The Outdoor Gorman Pool, located at 424 D'Arcy Street is a popular outdoor heated pool, open in mid-late June until the beginning of September. It is an accessible pool with a beach-style entry, which gradually slopes from the shallow end to a depth of five feet in the deep end.
PLEASE APPLY SUNSCREEN PRIOR TO ARRIVAL TO AVOID POOL CLOSURES DUE TO WATER CLARITY ISSUES.
Aquatic Summer Drop-In Schedule (PDF link)
Admissions Fees & Ages
Please be advised of the swim Admission Standards strictly enforced at Newmarket's Pools:
- In addition to our existing
admission standards, it is recommended that participants between the
ages of 10-15 years be accompanied by a parent/guardian who is a minimum
of 16 years of age. The parent/guardian for those aged 10-15 years
would pay admission and remain in the pool enclosure to supervise, be
available for any first aid incidents, and to ensure the physical
distancing of 2 meters/6 feet is maintained throughout the swim (with
the exception of those who are within your group). There is no maximum
number of children per guardian for this age group. This recommendation
is meant to decrease contact between staff and the public while
promoting safe distancing in the event of an emergency.
- Facility Swim Test: To ensure the safety of all
participants, children (6 to 9 years) who wish to swim unaccompanied in
the pool must complete the facility swim test: Proficiently swim (on your front, face in water) 2
widths un-aided (i.e. no lifejacket, water wings, etc.) of the pool
followed immediately by 1 minute of treading water (head and ears
remaining above the surface at all times). Upon completing the facility
swim test, the child will receive a green wristband.
The Outdoor Gorman Pool is also a popular spot in September each year for your four-legged friends during Newmarket's annual premier dog festival New'bark'et. The pool is opened during the festival for the popular 'pooch plunge'