About Lakeshore Swimming Pool

Founded in 1971, Lakeshore Pool is a not-for profit volunteer run seasonal swimming pool facility located in the west end of Kingston, Ontario. Our team of qualified lifeguard/Instructors offer children’s Red Cross swim lessons, and Bronze Star, Bronze Medallion and Bronze Cross classes. Adult members enjoy Aqua fit, Lap swimming, or just lounging pool side to enjoy the sun. Our low-cost seasonal membership fees include monthly Special events, and an end of season firework show. Lakeshore pool in it’s fifty first year is the driving force behind the sense of community Kingston & District residents know and love.

Lakeshore Pool Volunteer Board of Directors
Board Members
Andrew CottonPresident
Vice-President
Lois ShepherdTreasurer
Joan NeilsonSecretary
Directors
Stephanie BeauregardMembership
Christine JoannetteOperations
Albert Clark & Nathan BigelowMaintenance
Elaine ClarkSocial
Susan LeggeGrants/Fundraising
June CottonCanteen
Directors at Large

Carissa Cosgrove,Erica Benn, Andrea Kleffman

Pool Rules

General Pool Rules

The following are a list of pool rules. Please ensure that you know and follow all of them, to ensure your safety and the safety of other patrons. Rules are for all ages, older patrons are expected to follow the same rules as younger patrons. If you are found to be in violation of the rules then the lifeguard has the discretion to remove you from the pool premises.

  • All patrons must shower before entering the pool (under the Health Act)
  • No food or drinks permitted in the pool
  • No foul language or demeaning gestures are tolerated.
  • No Pets Allowed
  • Should a lifeguard blow his/her whistles three consecutive times it means that all patrons must clear the pool immediately

Baby Pool Rules

main pool
 
  1. Only Purple badges (0-6 years) permitted in the Baby Pool
  2. Non-toilet trained children must wear a Swim diaper (if you do not have a swim diaper with you please get one at the front desk)
  3. There are no lifeguards on duty in the area. Parents are responsible for looking after their children

Badge Colours and Ages

Purple
(0-6)
Orange
(7-12)
Green
(13-17)
Black
(Adult)

Big Pool Rules

main pool
 
  1. No diving into the pool from either end of the Big Pool
  2. No jumping into the pool from either of the "No jumping" sections (Areas in the shallow end beside the steps entering the pool)
  3. Patrons are asked to stay away from the entry steps and ladders where smaller children congregate.
  4. Children wearing puddle jumpers or lifejackets must be within an arms reach of an adult at all times.
  5. No running on the deck
  6. No shoulder rides
  7. No swimming under the length lap lanes
  8. No playing in the length lap lanes
  9. No horseplay (includes wrestling, whipping balls or noodles, pushing in the pool, or any other action that can be view as violent or aggressive)
  10. No snorkels in the pool (masks are permitted)
  11. No flippers in the pool except in the length lap lanes
  12. Personal Pool toys (includes diving toys, noodles etc). Are subject to the lifeguards' discretion. Floatation devices that infants can sit in are permitted
  13. Flutter boards are permitted in the Baby pool and length lap lanes ONLY
  14. Balls are permitted in the pool but if their use becomes bothersome to other patrons they will be removed

2021 Fees

Type of Pass Pricing
Basic Season Pass (Includes up to Two Adults) $475
Children $20
Individual 12 and over (No lessons) $305
Individual 12 and Over (With Lessons) $305
Lessons
Red Cross Lessons (Child can take 1 lesson per two week session. There are three sessions per season) $50
Leadership Courses (Bronze Star, Bronze Medallion, Bronze Cross, Emergency First Aid and Standard First Aid)  $100
Additional Costs
Summer Residents/Live in Caregiver $110
Non-LSPA Subscriber child who is cared for by a subscriber $110

Seniors are eligible for a 10% discount on their Membership Fee.

 (BASIC membership includes up to 2 adult black badges ONLY and cannot be switched for another badge colour.)

  - Leadership Courses have additional Exam Fees :
Bronze Star: $10.75, Bronze Medallion $17.00, Bronze Cross $21.40

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Hours

Summer Hours (June)

Daily
11:30 12:15
Adult Swim
Daily
12:30 02:00
General Swim
Daily
02:15 03:45
General Swim
Daily
04:00 05:30
General Swim
Daily
05:45 07:15
General Swim
Daily
07:30 09:00
General Swim

Orange Badges must be accompanied by a green or black badge member or caregiver between 7:30pm and 9pm.

Summer Hours (July-August)

Mon-Fri
08:00 11:15
Lessons
Daily
11:30 12:15
Adult Swim
12:30 02:00
General Swim
02:15 03:45
General Swim
04:00 05:30
General Swim
05:45 07:15
General Swim
07:30 09:00
General Swim

Orange Badges must be accompanied by a green or black badge member or caregiver between 7:30pm and 9pm.

Lessons

Swimming Lessons

Group Lessons

Red Cross Swim Classes are in Session 1, Session 2 and Session 3 and each session is 2 weeks long Monday-Friday.

Bronze Level Classes are held in July and again in August.

Individual Swim Lessons

Lessons are based on Red Cross swim levels are available for children of any age Times - between 9 and 12 as well as during free swim

Price - $20 per half hour or $175 for 10 lessons

Contact the Office at the Pool or phone. 613-389-9510


Can I choose a specific instructor for lessons?

Due to the large number of children in lessons, the scheduling is difficult. As a result, requests for specific instructors for specific times cannot always be accommodated. All of our instructors are fully qualified to deliver all Red Cross and Royal Lifesaving courses.

What system of swimming levels is used at LSPA?

Lessons are taught according to the Red Cross system. The lifeguards will be able to tell you how these levels are evaluated and where your child should be placed if you are new to this system.

What about lessons for older children?

LSPA offers all three Bronze swimming levels, Bronze Star, Bronze Medallion, and Bronze Cross. They are offered twice during the summer. Please refer to the schedule for dates and times. The lifeguards will be able to explain the requirements for these levels.

Swim Lessons 2022
July
  • Red Cross Lessons (Session 1) July 4th July 15th
  • Bronze Lessons (July) July 18th July 22th
  • Red Cross Lessons (Session 2) July 25th August 5th
August
  • Bronze Lessons (August) August 8th August 12th
  • Red Cross Lessons (Session 3) August 15th August 26th

Frequently Asked Questions

General

Where do my membership fees go?

The biggest expense for the pool is the lifeguard staff. Next is regular maintenance of the pool itself, which includes opening and closing of the pool, chemical supplies, repair and upkeep of the pumps and other equipment. Other expenses include insurance, utilities, and supplies. Money is set aside for capital improvement to the facility.

Who oversees the operation of the pool

The volunteer board of Directors and hired staff for the season.

Why is volunteering important at LSPA?

Volunteers are extremely important at the pool. All positions on the Board are volunteer, and much effort goes into making the pool run smoothly and into keeping the fees as low as possible. Many jobs are done by volunteers, from managing the canteen to cleaning the grounds, painting the pool, negotiating insurance contracts and doing the banking, to name just a few. The pool always needs help, so don't hesitate to get involved. It can be a very rewarding experience, you get to meet lots of great people, and it helps to keep membership fees low.

How often is the water tested?

The pool water is tested a minimum of 3 times a day, and on busy days it is tested every 2 hours. This meets public health standards for such a pool. If there is any doubt about the safety of the water the pool is closed until the problem is dealt with.

Safety And Behavior

What are the safety rules at the pool?

Safety rules are posted at the pool. Please read and follow these rules. Specific rules for the diving area are posted near the diving boards. The lifeguards have final authority in all matters regarding pool safety and the behaviour of all members and guests in the pool area.

What qualifications do the lifeguards have?

All lifeguards have National Lifeguard certification and Instructors qualifications.

Are there special rules for the wading pool?

A lifeguard is not posted in the baby pool. Parents and guardians are responsible for ensuring the safety of their own children and must be present in the baby pool area at all times. During a shift change, a lifeguard will pass through the area. The gates to the baby pool must be kept closed at all times.

Are floating toys from home permitted in the pool?

No, but many floating toys are available at the pool, and the lifeguards will be happy to get them for you. On occasional days other toys are permitted at the discretion of the guards. These days will be posted at the pool.

Is there a policy on taking diaper-aged children in the pool and the baby pool?

Disposable diapers designed for swimming are the only diapers allowed in the pool.

Rentals and Visitors

Pool Party Packages

Under 10 people $25 + $5 per non member
10 - 20 people $40 + $5 per non-member
Over 20 people $60 + $5 per non-member

Book a party at the pool, or phone the pool to book it! 613-389-9510

email poolmanager@lakeshorepoolkingston.net for details !

Guest Passes

Kingston Residents
Wednesdays & Saturday Only
Type of Guest PassPrice
1 Day Single$7.00
1 Day Family$20.00
Out of Town Guests
Type of Guest PassPrice
1 Day Single$7.00
1 Day Family $20.00
3 consecutive Days - Single$15.00
3 consecutive Days - Family$30.00
7 consecutive Days - Single$25.00
7 consecutive Days - Family$50.00
Guest Pass Rules
All Guests MUST be accompanied by a Member !
Management reserves the right to restrict the number of guest passes

School Groups (June)

Office Phone : 613-389-9510 (Pool, summer only)

Pool Rentals are available to School Groups in June

Booking are available Mon-Fri during June at 4 different time slots.

  • Price per swimmer is $7.00
  • Invoices will be emailed a week before the rental date.
  • Payment is due on the day of, or before the rental. Please make all cheques payable to Lakeshore Swimming Pool Association.
  • Swim time is ONE HOUR, ex. The 1:30-3:00 slot swims from 1:45-2:45, allowing for 15mins prior to the swim to change and review pool rules, as well as 15mins after for students to get out of the pool and get changed.
  • Cancelling a reservation within 48 hours will result in a $60.00 charge.

Pool Notices

Nov 1, 2021 3:00pm
September 7, 2021 9:00am

The Pool is closed until next season.