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Terrace Bay Swimming Pool


July 15 to 21 Public Swim Schedule

July 22 to 28 Public Swim Schedule

The Terrace Bay Swim Pool  NOW OPEN FOR THE SEASON.  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  (see information on classes below)
2024 Swim Pool Staff
Pool Team Lead:  Lea Olive
Raoul Figliomeni,
Ayla Patterson
Isabelle Bernard
Kaelen Folusewych
Evvie Lake
Bella Patterson
Pool Assistants: 
Mya Gallagher,
Olivia Figliomeni,
Marleigh McGrath
If you have any questions, comments or suggestions regarding the Terrace Bay Swim Pool, please contact our Pool Team Lead at 825-3315 ext.7102

2024 Pool Memberships (Seasonal)

Membership Resident Non Resident
Single $99.00 $119.00
Student (17 yrs & under) $71.00 $94.00
Senior (65 yrs plus) $71.00 $94.00
Family (3 or more) $241.00 $300.00

2024 Pool Admission Fees

Daily Swim Pass – $5.00 Single
Daily Swim Pass – $13.00 Family
Swim Pass (10 swims) – $49.00
Swim Pool Policies / Swims
SWIM TESTS – updated policy
Who needs to take the test?  Swimmers 7-16 years who wish to swim without parental supervision in the pool
Who is NOT eligible to take the test:  Any swimmer 6 years or younger – NO EXCEPTIONS!
Updated Test:
1.  Swimmers will be asked to swim 25m (length of pool) doing a recognizable stroke – this includes front crawl, back crawl or breaststroke.
2.  Upon completing the swim, the swimmer will have to tread water with their head above water for 30 seconds.
3.  Swimmers who are able to complete the test with ease will be granted access to the entire pool.
4.  Swimmers who fail to complete the test will be allowed to access to the shallow roped area.
5.  Swimmers will be allowed to retake the test every 2 weeks if unsuccessful.
Open Swim
Unaccompanied children ages 7 to 16 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 16 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 7-16 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 13 years and older.

Pool Party Rentals- $88.00 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 $88.00/hour plus hst. Rentals are available from 6:00pm to 7:00pm on TUESDAY, THURSDAYS & FRIDAYS only!  30 PERSON MAX per party rental!  All parties or events must book 2 weeks in advance.  NO EXCEPTIONS!
Refund Policy
Refunds/credits for Township sponsored recreation services/programs/memberships will be honoured, pro-rated against time remaining on the guaranteed terms, for the following reasons only:
  1. Medical certificate for inability to pursue the activity/program.
  2. Inability of the Township to provide program/service for stated terms.
  3. Confirmation, in writing, that the individual(s) has been transferred or are moving out of town.
  4. A $20 cancellation fee will be charged for all refund requests.

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 A to E – 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 2024!

We are pleased to offer swim lessons in the morning and evening this swim season.

Morning Sessions are Monday to Thursday mornings for all levels.

Evening Sessions are only available for Swimmer 1 to 3, Preschool A to E and Parent/Tot.

Swim Lessons are 4 days/week – 2 Sessions – Monday to Thursday Mornings and Evening Session – July 8 to August 8 – Monday/Wednesday.

FAMILY SCHEDULING POLICY:  There is no guarantee that sibling lessons will be scheduled at the same time, staff will try to schedule as close together as scheduling permits.

$52.00 person/session
$130.00 family/session (3 or more)


Non Residents:

$65.00 person/session
$162.50 family/session (3 or more)
PRIVATE LESSONS 2024 – will be considered based on a case by case assessment.  Please contact the Recreation Department for information.
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 $20 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

ZUMBA – Instructor Jillian Veneziano
Wednesdays from 7:00pm to 8:00pm

Drop-in: $20 per class
Unlimited Pass (June 19 – August 22): $175 + HST
Purchase your WELLNESS LAB class passes $150/10 classes at the Wellness Lab!

Bronze Medallion & Cross Course 2024 – TBA

BRONZE MEDALLION 2023 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 6 – first come, first serve basis
Course Dates:  Monday, July 24 to Friday, July 28 (100% Attendance is Mandatory)
Time:  8:30am to Noon
Exam Date:  Saturday, July 29, 2023
Registration Fee:  $150.00  plus $55.00 textbook fee = $205.00
Registration Deadline:  Thursday, July 20
BRONZE CROSS Registration Form 2023
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 6 – first come, first serve basis
Course Dates:  Monday, August 21 to Friday, August 25(100% Attendance is Mandatory)
Time:  8:30am to 1:00pm
Exam Date:  Saturday, August 26, 2023
Registration Fee:  $150.00  includes Bronze Cross Workbook – bring your Canadian Lifesaving Book from Bronze Medallion Course
Registration Deadline:  Thursday, August 11, 2023
Swim Pool CLOSED for the season
SATURDAY, August 24, 2024