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Residents Recreation Services Swimming Pool

Swim Pool OPENS for the Season on June 24, 2019 – tentative

Terrace Bay Swim Pool

The Terrace Bay Swim Pool tentatively is scheduled to open for the season  on June 24.  The heated outdoor pool is 25m long, with a diving board and slide.

Our Swim Pool is staffed by qualified Lifesaving Society Swim Instructors and Lifeguards, with Standard First Aid/CPR Level C.   The pool staff teaches Swim Lessons and Aquafitness (see information on classes below)
2019 Swim Pool Staff
Pool Manager:
Pool Assistant Manager:
Pool Assistants:
 If you have any questions, comments or suggestions regarding the Terrace Bay Swim Pool, please contact our Pool Manager or Assistant Manager at 825-3315 ext.225

2019 Pool Memberships (Seasonal)

Membership Resident Non Resident
Single $88.00 $108.00
Student (17 yrs & under) $64.00 $83.00
Senior (65 yrs plus) $64.00 $83.00
Family (3 or more) $216.00 $270.00

2019 Pool Admission Fees

Daily Swim Pass – $5.00 Single
Daily Swim Pass – $12.75 Family
Swim Pass (10 swims) – $44.00
Swim Party Rental Rate – $81.00/hour plus tax

Swim Pool Policies / Swims

Open Swim
Unaccompanied children ages 7 to 11 years that have PASSED the Terrace Bay Swim Pool Admission Swim Test are ALLOWED TO SWIM ALONE in the whole pool including deep end and slide area.

Unaccompanied children ages 7 to 11 years that have not met the requirements of the Terrace Bay Swim Pool Admission Swim Test, and meet the required height restriction, (4’2″) or taller are ONLY allowed in the SHALLOW ROPED AREA. They will not be allowed in the Deep End or Slide Area. If a Child 7-11 does not meet the required height and has not met the admissions swim test they will be required to be accompanied by an adult and will follow the “accompanied children” guidelines – no exceptions to this rule!

Unaccompanied children aged 12+ who have not met the requirements of the Swim Pool Admissions Test are permitted into the pool unaccompanied and are expected to use their best judgment to stay within a safe range, and acquire a swimming aid when needed.

Accompanied children with a parent/guardian present in the pool that have not met the requirements can go in the slide and deep end area only with a parent/guardian, children must always be within arm’s reach, no more than three children per adult.

Children 6 years and under are not allowed in the pool unsupervised under any circumstances. Parental/Guardian supervision in the pool is required at all times!

Adult Swim
Open to all Adults 18 years and over.
Family Swim
Open to all families. Children must be accompanied by an individual who is 16 years and over.
Lunch Lengths / Senior Swim
Open to all individuals 13 years and over. Only lengths will be permitted during this time.
Teen Swim
Open to all individuals 12 years and older.

Pool Party Rentals- $81.00 Party Rate

If you would like to book a pool party or other special event contact the Recreation Office to book your party or event for a rate of $79.00/hour plus hst. Rentals are available from 5:00pm to 6:00pm Monday to Sunday. All parties or events must book 2 weeks in advance.  NO EXCEPTIONS!

Swimming Lessons – The Lifesaving Society Swim Program

Lifesaving Society Swim Programs “Swim for Life”:
  • Parent & Tot 1,2,3 – parents & children up to 3 yrs of age.  Parents spend quality time with their child while having fun learning and socializing with others.  Through structured in-water interaction between parent and child, our Parent & Tot program stresses the importance of play in developing water-positive attitudes and skills.  We provide Water Smart tips on keeping children safe in any aquatic environment.
  • Preschool 1 to 5 – children 3 to 5 yrs.  The Preschool program gives children a head start on learning to swim.  Preschool levels develop an appreciation and healthy respect for the water before these kids get in too deep.  In five preschool levels we work to ensure 3 to 5 year olds become comfortable in the water and have fun acquiring and developing a foundation of water skills.  We incorporate Water Smart education in each level.
  • Swimmer 1 to 6 – children 6 yrs & older (must be at Preschool 3 to advance to Swimmer 1).  Our swimmer program makes sure children learn how to swim before they get in too deep.  Swimmer progressions accommodate 6 to 12 year olds including absolute beginners as well as swimmers who want to build on the basics.  We stress lots of in-water practice to develop solid swimming strokes and skills.  We also incorporate Water Smart education in all levels.
  • Rookie, Ranger & Star Patrol (Canadian Swim Patrol) – for children who have completed the swimmer 6 level, equivalent to levels 7 to 10 in Red Cross program.  This program is a challenging progression of swimming and lifesaving skills for children ages 8 years and older.
  • Bronze Star *New- Excellent preparation for success in Bronze Medallion.  Participants develop problem solving and decision making skills individually and in partners.  Candidates learn CPR and develop the lifesaving skills needed to be their own lifeguard.  includes a timed 400m swim.  Must have 3 participants registered for class to be held.

Swim Lessons are taught Monday to Friday mornings

Session 1:
July 3 to July 16
Deadline to Register:  Monday, June 16
Session 2:
July 22 to August 2
Deadline to Register:  Tuesday, July 16
Session 3: 
August 7 to August 20
Deadline to Register:  Friday, August 2

$49.00 person/session
$122.50 family/session (3 or more)


Non Residents:

$61.00 person/session
$152.50 family/session (3 or more)
PRIVATE LESSONS:  1/2 hour lessons scheduled between Noon and 1:00pm – Monday to Friday
There will be a limited amount of private lessons available on a first come, first serve basis
REGISTRATION FEE:  Resident $111.00 and Non Resident $138.00
Full Payment Must Be Received With Registration.  Late Registration Will Be Charged A $10.00 Fee Per Person Provided Space Is Available In The Level Required. NO EXCEPTIONS!!
Cancellation Policy:  A $10 Cancellation Fee will apply unless participant is under doctor’s care or moving out of town.

Swim Challenges

For the swimmer who likes a challenge and swims daily laps.  The Swim Pool Swim Challenges offer the swimmer two challenges:  Swim the Slates and Swim to Thunder Bay.  A personal record sheet is updated daily at the Swim Pool to keep track of each swimmers progress.  A great way to keep fit and enjoy the pool at the same time!
Swim the Slates:
460 Laps(11.5km) – one way & 920 Laps (23 km) – return
Swim to Thunder Bay:
8,960 Laps (224 km) – one way & 17,920 Laps (448 km) – return
Thunder Bay Mileage Chart:
  • Schreiber – 520 Laps
  • Rossport – 1,360 Laps
  • Nipigon – 4,240 Laps
  • Dorion – 6,160 Laps

Special Programs

Aqua Fit 
Date TBA
Mondays & Wednesdays – 7:00pm to 8:00pm
$70.00 Resident    $87.00 Non Resident   Drop-In Fee – $7.00 class
Register by TBA
Aquabics is a water exercise program geared to help strengthen and tone your muscles! Swimming ability is not required.
Adult Swim Lessons – Back Again this Year!
Date TBA
Mondays & Wednesdays
8:00pm to 9:00pm (during adult swim time)
Cost:  $70 Resident and $87 Non Resident
Register by:  TBA
If you would like to learn how to swim or help in improving your swimming skills, the instructors have set time aside during adult swim in the evening to help any adult who is interested.  Register at the Recreation Office.
Bronze Medallion Course 2019
Bronze Medallion and Cross Registration Form
The course is open to individuals ages 13 years and older or has completed the Bronze Star Course.  This is the first course required in the process of becoming a lifeguard/instructor.
Maximum Course Registration is 10 – first come, first serve basis
Course Dates:  Monday, July 23 to Friday, August 3 (100% Attendance is Mandatory)
Exam Date:  To Be Announced
Registration Fee:  $158.00 Residents plus $51.00 textbook fee = $209.00
Registration Deadline:  Tuesday, July 17
Bronze Cross Course 2018
Bronze Medallion and Cross Registration Form 2018
The course is open to individuals who have completed the Bronze Medallion Course and Emergency First Aid.  This is the second course required in the process of becoming a lifeguard/instructor.
Maximum Course Registration is 10 – first come, first serve basis
Course Dates: August 8 to August 21
Exam Date:  To Be Announced
Registration Fee:  $158.00 Residents
Registration Deadline:  Friday, August 3
Swim Pool CLOSED for the season
Friday, August 26