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Terrace Bay Swimming Pool

The Swim Pool is CLOSED for the Season as of Friday, August 26, 2022.  See you next Summer!

The Terrace Bay Swim Pool tentatively is scheduled to open for the season on June 27, 2022.  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)
2022 Swim Pool Staff
Pool Managers:  Justyne Patterson
Lifeguards/Instructors:    Lea Olive, Raoul Figliomeni, Ayla Patterson
Pool Assistant:   Markus Fummerton
If you have any questions, comments or suggestions regarding the Terrace Bay Swim Pool, please contact our Pool Manager at 825-3315 ext.7102

2022 Pool Memberships (Seasonal)

Membership Resident Non Resident
Single $93.00 $113.00
Student (17 yrs & under) $67.00 $88.00
Senior (65 yrs plus) $67.00 $88.00
Family (3 or more) $227.00 $283.00

2022 Pool Admission Fees

Daily Swim Pass – $5.00 Single
Daily Swim Pass – $13.00 Family
Swim Pass (10 swims) – $46.00
Swim Party Rental Rate – $85.00/hour plus tax
Swim Pool Policies / Swims
SWIM TESTS – updated policy
Who needs to take the test?  Swimmers 7-11 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 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 13 years and older.

Pool Party Rentals- $85.00 Party Rate – Fridays only!

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 $85.00/hour plus hst. Rentals are available from 5:00pm to 6:00pm on FRIDAYS only!  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 $15 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.

New!  Swim Lesson Format this year 2022!

Smaller class sizes:

In order to continue with social distancing rules we will be offering classes of 4 swimmers from Preschool A to Bronze Star this summer. Along with this, we do have limited qualified instructors and can only offer so many classes each day so registration is on a first come-first served basis.

Swim Lessons – 4 days/week and 2 days/week sessions

We have opted for two 4 days/week session and one 2 days/week evening session.  We brought back the evening sessions as they were popular last year!  Along with this, swimmers will have time in between classes to practice and improve their skills for better results!

$50.00 person/session
$125.00 family/session (3 or more)


Non Residents:

$62.00 person/session
$155.00 family/session (3 or more)
NO PRIVATE LESSONS OFFERED 2022:  1/2 hour lessons scheduled between Noon and 1:00pm – Monday to Friday – tentative times subject to change
There will be a limited amount of private lessons available on a first come, first serve basis
REGISTRATION FEE:  Resident $113.00 and Non Resident $141.00
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

Tuesdays & Thursdays – 7:00pm to 8:00pm
July 13 to August 19, 2021
$72 –  Resident    $89 – Non Resident   Drop-In Fee – $8.00 class (all prices include hst)
$54 – Senior Resident     $67 – Senior Non Resident
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Join our Instructor Leah! Jump into the pool for the easy to follow, cardio burning – dance fitness routine that makes working out a splash!
Adult Swim Lessons – 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 2022 – TBA
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, August 10 to Friday, August 21 (100% Attendance is Mandatory)
Time:  11:00am to 1:00pm
Exam Date:  Saturday, August 22
Registration Fee:  $150.00  plus $52.00 textbook fee = $202.00
Registration Deadline:  Thursday, August 6
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:  Sunday, August 23 to Friday, August 28 (100% Attendance is Mandatory)
Time:  9:00am to 12:00pm
Exam Date:  Saturday, August 29
Registration Fee:  $150.00  plus $52.00 textbook fee if needed = $202.00
Registration Deadline:  Thursday, August 6

Swim Pool Opening Guidelines – during COVID-19.

These changes have been put into effect for the safety of everyone attending the Swim Pool. If you have any questions feel free to contact the Recreation Office at 825-3315 ext.225.
Please download the complete guidelines –  Swim Pool Re-Opening Guidelines 2020
1. Entrance to Swim Pool will be through the side gate by the park.
• A Reduced capacity limit – 58 bather load will allow for adequate physical distancing.
2. Swimmers will line up on the socially distanced markers outside the gate.
3. Bathers must hand sanitize when entering the pool gates.
4. Pool Staff will be taking names, contact info and payment at the entrance gate. Bathers are encouraged to purchase a pool season pass.

1. Change Rooms will be closed and only used for shower and bathroom.
2. All Bathers will then proceed to the showers, one by one. Parent with child can go into showers together.
• Change rooms will be closed and only used for shower and bathroom. Pool Staff will monitor use and grant access to these areas.
• Bathers are encouraged to only bring a towel/shoes & cover up.
• Bathers will keep their towel/shoes at the red markers that are placed along the fence. These markers will be 2m apart.
3. All bathers can wear a mask on the pool deck area, but masks are not allowed in the swim pool. Bathers should maintain social distancing on the deck.
4. The slide and diving board will be open.
5. The bleacher seating area will be open with limited seating capacity of 10 people on a first come, first serve basis. All spectators must wear a mask.
6. No outside spectators will be allowed in the pool deck area.
7. Pool Toys will be distributed to bathers by pool staff. All pool toys will be sanitized after each use by our pool staff at the sanitization station by the shed.
All Bathers will exit through the pool office to go outside through the main doors.
Swim Pool CLOSED for the season
Friday, August 26, 2022