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Saturday, December 9, 2023

Toronto now has 55 open outdoor swimming pools for evening and weekend use

Toronto currently has 55 outdoor pools open for nighttime and weekend swimming.

Key Takeaways:

  • There are more than 50 outdoor open pools in Toronto where people can go to cool off.
  • Reservations are only accepted for Aquafit lessons and lane swimming. Every Thursday at 8 a.m., new locations are made available for the next week.
  • According to a city notification, pool users must also pay attention to the on-duty lifeguards.

In Toronto, there are currently more than 50 open outdoor pools where people can go to escape the heat.

For weekend and evening swimming, the city opened 45 pools on Saturday.

The total number of pools now stands at 55, including the 10 that were partially opened last week.

Starting on Thursday, June 30, Toronto’s outdoor pools will be open continuously.

The city’s wading pools are also expected to open that day.

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Since May, splash and spray parks have been open all around Toronto.

Visit Toronto’s Swim & Water Play website for further information if you’re interested in visiting a city pool.

Swimmers should be aware that this year, reservations are not required for leisure or recreational swimming. Only lane swim and Aquafit classes accept reservations. For the next week, new places are released every Thursday at 8 a.m.

Visitors to the city’s outdoor pools should be informed that all of the city’s outdoor pools have supervision and/or swimming proficiency standards in place for children under the age of ten.

Toronto currently has 55 outdoor pools open for nighttime and weekend swimming.
Toronto currently has 55 outdoor pools open for nighttime and weekend swimming. Image from CP24

While swimming continuous lengths or widths in an outside lane is free and available to swimmers aged seven and older, caregivers are urged to keep an eye on kids at all times.

According to an announcement from the city, pool-goers must also pay attention to the lifeguards who are on duty.

For the most recent list of pool closures and service interruptions, people can check the city’s Pool Closures & Service alerts web page.

Source: CTV news

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