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Ajax Memorial Pool – Outdoor Registered Zone Swim

Ajax Memorial Pool (Outdoor) is opening July 17! Pre-book your swim for July 17-23 starting this Wednesday, July 15 at 9 a.m.! 

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

For your safety, the pool will be roped off into 11 separate areas (zones). Pre-register for each zone on a first come, first served basis.

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

Reminders:

  • This is an outdoor facility and pool temperatures can change daily
  • Only patrons who are in good health should register for a zone
  • 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
  • This is an opportunity to cool off during the summer months

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 Schedule - Open 7 days a week!

Swims times Monday to Sunday are all the same.

 8 – 9 a.m. (Senior Swim 65yrs+)

 2:30 – 3:30 p.m.

 9:30 – 10:30 a.m. (Senior Swim 65yrs+)

 4 – 5 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

Diagram of Swimming Zones

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

Located in the shallowest point of the pool with stair entry and is ideal for preschool children. This zone has a maximum capacity of 4 people and has a depth of 2.3ft – 3ft.  

Zone 7 – Shallow, all swim abilities, ramp entry (6 max)

Located in the shallow end of the pool with ramp entry or a slip in entry from pool side. This zone has a maximum capacity of 6 people and has a depth of 2.5ft – 3.11ft.  

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

Located in the shallowest point of the pool with stair entry and is ideal for preschool children. This zone has a maximum capacity of 3 people and has a depth of 2.3ft – 3.8ft.

Zone 8 – 15m lane, medium depth, ladder/ramp entry(1 max)

Located in a middle section of the pool and is 15 m lane that can be accessed by a ladder entry or pool ramp if needed.  This zone has a maximum capacity of 1 person and has a depth of 4ft.  

Zone 3 – Shallow depth, ideal for all swim abilities (5 max)

Located in the shallow end of the pool with stair entry. This zone has a maximum capacity of 5 people and has a depth of 2.3ft – 3.8ft.

Zone 9 – 25m lane, 4-8 ft. deep, ladder/slip in entry (2 max)

Designated as a 25 meter lane swim. This zone has ladder entry or slip in entry from pool. This zone has a maximum capacity 2 people and has a depth of 4ft –8ft.  Proficient swim ability recommended. 

Zone 4 – Shallow depth, ideal for all swim abilities (5 max)

Located in the shallow end of the pool with stair entry. This zone has a maximum capacity of 5 people and has a depth of 2.3ft – 3.11ft. 

Zone 10 – 25m lane, 4-8 ft. deep, slip in entry (2 max)

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 maximum capacity 2 people and has a depth of 4ft –8ft. Proficient swim ability recommended. 

Zone 5 – Shallow depth, ideal for all swim abilities (5 max)

Located in the shallow end of the pool with stair entry. This zone has a maximum capacity of 5 people and has a depth of 2.3ft – 3.11ft. 

Zone 11 – 25m lane, 4-8 ft. deep, ladder/slip in entry(2 max)

Designated as a 25 meter lane swim. This zone has ladder entry or slip in entry from pool side. This zone has a maximum capacity 2 people and has a depth of 4ft –8ft.  Proficient swim ability recommended. 

Zone 6 – Shallow, all swim abilities, ramp entry (6 max)

Located in the shallow end of the pool with ramp entry or a slip in entry from pool side. This zone has a maximum capacity of 6 people and has a depth of 2.3ft -3.11ft. 

 

 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 and requires credit card payment (Visa, Mastercard, AMEX). 

Find Out More

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

For inquiries call 905-427-8811 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).   
 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 - open from July 17 to September) 
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 - Closed
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