Thorold Community Pool

The City of Thorold operates one outdoor swimming pool and six splash pads throughout the city during the summer months.  The heated outdoor pool, located at 111 Richmond Street, is open daily as weather conditions permit, from the end of June to the Labour Day weekend each year.  Pool hours may be extended in the event Niagara Region Public Health issues a heat advisory or alert.

The pool provides the community with opportunities to participate in public swimming, lane swimming, aquafit and Lifesaving Society swim lessons as well as Lifesaving Programs from Rookie Patrol to Bronze Cross. 

The Thorold Community pool is a 6 lane, 25-metre outdoor pool that includes a gently sloped beach entry, spiral slide, diving board, splash pad and barrier-free access via a wheelchair ramp into the pool.  The pool has a maximum operating capacity of 350 patrons in the pool and on the pool deck.  The pool is also equipped with male and female change rooms and washrooms, a sound system and sun shelters around its perimeter.

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Click on the photo for directions to the Thorold Community Pool.


Public Swimming

Public swimming is available from 12:30 - 4:00 p.m. and 7:00 - 8:00 p.m., Monday to Friday and 12:30 - 4:45 and 7:00 - 8:00 p.m. on Saturday and Sundays.

Admission is $2.50 for adults (16+) and $1.25 for children.  For those who use the municipal pool frequently, season passes are available for purchase at Thorold City Hall (3540 Schmon Parkway).  Passes are $31.25 for youth (under 16), $43.75 for adults (16+) and $118.75 for a family (maximum of 5 people residing in the same household).

Adult/Lane Swim

The adult/lane swimming program provides divided lanes of continuous length swimming in the 25-metre pool. Admission to lane swimming is $2.50/adult and available only during the adult swim time, daily from 8:00 - 9:00 p.m. Assess the pace of other swimmers before choosing a lane, and refer to the sign to ensure a positive experience at the pool. Length swimmers must be able to swim full lengths comfortably. Adults may also access the pool for other self-directed fitness activities during this time slot.

Senior Swim

Senior swim is new for the summer of 2018.  Senior swim is available from 4:00 - 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday, for adults aged 55+.  This is a quiet time for older adults to enjoy an opportunity to exercise, socialize or relax in the water. Grandparents are invited to bring their grandchildren (5 years and under) during Friday's senior swim time. Regular admission prices apply. 


Aquafit is a water-based fitness class that incorporates cardiovascular training, muscle conditioning and stretching without impact to body joints.  Water is used to offer the level of intensity that is right for you. Participants must be comfortable in deep water in order to participate in classes.  Classes will be held Monday through Friday from 8:00 - 9:00 a.m.  Admission to aquafit is $5.00/class; children under 14 must be accompanied by an adult. 

Swim Lessons

If you are interested in registering your child(ren) for lessons, but are not sure what level they should be in, stop by the pool during public swimming hours and ask an instructor to assess your child(ren).  More information about swim levels is available under Swim Lessons

Swim lesson times are changing to meet the needs of our community and offer families more opportunities to register their children for lessons.  Four, 2-week sessions will be available Monday through Friday between 9:00 a.m. and 12:00 p.m.  For example: a two week session will be taught July 2 - 13, Monday through Friday, inclusively.

New this year is the addition of evenings and Saturday morning lessons; these lessons will occur once per week for the duration of the summer.  For example: evening lessons will be taught one night a week for 9 weeks.


The City of Thorold is committed to providing accessible services to all its citizens.  People with disabilities who may require the assistance of a support person to participate in swim lessons or public swimming are welcome to bring their support person with them at no additional cost. At no time shall a person with a disability who is accompanied by a support person be prevented from having access to his or her support person while on City premises or participating in City programs.

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