Aquatics and Swimming

 indoor recreational swimming pool

The Municipality of Port Hope operates a 25-metre pool, a therapy pool, and a whirlpool for public use and rentals at the Jack Burger Sports Complex. We provide swimming lessons, aqua fitness programs, and leadership programs.

Calendar iconSwimming Schedule: January 8 to March 1, 2024

Our open swim pool times fluctuate. Below are the types of recreational swims and times.

The 25 m pool is now open, but the temperature is significantly lower than normal.  We expect the temperature to continue to rise over the next 24 hours.  Please check with customer service staff before heading to the pool to determine if the temperature is suitable for your activity.

Adult swim

Ages: For adults 16 years and older.

Pool: Adult Swims are in the 25metre pool and the Therapy pool. There is no guarantee that all 6 swim lanes will be available.

  • Sunday: 11:30 a.m. to 1:15 p.m.
  • Monday: 6:00 a.m. to 8:30 a.m., 12:15 p.m. to 1:30 p.m., 1:45 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
  • Tuesday:  6:00 a.m. to 8:30 a.m., 12:00 p.m. to 1:15 p.m.
  • Wednesday: 6:00 a.m. to 8:30 a.m., 12:00 p.m. to 1:15 p.m., 1:30 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
  • Thursday:  6:00 a.m. to 8:30 a.m., 12:00 p.m. to 1:15 p.m.
  • Friday: 6:00 a.m. to 8:30 a.m., 12:00 p.m. to 1:15 p.m., 1:30 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
  • Saturday: 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Lane Swim

Ages: For adults 16 years and older.

Pool: Lane Swim in the 25metre pool. There is no guarantee that all 6 swim lanes will be available.

  • Monday: 11:15 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., 1:45 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
  • Tuesday:  10:45 a.m. to 11:45 a.m., 1:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
  • Wednesday: 10:45 a.m. to 11:45 a.m., 1:30 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
  • Thursday:  10:45 a.m. to 11:45 a.m., 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.
  • Friday: 10:45 a.m. to 11:45 a.m., 1:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Family Swim

Ages: All children ages 14 years and under are to go in the water with an adult 18 years and older. Each person must pay for admission.

Pool: Therapy Pool. Availability of the 25metre pool is not guaranteed for this swim.

  • Tuesday:  10:45 a.m. to 11:45 a.m.
  • Wednesday: 10:45 a.m. to 11:45 a.m.
  • Thursday:  10:45 a.m. to 11:45 a.m., 6:15 p.m. to 7:15 p.m.
  • Friday: 6:15 p.m. to 7:15 p.m.
Public Swim

Ages: Public Swim is open to all ages. Our admission standards apply and you pay per person.

Pool: Public Swims are in the 25metre pool and lanes, and the Therapy Pool. There is no guarantee that the 25metre pool will be available for all Public Swims. 

  • Sunday: 2:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.
  • Monday: 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m., 2:45 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. (Therapy Pool Only), 7:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
  • Tuesday:  7:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. (Therapy Pool Only)
  • Wednesday: 2:45 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. (Therapy Pool Only), 7:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
  • Thursday: 7:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
  • Friday: 10:45 a.m. to 11:45 a.m., 2:45 p.m. to 4:00 p.m., 7:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
  • Saturday: 2:15 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Public Swim Cancelations: Saturday, February 24, due to a swim meet.

Swimming Fees
Drop In Swim Fees
Age Category2024 Fees
(taxes included and rounded to the nearest quarter)
Senior $4.75
Adult $7.25
Child $4.75
Children under 2 Free
Family (Total five people, maximum two adults) $16.50

General pool and admission information

Learn more about our pools and admission standards and wristband policy.

Pool Information

Therapy Pool

This pool is used by various groups to offer rehabilitation and recreational programs. At approximately 92 degrees, this pool is perfect for our pre-school lessons and therapeutic programs. Easy entry with an accessible ramp, and water wheelchairs are available.

25 Metre Pool

This pool is used by a wide variety of participants from lane swims, swim teams, school swim meets, aqua fitness classes, and participants wishing to jump in off our diving boards. At approximately 82 degrees, this pool is perfect for a wide range of activities. Easy access with stairs and lifts.

Hot Tub

Warming up in the seven person hot tub helps alleviate stress, rests muscles, and helps reduce arthritic and chronic pain. Our hot tub is typically maintained at 102 degrees, and is a valuable tool to support participants in maintaining their health. Lifts are available for accessible needs.

Admission standards and swim tests


Admission standards

Our admission standards are in place for your safety and enjoyment. We will uphold our supervision and ratio requirements. A caregiver must be at least 14 years of age and is responsible for the children in their care while in the facility.


Ages 5 years and under

For children 5 years and under must be with a caregiver in arms reach at all times with a ratio of 1:3.


6 to 9 years old and cannot pass swim test = red wristband

For children 6 to 9 years who cannot pass the swim test will be given a red wristband and must always be with a caregiver in arms reach with a ratio of 1:4.


6 to 7 years old and can pass swim test = green wristband

For children 6 to 7 years who can pass the swim test will be given a green wristband, a caregiver must remain in the pool and the child must complete the swim test each visit.


8 to 9 years old and can pass swim test = green wristband

For children 8 to 9 years of age and can pass the swim test will be given a green wristband and a caregiver must remain in the facility.


10 to 13 years old. No supervision required.

For children 10 to 13 years of age there is no supervision required. Exception during Family Swims, all children 14 and under are to be accompanied in the water by an adult 18 and up.

Facility swim test

To successfully pass the swim test, a swimmer must swim one length of the 25-meter pool without stopping. Any aged swimmer may need to do the swim test.

  • If swim test is passed = green wristband. This allows you to swim in both pools.
  • If a swimmer cannot pass the swim test = red wrist band. Must stay in small pool or shallow end of the 25-metre pool.

What to wear

Children who are not toilet trained must wear a swim diaper or pool pants. No diapers allowed. Others must wear clean attire used only for swimming.

Terms 

Caregiver

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


Always accompanied

Must be accompanied by a parent or guardian who is at least 14 years old and is responsible for direct supervision. Caregiver must be in bathing attire and within arms reach of the child or children at all times both in and out of the water.

Group of children in a swimming lesson
Swimming Lessons

We offer Lifesaving society programs for infant to adults.

Group of synchronized swimmers
Specialty Classes

Try out our specialty classes such as synchronized swimming

Women in pool taking aqua fit class
Lifeguard and Instructors

We offer leadership courses to become a Lifeguard and Swim Instructor

Women in pool taking aqua fit class
Aqua Fitness

Get fit and have a blast with our aqua exercises in the pool. The most fun you'll ever have exercising!