Holistic Fitness, Land , Water, New Online courses & classes   


Sir Winston Churchill Pool  NO Classes Until after Feb. 11th

Mon/Wed/Fri 10:45 - 11:30am 

New Policies upon coming to class:

All staff and members of the public must self monitor before entering the facility each day.  

I have attached a copy of the staff screening tool that we are currently using which must be signed each day you work.  

There are screening questions on the front door for members of the public to ask themselves before they enter the building but we are working on turning the screening process into an online questionnaire in the near future.

- There is a hand sanitizing station at the front entrance. 

- Masks must be worn in the front lobby area and the change rooms.  Masks are not mandatory on the pool deck because of the moist, hot, humid environment.   

- Once a participant is changed into their bathing suit and ready to go on deck they may take their mask off and leave it with there belongings.  They must then put the mask back on once they enter the change room again at the end of their class.

- We are going to start by limiting the aquabics classes to 15 participants and see how it goes.  We are asking the participants to just dry off quickly after aquabics and shower at home so we can get people dressed and out of the change room as quick as possible.  We cannot have crowds in the change rooms so some of the class may need to wait on deck/in the pool for the change room to clear out after the class.  For this reason we do not want people taking time to shower.

- We also now have a large plexi-glass at the front desk.  If staff feel comfortable they do not need to wear a mark behind the front desk or in the staff office because the area is not open to the public.


- To sign up for any swims or aquabics classes memebers of the public must call the front desk at Churchill Pool (577-2538).  There is currently no online registration.  Patrons may call starting at 5pm 4 days ahead of time to sign up for swim times or aquabics classes.  Eg. To book a time on Friday people can start calling Monday at 5pm.

Let me know if you have any other questions.

Calli Graham

Program Supervisor, Community Aquatics – Churchill Pool

City of Thunder Bay

Recreation & Culture Division

Phone: (807)625-2206

Email: cgraham@thunderbay.ca

Lakehead University Pool Not Open TBA

Online PARQ Participant Active Readiness Questionnaire
Please fill in and download on your computer and email to me.  Your PARQ sheet needs to be updated each year & if any changes occur before the year.  Thank You.

Volunteer Pool 
No classes Due to COVID-19 
1:15 pm - 2:00 pm 

Aqua Extravaganza 

Pre-Register Thunder Bay 55 + or drop in with your Pass

Instructor Anne Parr FIS

Lakehead University Pool
No classes Due to COVID-19
Monday /Wednesday/ Friday
Instructor Anne Parr FIS

Facility new policies Oct. 15th


We appreciate everyone's understanding that these new policies are in effect for your safety. We will continue to monitor the situation and evolve our policies as it is safe to do so. We look forward to when we can play again safely. Please contact us at erstaff@lakeheadu.ca with any questions.

Sir Winston Churchill Pool
Classes limited numbers policies above 
- 10:45 am - 11:30 am

Drop in with your membership or Drop In Pass Instructor Anne Parr FIS 

Aquatic Programs Lakehead University Pool

                                                                          Lakehead University CJ Saunders Fieldhouse  

                                                                      955 Oliver Road across from the Regional Hospital

AQUA Jog in deep Water


Register at front desk payment  options 

  • each time  or buy 10 PASSES or more passes 1 -3 x week. Open to General Public & Students

NOTE: New Parking due to construction address concerns 

Parking is extra pay each time at handy out side  machine or buy per monthly  to full year.

Watch for new fall program and New Membership options



Water exercise Benefits:

  • modality 
  • safe non impact little - no gravity based controlled
  • effective improves daily functions. 
  • increases faster recovery from running or over use from training 
  • no sweat workout
  • buoyant-resistive environment
  • range of motion enhanced 
  • falling is minimized.  
  • Circulation enhanced 

Why Water & What to Expect

Complete workout all components -warm-up cardio - metabolic -strength / resistance training, cool down with dynamic stretching 

  • opening up joints, releasing tension in muscles ,breath work and more.  
  • Work at your own pace and intensity options for all in every class.  
  • Experience a workout better than using weight training, high cardiovascular - low impact.  Increase cardiovascular abilities, muscular endurance and strength, flexibility and much much more.  
  • Work this into your schedule for the best workout you can experience.  
Safe for those with arthritis, recovering from injuries, cancer, heart,  joint 

Why Aquatics is important?

  • Heals the Body Mind and Spirit
  • Impact is less on injured knees, back, arthritis and much more.
  • Balanced workout all muscles are work together providing a complete workout cardiovascular, muscular endurance and strength.
  • Flexibility of all joints
  • Like Yoga messages all organs for better healing and conditioning.


Information from Aquatic Fitness & Therapy

  • Water buoyancy helps to protect recuperating knees, ankles and hips.
  • Great for overweight individuals looking for exercise, but unable to walk far enough out of the water to effectively burn calories.
  • Aquatic exercise reduces pain and increases flexibility.
  • Water supports and massages the body as you exercise.
  • All of the benefits of land exercise-without the sweat.
  • Reduced blood pressure, stress and risk of injury.
  • Often recommended following surgery to minimize postoperative swelling
  • Burn more calories during and after exercise.
  • More Fun!!

Who Benefits? Everyone Who Tries It! 
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