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

The Allan F. Gretsinger Pool (Beamsville) and Jordan Lions Pool (Jordan) are scheduled to open for the summer of 2021.  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.


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.


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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