Length Swim

Program description

This program provides divided lanes of continuous length swimming. Assess the pace of other swimmers before choosing a lane, and refer to the “Length/Lane Swimming Etiquette” sign to ensure a positive experience at the pool. Length swimmers must be able to swim full lengths comfortably. 

You may also be interested in: Leisure swim - 18+/Length

Offered at the following locations:

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

Dates & Times
December 27 to January 6

Monday, 12 noon to 1:30 pm
Wednesday, 6:30 to 8 am
Wednesday, 12 noon to 1:30 pm
Thursday, 6:30 to 8 am
Thursday, 12 noon to 1:30 pm
Thursday, 8:30 to 9:30 pm
Friday, 6:30 to 8 am
Friday, 12 noon to 1:30 pm
Saturday, 12:45 to 2 pm
Sunday, 12:45 to 2 pm

Facility closed December 17 to 26 for shutdown.


Ancaster Lions Outdoor Pool
263 Jerseyville Road West, Ancaster
Phone: 905-648-1930

Closed for the season


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

Dates & Times
December 4 to 23

Monday, 12 noon to 1 pm
Monday, 8 to 8:45 pm **
Tuesday, 12 noon to 1 pm
Wednesday, 12 noon to 1 pm
Wednesday, 8 to 8:45 pm **
Thursday, 12 noon to 1 pm
Friday, 12 noon to 1 pm
Saturday, 1 to 2:55 pm *

December 24 to January 6
Monday, 12 noon to 1 pm
Wednesday, 12 noon to 1 pm
Wednesday, 8 to 8:45 pm **
Thursday, 12 noon to 1 pm
Friday, 12 noon to 1 pm
Saturday, 1 to 2:55 pm *

* 1 lane available 
** 2 lanes available 


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

Dates & Times
December 4 to 23

Monday, 10:45 am to 1:15 pm
Monday, 8 to 9 pm
Tuesday, 10:45 am to 1:15 pm
Wednesday, 10:45 am to 1:15 pm
Wednesday, 8 to 9 pm
Thursday, 10:45 am to 1:15 pm
Thursday, 5 to 6 pm
Friday, 10:45 am to 1:15 pm
Saturday, 12 noon to 1:30 pm
Sunday, 10:30 to 11:55 am

​December 24 to January 6
Monday, 10:45 am to 1:15 pm
Monday, 8 to 9 pm
Wednesday, 10:45 am to 1:15 pm
Wednesday, 8 to 9 pm
Thursday, 10:45 am to 1:15 pm
Thursday, 5 to 6 pm
Friday, 10:45 am to 1:15 pm
Saturday, 12 noon to 1:30 pm
Sunday, 10:30 to 11:55 am


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

Dates & Times
December 4 to 23​
December 24 to January 6

Wednesday, 7:50 to 9:30 pm
Friday, 5 to 6:30 pm *

* 2 lanes only


Dundas Community Pool
39 Market Street South, Dundas
Phone: 905-540‐6694

Dates & Times
December 4 to 23

Monday, 11:30 am to 1 pm
Monday, 8:45 to 9:45 pm
Tuesday, 6:30 to 8:30 am
Tuesday, 11:30 am to 1 pm
Wednesday, 11:30 am to 1 pm
Wednesday, 8:45 to 9:45 pm
Thursday, 6:30 to 8:30 am
Thursday, 11:30 am to 1 pm
Friday, 11:30 am to 1 pm
Friday, 7:30 to 8:30 pm
Saturday, 1 to 2:30 pm
Sunday, 12 noon to 1:30 pm

December 24 to January 6
Monday, 11:30 am to 1 pm
Wednesday, 11:30 am to 1 pm
Wednesday, 8:45 to 9:45 pm
Thursday, 6:30 to 8:30 am
Thursday, 11:30 am to 1 pm
Friday, 11:30 am to 1 pm
Friday, 7:30 to 8:30 pm
Saturday, 1 to 2:30 pm
Sunday, 12 noon to 1:30 pm


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

Closed for the season


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

Dates & Times
December 4 to 23

Monday, 9 to 10 pm *
Wednesday, 9 to 10 pm *
Thursday, 9 to 10 pm *

December 31 to January 6
Wednesday, 9 to 10 pm *
Thursday, 9 to 10 pm *

* 3 lanes available


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

Closed for the season


Jimmy Thompson Memorial Pool
1099 King St. East, Hamilton
Phone: 905-546-4768

Dates & Times
November 26 to December 23

Monday, 11 am to 1 pm *
Monday, 7:30 to 9:15 pm *
Tuesday, 11 am to 1 pm *
Wednesday, 8:05 to 9:15 pm *
Thursday, 11 am to 1 pm *
Friday, 11 am to 1 pm *
Saturday, 12:05 to 1 pm *

December 24 to January 6
Monday, 11 am to 1 pm *
Tuesday, 11 am to 1 pm *
Wednesday, 8:05 to 9:15 pm *
Thursday, 11 am to 1 pm *
Friday, 11 am to 1 pm *
Saturday, 12:05 to 1 pm *

* Shared pool minimum 1 lane available

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.


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 24 to January 6

Monday, 1:05 to 2:05 pm
Wednesday, 1:05 to 2:05 pm
Wednesday, 8 to 9:15 pm
Thursday, 8 to 9 pm **
Friday, 1:05 to 2:05 pm
Friday, 7 to 8:15 pm
Saturday, 12 noon to 1:30 pm

** Two lanes only


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

Dates & Times
December 3 to 23

Monday, 7:45 to 9 pm
Tuesday, 7:45 to 9 pm
Wednesday, 7:45 to 9 pm
Thursday, 7:45 to 9 pm

December 24 to January 6
Wednesday, 7:45 to 9 pm
Thursday, 7:45 to 9 pm


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

Dates & Times
December 4 to 23

Monday, 12 noon to 1 pm
Tuesday, 12 noon to 1 pm
Wednesday, 11 am to 1 pm
Thursday, 12 noon to 1 pm
Friday, 12 noon to 1 pm


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

Dates & Times
December 24 to January 6

Monday, 6:30 am to 1:45 pm
Wednesday, 6:30 am to 1:45 pm
Wednesday, 4:30 to 9:30 pm
Thursday, 6:30 am to 1:45 pm
Thursday, 4:30 to 9:30 pm
Friday, 6:30 am to 1:45 pm
Friday, 4:30 to 8:30 pm
Saturday 7:30 am to 4 pm
Sunday, 10:30 am to 8 pm

Facility closed December 10 to 26 and January 1, 2019

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