As of Monday, April 27, Community Development & Partnerships Division staff will be on temporary emergency leave due to the Province of Ontario’s list of Essential Services during the current COVID-19 pandemic.

Please note that, as of June 27:

  • All summer recreation programming has been cancelled (summer camps, aquatics and heritage and culture workshops);
  • Recreation facilities such as pools, splash pads, parks, trails, playgrounds, museums and community halls are closed until further notice;
  • Booking of County facilities is cancelled until June 27—with the possibility of further extensions to the cancellations—and future booking requests will not be processed until June 1 at the earliest;
  • All festivals and events on County property are cancelled until June 27, with the possibility of further extensions to the cancellations;

The County will monitor changes to public health guidelines issued by the federal, provincial and local authorities and review opportunities to introduce recreational programming and resume events once it has been deemed safe to do so. For the most up to date information please check our COVID-19 Information page.

Thank you.

Swim for Life

Haldimand County continues to use Swim for Life as a cost-effective program that is seamless from tots to adults. This in-depth program by the Lifesaving Society stresses lots of in-water practice to develop solid swimming strokes and skills. And, it incorporates valuable Water Smart® education that will last a lifetime.

Swim for Life is organized into five modules: Parent & Tot, Pre-school, Swimmer, Adult, and Fitness Swimmer. Swimmer levels lead seamlessly into the basic lifesaving awards: Rookie, Ranger and Star Patrol.

Use the Swim for Life Registration Chart to determine in which level to register for the next session.

Swim Lesson Report Cards

Taking swimming lessons in Haldimand County? To check your progress report choose the appropriate pool and have your Swimmer ID ready.

Swimming Progress Card
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Haldimand County is a registered member of HIGH FIVE®. Our aquatic and camp staff receive training to promote involvement in quality programming and activities for children aged 6 to 12 years. Staff are trained in the principles of healthy child development in recreation and sports settings. Haldimand County programs include HIGH FIVE®’s essentials for high-quality programming:

Participation: fair opportunity for everyone to participate
Play: just having fun!
Mastery: learning new skills and being successful
Friends: opportunities to make and build friendships
A Caring Adult: a leader or coach who shows warmth and genuine interest in children