Register for Swim Lessons at the Wayne Gretzky Sports Centre

WGSC overview

The City of Brantford is pleased to continue to offer additional programs and services at the Wayne Gretzky Sports Centre. Consistent with Step 3 of the Roadmap to Reopen framework, swimming lessons will now be offered.

COVID-19 protocols will remain in place for all fitness areas, including face coverings, physical distancing, and hand washing. Face coverings may be temporarily removed during physical activity however, we strongly recommend that they are worn during less-intensive activities. Water fountains and refilling stations remain available for refills only.

View a detailed outline of programs and services being offered below:

Swim lessons update

Wayne Gretzky Sports Centre Fall Swim Lessons online registration will begin at 7:30 a.m. on Wednesday, September 1 at In-person registration is on Thursday, September 2. Online registration is highly recommended. Lessons run once a week for 12-weeks beginning Monday, September 13, 2021. They will be available to review online on Wednesday, August 18 at 8:00 a.m. Parents/Caregivers of children in Swimmer 4 and under must get into the water with their child(ren). A maximum of two children per parent is allowed in all levels excluding parent and tot where a maximum of one child per parent is allowed. Please note that schedules have been reduced due to capacity limitations and cleaning. If a class is full, you can add your name to the waitlist.

Pools update

The 65-metre and 25-metre pools are open with length swimming available. Pre-registration is no longer required as of Monday, August 9, 2021 and will allow up to two patrons per lane. Bleachers will be made available for swimmers wishing to wait for a lane to become available. Change areas and showers are available, however, swimmers are asked to come prepared and change and shower at home after swimming if possible.

Fitness Centre

The Weight Room continues to be open Monday to Friday 5:45 a.m. to 8:00 p.m., Friday 5:45 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. and Saturday 7:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Pre-registration is not required but limited to a 50-person capacity in all areas. Access is offered on a first-come, first-serve basis.

Fitness classes, including pool fitness, are offered Monday to Saturday. Pre-registration is not required but will be offered on a first-come, first-serve basis with capacity limits in place. View full schedules at


The gymnasium is available to rent upon request during evenings and weekends. Email to inquire about availability. There are no sports drop-in programs being offered at this time due to Summer Day Camps. Requests for ice rentals can be made by emailing At this time, there will be no public skates offered. Room rentals are currently unavailable.

Indoor track

The indoor track remains closed at this time for ongoing maintenance with a tentative reopening date of September 7, 2021.

Please note the Wayne Gretzky Sports Centre will be closed on Monday, August 2 for the Civic Holiday. For additional updates regarding Wayne Gretzky Sports Centre programs and services please visit follow us on Facebook and Twitter or email

Stay vigilant

The City of Brantford stresses that all residents and businesses play a very significant role in successfully getting to Step 4 and reopening our community safely. Please continue to follow these important COVID-19 guidelines to keep yourself and others in our community safe:

  • Wash your hands frequently, avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth, cover coughs or sneezes, clean and disinfect surfaces and stay home if you are sick.
  • Wear a face covering (non-medical mask), such as a cloth mask in all public enclosed indoor spaces to reduce the risk of transmission and practice physical distancing (6 ft apart from others) in public at all times.
  • Book your COVID-19 vaccination through the Brant County Health Unit.

Additional updates regarding City programs and services are shared regularly on the City’s Facebook and Twitter pages and at