What We Do:
Pathways Therapeutic Pool provides rehabilitation and developmental supports, as well as healing and relaxing experiences for the mind & body!
We have successfully completed our pool renovations, and are now in the process of renovating our changerooms to improve accessibility! Thank you to all our generous donors, local companies and contractors who have helped make these renovations a success.
Our newly renovated therapeutic pool features the highest water quality, including a UV filter system, media water filter and automated chlorination system. These features will provide lower chlorine levels while maintaining the highest water quality for our patrons. In addition, the pool temperature is maintained between 86ºF to 90ºF. These temperatures ensure maximum therapeutic, health, and wellness benefits for all users. The pool is 20’ x 60’ and our pool depth progresses from 3’ to 5’ in the deep end.
The facility is also equipped with:
- Female, Male & Family/ All gender change rooms
- Ceiling lift system in all 3 change rooms
- Newly renovated changerooms and improved showers
- Water wheelchairs
- Ramp entrance
- Towels and locks are not provided
The Pathways Aquatics Team, are group of hardworking, passionate lifeguards and swim instructors dedicated to providing quality therapeutic aquatic programming to the clients of Pathways Health Centre for Children as well as other members of the community.
Who We Are:
- Lifesaving Society – National Lifeguard
- Lifesaving Society – CPR and First Aid
- Lifesaving Society – Lifesaving Instructor
- CPO – Certified Pool Operator
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Who We Serve:
Our therapeutic pool offers a variety of aquatic programs for all:
- Clients of Pathways
- General public
- Children, Adults and Seniors
What We Provide:
Pool is Currently closed for Change Room Renovations
Office and viewing area remain closed at this time.
Our pool is not open on the following holidays (New Year’s Day, Family Day, Good Friday, Easter Monday, Staff PD Day, Victoria Day, Canada Day, Civic Holiday, Labour Day, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day, and Boxing Day).
What To Expect:
Download and/or print the Social Story we have created for a visit to the pool.
Social stories are simple descriptions of a social situation that can help individuals prepare for what to do and what to expect for a situation ahead of time.
HOW TO CREATE AMILIA ACCOUNT
Pathways is a mask friendly environment! Masks are available (but will no longer be required) for all clients, family members, service partners, visitors, and contractors entering our spaces. All staff and visitors are asked to self-screen for signs and symptoms of illness before attending Pathways sites or services. Please do not attend if you are feeling unwell. Proof of COVID-19 vaccination is not required to enter the pool however, we do require all staff, volunteers, students (on educational placements) and client service contractors to have received two doses of an approved COVID-19 vaccine.
If you have any questions, please contact the Aquatics Supervisor directly at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Registration can be completed online, by phone or in-person, weekdays from 9am-4pm.
- Registration can be completed online at www.amilia.com
- If you have any questions about registration or need assistance, please contact the Aquatics office at (519) 542-3471 ext. 7665
- Swim times and availability are subject to change due to facility resources
- Please use the Aquatic Pool entrance located at the South East end of the building across from Fairwinds Lodge only
- Showers are required prior to entering the pool in accordance to pool regulation O. Reg. 494/17, s
Is the pool accessible to the community or only Pathways clients?
Pathways pool is accessible to the public, not just clients of Pathways. We offer therapeutic aquatic programming for all.
How do I register for a swim? Is there a pool schedule?
To register for a swim or view the pool schedule, click on the tabs, “To create a SmartRec account” or “Pool Schedule.” This will bring you to SmartRec, our online registration platform.
Does the pool offer Swimming Lessons and Infant Swims?
Yes! The pool offers a variety of swimming lessons as well as infant swims such as Parent & Tot.
Does the pool offer Adult, Senior, or Aqua fitness?
Yes, the pool offers a variety of adult programs such as adult therapeutic leisure swim and aqua fitness. Visit the “Swim Schedules” tab to view the schedule and see what programming is available.
Do I need a doctor’s referral?
No, there is no doctor referral needed to swim at Pathways Pool.
Are there lockers available in the facility?
Yes, lockers are available, you must provide your own lock.
Am I able to rent the facility for private use or agency use?
Yes, the pool is available for private rentals, contact (519) 542-3271 ext. 1279 to book.
Can additional family members attend?
No, additional family members not explicitly registered for programming may not attend.
Does my child need to wear a swim diaper in the pool? If so, what kind?
Yes, young children and infants are required to wear a waterproof, reusable and well-fitted swim diaper.
What happens if there is a pool fouling?
Occasionally, pools are closed unexpectedly due to foulings. Credits will be issued on your SmartRec account for any cancelled lessons.
Please help us prevent pool closures by not feeding your child before their swim, using well fitted swim diapers, monitoring for bowel movements while swimming, toilet and shower children before entering the pool. If a child is not feeling well please do not attend your swim.
How To Register:
Create an account on Amilia SmartRec (our online registration site)
Here you can see available swims, program information, registration and pricing for our: Adult/ Senior pool programs, Swimming Lessons, Parent & Tot and Pool Rentals. Please see instructions in the Resources tab on how to create an Amilia SmartRec account.