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COVID-19 Update: Please note that aquatic programs and swimming lessons have been impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. Please review the new information on the COVID-19 webpage and check regularly for up-to-date program and scheduling information.

Pool Schedule and Reservations 

Link to online reservations Lane, adult, family and public swims now available by reservation. Schedules will be posted each week on Thursdays for the following week. Reservations will be available online or over the phone starting at 6:45am Thursdays for the upcoming Sunday to Saturday week.

Jack Burger Sports Complex Hours of Operation- for phone in reservations and pool times are Monday to Friday, 7 a.m. to 8 p.m., and Saturday/Sunday, from 11:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Reservation process:

  • Adult, lane, public and family swims can be reserved online or over the phone.
  • Reservations made prior to the day of swim will be required to pay online or over the phone, and reservations made the day of can be paid in person.
  • Payments online or over the phone can be made with credit card, in person by cash, debit or cheque. We are not currently accepting passes; however, we will extend the date for passes once pass use is reinstated.   Once a reservation has been made, cancellations and changes are not permitted due to the limited spaces available.

Important dates:

  • October 1, 2020: reservations for Oct 4 - 10, 2020 swims
  • October 8, 2020: reservations for Oct 11-17, 2020 swims (reminder that Monday, October 12th will be shortened hours for Thanksgiving and will be the same schedule as our weekends)

We are pleased to announce that the hot tub and diving board are now open!

Please observe the following rules for the hot tub.

  • 1 person allowed in the hot tub at a time unless from the same family
  • A 10 minute time limit will be enforced (i.e. the jets only run for 10 minutes)
  • Please include your hot tub time as part of your 45 minute swim reservation
  • Speak to the lifeguards for further information

Click to print the pool schedule for September 27-October 25, 2020

Adult Lane Swim (1 person per lane)

  • Saturday and Sunday 11:30am-12:15pm, 12:45-1:30pm, 2:00-2:45pm, 3:15-4:00pm
  • Monday 6-6:45am, 7-7:45am, 9:30-10:15am, 10:45-11:30am, 12-12:45pm, 1-1:45pm, 2:15-3:00pm, 8:30-9:15pm
  • Tuesday 7-7:45am, 10:45-11:30am, 12-12:45pm, 1-1:45pm, 2:15-3:00pm, 3:30-4:15pm, 7:30-8:15pm, 8:30-9:15pm
  • Wednesday 7-7:45am, 10:45-11:30am, 12-12:45pm, 1-1:45pm, 2:15-3:00pm, 3:30-4:15pm, 8:30-9:15pm
  • Thursday 7-7:45am, 9:30-10:15am, 10:45-11:30am, 12-12:45pm, 1-1:45pm, 2:15-3:00pm, 7:30-8:15pm, 8:30-9:15pm
  • Friday 6-6:45am, 7-7:45am, 10:45-11:30am, 12-12:45pm, 1-1:45pm, 2:15-3:00pm, 7:30-8:30pm

Adult Therapy Pool Swim (max of 6 people)

  • Saturday and Sunday 11:30am-12:15pm, 12:45-1:30pm
  • Monday 6-6:45am, 7-7:45am, 9:30-10:15am, 12-12:45pm, 8:30-9:15pm
  • Tuesday 7-7:45am, 12-12:45pm, 1-1:45pm, 3:30-4:15pm, 8:30-9:15pm
  • Wednesday 6-6:45am, 7-7:45am, 12-12:45pm, 3:30-4:15pm, 8:30-9:15pm
  • Thursday 7-7:45am, 9:30-10:15am, 12-12:45pm, 1-1:45pm, 8:30-9:15pm
  • Friday 6-6:45am, 7-7:45am, 12-12:45pm, 1-1:45pm

Family Swim (pay per person $4.50 ea, register each individually, under 2 free but registered max 16 people) 

  • Saturday and Sunday 3:15-4:00pm
  • Monday to Friday 10:45-11:30am (Therapy pool only)
  • Tuesday and Wednesday 7:30-8:15pm
  • Friday 6-6:45pm

Public Swim (per person rate no group rates at this time register each person) 

  • Saturday and Sunday 2:00-2:45pm
  • Monday to Friday 2:15-3:00pm
  • Monday, Thursday, Friday 7:30-8:15pm (Monday is Therapy pool only)

All swims are by reservation only, this allows for appropriate timed entry.  Reservation opens for the following week on Thursdays at 7 a.m.

Adult, family, public and lane swims can be reserved both online or over the phone. 

Click to print the pool schedule for September 27-October 25, 2020

Please note that these fees are in affect during our phased reopening for COVID-19.  For public swims and family swims (starting October 4, 2020) , each person attending will be charged $4.50. Individuals 2 years of age and under are free, Refunds and transfer of days are not available at this time.

Customer Type Fee (including tax)

Adult (Age 18-54)

$6.75

Senior (Age 55 and over)

$4.50

Child (Age 17 and under)

Infant (Age 2 and under)

$4.50

free

Public (per person)

$4.50

Family (per person under 2 free)

$4.50 

 

  1. Pre-register for your swim either online or over the phone at 905-885-2474. 
  2. Payments must be made online or over the phone if you are reserving days in advance. Reservations made the day of can be paid when you arrive. Reservation space is limited.
  3. Payment by credit card and debit are encouraged, however, cash and cheques are still being accepted.
  4. Please arrive only 5 to 10 minutes before your swim, as you will not be permitted to go into the changerooms early.
  5. Complete your attendance and screening with customer service.
  6. Once registered, you will be directed to a marker to wait until change rooms have been cleared and disinfected.
  7. Masks are required in the building. They may be worn on the pool deck but may not be worn in the water even if you do not plan to put your face in the water.
  8. Staff will indicate when you may enter the changeroom to change before your swim. This will occur after it has been cleaned.
  9. Please have a cleansing shower before going into the water.
  10. Equipment can be borrowed, but we ask that you please place items back in the bucket to be cleaned after your swim.
  11. Swim times are 45 minutes in length with 30 minutes between swims, to allow patrons to shower  and change and so that change rooms can be disinfected before the next group. You will not be able to swim during the cleaning time if you sign up for two swims in a row.
  12. Snorkels will not be allowed at this time.
  13. Showers are available before and after your swim, but they do not have shower curtains.
  14. After your swim, please change quickly so that we have time to clean the change room before the next group comes in.
  15. The schedule will be posted each week on Thursdays and reservations open at 7 a.m. Schedules are being reviewed and may be adjusted based upon use.
  16. We welcome your comments and feedback. On your way out, let us know we are doing.
  17. We will all need to work together to keep JBSC staff and patrons safe. Everyone needs to do their part, please be kind to each other during this challenging time.
  18. Refunds and transfer of days are not available at this time.

Follow this link to make a reservation online, or call 905-885-2474 during facility hours.

Payments must be made online or over the phone if you are reserving days in advance, and reservations made the day of can be paid when you arrive. Reservation space is limited. Adult, Family, Public and Lane Swims can be registered both online or over the phone. 

1. Go to our online registration software. Select Sign In. 
2. Enter your e-mail address and password. Select Login.
   a. If you forgot or do not know your password, select ‘forgot your password’ to create a new one.
   b. If you are unsure if you have an account, please call us at 905-885-2474. We will be able to check if you are in the system and add an e-mail address to your account.
3. Hover over Activities from the top banner. Select Recreational Swimming.
4. Select which swim you would like to attend. 
5. View the times and days available. Select the Enroll Now (at the top of the screen).
   a. All swims are restricted to 45 minutes.
   b. If booking multiple swims, please be aware that there is a 30-minute cleaning time in between each swim.
6. Select the participant you are registering. Select Continue.
7. Select the specific days and times that you would like to attend. Select Add to Cart.
   a. If using the block booking option at the top, make sure you click show on calendar before clicking Add to Cart.
   b. The top of this page will say Camp Reg Enrollment. You are in the correct spot.
8. View your payment charges. Click Continue.
9. View your shopping cart and complete the required waivers.
   a. If you have a credit on your account, it will automatically deduct your charges. Select Finish.
   b. If there is no credit on your account, enter your payment information to finish.
   c. If you are wanting to add an additional participant, go back to step 3 and complete the process for the next participant.
Processing fees are applied to all online transactions. These fees are charges by the software company, not the Municipality of Port Hope.
10. To view your schedule, go to My Account. Select Family Member’s Schedule.

Click here for a step-by-step how to reserve a swim time.

All registered lessons from Winter II session (February 10-April 27) have been cancelled and credits will be applied to your account on a prorated basis (cancellations will be effective from March 13). Information relating to the COVID19 situation is posted regularly at www.porthope.ca/covid-19 check this page frequently for updates.

Session certificates for Winter II will not be issued.

For Aquatics programs, including pre-school and swim kids classes, individual evaluation of skills are completed on an ongoing basis. Some participants may have displayed the required skills to advance to the next level, which will be applicable to that individual for the next session registration. If the parent has a valid email on file, and their child has completed the level they were registered in, staff will send an email notifying of what level they should register in next.

Swimming Lessons

We will be offering swimming lessons starting September 14, 2020. Due to COVID-19, we have procedures in place to keep you and our staff safe during your experience with us. We have reduced registration numbers and limited the types of classes offered to allow for physical distancing during the classes. 

Registration will continue until September 9, 2020. Parents/caregivers are required to participate in the water with their child for Level 3 and below (including preschool levels). Second and third child discounts apply.

Registration is available online or over the phone at 905-885-2474. Payment is required at the time of registration.

Registration Dates

August 31-Septmber 9 for session September 14-October 25 (a 6-week session). 

 

  1. When you arrive for your swimming lessons, we ask that you practice physical distancing. Please arrive already dressed in your swim suit.
  2. Check-in with the front desk. The front desk will give you instructions on where to line up.
  3. You will enter the pool space for lessons.  You will not be entering the changerooms prior to going on the pool deck.
  4. The instructors will be teaching from the pool deck to maintain physical distancing. Parent participation is required in the water for Level 3 and below.
  5. After lessons, you will exit through the family changeroom. You will have 5-10 minutes to use the showers and get changed.

Sea Turtle 

Ages 2-3 years. 

Parents/Caregivers are required to participate in the water with their child for this level.

Saturday 8:45am

Sea Otter/Salamander

Ages 3-5 years.

Sea Otter and Salamander will be combined for this class. Parents/Caregivers are required to participate in the water with their child for this level.

Monday: 9:15AM, 5:00PM, 5:40PM, 6:20PM, 7:00PM
Tuesday: 9:15AM, 5:00PM, 5:40PM, 6:20PM, 7:00PM
Wednesday: 9:15AM, 10:00AM, 5:00PM, 5:40PM, 6:20PM, 7:00PM
Thursday: 9:15AM, 10:00AM, 5:00PM, 5:40PM, 6:20PM
Saturday: 8:45AM, 9:25AM, 10:15AM, 10:55AM

Sunfish/Level 1

Sunfish: Ages 3-5 years.
Level 1: Ages 6 to 13 years.

Sunfish and Level 1 will be combined for this class. Parents/Caregivers are required to participate in the water with their child for this level.

Monday: 10:00AM, 5:40PM, 6:20PM
Tuesday: 10:00AM, 5:00PM, 5:40 PM, 6:20 PM, 7:00PM
Wednesday: 9:15AM, 10:00AM, 5:00PM 5:40PM, 6:20 PM, 7:00 PM
Thursday: 9:15AM, 10:00AM, 5:40 PM, 6:20PM, 7:00PM
Saturday: 9:25AM, 10:15AM, 10:55AM

Crocodile/Level 2

Crocodile: Ages 3-5 years. 
Level 2: Ages 6 to 13 years.

Crocodile and Level 2 will be combined for this class. Parents/Caregivers are required to participate in the water with their child for this level.

Monday: 9:15 AM
Tuesday: 9:15 AM, 5:00 PM, 5:40 PM, 7:00 PM
Wednesday: 9:15 AM, 5:00 PM, 5:40PM
Thursday: 9:15 AM
Saturday: 8:45AM, 9:25AM

Whale/Level 3

Whale: Ages 3-5 years. 
Level 3: Ages 6 to 13 years.

Whale and Level 3 will be combined for this class. Parents/Caregivers are required to participate in the water with their child for this level.

Monday: 10:00AM
Tuesday: 10:00AM, 5:00 PM
Wednesday: 10:00AM, 5:00 PM, 7:00PM
Thursday: 10:00AM
Saturday: 10:15AM

Level 4

Ages 6 to 13 years. 

Monday: 10:00AM
Tuesday: 10:00AM, 5:40 PM
Wednesday: 10:00AM; 5:40 PM
Thursday: 10:00AM
Saturday: 10:55AM

Level 5/6

Ages 6 to 13 years. 

Levels 5 and 6 will be combined for this class. 

Tuesday: 9:15AM, 6:20PM
Wednesday: 6:20PM
Saturday: 8:45AM

Level 7

Ages 6-13 years.

Tuesday: 10:00AM, 6:20 PM
Saturday: 9:25AM

Level 8, 9, 10

Ages 6-13 years. 

Levels 8, 9 and 10 will be combined for this class. 

Monday: 9:15AM
Wednesday: 6:20PM
Saturday: 10:15AM

Private Lessons *level 4 & above only*

Ages 6-13 years.

Tuesday: 5:00 PM, 5:40 PM, 6:20 PM
Wednesday: 5:00 PM, 5:40 PM, 6:20 PM
Saturday: 8:45AM, 9:25AM, 10:15AM, 10:55AM

Aquafit/Aquaeasy

 Aquafit and Aquaeasy classes for the Fall 1 session begin on September 14, 2020. We have reduced registration numbers and limited the types of classes offered to allow for physical distancing during the classes. 

Registration for Aquafit and aquaeasy opens August 31, 2020 and closes on September 9, 2020. You can register online or over the phone at 905-885-2474. Payment is required at the time of registration. 

  1. When you arrive for your aquafit or aquaeasy class, we ask that you practice physical distancing. Please arrive already dressed in your swim suit.
  2. Check-in with the front desk. The front desk will give you instructions on where to line up.
  3. You will enter the pool space for your class.
  4. After your class you will have 5-10 minutes to use the showers and get changed.

Aquaeasy

  • Monday at 8:15am
  • Monday at 1:00pm
  • Tuesday at 8:15am
  • Wednesday at 8:15am
  • Wednesday at 1:00pm
  • Thursday at 8:15am
  • Friday at 8:15am

Maximum of 6 participants per time slot.

Aquafit

  • Monday at 8:15am
  • Monday at 7:30pm
  • Tuesday at 8:15am
  • Wednesday at 8:15am
  • Wednesday at 7:30pm
  • Thursday at 8:15am
  • Friday at 8:15am

Maximum of 12 participants per time slot.

Aquatic Leadership

We are excited to announce that we are ready to offer aquatic leadership starting the week of July 24, 2020. Due to COVID-19, we have procedures in place to keep you and our staff safe during your experience with us. We have reduced registration numbers and limited the types of classes offered to allow for physical distancing during the classes.

Registration is open and ongoing for all aquatic leadership courses. You can register online or over the phone at 905-885-2474. Payment is required at the time of registration.

Physical distancing will be practiced throughout the courses. This will be accomodated through using actars and manikins for many situations in the courses, including first aid and CPR. Please bring a face mask or face covering to wear during the on land portions of the courses.

Bronze Medallion and Emergency First Aid

This course teaches an understanding of the lifesaving principles in water rescue education. The Bronze exam is on the last day of the session. Prerequisite: 13 years old by exam day. Fee: $224.95

  • September 20, 2020-November 22, 2020
  • November 29, 2020-February 7, 2021
  • February 21, 2021-May 10, 2021

Sundays: 1:30pm to 4:30pm

Bronze Cross and Standard First Aid

This course is designed for lifesavers who want the challenge of more advanced training. This award is the prerequisite for all advanced training programs. The Bronze exam is on the last day of the session. Prerequisite: Bronze Medallion. Fee: $174.85

  • September 20, 2020-November 22, 2020
  • November 29, 2020-February 7, 2021
  • February 21, 2021-May 10, 2021

Sundays: 1:30pm to 4:30pm

National Lifeguard

This prestigious award develops leadership and safety supervision skills, emphasizing prevention and effective rescue response in emergencies and first aid treatment. This certification is the minimum requirement in lifeguarding. This course runs over two weekends. Prerequisite: Bronze Cross, Standard First Aid and 15 years and up.

  • October 16-18 and 23-25
  • May 7-9 and 15-16

Fridays: 6:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.
Saturdays: 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Sundays: 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Fee: $314.90 (includes manual)

Admission Standards for the Pool at the Jack Burger Sports Complex

To ensure the safety and enjoyment of children using the facility during public and family swims, the following admission standards are in place.  Supervision and ratio requirements will be strictly upheld.

If swim test is passed = Green wristband and can swim in both pools

If cannot pass the swim test = Red wristband.  Must stay in small pool or shallow end of 25m pool only.

  1. Children 5 years and under ALWAYS accompanied by a caregiver in arms reach at a ratio of 1:3
  2. Children 6-9 years who cannot pass the swim test, receive a Red wristband and ALWAYS accompanied by a caregiver in arms reach at a ratio of 1:4
  3. Children 6-7 years who can pass the swim test receive a Green wristband.  Caregiver must remain in the pool and the child must complete the swim test each visit.
  4. Children 8-9 years of age and can pass the swim test receive a Green wristband.  Caregiver must remain in the facility.
  5. Children 10-13 years of age.  No supervision is required (please note that all family swims require adults with children based on swim description).

Caregiver Must be at least 14yrs of age and are responsible for the children in their care while in the facility.

Facility Swim Test = Must swim continuously 1 length of the 25m pool.  Any aged swimmer may be asked to do the swim test.

For more information on facilities or programs, contact us.

Please note that all other facilities remain closed at this time. For additional information related to COVID-19 impacts to municipal programming, amenities, and facilities, visit our dedicated COVID-19 web page

Jack Burger Sports Complex

60 Highland Drive, Port Hope, Ontario
p: 905.885.2474

The Jack Burger Sports Complex houses a 25-metre pool, therapy pool and whirlpool. As an authorized provider of Red Cross and Lifesaving Society swim programs, children, youth, adults and seniors can participate in structured swim lessons or drop in for one of our open swim times. Swim supplies are available at the Customer Service Desk.