Aquatics

boy in pool with noodles

Make a splash! There are many ways to use the aquatic centre:

Aquatic Centre

The centre has two pools, an accessible chair lift, Peterborough's largest indoor water slide, and fun features to splash in.

Leisure pool
The leisure pool is 20 m in length with three lanes, water slide, and a PoolPod accessible chair lift. The pool is used for fun swims, lane swims, fitness classes, swimming lessons, birthday parties, and day camps. The pool temperature is 81 to 83 F, and total capacity is up to 175 persons.

Therapy pool
The therapy pool is a warm, shallow pool with a wheelchair ramp and swirl pool with therapeutic jets and seating. This pool is used for gentle fitness classes, wellness swims, swimming lessons, fun swims, nursery swims, and rentals. The pool temperature is 91 to 93 F, and total capacity is up to 48 persons. 

Accessibility

The aquatic centre is inclusive to all abilities. The universal change room, equipped with large changing stalls, a lift, accessible showers and washrooms, enters onto the pool deck with a short distance to the Therapy pool ramp and Leisure pool PoolPod accessible lift. 

The Therapy pool has a ramp access with water wheelchairs provided. The Leisure pool provides entry with use of the PoolPod, an accessible lift that can be used for those with limited mobility, or with a wheelchair. 

The Centre was selected as one of nine inaugural Canadian Tire Jumpstart accessibility grant recipients to receive $50,000 to support the purchase and installation of a PoolPod portable accessible pool lift. Intended to reduce barriers to aquatic activities for those with physical or mobility challenges, the PoolPod offers independent access to the leisure pool, and more efficient access to the Centre's recreational and therapeutic services.

To learn more about the accessible supports offered throughout the Centre, visit the Accessibility page. 

Photo Gallery: PSWC Aquatic Centre will appear here on the public site.