specific pool rules and safety protocols, including:

  • Classes have returned to the following:
    • Parent and Tot, Preschool and Levels 1 through 4 - 30 minutes in length
    • Levels 5 and 6 - 45 minutes in length
    • Levels 7 through 10 - 60 minutes in length
    • Aquafit and Water Therapy classes will remain 45 minutes in length
  • Equipment will be available during lessons and Public Swims
  • Snorkels will be permitted
  • Participants may bring their own equipment, should they choose to do so
  • The Lindsay Recreation Complex is a scent-free facility
  • Participants are required to sign in at the Front Desk/Attendant prior to attending their first class and for all Public Swims
  • The Aquaglide has reopened
  • Diving Boards and Blocks have reopened
  • Pool Admission Standards must be adhered to at all times
  • Cellphones and cameras are not permitted in the Change Rooms or on the pool deck

Please note, Rules and Safety Protocols are subject to change. For questions call 705-324-9112 extension 1557 or 1558 or e-mail the Aquatics team.

Aquatic Programming and Class Descriptions

Prior to attending the aquatic facility or registering for a program, participants should review all pool rules and safety Protocols for the facility in which they will be attending.

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

All classes are 30 minutes in length, one parent/guardian must be in the water with the child. Please note, limited space is available in all programs.

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.

In some instances, a combined level class may be offered with other Parent & Tot programs.

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 (Ages: 12 to 24 months)

This class provides an orientation to water for toddlers (ages 12 months to 24 months) and their parent/caregiver. Swimmers will explore different water movements through games and active water play. The parent/caregiver will also learn age-specific water safety.

Progression to the next level is based on age.

In some instances, a combined level class may be offered with other Parent & Tot programs.

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

Sea Turtle (Ages: 12 months to 36 months)

This 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.

In some instances, a combined level class may be offered with other Parent & Tot programs.

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 our Pre-School level programs are being offered as group lessons (with limited participants), Social Bubble Lessons and Private and Semi-Private Lessons. All classes are 30 minutes in length.

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.

In some instances, a combined level class may be offered with other Pre-School programs.

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

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.

In some instances, a combined level class may be offered with other Pre-School programs.

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

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.

In some instances, a combined level class may be offered with other Pre-School programs.

Note: Goggles/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.

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.

In some instances, a combined level class may be offered with other Pre-School programs.

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

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.

In some instances, a combined level class may be offered with other Pre-School programs.

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

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 as group classes (with limited participants), Social Bubble, Private or Semi-private Lesson format. All classes are 30 minutes in length.

Home School Lessons

New, 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.

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.

In some instances, a combined level class may be offered with other School Age programs.

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

Swim Kids 2

Requirements: Successful completion of Swim Kids 1 or equivalent.

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.

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

In some instances, a combined level class may be offered with other School Age programs.

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

Swim Kids 3

Requirements: Successful completion of Swim Kids 2 or equivalent.

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.

In some instances, a combined level class may be offered with other School Age programs.

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

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

Swim Kids 4

Requirements: Successful completion of Swim Kids 3 or equivalent.

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.

In some instances, a combined level class may be offered with other School Age programs.

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 Swim Kids Levels 5-10 programs are being offered as group classes (with limited participants), Social Bubble or Semi-Private or Private Lesson format. All classes will be 30 minutes in length.

Mermaid Tails

Requirements: Completion of Swim Kids 4 or equivalent.

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 and master your dolphin kick. 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 or equivalent.

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.

In some instances, a combined level class may be offered with other School Age programs.

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

Swim Kids 6

Requirements: Successful completion of Swim Kids 5 or equivalent.

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.

In some instances, a combined level class may be offered with other School Age programs.

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

Swim Kids 7

Requirements: Successful completion of Swim Kids 6 or equivalent.

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.

In some instances, a combined level class may be offered with other School Age programs.

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

Swim Kids 8

Requirements: Successful completion of Swim Kids 7 or equivalent.

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.

In some instances, a combined level class may be offered with other School Age programs.

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

Swim Kids 9

Requirements: Successful completion of Swim Kids 8 or equivalent.

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.

In some instances, a combined level class may be offered with other School Age programs.

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

Swim Kids 10

Requirements: Successful completion of Swim Kids 9 or equivalent.

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.

In some instances, a combined level class may be offered with other School Age programs.

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 or equivalent.

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.

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 705-324-9411 extension 1557 or 1558 or e-mail the Aquatics team.

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.

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 705-324-9411 extension 1557 or 1558 or e-mail the Aquatics team.

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.

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 705-324-9411 extension 1557 or 1558 or e-mail the Aquatics team.

Bronze Star

Pre-Requisites: Completion of Swim Kids 9 or Star Patrol. 

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

100% attendance is required.

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 705-324-9411 extension 1557 or 1558 or e-mail the Aquatics team.

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

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 705-324-9411 extension 1557 or 1558 or e-mail the Aquatics team.

Lifesaving Society National Lifeguard Re-Certification

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

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

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 705-324-9411 extension 1557 or 1558 or e-mail the Aquatics team.

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. Certification 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.

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 705-324-9411 extension 1557 or 1558 or e-mail the Aquatics team.

Lifesaving Society Standard First Aid

The Lifesaving Society 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 certification.

The First Aid program is designed for anyone who is interested in First Aid or who requires it for their workplace as it is WSIB recognized.

100% attendance is required.

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 705-324-9411 extension 1557 or 1558 or e-mail the Aquatics team.

Lifesaving Society Standard First Aid Re-Certification

This course is to re-certify Standard First Aid.

Current Lifesaving 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 from 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.

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 705-324-9411 extension 1557 or 1558 or e-mail the Aquatics team.

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.

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

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.

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

For further information call 705-324-9411 extension 1557 or 1558 or e-mail the Aquatics team.

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.

This program consists of both online learning and in-person practical skills. 100% attendance is required.

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 705-324-9411 extension 1557 or 1558 or e-mail the Aquatics team.

Red Cross Stay Safe! Course

Recommended for participants 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 emergency when it happens and checking to make sure your environment is safe.

This program consists of both online learning and in-person practical skills. 100% attendance is required.

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 705-324-9411 extension 1557 or 1558 or e-mail the Aquatics team.

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.

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 705-324-9411 extension 1557 or 1558 or e-mail the Aquatics team.

Red Cross Babysitting Course

Recommended for participants 11 -15 years of age.

This program consists of both online learning and in-person practical skills. 100% attendance is required.

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.

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 705-324-9411 extension 1557 or 1558 or e-mail the Aquatics team.

Private, Semi-Private Lessons and Social Bubble Lessons

We are pleased to offer one-on-one Private Lessons and Semi-Private Lesson 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.

All Private Lessons are 30 minutes in length.

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 705-324-9411 extension 1557 or 1558 or e-mail the Aquatics team.

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

Semi-Private Lessons

Semi-Private Lessons are available for all ages and swim levels. Lessons are two participants to one instructor ratio. Semi-Private Lessons are useful where a special need exists and/or individuals re working on a specific skill.

All Semi-Private Lessons are 30 minutes in length.

View available Semi-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 705-324-9411 extension 1557 or 1558 or e-mail the Aquatics team. 
Aquafitness and Water Therapy

Our Aquafitness 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 Aquafitness classes that take place in pools with both shallow and deep ends may use either end of the pool; however, Aqua Fitness belts will not be available at this time, participants are permitted to bring their own if they wish.

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

Aquafitness class sizes will be limited.

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

Lindsay Recreation Complex Aquafitness Schedule

View Lindsay Recreation Complex Aquafitness Schedule and register online

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

For further information call 705-324-9411 extension 1557 or 1558 or e-mail the Aquatics team.

Forbert Memorial Pool Aquafitness Schedule

View the Forbert Memorial Pool Aquafitness Schedule and register online

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

For further information call 705-324-9411 extension 1557 or 1558 or e-mail the Aquatics team.

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 Aquafitness and Water Therapy programs.

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 705-324-9411 extension 1557 or 1558 or e-mail the Aquatics team.

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 Aquafitness and Water Therapy programs.

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 705-324-9411 extension 1557 or 1558 or e-mail the Aquatics team.

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 Aquafitness and Water Therapy programs

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 705-324-9411 extension 1557 or 1558 or e-mail the Aquatics team.

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.

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 705-324-9411 extension 1557 or 1558 or e-mail the Aquatics team.

How to register for Aquatic Programs

All participants in all of our Aquatic Programming 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

 

Fall 2022 Session

Fall 2022 program registration began online Tuesday August 30 at 9am through our Online Program Registration website.

View the latest edition of the Kawartha Lakes Community Guide for a complete listing of all Aquatics Programs being offered this fall.

The fall session will run October 3 through December 12, 2022.

For further information regarding Aquatics program registration e-mail the Aquatics team or call 705-324-9411 extension 1557 or 1558.

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

Forgot password screen

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 your 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 'Signup' button at the top of the Login to your account box.

PM home screen

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.

Become a Member screen

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.

Add Family Member Screen


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

Step three add family member screen shot

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

Log Out Screen


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 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 your 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 and Recreation 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 Aquatics Program online

How to register for an Aquatic Program online:

1. Log in to our Online Program Registration website at: https://kawarthalakes.perfectmind.com using your username (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.

Confirmation Screen

For questions regarding registering online for a program please call 705-324-9112 during business hours or e-mail the Parks and Recreation Division. 
How to register for multiple drop-in Programs online

How to register for multiple drop-in sessions:

1. Log in to your Online Program Registration website account at: https://kawarthalakes.perfectmind.com

2. Follow the registration process by selecting "Register" and selecting an activity. If you are unsure how to register, visit the section above that provides step-by-step details on how to register for a program.

3. Add the first registration to your cart by following the prompts. Once you see the checkout screen, do not add a payment, instead click the "Continue Shopping" button under the payment section.

Continue Shopping

You will then be redirected back to the 'Select an Activity' screen.

Select an Activity

Note: you can see on the top right side of your screen, that you have an item in your Cart and your spot is being held

Spot Held

4. Select the additional programs/drop-in's that you would like to register for, follow the registration process.

5. Both registrations are now visible in the checkout screen. If you would like to add more registrations, please click 'Continue Shopping'.

6. Once you have the program registrations in your cart, you can process your payment for all of the registrations in your order summary.

Cart

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

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

Is there an alternate way to register other than online? 

All aquatic programming registrations will take place online through our Online Program Registration website.

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 team any questions relating to programming.

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

Public Swimming

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 your registered start time.

Schedules are 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

Public Swimming Pool Rules and Safety Protocols
The municipality has implemented Public Swimming Pool Rules and Safety Protocols for all aquatic facilities to ensure a safe and enjoyable experience for all participants and patrons.
Forbert Memorial Pool and Workout Centre - General Pool Rules and Safety Protocols

The Forbert Memorial Pool and Workout Centre will adhere to the following General Pool Rules and Safety Protocols:

  • All participants must pre-register in advance for their desired swim time. No drop-ins will be permitted.
  • 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.
  • Equipment will be available during lessons and Public Swims
  • Snorkels are permitted
  • Participants may bring their own equipment
  • The Aquaglide is scheduled to return for the fall session
  • Pool Admission Standards must be adhered to at all times.
  • No cellphones/camera use will be permitted in the Change Room or on the pool deck

Please note, Rules and Safety Protocols are subject to change. For questions call 705-324-9411 extension 1557 or 1558 or e-mail the Aquatics team.

Lindsay Recreation Complex - General Pool Rules and Safety Protocols

All participants will be required to adhere to the following specific Pool Rules and Safety Protocols:

  • All participants must pre-register in advance for their desired swim time. No drop-ins will be permitted.
  • Equipment will be available during lessons and Public Swims
  • Snorkels will be permitted
  • The Sauna has reopened
  • The Aquaglide will return on Friday, July 8. Fun Swim with Aquaglide will take place from 4-6pm.
  • Diving Boards and Diving Blocks have reopened
  • Do not enter the facility if you are sick; experiencing a fever, cough, sore throat or shortness of breath.
  • Pool Admission Standards must be adhered to.
  • No cellphones/camera use will be permitted in the Change Room or on the pool deck.

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

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.

Participants are able to register for their desired swim time up to 14 days in advance.

Schedule and Swim Descriptions

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

Public Swimming will take place at both the Lindsay Recreation Complex and the Forbert Memorial Pool in Bobcaygeon.

Schedule subject to change, cancellations may occur.

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 team.

Swim Descriptions:

Fun Swim

This is an active swim time for all ages. The diving board will be open during Fun Swims. 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. Snorkels are permitted.

Pool Admission Standards must be maintained at all times.

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 public equipment available. Personal equipment is permitted for fitness purposes. Snorkels are permitted.

Fitness Swim

This swim is for all ages wishing to swim lengths. Public equipment is available. Personal equipment is permitted for fitness purposes. Snorkels are permitted.

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 will be open. Lanes will be adjusted based on demand. Public equipment will be 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. Snorkels will be permitted.

Pool Admission Standards must be maintained at all times.

Sauna
The sauna at the Lindsay Recreation Complex is now open.
Aquaglide
The Aquaglide is a giant floating obstacle course that features jumping and balancing sections. Children 14 years of age or younger will be required to pass the facility swim test in order to use the Aquaglide.
Diving Board/Diving Blocks
The Diving Boards and Diving Blocks are now open

Public Swim Schedules:

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

Pre-registration is required for all Public Swims.

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

Lindsay Recreation Complex

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

View Lindsay Recreation Complex Public Swim Schedule

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

Forbert Memorial Pool, Bobcaygeon

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

View Forbert Memorial Pool Public Swim Schedule

 

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

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

 

2022 Public Swimming Fees - Effective April 1, 2022
ParticipantFee
Children (under 15 years of age) $2.70
Adults (ages 15 years and older) $5.10 + HST
Seniors (ages 60 years and older) $4.60 + HST
Lindsay Recreation Complex Swim and Health Members Free (fee included in Membership)

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 team.

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 14 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.

public swim login

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.

Become a member screen

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 and Recreation 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 and Recreation 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.

Individuals with serious medical conditions, especially seizure disorders, must be accompanied by a person knowledgeable of their condition and directly responsible for their supervision.

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 team.

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:

Is there an alternate way to register other than online?

Registration for all Aquatics Programs takes place through our Online Program Registration website.

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

You can register up to 14 days in advance online for Public Swims through our Online Program Registration website. Limited space is available in all Aquatics Programming.

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 please call 705-324-9112 or e-mail: recreation@kawarthalakes.ca 
Is the Sauna open?
Yes, the Sauna at the Lindsay Recreation Complex has reopened.
Is the Aquaglide available?

The Aquaglide has reopened at the Lindsay Recreation Complex and is scheduled to return to the Forbert Memorial Pool in Bobcaygeon for the Fall 2022 session.

Is the diving board open?
Yes, the diving board and diving blocks have reopened.
Will training equipment be available for use at Public Swims?
Yes, pool/training equipment or toys will be available for public use. Swimmers may also bring their own equipment, should they choose to do so. Snorkels are permitted.

Additional questions? contact the Parks and Recreation Division by calling 705-324-9112 during regular business hours or e-mail the Aquatics team.

Pool Facilities and Pool Rentals

The Parks and Recreation 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: Hours are subject to change. To obtain current hours of operation, please contact the facility directly 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

Hours of Operation: Hours are subject to change. Contact the facility to confirm by calling 705-738-5858 or e-mail the Forbert Memorial Pool and Workout Centre.

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 team

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
  • 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 team or call 705-324-9411 extension 1557 or 1558.

How to become a 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 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 team.

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 and Recreation Division 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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