The Town of Oakville is excited to reopen our doors in the red-control zone of the province's COVID-19 framework. Residents can now register for select drop-in activities and rentals at our pools, fitness centres, gymnasiums, arenas and culture studios.
Not all facilities or amenities are available at this time. If you can't find your favourite program, check back regularly. Activities are being added as safety measures can be put in place.
Spaces are limited and available first-come, first-served. Please be courteous and cancel your booking if your plans change, so that others are able to attend. You can cancel your booking online, or call the facility directly if you are cancelling last-minute.
Visit our Programs FAQs page for more information.
Check out our Virtual Programs page for online fitness classes, cultural discussions, cooking workshops and much more! Join us using Zoom or your telephone. Some classes can also be found or re-watched on our YouTube channel. Fees may apply to specific programs.
A series of Without Walls (WOW) phone-based programs are also offered for ages 50+.
While the Oakville Centre for the Performing Arts remains closed for in-person performances, but we are offering a Mini Season of virtual performances.
As part of our There's Snow Place Like Home campaign throughout the winter months, the Town of Oakville is excited to introduce a wide variety of opportunities for families, youth and adults to get outside and stay active while we're practising physical distancing this season. All programs offered follow strict COVID-19 health and safety protocols.
The Town of Oakville offers lessons according to the Lifesaving Society Swim for Life program.
Children must be the age required for the level they are taking by the program start date.
Children who are 5 years-old do not need to complete all preschool levels before moving to the Swimmer programs.
Children who have completed the Preschool E and who are 5 years-old should enrol in Swim for Life Level 2.
Open the Aquatic Leadership Ladder (pdf) overview of the training required to become an instructor or lifeguard.
Please note: Your original award card must be shown to the examiner to participate in the re-certification test.
The Bronze Medallion Challenge Exam (ages 13+) is for Bronze Medallion candidates who need to re-certify their award, or for swimmers who are looking to challenge the exam as a self-presented candidate. Re-certification candidates must bring their original certification card; challenge candidates must bring proof of course prerequisites: Bronze Star award or proof of age (candidate must be 13 years or older on exam date).
The Bronze Cross Challenge Exam is for Bronze Cross candidates who need to re-certify their award, or for swimmers who are looking to challenge the exam as a self-presented candidate. Re-certification candidates must bring their original certification card; challenge candidates must bring proof of course prerequisites: Bronze Medallion award and Emergency First Aid with CPR (Level B).
The following courses are offered to help participants develop their leadership skills but are not prerequisites.
Do you want to complete your volunteer hours in a pool environment? Then Pool Pals is the training you need! Due to the specialized nature of this setting, this training must be completed prior to volunteering at any Town of Oakville pool. Topics covered include techniques to help in a class setting and child development. Must be 13 years old and hold Bronze Medallion.
Lifesaving Fitness (ages 13-16) focuses on speed, endurance, and flexibility as you work towards achieving bronze, silver, and gold awards in a variety of skill items. Includes 25-metre sprints, 200-metre timed swims, tows, and treading water with a 10-lb. brick.
Pre Bronze Skill Session (ages 13+) is for swimmers who are looking for extra practice on their water skills. Focuses on timed swims, lifesaving kicks, rescue techniques, and spinal rollovers. Candidates work in pairs and on their own. Prerequisite: Bronze Star.
If you have completed Bronze Cross and are waiting to take your National Lifeguard Service (NLS) certification, Pre N.L.S. (ages 14+) will reinforce the water rescue skills learned in Bronze Cross and introduce new skills that will be part of the NLS program. You'll work in pairs and on your own. Prerequisite: Bronze Cross.
Drop-ins are not allowed at this time and payment must be made at time of booking. Check out our Programs FAQs for more information.
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