Waterfront Pool & Fitness Centre 

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The City of Temiskaming Shores provides first class recreation opportunities at the Waterfront Pool and Fitness Centre located in downtown New Liskeard.  

The PFC has a 25m indoor pool with hot tub and waterslide, cardio room, full weight room, crossfit area and a squash court.  Everyone is welcome to come and join the facility.  We have a number of membership types of various lengths.  

Please browse the program and facility information below or contact our reception desk with any questions.  They can be reached by calling (705) 647-5709 or by email pfc@temiskamingshores.ca.

About Us

Things to Know!

Pool and Fitness Centre
  • We're located at 77 Wellington Street S in New Liskeard along beautiful Lake Temiskaming.
  • The Waterfront Pool & Fitness Centre is not responsible for lost or stolen articles under any condition. We advise patrons to use the lockers provided but strongly encourage you to leave valuables at home. 
  • The Waterfront Pool/Fitness Centre is a scent-free facility. Please do not use scented products before or during your visit to the facilities. 
  • Use of cameras and video equipment is not permitted in the facilities.
  • The use of cell phones is not permitted in the changerooms.
  • In-line skates, skateboards, bicycles and roller shoes are not permitted in the facilities. 
  • We reserve the right to revoke membership privileges from individuals who do not adhere to the rules and regulations of the facility. Members who assist with unauthorized entry into the facilities may have their membership privileges suspended or terminated. 
  • Adhere to all rules and regulations posted throughout the facility. 
  • Changes, errors and omissions may occur during and after printing, advertising and publishing. We regret any inconvenience that errors may cause however we are not responsible for printing or typographical errors. Please check with staff for accurate information. The Waterfront Pool/Fitness Centre reserves the right to change prices, schedules, policies and other information at anytime.

Pool Rules

A certain level of conduct and behaviour is required to assure the safety of all those using the facility. A body of water must be respected for its potential danger.

  • During all scheduled pool and beach times, children 6 years and under will be admitted to the pool/beach ONLY under the direct supervision of a parent/guardian who is 16 years of age or older.  Each parent/guardian may supervise no more than two children and must be within arm's reach at all times when in the water or pool deck area/beach area.
  • Children 6-9 years who are non-swimmers will be admitted to the pool/beach ONLY under the direct supervision of a parent/guardian who is 16 years of age or older.  Each parent/guardian may supervise no more than three children and must be within arm's reach at all times when in the water or pool deck area/beach area.
  • Children 6-9 years who are non-swimmers and in lifejackets will be admitted to the pool/beach ONLY under the direct supervision of a parent/guardian who is 16 years of age or older.  Each parent/guardian may supervise no more than six children (in lifejackets) and must be within arm's reach at all times when in the water or pool deck area/beach area.
  • Obey all instructions of the lifeguards & other staff. 
  • The pool deck is wet. No fast walking, running or pushing as wet surfaces are slippery. 
  • No diving permitted
  • Shower before entering the pool. 
  • Bathing suits only. No cut-offs, below the knee shorts, T-shirts etc. 
  • Outdoor footwear, food and drink are not permitted on the pool deck or in change rooms. 
  • Dispose of gum, band-aids, etc. before entering the pool. 
  • Children 16 or younger are not permitted in the saunas. 
  • Everyone on pool deck must wear proper swim attire.
  • Persons with open wounds or sores are not permitted to use the pool. 
  • Go to the nearest exit if fire alarm sounds. 
  • Clear pool immediately when you hear a "long blast" of a whistle. 
  • Adhere to all posted rules and regulations posted throughout the facility.

Risk Statement

All guests, members, students and any other individual who visits the City of Temiskaming Shores Waterfront Pool & Fitness Centre do so at their own risk. The City of Temiskaming Shores Waterfront Pool & Fitness Centre and employees do not accept responsibility for any injury or accident to any individuals while at the City of Temiskaming Shores Waterfront Pool & Fitness Centre. The City of Temiskaming Shores Waterfront Pool & Fitness Centre is not responsible for any theft, lost or damaged articles - all personal belongings are the responsibility of the individual. There are inherent risks involved in any physical activity; individuals participating in activities at the City of Temiskaming Shores Waterfront Pool & Fitness are advised that they are responsible for any and all costs arising out of injury or property damage sustained through participation. Should someone become injured while at the City of Temiskaming Shores Waterfront Pool & Fitness Centre, they shall notify an employee of the City of Temiskaming Shores Waterfront Pool & Fitness Centre immediately.

Facility Access

Present your membership card or pay a drop-in fee at the Waterfront & Pool Fitness Centre front desk before using the facilities.  We have a variety of memberships and drop-in fees that suit all situations.

Change Rooms and Showers

Members and Non-Members of the Waterfront Pool & Fitness Centre both have access to the showers and saunas located in the men's and women's changerooms.  There are two changerooms dedicated to youth and families and well as two changerooms dedicated to adults.  The youth changerooms each have two showers for your convenience.  The men's and women's adult changeroom have one shower and sauna.  


Lockers are available in the change rooms at a cost of $0.25 per use.  The City of Temiskaming Shores and its employees are not responsible for any loss of personal property.  Any person who damages the lockers will incur the cost repair.  A loss of key will incur a charge of $10.00. 

Full size lockers, located in the Viewing Room, are available to rent on a monthly basis at a cost of $12.00 per month.  After renters' monthly rental is finished he/she is responsible to remove their own lock and advise the front desk if they wish to renew locker rental or vacate locker.  If locker rental payment is overdue a notice will be place on locker.  If payment has not been received within two weeks the lock and contents will be removed. Damage to lockers will incur a charge of the cost of repair.

Refund Policy

The Waterfront Pool & Fitness Centre cancellation and refund policy is available by clicking this link.

Facility Policies & Operating Guidelines

  1. All members and non-members are asked to remove their outside footwear before entering the lobby of the facility.
  2. All members are asked present their membership card upon entering the facility.
  3. All members and non-members are asked sign-in on the appropriate sheets before they can access the facility.
  4. All members and non-members are asked to wear appropriate clothing and have clean, dry work out shoes.
  5. We ask that you return weights and bars to their racks when you have finished with them.  This includes unloading plates from machines and bars when you have finished your set.  This also applies to equipment used during Fitness classes.
  6. We highly recommend that you use lockers for your belongings; the Pool & Fitness Centre is not responsible for the loss or damage of your belongings.  Any lost items are held for a period of a month and are then donated to charity.  Lost & found bin is emptied on the first day of every month.
  7. All pool users must follow the Pool Safety Rules.
  8. Memberships & Facility Passes may be revoked for misuse of the facility and inappropriate behaviour.
  9. Members under 16 years old must work out with a buddy.

10. Squash courts have a 40 minute limit - if you wish to play for another 40 minutes you must pay another fee to play.



Hours of Operation & Membership Rates

Hours of Operation for Fitness Centre

Monday to Friday Saturday Sunday
6am - 8:30pm 8am - 6pm 10am - 4:30pm


Prices Per Visit

Facility Adult Youth/Senior  Family
Pool $4.65 $3.76 $11.73
Fitness Rooms $7.08 $5.97  

All fees do not include HST

Fitness/Gym Memberships

Duration Adult Youth/Senior Family
1 month $58.41 $48.48 $141.00
3 month $145.44 $116.35 $351.10
1 year $465.41 $349.06 $1,165.66

All fees do not include HST

A 25% Non Resident Fee will apply for those living outside of Temiskaming Shores

Pool Memberships

Pool Adult Youth/Senior Family
1 month $41.35 $36.11 $93.09
3 month $102.96 $84.49 $231.66
1 year $341.82 $236.58 $722.77

All fees do not include HST

A 25% Non Resident Fee will apply for those living outside of Temiskaming Shores

Full Membership

Duration Adult Youth/ Senior Family
1 month $88.27 $68.85 $220.68
3 month $219.80 $164.85 $549.50
1 year $729.74 $514.33 $1,824.35

All fees do not include HST

A 20% Non Resident Fee will apply for those living outside of Temiskaming Shores

Aquatics Programming

The City of Temiskaming Shores offers Lifesaving Society Swimming Lessons and Lifeguard Training Courses throughout the year at the Pool and Fitness Centre.  Programs are offered on a first-come first-serve basis with registration taking place online through our registration portal: https://app.bookking.ca/temiskamingshorespub/



Swimming Lesson Rates (9 Classes)
Parent & Tot to Swimmer 2


Swimmer 3 - 4 $59.06 $73.83
Swimmer 5 - 6 $76.13 $95.16
Rookie/Ranger/Star, Fitness Swimmer & Adult Lessons $76.13 $95.16
Private Lessons $225.00 $281.25
General Pool Rules

Prevent Pool Fouling:  Please refrain from feeding children or eating large meals before swimming.  All swimmers are encouraged to visit the washroom before entering the pool

Change room policy:  For the comfort of all patrons, children who are 7 years of age and older are required to use the appropriate change room.

Shoes/Boots:  Patrons, Parents and observes are requested to remove their outer foot wear before entering the change room.

Shower before you swim.  All pool patrons are to shower with soap and warm water before entering or re-entering the pool and deck area.

Not feeling well?  Please refrain from using the pool when ill, or if you have experience diarrhea in the past two weeks               

Food Free Zone.  Only water in unbreakable containers may be brought out on deck.


Swim Lesson Descriptions

Parent and tots 1, 2, 3 – ages 3 months (able to hold head up) to under 4 years old with a parent or caregiver.  A rewarding experience for adults with infants or toddlers.  These levels introduce the joys of water activity while stressing parental responsibility in, on and around the water.  Class length – 30 minutes.

Preschool A – Prerequisites:  For kids 3-5 years old just starting out on their own, with little or no experience by comfortable in a class without mom or dad.

Preschool B –Participants can comfortably move and float with assistance and put their faces in the water with eyes open and exhale in a relaxed manner.

Preschool C - Participants can float on front and back in PFD without assistance; swim 3 m on front and back any way with an aid; and exhale under water 5 times without pause.

Preschool D - Participants can float and move in deep water with assistance; breathe rhythmically 10 times; flutter kick while gliding on front and back 10 m, recover objects from the bottom.

Swimmer Program - The Lifesaving Society’s 6-level Swimmer program makes sure your children learn how to swim before they get in too deep.  Swimmer progressions accommodate children 5 years and older including absolute beginners as well as swimmers who want to build on the basics. We stress lots of in-water practice to develop solid swimming stokes and skills.  We incorporate Lifesaving Society Water Smart ®education in all Swimmer levels.

Swimmer 1: These beginners will become comfortable jumping into water with and without a Personal Flotation Device. They’ll learn to open their eyes, exhale and hold their breath underwater. They’ll work on floats, glides and kicking through the water on their front and back.

Swimmer 2: These advanced beginners will jump into deeper water, and learn to be comfortable falling sideways into the water wearing a Personal Flotation Device. They’ll be able to support themselves at the surface without an aid, learn whip kick, swim 10–15 m on their front and back, and be introduced to flutter kick interval training (4 x 9–12m).

Swimmer 3: These junior swimmers will dive and do in-water front somersaults. Their new bag of tricks includes handstands and completion of the Canadian Swim to Survive® Standard. They’ll work on 10–15m of front crawl, back crawl and whip kick. Flutter kick interval training increases to 4 x 25 m.

Swimmer 4: These intermediate swimmers will swim 5 m underwater and lengths of front, back crawl, whip kick, and breaststroke arms with breathing. They’ll cap it all off with front crawl sprints over 25 m and 4 x 25 m front or back crawl interval training.

Swimmer 5: These swimmers will master shallow dives, cannonball entries, eggbeater kicks, and in-water backward somersaults. Surface dives will take them down to underwater swims. They’ll refine their front and back crawl over 50 m swims of each, and breaststroke over 15–25 m. Then they’ll pick up the pace in 25 m sprints and two interval training bouts: 4 x 50 m front or back crawl; and 4 x 10–15 m breaststroke.

Swimmer 6: These advanced swimmers will rise to the challenge of sophisticated aquatic skills including stride entries, compact jumps and lifesaving kicks like eggbeater and scissor kick. They’ll develop strength and power in head-up breaststroke sprints over 25 m. They’ll easily swim lengths of front crawl, back crawl and breaststroke, and they’ll complain about the 300 m workout.


The Lifesaving Society’s 3-level Canadian Swim Patrol program provides enriched training for those who want to develop swim strokes and skills while having fun in the challenging world of lifesaving. Swim Patrol develops swimming strength and efficiency with emphasis on Water Smart® behaviour. Skill drills enhance capability in the water, good physical conditioning and lifesaving judgment.

Rookie Patrol: Swimmers continue stroke development with 50 m swims of front crawl, back crawl and breaststroke. Lifesaving sport skills include a 25 m obstacle swim and 15 m object carry. First aid focuses on assessment of conscious victims, contacting EMS, and treatment for bleeding. Fitness improves in 350 m workouts and 100 m timed swims.

Ranger Patrol: Swimmers develop better strokes over 75 m swims of each stroke. They tackle lifesaving sport skills in a lifesaving medley, timed object support and rescue with a buoyant aid. First aid focuses on assessment of unconscious victims, treatment of victims in shock and obstructed airway procedures. Skill drills develop a strong lifesaving foundation.

Star Patrol: Swimmers are challenged with 600 m workouts, 300 m timed swims and a 25 m object carry. Strokes are refined over 100 m swims. First aid focuses on treatment of bone or joint injuries and respiratory emergencies including asthma and allergic reactions. Lifesaving skills include defence methods, victim removals and rolling over and supporting a victim face up in shallow water.


Aquatic Leadership Programming


The road to becoming a lifeguard or swim instructor can be demanding, but those who choose to pursue it are rewarded with endless opportunities. Aquatic leadership programs help participants develop sound judgement, decision-making, problem-solving and communication skills that employers value. Lifeguards and swim instructors who complete their courses open doors to successful careers in the field of business, education, emergency services, medicine and beyond.


Be employable!

Good jobs are hard to find, but aquatics offers,
✓ National Certifications that are transferrable in Canada & around the world
✓ Work while at school: University and College towns always have pools!
✓ Better pay than most “jobs”
✓ Great opportunities for advancement
✓ A potential Career!

Be a Role Model!

✓ Become a SUPERHERO for Community Health, Fitness, and Safety


Develop Life Skills!

✓ Aquatics teaches you about Leadership, Responsibilities & First Aid Skill for LIFE.


Get Job Training!

✓ Decision making, lesson planning, emergency procedures, and being a rescue hero, are all part of the deal. They are great stepping stones to some cool JOBS.

Completing Aquatic Certification can lead to employment with the City of Temiskaming Shores as a Lifeguard or Instructor!


Pathway for aquatic leadership

We want YOU on our TEAM!
From September 21st 2022 to December 31st 2023, the cost for the
Bronze Medallion with Emergency First Aid and Bronze Cross With
Standard First Aid has been discounted by 50%!
The National Lifeguard Couse
will be FREE for residents and 50% off for non-Residents!
*Resources (books) will be at an extra cost*


Registration Dates for all Aquatic Leadership Courses:

Residents – September 21st 2022 at 8:00am

Non-Residents – September 23rd, 2022 at 8:00am


Bronze Cross with Standard First Aid - 2022:

This course begins the transition from lifesaving to lifeguarding and prepares candidates for responsibilities as assistant lifeguards. Candidates strengthen and expand their lifesaving skills and begin the importance of teamwork and communication in preventing and responding to aquatic emergencies. Bronze Cross is a prerequisite for advanced training in the Society’s National Lifeguard and leadership certification programs.

Prerequisite: Bronze Medallion and Emergency First Aid certifications (need not be current).




Manual Required

October 25th
November 1st, 8th 15th, 22nd, 29th


Resident: $78.75

Non-Resident: $98.44

Canadian Lifesaving Manual $55.00

Canadian Standard First Aid Manual $20.00 (can purchase day of)

Supplies Required: For the Bronze Cross certification, you will be required to bring your own Fox 40 pea less whistle, a pocket mask, and extra pairs of medical gloves.

*Please note that HST will be charged to all participants over the age of 15

Maximum 9 participants, Minimum 6 participants

Instructor : Sheryl Gilbert

Lifesaving Instructors Course:

This course prepares instructors to teach:

  • The Canadian Swim Patrol Program
  • Bronze Star, Bronze Medallion, Bronze Cross
  • Lifesaving Fitness, Distinction
  • Basic and Emergency First Aid, CPR-A, B, and C

Prerequisites: 15 years of age by the end of the course, Bronze Cross certification (need not be current)




Manual Required

Fri. Nov 4th


Resident: $130.46

Non-Resident: $163.08

Lifesaving Instructor Pack (includes instructor manual, swim patrol award guide, Bronze Medals Award guide, First Aid Award guide, leadership Binder) $60.00

Sat. Nov 5th


Sun. Nov 6th

9:00-6:00 pm

Instructors : Sheryl Gilbert & Jill Plaunt


Please Note:

100% attendance is required to complete any aquatic leadership course.

Fitness Centre

Things to Know!

The Waterfront Pool & Fitness Centre is air conditioned and has spectacular views of beautiful Lake Temiskaming.  The main level fitness centre has a wide variety of strength training and toning equipment to suit your needs.  The equipment is very user friendly and is great for both novice and advanced users.  There is a great selection of cardio equipment such as treadmills, ellipticals, bikes, rowers, and stair master. In addition, the Fitness Centre has a large selection of free weights.


In addition to the main fitness area we offer the Iron Room which includes a hack squat, Cybex bench press, incline press and shoulder press.  There is a variety of Troy rubber hex dumb bells that range from 5lbs. to 120 lbs. There is also a squat rack, bench press and preacher curl.

The Crossfit Room provides an alternative area for stretching, exercise balls for core strengthening, ab rollers and much more.


Squash is an excellent activity to participate in for cardiovascular endurance.  Come on out for a competitive but fun game.  Racquets are available to rent from the front desk.

Members are entitled to book a court 48 hours in advance by telephone or at the front desk.  The names of both players must be given at the time of booking and will be verified upon checking in.  We request that court cancellations are done at least two hours prior to court time. 

The Waterfront Pool & Fitness Centre Squash Court is located on the lower level of the facility.

General Squash Policies

  • No street clothes, street shoes or black soled shoes are permitted on the squash courts
  • Eye goggles are available to all players from the front desk and are mandatory for all squash players under the age of 16. 

Fitness Classes

The Waterfront Pool & Fitness Centre provides a variety of fitness classes with certified instructors. 

If you are interested in participating in any of the classes offered please contact the instructor directly for class availability and prices.  Information is available by calling us at (705) 647-5709

Cardio Pulmonary Program

This program is specifically designed for those referred by their doctor for assistence in strengthening their heart heath.  Under the direct supervision of Lorrie Mickelson, M.A, B.A./BPHA, patients take part in exercise training designed to fit their specific needs to improve their health and well being.  Participants meet Mondays and Thursdays from 1:00 pm to 2:40 pm.

For more information please contact Lorrie at 705-647-2848 or email activeoptions@ntl.sympatico.ca

Membership on Hold Policy

A membership may be put on hold due to a medical reason and a doctor's note must be provided.

A membership may be on hold for non-medical reasons. The policy in such situations is:

A membership of one (1) year may be put on hold once during that year. One (1) month, three (3) months, or six (6) months may not be put on hold. However, if the reason is valid we may extend the membership for a period of one (1) month.

All hold requests must be accompanied by a letter stating your name, phone #, the START date & END date. Once placed on hold this action cannot be reversed or changed.

Community Gardens

Things to Know!

The Waterfront Pool/Fitness Centre provides 10 Community Gardens boxes that are available free of charge for use by citizens of Temiskaming Shores. Thank you to the businesses in the area for their generous sponsorship of the Community Gardens.

If you are interested in reserving a garden box for the summer please contact the Pool & Fitness Centre reception at (705) 647-5709.