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Get in the Swim!

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The City of Greater Sudbury operates five indoor pools for the health and enjoyment of residents. Programs include swimming lessons, aquatics, recreational swimming, advanced leadership programs and more. Check this page to learn more about pool locations, schedules, fees and programs. Please visit this site often. We'll be adding information about programs and services, as it becomes available.

Pool Locations
Pool Rentals
Pool Admission Policy
Holiday Closures
 

 

Pool Locations

Gatchell Pool

43 Irving Street
Sudbury, ON 
Phone: 705-688-3905
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Howard Armstrong Recreation Centre
4040 Elmview Drive
Hanmer, ON
Phone: 705-688-3906
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Nickel District Pool

1940 Hawthorne St.
Sudbury, ON
Phone: 705-688-3907
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Onaping Falls Pool

1 Hillside Drive

Onaping, ON
Phone: 705-688-3908
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R.G. Dow Pool

38 Market Street (Veterans Road)
Copper Cliff, ON
Phone: 705-688-3909
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Pool Rentals

All pool rentals include two lifeguards. All pool rentals require evidence of insurance in accordance with the City's insurance policy.  Insurance may be purchased at any Citizen Service Centre.

Gatchell, R. G. Dow, Nickel District, Howard Armstrong Recreation Centre: per occasion - 50 minutes, $136.00

Onaping Pool: per occasion - 50 minutes, $70.00.

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Pool Admission Policy

Admission standards for Public Pools have been developed by the Office of the Chief Coroner to assist in maintaining adequate surveillance over the whereabouts and activities of young bathers while they are inside the pool enclosure.  The Ministry of Health and Long Term Care strongly support these Standards for the purpose of preventing injuries and fatalities.  The following admission standards are enforced at all recreational swims.

All children 10 years and under, who are non swimmers, may not be admitted to the swimming pool unless they are accompanied by a parent or guardian who is at least 16 years of age and responsible for their direct supervision with arm's reach in the water.

The ratio of nonswimmers to parent or guardian are:
•    6 years and under 2:1
•    7 to 10 years 5:1 (if lifejackets are worn by all kids at all times)

Children between the ages of 7-10 who are swimmers (pass the facility swim test) may be admitted to the swimming pool unaccompanied.  Parents/guardians must be present for the swim test. Children wearing personal floatation devices (water wings, lifejackets, etc.) must be under the direct supervision of a parent or guardian in the water at all times, and must remain in the shallow end within arm's length.

Swim Test Criteria
Front swim 30 metres and tread water for 1 minute.
Lifeguard must see an attempt at over arm recovery with a near horizontal body position for swim portion.  Treading water, a vertical body position, with head staying above water while staying in one place.
Lifeguards reserve the right to have any swimmer complete the test to determine the competency to use the deep end of the pool.

Children 11 years of age and older may swim without a parent or guardian but it is recommended to always swim with a buddy.  Safety comes first.

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Holiday Closures

All City of Greater Sudbury Swimming Pools will be closed for the following holidays unless otherwise stated:

2014:

  • January 1 (New Year's Day)
  • February 17 (Family Day)
  • April 18 (Good Friday)
  • April 21 (Easter Monday)
  • May 19 (Victoria Day)
  • July 1 (Canada Day)
  • August 4 (Civic Holiday)
  • September 1 (Labour Day)
  • October 13 (Thanksgiving Day)
  • November 11 (Remembrance Day)
  • December 25 (Christmas Day)
  • December 26 (Boxing Day)

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