Swimming Lessons Resume at Kinsmen Pool

The City of Pembroke is happy to announce the return of swimming lessons at the Kinsmen Pool. The first session of swimming lessons will run September 20 – October 30.

Registration will take place September 13 and 14 at the Pembroke Memorial Centre (PMC) 4-8 p.m. Debit/Credit machines will be available on site for payment. Registration tables will be set up by the main entrance (doors facing Pembroke St. West). For those who cannot make it to the in-person registration days registration over the phone will be taken starting September 15 at 9:30 a.m. Registration over the phone will not be accepted before that time. Those calling are encouraged to leave a message and they will be returned in order of time left.

There are some changes to the way lessons are run due to COVID-19. Some of the changes are:

  • Swimming lessons Swim Kids 4 and below (including all pre-school classes) will require a parent/guardian (16 years or older) to be in the water within arms reach for safety purposes. No exceptions.
  • Payment is required by lesson 1 to secure your spot in the class since space in classes is limited. The Kinsmen Pool now has a debit and credit machine, but still accepts cash.
  • There will be no spectators for lessons at this time.
  • Face coverings are required while in the change rooms and on deck but are to be removed before entering the water.
  • Showers are available for a quick rinse after lessons.
  • Lockers are unavailable however there will be places on deck for your belongings.
  • Swimmers are to come dressed in their bathing suits to reduce time in the change rooms. 

A full swimming lesson schedule will be released in the coming days on our website and on our social media accounts to encourage registrants to come prepared with class preferences.

We are excited to welcome you back and encourage you to have your child's swimming ability evaluated if you are unsure of what level to put them in.

If you have any questions about registration and/or swimming lessons please contact the pool at 613-735-6821 ext. 1506 or email [email protected]