Aquatics

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. 

Aquatic Centre User Guide 

Important Notes for Aquatic Programs:   Pre-registration is highly recommended to ensure your spot in the program. If you need assistance registering please call 519 846-9691 ext.903 (option 0).  A self service registration kiosk is available at the Centre Wellington Sportsplex. Staff can provide assistance with the registration process during office hours. 

  • Registration will open one week prior to the date of the swim
  • Spaces are first come, first served
  • Pool capacities have been reduced 
  • The whirlpool is not open
  • For recreational swims, we encourage you to bring your own equipment, but equipment is available for your use.
  • For aquafit classes, we will provide the aquafit belts or you can bring your own  

What to expect when you arrive:

  • Patrons are required to check in with reception staff 
  • Please arrive 5-10 minutes before your scheduled program
  • Change rooms are available
  • Showers are open for use when entering and exiting the pool. Please shower prior to your swim.
  • Lockers are open (please bring your own lock).

 Admission Fees & Swim Memberships  

Swim Admission Prices

      Prices                                                                  

    One ticket                        

   10 tickets       

      6  months   

       1 year

    

Child (1-5 years)

$2.45

$20.85

Youth (6-17 years)

$3.55

$30.20

Adult (18-55 years)

$5.10

$43.35

$299.55

$415.30

Senior (55 plus)

$4.70

$39.95

$253.30

$345.30

Family (max 4 people, additional members $1.55ea)

$10.80

$91.80

 

$434.55*

 

Aquafit Admission Prices

Prices

One ticket

10 tickets

Adult (18-55 years)

$8.30

$70.55

Senior (55 plus)

$7.50

$63.75

 

Passes

Annual Family Pass                         $434.55

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)

1 month:  $79.85    3 months: $237.55     6 months: $398.75   One Year: $701.85

Senior (55+ years)
1 month:  $68.60    3 months: $205.05    6 months: $325.95   One Year: $606.70

 

 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 6 - January 27, 2023 can be viewed here

 

General Aquafit - Use the resistance of water to assist in a quality low impact workout.  The option of deep water aquafit will be made available to those interested in it.

Leisure Pool Rehabilitation Aquafit - These classes assist with recovery, increase flexibility and range of motion much faster and with less stress on the body than a typical post rehabilitation exercise class.  These classes are taught in our warm leisure pool. 

Leisure Pool Movement Enhancement - These classes are geared to participants with arthritis and other mobility challenges.  Participants should expect to be taught a variety of range of motion exercises to help maintain and improve mobility and flexibility.  These classes are taught in our warm leisure pool. 

 

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 (option 0).  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 as we confirm dates for the following programs.

 

Courses you need to become an Assistant Instructor

  • Bronze Medallion and Emergency First Aid
  • Bronze Cross
  • Lifesaving Society Assistant Instructor Course

Courses you need to become a Swim Instructor and Lifeguard

  • The three courses to become an assistant instructor (as listed above)
  • Lifesaving Society Swim Instructor Course
  • Standard First Aid
  • National Lifeguard

 

If you are considering becoming an aquatic staff member in the future we highly recommend volunteering in our learn to swim programs. Volunteering provides an opportunity to gain hands on experience teaching in our learn to swim program. Volunteers are required to participate in our free Aquatic Volunteer clinic and must have a minimum of their Bronze Medallion Certification.

 

Courses and dates:

  • Bronze Star - prerequisite, recommend 12 years of age
  • Bronze Medallion - prerequisite 13 years old or Bronze Star
    • Sunday September 11 - November 13  9:00am-12:00pm (cancelled October 9)
  • Bronze Cross - prerequisite Bronze Medallion, Emergency or Standard First Aid.
    •  Sunday September 11 - November 13  9:00am-12:00pm (cancelled October 9)
  • Aquatic Volunteer Clinic - prerequisite Bronze Medallion
    • Friday September 9, 4:00-6:00pm
  • Standard First Aid
  • Lifesaving Society Assistant Instructors
  • National Lifeguard - prerequisite Bronze Cross, Standard First Aid and 15 years of age by the final day of the course
    • Monday August 29 - Friday September 2, 12:00-8:30pm daily
  • Aquatic Supervisor Training
  • Lifesaving Society Examiner course
  • National Lifeguard - prerequisite Bronze Cross, Standard First Aid and 15 years of age by the final day of the course
    • August 29 - September 2, 12:00-8:30pm daily

     

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 6 - January 29, 2023 can be viewed here

 

Parent and Tot/Leisure Pool Swim - Adults, seniors and children are welcome.  Any caregiver volunteering their time to help a person with special needs is admitted free (1 caregiver per person).

Lane Swim - The main pool is open for swimmers of any age to swim lengths. 

Public Swim - Come enjoy time in the pool.  All the pools are open.  A lane will be designated for those wanting to swim lengths. The slide will close at 2:30pm Monday to Friday and at 3:00pm on Saturday and Sunday.   

Adult Leisure Main Pool Swim - Adults can come to enjoy 'unstructured' swimming in the main pool. There will be one or two lanes available for those wishing to swim lengths. 

 

The Admission Policy is in effect for all swims. 

 

We encourage participants to 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 (option 0).  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

We are once again offering private pool rentals.

 

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 (option 0).

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 

 

Fall Swimming Lessons

 The Canadian Red Cross is winding down its swim and lifeguard programming to direct more attention to surging humanitarian demands in other areas, such as disaster and pandemic response, opioid harm reduction and caregiving for seniors. 

Starting this fall 2022, the Township of Centre Wellington will now proudly offer the Lifesaving Society Swim for Life swim program.  While program names have changed, our commitment to providing quality programs remains the same. Please view conversion chart here.  The descriptions of the various levels can be found here.  

 

The swim lesson schedule for Fall #1 can be viewed here

The swim lesson schedule for Fall #2 can be viewed here.

 

  • Each swim session consist of nine lessons (Monday's are eight lessons) 
  • Group lessons are available for all swimming levels
    • Parent & Tot 1 (4-12 months)
    • Parent & Tot 2 (12-24 months)
    • Parent & Tot 3 (24-36 months)
    • Preschool A1 (3-5 years)  Parents in water for first 3-5 lessons
    • Preschool A2, B, C ,D, E
    • Swimmer 1-10 
  • Private lessons (or lessons to a family "bubble") are available for all levels. 
  • Registration is available online for all lessons (Including private lessons). If you are registering more than 1 participant in a private lesson please contact our reception staff at the Sportsplex to add the additional participants (519.846.9691 ext 903 option 0)

Fall #1 registration opened August 17.  Demand has been significant, notably in the preschool levels and swimmer 1, 2 and 3. 

Fall #2 registration will open October 5 at 8:30am. 

 

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

 

 

 

 

 
 

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