Pools, Splash Pads & Swim Lessons

The Allan F. Gretsinger Pool and the Jordan Lions Pool are open for the summer 2022 season. 

Registration for swimming lessons, swim team, advanced leadership courses and private lessons opened on May 9 for Town of Lincoln residents.  

For Pool Inquiries

 Outdoor Pools

The Allan F. Gretsinger Pool and Jordan Lions Pool will open this summer in compliance with both provincial and Niagara Region Public Health regulations.  

We are looking forward to offering a variety of swim programs including leisure swims, water fitness, lane swim, drop in lessons, swim lessons and much more!

View the swim schedule and register for programs here.

Enjoy your swim! 

2022 Participant Waiver – All persons enrolled in swimming lessons, leisure swims, water fitness and lane swim must complete the participant waiver. Waivers only need to be completed once for the 2022 season. Complete the waiver here.

Summer Swim Schedule

The summer swim schedule is available here.  We encourage residents to pre-book their leisure swim, water fitness class, lane swim and drop in lessons online.  Swim admission standards apply.  

Pick up a seasonal clip card, swim or fitness pass.  Purchase your pass online by logging into your PlayLincoln registration account.  


Pool Admission Standards

All children under the age of 10 entering the facility or children who DO NOT PASS the facility swim test MUST be accompanied in the water by a parent or guardian who is at least 15 years of age.

Facility Swim Test:

  • Swimming a minimum of two (2) widths on front continuously using a lifesaving stroke, show ability to take breaths and without feet touching the bottom on the pool at any time.
  • Lifeguards will conduct swim test upon entry into the facility and distribute appropriately coloured wristbands.  

Direct Supervision Ratios:

  • 0 – 6 years of age – 2:1 (2 children per 1 adult)
  • 7 – 10 years of age - 4:1 (4 children per 1 adult)

Wrist Band Requirements:

  • Children who do not pass the swim test must remain in the shallow end of the pool and are required to wear a red wrist band

Children 0-6 years of age that PASS the facility swim test MUST be accompanied in the water by a parent or guardian who is at least 15 year of age.

Direct Supervision Ratios:

  • 0 – 6 years of age – 2:1

Wrist Band Requirements:

  • Children who pass the swim test are permitted in the middle/deep end and are required to wear a yellow wrist band

Children 7 years of age and over who PASS the facility swim test may be admitted unaccompanied.

Wrist Band Requirements:

  • Children 7+ who pass the swim test are permitted in the middle/deep end and are required to wear a green wrist band.
Welcome Back in 2022

The Lincoln Lightning Swim Team, Private Lessons and Advanced Leadership Courses are back.  View the schedule here.

2022 Swimming Lesson Schedule

Swimming lessons will be offered Monday - Friday.  Depending on the level, swimming Lessons will be offered in one-week or two-week sessions.  Most participants will require two, one week sessions to successfully complete the level.  Lessons are planned with no COVID restrictions. *

*subject to change by law or Lifesaving Society restrictions

Important Changes to our Swimming Lesson Program

The Canadian Red Cross is winding down their involvement in swim and lifeguard training over the course of 2022 to direct more attention to surging humanitarian demands in other areas.  In response, the Town of Lincoln will be transitioning its swimming lessons to the Lifesaving Society Swim for Life Program.

The Swim for Life program stresses lots of in-water practice to develop solid swimming strokes and skills.  We incorporate valuable WaterSmart education that will last a lifetime.  

Please review the equivalency chart and lesson descriptions to determine the appropriate lesson for registration.  If you have any questions please contact 905-563-2799 ext 319 or email

Lifesaving Society Conversion Chart

Previously completed Red Cross Swim level:

Register in Lifesaving Society:


Parent and Tot 1 (4 - 12 months)


Parent and Tot 2 (12 - 24 months)

Sea Turtle

Parent and Tot 3 (2-3 years) or

Preschool 1 (3-5 years)

Sea Otter

Preschool 2 (3-5 years)


Preschool 2 (3-5 years)


Preschool 3 (3-5 years) or

Preschool 4 (3-5 years)


Preschool 5 (3-5 years)


Swimmer 1 or 2 (if 5 years+)

Swim Kids 1

Swimmer 2

Swim Kids 2

Swimmer 2

Swim Kids 3

Swimmer 3

Swim Kids 4

Swimmer 3

Swim Kids 5

Swimmer 4

Swim Kids 6

Swimmer 5

Swim Kids 7

Swimmer 6

Swim Kids 8

Rookie Patrol

Swim Kids 9

Rookie Patrol

Swim Kids 10 (incomplete)

Ranger or Star Patrol

Swim Kids 10 (complete)

Bronze Star

To register for swimming lessons click here.

Refund Policy

  • No refunds or make-up classes due to absenteeism, thunder, lightning, pool foulings, emergency or maintenance closings.
  • Refunds requested less than 5 business days prior to the start of the program, will be subject to a $15 cancellation fee. A full refund is given if a program is cancelled by the Town of Lincoln. No refunds will be issued after the start of the registered program.

Pool Information

The Town of Lincoln operates two seasonal outdoor pools and two spray pads. 

Allan F. Gretsinger Community Pool  


  • Tel: 905-563-2799 ext. 421
  • Location: 4361 Central Ave., Beamsville


  • Heating
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Five lanes
  • 25 metres long
  • 3ft in the shallow end, 11ft in the deep end
  • Slide 
  • Washrooms
  • Change rooms, showers 

Jordan Lions Pool 


  • Tel: 905-563-2799 ext. 431
  • Location: 2793 Fourth Ave., Jordan


  • Five lanes
  • 25 metres long
  • 3ft in shallow end, 12ft in deep end
  • Splash pad
  • Sports park & natural park
  • Washrooms,
  • Change rooms, showers 


Splash Pads

Hilary Bald Park Splash Pad 

  • Garden Gate Terrace, Beamsville
  • Monday - Sunday, 9 a.m - 9 p.m.

Jordan Lions Park Splash Pad 

  • 2793 4th Ave., Jordan
  • Monday - Sunday, 9 a.m. - 9 p.m.

Angelina Prokich Park

  • 5080 St. George’s Dr.
  • Monday - Sunday, 9 a.m. - 9 p.m.

*Splash Pads are open weather permitting

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