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Recreational Swimming

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. Children under 12 years of age or youth under 18 years old participating in an organized sport, practices or game are exempt at this time.  

For more information about Vaccine requirement please visit

Recreational Swim Times:

Admission standards must be followed. For admission rates click here

 To view more information about the swims bellow click on the + 

Family Swims

The family swim allows participants to use the entire pool freely while maintaining physical distancing. To ensure physical distancing is adhered to, a parent/guardian (12 years +) must accompany those 12yrs and younger in the water. Parents/guardians are responsible for ensuring that physical distancing of 2m is maintained throughout the swim (except those within your group). Booking in advanced is recommended as space will be limited  Admissions standards apply.


Book a Family Swim Online

Southside Aquatic Centre




Saturday and Sunday

2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Saturday and Sunday

3:10 pm - 4:10 pm


Check out what space is still available and to book your spot click the Family Swim button bellow. Programs are only visible or available for booking 3 days in advance. 


Lane Swimming

The Lane and Leisure Swim allow participants to swim laps or engage in water exercise. Currently the number of swimmer in the pool will be limited to 9 and swimmers must swim along black lane lines, as social distancing must be maintained. Participants must book in advance by calling 519-539-2382 x2701 Online booking  available at

Southside Aquatic Centre

Schedule Starting Tuesday September 7



Monday to Friday

6:30 am - 7:10 am

Monday to Friday 

7:10 am - 7:50 am

Monday to Friday

7:50 am - 8:30 am

Monday to Friday

11:00 am - 11:40 am

Monday to Friday

11:40 am - 12:20 pm

Monday to Friday

12:20 pm - 1:00 pm

Monday to Friday

1:00 pm - 1:40 pm

Tuesday and Thursday

7:20 pm - 8:00 pm

Monday to Thursday

8:50 pm - 9:30 pm

 Drop-in rates



Book of 10

Infant (0 to 1) Free N/A
Youth (1 to 17) $2.75 $24.75
Adult (18 to 59) $4.00 $36.00
Senior (60+) $3.25 $29.25

Recreational Swim Membership 

access to drop-in Recreational Swims (Lane Swims and Family Swims).


1 month

3 months

12 month

Youth (1 to 17) $20.00 $50.00 $182.50
Adult (18 to 59) $35.00 $87.50 $320.00
Senior (60+) $30.00 $75.00 $275.00

Modified Admission Standards During Covid-19:

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. 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.  Maximum of 4 children per each parent/guardian (1:4).

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


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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