Aquatics

Pools, Splash Pads & Swim Lessons
 

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Program Update (COVID-19) 

Program availability and schedule may be impacted by COVID-19.  Please contact recreation@lincoln.ca for further information.  Follow @TownofLincolnON for updates.  

 Outdoor Pools

As the Province enters Step 3 of its Roadmap to Reopen we are excited to let you know that access to changerooms for washrooms, showers and changing before and after your swim or swim lessons will now be available at the Allan F. Grestinger Pool & Jordan Lions Pool starting Monday July 19, 2021.

We are encouraging all patrons to observe the following when arriving / leaving the facility:

  • Practice physical distancing in the changerooms and lobby areas of the pools.

  • Individuals must maintain a distance of at least two metres apart while queuing to enter the pool, on the pool deck, and in the water; however, this does not apply to people who are living together in the same household.

  • Wear a face covering in the indoor areas of the pool in accordance with Niagara’s Face Covering By-law, including lobby, changerooms and washrooms.

  • We are encouraging swimmers to arrive swim ready as access to changerooms will not be permitted until your schedule swim time.

  • Limit time showering and changing after your swim to 10 mins to allow for quick transition between swims.

  • Upon arrival patrons will be asked to "Show us your checkmark" by using the Provincial Covid - 19 Screening Tools. QR codes will be posted at the entrance and can also be filled out in advance of your swim here - https://covid-19.ontario.ca/screening/customer/

  • Equipment will not be available for use with the exception of lifejackets which will be disinfected between users;

  • Reduced-capacity length and leisure swims will be offered in shortened times to maximize access;

  • Regular admission standards apply

Please Note: The Allan F. Gretsinger Pool will now be using the front entrance of the facility for entering and exiting starting July 19, 2021.


REGISTRATION REMINDER
2021 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 2021 season. Visit http://bit.ly/3bF0PZQ to complete the waiver.


Leisure Swimming

In order to manage capacity restrictions and ensure admission, residents should pre-book their leisure swim times  online here or via phone by calling 905-563-2799 ext. 319.

Admission rates will remain the same and must be paid prior to scheduled swim times. For access to pool schedules and swimming rates please visit lincoln.ca.

 

Water Fitness / Lane Swim

In order to manage capacity restrictions and ensure admission, residents should pre-book their water fitness / lane swim times online here or via phone by calling 905-563-2799 ext. 319. Admission rates will remain the same and must be paid prior to scheduled times.

 

Swimming Lessons

Developed in consultation with the Canadian Red Cross and incorporating strict public heathy measured designed to reduce the risk of spreading COVID-19, limited swimming lessons will be offered.

Town staff have updated aquatics programming and modified where required in order to be well prepared to deliver this recreational service to the community.  

The Canadian Red Cross continues to promote teh safety of participants enrolled in any Canadian Red Cross Swimming Water Safety programs.  The Swimming Lesson & Water Safety Program Training COVID-19 Protocol was released by Canadian Red Cross with the following accommodations for effective reduction of risk of transmission of disease during swimming lessons.  

  • Instructors need to maintain physical distancing (two metres apart), with swimmers and parents/caregivers.
  • For all levels in Red Cross Swim Preschool, up to and including Red Cross Swim Kids 1-4, physical distancing and safety can be maintained for participants by:
    • Conducting classes as parented classes to reduce the risk of disease transmission through physical distancing, as the parent/caregiver is now accountable to ensure that the child is safe in the water and reduces the contact with the Instructor.
    • Swimmers and parents/caregivers should maintain physical distancing (two metres apart), with other swimmers and parents/caregivers in the class.
  • Consider reducing the class size depending on your pool space to maintain physical distancing

The Town of Lincoln will be conducting swimming lesson in accordance to the above recommended Red Cross Swimming & Water Safety guidelines.

We will be offering the following lesson format:

Family Swim Lessons – Starfish – Swim 4

For all level Starfish – Swim 4 will be adapted to Parented classes. Parent or caregiver must be at least 15 years of age with competent swimming ability and living in the same household as the registered swimmer. Lessons with be taught by the Instructor from the pool deck. Ratio: One parent/caregiver per swimmer.

Swim 5 – 10

For levels Swim 5 – 10, classes will be 30 mins in length with reduced class sizes and skill modifications. Swimmers will be maintaining physical distancing with the instructor and other participants throughout the lesson. Ratio: One instructor to 4 swimmers.

To register for swimming lessons click here.

2021 Lesson Schedule

Swimming Lessons will be offered in one-week Monday to Friday sessions.

Cost: $35 per child/week

Summer Weeks – Allan F. Gretsinger Pool & Jordan Lions Pool

  • Week 1: July 5 - 9
  • Week 2: July 12 - 16
  • Week 3: July 19 - 23
  • Week 4: July 26 - 30
  • Week 5: August 2 - 6
  • Week 6: August 9 - 13
  • Week 7: August 16 - 20
  • Week 8: August 23 - 27
  • Week 9: August 30 – September 3

 

Swimming Lesson Schedule

Program

Age

Description

Summer

AFG Schedule

Jordan Lions Schedule

Family Lessons (Parented Programs) | 4 months – 12 years

Classes are 30 minutes with 1 parent to 1 participant. Parent/caregiver required in water.

Starfish / Duck / Sea Turtle

4 – 36

months

Babies, toddlers and their caregivers work on getting familiar with being in water, buoyancy and movement through songs and play in the water.

9am

9:30am

5pm

5:30pm

6pm

6:30pm

9am

9:30am

10am

10:30am

11am

11:30am

Sea Otter

3–5ys

Swimmers swim 1m, learn the basics of front and back floats, glides and kick on their front.

Salamander

3-5 yrs

Swimmers swim 2m, improve front and back floats, jump into chest-deep water unassisted and kick as part of front and back glide.

Sunfish

3-5 yrs

Swimmers swim 5m, float without assistance in deep water, jump into chest deep water and maintain surface support for five seconds.

Crocodile / Whale

3-5 yrs

Swimmers swim 5 – 15m on front and back and continue to work on surface support, rhythmic breathing and endurance.

Swim Kids 1

5–12 yrs

Swimmers are orientated to water and work on floats, glides and build endurance by working on 5m front swim.

Swim Kids 2

5-12 yrs

Swimmers work on front swim 10m, front and back glides with flutter kick, side glides. Fitness activities include 10m flutter kick and 10m distance swim.

Swim Kids 3

5-12 yrs

Swimmers work on front and back glides with flutter kick, perform flutter kick unassisted, wear a Personal Flotations Device in deep water and swim 15m.

Swim Kids 4

5-12 yrs

Swimmers work on back swim with shoulder roll, 10m front crawl, flutter kick on back, kneeling dives, surface support for 45 seconds in deep water and swim 25m.

Swim Kids Level Programs | 5 – 12 years

Classes are 30 minutes with maximum of 4 participants.

Swim Kids 5

5-12 yrs

Swimmers swim 15m front and back crawl, whip kick on back, 25m flutter kick and 50m swim.

9:30am

5pm

9am

11:30am

Swim Kids 6

5-12 yrs

Swimmers work on 75m swim, 25m front and back crawl, basic 15m back stroke and dolphin kick.

9am

6pm

9am

11:30am

Swim Kids 7

5-12 yrs

Swimmers work on completing 150 – 300m swim, front crawl, back crawl along with an introduction to whip kick on front and breaststroke.

5:30pm

9:30am

10am

Swim Kids 8

5-12 yrs

Swimmers work on completing 150 – 300m swim, front crawl, back crawl along with an introduction to whip kick on front and breaststroke.

6pm

10:30am

11am

Swim Kids 9

5-12 yrs

Swimmers work on completing a 400-500m swim, side stroke and an final assessments of strokes based on technique and swim distance.

6:30pm

9:30am

10am

Swim Kids 10

5-12 yrs

Swimmers work on completing a 400-500m swim, side stroke and an final assessments of strokes based on technique and swim distance.

6:30pm

10:30am

11am

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.

Swimming Lesson Handbook

Upon completion of registration a handbook detailing information about Covid protocols specific to the pools and lessons will be included in your confirmation email. Please review the handbook before the start of lessons.


Pool Information

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

Allan F. Gretsinger Community Pool  

Contact

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

Features

  • Heating
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Five lanes
  • 25 metres long
  • 3ft in the shallow end, 11ft in the deep end
  • Slide (unavailable in 2020)
  • Washrooms
  • Change rooms, showers (unavailable in 2020)

Jordan Lions Pool 

Contact

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

Features:

  • Five lanes
  • 25 metres long
  • 3ft in shallow end, 12ft in deep end
  • Splash pad
  • Sports park & natural park
  • Washrooms,
  • Change rooms, showers (unavailable in 2020)

 


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
 


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.

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.

Prices

Leisure Swim 

Leisure Swim Single Entry (all ages)

$2.25

Lane Swim  $2.25
Water Fitness $6.00

 

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