Aquatics

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Aquatic Centre

The Aquatic Centre has a 25-metre lane pool with six swimming lanes.  The temperature is regulated at approximately 27 degrees.  The leisure pool with a water slide, water jet sprays and water umbrella for children doubles for therapy and rehabilitation classes.  The temperature is regulated at approximately 33 degrees.  A whirlpool with seating for twelve people is available during lane swims, adult leisure, public, family swims as well as after aquafit classes.  The temperature is regulated at approximately 37 degrees.  There is a viewing gallery adjacent to the leisure pool.  We have family, men's and women's change rooms available. 

We re-opened the pool on July 26.  We are currently offering lane swims, public swims, parent & tot swims, aquafit classes and swimming lessons.  Registration is required for all programs. 

Aquatic Centre User Guide during COVID-19

Important Notes for Aquatic Programs:  In order to serve you better, participants are required to pre-register for all swims online.  If you need assistance registering please call 519 846-9691 ext.903. A self service registration kiosk is available at the Centre Wellington Sportsplex. Staff can provide assistance with the registration process during office hours. 

Prior to attending an activity, you will be required to complete a COVID-19 self screening.  Please visit:  www.centrewellington.ca/screening to complete the screening.  If you do not complete the self screening, you will be screened by staff.  

  • Registration will open one week prior to the date of the swim
  • Spaces are first come, first served
  • Pool capacities have been reduced to ensure physical distancing
  • The slide and the whirlpool are not open
  • For recreational swims, we encourage you to bring your own equipment
  • For aquafit classes, we will provide the aquafit belts or you can bring your own  

What to expect when you arrive:

  • Please wear face mask when entering the facility.  Masks must be worn in all spaces except for in the pool 
  • Patrons are required to check in with reception staff 
  • Please arrive 5-10 minutes before your scheduled program
  • Change rooms are available
  • Please shower prior to your swim
  • Lockers are not available.  Please bring your belongings onto the pool deck (bins are provided)
  • Please follow distance markings on the pool deck
  • Swimmers are reminded to keep 2 metres away from other swimmers
  • Bathrooms are available for use
  • At the conclusion of your program leave through the change rooms. Showers are not to be used after swimming.
  • Hand sanitizer will be provided at the entrance/exit of the facility 

 Admission Fees & Swim Memberships  

Swim Admission Prices

      Prices                                                                  

    One ticket                        

   10 tickets       

      6  months   

       1 year

    

Child (1-5 years)

$2.40

$17.45

Youth (6-17 years)

$3.45

$28.75

Adult (18-55 years)

$5.00

$42.80

$292.55

$405.55

Senior (55 plus)

$4.60

$35.85

$247.35

$337.20

Family (max 4 people, additional members $1.50ea)

$10.55

$95.00

 

$424.35*

 

Aquafit Admission Prices

Prices

One ticket

10 tickets

Adult (18-55 years)

$8.10

$75.30

Senior (55 plus)

$7.30

$67.30

 

Passes

Annual Family Pass                         $424.35

Valid for all Swims, Lane, Public, Family, Adult Leisure, Special Needs and Parent and Tot (2 adults and up to 4 children/Youth)

 

Aquafit Memberships 

Adult (18-55 years)

3 months: $232.00     6 months: $389.40   One Year: $685.40

Senior (55+ years)
3 months: $200.25    6 months: $318.30    One Year: $592.50

 

 Admission Policy

Children Under the Age of Ten
  • Must be accompanied in the water by a caregiver who is 12 years of age or older and responsible for their direct supervision
  • A caregiver may provide direct supervision for up to a maximum of two children.

Children Aged Six to Nine
  • May swim unaccompanied providing they pass the swim test
  • A caregiver must be present for the swim test and as long as they are in the pool area
  • A caregiver may provide direct supervision for up to a maximum of four children
  • Life jackets must be worn by all non-swimmers

Swim Test Criteria
  • Tread water for 20 seconds
  • Front swim 10 metres
  • Tread water for 20 seconds
  • Front swim for 15 metres
  • Must make an attempt at an over arm recovery (or front crawl) with a near body flat in the water

 

Swim Test Cards
  • If you successfully complete the swim test, you will receive "Swim Test Card"
  • Present this card when you come to the pool and you will be given a green wristband without having to re-take the swim test
  • If you forget the "Swim Test Card', you will be required to complete the swim test again

You must be able to always complete the swim test. If your skills regress and you are unable to complete the swim test in the future your card will be revoked.

Aquafit

Aquafit schedule for September 7 to November 19, 2021 can be viewed here. 

                                       

You must pre-register here for these programs online.  If you need assistance pre-registering we are happy to help.  Please call 519 846-9691 ext. 903. A self service registration kiosk is available at the Centre Wellington Sportsplex. Staff can provide assistance with the registration process during office hours.  

Leadership Programs

 

The Township of Centre Wellington offers a number of aquatic advanced leadership courses throughout the year. We will update this site when we confirm dates for the following programs.

  • Bronze Star
  • Bronze Medallion - Sundays; September 12 - November 14 from 4:00-7:00pm each week. No class October 10.
  • Bronze Cross - Sundays; September 12 - November 14 from 4:00-7:00pm each week. No class October 10.
  • CPR
  • First Aid
  • National Lifeguard Service
  • Red Cross Water Safety Instructor
    • course dates are as follows:

      Friday September 10 – 6-9pm – in pool

      Saturday September 11 – 10-12pm – on zoom

      Friday October 29 – 5-9pm

      Saturday October 30 – 9-6pm

      Friday November 5 – 5-9pm

      Saturday November 6– 9-6pm

 

Looking for a job? We are always accepting applications for aquatic staff.  Email Bruce Parkin bparkin@centrewellington.ca  for more information.
Pool Schedule 
Pool schedule for September 7 to November 19, 2021 can be viewed here

 

*Please note:  If you wish to swim lengths during the Adult Leisure Swim, you will be required to register for the Lane Swim at the above noted times instead of the Adult Leisure Swim.  The Adult Leisure Swim allows participants to enjoy an unstructured swim in the main pool. 

 

You must pre-register here for these programs online.  Please register all participants who are attending the swim!  If you need assistance pre-registering we are happy to help.  Please call 519 846-9691 ext. 903. A self service registration kiosk is available at the Centre Wellington Sportsplex. Staff can provide assistance with the registration process during office hours.                       

 Pool Rental

The pool is not currently available for pool rentals (August 2021)

The Rotary Aquatic Centre features a 25-metre lane pool, a warm leisure pool and a whirlpool. The Aquatic Centre can be rented for family gatherings, birthday parties, swim meets and other special events. Family gatherings are typically booked on Saturday and Sunday afternoons.  Please call 519-846-9691 ext. 321 if you would like more information on renting the Aquatic Centre for your next special occasion. 

 Program Registration

You can register for leisure programs within the Township of Centre Wellington, by one of the following convenient ways:

  1. In person at the Centre Wellington Sportsplex located at 550 Belsyde Avenue in Fergus
  2. Register Online (see further instructions below)
  3. By mail.  Make your cheque payable to: Township of Centre Wellington PO Box 58, Elora, ON  N0B 1S0

If you have an account already, simply select login, input your email address and click on forget password.  A temporary password will be sent to the email address you provided. You will then be prompted to create a permanent password.

If you DO NOT have an account, select create an account. Follow the prompts to create an account. Do not create an account if you have filled out a Registration Information Form or recently given your information to a Customer Service Representative.

You can register for activities, purchase/renew memberships, look up past courses as well as print receipts from your online account, register online now.

If you have any questions or issues, please do not hesitate to contact the Township of Centre Wellington Parks and Recreation at 519-846-9691 ext 903.

Classes with low enrolment will be cancelled approximately 1 week before programs start. Register early to avoid having the program you want cancelled. 

 

Refunds:

  1. A full refund will be issued for all courses cancelled by the Township
  2. Request for refunds must be received 1 week prior to program start date
  3. No refunds will be issued within 1 week of the program start date
  4. Transfers will be accepted prior to the 3rd class.  No transfers will take place beyond the 3rd class.
  5. A $20 administration fee will be applied to refunds requested 
  6. A $35 fee will be applied to NSF cheques and credit card payments 

 

Swimming Lessons

      

The Township of Centre Wellington offers a variety of swimming lessons for swimmers of all ages and abilities, from introductory classes to Lifeguard and Instructor training.

 

The following swim programs are available:

  • Learn to Swim Programs for preschool and ages 5 -13.  View our swim levels and prices here. These prices are based on a nine week session. 
  • Private Lessons 

 

Registration for Fall swimming lessons begins Wed Aug 25th at 8:30am.  Please find the lesson schedule here.  For private swim lessons, please call 519 846-9691 ext. 903 to register. 

Please see attached instructions, 'How to Register Online'.

 

Participants in Preschool levels up to level 4 are required to have a parent or caregiver (14 years and older) in the water with them for physical contact and safety purposes

 

  • Each swim session consist of nine lessons 
  • Group lessons are available for all swimming levels
    • Pre school levels Starfish - Whale: (class size maximum is limited to 3 swimmers and 3 guardians)
    • Swim Kids levels 1-4: (class size is limited to 4 swimmers and 4 guardians)
    • Swim Kids levels 5 - 10: (class size is limited to 4 swimmers)
  • Private lessons (or lessons to a family "bubble") are available for all levels. 
  • Registration is available online for group lessons.  Private lessons will need to be booked in person or on the phone.  
  • All lessons will be taught at a distance by qualified instructors to allow participants and staff to maintain a physical distance from others
  • Participants in Preschool levels up to level 4 are required to have a parent or caregiver (14 years and older) in the water with them for physical contact and safety purposes
  • Limited equipment will be used and will be sanitized between each use 

 

 

 

Contact Us

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Centre Wellington Community Sportsplex
550 Belsyde Avenue, Fergus, ON, N1M 2W5
T.: 519.846.9691 x903
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