A banner with a picture of a lap pool from the perspective of diving blocks 

Are you ready to make a splash? We are ready to welcome swimmers back to the Alder Street Recreation Centre!

The final work is now complete on the pools, and as a thank-you for the community's patience, we are excited to host several public swim events and some special programming. 

We are so excited for everyone to come and experience this incredible amenity for our community to enjoy!

Spring Swimming Sessions at Alder Street Recreation Centre

To welcome residents back, Orangeville Recreation is excited to announce a special four-week spring swimming program for our preschool levels and the first two levels of swimmer. Classes will run two evenings a week. 

May 13 - Online Schedule Preview available
May 14 - Registration Opens for Residents
May 17 - Registration Opens for Non-Residents

Schedules and registration will be available at orangeville.ca/recreationregistration 

A graphic advertising free swims

Community members will have the opportunity to enjoy these amenities for free through multiple Public Swim activities as part of our re-opening celebrations.

Registration is required for these events and will be available 75 hours in advance of the start time.

When joining us for a free swim, please consider bringing a non-perishable food donation for Orangeville Food Bank. 

Tuesdays – Starting May 21

• Lane Swim: 8:30 – 9:30 a.m.
• Leisure Swim: 9:45 – 10:45 a.m.
• Aquafit: 11:00 – 11:45 a.m.
• Leisure Swim & Splash Pad: 11:45 a.m. – 12:45 p.m.
• Lane Swim: 5:15 – 6:15 p.m.

Wednesdays – Starting May 22

• Lane Swim: 8:00 – 9:00 p.m.

Thursdays – Starting May 23

• Lane Swim: 8:30 – 9:30 a.m.
• Leisure Swim: 9:45 – 10:45 a.m.
• Aquafit: 11:00 – 11:45 a.m.
• Leisure Swim & Splash Pad: 11:45 a.m. – 12:45 p.m.
• Lane Swim: 5:15 – 6:15 p.m.

Fridays – Starting May 24

• Lane Swim: 8:00 – 9:00 p.m.
• Leisure Swim & Splash Pad: 6:45 – 7:45 p.m.

Saturdays – Starting May 25

• Lane swim: 11:45 a.m. – 12:45 p.m.
• Public Swim sponsored by Access Orangeville: 1:00 – 2:00 p.m.
• Lane swim: 2:15 – 3:15 p.m.

Mondays – Starting May 27

• Lane Swim: 5:00 – 6:00 p.m.
• Lane Swim: 6:00 – 7:00 p.m.
• Leisure Swim & Splash Pad: 7:00 – 8:00 p.m.

On Tuesday, May 28, Orangeville Recreation will also be introducing a Sensory Swim in both the lap and leisure pools for those who would benefit from these events. Sensory Swims will be held Tuesdays from 1 to 2 p.m.  

View Activities or Register Here


The Alder Street Recreation Centre Experience

The new Alder Street Recreation Centre Pools were designed with accessibility, fun, and recreation in mind. Whether you're there for swimming lessons, as part of the Orangeville Otters swim club, taking advantage of our swimming programs, or there for some recreational fun, there is plenty to do and enjoy.

The Lap Pool

A photo of a stainless steel lap pool

Our stainless steel lap pool features 8 lanes with brand-new blocks installed for our swimmers and competitions. The pool was expanded as part of the renovations, increasing from the previous 6-lanes.

The larger size will allow Orangeville's local swim club, the Orangeville Otters, to practice and compete at the Alder Recreation Centre. The club contributed financially to the timing system, helping to make this a world-class pool.


Kids' Splash Area and Water Slides

New to the Alder Recreation Street Leisure Pools is an indoor splash area for kids, with multiple water features including water blasters, a small water-zone playset, and more.

Plus, try out our two new water slides, designed to give kids of all ages the opportunity to join the fun.

Older youth will get to swirl and whirl their way down on the large water slide, coming to a stop in a safe end zone away from the pool. 

Younger children will get to enjoy our blue waterslide, complete with flower sprinklers and a safe climbing zone to get to the top, landing safely in a separate end zone away from the pool as well. 

The Leisure Pool 

A pool with a lifeguard chair to the left and an indoor play area and water slides behind it

Our renovated leisure pool provides a safe area for families and children to learn to swim, play, or simply spend some time relaxing in the water. Along with an accessible ramp, the pool includes graduated steps to help those smaller children still getting used to getting in a pool.

The pool also features a section where swimmers can sit on a built-in bench to take a break from activities. 



An indoor play area near a pool with two water slides and additional water features

A child splashes down a water slide    A Shark Costume standing beside a little boy staring up at the water slide