Get back into the swim of things with Burlington recreation programs


Published April 13, 2022 at 2:34 pm

Whether it’s lessons, rec drop ins or summer camps, there are plenty of ways for Burlington residents to get into the swim of things this summer.

The City of Burlington’s summer swimming lessons and youth recreational programs will open for online registration April 23.

“Swimming and summer programs are an important part of many kids’ lives,” said Chris Glenn, director of Recreation, Community and Culture.

“They will provide activity, learning, fun and an opportunity to make friends and memories. Our staff are trained, ready and excited to run these programs.”

Burlington’s learn to swim program provides a full range of classes for swimmers of every skill level and age. Visit here to find out more about registered swim and aquatic leadership programs. June lessons at Tansley Woods and Nelson Pool begin June 4 and the full summer session begins July 4.

Dates for adult summer program registration will be announced later in May.

A new recreation and social program geared to individuals with disabilities aged 15 to 21 is being introduced this year. This course will use both indoor and outdoor program spaces. There will be themed weeks, outdoor adventures, crafts, physical activities and more. Make connections with your peers in your community in a fun and active manner. The Rec Connections program will run the weeks of July 18, 25, Aug. 2, and 8.

The Park Play Program will you to join City staff in your neighbourhood park for some simple fun and games.

Staff are on-site to encourage participants to be active, social, and creative. This is not a day camp program, although registration is required to monitor and manage participation. All activities will occur outdoors. Inclement weather will cause cancellation.

The Summer Camps team announced three new SNAP camp locations that will be available for registration on April 23:

  • Orchard Park Public School
  • Florence Meares Public School
  • Maplehurst Public School

Residents who need extra support or do not have online access to register for programs, can call 905-335-7738 for staff-assisted telephone registrations.

The customer service team is available through email at [email protected] or 905-335-7738, Monday to Friday 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. and weekends 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

For more information on how to register online, visit here.

All classes and programs are available for viewing now. Non-Burlington residents can register April 29.

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