COVID-19 Update: Information on recreation program changes is provided below. To keep up to date with changes in our community, visit

COVID-19 Program updates

June 22, 2020: The 2020 summer concerts series is cancelled until further notice. Plans are in place to re-launch the program when gathering numbers increase.

June 18, 2020: The Town has made the decision to cancel all Town-run programming as currently scheduled up to September 6, 2020. This includes ball hockey, spring and summer swimming lessons, waterfront fundamental programs, water and land-based day camps (Kamps for Kids) and advanced training courses.

 COVID-19 Refund process
  • Full refunds will be issued by cheque for ball hockey, swimming lessons, camps and advanced courses. Refunds for waterfront fundamental programs will be applied as an account credit
  • Refunds may take up to 6 weeks to be processed
  • Refunds will be processed in the following order based on program start date: ball hockey, camps, swimming lessons and courses
  • For refund inquiries, email or call 519-832-2008 ext 131

Saugeen Shores has a range of swimming programs, including lessons, fitness classes and courses at Centennial Pool.


You can sign up for swimming lessons and programs online or in person at the municipal office.

Registration dates

Saugeen Shores has two registration dates for swimming lessons and programs.

Virtual experiences and courses
 Register online for virtual programs beginning July 2. The last day to register varies by program.
 Spring and summer programs

2020 summer registration:

  • All Town-run programs have been cancelled at this time.
 Fall and winter programs

2020/2021 fall and winter registration:

  • Registration dates to be confirmed.

Register online 

Swimming lessons

Saugeen Shores offers swimming lessons for a range of age levels and abilities.

Lesson guides

There are no lesson guides currently available.

Swim levels

We follow the Lifesaving Society's swim levels. View the program descriptions and lesson conversion chart to choose the right swim level for your child.

We also offer free swim assessments to help place children in the correct swim program. Contact us to book a time at 519-832-2627.

Camps and PA day programs

We offer aquatic camps and activities during the summer, the winter holiday and March Break and on PA days.


Saugeen Shores provides courses and training to pool professionals.

Lifeguards and instructors

Learn how to become a lifeguard or swimming instructor.

First aid, CPR and aquatic training

Advanced aquatic training courses take place throughout the year, including standard first aid and CPR courses.

  • No courses are currently available