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.

 

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.

Visit eFun to reserve lane swims at select indoor pools.

Reserving a lane swim is a great way to plan your day, but is not required. You can still walk-in and swim without a reservation.

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.

Lane Swim Fees

Fees are listed on Drop-in Swimming. Reserve a lane swim online and pay when you arrive at the community centre/pool.

Rules

  • Limit one booking per day
  • Arrive 10 minutes before your lane swim starts
  • Your reservation will be held until 10 minutes after your lane swim starts before being offered to the next available walk-in
  • Changerooms may be closed. Arrive already in swimwear
  • 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.

Locations

The following locations are offering online reservations for lane swim.

Step-by-Step Guide to Reserving Lane Swims 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 Drop-in Swimming 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 reserve your lane swim!

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.

Starting July 20, 2020, community recreation centres are open for limited use, including indoor pools for drop-in leisure and lane swim only. 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
  • keep to your own social circles

All outdoor pools are open, except for pools under construction: Donald D. Summerville and Kiwanis.

  • Cost: free
  • Hours: 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. daily
    • lane swim, if available: 11 a.m. to noon
    • leisure swim: noon to 8 p.m.
  • Leisure swim will be prioritized over lane swim to give as many swimmers as possible the chance to cool off

Find an Outdoor Pool

Leisure Swim

45-minute sessions, starting on the hour.

Lane Swim

  • One person/lane
  • 30-minute sessions, starting on the hour and half-hour

Outdoor Pool Sign-In

Everyone must sign-in, even if you’re not swimming. This includes:

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

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

Using the Pool and Changerooms

Try to come dressed for the pool. If you’re already dressed for the pool, you must go to the rinse area and rinse off before entering the pool deck.

Only two people will be allowed in the changeroom at the same time. After changing, you must go to the rinse area and rinse off before entering the pool deck.

Once your swim session has ended, you will leave through the deck’s emergency exit unless you need to use a washroom.

Splash/spray pads are open. Some may have the same hours as nearby outdoor pools and others may be open from dawn to dusk.

10 of the City’s lifeguard supervised swimming beaches are open. Visit Beaches to find out more.

Wading pools will begin to open on July 1, 2020, on a location-by-location basis over an 11-day period.

Find the schedule for individual wading pools: