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Outdoor Pools

The City of Cornwall Department of Planning, Parks and Recreation operates 5 large outdoor pools during the months of July and August.

In addition, the City operates 2 splashpads in Lamoureux Park and St. Theresa Park. For more information on the splashpads, please click here.

Programs Offered
Red Cross Swim Preschool (for children 3 to 6 years of age and who are ready to leave the parent)
This eight level program allows swimmers to enter various levels based on age and ability.  Kids will enjoy the animal themes and mascots, which have been added to enhance learning and fun.  Five levels are offered outdoors: Sea Otter, Salamander, Sunfish, Crocodile and Whale.
Red Cross Swim Kids (for children 5 years of age or older)
This 10 level program fits with today's swimmers: Swimming and Water Safety skills are taught in the water so kids are active and wet - promotes success and encourages lifelong fitness.

Canadian Swim Patrol  -The Canadian Swim Patrol program is the on-ramp to lifeguarding. Ability is the only prerequisite.  The Swim Patrol provides enriched training for those who are ready to go beyond learn-to-swim. Swim Patrol's three levels - Rookie, Ranger, and Star - continue to develop participants' swim strokes and provide the skill foundation that prepares them for success in the Society's Bronze medal awards.

Rookie Patrol: Swimmers continue stroke development with 50 m swims of front crawl, back crawl and breaststroke. Lifesaving Sport skills include a 25 m obstacle swim and 15 m object carry. First aid focuses on assessment of conscious victims, contacting EMS and treatment for bleeding. Fitness improves in 350 m workouts and 100 m timed swims.

Ranger Patrol: Swimmers develop better strokes over 75 m swims of each stroke. They tackle Lifesaving Sport skills in a lifesaving medley, timed object support and rescue with a buoyant aid. First aid focuses on assessment of unconscious victims, treatment of victims in shock and obstructed airway procedures. Skill drills develop a strong lifesaving foundation.

Star Patrol: Swimmers are challenged with 600 m workouts, 300 m timed swims and a 25 m object carry. Strokes are refined over 100 m swims. First aid focuses on treatment of bone or joint injuries and respiratory emergencies including asthma and allergic reactions. Lifesaving skills include defence methods, victim removals and rolling over and supporting a victim face up in shallow water.

Prerequisite:  None.

Bronze Star: Get a head start by taking Bronze Star. An 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 400 m swim.

Bronze Medallion & Emergency First Aid  (prerequisite 13 years of age or Bronze Star - proof of age and qualifications required).
This is a pre-requisite for all advanced Lifesaving education. This course teaches responses to complex water rescue situations. It develops physical fitness, decision-making and judgement skills.
Bronze Cross  (prerequisite Bronze Medallion & Emergency first aid - proof of qualifications required).
Bronze Cross challenges Life Savers with more advanced training and introduces safe supervision in aquatic facilities, the principles of teamwork, procedures and use of special equipment.
Session Dates
There are FOUR sessions of swimming lessons offered in the summer.  Each session is approximately TWO weeks in length. Monday to Friday between 10 a.m. and 12:00 noon.
Session #1 June 30 - July 11  
Session #2 July 14 - July 25
Session #3 July 28 - August 8
Session #4 August 11 - August 22
Registration Fees 

$46.38  One Session, One Child (Lessons)
$129.14  One Session, Family Rate (3 or more children - Lessons)
$175.52  Four Sessions, One Child (Lessons)



 Four Sessions, Family Rate (Lessons)
Bronze Star (exam fees included)

$167.62  Bronze Medallion & E.F.A. (exam fee & manuals included)
$122.10  Bronze Medallion & E.F.A (exam fees included, manuals not included)
$116.10  Bronze Cross (exam fees included)
$18.00  Special Activities (Diving, Synchro and Speed Swimming)

Mail in (or) Register in person at the Cornwall Aquatic Centre (100 Water St. E.) commencing Friday April 4, 2014.  Office Hours are Monday to Friday 7 a.m. to 10 p.m., Saturday and Sunday 7 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Click here for Swimming Lessons Schedule (PDF)
Click here for Outdoor Lessons Registration Form (PDF) 

Outdoor Pool Schedule 

 Monday to Friday

 10 a.m. - 12 noon

 Red Cross Swimming Lessons
 Preschool & Kids Levels 1-10, Bronze Cross and Bronze  
 12 noon - 12:45 p.m. Special Activities (Diving, Synchro and Speed Swimming)
 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. Free Public Swimming
 4:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. Staff In-Service Training
 3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. Wednesday Staff Training
 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. Public Swimming (Pay Swim)


Evening Swims
All 5 pools will be open from June 30 to July 25 (weather permitting), from 6:00 - 8:00 p.m.  for public swimming
(Pay Swim)

Evening Swim Schedule from August July 28 to August 22 - 6:00 - 8:00 p.m.

Monday, Wednesday & Friday Tuesday & Thursday
Mattice Pool - Edward & Lennox  St. Francis Pool - 2nd St. W. & Legion   
St. Joseph Pool - Easton & Jarvis   Terry Fox Pool - Mercier & Ross
Reg Campbell Pool - Leitch Dr. & Fraser Rd. 

Weekend Swims
Saturday and Sunday commencing June 21 to August 17 from 1:30 - 4:30 p.m. Public Swim (Pay Swim)
Swim Fees (applicable taxes included)

 Adults $3.35
 Children $2.85
 Students $3.25
 Seniors $3.25

  Accessibility          $2.85


 Outdoor Pools, Locations and Features

 St. Francis Pool419 Second St. West Outdoor pool, 5 lanes 25 metres. Attached wading pool
 Terry Fox Pool 304 Mercier St. Outdoor pool, 5 lanes 25 metres. Attached wading pool
 St. Joseph Pool 1310 Easton St. Outdoor pool, 5 lanes 25 metres. Attached wading pool
 Reg Campbell Pool 637 Fraser Ave. Outdoor pool, 5 lanes 25 metres. Attached wading pool
 Mattice Pool 30 Edward St. Outdoor pool, 5 lanes 25 metres. Attached wading pool

  Enjoy a COOL POOL on hot days!