Aquatic Programs

The Horton Street Seniors' Centre has an extensive aquatics program. Members can enjoy recreational and fitness swims in the Aquaplex Pool at no charge.

We are open for the fall! Please click here to read the latest updates.

Aquatic exercise classes are held in the Aquaplex Pool and Wellness Pool for an additional fee.

Aquatic equipment is now available for sale! Click here to download a copy of the brochure!

Aquaplex Pool

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  • 25 meter competitive swimming pool
  • 6 lanes
  • 83-degree temperature
  • Fully accessible with a long ramp with railings for entry along with a water wheelchair
  • 125 people capacity (pre-COVID-19 capacity)
  • 6 people capacity whirlpool (pre-COVID-19 capacity; closed until further notice)

During recreational swims, members can enjoy lane swimming or float and enjoy the water at their own leisure.

London Life Family Wellness Pool

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  • Therapy pool (92-94° F) with water jets
  • Fully accessible with chair lift
  • In water seated area
  • 77 people capacity (pre-COVID capacity)

Members can relax and enjoy therapy jets in a seated area or perform their own rehabilitation and exercise programs in the pool. In water, Gentle Fit classes are held daily helping members improve their balance, strength and mobility.

FALL 2022 - Open Swim & Aquatic Fitness Classes

  • Members must shower on the deck before entering the pool.
  • There are lockers and change room stalls available.
  • Masks are encouraged to be worn at all times except when you are physically in the water.
  • All swimmers must leave the pool deck prior to the start of any class to ensure that the next class can start on time.

Due to the on-going, province-wide shortage on certified Lifeguards, the Aquaplex Pool's Recreational/Lane Swims will end at 11:45 a.m. until further notice.

Both the Aqua-Step and Gentle-Step will still be available as it is a different lifeguard/instructor scheduled for these classes.

We apologize for any inconvenience.

Aquaplex Pool Wellness Pool
Mondays & Wednesdays 7:30 to 10:00 a.m.
Recreational/Lane Swim

10:00 to 10:45 a.m.
Aqua-Fit (Program Fee)

10:45 a.m. to 11:45 p.m.
Recreational/Lane Swim

1:00 to 1:30 p.m.
Aqua-Stairs (Program Fee)
8:00 to 10:30 a.m.
Recreational/Lane Swim

10:30 to 11:00 a.m.
Gentle Fit (Program Fee)

11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Recreational/Lane Swim

12:15 to 12:45 p.m.
Gentle Stairs (Program Fee)
Tuesdays, Thursdays, & Fridays 7:30 to 10:00 a.m.
Recreational/Lane Swim

10:00 to 10:45 a.m.
Aqua-Fit* (Program Fee)
*FRIDAYS = Deep Water

10:45 a.m. to 11:45 p.m.
Recreational/Lane Swim
8:00 to 10:30 a.m.
Recreational/Lane Swim

10:30 to 11:00 a.m.
Gentle Fit (Program Fee)

11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Recreational/Lane Swim

Aqua-Fit and Gentle Fit

Aqua-fit and Gentle Fit are for HSSC members only; weekly sessions require registration and a small fee. Drop-in will not be available. Individuals who are 55+ years old may try a class for free; registration with a staff member is required prior to that start of the class.

Fees for Fall Session #1 - Aqua-Fit and Gentle Fit

(September 6th to October 28th, 2022 -  No classes on September 5th and October 10th.)

  • Mondays, $16/member (prorated)
  • Tuesdays to Fridays*, $25/member (prorated)

*Deep Water Aqua-Fit classes are offered only on Fridays.

Each weekly Aqua-Fit and Gentle Fit session is approximately 8 weeks in length. The prices are adjusted for shorter sessions that are affected when there is a statutory holiday in effect and the HSSC will be CLOSED.

Aqua-Stairs and Gentle Stairs

Aqua-Stairs and Gentle Stairs classes are open to members and visitors. These classes may be challenging for those with pain in the lower extremities, such as the foot, ankle, knee or hips.

Similar to step aerobics, or a "step class", it involves a variety of exercises where the participant is stepping on and off a small platform. This can be very beneficial for those with arthritis, allowing the individual to adjust the height of the step and intensity of the workout.

Dates (offered on Mondays and Wednesdays)

  • Fall Session #1: Starting the week of September 12th, ending the week of October 17th, 2022. (no classes on October 24th)
  • Fall Session #2: Starting the week of October 31st, ending the week of December 19th, 2022.
  • Winter Session: Starting the week of January 9th, ending the week of February 27th, 2023 (no classes on February 20th)
  • Spring Session #1: Starting the week of March 6th ending the week of May 1st, 2023 (no classes on March 13th and April 10th)
  • Spring Session #2: Starting the week of May 8th, ending the week of June 26th, 2023 (no classes on May 22nd)
  • Members pay $25/person
  • Visitors must pay the visitor fee ($5.00/person) and the session fee ($35.00/person)

Register here for Fitness Classes: Register online

Cancellation Policy

No refunds are offered unless otherwise specified on RecDesk.
For more details on refund policies, contact BGC London at 519-434-9114.

For more information:

For specific inquiries or concerns about Aquatic Programs or refunds for equipment that was purchased through the BGCL/HSSC, please contact:
Jason Munns
519-434-9115 ext. 246
[email protected]

For general inquiries or to register for programs, please contact:

Information Booth
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