Effective October 10, 2020, some City-run recreation and instructional programs are suspended for the remainder of the year, to help slow the spread of COVID-19. Service changes are outlined on the City’s COVID-19 webpage.

Learn about A New Way to Play: Recreation During COVID-19 for aquatic programs.

 

SwimTO

SwimTO is a quick-start program focused on the opening of the City’s beaches, outdoor pools, wading pools and splash pads to prevent heat related-illnesses while continuing to reduce the spread of COVID-19. Guidelines for recreational water amenities, including enhanced cleaning between swim sessions, are available at toronto.ca/covid19.

Before going to any pool or splash pad, you must complete the Ontario Ministry of Health self-assessment for COVID-19 and if you do not pass the assessment, you should not visit any pool or splash pad.

Visit eFun to reserve lane swims or aquafit classes at select indoor pools.

Online reservation is the fastest and easiest way to reserve a spot but are not required. You can still walk-in without a reservation, space permitting.

Before You Start

To use eFun, you need a family number for your household and a client number for every member of your household. Visit How to Register for Recreation Programs for more information.

Start reserving on Thursday at 7 a.m. for the following Monday through Sunday.

Fees

Make a reservation online for free. Pay when you arrive with either:

  • your current membership
  • pay-as-you-go fee

You do not need to pay at free centres. Fees are listed on Drop-in Swimming.

Guidelines

  • Limit one booking per day person.
  • Lane swims are half-hour/time slot
  • Arrive 10 minutes early for your reservation, for participant safety, late arrivals will not be allowed into aquafitness classes.
  • Changerooms and showers are open.
  • Participants are permitted to bring their own personal equipment with the exception of snorkels. The sharing of equipment is not permitted. Participants are encouraged to wipe down and clean their personal equipment upon returning home.

Can’t Make It?

If you change your mind and/or are no longer able to use your reserved lane swim/aquafit class, contact your local community centre/pool during normal business hours to cancel your booking.

Step-by-Step Guide to Reserving a Lane Swim/Aquafit Class Online

  1. Go to efun.toronto.ca
  2. Select Find Programs
  3. In the left-most column, find the heading Program List
  4. Make sure Only Programs Available For Registration is selected.
  5. Under the heading Program List, choose Reservations to expand the list
  6. Find and choose Swimming
  7. In the right-most column, under the heading Program Listing, select a category to expand all swim times
  8. Find the date and time you want to reserve. If it is available, an Add button will appear in the right-most column.
  9. Select Add
  10. In the new window, enter your client number and your family number. Follow the instructions to complete your lane swim or aquafit class reservation.

Locations

The following locations are offering online reservations.

In compliance with the City of Toronto Mandatory Mask or Face Covering By-Law 541-2020, wearing a mask/face covering is required in indoor public spaces. This includes:

  • changerooms
  • washrooms
  • all other inside spaces

The face-covering can be a mask, scarf, bandana, other cloth covering or non-surgical paper mask as long as it covers your nose and mouth.

You don’t need to wear a mask or face-covering:

  • outdoors
  • on the deck
  • in the pool

The number of swimmers and non-swimmers allowed has been reduced so that people have more space to maintain physical distancing.

Community recreation centres are open for limited use, including indoor pools. Saunas and whirlpools are not open.

Learn more about the reopening of Recreation Centres.

Fees

  • Indoor leisure swim is free for all ages
  • Indoor lane swim fees are found on Drop-In Swimming

Find an Indoor Pool and Swim Hours

Each indoor pool and community centre has its own schedule. Find the schedule for the nearest Recreation Centre online and plan your visit.

Visiting an Indoor Pool

Community Centre Sign-In

Everyone must sign in when using a community centre or an indoor pool. This includes:

  • providing a first name
  • providing an email address or phone number
  • answering COVID-19 screening questions

This will help with Toronto Public Health contact tracing if it’s necessary.

Using the Pool and Changerooms

  • You must wear a mask or cloth face-covering except when in the pool or on the pool deck.
  • Capacity at indoor pools will be limited to allow for physical distancing and so that as many people as possible have the opportunity to swim.

Continue to follow Toronto Public Health guidance while visiting community recreation centres or indoor pools:

  • practise physical distancing
  • practise good hand hygiene often. Wash your hands or use hand sanitizer
  • sneeze or cough into a tissue or your elbow
  • limit contact with people you don’t live with and keep a distance of a least two metres apart.

Outdoor pools, wading pools, splash/spray pads and swimming beaches are closed for the 2020 season.