indoor recreational swimming pool

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

As of September 22, 2021, the new government-mandated proof of vaccination rules are in effect. All eligible persons visiting the Jack Burger Sports Complex, the Town Park Recreation Centre, and the Port Hope Community Hub must provide a valid vaccination receipt or certificate showing that they are fully vaccinated (has received two doses of a COVID-19 vaccine more than 14 days ago), provide a valid identification document, and complete a COVID-19 health screening. 
Please visit our COVID-19 page for more details. 

Group of children in a swimming lesson
Swimming Lessons

We offer Red Cross and 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!

Calendar iconPool schedule until November 27, 2021

Reservations for all swimming are strongly encouraged as capacity limits have been set to maintain provincial guidelines. Please register for each specific swim time. We are not able to issue refunds or make changes to existing dates if you are unable to attend your reserved time. Please call the day you want to swim for availability if you are unsure of your schedule. Reservations open on Thursdays at 6:45 a.m. for the following week by phone and online.

Patrons can also drop-in during swim times, but space may be limited based on capacity. 

Adult swim

For adults 16 and up. Adult swims are in both pools and lanes will be available. There is no guarantee that all 6 lanes will be available.

COVID-19 restriction: Maximum of 20 swimmers.

  • Sunday: 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
  • Monday: 6:00 a.m. to 8:00 a.m., 12:15 p.m. to 1:15 p.m., 1:30 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
  • Tuesday: 7:00 a.m. to 8:00 a.m., 12:15 p.m. to 1:15 p.m., 8:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
  • Wednesday: 6:00 a.m. to 8:00 a.m., 12:15 p.m. to 1:15 p.m., 1:30 p.m. to 3:00 p.m., 8:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
  • Thursday: 7:00 a.m. to 8:00 a.m., 9:15 a.m. to 10:15 a.m., 12:15 p.m. to 1:15 p.m., 8:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
  • Friday: 6:00 a.m. to 8:00 a.m., 12:15 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.

Mondays and Wednesdays at 6:00 a.m. to 8:00 a.m. are therapy pool only.

Adult lane swim

For adults 16 and up. Length swimming in the 25 meter pool is available at the times indicated. There is no guarantee that all 6 lanes will be available.

  • Monday: 6:00 a.m. to 7:00 a.m., 7:00 a.m. to 8:00 a.m., 9:15 a.m. to 10:15 a.m., 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
  • Tuesday: 9:15 a.m. to 10:15 a.m., 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., 1:30 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
  • Wednesday: 6:00 a.m. to 7:00 a.m., 7:00 a.m. to 8:00 a.m., 9:15 a.m. to 10:15 a.m., 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
  • Thursday: 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., 1:30 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Family swim

For our family swim, regardless of age, all children ages 14 and under are to go in the water with an adult 18 years and older. Each person must pay for admission. Availability of the 25m pool is not guaranteed for this swim.   

COVID-19 restriction: Maximum of 25 swimmers.

  • Sunday: 1:15 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.
  • Monday: 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
  • Tuesday: 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
  • Wednesday: 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
  • Thursday: 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., 6:15 p.m. to 7:15 p.m.
  • Friday: 6:15 p.m. to 7:15 p.m.
  • Saturday: 1:15 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.

Public swim

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

COVID-19 restriction: Maximum of 30 swimmers.

  • Sunday: 2:45 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.
  • Monday: 2:45 p.m. to 4:00 p.m., 7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
  • Tuesday: 2:45 p.m. to 4:00 p.m., 7:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
  • Wednesday: 2:45 p.m. to 4:00 p.m., 7:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
  • Thursday: 2:45 p.m. to 4:00 p.m., 7:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
  • Friday: 2:45 p.m. to 4:00 p.m., 7:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
  • Saturday: 2:45 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Tuesdays from 7:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. is therapy pool only.

Swimming Fees

Jack Burger Sports Complex - Pool
Drop in Swim Fees (plus applicable taxes) 2021Fees
Child/Youth  - applicable $3.90
Senior - applicable $3.90
Adult - applicable $5.96
Family - applicable $12.43
Adult Aqua-fit - applicable $9.41
Senior Aqua-fit - applicable $6.11
Promo Swim - applicable $2.01
Aqua Specialty (ie AquaZumba) - applicable $10.24

 

General pool admission info

Learn more about our admission standards and wristband policy.

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. Note: 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. 

Paper passes

Do you have a paper punch pass for swimming, skating, pickleball or stocking stuffer passes for the Department of Parks, Recreation and Culture activities? With COVID-19 restrictions continuing, we anticipate that the return to regular drop in activities without reservation requirements will continue to be delayed.

Paper passes update

In order to assist our customers who had previously purchased passes, we are offering the opportunity to trade in passes for a refund to account. A refund to account will allow you to reserve your drop in activities and pay with the credit.

The refund will be equal to the value of the remaining passes of the purchased amount. Credits on accounts do not have an expiry date, therefore can be used quickly or can be used when you are ready to return to your activities. Qualifying passes are those that were purchased in 2019 and would have expired in or after March 2020.

Credits on account

If you would like to request a refund to your account, please bring your paper pass to the Jack Burger Sports Complex (for swim/skate) or the Town Park Recreation Centre (for gym activities) and staff at each of those sites will process your transaction. Please allow three business days for the transactions to be completed. You will receive an email receipt of the credit that has been placed on your account. 

Thank you for your continued support at this time as we continue to find safe and accessible ways to offer you access to recreation facilities and programs.