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Coronavirus: City to reopen London Ont. pools starting July 4

Guidelines and health precautions set out by the Province of Ontario and the Middlesex-London Health Unit will be in place at all aquatic facilities, the City says.
Guidelines and health precautions set out by the Province of Ontario and the Middlesex-London Health Unit will be in place at all aquatic facilities, the City says. Credit: Getty Images

Residents of London, Ont., will soon have the chance to make a splash in a public pool as the City announces the reopening of certain aquatic facilities and programs for recreation and lane swimming.

In a statement issued Tuesday, the City of London said guidelines and health precautions set out by the Province of Ontario and the Middlesex-London Health Unit, such as physical distancing and group size restrictions, will be in place at all aquatic facilities to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

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This includes restrictions on the number of participants allowed per program and at each facility.

The reopening schedule is as follows:

Saturday, July 4:

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  • Canada Games Aquatic Centre
  • South London Community Pool
  • Thames Park Community Pool

Monday, July 6

  • Byron Pool
  • Gibbons Pool
  • Westminster Pool
  • Stronach Pool
  • Select wading pools

Saturday, July 11

  • Southcrest Pool
  • Northeast Pool
  • Northridge Pool
  • Silverwood Pool

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The City says information regarding specific days and times that programs will be offered will be available online at 8:30 a.m. Thursday.

“With our pools opening up in July, it feels like summer is finally here,” said Mayor Ed Holder.

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“Outdoor swimming is a great way for Londoners of all ages to stay cool while enjoying the summer weather, and it also helps people stay connected with their community.”

Those wanting to use a local pool for recreation or lane swimming are required to book a time slot in advance online or by calling 519-661-5575.

No pool for swimming lessons? No problem!
No pool for swimming lessons? No problem!