Update from the Centennial Aquatic Centre

August 11, 2021
Parks, Recreation, & Culture
Centennial Aquatic Centre

August 11th, 2021 - We opened the Centennial Aquatic Centre on Tuesday, August 3rd with limited public programming.  The Aquatics team at CAC is becoming smaller as we get closer to team members heading off to their post-secondary education destinations for the Fall.  The inability to certify new lifeguards over the past 16 months has left a huge gap in the qualified individuals in our community.  This has created problems with programming the pool in the same manner as we have in the past.  We will not be posting an official schedule on the webpage as it will change daily due to staff availability.  Please sign into PerfectMind to see what public programming opportunities will be available.  Registration remains the same as it has over the past year as the requirement for contact tracing continues through the reopening process.

An NLS course is scheduled for the week of August 16th.  If you are interested in working at CAC but need your certification, we strongly recommend signing up for the course in August.  We will be accepting resumes before and during the course week.  During the course you will be interviewed and observed.  We are certainly hoping to recruit some new staff members through the certification process.  If you are looking to get certified in one or more of these programs, please contact the Recreation Services Advisor, 705-444-2500 or prc@collingwood.ca.  Thank you for your patience as we continue to navigate through the COVID updates.

Please note that for the weeks of August 3rd and August 16th there will only be three (3) lanes available for lane swim due to the Leadership certification courses.  This limits the spaces to six (6).

Fall swim lesson registration will not be released until there are more lifeguard/instructors on staff.  At this time we do not have enough staff to return to regular programming.


Visit www.collingwood.ca/aquatic-programs for up to date information.