Leisure Swim

Program description

Open to patrons of all ages. Pools may be partitioned to safely accommodate aquatic activities.

Offered at the following locations:

Ancaster Aquatic Centre
47 Meadowbrook Dr., Ancaster
905-546-2424 ext. 1061

Dates & Times
December 4 to 16

Friday, 6:30 to 7:30 pm
Saturday, 2:15 to 4 pm
Sunday, 2:15 to 4 pm - Free

December 27 to January 6
Monday, 1:30 to 3:30 pm
Friday, 6:30 to 7:30 pm
Saturday, 2:15 to 4 pm
Sunday, 2:15 to 4 pm - Free

Facility closed December 17 to 26 for shutdown.


Bennetto Community Centre
450 Hughson St. North, Hamilton
Phone: 905-546-4944

Dates & Times
December 4 to 23

Monday, 7 to 8 pm
Tuesday, 6:30 to 8 pm
Wednesday, 7 to 8 pm
Thursday, 7 to 8 pm - Free
Friday, 7 to 8 pm
Saturday, 1 to 2:55 pm *

​December 24 to January 6
Monday, 1:15 to 2:15 pm
Wednesday, 1:15 to 2:15 pm
Wednesday, 7 to 8 pm
Thursday, 7 to 8 pm - Free
Friday, 1:15 to 2:15 pm
Friday, 7 to 8 pm
Saturday, 1 to 2:55 pm *

* Pool shared


Birge Outdoor Pool
167 Birge St., Hamilton
Phone: 905-546-3723

Closed for the season


Central Memorial Recreation Centre
93 West Ave. South, Hamilton
Phone: 905-546-4939

Dates & Times
December 4 to 23

Monday, 6:30 to 8 pm
Tuesday, 6:30 to 7:30 pm​
Wednesday, 6:30 to 8 pm - Free
Thursday, 6:30 to 7:30 pm
Friday, 7 to 9 pm
Saturday, 1:35 to 3:30 pm
Sunday, 1 to 3 pm

​December 24 to January 6
Monday, 6:30 to 8 pm
Wednesday, 6:30 to 8 pm - Free
Thursday, 6:30 to 7:30 pm
Friday, 7 to 9 pm
Saturday, 1:35 to 3:30 pm
Sunday, 1 to 3 pm


Chedoke Outdoor Pool
90 West 25th St., Hamilton
Phone: 905-546-3722

Closed for the season


Coronation Outdoor Pool
81 Macklin St. North, Hamilton
Phone: 905-546-2424 ext. 5937

Closed for the season


Dalewood Recreation Centre
1150 Main St. West, Hamilton
Phone: 905-546-4946

Dates & Times
December 4 to 23

Tuesday, 11 am to 12 noon
Tuesday, 6:30 to 7:30 pm - Free
Wednesday, 6 to 7 pm
Friday, 6:35 to 8 pm
Saturday, 2 to 4 pm

​December 24 to January 6
Monday, 1:15 to 3:15 pm
Wednesday, 6 to 7 pm
Thursday, 1:15 to 3:15 pm
Friday, 6:35 to 8 pm
Saturday, 2 to 4 pm


Dominic Agostino Riverdale Community Centre
150 Violet Drive, Hamilton
Phone: 905-546-4284

Dates & Times
December 4 to 23​

Tuesday, 6 to 7 pm
Thursday, 6 to 7 pm
Friday, 5:30 to 7:30 pm - Free
Saturday, 2:15 to 3:15 pm - Free
Sunday, 2:15 to 3:15 pm - Free

​December 24 to January 6
Thursday, 6 to 7 pm
Friday, 5:30 to 7:30 pm - Free
Saturday, 2:15 to 3:15 pm - Free
Sunday, 2:15 to 3:15 pm - Free


Dundas Community Pool
39 Market Street South, Dundas
Phone: 905-546-6694

Dates & Times
December 4 to 23​

Monday, 6 to 7:30 pm
Wednesday, 5:30 to 6:15 pm
Friday, 6 to 7:15 pm
Saturday, 2:45 to 4 pm - Free
Sunday, 1:45 to 4 pm

​December 24 to January 6
Monday, 2 to 3 pm
Wednesday, 5:30 to 6:15 pm
Thursday, 2 to 3:30 pm
Friday, 6 to 7:15 pm
Saturday, 2:45 to 4 pm - Free
Sunday, 1:45 to 4 pm


Green Acres Outdoor Pool
50 Randall Ave., Stoney Creek
Phone: 905-662-1770

Closed for the season


H.G. Brewster Pool
200 Dewitt Road, Stoney Creek
Phone: 905-546-2424 ext. 5877

Dates & Times
December 4 to 23

Tuesday, 7 to 8 pm
Saturday, 2:05 to 3:30 pm - Free

December 24 to January 6
Monday, 1 to 2:30 pm
Wednesday, 1 to 2:30 pm
Thursday, 12:30 to 2 pm
Friday, 12:30 to 2 pm
Saturday, 2:05 to 3:30 pm - Free


Hill Park Recreation Centre
305 South Bend Road East, Hamilton
Phone: 905-546-4920

Dates & Times
December 4 to 23​

Monday, 6 to 7 pm
Friday, 4 to 5 pm - Free
Saturday, 2 to 3:30 pm

December 31 to January 6
Monday, 12:45 to 2:45 pm
Wednesday, 12:45 to 2:45 pm
Thursday, 12:45 to 2:45 pm
Friday, 12:45 to 2:45 pm
Friday, 4 to 5 pm - Free
Saturday, 2 to 3:30 pm


Huntington Park Recreation Centre
87 Brentwood Drive, Hamilton
Phone: 905-546-4880

Dates & Times
December 4 to 23

Monday, 7 to 8 pm
Tuesday, 7 to 8 pm
Wednesday, 7 to 8 pm
Thursday, 7 to 8 pm​
Friday, 7 to 8 pm
Saturday, 2 to 4 pm - Free
Saturday, 5 to 7 pm
Sunday, 2 to 4 pm

December 24 to January 6
Monday, 1 to 2:30 pm
Monday, 7 to 8 pm
Wednesday, 7 to 8 pm
Thursday, 1 to 2:30 pm
Thursday, 7 to 8 pm​
Friday, 1 to 2:30 pm
Friday, 7 to 8 pm
Saturday, 2 to 4 pm - Free
Saturday, 5 to 7 pm
Sunday, 2 to 4 pm


Inch Park Outdoor Pool
400 Queensdale Ave., Hamilton
Phone: 905-540-5068

Closed for the season


Jimmy Thompson Pool
1099 King Street East, Hamilton
Phone: 905-546-4768

Dates & Times
November 26 to December 23

Monday, 7:30 to 8:30 pm
Wednesday, 6 to 8 pm - Free
Friday, 7 to 8 pm
Saturday, 1:05 to 3 pm

December 24 to January 6
Monday, 1:05 to 2:30 pm
Tuesday, 1:05 to 2:30 pm
Wednesday, 1:05 to 2:30 pm
Wednesday, 6 to 8 pm - Free
Thursday, 1:05 to 2:30 pm
Friday, 1:05 to 2:30 pm
Friday, 7 to 8 pm
Saturday, 1:05 to 3 pm

Cancelled: Monday, December 17


Norman Pinky Lewis Recreation Centre
192 Wentworth Street North, Hamilton
Phone: 905-546-3122

Facility closed for renovations effective May 7, reopening in Spring 2019.


Parkdale Outdoor Pool
1770 Main St. East, Hamilton
Phone: 905-546-3747

Closed for the season


Rosedale Outdoor Pool
30 Greenhill Ave., Hamilton
Phone: 905-546-3724

Closed for the season


Ryerson Recreation Centre
251 Duke Street, Hamilton
Phone: 905-546-3111

Dates & Times
December 4 to 23

Monday, 4:30 to 5:30 pm - Free
Friday, 6 to 7 pm
Saturday, 1:30 to 2:30 pm

December 24 to January 6
Monday, 2:15 to 3:15 pm
Wednesday, 2:15 to 3:15 pm
Friday, 2:15 to 3:15 pm
Friday, 6 to 7 pm
Saturday, 1:30 to 2:30 pm


Sir Allan MacNab Recreation Centre
145 Magnolia Drive, Hamilton
905-546-2554

Dates & Times
December 3 to 23

Monday, 6 to 7:45 pm
Tuesday, 6 to 7 pm
Wednesday, 6 to 7:45 pm
Thursday, 6 to 7 pm
Friday, 6 to 8 pm
Saturday, 1 to 4 pm - Free *
Sunday, 1 to 3 pm *

December 24 to January 6
Monday, 12:30 to 3:30 pm
Wednesday, 6 to 7:45 pm
Thursday, 6 to 7 pm
Friday, 6 to 8 pm
Saturday, 1 to 4 pm - Free *
Sunday, 1 to 3 pm *

* Warm pool only


Sir Winston Churchill Recreation Centre
1715 Main Street East, Hamilton
Phone: 905-546-4775

Dates & Times
December 4 to 23

Friday, 7:15 to 8:15 pm - Free
Saturday, 1 to 3 pm - Free

December 24 to January 6
Monday, 12:30 to 2 pm - Free
Wednesday, 12:30 to 2 pm - Free
Thursday, 12:30 to 2 pm - Free
Friday, 6 to 8 pm - Free
Saturday, 1 to 3 pm - Free


Sir Wilfrid Laurier Recreation Centre
60 Albright Road, Hamilton
Phone: 905-546-4853

Dates & Times
December 4 to 23

Monday, 6:30 to 8 pm
Tuesday, 6:30 to 8 pm - Free
Wednesday, 6:30 to 8 pm
Thursday, 6:30 to 8 pm - Free
Friday, 6:30 to 8 pm
​Saturday, 1 to 3 pm - Free

December 24 to January 6
Monday, 1 to 3 pm
Wednesday, 1 to 3 pm
Wednesday, 6:30 to 8 pm
Thursday, 1 to 3 pm
Thursday, 6:30 to 8 pm - Free
Friday, 6:30 to 8 pm
​Saturday, 1 to 3 pm - Free


Stoney Creek Recreation Centre
45 King Street West, Stoney Creek
Phone: 905-546-2196

Dates & Times
December 4 to 23

Monday, 4 to 4:55 pm - Free
Wednesday, 4 to 4:55 pm
Thursday, 7:15 to 8:15 pm
Friday, 6:45 to 8 pm
Saturday, 12:30 to 1:55 pm
Saturday, 4:30 to 6 pm
Sunday, 12:30 to 1:55 pm

December 24 to January 6
Monday, 1:30 to 3 pm
Wednesday, 1:30 to 3 pm
Wednesday, 4 to 4:55 pm
Thursday, 2:30 to 4 pm
Thursday, 7:15 to 8:15 pm
Friday, 1:30 to 3 pm
Friday, 6:45 to 8 pm
Saturday, 12:30 to 3 pm
Sunday, 12:30 to 1:55 pm


Valley Park Community Centre
970 Paramount Drive, Stoney Creek
Phone: 905-546-2424 ext. 1114

Dates & Times
December 4 to 23

Monday, 12 noon to 1:30 pm *
Tuesday, 12 noon to 1:30 pm *
Wednesday, 12 noon to 1:30 pm *
Wednesday, 6:30 to 8 pm - Free
Thursday, 12 noon to 1:30 pm *
Friday, 12 noon to 1:30 pm *
Friday, 6:30 to 8 pm
Saturday, 1 to 2:45 pm
Saturday, 5:30 to 7 pm
​​Sunday, 1 to 2:45 pm​​
Sunday, 5:30 to 7 pm

December 24 to January 6
Monday, 12 noon to 1:30 pm *
Monday, 1:30 to 3:30 pm
Wednesday, 12 noon to 1:30 pm *
Wednesday, 1:30 to 3:30 pm
Wednesday, 6:30 to 8 pm - Free
Thursday, 12 noon to 1:30 pm *
Friday, 12 noon to 1:30 pm *
Friday, 1:30 to 3:30 pm
Friday, 6:30 to 8 pm
Saturday, 1 to 2:45 pm
Saturday, 5:30 to 7 pm
​​Sunday, 1 to 2:45 pm​​
Sunday, 5:30 to 7 pm

* Driving board & slide closed


Victoria Park Outdoor Pool
100 Strathcona Ave., Hamilton
Phone: 905-546-3725

Closed for the season


Walker Outdoor Pool
60 DiCenzo Drive, Hamilton
Phone: 905-546-3726

Closed for the season


Westmount Recreation Centre
35 Lynbrook Drive, Hamilton
Phone: 905-546-4932

Dates & Times
December 24 to January 6

Monday, 6:30 to 8:30 am
Monday, 11:30 am to 1 pm
Wednesday, 6:30 to 8:30 am
Wednesday, 11:30 am to 1 pm
Thursday, 6:30 to 8:30 am
Thursday, 11:30 am to 1 pm *
Thursday, 6:30 to 7:30 pm *
Friday, 6:30 to 8:30 am
Friday, 11:30 am to 1 pm *
Friday, 7:30 to 8:30 pm *
Saturday, 7:30 to 8:30 am
Saturday, 1:30 to 3 pm *
Sunday, 1 to 3 pm *

* Slide open

Facility closed December 10 to 26 and January 1, 2019

HIGH FIVE Accreditation

High Five logoCity of Hamilton recreation programs are committed to ensuring Healthy Child Development for participants and are accredited members of HIGH FIVE®, which is built on the belief that all children deserve to have sport and recreation experiences that support his or her healthy development.

HIGH FIVE® is Canada’s quality standard for children’s programs. The City of Hamilton Recreation Division is a HIGH FIVE® Accredited Organization and as such serves as the benchmark for excellence in children’s recreation and sport programming, focused on healthy child development and offering the highest recognized levels of quality and safety. Our staff are trained in the Principles of Healthy Child Development and our programs are evaluated using the Quest 2 Tool. HIGH FIVE® makes a difference by giving every child the chance to benefit from quality programs.