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Pool will be closed August 30 (after 4:00pm) to September 23 for maintenance. Regular scheduled programs will begin September 24.

Pool Admission Standards

*NEW* Children under 10 years who are non-swimmers MUST be accompanied by an individual who is 14 years or older and responsible for their direct supervision. Maximum ratio 2:1. Children who are 8 & 9 years that are strong swimmers may take the facility swim test to determine if they can enter the pool by themselves. Children 7 years & under MUST be accompanied by an individual 14 years or older. (Public Pools Regulation, Under the Health Protection and Promotion Act Reg. 565 s.17.21 and Lifesaving Society's Guide to Ontario Public Pools Regulations, Section 17. updated July 2018)

For more details about the swim admission click here.

 

Code of Behaviour

The Town of Hanover endeavours to provide the highest level of safety and enjoyment to all participants and staff members for the duration of its programs. The guidelines have been developed to ensure that all involved are aware of acceptable behaviour. Course language, physical and aggressive behaviour, inappropriate or uncooperative behaviour will be recorded, reported and may result in removal from the program and/or facility.

TYPE
 
1 VISIT

10 VISIT PASS

20 VISIT PASS

6 MONTH MEMBERSHIPYEARLY MEMBERSHIP
           
Preschool (Under 4 years) $3.75 $31.88 $60.00 $110.92 $179.41
Student (5 to 17 years) $4.75 $40.38 $76.00 $171.21 $272.54
Senior (65+ years) NEW $4.75 $40.38 $76.00 $171.21 $272.54
Adult (18 years & older) $5.50 $46.75 $88.00 $212.30 $356.08
Aquafit (Instructor led) $6.75 $60.75 $121.50 $212.30 $356.08
Family (same household, max. 5) $12.25 $104.13 $196.00 $367.15 $597.11
Additional Family Members $2.50 each HST included where applicable    
6 MONTH PASS INCLUDES: Admission to any public swim program listed above - valid for 6 months from date of purchase.
YEAR MEMBERSHIP INCLUDES:
Admission to any public swim program listed above plus shinny and 10% off Hanover Parks, Recreation & Culture program registration fees - valid for 1 year from date of purchase.
MONDAYTUESDAYWEDNESDAYTHURSDAYFRIDAYSATURDAYSUNDAY
LANE SWIM | Main pool, swirlpool & sauna. Swim in a loop in a slow, medium or fast lane.   

6:00 - 8:00am
11:45 - 12:45pm

6:00 - 8:00am
11:45 - 12:45pm
8:35 - 9:50pm

6:00 - 8:00am
11:45 - 12:45pm
8:00 - 9:15pm

6:00 - 8:00am
11:45 - 12:45pm
8:35 - 9:50pm

6:00 - 8:00am
11:45 - 12:45pm

7:00- 8:30am

 11:45 - 12:45pm

AQUAFIT | Drop In Classes. 45 Minute Classes with 15 minutes at end to enjoy sauna and swirlpool. 

8:30 - 9:15am 

8:30 - 9:15am
Deep End Only 

7:30 - 8:15pm 
3 lanes 

8:30 - 9:15am 

8:30 - 9:15am 
Circuit Training 

7:30 - 8:15pm 
3 lanes 

8:30 - 9:15am

 

 

AQUA MOTION | Drop In Classes. 45 Minute Classes with 15 minutes at end to enjoy sauna and swirlpool.
  3:00 - 3:45pm   

3:00 - 3:45pm 

     
ADULT & TOT | Wading pool play time for 6 yrs & under with adult. Toddlers must wear tight-legged plastic pants or special pool pant diaper! Diapers are not recommended. No more than 2 children per adult. Little swimmers ae available at the customer service desk for $2.50 each.

11:30 - 12:30pm

11:30 - 12:30pm

6:30 - 7:30pm

11:30 - 12:30pm

11:30 - 12:30pm

11:30 - 12:30pm

 

 

FAMILY SWIM | Entire pool.
            10:30 - 11:30am 
toonie swim 
PUBLIC SWIM | Entire pool. 
   

6:45 - 7:45pm
toonie swim 

 

6:30 - 7:30pm 
toonie swim 

1:00 - 3:00pm

 1:00 - 3:00pm

ADULT/SENIOR | Main pool, swirlpool, sauna.  *One lane available for leisure swim only.
3:00 - 4:00pm 3:00 - 4:00pm
Deep End Only 
Leisure Swim

3:00 - 4:00pm

3:00 - 4:00pm
Deep End Only 
Leisure Swim

3:00 - 4:00pm

   

Coin lockers are available - 25 or 50 cents. Please lock your belongings.

Schedule Changes:  

  • Friday August 31 to Sunday September 23 | Pool Shutdown 
  • Friday September 28, October 26 & November 23 | PA Day swims (toonie swim) | 1:00 - 2:00pm 
  • Sunday October 7 & Monday October 8 | Pool Closed, Happy Thanksgiving! 
  • Friday November 30 | Pool Closed 6:30 - 7:30pm 

Registration begins for programs:

Residents August 29
Non-Residents September 5

We are excited to offer you the ability to easily and securely view and purchase programs, memberships and passes online!  
Our Online Registration System is:
Fast! No more line ups.
Easy! Memberships are just a few clicks away.
Timely! With anytime, around the clock access
Convenient! Purchase from the comfort of your home
Secure! Your account information remains private.

Create your Account Online or Register Now 

 519.364.2310  
269 7th Avenue Hanover, ON N4N 2H5
 recreation@hanover.ca

Waitlists

If a class was filled before your form was processed, you will be waitlisted ONLY if you aren’t accommodated in any of your other options – you will be contacted should a space become available prior to the second lesson.

Class Transfers

You can switch classes prior to lesson #2, if there is space available.

NEW! We are offering Lifesaving Society Lessons.  While the names of our classes are changing, our commitment to providing excellent instruction remains the same.  Please see the chart below to identify which level your child should register in for the upcoming season.

Swim Lessons Prescreen

What level should you register in? Staff members will evaluate your child’s swimming abilities and recommend the appropriate level. Call 519.364.2310 x 2121 to arrange a time.

September 24 to December 7, 2018 
Monday to Friday | 11:30 - 12:30pm

October 13 to December 8, 2018 
Saturday & Sundays | 12:00 - 12:45pm

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION 

Please note the previous Red Cross Program name is in brackets below.

FALL
FEE

PARENT & TOT 1  (Starfish) 4-12 months - With a caregiver the child will explore the water through buoyancy, movement skills, introduction to PFD’s and entries. Learn how to help your child play in the water with comfort and confidence.  $69.35
PARENT & TOT 2  (Duck) 12 - 24 months. With a caregiver the child will perform assisted front and back floats, learn how to travel at the surface by kicking, introduction to PFD’s and entries. This level teaches children to get their face wet and blow bubbles. $69.35
PARENT & TOT 3  (Turtle) 2 - 3 years. With a caregiver the child will have fun jumping into the water with assistance. They learn to hold their breath and open their eyes under water. Kicking on front and back provide the building blocks for orientation and stroke development. $69.35
PRESCHOOL A1  (Sea Otter 1)3 - 5 years. Parents to accompany child into the water for the first 5 classes. Preschoolers develop a foundation of water skills with the Instructors. Swimmers jump into chest-deep water assisted. Floating on front and back, and back glides with assistance for 3 seconds. Shallow water movement wearing a PFD. Fitness swim 1 - 2 m assisted. $72.97
PRESCHOOL A2  (Sea Otter 2) 3 - 5 Years. Preschoolers develop a foundation of water skills with the Instructors. Swimmers jump into chest-deep water assisted. Floating on front and back, and back glides with assistance for 3 seconds. Shallow water movement wearing a PFD. Fitness swim 1 - 2 m unassisted. $72.97
PRESCHOOL B  (Salamander) 3 - 5 years. Preschoolers jump into chest-deep water and get in and get out wearing a PFD. They submerge and exhale under water. They glide on front and back 3m and with a buoyant aid will flutter kick on back 5 m. Fitness swim 2-4m unassisted. $72.97
PRESCHOOL C  (Sunfish) 3 - 5 years. Preschoolers try both a jump and a side roll into deep water while wearing a PFD. They recover objects from the bottom in waist-deep water. They work on kicking and gliding through the water on front and back unassisted. Fitness swim 5 - 7 m unassisted. $72.97
PRESCHOOL D  (Crocodile) 3 - 5 years. Preschoolers learn independent jumps into deep water and exit. They open their eyes under water and recover objects from chest-deep water. Front crawl is introduced at this level and for 2-3m unassisted. Fitness swim is 7- 9 m unassisted. $72.97
PRESCHOOL E  (Whale) 3 - 5 years. Preschoolers build on deep water skills by demonstrating a forward roll entry with a PFD. They develop endurance by holding their breath under water for up to 10 sec. Interval training and whip kick is introduced at this level. Fitness swim 10-12m. $72.97
BEGINNER 1 6 - 8 years. This is an introductory class for children aged 6 to 8 with little or no experience in the water. Participants will learn head and face submersion, front/back and side swim (assisted). The swim instructor works to ensure that the participants become confortable int the water and have fun developing a basic foundation of water skills.  $72.97
SWIMMER 1  (SWIM KIDS 1) 6+ years. Beginners become comfortable jumping into water with and without a personal flotation device. They open their eyes, exhale and hold their breath underwater. They work on floats, glides and kicking on front and back. $72.97
SWIMMER 2  (SWIM KIDS 2 & 3) 6+ years. Advanced beginners jump into deeper water, and become comfortable falling sideways into the water wearing a personal flotation device. Swimmers support themselves at the surface without an aid, recover an object in chest-deep water. Fitness swim is 10- 15m. $72.97
SWIMMER 3  (SWIM KIDS 4) 6+ years. Swimmers develop front and back crawl strokes, and explore whip kick in a vertical position. Swimmers tread water for up to 30 sec and learn to transition from front to back flutter kick. Fitness swim is 20- 25m. $72.97
SWIMMER 4  (SWIM KIDS 5) 6+ years. Swimmers work towards stride dives and standing dives into deep water. They improve the front crawl, back crawl and whip kick. Swimmers are introduced to a 3m underwater swim. Fitness swim is 50m. $72.97
SWIMMER 5  (SWIM KIDS 6) 6+ years. Junior swimmers shallow dive into deep water and perform in-water back somersaults. They achieve the Canadian Swim to Survive Standard: roll into deep water, tread 1 min and swim 50m. Swimmers continue to develop front and back crawl while breaststroke skills are introduced. Fitness swim is 1OOm. $77.79
SWIMMER 6  (SWIM KIDS 7) 6+ years. Intermediate swimmers increase efficiency in front crawl, back crawl, and work to develop breaststroke skills. They are introduced to stride entries, scissor kick and vertical dolphin kick. They also develop strength and power by performing front and back crawl sprints. Fitness swim is 150m. $77.79
SWIMMER 7  (SWIM KIDS 8) 6+ years. Intermediate swimmers master dolphin kick, diving off of blocks and eggbeater. They are introduced to sculling and continue to maximize efficiency in front crawl, back crawl and breaststroke. Fitness swim is 300m. $77.79
SWIMMER 8  (SWIM KIDS 9) 8+ years. Swimmers rise to the challenge of advanced aquatic skills including head and foot first surface dives and a 25m obstacle swim. First aid focuses on assessment of conscious victims, contacting EMS and treatment for bleeding. They swim lengths of front crawl, back crawl and breaststroke. Fitness swim is 350m. $77.79
SWIMMER 9  (SWIM KIDS 10) 8+ years. Swimmers continue stroke development with 75m swims of front crawl, back crawl and breast stroke. Lifesaving skills include a rescue with a buoyant aid and a timed object support. First aid focuses on assessment of unconscious victims, treatment of victims in shock and obstructed airway procedures. Fitness swim is 500m. $77.79
SWIMMER 10 8+ years. Advanced Swimmers develop each stroke over 100m. They also learn lifesaving skills such as entries with aids, and removal of unconscious victims. First aid focuses on treatment of victims with bone and joint injuries, and respiratory emergencies. Swimming drills develop a strong lifesaving foundation. Fitness swim is 600m.  $77.79

 

PROGRAM

Tuesdays
Oct 2 to Nov 27
CODE

Wednesdays
Oct 3 to Nov 28

CODE

Thursdays
Oct 4 to Nov 29

CODE

Saturdays
Oct 13 to Dec 8

CODE

Parent & Tot 1
4-12 mos

4:30 - 5:00pm 6369 5:00 - 5:30pm 6370 5:30 - 6:00pm 6371 10:00 - 10:30am 6372

Parent & Tot 2
12-24 mos

4:30 - 5:00pm   6373 5:00 - 5:30pm 6374 6:00 - 6:30pm 6375 10:30 - 11:00am 6376

Parent & Tot 3
2 - 3 years

5:00 - 5:30pm 6377 5:30 - 6:00pm  6378 6:00 - 6:30pm 6379 9:30 - 10:00am 6380

Preschool A1
3-5 yrs w parent

5:00 - 5:30pm 6381 5:30 - 6:00pm
6:00 - 6:30pm
6382
6383
5:00 - 5:30pm
6:00 - 6:30pm  
6384
6385
10:45 - 11:15am
11:30 - 12:00pm
6386
6471

Preschool A2
3-5 yrs 

5:00 - 5:30pm 6387 4:30 - 5:00pm
6:00 - 6:30pm
6388
6389
5:00 - 5:30pm
5:30 - 6:00pm
6390
6391
10:00 - 10:30am
11:30 - 12:00pm
6392
6393

Preschool B
3-5 yrs

4:00 - 4:30pm 6394 4:30 - 5:00pm 
5:15 - 5:45pm
6395
6396

5:30 - 6:00pm 

6397 10:00 - 10:30am
11:15 - 11:45am
6398
6399

Preschool C
3-5 yrs

4:30 - 5:00pm  6400 5:30 - 6:00pm 6401 4:30 - 5:00pm 6402  10:45 - 11:15am  6403

Preschool D
3-5 yrs

4:00 - 4:30pm 6404

 

  5:30 - 6:00pm 6405  9:30 - 10:00am  6406

Preschool E
3-5 yrs

4:00 - 4:30pm 6407

 

  5:30 - 6:00pm 6408  9:30 - 10:00am  6409

Beginner 1
6 - 8 yrs

   

4:45 - 5:15pm

6472     11:00 - 11:30am 6473

Swimmer 1
6+ yrs

5:00 - 5:30pm 6410 4:30 - 5:00pm 6411 5:00 - 5:30pm  6412  9:30 - 10:00am  6413

Swimmer 2
6+ yrs 

4:30 - 5:00pm 6415 4:15 - 4:45pm 6416 4:45 - 5:15pm  6417  10:30 - 11:00am  6475

Swimmer 3
6+ yrs 

4:30 - 5:00pm 6418 5:00 - 5:30pm  6419 4:30 - 5:00pm
5:15 - 5:45pm
6420
6490
 10:15 - 10:45am  6421

Swimmer 4
6+ yrs 

5:00 - 5:30pm 6422 4:30 - 5:00pm 6423 6:00 - 6:30pm 6424 10:15 - 10:45am
11:00 - 11:30am
6425
6426

Swimmer 5
6+ yrs 

    5:45 - 6:30pm 6427 4:45 - 5:30pm 6428  9:30 - 10:15am  6429

Swimmer 6
6+ yrs 

    5:45 - 6:30pm 6430  4:45 - 5:30pm 6431  9:30 - 10:15am  6432

Swimmer 7
6+ yrs 

    5:00 - 5:45pm 6433 5:30 - 6:15pm 6434  10:45 - 11:30am  6435

Swimmer 8
8+ yrs  

    5:00 - 5:45pm 6436 5:30 - 6:15pm 6437  10:45 - 11:30am  6438

Swimmer 9
8+ yrs 

    5:45 - 6:30pm 6439      10:00 - 10:45am  6440

Swimmer 10
8+ yrs 

     5:45 - 6:30pm  6474      10:00 - 10:45pm  6414

Preschool Daytime Lessons 

Program Tuesdays
Oct 2 to Nov 27
Cost CODE
Parent & Tot 1 9:30 - 10:00am $69.35 6491
Parent & Tot 2 9:30 - 10:00am $69.35 6495
Parent & Tot 3 9:30 - 10:00am $69.35 6496
Preschool A1 9:30 - 10:00am $72.97 6492
Preschool A2 9:30 - 10:00am $72.97 6497
Preschool B 9:30 - 10:00am $72.97 6493
Preschool C 9:30 - 10:00am $72.97 6498

 

Adults/Teens/Seniors Lessons

Now is a great time to learn how to swim for fun and fitness.  This program offers swimming skills/water safety instruction for adults, seniors and teens.  Lessons will be designed to meet the needs of the individual.  Ratio will be one instructor with two adults to accommodate various skill levels.

FALL 2018  
Dates Tuesdays | October 13 to December 8, 2018
When 12:00 - 12:30pm | Code: 6367
12:15 - 12:45pm | Code: 6368
Cost $131.83

 

Private & Semi-Private Lessons 

Private and semi-private lessons are available for swimmers who need assistance mastering a particular skill or stroke. A few lessons with private instruction will leave the individual ready to continue with group lessons. All lessons are 30 minutes in length. To arrange private or semi-private lessons call the Aquatic Centre at 519.364.2310.

FALL 2018 Per Lesson 5 Lessons 9 Lessons
Private $40.24 $139.94 $188.24
Semi-Private $33.48 $105.48 $131.83

 

Stroke Correction

Struggling with a specific swimming stroke? Join us and work on a variety of drill-type exercises to improve  your strokes. *Swimmer 4 and up. Must be currently enrolled in swim lessons. 

FALL 2018  
Dates  October 13 to December 8, 2018
When Saturdays | 12:00 - 12:45pm
Cost $3.00 per visit (30 minutes)

Aquatic Lifesaving Fundamentals Club

A recreational entry-level introduction to lifesaving fundamentals, with a continued focus on stroke technique. This program emphasizes healthy lifestyles, teaches team building, ethics in sport and athlete responsibility. Athletes progress at their own pace and complete skills like 100 to 300 metre workouts, dives, flip turns, towing with a rescue tube and swimming under obstacles. *Must be able to swim two lengths of the pool.
FREE Try it night! Monday, August 27 | 4:30 - 5:30pm  & Thursday, December 13 | 5:30 - 6:30pm 

FALL 2018  
Dates September 25 to December 6, 2018
When Tuesdays | 5:30 - 6:30pm | Code: 6441
Thursdays | 6:30 - 7:30pm | Code: 6442
Cost $118.78/ 1 night a week
$190.05/ 2 nights a week

NEW! Intro to Waterpolo 

This sport focuses on Waterpolo fundamentals, swimming, treading water, throwing and most importantly FUN! *Must be able to swim 1 length of the pool and age 7+. 
FREE Try it class! Saturday, Setpember 29 & October 6 | 8:30 - 9:30am 

FALL 2018  
Dates October 13 to November 24, 2018
When  Saturdays | 8:30 - 9:30am
Cost  $78.55 | Code: 6443

 

Course & Description Date & Time Code Cost

Bronze Star | Basic First Aid | CPR-A
Bronze Star is the pre-bronze medallion training standard and excellent preparation for success in
Bronze Medallion. Participants work on problem solving, decision making skills and develop water
smart confidence. They learn CPR and the lifesaving skills needed to be their own personal lifeguard.

Prerequisite: Able to swim 100m, recommended 12 years of age. This award is a definite asset for
those who have not reached the minimum age for Bronze Medallion.

 Oct 1 to Nov 26

Mondays
4:30 - 5:45pm

 6447  $104.01

Bronze Medallion | Emergency First Aid | CPR-B
This course develops physical fitness, decision making and judgment skills for water rescue. Spinal
injury management techniques are also covered.
Prerequisite: 13 years of age (prior to exam) or Bronze Star award.

 Oct 1 to Nov 26
Mondays
4:30 - 7:30pm 

Exam Dec 3 
5:30 - 6:30pm

 6446 $195.84 

Bronze Cross | CPR-C | Standard First Aid
This course teaches the difference between lifesaving and lifeguarding, the principles of emergency
procedures, teamwork and the use of special equipment. Spinal injury management techniques are
also covered.
Prerequisite: Bronze Medallion | Emergency First Aid | CPR-B.

Oct 1 to Nov 26
Mondays 
4:30 - 8:00pm

Exam Dec 3 
5:30 - 7:30pm 

6445  $262.81 

Assistant Swim Instructor with High Five
Through classroom learning and in-water practice, the Assistant Instructor course prepares
candidates to help instructors with swimming and lifesaving skills. Candidates are introduced to key
principles of learning and teaching while they master basic progressions. The roles and responsibilities
of instructors and their assistants including the principles of healthy child development are emphasized.
Candidates must complete 18 apprenticeship hours during the course.
Prerequisite: 15 years of age & Bronze Cross. 100% Attendance is mandatory.

Sat. Sept 29
10:00am - 5:30pm 

Sun. Sept 30 
9:00am - 6:00pm

Saturday Nov 3
10:00am - 6:00pm

6444   $205.13

Swim & Lifesaving Instructor
This course prepares you to teach and evaluate the swimming strokes and related skills found in the
Lifesaving Society Swim For Life Program, as well as the Canadian Swim Patrol and Bronze Medal
programs. Successful candidates will receive three certification cards: Swim for Life Instructor,
Lifesaving Instructor and Emergency First Aid Instructor. Candidates will acquire proven teaching
methods, planning skills, lifesaving skills and a variety of stroke development drills and correction
techniques.
Prerequisite: Bronze Cross, Assistant Swim Instructor & 16 years of age by the end of the course.

 

Fri. Nov 9
5:00 - 9:00pm

Sat. Nov 10 & 24
9:00am - 6:00pm

Sun. Nov 11 & 25
9:00am - 6:00pm

Mon. Nov 26
4:30 - 8:30pm 

 6448 $334.31 

Pre-NL
This course is for swimmers who have completed Bronze Cross and are waiting to take their NL. This
course will reinforce the water rescue skills learned in Bronze Cross and introduce the new skills that
will be part of the NLS program. The candidates will work in pairs as well as individuals in preparation
for the next course.
Prerequisite: Bronze Cross & age 14+

 

Sat. Oct 13 & 27
2:30 - 6:30pm

Sun. Oct 14
2:30 - 6:30pm 

6451   $32.00

National Lifeguard (NL)
This intensive 40-hour course will train candidates in advanced water rescue, emergency care and
aquatic supervision. Emphasis will be on accident prevention, leadership, teamwork and communication.
NLS is the standard lifeguarding certification across Canada. 100% attendance is mandatory to complete
the course.
Prerequisite: Bronze Cross (need not be current), 16 years of age by the end of the course. Must hold
a valid Standard First Aid certificate to register in the course.

 

Sat. Oct 12 & 26
5:00 - 9:00pm

Sat. Oct 13 & 27 
10:00am - 7:00pm

Sun. Oct 14 & 28
9:00am - 6:00pm 

6449  $301.96 

National Lifeguard Recertification
Lifeguards are legally required to recertify their qualifications every two years. This clinic will update
lifeguards on the latest develoments in training techniques and statistical research.

 Sun. Oct 28
2:30 - 7:30pm
6452  $104.74 

Aquatic Supervisor Training (AST)
AST provides candidates with a certification opportunity that preparees them for the responsibilities
associated with being aquatic supervisors, head lifeguards or pool managers. As a recognized standard,
AST ensures candidates are familiar with the skills needed to fulfill the requirments of these positions.
AST candidates will learn provincial regulations, legal responsibilities
and the authority of a supervisor. Topics include: aquatic emergencies, facility management, organizational
effectiveness, communication, supervisory skills and risk management.
Prerequisite: National Lifeguard or Lifesaving Instructor Certificate and 100 hours of lifeguarding/instructing
experience.

Thursday Aug 30 
Friday Aug 31
9:30 - 4:30pm
6452  $104.74

Leadership Skills 

Struggling with a specific swimming stroke or skill and need extra help with your advanced aquatic skills? Strokes are not where your Instructor Trainer needs them to be? Let our leadership staff help candidates get their strokes and skills up to the needed leadership level. Ideal for candidates in the Bronze, National Lifesaving and/or Instructors Programs.

FALL 2018  
Dates October 13 to December 8, 2018
When  Saturdays | 12:00 - 12:45pm 
Cost  $6.00 per visit (45 minutes)