Ajax Memorial Pool (Outdoor) – Opening this Friday, July 23!

Ajax Memorial Pool (Outdoor) – 55 Harwood Ave. S. 

Please Note: First 3 hours of registration is open to Ajax residents only. Non-Ajax, Durham Region residents can register beginning at 12 p.m. (noon).

For your safety, the pool will be roped off into 10 separate areas (zones). Pre-register for each zone on a first come, first served basis. Overbooking of the swim zones for exclusive use is not permitted.

Please Note: New safety protocols have been developed for pool usage and are aligned with the Durham Public Health Department & Lifesaving Society. 

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Schedule – Open 7 days a week!

Please Note: Regular swimming schedule will be disrupted due to holidays, special events, or programs. Check up-to-date program offerings in 'How to Register' below.

 8 – 9 a.m.

2:30 – 3:30 p.m.

 9:30 – 10:30 a.m. 

4:30 – 5:30 p.m.

 11 a.m. – 12 p.m.

6 – 7 p.m.

 1 – 2 p.m.

7:30 – 8:30 p.m. (Until August 15)

 Zones – Pools will be roped into separate areas

 Ajax Memorial Pool (Outdoor) Zones Diagram

Please Note: Admission standards and swimsuit policy apply.

Zone A: Located in the shallowest point of the pool with stair entry and is ideal for preschool children. This zone has a max capacity of 5 people with a depth of 2.3ft – 3.8ft.

Zone F: This zone is located in the shallow end of the pool with ramp entry or a slip in entry from pool side. This zone has a max capacity of 6 people and has a depth of 2.5ft – 3.11ft deep. 

Zone B: This zone is located in the shallow end of the pool with stair entry. This zone has a max capacity of 5 people and has a depth of 2.3ft – 3.8ft.

Zone G: This zone is located in a middle section the pool and is 15 m lane that can be accessed by a ladder entry or pool ramp if needed. This zone has a max capacity of 2 people and has a depth of 4ft. 

Zone C: This zone is located in the shallow end of the pool with stair entry. This zone has a max capacity of 5 people and has a depth of 2.3ft – 3.11ft.

Zone H: This zone is designated as a 25 meter lane swim. This zone has ladder entry or slip in entry from pool. This zone has a max capacity 2 people and has a depth of 4ft –8ft. 

Zone D: This zone is located in the shallow end of the pool with stair entry. This zone has a max capacity of 5 people and a depth of 2.3ft – 3.11ft deep. 

Zone I: This zone is designated as a 25 meter lane swim. This zone has a slip in entry from pool side with limited ladder access. This zone has a max capacity 2 people and has a depth of 4ft –8ft.

Zone E: This zone is located in the shallow end of the pool with stair entry. This zone has a max capacity of 6 people and has a depth of 2.3ft -3.11ft deep. 

Zone J: This zone is designated as a 25 meter lane swim. This zone has ladder entry or slip in entry from pool side. This zone has a max capacity 2 people and has a depth of 4ft –8ft.
 Zones – How to Register

Registration opens every Wednesday at 9 a.m. for the upcoming Friday – Thursday.

Please Note: First 3 hours of registration is open to Ajax residents only. Non-Ajax, Durham Region residents can register beginning at 12 p.m. (noon).

Registrants who register for a zone and who do not show up will be monitored and followed up with by e-mail and phone calls. Three failures to show up for your registered zone swim will result in a 1 week registration suspension.

Pre-register for each zone on a first come, first served basis. 

Online registration can be done through ACTIVE Ajax. 

Please Note: If you book multiple zones during the same swim time please be aware that these bookings will be subject to additional admission fees. Multiple zone bookings will be monitored on a case by case basis and misuse may result in additional charges. 

Ajax Memorial Pool (Outdoor) - Register Now! 

Don't miss out! Pre-registration is required to ensure you get the zone and time you want.

For inquires all 905-428-7711 or 905-427-8811 or 905-427-2468 from Monday to Friday between 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.  

Before you register please note:

  • Swim times are 1 hour in length.
  • No after swim showers available.
  • No moving between zones.
  • No in and out entry.
  • No lockers or change rooms, but limited change cubicles available.
  • If you can no longer attend your booked zone please cancel by using the online self-serve withdrawal option:

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Zones – Reminders
  • Only patrons who are in good health should register for a zone.
  • Masks are required to enter, and on the pool deck, but must be removed for showering and swimming (masks will not be provided).
  • Read all COVID-19 updates and safety protocols before booking your zone so you have a good understanding of the policies in place.
  • Be respectful of the aquatic staff and other patrons by practicing physical distancing.
  • Please be aware of all Pool Policies regarding swim attire and adult to child swim ratios.
  • If you can no longer attend your booked zone please cancel by using the online self-serve withdrawal option:

Self-Serve Online Withdrawal from Swimming - Find Out More!

Zones – Fee, Payment Methods and Details 

Pre-registration is required. All patrons must check in at the attendant prior to entry. At this time your zone will be confirmed, your COVID screening will be verified and payment will be processed. Cash, credit/debit or swim tickets will be accepted.

Please Note: If you book multiple zones during the same swim time please be aware that these bookings will be subject to additional admission fees. Multiple zone bookings will be monitored on a case by case basis and misuse may result in additional charges. 

Description

Cost

Youth/Seniors 65+

$2.35

Adults 18+

$4.25

Children 3 and under

FREE

Individuals with Special Needs

Regular Fee Applies

Caregiver (accompanying individual with special needs)

FREE

Please Note: For Swim/Skate members, pre-registration is still required but the registration fee will be $0. 
Frequently Asked Questions
Can I sit on the pool deck and watch my swimmer? 
Yes, you can watch from the pool deck provided that all children in your group can swim on their own as per the Admission Standards below.  Those watching from the deck must pay the admission fee. Group totals including observers cannot exceed the maximum of the zone you have registered for.
What time should I arrive for my swim? 
Please arrive 15 minutes before your swim time to hear the lifeguards give instructions for an enjoyable and safe swim.  
What if I am unable to attend my pre-registered time slot?

Self-Serve Online Withdrawal from Swimming

If you are unable to attend your pre-registered program time simply follow the steps below to cancel your reservation.

Follow these simple steps to withdraw:

  1. Login to your ActiveAjax Account
  2. Under Account Activity click on Previous Transactions
  3. Click on the Withdraw button beside the activity you want to withdraw from, and complete the steps to check-out

Space is limited and these programs are popular. Withdrawing will free up your spot for others to enjoy.

Online withdrawals are available until midnight the day before a pre-registered program time.

Call a Customer Service Desk or email activeajax@ajax.ca to withdraw day-of:

Audley Recreation Centre 905-427-2468
McLean Community Centre 905-428-7711
Ajax Community Centre at 905-427-8811

 Do children and infants count in zone maximums? 
Yes, all persons including children and infants count in the maximum capacity per zone.   
 Will lifejackets, pool toys and/or snorkels be provided?

No, we will not have any lifejackets, pool toys or snorkels available.  You are welcome to bring your own (please no balls or inflatables).

 Will swim diapers be available for purchase? 
No, we will not have swim diapers available for purchase, but they are required if needed, please bring your own.  
Contact Information 
 Call 905-428-7711, 905-427-8811 or 905-427-2468 from Monday to Friday between 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Audley Recreation Centre Pool – Opening Friday, July 30!

For your safety, the pool will be roped off into separate areas (zones). Pre-register for each zone on a first come, first served basis. Overbooking of the swim zones for exclusive use is not permitted.

Please Note: New safety protocols have been developed for pool usage and are aligned with the Durham Public Health Department & Lifesaving Society. 

Self-Serve Online Withdrawal from Swimming - Find Out More!

Audley Recreation Centre - Opening Friday, July 30!

Registration opens every Wednesday at 9 a.m. for the upcoming Friday – Thursday

 Schedule - Open 7 days a week!

Please Note: Regular swimming schedule will be disrupted due to holidays, special events, or programs. Check up-to-date program offerings in 'How to Register' below.

6:30 – 7:30 a.m. (Monday to Friday only)

2:30 – 3:30 p.m.

 8 – 9 a.m.

4:30 – 5:30 p.m.

 9:30 – 10:30 a.m. 

6 – 7 p.m.

 11 a.m. – 12 p.m.

7:30 – 8:30 p.m.

 1 – 2 p.m.

9 – 10 p.m. (Monday to Friday only) 

 Zones - Pool will be roped off into separate areas

Audley Recreation Centre Pool Zones Diagram

Zone 1 – Shallowest depth, ideal for preschoolers (4 max)

Located in shallowest point of the leisure pool with stair or ramp entry and is ideal for preschool children. This zone has a maximum of 4 people and has a depth of 2.4 ft.

Swimsuit policy applies.  Adult to child ratios will be enforced.

Zone 7 – 25 metre lane, medium depth, ramp entry/ladder (3 max)

This lane is ideal for participants who require ramp access to the pool. If you do not have accessibility requirements please book zones 8 through 12. 

Designated as a 25 metre lane swim in the lap pool, this zone has a ladder entry and ramp entry. This zone has a maximum capacity of 3 people and has a depth of 3.9 - 9 ft. Proficient swim ability recommended.

Swimsuit policy applies. Adult to child ratios will be enforced.

Zone 2 – Shallow depth, ideal for preschoolers (3 max)

 

Located in the shallow end of the leisure pool with ramp entry and is ideal for preschool children. This zone has a maximum capacity of 3 people and has a depth of 2.4 - 2.8 ft.

Swimsuit policy applies.  Adult to child ratios will be enforced.   

Zone 8 – 25 metre lane, medium depth, slip-in entry (3 max)

 

Designated as a 25 metre lane swim in the lap pool, this zone has slip in entry from the pool side. This zone has a maximum capacity of 3 people and has a depth of 3.9 - 9 ft.  Proficient swim ability recommended.

Swimsuit policy applies.  Adult to child ratios will be enforced.

Zone 3 -Shallow depth, ideal for all swim abilities (3 max)

 

Located in the shallow end of the leisure pool with ramp entry and is ideal for all swim abilities. This zone has a maximum capacity of 3 people and has a depth of 2.8 - 3.2 ft.

Swimsuit policy applies.  Adult to child ratios will be enforced.   

Zone 9 – 25 metre lane, medium depth, slip-in entry (3 max)

 

Designated as a 25 metre lane swim in the lap pool, this zone has slip-in entry from the pool side. This zone has a maximum capacity of 3 people and has a depth of 3.9 - 9 ft.  Proficient swim ability recommended.

Swimsuit policy applies.  Adult to child ratios will be enforced. 

Zone 4 - Medium depth, ideal for all swim abilities (5 max)

 

Located in the middle of the leisure pool with ramp entry and is ideal for all swim abilities. This zone has a maximum capacity of 5 people and has a depth of 3.2 - 3.7 ft.

Swimsuit policy applies.  Adult to child ratios will be enforced.    

Zone 10 – 25 metre lane, medium depth, slip-in entry (3 max)

 

Designated as a 25 metre lane swim in the lap pool, this zone has slip in entry from the pool side. This zone has a maximum capacity of 3 people and has a depth of 3.9 - 9 ft. Proficient swim ability recommended.

Swimsuit policy applies.  Adult to child ratios will be enforced.

Zone 5 – Medium depth, ramp entry (5 max)

 

Located in the deepest area of the leisure pool with ramp entry. This zone has a maximum capacity of 5 people and has a depth of 4 - 4.2 ft.

Swimsuit policy applies.  Adult to child ratios will be enforced.   

Zone 11 – 25 metre lane, medium depth, slip-in entry (4 max)

 

Designated as a 25 metre lane swim in the lap pool, this zone has slip-in entry from the pool side. This zone has a maximum capacity of 4 people and has a depth of 3.9 - 9 ft. Proficient swim ability recommended.

Swimsuit policy applies.  Adult to child ratios will be enforced.  

Zone 6 – Medium depth, ladder/slip-in entry (6 max)

 

Located in the deepest area of the leisure pool with ladder/slip-in entry from pool side. This zone has a maximum capacity of 6 people and a depth of 3.3 - 4.2 ft.

Swimsuit policy applies.  Adult to child ratios will be enforced.    

Zone 12 –25 metre lane, medium-deep, ladder/slip-in entry (4 max)

 

Designated as a 25 metrre lane swim in the lap pool, this zone has ladder or slip-in entry from the pool side. This zone has a maximum capacity of 4 people and has a depth of 3.9 - 9 ft. Proficient swim ability recommended.

Swimsuit policy applies.  Adult to child ratios will be enforced.

How to Register

Pre-register for each zone on a first come, first served basis. 

Registration will open every Wednesday at 9 a.m. for the upcoming Friday – Thursday. 

Online registration can be done through ACTIVE Ajax. 

Please Note: If you book multiple zones during the same swim time please be aware that these bookings may be subject to additional admission fees. Multiple zone bookings will be monitored on a case by case basis and misuse may result in additional charges. 

Audley Recreation Centre - Register Soon! Find Out More!

Don't miss out! Pre-registration is required to ensure you get the zone and time you want.

For inquiries call 905-427-2468 from Monday to Friday between 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. 

Reminders
  • Swim patrons – at Audley Recreation Centre, please enter through the main doors marked A – Aquatics & Fitness Entrance. 
  • Bring indoor flip flops to wear on deck. There are designated areas to take off and leave your outdoor shoes/coats while you swim. No outdoor footwear will be permitted on the pool deck.  
  • Only patrons who are in good health should register for a zone
  • Masks are required for entering and within the building, but must be removed for showering and swimming (masks will not be provided)
  • Read all COVID-19 updates and safety protocols before booking your zone so you have a good understanding of the policies in place
  • Be respectful of the aquatic staff and other patrons by practicing physical distancing
  • Please see Pool Policies below for information on swim attire and adult to child swim ratios
Fees, Payment Methods and Details 

Pre-registration is still required but non-members must pay at the Customer Service Desk when arriving for their pre-registered swim time. Credit/Debit preferred.

Please Note: If you book multiple zones during the same swim time please be aware that these bookings may be subject to additional admission fees. Multiple zone bookings will be monitored on a case by case basis and misuse may result in additional charges. 

Description

Cost

Youth/Seniors 65+

$2.35

Adults 18+

$4.25

Children 3 and under

FREE

Individuals with Special Needs

Regular Fee Applies

Caregiver (accompanying individual with special needs)

FREE

Please Note: For Swim/Skate members, pre-registration is still required but the registration fee will be $0.

 Frequently Asked Questions 
Can I sit on the pool deck and watch my swimmer? 
Yes, you can watch from the pool deck provided that all children in your group can swim on their own as per the Admission Standards below.  Those watching from the deck must pay the admission fee. Group totals including observers cannot exceed the maximum of the zone you have registered for.
What time should I arrive for my swim? 
Please arrive 15 minutes before your swim time to hear the lifeguards give instructions for an enjoyable and safe swim.  
What if I am unable to attend my pre-registered time slot?

Self-Serve Online Withdrawal from Swimming

If you are unable to attend your pre-registered program time simply follow the steps below to cancel your reservation.

Follow these simple steps to withdraw:

  1. Login to your ActiveAjax Account
  2. Under Account Activity click on Historical Transaction List
  3. Click on the Withdraw button beside the activity you want to withdraw from, and complete the steps to check-out

Space is limited and these programs are popular. Withdrawing will free up your spot for others to enjoy.

Online withdrawals are available until midnight the day before a pre-registered program time.

Call a Customer Service Desk or email activeajax@ajax.ca to withdraw day-of:

Audley Recreation Centre 905-427-2468
McLean Community Centre 905-428-7711
Ajax Community Centre at 905-427-8811

 Do children and infants count in zone maximums? 
Yes, all persons including children and infants count in the maximum capacity per zone.   
 Will lifejackets, pool toys and/or snorkels be provided?

No, we will not have any lifejackets, pool toys or snorkels available.  You are welcome to bring your own (please no balls or inflatables).

 Will swim diapers be available for purchase? 
No, we will not have swim diapers available for purchase, but they are required if needed, please bring your own.  
 Contact Information

Call 905-427-2468 from Monday to Friday from 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. 

 Aquatic Leadership Courses - Register Now!

Are you looking to complete the final steps toward becoming a certified lifeguard?

Aquatic leadership programs are back! In addition to certification, aquatic leadership programs teach teamwork, self-confidence, interpersonal and problem-solving skills.

The following courses will be offered in July:

  • Bronze Medallion
  • Bronze Cross
  • National Lifeguard

Registration now open!

Register

Space is limited! Don’t miss out!

 Leadership Information Packages

Thinking about a future part time career in aquatics? Get prepared now! Read through the leadership packages below to see if it’s right for you. The opportunity to work in aquatics, while developing leadership, teamwork, and problem-solving skills will set youth on a path to success.

 Bronze Medallion & Bronze Cross

The Bronze Medallion & Bronze Cross programs are the first step to becoming a lifeguard. This information package has useful information to prepare you for exactly what to expect when enrolled in these courses.

Find out more

First Aid

Knowing how to assist others in a medical emergency is a life skill that everyone should have. Through the Emergency First Aid and Standard First Aid programs you’ll learn many skills that can be used in your day to day life in the event of an emergency. This information package has useful information to prepare you for exactly what to expect when enrolled in this course.

Find out more

 National Lifeguard

Have you ever thought about becoming a lifeguard? The National Lifeguard program will get you there! The program emphasizes teamwork, leadership, and communication in the prevention of accidents and in first aid treatment of medical emergencies. This information package has useful information to prepare you for exactly what to expect when enrolled in this course.

Find out more

 Red Cross Water Safety Instructor

Have you ever thought about becoming a swim instructor? The Red Cross Water Safety Instructor program will get you there! Through techniques like physical manipulation, demonstration, verbal & written feedback, etc. candidates learn how to be a well-rounded and effective instructor. This information package has useful information to prepare you for exactly what to expect when enrolled in this course. 

Find out more

New - How to Prepare for a Wet/Dry Aquatic Interview

Applications are submitted online to open job postings on our Careers page. Applicants who meet the required qualifications will be contacted with information regarding the interview process.

We look forward to meeting you!

Wet Interview

The Wet Interview is the first step in our hiring process. Applicants should be prepared to demonstrate a wide variety of skills from applicable aquatic leadership courses (ex. National Lifeguard and Red Cross Water Safety Instructor).

The Wet Interview can evaluate: emergency situations, resuscitation skills, spinal management, instructional skills and a water safety skill or activity. You will also be required to do the National Lifeguard time swim which is 16 lengths in 10 minutes as well as the National Lifeguard under water swim which is 15m. 

Applicants must be prepared to perform any or all of the items listed above as well as additional skills. Candidates who cannot perform these skills will not proceed to the next steps in recruitment.

     

 The Interview
  •  Interviews typically last 3-4 hours.
  • You will be asked to come prepared with your swimsuit, whistle, and current qualifications.
  • The interview is an opportunity for you to showcase your knowledge, judgement and response to emergency situations.
  • The interview will take place in small groups and stations.
 Tips to Help Prepare For Your Wet Interview
  • Ensure you check your email regularly for communication about your interview.
  • Confirmation of attendance prior to the stated deadline is required in order to participate.
  • Practice your physical skills regularly for optimal performance.
  • Review aquatic leadership course information.
  • Arrive on time (or early) so that you have time to check in and prepare yourself before the interview begins.
  • Be confident in the skills you have learned and developed throughout your aquatic leadership courses.
 Dry Interview

When you successfully pass your wet interview you will be invited to a dry interview. 

The dry interview gives you the opportunity to share your strengths and accomplishments with us.

We already know that you have your aquatic qualifications so be prepared to tell us how you are involved in your school and your community and we look forward to hearing about the extra circular activities you are in involved in. 

Tips to Help Prepare For Your Dry Interview
  • Prepare for Interview Questions
    • Review the job posting. Many of the questions asked will be directly related to the skills, knowledge & experiences required in the job posting.
    • Prepare some examples of times you employed these skills successfully, which led to a positive outcome.
    • Prepare for a variety of questions and answers.
  • Make Yourself Comfortable During the Interview - For some of you this might be your first interview and it is normal to be nervous. Take a deep breath and try to relax once you enter the room and get seated. Most interviews are about 20 minutes in length.
  • Be Yourself - We want to capture everything you say so please know that some of us will be writing while you are speaking. We are still listening so please tell us all about yourself. Share job experiences, school achievements, clubs or sports and what you are involved with outside of school.
    • When answering questions, it is critical to give as much relevant detail as possible. This is your best chance to highlight your skills, knowledge and contributions, so be sure to take advantage of it.
    • Take your time, consider the question & gather your thoughts before answering.
    • Do not hesitate to ask for clarification. The goal of the interview is to learn as much about you as possible. If you don’t understand the question, or would like to hear it again, just ask.

Swimming Lessons

There are no current swim lessons at this time.

For more information about what’s open, and the Town’s response to COVID-19, visit ajax.ca/COVID19 

Aqua Fitness

Currently there are no Aqua fitness programs running at this time. 

For more information about what’s open, and the Town’s response to COVID-19, visit ajax.ca/COVID19 

Pool Policies

 Admission Standards

 STOP!

  • Children 3yrs & under are admitted free and must be accompanied by a paying adult/guardian.
  • Children 6yrs & under must be accompanied by an adult/guardian. Maximum of 2 children per adult/guardian. Please supervise children at all times (at arm’s reach) in the water.

CAUTION!

  • Children 7-9yrs who cannot pass the swim test must be accompanied by an adult/guardian. Maximum 4 children per adult/guardian. Adults/ guardians must be in a bathing suit, in the water and able to assist child if needed. Patrons who are 48” tall (ACC only) and able to swim 2 widths of the pool may be admitted to the swimming pool without supervision, however an adult/guardian must be on the premises at all times.

OK!

  • Children 10yrs & older are permitted to swim alone without an adult/guardian on the premises. ACC only - If a child is not 48” tall they must pass the swim test to swim alone.
  • All patrons entering the pool area are required to pay admission.
  • A guardian must be at least 14yrs of age in order to supervise a swimmer under the age of 10.
 Swimsuit Policy

All swimmers entering the pool must change from street clothes into an appropriate lined swimsuit that is suitable for a public family environment.

In addition to wearing a swimsuit and for those wishing to cover up, the following options may also apply - shorts, long or short-sleeved t-shirt, shorts or tight fitted leggings over the swimsuit.

All clothing worn must be clean.

Clothing must allow the patron to participate safely in the pool.

No street clothes, shoes, bathing suits with zippers/metal pieces or undergarments. Swimming attire is subject to approval by the lifeguard on duty.

Locations

Ajax Memorial Pool (Outdoor) - Closed 
55 Harwood Avenue South, L1S 2H9

Ajax Community Centre Pool - Closed
75 Centennial Road, L1S 4S4

McLean Community Centre Pool - Closed
95 Magill Drive, L1T 4M5

Audley Recreation Centre Pool – Open (closed Labour Day, September 7)

1955 Audley Road North, L1Z 0L2

Pool Parties & Rentals

At this time pools are not available for parties or rentals. 

For more information about what’s open, and the Town’s response to COVID-19, visit ajax.ca/COVID19

Swim Memberships

No swim memberships are being sold at this time. 

For more information about what’s open, and the Town’s response to COVID-19, visit ajax.ca/COVID19

 Pool Rentals

At this time pools are not available to be rented. 

For more information about what’s open, and the Town’s response to COVID-19, visit ajax.ca/COVID19