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Aquatics

The Aquatic Centre has a 25-metre long 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 select times. 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.

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. 

Aquatic Programs Registration

  • Registration will open one week prior to the date of the swim.
  • Spaces are first come, first served.
  • 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).

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 as long as Life jackets are 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 schedule for February 2 - April 15, 2024 can be viewed here

The Aquafit schedule for March Break 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 (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.  

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. 

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 Needed to Become an Assistant Instructor

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

Courses Needed to Become a Swim Instructor and Lifeguard

  • The three courses to become an assistant instructor
    • Bronze Medallion and Emergency First Aid
    • Bronze Cross
    • Lifesaving Society Assistant Instructor Course
  • 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
    • Thursdays, February 8 - April 11 from 4:00-5:30pm (no class March 14)
  • Bronze Medallion - prerequisite 13 years old or Bronze Star
    • Saturdays, February 3 - April 13 from 3:00-6:00pm (no class March 16 or March 30)
    • March Break March 11 - 15,  Mon, Wed, Fri from 2-8pm, Tues, Thurs from 1-7pm
  • Bronze Cross - prerequisite Bronze Medallion, Emergency or Standard First Aid.
    • Saturdays, February 3 - April 13 from 3:00-6:00pm (no class March 16 or March 30)
    • March Break March 11 - 15, Mon, Wed, Fri from 2-8pm, Tues, Thurs 1-7pm
  • Aquatic Volunteer Clinic - prerequisite Bronze Medallion
  • Standard First Aid
  • Lifesaving Society Assistant Instructors
    • Saturdays February 10, 17, 24 from 1:00-8:00pm
  • Lifesaving Society Instructor course
  • National Lifeguard - prerequisite Bronze Cross, Standard First Aid and 15 years of age by the final day of the course


Looking for a job? We are always accepting applications for aquatic staff. Email Bruce Parkin for more information.

Pool schedule for February 2 - April 15, 2024 can be viewed here.

The pool schedule for March Break can be viewed here. 

The Admission Policy is in effect for all swims. 

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). We strongly recommend participants pre-register for this program as we often reach capacity in these swims.

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 is open on Saturday and Sunday from 1:30 - 2:30pm.

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. 

Whirlpool

The whirlpool is available during these times:

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


The whirlpool will be available after Aquafit classes for 15 minutes.

Registration

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.  

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 afternoons.  Please call 519-846-9691 ext. 321 if you would like more information on renting the Aquatic Centre for your next special occasion. 

Ways To Register

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 1 MacDonald Square, Elora, ON  N0B 1S0

Online Registration

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. 

If You Have an Account

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

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.

  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 

The Township of Centre Wellington proudly offers 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 (from the Red Cross Swim program).  The descriptions of the various levels and pricing can be found here.  

 

Registration for Winter 2024 swimming lessons is open.  Schedule can be viewed here.  

Registration for Spring 2024 swimming lessons will begin Wednesday March 6, 2024 at 8:30am. 

Swimming Lessons Sessions

  • Each swim session consist of nine 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 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) 
Admission Fees & Swim Memberships

Swim Admission Prices

Prices

One Ticket

10 Tickets

6 Months

1 Year

Child (1-5 Years)

$2.25

$19.20

-

-

Youth (5-14 Years)

$3.25

$27.50

-

-

Youth (15-17 Years)

$3.65 

$31.05

Adult (18-55 Years)

$5.30

$45.05

$310.05

$429.85

Senior (55+)

$4.85

$41.25

$262.15

$357.40

Family (Max 4 people, additional members $1.60 each)

$11.20

$95.20

-

$449.75*

Aquafit Admission Prices

Prices

One Ticket

10 Tickets

Adult (18-55 Years)

$8.60

$73.10

Senior (55+)

$7.75

$65.90

Aquafit Memberships

Prices

One Month

Three Months

Six Months

One Year

Adult (18-55 Years)

$82.65

$242.85

$412.70

$726.40

Senior (55+)

$71.00

$212.25

$337.35

$627.90

Annual Family Pass: $449.75

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

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