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Swimming Lessons Return to Burlington’s Angela Coughlan Pool


*Please see below a media release issued by the City of Burlington.

Burlington, Ont. — Sept. 23, 2020 — The City of Burlington is excited to bring back indoor swimming lessons at Angela Coughlan Pool, beginning Oct. 13. Recreational swims, lap swims, aquatic fitness and aquatic leadership courses will also be available in October at Angela Coughlan, Tansley Woods and Centennial Pools.

Online registration begins Saturday, Sept. 26 at 9 a.m. for Burlington residents at Non-Burlington residents can register online as of Oct. 3 at 9 a.m.

The Learn to Swim program will run for eight weeks with 30-minute lessons/sessions. All instruction will be modified to follow guidelines and health precautions as set out by the Province of Ontario and the Halton Region Health Unit, including physical distancing and group size restrictions. Precautions include smaller class sizes, increased disinfection and facemasks worn until the participant(s) enter the water. Full precaution details are listed on

Spray pads closing

Due to cooler weather and decreased use, all splash pads within the city will be closed by Sept. 27.

Recreation Fee Assistance

Recreation is for all, regardless of financial situation. Recreation Fee Assistance is funding made available to resident individuals or families who need help to pay for City of Burlington recreation programs.

For more information or to apply, visit You can also leave a confidential voicemail message at 905-335-7738, ext. 8501 and our staff will return your call to assist you.

For more information on recreational opportunities available, visit


Rob Axiak, Manager of Recreation Services

“Having the ability to swim is a critical life-skill everyone of all ages should have!  Everyone needs to be able get themselves to the shore, into a boat or to the edge of a pool when you least expect it. It can also open up a whole world of low impact, physical activity and just a lot of fun. Our swim instructors are ready, highly trained and excited to teach while following all the provincial COVID-19 safety precautions.”

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*Posted by John Bkila, Mayor’s Media and Digital Communications Specialist

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