Stratford Lions Pool
Direct Phone: 519-271-0757 (summer only)
Map: 15 William Street
The City of Stratford owns and operates the Stratford Lions Pool from June until end of August each season. Our highly qualified Instructor/Guard staff provide a full range of swimming lessons and public swim programming, in a supervised and save environment.
Facility Features: Heated to 28 degrees Celcius | 25-meter, 6 lane deep pool | zero-depth beach entry into 25-meter leisure pool | spray water features | change facilities | accessible.
Pre-season hours run June 7 – 27. The Lions Pool opens June 7, 2013, on the following select swim schedule:
Lengths Swim – 5:00 – 6:00pm (Mon – Fri)
Public Swim – 2:00pm – 4:00pm (Weekends ONLY) and 6:00pm – 8:00pm (Daily)
Regular season hours run June 28 – Aug 25. Our Recreation Activity Guide is now available for viewing.
Can’t find what you’re looking for? To contact one of our departments, please click here.
Online Registration and Information Services
Visit our Online Registration and Information Services page to browse, register, and pay for recreation activities, offered through the city’s online registration service, recConnect.
Here, you can also view a digital version of our Recreation Activity Guide; your source for recreation activity schedules, policies, and fees.
To skip our information page, and to register online IMMEDIATELY, click the button below!
2013 Free Swim Schedule – To be announced.
Swimming Lessons The Stratford Lions Pool offers high quality swim lessons in four 2-week sessions throughout the summer. The first session begins July 1st. There are over 75 available times per session to enroll in swim lessons.
Our facility offers swimming lessons using the Red Cross Learn-to-Swim program. If you or your child has taken swimming lessons in another program, (i.e.: YMCA, I Can Swim, Lifesaving Society), you can find out what the equivalent course is in the Red Cross program. For more information on the Red Cross Learn-to-Swim program, including other program comparisons, please view our Red Cross Learn-to-Swim Lesson Program Information Guide.
|2013 Swim Lesson Schedule AM: 9am-12pm PM: 4-6pm||Session 1 July 1-12||Session 2 July 15-26||Session 3 July 29 – Aug 9||Session 4 Aug 12-23|
|2013 Swim Lesson Fees
Per 2-week session
|30 mins $67.00||45 mins $72.00||1 hour $78.00||3 hour $142.00|
To register now, and view a full lesson schedule, including descriptions of swim courses, and what will be learned in each level, please click here.
Student Drop Off/Pick Up and Spectating
Lesson students can be dropped off and picked up on the pool deck, closest to the main office. Please ensure your child is in the hands of an instructor before leaving them on the deck.
In the interest of student and public safety, we require that Parents/Guardians attending swimming lessons spectate their child from outside the facility fence.
Swim Admittance Policy – Children under the age of 8 being admitted to the pool.
Swim Competency Test Policy
Family Swim Policy
Pool Closure Policy Cancelled Swim/Fouled Swim Policy
Please click here to read the policies in full.
Sponsor a Swim!
We want to help you advertise your business to our customers. Our first package, you can sponsor a regular admission swim, where patrons pay regular admission, and you’ll have the potential to access hundreds of eyes and ears with your company information on our sponsor board, and when your commercial runs on our public address system during the sponsored swim. The second package, you can sponsor a free swim, where patrons will be admitted free of charge, with your company as the main sponsor. Many benefits are also included in this package. Please see below.
Our average swim attendance is approximately 500-1,000 patrons per day, or 3,500-7,000 patrons per week.
Sponsor a Regular Admission Swim
$300.00 per 2-hour swim
This package provides a marketing opportunity, with patrons paying regular admission (not a free swim).
What we will do for you: 4 public address announcements over 2-hour swim (written text or media ad to be company supplied), recognition on a “Sponsored Swim” board, placement of company flyer in lobby during week of swim.
Sponsor a FREE Swim
$990.00 per 2-hour swim
This package provides a marketing opportunity, with patrons not having to pay an admission fee (a free swim).
What we will do for you: Provide free swimming to all for duration of sponsored swim, 6 public address announcements over 2-hour swim (written text or media ad to be company supplied), recognition on a “Sponsored Swim” board, placement of company flyer in lobby during week of swim, company banner hung on Huron Street fence during free swim (company supplied), company sign displayed in lobby throughout free swim (company supplied).
For sponsorship inquiries, please call Brad Hernden, Manager of Recreation & Marketing at 519 271 0250 ext. 286.
Our summer swim team hosts practices every Monday, Wednesday and Friday morning from 8:00am – 9:00am and every Tuesday and Thursday evening from 4:00pm – 5:00pm. We ask that all participants try to attend at least 2 practices a week, in addition to committing to attend at least one swim meet before the final swim meet in August. For swim meets, warm-ups often begin at 8:00am sharp, with the meet starting approximately 8:30am.
The goals for the summer swim team is to provide swimmers with quality stroke correction, activity that promotes healthy living and an enjoyable learning atmosphere for all participants.
For more information, please contact the Lions Pool at 519-271-0757 (summer only).