Community Pools and Splash Pads

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For Questions Contact:

Tori Haffner

Job Title
Administrative Assistant Recreation & Fire
Community Services & Facilities
ext. 701

YOU MAY CONTACT THE FACILITY OPERATOR'S at 226-376-3931 or 519-494-6857.


Dorchester Community Pool - 2021 Program


Swimming Lessons

The Dorchester Community Pool is now accepting swimming lesson registration for Summer 2021!  Staff are working with public health officials to make sure we run a fun, successful and COVID-19 safe program. Although things might look different from previous years, we are confident with the community’s support we can provide this great service for our residents of Thames Centre.

  • Swimming Lessons will begin on Monday, July 5, 2021 and run until Friday, August 27, 2021 (4 two week sessions).

  • We will only be offering swimming lessons for Level 5 – 10, Bronze Cross and Bronze Medallion. 

  • There will be a limited amount of 10 spaces per level timeslot. Spaces are first come, first serve (subject to permission from Province and Middlesex-London Health Unit to proceed).

  • Payment is not required when registering, but we will begin accepting payment the week of June 28, 2021, in the event that any COVID-19-related restrictions result in the requirement to change, reduce or cancel any playground weeks.

  • Payment is required prior to attending your first lesson, in the form of cash or cheque (at the pool) or by calling in a credit card number.

  • Registration can only be completed online. A confirmation email and invoice will be received once the participant(s) is booked, and will take 3-4 business days. 

  • Masks shall be worn in the changerooms and until ready to enter the pool. Masks are mandatory, and all COVID-19 guidelines must be followed. The changerooms will not be available to the public at this time.

  • Private lessons can be offered Monday-Friday from 12:00-1:00pm and cost $21.00 per half hour. If you are interested in signing-up for private lessons, please send an email with your available dates. 


Swimming Session Dates are as follows (no lessons will be offered on Saturday and Sunday):

Session 1: July 5 – July 16, 2021

Session 2: July 19 – July 30, 2021

Session 3: August 2 – August 13, 2021

Session 4: August 16 – August 27, 2021

Swimming Lesson Time Chart:

Level 5 - 9:45 or 11:15 a.m.

Level 6 - 9:45 a.m. or 11:15 a.m.

Level 7 - 9:45 a.m. or 11:15 a.m.

Level 8 - 9:00 a.m. or 10:30 a.m.

Level 9 - 9:00 a.m. or 10:30 a.m.

Level 10 - 9:00 a.m. or 10:30 a.m.

Bronze Medallion - 9:00 - 11:30 a.m.

Bronze Cross - 9:00 - 11:30 a.m.

Swimming Lesson Fees

Level 5 – 10 (45 minute class) = $66.00

Bronze Cross & Medallion (2.5 hour class) = $127.00

If you have any questions, please contact Tori Haffner at


Swimming Lesson Registration

Aqua Fit


  • Starting July 5, 2021 from Monday - Friday 12:00 noon - 12:45 p.m.
  • The cost is based on either a “pay-as-you-go” method for $4.00/day or you can purchase a 10-class punch card for $32.00

Why Aqua Fit? Using the buoyancy of water, Aqua Fit helps you strengthen your muscles and improve your cardiovascular fitness without subjecting your body to additional wear and tear. If you are recovering from an injury Aqua Fit doesn’t put added stress on your joints. And if you are new, don’t worry! Your instructor will offer plenty of modifications to increase or decrease the difficulty of the moves.

Aqua Fit is a lot of fun, gets you outside and keeps you active during the summer months all while keeping cool in the water!

Public Pool

The Dorchester Community Pool is open starting Wednesday, June 16, 2021. The June hours are: 

  • Monday- Friday 4:00 - 7:00 p.m.
  • Saturday & Sunday 1:00 - 8:00 p.m.
  • Located at 4275 Hamilton Road, Dorchester
Wading Pool

The Wading Pool is open starting Wednesday, June 16, 2021. The June hours are: 

  • Monday- Friday 10:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
  • Saturday & Sunday 1:00 - 8:00 p.m.
  • Located at 4275 Hamilton Road, Dorchester
Splash Pads

Located at 4275 Hamilton Road, Dorchester and 265 Upper Queen Street, Thorndale

  • The Dorchester and Thorndale Splash Pads are now open daily from 10:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.