The Tecumseh Leisure Pool

The Tecumseh Leisure Pool is now closed for the season. It will re-open summer 2022.

COVID-19 Update: Tecumseh Parks and Recreation facilities are operating under the guidance of the Provincial and Local Framework. Under the Reopening Ontario Roadmap, the Tecumseh Parks and Recreation is looking to reopen the Tecumseh Leisure Pool for 2021 for the months of July and August. Continue to check back or follow us on Facebook and Twitter for updates on the Tecumseh Leisure Pool's re-opening.

Visitors are encouraged to watch the Return to the Pool video prior to attending the Tecumseh Leisure Pool.

 Leisure Pool COVID-19 Safety Measures:
 
Before leaving home
  • Ensure you are not showing symptoms of COVID-19. See screening questions below.
  • Pack your face mask, as you will be required to wear it while entering the facility.
  • Plan to arrive no more than 5minutes prior to your swim time. Visitors will be asked to wait outside if they arrive early.
  • Bring your own equipment and water bottle. If the Lifeguard or Pool Coordinator deems the equipment to be unsafe, we reserve the right to ask that it be removed from the pool. Tecumseh Leisure Pool's equipment will only be provided for swimming lessons and Aquafit programs.
  • Visitors are asked to arrive at the facility prepared to begin the swim activity in proper swim attire. See Swim Attire and Equipment below.
Facility entrance and exit protocol 
  • in order to control the flow of foot-traffic in and out of the facility and to ensure that visitors avoid crossing paths, there is one designated way into the facility and one designated way out of the facility. Signage will be posted to clearly identify the entrance and exit of the facility.
  • Visitors will be permitted entry to the facility 5 minutes prior to the star of the registered swim time.
  • Before entering the facility, each participant (swimmer, guardian and/or support staff) will be required to complete a COVID-19 screening at the gate. The screening will be conducted by a member of the Tecumseh Leisure Pool team. The personal information collected through the screening process is collected under the authority of Municipal Act, 2001, S.O. 2001, c.25. In the event of a confirmed COVID-19 diagnosis that coincides with your visit to the Tecumseh Leisure Pool, your name and contact information may be provided to public health authorities for purposes of contact tracing. Questions about the collection and use of this information should be directed to Human Resources at 519-735-2184 ext. 102.
  • To assist the Lifeguard staff with identifying groups within the facility, visitors may be required to wear a coloured wristband. When required, visitors will be asked to place the wristband on prior to entering the facility, in front of the reception staff.
  • Only one parent/guardian is permitted in the facility with any one child under the age of 16, or those with special needs/accommodations.
  • Visitors will be allotted 10 minutes after the scheduled swim activity to use the change rooms, gather belongings and exit the facility.
Before your activity 
  • Visitors must wear a mask covering their mouth and nose upon arrival and anytime they enter the change room, guard office, or are speaking with another Staff Member when a 2-meter distance cannot be maintained.
  • Signage has been placed throughout the facility to guide visitors and to assist with maintaining physical distancing, reminding visitors to where face coverings and informing visitors of pool rules.
  • Swimmers may remove their mask right before their activity begins. Swimmers are not permitted to wear face masks in the pool but may wear a face shield. 
Change rooms
  • Change rooms will be available for use and are fully sanitized at the end of each day. Change rooms will be maintained throughout the day as much as possible.
  • Visitors are asked to minimize use of the change rooms by arriving prepared in proper swim attire.
  • Visitors will be allotted 10 minutes  after the scheduled activity to use the change rooms, gather belongings and exit the facility.
 Pool deck
  •  Visitors are asked to wait for the Leisure Pool Staff or Swim Instructor to invite them to enter the pool.
  • There will be designated seating areas with a minimum of 2 meters apart from one another for visitors to use.  Chairs are not to be moved or relocated.
  • Masks should be removed and packed away with your belongings prior to entering the pool.
 Cleaning and sanitizing
  • According to the United States Center for Disease Control and Preventions and the Lifesaving Society, "There is no evidence that COVID-19 can be spread to human through the water. Proper operation, maintenance and disinfection (with chlorine or bromine) of pools should kill COVID-19".
  • The Tecumseh Leisure Pool adheres to the Public Health Standards of a minimum 1ppm of Chlorine for each pool required by the Windsor-Essex County Health Unit. A pool test is conducted every hour to ensure that the chemicals are at the correct level; if a test appears to not be at the correct level, all swimmers will be removed from the pool immediately.
  • The facility is cleaned and sanitized daily.
  • Ongoing cleaning of chairs, railings handles and equipment will be completed throughout the day by pool staff.
  • Swim instructors will be provided with 2 sets of equipment, allowing equipment to be sanitized between classes.
  • Hand sanitizer is available throughout the facility.
 Swimming Lessons
  • All swim classes will be conducted with reduced group size.
  • Instructors will maintain a 2-metre distance from all participants. When a 2-metre distance cannot be maintained, the instructor will don a face shield or face covering.
  • To reduce the amount of contact between Instructor and Swimmer, all participants of the following levels must have a parent or guarding (16+) in the water to assist for the duration of the lesson:
    • Parent and Tot 1/2/3
    • Preschool 1 - 5
    • Swimmer 1
    • Swimmer 2
  • To ensure the in-water parent / guardian can adequately assist during the lesson they may be asked to perform a swimming test. If they fail to pass the swim test, they must find another parent / guardian to accompany the swimmer during their lessons.
  • Advanced swim classes and Leadership courses will reduced class sizes. All participants will be required to follow physical distancing guidelines. In an effort to limit contact between participants, Instructors will assign class participants to a smaller group “bubble” (of 3 or 4) that they will maintain throughout the session.
  • Equipment use during lessons will be kept to a minimum, and not shared by swimmers.  Any/all equipment used will be sanitized.
  • Missed lessons will not be rescheduled.  
 Recreation swims

Adult Lengths:

  • In order to maintain 2m between swimmers, only 1 swimmer per lane will be permitted.
  • Swimmers are to be mindful of physical distancing requirements when passing swimmers in adjacent lanes.
  • If an individual wishes to use any equipment, they must provide their own. Do not share equipment. If the Lifeguard or Pool Coordinator deems equipment to be unsafe the Tecumseh Leisure Pool reserves the right to ask that it be removed it from the pool

Aquafit:

  • Class sizes have been reduced in an effort to maintain physical distancing between participants during fitness classes. 
  • Participants are asked to be mindful of physical distancing throughout the duration of the program.
  • Equipment will be provided and sanitized by a Staff Member after each use. 

Family Swims:

  • Facility capacity has been reduced in an effort to maintain physical distancing during Family Swims.
  • Participants will be asked to maintain adequate space as they move throughout the pools.
  • The Tecumseh Leisure Pool will not provide any equipment during the Family Swim sessions with the exception of Personal Floatation Devices (PDF)/Lifejackets. Visitors that require a PFD/Lifejacket should speak to a Staff Member. Any borrowed equipment is to be returned to the Guard Office for sanitization after use.
  • The Water Slide is closed for the 2021 season.

The Tecumseh Leisure Pool is a seasonal outdoor pool. Check out our Virtual Tour of the pool facility. The Tecumseh Leisure Pool provides a variety of recreational swim opportunities, private rentals and Learn to Swim lessons. The Tecumseh Leisure Pool includes a 25 m lap pool with a shallow end and deep end, a waterslide, wade pool and spray features.

Location and Contact Information

Location

Lacasse Park

590 Lacasse Blvd

Tecumseh, ON N8N 2C1

Hours of Operation

The Tecumseh Leisure Pool is currently closed.

The 2021 hours will be posted here once confirmed.

Contact Information

Phone: 519-735-4756 ext. 460

Email

Recreational swims

Under the Reopening Ontario Roadmap, capacity limits for the Tecumseh Leisure Pool's Recreational Swims will be reduced to ensure physical distancing can be maintained. Advanced registration is required to attend any scheduled recreational swim. Recreational swims will be posted weekly. Every Sunday, the upcoming weekly recreational swims (Monday to Sunday) will be posted on TecumsehRec.ca where you can register yourself and family members.

Tot Time

Designed specifically for children 5 years of age and younger with direct supervision of a responsible adult in the water and provides a fun and safe environment with a quiet atmosphere for our younger swimmers.

Adult Swim Lengths

A great way to exercise and get into shape. Swimmers must be at least 16 years of age and be able to swim 50 m (2 lengths) of the lap pool.

Aquafit

Instructed by certified lifeguards, this program allows adults to improve their flexibility, strength and cardiovascular fitness while enjoying the buoyancy of the water. It's aerobics without the stress on the joints. This is an effective workout for the legs, stomach, and upper body.

Family Swim

A great way to spend the afternoon lounging and playing in the sun. Swimmers may enjoy the use of the lap pool, tot pool, and spray features. All recreational swims are based upon pool capacity. All schedules are subject to change. Please note: the slide will be closed for the 2021 season.

How to register for recreation swims online at TecumsehRec.ca

Step 1 - Go to TecumsehRec.ca

Step 2 - Sign into your account using your email address and password

Step 3 - Once signed in, you will see your account information

Step 4 - Click on Activities at the top of the screen to search and select activities. You can narrow down your search by typing in keywords such as "Adult Lengths", Family Swims" or "Aquafit". Find the activity you wish to register for and click Enroll Now to see available swim days and times

Step 5 - A list of swim times for the upcoming week will appear. Click Enroll Now to continue

Step 6 - Using the Who are you enrolling? drop-down menu, select the participant you are enrolling

Step 7 - Select the Sessions you are enrolling by clicking on the dates and times you wish to attend. A blue checkmark will appear next to the swims you are selecting. When completed, click Add to cart.

Step 8 - The swims you select will now appear in your Shopping Cart with the total payment amount due. Click Check Out to proceed to the payment screen

Step 9 - Enter your method of payment (credit card or gift card) and click Pay to complete the transaction

Step 10 - After the payment has been completed, you will receive an email confirmation with your swim dates and times

 How to view your registered recreation swim schedule on TecumsehRec.ca

Step 1 - Go to TecumsehRec.ca

Step 2 - Sign into your account using your email address and password

Step 3 - Once signed in, you will see your account information

Step 4 - Click on View Family Members Schedule

Step 5 - Select the schedule time period you want to view by selecting Date From and Date To

Step 6 - Select the Family Member(s) 

Step 7 - Select FlexReg

Step 8 - Click View Schedule

The list of your registered recreation swims will appear, detailing the date, time and program.

You may print the schedule by selecting Printer Friendly Version or you may import the schedule to your mobile device by selecting Create iCalendar Export File.

Recreational Swim Schedule - July 3, 2021 to September 6, 2021

Advanced registration is required to attend any scheduled recreational swim. For a complete list of available recreational swims and to register yourself and family members, visit TecumsehRec.ca. The Recreational Swim Schedule is subject to change.

SundayMondayTuesdayWednesdayThursdayFridaySaturday

Adult Lengths

11AM-12PM

Adult Lengths

7:30-8:15 AM

Adult Lengths

7:30-8:15 AM

Adult Lengths

7:30-8:15 AM

 

Adult Lengths

7:30-8:15 AM

 

Adult Lengths

7:30-8:30 AM

 

Adult Lengths

11AM-12PM

 

Tot Time

12–12:45 PM

Tot Time

12–12:45 PM

Tot Time

12–12:45 PM

Tot Time

12–12:45 PM

Tot Time

12–12:45 PM 

Tot Time

12–12:45 PM 

Tot Time

12–12:45 PM 

 Aquafit

12–12:45 PM

Aquafit

12–12:45 PM

Aquafit

12–12:45 PM

Aquafit

12–12:45 PM

Aquafit

12–12:45 PM

Aquafit

12–12:45 PM

Aquafit

12–12:45 PM

 

 

Adult Lengths

1–2 PM

 

Adult Lengths

1–2 PM

 

 

Family Swim

1-2 PM

or

2:15-3:15

Family Swim

1-2 PM

or

2:15-3:15

 

Family Swim

1-2 PM

or

2:15-3:15

 

Family Swim

1-2 PM

or

2:15-3:15

Family Swim

1-2 PM

or

2:15-3:15

   

Family Swim

5:30-7:00 PM

 

Family Swim

5:30-7:00 PM

   
 

Aquafit

7:30–8:15 PM

till Aug 26

Deep Water Aquafit

7:15-8:00 PM 

Aquafit

7:30–8:15 PM

till Aug 28

 

Deep Water Aquafit

7:15-8:00 PM

   

Admission Fees

ProgramFees

Tot Time

$4.50 / Adult and Children

$2.00 for each additional child

Aquafit

$4.50 / Person

Adult Length

$4.50 / Person

Family Swim

$3.50 / Person

All swimmers entering the Tecumseh Leisure Pool must adhere to the Admission Policy.

All swimmers are reminded “If you aren't within Arms Reach, You've gone too far”. Direct Supervision means “Within Arms Reach, In the Water and In Swim Attire”.

Admission policy

COVID-19 Screening

As part of our commitment to providing a safe and healthy workplace and environment, all visitors entering the Tecumseh Leisure Pool will be required to answer / complete a COVID-19 screening before entering the facility. By answering the questions honestly, you are helping to to ensure a safe environment and to minimize the spread of COVID-19.

Please review the following statements as these will be asked of you prior to entering the facility:

  1. Have you been diagnosed with COVID-19 within the past 14 days?
  2. Have you travelled outside the country within the past 14 days?
  3. Have you been tested for COVID-19 and are waiting for laboratory results?
  4. Have you had close contact with a confirmed or probable case of COVID-19?
  5. Do you have any of the following new or worsening symptoms or signs? Is anyone you live with currently experiencing any new COVID-19 symptoms and/or waiting for test results after experiencing symptoms?
  • Fever or chills
  • Difficulty breathing or shortness of breath
  • Cough
  • Headache
  • Pink eye
  • Sore throat, trouble swallowing
  • Running nose / stuffy nose or nasal congestion
  • Decrease or loss of smell or taste
  • Nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, abdominal pain
  • Not feeling well, extremely tiredness, sore muscles

If your answer is YES to any of the above questions, please stay home.

Swimming Attire and Equipment

  • Swim material (made of lycra or spandex) must be worn at all times while swimming
  • Outer clothing beyond swimsuits must be made of lycra or spandex. T-shirts, pants, shorts or any non-swim material clothing (cotton, denim, etc.) is not permitted in the pool
  • Inflatables, including water-wings are not permitted. Approved Personal Floatation Devices (PFDs) are available at the Tecumseh Leisure Pool for use at no additional cost.
  • Visitors are welcome to bring their own PFDs provided they are approved by the Ministry of Fisheries and Oceans or the Canadian Coastguard
  • Pre-school swimmers not toilet trained must wear plastic pants (snug at the leg) or disposable swim diapers while in the pool

Pool Closures and Inclement Weather Policy

The Tecumseh Leisure Pool may be required to close due to mechanical problems, inclement weather, fouling, or other incidents. Notification of pool closures will be posted Facebook and Twitter.

The Tecumseh Leisure Pool is an outdoor recreational facility and therefore is subject to weather conditions. For the safety of our facility users and staff, the Tecumseh Leisure Pool will monitor weather conditions daily and may be required to adjust the pool schedule accordingly. In the event of inclement weather:

  • Dry land lessons may be held for Preschool, Swimmer and Leadership classes.
  • Should lessons need to be cancelled, information will be posted on Facebook and Twitter.
  • Recreation swims may be postponed or cancelled. Postponed or cancelled recreation swims will be posted on the Town's website and social media accounts.

In the event of thunder and/or lightening, the facility will be closed for a minimum of 30 minutes from the last sighting/hearing. Refunds are not issued as a result of unscheduled pool closures due to weather.

Admission Standards and Age Requirements

AgeRequirement

Children age 6 & under

Must be accompanied by a guardian 16 years of age or older.

The guardian is responsible for their direct supervision and must be in the water and able to assist immediately.

1 adult for 2 children or 1 adult for 4 children wearing lifejackets.

Children ages 7 to 13, Non-Swimmers

Must be accompanied by a guardian 16 years of age or older.

The guardian is responsible for their direct supervision and must be in the water and able to assist immediately.

1 adult for 4 children or 1 adult for 8 children wearing lifejackets.

Children ages 7 to 13, Pass Swim Test

May enter the pool unsupervised.

Swimming with a buddy is strongly recommended.

Children under 10 must still be watched by an adult in the pool area, 1 adult for 15 children.

Swim Test

To successfully pass the swim test, individuals must demonstrate comfort in the water and be able to swim on their front for a minimum of two widths of the pool continuously in shallow water and tread water for 30 seconds.

Water Slide Admission - Slide is closed for the 2021 season

Riders must be a minimum height of 48” and able to pass the Facility Swim Test.

Medical Conditions or Special Needs Requirements

Individuals with serious medical conditions or developmental abilities should be accompanied at all times by another individual with knowledge of their condition and who can provide immediate assistance if needed.

Any prospective participants and / or visitors to the Tecumseh Leisure Pool that has a special need and / or requirement should contact the Pool Coordinator prior to registration in order to discuss potential arrangements.

All swimmers are reminded “If you aren't within Arms Reach, You've gone too far”. Direct Supervision means “Within Arms Reach, In the Water and In Swim Attire”.

Patrons of the Tecumseh Leisure Pool accept the legitimacy of the requirements outlines herein and agree to comply fully with these rules.

Lifeguards

The Tecumseh Leisure Pool is proud to be affiliated with the Lifesaving Society, Canada's lifeguarding experts. All of the lifeguards and instructors are trained and certified through the Lifesaving Society to teach and evaluate the swimming strokes and related skills found in the Lifesaving Society's Swim for Life program.