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Aquatic Programs

As of Wednesday September 22, 2021 the Provincial Government will require any patron entering City of Woodstock recreation facilities to provide both proof of  identification and 2 valid COVID-19 vaccination doses. Patrons must show that they received their final dose of the COVID-19 vaccine at least 14 days before entry.

This provincial mandate affects all City of Woodstock indoor recreation facilities, including the Reeves Community Complex, Cowan Park Sportsplex, and Southside Aquatic Centre.  
For more information about Vaccine requirement please visit www.cityofwoodstock.ca/vaccine

Child in swimming lessons

Swim Lessons and Programming

Swimmer in a lane of the pool swimming adult lenghts.

Recreational Swimming

Aquafitness class

Aqua Fitness

Kids playing in splashpad

Wading Pool and Splashpad

Southside Aquatic Centre Building hours

Monday-Thursday 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Friday 6:30 am - 4:00 pm
Saturday and Sunday 6:30 am - 4:15 pm

What recreational programs will be offered?

With restrictions being lifted a variety of programs are now being offered please visit the following pages for program information.

 

Swim lessons and other Aquatic Programs 

Recreational Swimming

Aquatic Fitness

Do I have to register in advance?

To guaranty entry, we recommend that swimmer continue to book in advanced.  Drop in entry is permitted if space is available.

 

Is there anything I should be aware of before visiting an aquatic facility? 

Before visiting Southside Aquatic Centre, users must complete the Ontario Ministry of Health self-assessment for COVID-19. If you do not pass the assessment, you should not go to the pool.

https://covid-19.ontario.ca/self-assessment/

you will have to complete an assessment at the time of entry before being permitted in the facility.

Vaccine 

the Provincial Government will require any patron entering City of Woodstock recreation facilities to provide both proof of  identification and 2 valid COVID-19 vaccination doses. Patrons must show that they received their final dose of the COVID-19 vaccine at least 14 days before entry.

This provincial mandate affects all City of Woodstock indoor recreation facilities, including the Reeves Community Complex, Cowan Park Sportsplex, and Southside Aquatic Centre.

For more information about Vaccine requirement please visit www.cityofwoodstock.ca/vaciine

What measures/procedures are in place to ensure my safety? 

To ensure the health and safety of staff and participants, the following precautions will be implemented:

  • Change rooms and lockers are now fully available for use.
  • Increased cleaning measures in accordance with Parks and Recreation Department Standard Operating Procedures
  • Strict screening requirements; those displaying symptoms or who do not meet the self-assessment will not be admitted.
 Has the swim admission standard changed during Covid-19 swims?

Yes. There are new safety measures in addition to our existing admissions

All Children 5 years of age or under must swim in the shallow end with a parent/guardian (12+ yrs). Children must remain within direct supervision and within arm's reach of the parent/guardian. Maximum of 2 children per each parent/guardian (1:2).

Children 6-9 years MUST swim in the shallow end with parent/guardian (12+ yrs.) Children must remain within direct supervision and within arm's reach of the parent/guardian. Maximum of 4 children per each parent/guardian (1:4).

Children 6-9 years who pass the swim admission test (30 m) may swim unaccompanied but a parent/guardian must remain in the pool to ensure social distancing is maintained. Children who have completed the test previously may be asked to take the test again if aquatic staff is concerned that they cannot demonstrate the ability to maintain the Swim Admission Standard.

Parents/guardians are responsible for ensuring that physical distancing of 2m is maintained throughout the swim (except those within your group).

What equipment will be available?

Equipment will be permitted for use and will be cleaned will be cleaned and sanitized by staff daily.

How many people are allowed to swim?

The Ontario government has removed any capacity limits and we have also increased our program capacity to reflect that.

Will I have access to the changerooms? 

Southside Aquatic Centre

All changerooms, showers  and lockers are now available for use.

What about my membership that's currently on hold?

Memberships are currently on hold, if you would like your membership to be reactivated please contact the staff at 519-539-2382 x 2701.

Do I already have an online account?

You likely do, and it will be linked to your email address. Visit www.cityofwoodstock.ca/onlineregistration. At the login screen, use the reset password button to complete your account setup.

If that does not work, or if you don't believe you have an account with the City, please email onlineregistration@cityofwoodstock.ca or contact 519-539-2382 x 2701 

The City of Woodstock offers several different Aquatic facilities, including an indoor pool that is open year round, and an outdoor pool, a water park and two splash pads that are open seasonally. Information about each of our facilities can be found below.

Southside Aquatic Centre

 Located at 315 Finkle Street, Southside Aquatic Centre offers an "L" shaped 25m six-lane section and a 10m by 10m deep end, with diving board, pool lift and sauna.  There are three change-room options; family, mens and ladies change rooms to accommodate everyone's needs. Upstairs is a meeting room and viewing area. You can contact the pool at 519-539-2382 ext. 2701

Amenities offered at Southside Aquatic Centre include

Southside Aquatic 2021 Seasonal Closures

  • Christmas Eve- Closed at 1pm- December 24 2021
  • Christmas Day-December 25 2021
  • Boxing Day- December 26 2021
  • New Years eve- Closed at 1pm- December 31 2021
  • New Years- January 1 2022

Lions Pool

Located at 245 Vansittart Avenue, the Lion's Pool is an outdoor city-run community facility that operates for the months of July and August. You can contact Lions Pool at 519-539-2382 ext. 2720

Built in 1947 the 105' x 45' pool offers recreational swimming, swimming lessons and a highly successful swim team for all ages.

For Public Swims and Lane Swimming times visit Recreational Swimming page or Aquatic Fitness for aquafit times.

Spray & Play Wading Pool

  • A seasonal admission based, supervised children's shallow water play facility with a wading pool with Splash and Spray structure, also a slide to a catch pool and dry land playground.
  • Picnic tables and observation deck, stay and play all day.
  • Birthday parties, toddlers and parents time, snack booth

For more information on the City of Woodstock's Wading Pool and Splash Pads. 

Contact Us

© 2017 City of Woodstock P.O. Box 1539, 500 Dundas Street, Woodstock, ON N4S 0A7

 

Phone: 519-539-1291
TTY: 519-539-7268
Email: General Information

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