Aquatics Programs - View Programs & Register

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Registered Programs - Pre-registration is required for registered programs. Register online at e-PLAY or pay in-person at one of our recreation facilities (A.F.L.C. or S.A.R.C.).


Note: Please see below for the most up-to-date Public Swim seasonal schedules located at the A.F.L.C. and S.A.R.C. Pools.


Aquatics

Girl Swimming

Pool Locations

  • Aurora Family Leisure Complex (A.F.L.C.)
  • Stronach Aurora Recreation Complex (S.A.R.C.)

Public Swim Schedules

Lane Swim, Leisure Swim and Aquafit

The Town of Aurora is pleased to offer Lane Swim, Leisure Swim and Aquafit swim times. Please see list of dates/times. Swim schedule is subject to change.

Swim Descriptions

Lane Swim: For those wishing to utilize the pool for fitness and endurance. Participants are asked to swim continuously and in the lane appropriate to their speed.

Therapy Pool: Intended for swimmers of all ages to use the Therapy Pool only, but not exclusive to therapeutic purposes. Limited equipment may be provided at this time. Therapy Pool is only available at the S.A.R.C.

Silver Swimmers: This program is to provide Older Adult Swimmers (55 yrs+) an opportunity to use the pool in a comfortable self-paced atmosphere with other older adult swimmers. This is a chance to get into the water and swim, or exercise at your own pace.

Leisure Swim: Fun and enjoyment for all ages.

Sensory Swim: Intended for swimmers who have sensory sensitivity and would benefit from swimming in a pool environment with reduced sensory stimulus. Sensory Swim times are open to swimmers of all ages and abilities. Sensory Swim is only available at the A.F.L.C. Pool. See full details below.

A.F.L.C. & S.A.R.C. Pools - Service Disruptions & Holiday Schedules

Note - Regularly scheduled times may be altered throughout the year due to service disruptions and/or holiday schedules.

Please visit our Service Disruption Notices webpage for full details.

Please visit our Holiday Schedules webpage for full details.

A.F.L.C. Pool - Public Swim Schedule - Spring 2024: March 25 to June 30, 2024

(Updated on May 31, 2024)


A.F.L.C. Pool - Spring 2024: March 25 to June 30, 2024
DayLane Swim & Spa PoolSilver SwimmersLeisure Swim

Mon & Wed

6:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.

11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.*

8:30 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.

*Available: Apr 1 to June 10

11:00am – 11:30am

9:30am – 10:30am

Tue & Thu

6:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.

11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

8:30 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.

11:00am – 11:30am

 

Fri

6:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.

11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.*

*Available: Apr 3 to June 12

11:00am – 11:30am

 

Sat

8:00 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.

 

 

Sun

8:00 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.

 

1:30pm – 2:30pm*

Adapted Sensory Swim

Pool Closed

  • Monday, May 20: Victoria Day
S.A.R.C. Pool - Public Swim Schedule - Spring 2024: March 18 to June 30, 2024

Notice: The S.A.R.C. Pool will be closed on Sunday, June 23 for Aquatic staff training.

(Updated on June 12, 2024)


S.A.R.C. Pool - Spring 2024: March 18 to June 30, 2024
DayLane Swim & Therapy PoolLeisure Swim

Mon to Thu

7:30 a.m. – 8:45 a.m.

11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

9:00 p.m. – 10:30 p.m.

 

Fri

7:30 a.m. – 8:45 a.m.

11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

 

Sat & Sun

12:30 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.

2:15 p.m. – 3:45 p.m.

Friday, March 29: Good Friday – Holiday Hours

  • 9:00am to 11:00am – Lane Swim
  • 11:15am to 12:45pm – Leisure Swim

Saturday, April 20 & Sunday April 21 – Home Show

  • All swim times cancelled.

Monday, May 20: Victoria Day – Holiday Hours

  • 9:00am to 11:00am – Lane Swim
  • 11:15am to 12:45pm – Leisure Swim 
A.F.L.C. Pool - Public Swim Schedule - Summer 2024: July 2 to September 2, 2024

(Updated on February 21, 2024)


A.F.L.C. Pool - Summer 2024: July 2 to September 2, 2024
DayLane Swim & Spa PoolLeisure Swim

Mon & Wed

6:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.

11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.

3:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

1:45pm – 3:15 pm

 

Tue & Thu

6:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.

11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.

3:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

 

Fri

6:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.

11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.

1:45pm – 3:15 pm

Sat

Pool Closed

 

Sun

Pool Closed

 

Pool Closed

  • Monday, August 5: Civic Holiday
  • Monday, September 2: Labour Day
S.A.R.C. Pool - Public Swim Schedule - Summer 2024: July 1 to September 2, 2024

(Updated on February 21, 2024)


S.A.R.C. Pool - Summer 2024: July 1 to September 2, 2024
DayLane Swim & Therapy PoolLeisure Swim

Mon & Thu

6:30 a.m. – 8:00 a.m.

12:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.

8:00 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.

2:15 p.m. – 3:45 p.m.

Tue & Wed

6:30 a.m. – 8:00 a.m.

12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.

8:00 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.

2:15 p.m. – 3:45 p.m.

Fri

6:30 a.m. – 8:00 a.m.

12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.

2:15 p.m. – 3:45 p.m.

Sat & Sun

7:30 a.m. – 9 a.m.

12:30 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.

2:15 p.m. – 3:45 p.m.

Monday, July 1: Canada Day

  • S.A.R.C. Pool Closed

Monday, August 5: Civic Day – Holiday Hours

  • 9:00am to 11:00am – Lane Swim
  • 11:15am to 12:45pm – Leisure Swim

Sensory Swim

Going swimming at an indoor or outdoor pool can be an overwhelming sensory experience for individuals with autism, sensory or other learning disabilities. The Town of Aurora is proud to introduce a Sensory Swim geared towards those who have sensory sensitivity and would benefit from swimming in a pool environment with reduced sensory stimulus.

Sensory Swim - Information & Drop-In Schedule

Intended for swimmers who have sensory sensitivity and would benefit from swimming in a pool environment with reduced sensory stimulus. Sensory Swim times are open to swimmers of all ages and abilities. During this time, there will be no background auditory music or announcements, and reduced number of swimmers per swim. Sensory Swim is only available at the A.F.L.C. Pool.

How can I better support those who have sensory sensitivity issues?

Some swimmers may find the following items beneficial:

  • Ear bands or ear buds
  • Swim cap
  • Swim friendly lifejacket or Personal Floatation Device (P.F.D.)
  • Swimming goggles
  • Nose clips
  • Full bathing suit

A.F.L.C. Pool – Spring 2024: March 25 to June 30, 2024
DaySensory Swim

Sun

 1:30pm - 2:30pm

Note: Sensory Swims do not occur during the summer months. Sensory Swims will return in Fall 2024.


Additional Aquatics Information

Please see below for how to register, use of pools and more.

How to Register

Please see swim schedule for dates and times. Swim schedule is subject to change.

  • All drop-in activities are “first come, first serve". You may purchase a punch pass or membership in advance online.

e-PLAY - Purchase Pool Passes &/or Memberships

  • Fitness members have the added-value benefit to pre-register for their classes or court bookings 8 days in advance, through the Town’s online program registration system. Set-up an account and register online at e-PLAY.
  • Drop-in services are available at the A.F.L.C. and S.A.R.C. Customer Service Desks.
Use of the Pools During Lane & Leisure Swim Times

Lane Swim

  • For those wishing to utilize the pool for fitness and endurance. Participants are asked to swim lengths with minimal breaks and in the lane appropriate to their speed.​ Lifeguards reserve the right to ask swimmers to move to a more appropriate lane based on speed to promote traffic flow.​ Do not stop in the middle of the lane.​

Exception: During designated times the S.A.R.C. pool will have an aquafitness lane available for individuals wishing to do stationary exercise.

Leisure Swim

  • Fun and enjoyment for all ages.

During Lane and Leisure swim times, parents can teach basic swim skills to their children in the pool (not from the pool deck).

Note: The drop-in swim times are not intended to be used by for profit businesses/individuals to run their paid swim programs. If you wish to use either of the pools to run a lesson for your paid swim programming, you must permit the pool by contacting our Aquatics Coordinators.

Aquafit Classes
Please visit the Club Aurora webpage to view our Aquafitness classes schedule.
Swim Test Assessments for Schools

Program

The Town of Aurora’s Aquatics Division offers Swim Test Assessment for Schools Program.

This program is geared towards schools who require certified Aquatic Instructors to complete a standardized swim test assessment for shallow and deep water. The program meets the following requirements under the Ontario Physical Activity Safety Standards in Education for both elementary and secondary schools.

  • The Lifesaving Society’s Swim to Survive standard will be used as the standardized swim test assessment.
  • The test is administered and verified by a current and certified aquatic instructor.
  • The following supervision ratios will be followed during the swim test.
    • Elementary Schools
      • Grade 1 to 3 classes: Maximum of 25 students per 1 aquatic Instructor and 1 lifeguard
      • Grade 4 to 8 classes: Maximum of 35 students per 1 aquatic Instructor and 1 lifeguard
      • Note: In situations where there are 26 to 50 students (grades 1 to 3) or 36 to 70 students (grades 4 to 8), an additional certified aquatic instructor.
  • Secondary Schools
    • Grade 9 to 12 classes: Maximum of 50 students per 1 aquatic instructor and 1 lifeguard
    • Note: In situations where there are 51 to 75 students, an additional certified aquatic instructor.

At the end of the swim test assessment, the Town of Aurora’s Aquatics Division will provide the school with a signed copy of the Swim to Survive Worksheet, indicating the following.

  • The school year when the test was administered.
  • The name and signature of the aquatic instructor who administered the test.
    • Request for aquatic instructor certifications can be done through the Town’s Freedom of Information process. Otherwise, aquatic instructor certifications will be kept on file with the Town of Aurora.
  • The first and last names of the individuals who participated and the final result whether they passed the Swim to Survive standard.
  • The name and signature of the school teacher to verify that the participants listed on the worksheet is accurate.

Reference: Ontario Physical Activity Safety Standards in Education (website)


Facility Booking

Please note the following criteria when booking the facility for your school's swim test assessment.

  • Must be approved by the Aquatic Coordinator first prior to booking.
  • Recommend to book at the S.A.R.C. pool only.
  • 60-minute booking of the pool (4 lanes).
  • 1 aquatic instructor, plus 1 lifeguard per hour.
  • Add an additional aquatic instructor per hour if:
    • Grade 1 to 3 class exceeds 26 students and no more than 50 students
    • Grade 4 to 8 class exceeds 36 students and no more than 70 students
    • Grade 9 to 12 class exceeds 51 students and no more than 75 students
  • If the school request goes beyond ratios listed above, then they will need to book a second 60-minute time slot.

Need assistance or more information? We are here to help!

  • If you have any questions regarding the A.F.L.C. pool, please email Terri Edwards.
  • If you have any questions regarding the S.A.R.C. pool, please email Stephen Kennedy.
  • If you have any questions regarding Aquafitness, please email Diana Dawson-Young.

Aquatic Learn To Swim Programs

For full details, please visit our Learn To Swim webpage.


Aquatic Leadership Programs

For full details, please visit our Aquatic Leadership Programs webpage.


Aquatic Inclusion Services

The Town of Aurora welcomes and encourages residents of all abilities to have equitable and meaningful access to recreation opportunities. For more information about inclusive Aquatic Programs, please visit our Inclusion Services webpage for full details.


Prices

Please see below for all admission fees.

Prices

Lane Swim/Leisure Swim

  • Under 4 Years
    • Free
  • 4 to 17 Years
    • $3.12 per person (per visit)
    • $24.96 for 10 x visits
  • Adult (18 to 54 years)
    • $5.00 per person (per visit)
    • $40.00 for 10 x visits
  • Older Adult (55 years and older)
    • $3.85 per person (per visit)
    • $30.78 for 10 x visits

Note: Prices effective January 1, 2024.


Aquafit

  • Youth (12 to 17 years)
    • $6.97 per person (per aquafit class)
    • $55.74 for 10 x visits
  • Adult (18 to 54 years)
    • $9.05 per person (per aquafit class)
    • $72.70 for 10 x visits
  • Older Adult (55 years and older)
    • $6.97 per person (per aquafit class)
    • $55.74 for 10 x visits

Note: Prices effective January 1, 2024.


For information on Pool Memberships, please visit our Fitness Memberships webpage.


Desjardins Days

Free Leisure Swim activities one day per month! See website for details.
Visit our Desjardins Days webpage for more information.


Aquatics Contact Information

Contacts for information regarding Aquatics programs.

A.F.L.C. Pool
Terri Edwards, Aquatics Coordinator
365-500-3171
Email Terri Edwards

S.A.R.C. Pool
Stephen Kennedy, Aquatics Coordinator
365-500-3197
Email Stephen Kennedy

Contact for information regarding Aquafit classes.

A.F.L.C. & S.A.R.C. Pools
Diana Dawson-Young, Fitness Coordinator
365-500-3169
Email Diana Dawson-Young