Swimming

The Town of Grimsby has one public outdoor swimming pool; The Grimsby Lions Community Pool. The facility hosts a variety of programming, including swimming lessons, a recreational summer swim team league, camp swims, and public swimming events including general public swims, family swims and adult lane swims. The Grimsby Lions Pool is operated through the Parks, Recreation and Culture Department. The Town of Grimsby also has a Splash Pad, which is available to residents from May-September. 

Swimming Lesson Information 

Public Swimming during COVID 19 

In order to ensure a safe environment at the Pool this Summer, here are some of the changes you can expect:

  • Reduced capacity (43 bathers maximum) 
  • Frequent cleaning and sanitization
  • Online reservations (coming soon) 
  • Masks required while in line and when not in the water
  • Outdoor Pool Entrance 
  • Changerooms for washroom access only

Book a Public Swim 

Public Swimming - 2021 Schedule

Early Schedule - Saturday June 26 - Friday July 2nd 2021

Lane Swim:  Swim in a loop in a slow, medium or fast lane.  Swimmers must be at least 14 years old.

Family Swim:  Time dedicated specifically for families.  Both an adult and a child must be in the pool at the same time.  Some toys are permitted during this swim.

Early Schedule: Saturday June 26 - Friday July 2nd 2021
Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday

 

       

Family Swim

11:15-12:30

Family Swim

11:15-12:30

 

       

Public Swim

12:45-2:00

Public Swim

12:45-2:00

 

       

 Lane Swim

3:00-4:00

Lane Swim

3:00-4:00

Public Swim

6:45-7:30

Public swim

6:45-7:30

Public swim

6:45-7:30

Public swim

6:45-7:30

Public swim

6:45-7:30

Public Swim

4:15-5:30

Public Swim

4:15-5:30

Public Swim 

7:45-8:30

Public swim

6:45-7:30

Public swim

6:45-7:30

Public swim

6:45-7:30

 Public swim

6:45-7:30

Public Swim

5:45-7:00

Public Swim

5:45-7:00

 

Summer Schedule: Saturday, July 3 - Sunday Sept. 5

Summer Schedule: Saturday June 26 - Friday July 2nd 2021
Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday

Lane swim

7:30-8:15 

 

Lane Swim

7:30-8:15 

 

 Lane Swim

7:30-8:15 

Family Swim

11:15-12:30

Family Swim

11:15-12:30

Public swim 
2:00-2:45

Public swim 
2:00-2:45
Public swim 
2:00-2:45
Public swim 
2:00-2:45
Public swim 
2:00-2:45

Public swim

12:45-2:00

Public swim

12:45-2:00

Public Swim

3:00-3:45

Public swim

3:00-3:45

Public swim

3:00-3:45

 Public swim

3:00-3:45

Public swim

3:00-3:45

 Lane Swim

3:00-4:00

Lane Swim

3:00-4:00

Public swim

6:45-7:30

Public swim

6:45-7:30

Public swim

6:45-7:30

Public swim

6:45-7:30

Public swim

6:45-7:30

Public Swim

4:15-5:30

Public Swim

4:15-5:30

Public swim 

7:45-830

Public swim

6:45-7:30

Public swim

6:45-7:30

Public swim

6:45-7:30

 Public swim

6:45-7:30

Public Swim

5:45-7:00

Public Swim

5:45-7:00

Admission fees

Admission fees to be released shortly

Admission standards

Admission Standards for Public Pools were developed by the Office of the Chief Coroner to assist lifeguards and assistant lifeguards in maintaining adequate surveillance over the whereabouts and the activities of young bathers while they are inside the pool enclosure.

The Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care strongly supports these recommendations for the purposes of preventing injuries and fatalities.

  • Children under the age of 10 who are swimmers (able to demonstrate comfort in the water and pass the facility swim test) may be admitted to the swimming pool unaccompanied
  • Children under the age of 10 years who are non-swimmers must be accompanied by a parent or guardian who is at least 12 years of age and responsible for their direct supervision
  • The ratio of non-swimmers to parent or guardian may be a maximum of 4 bathers to one parent or guardian (4:1)
  • The ratio of non-swimmers to parent or guardian may be increased to a maximum of 8 bathers to one parent or guardian (8:1) if lifejackets are worn by all non-swimmers in their charge
  • Children under the age of 6 years may not be admitted to the swimming pool unless they are accompanied by a parent or guardian who is responsible for their direct supervision, with a maximum of two children for each parent or guardian
  • Guardians or group leaders are responsible for the children in their care while in the facility and must directly supervise the children at all times
  • Guardians or group leaders should be at least 12 years of age
  • Ratios of instructors/lifeguards to bathers must also be maintained as per Regulation 565

Indoor pools

The Town of Grimsby does not have an operating indoor pool. Here are some indoor pool facilities in the area:

Niagara West YMCA

Serving Grimsby and West Lincoln

  • 325 Main Street East, Grimsby

City of Hamilton

The City of Hamilton has numerous indoor swimming facilities.

City of St. Catharines

Teaches Red Cross Program (same as Grimsby Lions Community Pool)

Brock University

Teaches the Lifesaving Society Program

Contact Us

Parks, Recreation and Culture Deptartment
Peach King Centre, 162 Livingston Ave., Grimsby, ON L3M 4G3
T.: 905-945-1288, F.: 905-945-5010
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