Winnipeg, MB – Starting today, you can register for two-hour public swim, lap swim and fitness blocks at the Cindy Klassen Recreation Complex and Pan Am Pool.
Both facilities are set to partially re-open on Monday, July 20 and will operate with limited access to the fitness equipment, walking tracks, and pools. The re-opening of these facilities will build on the systems implemented for outdoor pool operations, including reduced capacity, and increased cleaning schedules, among other measures.
Residents are encouraged to book swim blocks and fitness blocks prior to arriving at the facilities, as there is no guarantee of available blocks for registration upon arrival. The blocks will be offered on a week-by-week basis and reservations can be made up to 30 minutes in advance of the pre-reserved time (space permitting). Every Thursday, another week of swim and fitness blocks will be added to what’s available for registration.
A new or current leisureONLINE account is required to reserve a block online. Video tutorials are available on how to create an account and how to register for an activity. Admission/registration fees will apply when booking your time.
Following provincial guidelines, capacity at these facilities is limited to ensure physical distancing guidelines are maintained. Individuals are asked to maintain a distance of at least two metres from every other individual who is not in their household. Pools and fitness areas will be closed to the public for 30 minutes between the two-hour blocks to sanitize and allow for reasonable time for public to vacate the facility prior to the next scheduled block.
Access to lockers and change rooms/showers will be limited and spaced out to follow social distancing guidelines. Please come dressed to swim and ready to use the fitness amenities. There will only be limited quantities of lifejackets on-site for public use; however, swimmers may bring their own lifejackets, flutter boards and toys. Permission to use toys will be left to the discretion of the lifeguard. Each pool will have posted signs and zone markings to follow. Hand sanitizing stations will be available at each entrance.
Please check the website for the most up-to-date information about admission fees, terms and conditions, swim and fitness block hours, and facility operating hours.
Residents are required to self-assess for COVID-19 symptoms. Please do not visit pools if you are experiencing any symptoms. For more information on the City’s response to COVID-19, see winnipeg.ca/COVID-19.