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Return to Swimming Pools - What to Expect

(Updated on September 18, 2020)

The Town of Aurora will be implementing new procedures in order to provide safe aquatic programs to the community.

Now Available: Learn to Swim, Lane Swim and Aquafit. Pre-registration is required.
Note: Leisure Swim is not available at this time.

Thanks for supporting the Town’s Aquatic programs. Let’s work together to keep our community safe.

Return to Swimming Pools - What to Expect

What to Expect & How You Can Help (video)

e-PLAY - How to Register Online

Swim Participants Should Expect the Following

1. All Lane Swim and Aquafit time slots are set for 60-minute and 45-minute blocks respectively.

2. All Lane Swim and Aquafit participants will reserve a spot through the Town’s program registration. Visit aurora.ca/eplay

  • Participants are required to set-up a Family Account in advance, and will be required to reserve and pay for the spot online
  • Participants are asked to go into e-PLAY and search “Aquatics – Lane Swim (Drop in)” and “Aquatics – Aquafit (Drop in)”. All aquatic programs require pre-booking at this time. There will be no drop-in option. However for the purposes of setting up the program in our system, the words “drop in” have been used.
  • Participants are allowed to cancel their reserved spot, and request a refund online until the day before the program. No refunds will be provided for late requests or “No Shows”.

3. Lane Swim and Aquafit capacities have been reduced to allow the participants to safely maintain physical distancing of 2 metres.

4. As there are limited swim opportunities available spaces due to limited capacity, swim participants are asked to be courteous and cancel the reservation spot online a minimum of 1 business day in advance. There may be consequences for swim participants who continuously reserve swimming spots and do not attend their reservation spots without cancelling in advance, regardless of payment received.

5. Upon registration, swim participants will be asked to complete a COVID-19 self-assessment screening. Upon arrival at the facility, a designated Facility Greeter will check-in participants and confirm the COVID-19 self-assessment screening has not changed since registration. If a participant answered ‘yes’ to one of the COVID-19 screening questions, then they will not be permitted to enter into the facility and participate in the program.

6. Participants are asked to arrive no more than 15 minutes prior to the start of the program to check-in. Participants are asked to abide by the following directional flow:

  • AFLC Pool users: Enter through the main entrance, exit through the back entrance (north doors).
  • SARC Pool users: Enter through the main entrance, exit through the pool change room hallway doors (south doors). 

7. Participants will need to abide by the Town’s directional flow in the pool change rooms in an effort to promote physical distancing of 2 metres.

  • Pool users can enter only through the Men’s and Women’s pool change room and cannot travel in opposing directions.
  • The Family change room is available for entry and use where required, however remains the exit for all pool users.
  • Pool users are required to abide by the rules within the Family change room (i.e. no nudity in open spaces, must change within the changing stalls).

8. Participants are asked to bring their personal belongings with them onto the pool deck and place them in a designated area. Note: The Town is not responsible for any lost or stolen items.

9. At this time, spectators are not permitted in Community Centres EXCEPT for swim participants who are 10 years of age and under and may have no more than 1 spectator per participant at a given time. Spectators will be required to follow the Town’s COVID 19 self-assessment screening. This policy is in an effort to rotect the community form further interaction with others in a multi-use recreational facility.

10. Locker rental memberships, Pool memberships, and Aquafit memberships will not be reinstated at this time.

  • There is no locker use at this time.

11. Only essential pool equipment will be made available to participants.

  • Participants will not be allowed to access pool equipment on their own in an effort to reduce the risk of contamination.

  • Town staff will assist with providing essential pool equipment to participants.
  • Once the program ends, participants are required to put used pool equipment into a bin for cleaning purposes.

12. The Town will be cleaning and disinfecting the change rooms, showers and washrooms more frequently as per Regional Health requirements.

13. For swim lessons, Aquatic Instructors will do their best to maintain physical distancing through:

  • i. Teaching from the pool deck while swimmers are in the water;
    ii. Providing in-water demonstrations while swimmers are on deck;
    iii. Not use physical manipulation to teach swim skills.

  • Aquatic Instructors will make every reasonable best efforts to wear Face Masks on the pool deck; however as per the Instructions from the Regional Medical Health Officer, Aquatic Instructors are considered “active” when teaching swimming lessons, and are permitted to remove their Face Masks on the pool deck. Aquatic Instructors will not be wearing Face Masks while participating in the water as it is a safety concern.

Here's What You Can Do to Help

1. Participants are required to adhere to all Town policies and procedures as it relates to COVID-19.

  • Remember the rules in place to promote safe programs to all participants.

2. As per recommendations from York Region, participants are required to wear masks or face coverings inside enclosed public spaces, which includes Community Centres.

  • Participants are asked to remove their masks or face coverings only when they are ready to enter the pool, and to put it back on once they get out of the water.
  • The following are exempted from wearing masks or face coverings:
    • People who cannot wear a mask for medical reasons.
    • Children under the age of five.
    • Those who require accommodation in accordance with the Ontario Human Rights Code.

3. Participants are encouraged to change into their bathing attire at home prior to arriving into the facility.

4. Participants are encouraged to wear goggles while swimming.

5. Participants are encouraged to bring their own equipment where possible. Any shared pool equipment from the Town will be cleaned and disinfected between uses.

Learn to Swim - Lessons

We have expanded our offerings this Fall and currently open for Private, Adapted Private, and Aurora Lifesaving Club swim lessons. Please see list of dates/times. Space is limited. Registration opens September 14 at 6 a.m. for residents and September 21 at 6 a.m. for non-residents. If you have any questions, please contact Gregory Peri at gperi@aurora.ca for AFLC inquires and Terri Edwards at tedwards@aurora.ca for SARC inquires. 

Pre-registration is required. Register online at aurora.ca/eplay

Note: Due to COVID-19 and the requirement for social distancing, our instructors will not be in the water with swimmers. Therefore, for any level (Sea Otter, Salamander, Sunfish, Crocodile, Whale, Swim Kids 1, 2, 3, 4, Adult/Teen Basics) there must have a parent, guardian, or someone in the family that can support the swimmer in the water during the lesson. We recommend this person able to swim 25 metres. Swimmers in Swim Kids 5 and above are encouraged to have a guardian remain on-site during lessons. Guardian will be asked to assist if a first aid incident occurs. 

For the safety of the swimmer and our staff, should the above criteria not be met, the swimmer will be withdrawn from the class and a full refund will be offered to you.

Semi-Private Swim Lessons

Please contact the respective Aquatics Coordinator (AFLC or SARC) with your request. Limited spaces available to ensure social distancing guidelines. 

Diving – Aurora Family Leisure Complex (AFLC)

Please note that due to the depth of the pool at the AFLC, the diving component for levels Swim Kids 3 to Swim Kids 10 will not be included in the program. This will not affect the outcome of the participant’s ability to complete a swimming level.

Instructor Requests

The Town of Aurora is an equal opportunity employer and as such is committed to recognizing and celebrating the diversity of talent and expertise that make each person unique. The Aquatics division is pleased to offer instructor requests and we will do our best to accommodate your respective requests. However, please note the Town does not discriminate instructors based on traits within the Human Rights Code. Please contact the respective Aquatics Coordinator (AFLC or SARC) with your request.

Learn to Swim - Private Swim Lessons - AFLC Pool

Learn to Swim - Private Swim Lessons

Age: 3+ years

Location: AFLC Pool

One swimmer with one instructor focusing on any specific skill you would like us to work on with the participant.

Day

Date

Time

Fee/Class

Code

Sat

Oct 3

11:15am – 11:45am

$256.00/10

19043

Sat

Oct 3

12:00pm – 12:30pm

$256.00/10

19044

Sat

Oct 3

12:45pm – 1:15pm

$256.00/10

19045

Sat

Oct 3

3:15pm – 3:45pm

$256.00/10

19046

Sat

Oct 3

4:00pm – 4:30pm

$256.00/10

19047

Sat

Oct 3

4:45pm – 5:15pm

$256.00/10

19048

Sat

Oct 3

5:30pm – 6:00pm

$256.00/10

19049

Sun

Oct 4

9:30am – 10:00am

$256.00/10

19050

Sun

Oct 4

10:15am – 10:45am

$256.00/10

19051

Sun

Oct 4

11:00am – 11:30am

$256.00/10

19052

Sun

Oct 4

11:45am – 12:15pm

$256.00/10

19053

Sun

Oct 4

12:30pm – 1:00pm

$256.00/10

19054

Sun

Oct 4

3:15pm – 3:45pm

$256.00/10

19055

Sun

Oct 4

4:00pm – 4:30pm

$256.00/10

19056

Sun

Oct 4

4:45pm – 5:15pm

$256.00/10

19057

Sun

Oct 4

5:30pm – 6:00pm

$256.00/10

19058

Mon

Sep 28

5:30pm – 6:00pm

$256.00/10

19059

Mon

Sep 28

6:15pm – 6:45pm

$256.00/10

19060

Mon

Sep 28

7:00pm – 7:30pm

$256.00/10

19061

Tue

Sep 29

5:30pm – 6:00pm

$256.00/10

19062

Tue

Sep 29

6:15pm – 6:45pm

$256.00/10

19063

Tue

Sep 29

7:00pm – 7:30pm

$256.00/10

19064

Wed

Sep 30

5:30pm – 6:00pm

$256.00/10

19065

Wed

Sep 30

6:15pm – 6:45pm

$256.00/10

19066

Wed

Sep 30

7:00pm – 7:30pm

$256.00/10

19067

Fri

Oct 2

5:30pm – 6:00pm

$256.00/10

19071

Fri

Oct 2

6:15pm – 6:45pm

$256.00/10

19072

Fri

Oct 2

7:00pm – 7:30pm

$256.00/10

19073

Fri

Oct 2

7:45pm – 8:15pm

$256.00/10

19074

Learn to Swim - Private Swim Lessons - SARC Pool

Learn to Swim - Private Swim Lessons

Age: 3+ years

Location: SARC Pool

One swimmer with one instructor focusing on any specific skill you would like us to work on with the participant.

Day

Date

Time

Fee/Class

Code

Sat

Oct 3

9:15am – 9:45am

$256.00/10

19076

Sat

Oct 3

9:30am – 10:00am

$256.00/10

19077

Sat

Oct 3

10:00am – 10:30am

$256.00/10

19078

Sat

Oct 3

10:15am – 10:45am

$256.00/10

19079

Sat

Oct 3

10:45am – 11:15am

$256.00/10

19080

Sat

Oct 3

11:00am – 11:30am

$256.00/10

19081

Sat

Oct 3

11:30am – 12:00pm

$256.00/10

19082

Mon

Sep 28

6:00pm – 6:30pm

$256.00/10

19083

Mon

Sep 28

6:15pm – 6:45pm

$256.00/10

19084

Mon

Sep 28

6:45pm – 7:15pm

$256.00/10

19085

Mon

Sep 28

7:00pm – 7:30pm

$256.00/10

19086

Mon

Sep 28

7:30pm – 8:00pm

$256.00/10

19087

Wed

Sep 30

6:00pm – 6:30pm

$256.00/10

19088

Wed

Sep 30

6:15pm – 6:45pm

$256.00/10

19089

Wed

Sep 30

6:45pm – 7:15pm

$256.00/10

19090

Wed

Sep 30

7:00pm – 7:30pm

$256.00/10

19091

Wed

Sep 30

7:30pm – 8:00pm

$256.00/10

19092

Adapted Privates - AFLC Pool

Adapted Privates

Age: 3+ years

Location: AFLC Pool

One swimmer with one instructor focusing on any specific skill you would like us to work on with the participant.

Day

Date

Time

Fe/Class

Code

Thu

Oct 1

5:30pm – 6:00pm

$184.00/10

19068

Thu

Oct 1

6:15pm – 6:45pm

$184.00/10

19069

Thu

Oct 1

7:00pm – 7:30pm

$184.00/10

19070

Aurora Lifesaving Club - SARC Pool

Aurora Lifesaving Club

Age: see below

Location: SARC Pool

Lifesaving sport is an emerging aquatic sport that focuses on developing swimming skills through lifesaving activities. Participants will not only learn how to swim with lifesaving equipment, throw coiled ropes and swim under obstacles, but have an opportunity to attend regional competitions. The perfect youth training program for future lifeguards.

Age: Junior - 7 to 11 years

Day

Date

Time

Fe/Class

Code

Sun

Oct 4

10:30am – 11:30am

$122.50/10

19101

Age: Youth - 12 to 15 years

Day

Date

Time

Fee/Class

Code

Sun

Oct 4

11:45am – 12:45pm

$122.50/10

19102

Fall Swim Schedule - Lane Swim and Aquafit

The Town of Aurora is pleased to offer Lane Swim and Aquafit swim times during the fall (Leisure Swim is not available at this time). Please see list of dates/times. Registration is now open (pre-registration is required), no more than 7 days prior. Swim schedule is subject to change. If you have any questions, please contact Gregory Peri at gperi@aurora.ca at AFLC or Terri Edwards at tedwards@aurora.ca at SARC.

Pre-registration is required. Register online at aurora.ca/eplay

Aquatic Schedule - Fall 2020 - September 14 to December 18

Note – The pools will be closed on the following STAT day:

  • Monday, October 12 – Thanksgiving Day

Fall Swim Schedule - Lane Swim and Aquafit

Please see swim schedule for dates and times. Pre-registration is required. Swim schedule is subject to change.

How to Register:

  • Go to aurora.ca/eplay and click on Register Online.
  • Type Lane Swim or Aquafit into the Search field.
  • Register for date/time of your choosing.

Note:

  • When registering on e-PLAY, please ensure you look at all the pages for availability.
  • You will only be able to register for a date/time 7 days in advance. For example - If you would like to register for August 17, you can register starting on August 10.

Aquatic Schedule - Fall 2020 - September 14 to December 18

Note – The pools will be closed on the following STAT day:

  • Monday, October 12 – Thanksgiving Day

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.

Girl Swimming 

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
 
Aquatics Leadership Program Courses
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
gperi@aurora.ca

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

Information regarding Aquafit classes, please contact:

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

Prices

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.
aurora.ca/desjardinsdays 

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