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Audley Recreation Centre Pool – Registered Zone Swim - Now Open!

Audley Recreation Centre Pool - Registered Zone Swim - Now Open!

Registration opens every Wednesday at 9 a.m. for the upcoming Friday – Thursday (closed Labour Day, September 7).  

For your safety, the pool will be roped off into 12 separate areas (zones). Pre-register for each zone on a first come, first served basis.

Please Note: New safety protocols have been developed for pool usage and are aligned with the Durham Public Health Department & Lifesaving Society. Ajax Memorial Pool (Outdoor) remains closed due to construction at Ajax Library & Town Hall.

Reminders:

  • 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
 Schedule - Open 7 days a week!

Swims times Monday to Sunday are all the same.

 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.

 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, please visit ajax.ca/swimming for pool policies.

Zone 07 – 25m 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, please visit ajax.ca/swimming for pool policies.

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, please visit ajax.ca/swimming for pool policies.     

Zone 02 – 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, please visit ajax.ca/swimming for pool policies.     

Zone 08 – 25m lane, medium depth, slip-in entry (3 max)

 

Designated as a 25 meter 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, please visit ajax.ca/swimming for pool policies.      

Zone 03 -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, please visit ajax.ca/swimming for pool policies.     

Zone 09 – 25m lane, medium depth, slip-in entry (3 max)

 

Designated as a 25 meter 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, please visit ajax.ca/swimming for pool policies.    

Zone 04 - 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, please visit ajax.ca/swimming for pool policies.     

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

 

Designated as a 25 meter 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, please visit ajax.ca/swimming for pool policies.

Zone 05 – 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, please visit ajax.ca/swimming for pool policies.     

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

 

Designated as a 25 meter 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, please visit ajax.ca/swimming for pool policies.     

Zone 06 – 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, please visit ajax.ca/swimming for pool policies.     

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

 

Designated as a 25 meter 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, please visit ajax.ca/swimming for pool policies.     

 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 Thursday – Thursday. 

Online registration can be done through ACTIVE Ajax and requires credit card payment (Visa, Mastercard, AMEX). 

Register Now

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

For inquiries call 905-427-8811 from Monday to Friday between 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. 

Fees, Payment Methods and Details 
Credit card payment is required for online registration.      

Description

Cost

Adults and Children 4 yrs & over

$2

Children 3 and under

FREE

Individuals with Special Needs

Regular Fee Applies

Caregiver (accompanying individual with special needs)

FREE

Payment for all memberships is currently on hold. The $2 per person fee still applies.

 Frequently Asked Questions 
 Are change rooms available? 
Limited change cubicles are available for after your swim only.  Please come “swim ready” in your swim suit; mandatory shower required for all patrons before entering the pool.  Change rooms and lockers are not available. 
 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.  
 Do children and infants count in zone maximums? 
Yes, all persons including children and infants count in the maximum capacity per zone.   
 Will lifejacket and pool toys be provided? 
No, we will not have any lifejackets or pool toys 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 905-427-8811 from Monday to Friday from 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. 

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 

Leadership

Currently there are not leadership programs being offered. 

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