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Greater Sudbury

Gatchell Pool

Address:

43 Irving Street
Sudbury, ON
Phone: 705-688-3905

Pool Policies

Birthday Parties/Pool Rentals

Holiday Closures

 

Public Swim Fees

Age One Swim 10 Swims 3 Months
17 and under or with student card $4.00 $38.00 $76.00
Adult (18 to 64) $5.50 $44.00 $100.00
Senior (65 and up) $4.00 $38.00 $76.00
Family (2 adults + children) $11.00 $88.00 $176.00

Public Swim (Starting September 12)

Our public swim is open for all ages to enjoy. Regular diapers are not permitted in the water; babies must wear swim diapers.  Please see Pool Admission Policy, Rules and Guidelines. Registration is not required. 

Public Swim Schedule:
  • Mondays: 9:00 a.m. to 9:55 a.m.
  • Tuesdays: 9:00 a.m. to 9:55 a.m.
  • Wednesdays: 9:00 a.m. to 9:55 a.m. or 6:30 p.m. to 7:25 p.m.
  • Thursdays: 9:00 a.m. to 9:55 a.m.
  • Fridays: 9:00 a.m. to 9:55 a.m. or 7:30 p.m. to 8:25 p.m.

Family Swim  (Starting September 12)

Our family swim provides all members of the family the opportunity to enjoy swimming together. Registration is not required. All children must be accompanied in the water by an adult. Regular diapers are not permitted in the water; babies must wear swim diapers. Please see Pool Admission Policy, Rules and Guidelines. 

Family Swim Schedule:
  • Wednesdays: 2:00 p.m. to 2:55 p.m.
  • Saturdays: 1:00 p.m. to 2:25 p.m.
  • Thursdays: 7:30pm to 8:25pm
  • Fridays: 6:30pm to 7:25pm

Adult Swim (Starting September 12)

Registration is not required. Swimmers must be age 18 and up. There are lanes set up for those who want to swim laps, as well as a designated space for those who wish to do their own aquatic exercise.

Adult Swim Schedule:

Day

Afternoon

Evening

Monday

Noon to 12:55 p.m.

8:30 p.m. to 9:25 p.m.

Tuesday

Noon to 12:55 p.m.

8:30 p.m. to 9:25 p.m.

Wednesday

Noon to 12:55 p.m.

8:30 p.m. to 9:25 p.m.

Thursday

Noon to 12:55 p.m.

8:30 p.m. to  9:25 p.m.

Friday

Noon to 12:55 p.m.

8:30 p.m. to 9:25 p.m.

Saturday

4:00 p.m. to 4:55 p.m.

 

 

Lane Swim (Starting September 12)

Lane swim is open to individuals looking to swim lengths for endurance, fitness and exercise. During designated lane swims, the pool will be divided into lanes and participants are encouraged to swim in the lane that best matches their speed and ability.

Lane Swim Schedule:
  • Tuesdays: early morning 6:30 a.m. to 7:25 a.m.
  • Thursdays: early morning 6:30 a.m. to 7:25 a.m.

Female Only Swim (Starting September 12)

Female only swim is open to females of any age who wish to come and swim lengths, do their own aquatic exercises or just have a leisurely swim. Registration is not required.

Female Swim Schedule:
  • Wednesdays: 1:00 p.m. to 1:55 p.m.

Private and Semi-Private Lessons

For more information, or to schedule one-on-one or small group swimming lessons, please visit us in person or call us at 705-688-3905.

  • Private (Three 30-minute lessons): $114.00
  • Semi-Private (Six 30-minute lessons): $114.00

Feel Free to Feel Fit (September 17 to December 18, 2016)

Enjoy one free swim each week! After each free swim, speak to front desk staff about free return transportation aboard Greater Sudbury Transit.

Registration is not required. Children age 10 and under must be accompanied by an adult age 16 or over and must remain within arm’s reach of that adult. Regular diapers are not permitted in the water; babies must wear swim diapers. Please see Pool Admission Policy, Rules and Guidelines. 

  • Saturdays: 2:30 p.m. to 3:55 p.m.

Swimming Lesson Fees

Program Price
Parents and Tots $79.00
Gym and Swim $90.00
Preschool 1 to 5 $79.00
Preschool Fitness $79.00
Swimmer 1 to 9 $79.00
Bronze Star $84.00
Bronze Medallion/Emergency First Aid/CPR $143.00
Bronze Cross $145.00
Lifesaving Society Assistant Instructor $143.00
Junior Lifeguard Club $88.50
Endurance Fitness Swimmer $84.00
Teen Swimming Lessons $84.00
Adult Swimming Lessons $90.50

Register Online, at your nearest Citizen Service Centre, at your Municipal Pool or dial 3-1-1 for the following sessions.
 

Parents and Tots (Ages 4 months to 3 years)

Regular diapers are not permitted in the water; babies must wear swim diapers. One parent must accompany their child in the pool. Please see Pool Admission Policy, Rules and Guidelines. 

Spend quality time with your child while you both have fun learning and socializing. Through structured in-water interaction between parent and child, we stress the importance of play by developing positive attitudes and skills in the water. We provide Lifesaving Society Water Smart tips on keeping your child safe in any aquatic setting. Certified instructors provide guidance and answers to your questions.

Register Online, at your nearest Citizen Service Centre, at your Municipal Pool or dial 3-1-1 for the following sessions.

One 30-minute lesson per week for 8 weeks

Families enrolling more than two children qualify for a 50% discount for additional children if registered within the regular swim lesson program. (Excludes private, semi-private and advanced lifesaving lessons.)

Winter Session Registration Opens December 3, 2016:

January 2 2017 to February 26 2017

Late Winter Session Registration Opens January 23, 2017:

February 27 2017 to April 23 2017

Choose one day when registering:

  • Wednesdays: 6:00 p.m.
  • Saturdays: 9:00 a.m.

Preschool 1 (Ages 3 to 5)

Children must be 3 years old prior to the first class. Children who turn 6 years old after completing Preschool 1 must register for Swimmer 1.

With the help of our qualified instructors, preschoolers will have fun learning to get in and out of the water. We will help them jump into shallow water. They will try floats, glide on their front and back, and learn the importance of wearing a Personal Flotation Device. They will also learn to get their face wet and blow bubbles underwater.

Register Online, at your nearest Citizen Service Centre, at your Municipal Pool or dial 3-1-1 for the following sessions.

One 30-minute lesson per week for 8 weeks

Families enrolling more than two children qualify for a 50% discount for additional children if registered within the regular swim lesson program. (Excludes private, semi-private and advanced lifesaving lessons.)

Winter Session Registration Opens December 3, 2016:

January 2 2017 to February 26 2017

Late Winter Session Registration Opens January 23, 2017:

February 27 2017 to April 23 2017

Choose one day and time when registering:

  • Mondays: 6:15 p.m.
  • Wednesdays: 5:30 p.m. or 6:00 p.m.
  • Thursdays: 6:15 p.m.
  • Saturdays: 9:00 a.m. or 10:15 a.m.

Preschool 2 (Ages 3 to 5)

Children must be 3 years old prior to the first class and be comfortable in the water. Children who turn 6 years old after completing Preschool 2 must register for Swimmer 1.

These preschoolers will learn to jump into shallow water by themselves, and get in and get out of the pool while wearing a Personal Flotation Device. They will submerge and exhale underwater. They will also learn to swim with a buoyant aid and work on moving through the water on their front and back while kicking their feet.

Register Online, at your nearest Citizen Service Centre, at your Municipal Pool or dial 3-1-1 for the following sessions.

One 30-minute lesson per week for 8 weeks

Families enrolling more than two children qualify for a 50% discount for additional children if registered within the regular swim lesson program. (Excludes private, semi-private and advanced lifesaving lessons.)

Winter Session Registration Opens December 3, 2016:

January 2 2017 to February 26 2017

Late Winter Session Registration Opens January 23, 2017:

February 27 2017 to April 23 2017

Choose one day at time of registration:

  • Mondays: 6:15 p.m.
  • Tuesdays: 5:00 p.m.
  • Wednesdays: 6:00 p.m.
  • Thursdays: 6:15 p.m.
  • Fridays: 11:00 a.m.
  • Saturdays: 9:00 a.m.

Preschool 3 (Ages 3 to 5)

Children must have successfully completed Preschool 2.

These youngsters will jump into shallow and deep water wearing a Personal Flotation Device. They will learn to swim distances of 3 to 5 metres on their front and back. They will also be taught to recover objects from the bottom of the pool.

Register Online, at your nearest Citizen Service Centre, at your Municipal Pool or dial 3-1-1 for the following sessions.

One 30-minute lesson per week for 8 weeks

Families enrolling more than two children qualify for a 50% discount for additional children if registered within the regular swim lesson program. (Excludes private, semi-private and advanced lifesaving lessons.)

Winter Session Registration Opens December 3, 2016:

January 2 2017 to February 26 2017

Late Winter Session Registration Opens January 23, 2017:

February 27 2017 to April 23 2017

Choose one day and time when registering:

  • Mondays: 6:30 p.m.
  • Tuesdays: 5:00 p.m. or 6:00 p.m.
  • Wednesdays: 5:30 p.m.
  • Thursdays: 6:15 p.m.
  • Fridays: 11:00 a.m.
  • Saturdays: 9:00 a.m.

Preschool 4 (Ages 3 to 5)

Children must have successfully completed Preschool 3.

Advanced preschoolers will learn to do solo jumps into deeper water and get out by themselves. They will do sideways entries and open their eyes underwater. They will master a short swim on their front while wearing a lifejacket and learn to glide and kick on their side. 

Register Online, at your nearest Citizen Service Centre, at your Municipal Pool or dial 3-1-1 for the following sessions.

One 30-minute lesson per week for 8 weeks

Families enrolling more than two children qualify for a 50% discount for additional children if registered within the regular swim lesson program. (Excludes private, semi-private and advanced lifesaving lessons.)

Winter Session Registration Opens December 3, 2016:

January 2 2017 to February 26 2017

Late Winter Session Registration Opens January 23, 2017:

February 27 2017 to April 23 2017

Choose one day at time of registration:

  • Mondays: 6:15 p.m.
  • Tuesdays: 6:00 p.m.
  • Wednesdays: 5:30 p.m.
  • Thursdays: 6:15 p.m.
  • Fridays: 11:30am
  • Saturdays: 9:30 a.m.

Preschool 5 (Ages 3 to 5)

Children must have successfully completed Preschool 4.

While wearing a Personal Flotation Device (PFD), these youngsters get more adventurous with a forward roll entry into the pool. They will also tread water for 10 seconds. They will work on front and back crawl for 5 metres as well as whip kick in a vertical position for 20 seconds with a PFD or buoyant aid.

Register Online, at your nearest Citizen Service Centre, at your Municipal Pool or dial 3-1-1 for the following sessions.

One 30-minute lesson per week for 8 weeks

Families enrolling more than two children qualify for a 50% discount for additional children if registered within the regular swim lesson program. (Excludes private, semi-private and advanced lifesaving lessons.)

Winter Session Registration Opens December 3, 2016:

January 2 2017 to February 26 2017

Late Winter Session Registration Opens January 23, 2017:

February 27 2017 to April 23 2017

Choose one day at time of registration:

  • Mondays: 6:15 p.m.
  • Tuesdays: 6:00 p.m.
  • Wednesdays: 5:30 p.m.
  • Thursdays: 6:15 p.m.
  • Fridays: 11:30 am
  • Saturdays: 9:30 a.m.

Swimmer 1 (Ages 6+)

Children must be 6 years old prior to the first class.

These beginners will become comfortable jumping into the water with and without a Personal Flotation Device. They will learn to open their eyes, exhale and hold their breath underwater. They will gain the skills to confidently retrieve objects from the bottom of the pool. They will work on floats, glides and kick through the water on their front and back.

Register Online, at your nearest Citizen Service Centre, at your Municipal Pool or dial 3-1-1 for the following sessions.

One 45-minute lesson per week for 8 weeks

Families enrolling more than two children qualify for a 50% discount for additional children if registered within the regular swim lesson program. (Excludes private, semi-private and advanced lifesaving lessons.)

Winter Session Registration Opens December 3, 2016:

January 2 2017 to February 26 2017

Late Winter Session Registration Opens January 23, 2017:

February 27 2017 to April 23 2017

Choose one day at time of registration:

  • Mondays: 6:45 p.m.
  • Thursdays: 5:30 p.m.
  • Saturdays: 9:30 a.m.

Swimmer 2 (Ages 6+)

Children must be 6 years old prior to the first class and have completed Swimmer 1 or Preschool 4 or Preschool 5.

These 2nd level beginners will jump into deeper water, and learn to be comfortable rolling sideways into the water wearing a Personal Flotation Device. They will be able to support themselves at the surface without an aid, learn whip kick in a vertical position with an aid, and swim the front and back crawl to distances of 10 metres.

Register Online, at your nearest Citizen Service Centre, at your Municipal Pool or dial 3-1-1 for the following sessions.

One 45-minute lesson per week for 8 weeks

Families enrolling more than two children qualify for a 50% discount for additional children if registered within the regular swim lesson program. (Excludes private, semi-private and advanced lifesaving lessons.)

Winter Session Registration Opens December 3, 2016:

January 2 2017 to February 26 2017

Late Winter Session Registration Opens January 23, 2017:

February 27 2017 to April 23 2017

Choose one day at time of registration:

  • Mondays: 6:45 p.m.
  • Tuesdays: 5:00 p.m.
  • Wednesdays: 5:45 p.m.
  • Thursdays: 5:30 p.m.
  • Saturdays: 9:30 a.m.

Swimmer 3 (Ages 6+)

Children must have successfully completed Swimmer 2.

These junior swimmers will learn to kneel-dive and roll into the water. New skills will be introduced such as handstands and in-water somersaults. They will work on the proper mechanics for front and back crawl for 15 metres. They will also perform interval training 4 x 15 meters using flutter kick while improving endurance.

Register Online, at your nearest Citizen Service Centre, at your Municipal Pool or dial 3-1-1 for the following sessions.

One 45-minute lesson per week for 8 weeks

Families enrolling more than two children qualify for a 50% discount for additional children if registered within the regular swim lesson program. (Excludes private, semi-private and advanced lifesaving lessons.)

Winter Session Registration Opens December 3, 2016:

January 2 2017 to February 26 2017

Late Winter Session Registration Opens January 23, 2017:

February 27 2017 to April 23 2017

Choose one day at time of registration:

  • Mondays: 6:45 p.m.
  • Tuesdays: 5:45 p.m.
  • Wednesdays: 5:45 p.m.
  • Thursdays: 5:30 p.m.
  • Saturdays: 9:30 a.m.

Swimmer 4 (Ages 6+)

Children must have successfully completed Swimmer 3.

These intermediate swimmers will refine their diving skills. They will wrestle with whip kick, this time learning to perform the kick on their front. They will also learn the next step in breaststroke by practicing drills to work on their breaststroke arms. They will learn to swim underwater and tread water for one minute. As well as learning new skills, they will build their endurance. For this level, swimmers will perform interval training 4 x 25 metres using front or back crawl.

Register Online, at your nearest Citizen Service Centre, at your Municipal Pool or dial 3-1-1 for the following sessions.

One 45-minute lesson per week for 8 weeks

Families enrolling more than two children qualify for a 50% discount for additional children if registered within the regular swim lesson program. (Excludes private, semi-private and advanced lifesaving lessons.)

Winter Session Registration Opens December 3, 2016:

January 2 2017 to February 26 2017

Late Winter Session Registration Opens January 23, 2017:

February 27 2017 to April 23 2017

Choose one day at time of registration:

  • Mondays: 6:45 p.m.
  • Tuesdays: 5:45 p.m.
  • Thursdays: 5:30 p.m.
  • Saturdays: 10:00 a.m.

Swimmer 5 (Ages 6+)

Children must have successfully completed Swimmer 4.

These swimmers will master shallow dive entries and cannonballs, eggbeater kicks, and in-water backward somersaults. They will refine their front and back crawl with over 50-metre swims of each. They will also put together the whip kick and breaststroke arms to perform the breaststroke. They will pick up the pace in 25-metre sprints and perform interval training 4 x 50 metres using front or back crawl.

Register Online, at your nearest Citizen Service Centre, at your Municipal Pool or dial 3-1-1 for the following sessions.

One 45-minute lesson per week for 8 weeks

Families enrolling more than two children qualify for a 50% discount for additional children if registered within the regular swim lesson program. (Excludes private, semi-private and advanced lifesaving lessons.)

Winter Session Registration Opens December 3, 2016:

January 2 2017 to February 26 2017

Late Winter Session Registration Opens January 23, 2017:

February 27 2017 to April 23 2017

Choose one day at time of registration:

  • Mondays: 6:15 p.m.
  • Tuesdays: 5:45 p.m.
  • Thursdays: 5:30 p.m.
  • Saturdays: 10:15 a.m.

Swimmer 6 (Ages 6+)

Children must have successfully completed Swimmer 5.

These advanced swimmers will rise to the challenge of sophisticated aquatic skills like compact jump entries, stride entry into deep water, and lifesaving kicks like the eggbeater and scissor kick. They will develop strength and power in head-up breaststroke sprints over 25 metres. They will also perform interval training and 300-metre workouts.

Register Online, at your nearest Citizen Service Centre, at your Municipal Pool or dial 3-1-1 for the following sessions.

One 45-minute lesson per week for 8 weeks

Families enrolling more than two children qualify for a 50% discount for additional children if registered within the regular swim lesson program. (Excludes private, semi-private and advanced lifesaving lessons.)

Winter Session Registration Opens December 3, 2016:

January 2 2017 to February 26 2017

Late Winter Session Registration Opens January 23, 2017:

February 27 2017 to April 23 2017

Choose one day at time of registration:

  • Mondays: 6:15 p.m.
  • Saturdays: 10:15 a.m.

Swimmer 7 - Rookie Patrol (Ages 6+)

Children must have successfully completed Swimmer 6.

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

Register Online, at your nearest Citizen Service Centre, at your Municipal Pool or dial 3-1-1 for the following sessions.

One 45-minute lesson per week for 8 weeks

Families enrolling more than two children qualify for a 50% discount for additional children if registered within the regular swim lesson program. (Excludes private, semi-private and advanced lifesaving lessons.)

Winter Session Registration Opens December 3, 2016:

January 2 2017 to February 26 2017

Late Winter Session Registration Opens January 23, 2017:

February 27 2017 to April 23 2017

Choice of one day only:

  • Thursdays: 6:45 p.m.

Swimmer 8 - Ranger Patrol (Ages 6+)

Children must have successfully completed Swimmer 7 (Rookie Patrol).

Swimmers develop better strokes over 75 metre 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.

Register Online, at your nearest Citizen Service Centre, at your Municipal Pool or dial 3-1-1 for the following sessions.

One 45-minute lesson per week for 8 weeks

Families enrolling more than two children qualify for a 50% discount for additional children if registered within the regular swim lesson program. (Excludes private, semi-private and advanced lifesaving lessons.)

Winter Session Registration Opens December 3, 2016:

January 2 2017 to February 26 2017

Late Winter Session Registration Opens January 23, 2017:

February 27 2017 to April 23 2017

Choice of one day only:

  • Thursdays: 6:45 p.m.

Swimmer 9 - Star Patrol (Ages 6+)

Children must have successfully completed Swimmer 8 (Ranger Patrol).

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

Register Online, at your nearest Citizen Service Centre, at your Municipal Pool or dial 3-1-1 for the following sessions.

One 45-minute lesson per week for 8 weeks

Families enrolling more than two children qualify for a 50% discount for additional children if registered within the regular swim lesson program. (Excludes private, semi-private and advanced lifesaving lessons.)

Winter Session Registration Opens December 3, 2016:

January 2 2017 to February 26 2017

Late Winter Session Registration Opens January 23, 2017:

February 27 2017 to April 23 2017

Choice of one day only:

  • Thursdays: 6:45 p.m.

Endurance Fitness Swimmer

The Fitness Swimmer program is for swimmers of any age who want to improve their overall physical fitness in the water. Fitness Swimmer provides a structured approach based on accepted training principles and practices including interval training. Participants set their own goals.

Register Online, at your nearest Citizen Service Centre, at your Municipal Pool or dial 3-1-1 for the following sessions.

One 45 minute lesson per week for 8 weeks

Winter Session Registration Opens December 3, 2016:

January 2 2017 to February 26 2017

Late Winter Session Registration Opens January 23, 2017:

February 27 2017 to April 23 2017

Choice of one day only:

  • Wednesdays: 5:15 p.m.


 

Aqua Fitness Fees 

Includes Parent and Tot Aquacise, Aquacise, AquaTherapy, Deep Water Aquacise, Advanced Aquatic Boot Camp, and Aqua Zumba®.

Class Adult (18 to 64) Senior (65 and up)
1 class $12.50 $12.50
5 classes $46.00 $39.00
10 classes $94.00 $73.00
15 classes $121.00 $99.00
20 classes $156.00 $125.00
40 classes $240.00 $190.00

(All prices include H.S.T.)


 

Aquacise (Starting September 12)

No registration required! Aquacise is an instructor-led, low-impact program that provides a full body workout for people of any age. Each session takes place in the shallow end of the pool. Move along to the music and work at a pace that is comfortable for you. Pool noodles and other aquatic equipment are used to ensure a full body workout. A good comfort level with the water is required.

Aquacise Schedule:
  • Mondays: 11:00 a.m. or 7:30 p.m.
  • Wednesdays: 11:00 a.m. or 7:30 p.m.
  • Fridays: 2:00 p.m.

AquaTherapy (Starting September 12)

AquaTherapy is a slow and therapeutic exercise class that focuses on range of movement, stretching, muscle strengthening, and physical rehabilitation. It is geared towards individuals that have arthritis, are recovering from surgery or injury, or have general aches and pains.

AquaTherapy Schedule:
  • Tuesdays: 11:00 a.m. or 2:00 p.m.
  • Thursdays: 11:00 a.m. or 2:00 p.m.

Deep Water Aquacise (Starting September 12)

Deep Water Aquacise is a full body workout that is done in the deep end of the pool only, while wearing a flotation belt. It offers a more intense workout than the regular Aquacise class. A high comfort level in the water is required.

Deep Water Aquacise Schedule:
  • Tuesdays: 1:00 p.m.
  • Thursdays: 1:00 p.m.