Aquatics

Pools, Splash Pads & Swim Lessons
 

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Program Update (COVID-19)

 Outdoor Pools

The Allan F. Gretsinger Pool (Beamsville) and Jordan Lions Pool (Jordan) will open July 11. Capacity at both of Lincoln’s outdoor pools will be reduced to help ensure physical distancing guidelines are maintained in compliance with both provincial and Niagara Region Public Health regulations. Please note the following guidelines for safe operation that the Town will be adhering to:

  • Change rooms and access to change areas will not be available. Swimmers must arrive already wearing their bathing attire and leave without changing at the facility (bring an extra towel for the walk or drive home);
  • Swimmers are encouraged to shower at home in advance and showers will be accessible prior to entering the pool only. Washrooms will remain open;
  • 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;
  • Facility patrons will be asked a verbal health questionnaire before entering the pool. Anyone exhibiting COVID-19 symptoms will not be permitted to enter; and
  • Regular swim admission policies will apply.

Physical distancing is still required. 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.

Leisure Swimming

In order to manage capacity restrictions and ensure admission, residents should pre-book their leisure swim times starting July 6 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 starting July 31 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 commencing on Monday, June 13, 2020.

Town staff have updated aquatics programming and modified where required in order to be well prepared to deliver this recreational service to the community.  Priority registration for Lincoln residents will commence on Monday, July 13, 2020.  Registration for the general public will commence on Monday, July 20, 2020.  Registration will be available online and via phone.  

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.

2020 Lesson Schedule By Week Dates
Week #1 July 27 - 31
Week #2 August 3 - 7
Week #3 August 10 - 14
Week #4 August 17 - 21
Week #5 August 24 - 28
Swimming Lesson Fee - All levels

$26/child per week

 

Swimming Lesson Schedule

Program

Age

Description

Summer

AFG Schedule

Jordan Lions Schedule

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.

7pm

10:30am

11am

 

To register for swimming lessons click here.


Pool Information

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

Pool Schedules Coming Mid-July

 

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 Single Entry

Child (13 and under)

$2.25

Youth (14-17)

$2.75

Adult (18+)

$3.25

Senior (65+)

$2.25

Family

$7.50

 

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