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2023 Blue Dolphin Pool Season

The Municipality of Meaford is thrilled to partner with the YMCA of Owen Sound Grey Bruce to continue to operate the Blue Dolphin Pool for the 2023 season! 


Due to unanticipated repairs to the YMCA of Owen Sound Grey Bruce’s aquatics facility, the YMCA has requested that the Blue Dolphin Pool remain open from September 12, 2023, until Saturday September 23, 2023, to accommodate Meaford Residents and YMCA members.

Please note: Scheduled Lane Swim and Aquafit are open to Meaford residents provided they are not at full capacity due to YMCA member use. Open and public swims during weekdays are available for Meaford residents. 

YMCA and Blue Dolphin Pool - Question & Answers

My child was taking swim lessons with the Municipality. How will that change with the YMCA? 

Swimming lessons will continue in 2023, but will be called different names, to match the courses offered at the YMCA. Please refer to the YMCA Swim Program Conversion Chart to see what the equivalent lesson level for your child is in the YMCA’s system.


When will the Blue Dolphin Pool schedule be available? 

The 2023 Blue Dolphin Pool Schedule is now available! See below for the extended September schedule!

When will swim lesson registration take place? 

Swim Lesson Registration opens Monday, June 19, 2023 at 12:00 p.m.

Click Here to Register for Swimming Lessons

How do I register for swim lessons?

 Swim lesson registration will take place online via the YMCA of Owen Sound Grey Bruce’s webpage. 

Click Here to Register for Swimming Lessons

How do I purchase a season pass to Blue Dolphin Pool?

Seasons passes will be sold online via the YMCA of Owen Sound Grey Bruce’s webpage. Further instructions will follow. 

Do I need to be a YMCA member to access the Blue Dolphin Pool?

 No. You do not need to be a YMCA member to access the Blue Dolphin Pool. 

Does my YMCA membership include access to the Blue Dolphin Pool?

No. Your YMCA membership does not include access to, or swim lessons at the Blue Dolphin Pool. You will be required to purchase a separate pass. 

How do I access the Jumpstart Grant Program to become a Lifeguard?

 Grant opportunities are available for eligible youth for certification courses and exams to become a certified Lifeguard. Individuals interested in applying for this grant opportunity can apply by clicking the button below. Please note than an in-pool assessment is required as part of the application process.

Is the YMCA hiring Lifeguards?

Yes! The YMCA is hiring! Individuals that become certified lifeguards are eligible to work for the YMCA! We are actively hiring seasonal Aquatics staff as well as those that are interested in working with us on part-time or full-time basis after the summer season ends.

We have a robust swim lesson and Aquatics program during fall, winter and spring seasons in our Health, Fitness & Aquatics centre located at the Julie McArthur Regional Recreation Centre in Owen Sound, ON.

If you are already a certified lifeguard, please complete the YMCA Employment/Volunteer Application Form and submit along with your resume and cover letter to: marilyne.jones@osgb.ymca.ca

Is Financial Support available?

Yes! Both swim lessons and public swim season passes are eligible for funding under the Municipality’s Recreation Subsidy program, as well as the Grey County Social Initiatives Funding. More information on how to apply for these subsidies will be available when registration for swim lessons begins.



Cool off this summer at the Blue Dolphin Pool! This heated outdoor pool is open through June, July and August. Professional lifeguards are onsite, and we offer lessons, lane swim, open swim, and private rentals.

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