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For swim times over the Christmas Break click on Holiday Happenings.

Pool Admission Standards

Children under 10 years who are non-swimmers MUST be accompanied by an individual who is 14 years or older and responsible for their direct supervision. Maximum ratio 3:1. Children under 10 years who are strong swimmers may take the facility swim test to determine if they can enter the pool by themselves. Children 7 years & under MUST be accompanied by an individual 14 years or older.

Code of Behaviour

The Town of Hanover endeavours to provide the highest level of safety and enjoyment to all participants and staff members for the duration of its programs. The guidelines have been developed to ensure that all involved are aware of acceptable behaviour. Course language, physical and aggressive behaviour, inappropriate or uncooperative behaviour will be recorded, reported and may result in removal from the program and/or facility.

TYPE
 
1 VISIT

10 VISIT PASS

20 VISIT PASS

6 MONTH MEMBERSHIPYEARLY MEMBERSHIP
           
Preschool (Under 4 years) $3.75 $31.88 $60.00 $105.63 $170.87
Student (5 to 17 years) $4.75 $40.38 $76.00 $163.05 $259.57
Senior (65+ years) NEW $4.75 $40.38 $76.00 $163.05 $259.57
Adult (18 years & older) $5.50 $46.75 $88.00 $202.18 $339.12
Aquafit (Instructor led) $6.75 $60.75 $121.50 $202.18 $339.12
Family (same household, max. 5) $12.25 $104.13 $196.00 $349.67 $568.67
Additional Family Members $2.50 each HST included where applicable    
6 MONTH PASS INCLUDES: Admission to any public swim program listed above - valid for 6 months from date of purchase.
YEAR MEMBERSHIP INCLUDES:
Admission to any public swim program listed above plus shinny and 10% off Hanover Parks, Recreation & Culture program registration fees - valid for 1 year from date of purchase.
MONDAYTUESDAYWEDNESDAYTHURSDAYFRIDAYSATURDAYSUNDAY
LANE SWIM | Main pool, swirlpool & sauna. Swim in a loop in a slow, medium or fast lane.   
6:00 - 8:00am
11:45 - 12:45pm
6:00 - 8:00am
11:45 - 12:45pm
8:35 - 10:00pm

6:00 - 8:00am
11:45 - 12:45pm
8:00 - 9:15pm
6:00 - 8:00am
11:45 - 12:45pm
8:35 - 10:00pm
6:00 - 8:00am
11:45 - 12:45pm
 7:00 - 8:30am  11:45 - 12:45pm
AQUAFIT | Drop In Classes. 45 Minute Classes with 15 minutes at end to enjoy sauna and swirlpool. 
8:30 - 9:15am

8:30 - 9:15am
Deep End
7:35 - 8:20pm

8:30 - 9:15am
8:30 - 9:15am
Circuit Training
7:35 - 8:20pm

8:30 - 9:15 am    
AQUALITE | Drop In Classes. 45 Minute Classes with 15 minutes at end to enjoy sauna and swirlpool.
  3:00 - 3:45pm

  3:00 - 3:45pm

     
ADULT & TOT | Wading pool play time for 6 yrs & under with adult. Toddlers must wear tight-legged plastic pants or special pool pant diaper! Diapers are not recommended. No more than 3 children per adult. Little swimmers ae available at the customer service desk for $2.50 each.
11:30 - 12:30 pm 11:30 - 12:30 pm
6:30 - 7:30 pm

11:30 - 12:30 pm 11:30 -12:30pm 11:30 - 12:30 pm    
FAMILY SWIM | Children under 18 must be accompanied into the pool by an adult.
             Toonie Swim
10:30 - 11:30am
PUBLIC SWIM | Entire pool. 
   
 Toonie Swim
6:45 - 7:45pm
  
  Toonie Swim
6:30 - 7:30pm
 1:00 - 3:00pm  1:00 - 3:00pm
ADULT/SENIOR | Main pool, swirlpool, sauna.  *One lane available for leisure swim only.

 3:00 - 4:00pm

3:00 - 4:00pm
Deep End Only
Leisure Swim

3:00 - 4:00pm

3:00 - 4:00pm
Deep End Only
Leisure Swim

3:00 - 4:00pm

   

Coin lockers are available - 25 or 50 cents. Please lock your belongings.

Schedule Changes:  

  • Fridays October 27 & November 24 | PA Day Swims 1 - 2:30pm
  • Sunday October 8 & Monday October 9 | Happy Thanksgiving | Pool Closed
  • Friday November 24 | Pool Closed 6:30 - 7:30pm
  • Sunday November 26 | Pool Closed 1:00 - 3:00pm

We are excited to offer you the ability to easily and securely view and purchase programs, memberships and passes online!  
Our Online Registration System is:
Fast! No more line ups.
Easy! Memberships are just a few clicks away.
Timely! With anytime, around the clock access
Convenient! Purchase from the comfort of your home
Secure! Your account information remains private.

Create your Account Online or Register Now 

 519.364.2310  
269 7th Avenue Hanover, ON N4N 2H5
 recreation@hanover.ca

Waitlists

If a class was filled before your form was processed, you will be waitlisted ONLY if you aren’t accommodated in any of your other options – you will be contacted should a space become available prior to the second lesson.

Class Transfers

You can switch classes prior to lesson #2, if there is space available.

NEW FOR 2017 - We are offering Lifesaving Society Lessons.  While the names of our classes are changing, our commitment to providing excellent instruction remains the same.  Please see the chart below to identify which level your child should register in for the upcoming season.

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION 

Please note the previous Red Cross Program name is in brackets below.

WINTER
FEE

PARENT & TOT 1  (Starfish) 4-12 months - With a caregiver the child will explore the water through buoyancy, movement skills, introduction to PFD’s and entries. Learn how to help your child play in the water with comfort and confidence.  $58.72
PARENT & TOT 2  (Duck) 12 - 24 months. With a caregiver the child will perform assisted front and back floats, learn how to travel at the surface by kicking, introduction to PFD’s and entries. This level teaches children to get their face wet and blow bubbles. $58.72
PARENT & TOT 3  (Turtle) 2 - 3 years. With a caregiver the child will have fun jumping into the water with assistance. They learn to hold their breath and open their eyes under water. Kicking on front and back provide the building blocks for orientation and stroke development. $58.72
PRESCHOOL A1  (Sea Otter 1)3 - 5 years. Parents to accompany child into the water for the first 5 classes. Preschoolers develop a foundation of water skills with the Instructors. Swimmers jump into chest-deep water assisted. Floating on front and back, and back glides with assistance for 3 seconds. Shallow water movement wearing a PFD. Fitness swim 1 - 2 m assisted. $61.77
PRESCHOOL A2  (Sea Otter 2) 3 - 5 Years. Preschoolers develop a foundation of water skills with the Instructors. Swimmers jump into chest-deep water assisted. Floating on front and back, and back glides with assistance for 3 seconds. Shallow water movement wearing a PFD. Fitness swim 1 - 2 m unassisted. $61.77
PRESCHOOL B  (Salamander) 3 - 5 years. Preschoolers jump into chest-deep water and get in and get out wearing a PFD. They submerge and exhale under water. They glide on front and back 3m and with a buoyant aid will flutter kick on back 5 m. Fitness swim 2-4m unassisted. $61.77
PRESCHOOL C  (Sunfish) 3 - 5 years. Preschoolers try both a jump and a side roll into deep water while wearing a PFD. They recover objects from the bottom in waist-deep water. They work on kicking and gliding through the water on front and back unassisted. Fitness swim 5 - 7 m unassisted. $61.77
PRESCHOOL D  (Crocodile) 3 - 5 years. Preschoolers learn independent jumps into deep water and exit. They open their eyes under water and recover objects from chest-deep water. Front crawl is introduced at this level and for 2-3m unassisted. Fitness swim is 7- 9 m unassisted. $61.77
PRESCHOOL E  (Whale) 3 - 5 years. Preschoolers build on deep water skills by demonstrating a forward roll entry with a PFD. They develop endurance by holding their breath under water for up to 10 sec. Interval training and whip kick is introduced at this level. Fitness swim 10-12m. $61.77
SWIMMER 1  (SWIM KIDS 1) 6+ years. Beginners become comfortable jumping into water with and without a personal flotation device. They open their eyes, exhale and hold their breath underwater. They work on floats, glides and kicking on front and back. $61.77
SWIMMER 2  (SWIM KIDS 2 & 3) 6+ years. Advanced beginners jump into deeper water, and become comfortable falling sideways into the water wearing a personal flotation device. Swimmers support themselves at the surface without an aid, recover an object in chest-deep water. Fitness swim is 10- 15m. $61.77
SWIMMER 3  (SWIM KIDS 4) 6+ years. Swimmers develop front and back crawl strokes, and explore whip kick in a vertical position. Swimmers tread water for up to 30 sec and learn to transition from front to back flutter kick. Fitness swim is 20- 25m. $61.77
SWIMMER 4  (SWIM KIDS 5) 6+ years. Swimmers work towards stride dives and standing dives into deep water. They improve the front crawl, back crawl and whip kick. Swimmers are introduced to a 3m underwater swim. Fitness swim is 50m. $61.77
SWIMMER 5  (SWIM KIDS 6) 6+ years. Junior swimmers shallow dive into deep water and perform in-water back somersaults. They achieve the Canadian Swim to Survive Standard: roll into deep water, tread 1 min and swim 50m. Swimmers continue to develop front and back crawl while breaststroke skills are introduced. Fitness swim is 1OOm. $65.85
SWIMMER 6  (SWIM KIDS 7) 6+ years. Intermediate swimmers increase efficiency in front crawl, back crawl, and work to develop breaststroke skills. They are introduced to stride entries, scissor kick and vertical dolphin kick. They also develop strength and power by performing front and back crawl sprints. Fitness swim is 150m. $65.85
SWIMMER 7  (SWIM KIDS 8) 6+ years. Intermediate swimmers master dolphin kick, diving off of blocks and eggbeater. They are introduced to sculling and continue to maximize efficiency in front crawl, back crawl and breaststroke. Fitness swim is 300m. $65.85
SWIMMER 8  (SWIM KIDS 9) 8+ years. Swimmers rise to the challenge of advanced aquatic skills including head and foot first surface dives and a 25m obstacle swim. First aid focuses on assessment of conscious victims, contacting EMS and treatment for bleeding. They swim lengths of front crawl, back crawl and breaststroke. Fitness swim is 350m. $65.85
SWIMMER 9  (SWIM KIDS 10) 8+ years. Swimmers continue stroke development with 75m swims of front crawl, back crawl and breast stroke. Lifesaving skills include a rescue with a buoyant aid and a timed object support. First aid focuses on assessment of unconscious victims, treatment of victims in shock and obstructed airway procedures. Fitness swim is 500m. $65.85

 

PROGRAM

WEDNESDAYS
Jan 24 - Mar 21

CODE

THURSDAYS
Jan 25 - Mar 22

CODE

SATURDAYS
Jan 27 - Mar 24

CODE

Lessons will only be 8 weeks to accommodate winter weather conditions. No lessons during the March Break. 

Parent & Tot 1
4-12 mos

6:00 - 6:30pm  6014  5:30 - 6:00pm  6015 11:15 - 11:45am 6016

Parent & Tot 2
12-24 mos

6:00 - 6:30pm  6017 5:30 - 6:00pm  6018 10:30 - 11:00am 6019

Parent & Tot 3
2 - 3 years

__   6:00 - 6:30pm  6020 10:30 - 11:00am  6021

Preschool A1
3-5 yrs w parent

4:30 - 5:00pm 
5:30 - 6:00pm
6023
6024
4:30 - 5:00pm 
6:00 - 6:30pm 
6025
6026
10:45 - 11:15am
12:00 - 12:30pm
6027
6028

Preschool A2
3-5 yrs 

5:30 - 6:00pm
6:00 - 6:30pm
6029
6030 
5:00 - 5:30pm 
5:30 - 6:00pm
6031
6032
11:00 - 11:30pm 
11:30am - 12:00pm 
6033
6034

Preschool B
3-5 yrs

4:30 - 5:00pm
5:30 - 6:00pm
6035
6036

4:30 - 5:00pm 
5:30 - 6:00pm 

6037
6038
9:30 - 10:00am 
11:30am - 12:00pm
6039
6040

Preschool C
3-5 yrs

5:00 - 5:30pm 6041  5:00 - 5:30pm 6042 11:00 - 11:30am 6043

Preschool D
3-5 yrs

__

  4:30 - 5:00pm 6044 10:00 - 10:30am 6045

Preschool E
3-5 yrs

__

 

4:30 - 5:00pm 

6046 10:00 - 10:30am 6047

Swimmer 1
6+ yrs

4:30 - 5:00pm 6048 __    10:00 - 10:30am 6049

Swimmer 2
6+ yrs 

5:00 - 5:30pm

6051 __   9:30 - 10:00am 6052

Swimmer 3
6+ yrs 

4:30 - 5:00pm

6053 __    9:30 - 10:00am
12:00 - 12:30am
6054
6055

Swimmer 4
6+ yrs 

 5:00 - 5:30pm

6056  __   10:45 - 11:15am 6057

Swimmer 5
6+ yrs 

5:00 - 5:45pm 6058 __    10:00 - 10:45am 6059

Swimmer 6
6+ yrs 

5:00 - 5:45pm

6060 __    10:00 - 10:45pm 6061

Swimmer 7
6+ yrs 

5:45 - 6:30pm

6062 __   10:15 - 11:00am 6063

Swimmer 8
6+ yrs  

5:45 - 6:30pm

6064 __   11:00 - 11:45am 6065

Swimmer 9
6+ yrs 

__

 

5:30 - 6:15pm

 6066

9:30 - 10:15am 6067

Swimmer 10
6+ yrs 

__

 

5:30 - 6:15pm

6050

 9:30 - 10:15am

6068

Adults/Teens/Seniors Lessons

Now is a great time to learn how to swim for fun and fitness.  This program offers swimming skills/water safety instruction for adults, seniors and teens.  Lessons will be designed to meet the needs of the individual.  Ratio will be one instructor with two adults to accommodate various skill levels.

Dates January 27 to March 24, 2018 
When Saturdays | 12 -12:30pm | Code: 6012
Saturdays | 12:15 - 12:45pm | Code: 6013
Cost $108.40

CHILDREN'S POOL PROGRAMS

Home School Daytime Swim Lessons

If you have a group of students who are home schooled and wish to take swim lessons during the day please contact our Aquatic Coordinator for times and costs.
Call 519.364.2310 x 2122.

Stroke Correction

Struggling with a specific swimming stroke?  Join us and work on a variety of drill-type exercises to improve your strokes.  *Swim Kids 4 and up.  Must be currently enrolled in swim lessons.  Dates:  January 26 to March 24, 2018 (cancelled March Break).  When: Saturdays 11:45 - 12:45 pm   Cost:  $3.00/half hour.

NEW! Waterpolo "Flip-a-Ball" 

This sport focuses on Waterpolo fundamentals, swimming, treading water, throwing and most importantly FUN!! Prerequiste: Ability to swim 1 length of the pool and age 7+.

Instructor Sean Bryant is an Australian-Canadian who has been living in Hanover with his family for the past 5 years. He brings to us a love of the water and specifically the sport of waterpolo. Waterpolo can be enjoyed at many levels from recreational sport to Olympic level. Sean has been playing and coaching waterpolo for over two decades. Earlier this year, Sean played his 100th game in the Australian National League of Waterpolo for his local team the Hunter Hurricanes. Although he has now offically retired from elite sport he will always have a love of the game. Sean's goal is to introduce waterpolo and team people of all ages a new sport in an edeavor to amke people stronger and more confident in and around the water. If you are willing to learn new skills and participate, regardless of your swimming level, no one will be turned away!

Dates January 22 to March 19, 2018
(cancelled March 5, 2018)
Code
When Mondays | 5:30 - 6:30pm  6085
Cost $86.14  

Aquatic Lifesaving Fundamentals Club

The Hanover Regional Lifesaving Club will help participants practice lifesaving skills and give a perfect opportunity for youth to become future lifeguards.

This program builds strength, endurance and confidence by training with manikins, bricks, obstacles and ropes.  We also work on starts, dives, turns and strokes while setting personal goals and having fun.   Mini meet with local pools is optional.    Coach: Christina Schnell.

WINTER 2018

January 9 to March 22, 2018 
(Cancelled March Break)

CODE
When Tuesdays | 5:30 pm - 6:30pm
Thursdays | 6:30 pm - 7:30pm
6081
6082
Cost $128.31 | Tuesdays
$101.48 | Thursdays
$195.32 | 2 nights 
 

Swim Team Fundamentals

This program introduces the fundamentals of competitive swimming by teaching the basic swimming skills for all strokes.  This program will also promote teamwork, ethics in sport and fair play, while building self confidence and positive attitude.  Swimmers will have the opportunity to participate in a fun swim meet at the end of the session.  The main focus of the program is to have FUN!  This program will be instructed by a Swimming Canada - NCCP Fundamental Coach.  Must be able to swim two lengths of the pool.  Instructor: Katrina Carter

WINTER 2018

January 9 to March 22, 2018
(Cancelled March Break)

Code

When

Tuesdays | 4:30 pm - 5:30pm
Thursdays | 6:30 pm - 7:30pm

6083
6084

Cost $128.31 | Tuesdays
$101.48 | Thursdays
$195.32 | 2 nights 
 

ADULT POOL PROGRAMS

NEW! Intro to Waterpolo 

This sport combines speed and strength as well as teamwork. It helps with physical conditioning and develops basic eye hand coordination. Come out and join your teammates for an evening of fun and fitness. Prerequisite: Ability to swim 1 length of the pool and age 16+.

Instructor Sean Bryant is an Australian-Canadian who has been living in Hanover with his family for the past 5 years. He brings to us a love of the water and specifically the sport of waterpolo. Waterpolo can be enjoyed at many levels from recreational sport to Olympic level. Sean has been playing and coaching waterpolo for over two decades. Earlier this year, Sean played his 100th game in the Australian National League of Waterpolo for his local team the Hunter Hurricanes. Although he has now offically retired from elite sport he will always have a love of the game. Sean's goal is to introduce waterpolo and team people of all ages a new sport in an edeavor to amke people stronger and more confident in and around the water. If you are willing to learn new skills and participate, regardless of your swimming level, no one will be turned away!

Dates January 22 to March 19, 2018
(cancelled March 5, 2018)
Code
When Mondays | 5:30 - 6:30pm  6085
Cost $86.14  

Get Deep

Improve core and muscular strength, cardiovascular health, and awareness of proper posture. Use of buoyancy belts eliminates impact on joints. Suitable for all levels of fitness.
Tuesdays 8:30 - 9:15am $6.75/visit.

Aqua-Motion

Work at your own pace. Join us for a 45 minute aqua session. Fun, fitness, and lots of new friends. What a bonus! We have it all! Great music, great workout and good times. Class is 45 minutes with instruction and last 15 minutes to utilize sauna, swirl pool or exercise on your own in the pool.
Tuesdays and Thursdays | 3:00 - 3:45pm | $6.75/visit

Deep End Leisure Swim

This drop in class is for people who wish to exercise, socialize and do their own fitness workout in the deep end. Pool is shared with AquaLite program.
Tuesdays & Thursdays | 3:00 - 4:00pm | $5.50/visit

 

100% attendance is required for all leadership courses, recertifications and clinics.  Please check your schedules before you register.  There will be NO exceptions.

HOW TO REGISTER  - NEW ONLINE REGISTRATION!

Get online and you’re first in line! Create your account at hanover.ca/e-services or phone 519.364.2310 x. 0 or pop by the customer service desk at the P & H Centre, 269 7th Avenue, Hanover.

COURSE & DESCRIPTION

Bronze Star | Basic First Aid | CPR-A

Bronze Star is the pre-Bronze Medallion training standard and excellent preparation for success in Bronze Medallion. Participants work on problem solving, decision making skills and develop water smart confidence. They learn CPR and the lifesaving skills needed to be their own personal lifeguard.

Prerequisite: Able to swim 100m, recommended 12 years of age. This award is a definite asset for those who have not reached the minimum age for Bronze Medallion.

Bronze Medallion | Emergency First Aid | CPR-B
This course develops physical fitness, decision-making and judgement skills for water rescue. Spinal injury management techniques are also covered.

Prerequisite: 13 years of age (prior to exam) or Bronze Star Award

Bronze Cross | CPR-C | Standard First Aid
This course teaches the difference between lifesaving and lifeguarding, the principles of emergency procedures, teamwork and the use of special equipment. Spinal injury management techniques are also covered.

Prerequisite: Bronze Medallion | Emergency First Aid | CPR-B

Pre-NLS
This course is for swimmers who have completed Bronze Cross and are waiting to take their NLS. This course will reinforce the water rescue skills learned in Bronze Cross and introduce the new skills that will be part of the NLS program. The candidates will work in pairs as well as individuals in preparation for the next course.

Prerequisite: Bronze Cross. Age 14+.

National Lifeguard Service (NLS) Only
This intensive 40-hour course will train candidates in advanced water rescue, emergency care and aquatic supervision. Emphasis will be on accident prevention, leadership, teamwork and communication. NLS is the standard lifeguarding certification across Canada. 100% attendance is mandatory to complete the course.

Prerequisite: Bronze Cross (need not be current), 16 years of age by end of course. Must hold a valid Standard First Aid Certificate to register in this course.

Assistant Swim Instructor with High Five
Through classroom learning and in-water practice, the Assistant Instructor Course prepares candidates to help instructors with swimming and lifesaving skills.  Candidates are introduced to key principles of learning and teaching while they master basic progressions.  The roles and responsibilities of instructors and their assistants including the principles of healthy child development are emphasized.  Candidates must complete 18 apprenticeship hours during the course.
Prerequisite: 15 years of age, Bronze Cross, 100% attendance is mandatory.

Lifesaving Society Swim Instructors & Lifesaving Instructors

This course prepares you to teach and evaluate the swimming strokes and related skills found in the Lifesaving Society Swim For Life Program, Canadian Swim Patrol and the Bronze Medal programs.  Candidates acquire proven teaching methods, planning skills, lifesaving skills and a variety of stroke development drills and correction techniques.
Prerequisite: Bronze Cross & 16 years of age

Aquatic Supervisor Training (AST)

AST provides candidates with a certification opportunity that prepares them for the responsibilities associated with being aquatic supervisors, head lifeguards or pool managers.  As a recognized standard, AST ensures candidates are familiar with the skills needed to fulfill the requirements of these positions.  AST candidates will learn provincial regulations, legal responsbilities and the authority of a supervisor.  Topics include:  aquatic emergencies, facility management, organizational effectiveness, communication, supervisory skills and risk management.
Prerequisite: National Lifeguard or Lifesaving Instructor Certificate and 100 hours of lifeguarding/instructing experience.

 

RECERTIFICATION COURSE & DESCRIPTION

National Lifeguard Recertification
Lifeguards are legally required to recertify their qualifications every two years. This clinic will update lifeguards on the latest developments in training techniquesand statistical research.