A new stainless steel lap pool -- located at the Alder Street Recreation Centre in Orangeville

After a much-anticipated wait, the Town of Orangeville is announcing the re-opening of the Alder Street Recreation Centre pools. Starting tomorrow, May 14, residents will have the chance to register for a mini-series of swimming lessons with free swims and programing starting later this month.

“I’m so excited to share the news that the Alder Street Recreation Centre pool is ready to welcome you back!” said Mayor Lisa Post. “We know it's been a long road to get here, and we’ve experienced some bumps along the way. We are immensely grateful for the community’s patience during our efforts to reopen, and we’re so excited to welcome you back.”

The 4-week spring swimming lesson program is for pre-school levels and the first two levels of swimmer. Classes will run two evenings a week. Previews for the lessons are available online; resident registration opens May 14.

Community members will have the chance to enjoy these new amenities for free through public swim events sponsored by Access Orangeville and the Age Friendly committees. Follow us on social media or visit our website for date announcements.

With a new, eight-lane stainless steel lap pool, renovated leisure pool, and a new indoor play area with accompanying water features, swimming at Alder Street Recreation Centre will be accessible for all ages. There is also a new outdoor patio that will be available in the warmer months for the community to enjoy.

“Safety of the community and our staff is of the utmost importance to us which is why we have spent the last few weeks training staff on the new pools ensuring everything is ready to welcome residents back,” said David Smith, Chief Administrative Officer. “We ask that you please be patient and kind with our staff who are also learning how to operate in a new space.”

For more information on the re-opening, pictures of the project and finished pools, and a special video, visit orangeville.ca/WelcomeToAlder.