Aquatics Summer Aquatics Programs Cancelled

After careful consideration and in the interest of public safety, the Town of Aurora has decided to cancel all scheduled 2020 Summer Aquatic programs. The Town’s existing aquatic programs are designed in a way that cannot be delivered in line with current provincial requirements for physical distancing and social gatherings.  With direction from the Province, Aurora’s aquatics staff will continue to work with York Region Public Health, the Canadian Red Cross and the Lifesaving Society to determine what additional health and safety measures can be put in place to protect participants and staff. If alternate aquatic programs are able to be developed, information will be shared about the programs and opportunities for registration.

Aquatics Programs

Our comprehensive swim programs offer something for everyone including registered lessons, leadership courses, leisure swims, and aqua fitness classes. Celebrating a birthday? Why not make it a pool party. In addition to all our programs, the pool can be rented for exclusive and private use. Check out the schedules and dive in today.

Aquatics programs are offered at both the Aurora Family Leisure Complex (AFLC) and at the Stronach Aurora Recreation Complex (SARC). Check the specific program descriptions in the Community Services Program Guide for details.

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Aquatic Leadership Program

Earn high school credits with YRDSB’s Aquatic Leadership Program and the Town of Aurora.

As of Fall 2019, The Town of Aurora is proud to partner with the York Region District School Board’s Continuing Education to offer the Aquatic Leadership Program. The two-part program is conducted in a blended learning format, which includes pool instruction, in-class instruction and online learning. Upon completion, successful students may earn certifications to be used to work as a lifeguard or a swim instructor.

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Reasons to take the Aquatic Leadership Program
Reasons to take the Aquatic Leadership Program:
  1. Get the training and experience needed to become a certified lifeguard or swim instructor in Ontario at significantly reduced costs.

  2. This course counts as a credit towards graduating high school. Learn real-life skills while advancing towards graduation.

  3. Build your leadership skills and become job ready with in-demand lifeguard certifications.

Course Information
Course Name Credit Value Pre-requisite Certifications
Healthy Living and Aquatic Activities (PAQ2O1) 1.0
  • 13 years of age or older
  • Able to swim 400 metres continuously
  • Eligible to earn high school credits
  • Lifesaving Society's Bronze Medallion
  • Lifesaving Society's Bronze Cross
  • Lifesaving Society's Standard First Aid with CPR-C
Recreation and Healthy Active Living Leadership (PLF4M) 1.0
  • Must be 16 years of age by the last day of the course
  • Lifesaving Society's Bronze Cross
  • Standard First Aid with CPR-C
  • Lifesaving Society's National Lifeguard Pool
  • Lifesaving Society's Lifesaving Instructor
  • Red Cross' Water Safety Instructor

Aquatics Contact Information

Information regarding Aquatics programs, please contact:

Aurora Family Leisure Comple (AFLC) - Greg Peri, Aquatics Coordinator
905-727-3123 Ext. 3515

Stronach Aurora Recreation Complex (SARC) - Terri Edwards, Aquatics Coordinator
905-727-3123 Ext. 3126 

Information regarding Aquafit classes, please contact:

AFLC & SARC - Diana Dawson-Young, Fitness Coordinator
905-727-3123 Ext. 3116


Admission Fees
$3.60 per swim, per person
$26.75 for 10 swims
Note: Prices effective January 1, 2020.

Desjardins Days
Free Leisure Swim activities one day per month! See website for details. 

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