Public Swimming

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Swimming at the Centre

Our public swimming schedule includes nursery swims, lane, open, and wellness swims. Did you know? We also offer pool rentals and birthday party packages. Click on the button below to download a copy of our current Public Swimming schedules:

 Public Swimming Schedule - Oct. 13 to Dec. 19

Holiday Schedule - download a copy of our special holiday schedule from Dec. 20 to Jan. 2, that includes all of our drop-in activities! 

About our Swims

Fun Swim

As per provincial guidelines, Fun Swims are not offered at this time as the waterslide is unavailable.

Open to all ages and abilities, this swim offers fun-packed activities for everyone. Take a ride down the area’s largest indoor water slide, enjoy the water features in the leisure pool, or relax in our therapy pool featuring soothing jets and warm water. A Poolpod platform lift is available in the leisure pool, and accessible ramp with waterwheel chairs are available in the therapy pool. Waterwings, lifejackets, and noodles are available for use.

Please note:

  • Swimmers age 15 and under are required to wear wrist bands for Fun Swims. Take a look at our helpful poster for more information on wrist bands and ratios. 
  • Children under 10 must be supervised in the water by an adult age 16+ (maximum of 3 children to one adult).
  • Swimmers must be 42” tall and are required to pass swim test to use the slide.
  • The maximum capacity for this swim is 175 persons (therapy pool 48 persons); access cannot be guaranteed if capacity is met. As swim passes provide admission to the entire aquatic centre, passes will not be refunded if the therapy pool is at capacity and access is not granted.
Lane Swim
This swim for ages 12+ is offered 7 days a week. The leisure pool is divided into 3 lanes with lap signs indicating where to swim based on speed and ability. Our Poolpod platform lift is available, and equipment such as flutterboards and pull buoys are provided.
Nursery Swim
Toddlers under 4 years of age are welcome to swim with a guardian in the therapy pool. Waterwings, toys, and equipment are provided. "Little Swimmer" disposable diapers are required and may be purchased at the Centre for $2 each. There is a maximum of 30 persons per swim.
Open Swim
Open to all ages and abilities, this swim is open for leisure swimming. When scheduled in the leisure pool, one lane is dedicated for lap swimming, while the rest of the pool is open for leisure activities. When scheduled in the therapy pool, the pool is open for leisure activities, with the swirl available.
Wellness Swim 
This swim in the therapy pool is open to ages 12+ for therapeutic purposes. Noodles and flutterboards are available, as well as an accessible ramp and water wheelchairs.
Public Swimming Rates 
Public swimming rates
Swim Pass Rate
Members Included
Individuals $5 
Group Swim: up to 5 swimmers $15
Nursery Swim: 1 adult and 1 toddler $5
Multi-Pass: 5 swims $25
Multi-Pass: 10 swims $50                                                

The above rates include HST

 

Aquatic Centre Policies

The following rules, regulations and policies are applicable to the Aquatic Centre:

Aquatic Centre
  • Lifeguards are to be obeyed at all times. Aquatic staff reserve the right to revoke access to the facility if they deem the behaviour of an individual is inappropriate or unsafe.
  • Everyone must shower with soap and warm water prior to entering the pool (Regulation 565.s.15).
  • No person having a communicable disease or open sores on his or her body shall enter the pool.
  • Bathing suit attire only; street clothes are not permitted.
  • No running on pool deck.
  • No person shall bring glass containers or food onto the deck or into the pool. Chewing gum is not permitted in the Aquatic Centre.
  • No person under the influence of drugs or alcohol shall use the pools.

  • Outdoor footwear is not permitted on pool deck.

  • No person shall pollute the water in the pool in any manner, including: spitting, spouting of water or blowing your nose in the pool or on the deck.
  • No person shall engage in boisterous play in our around the pool. Equipment that is not utilized for its intended purpose will be revoked.
  • Children under the age of 10 must be accompanied into the pool with a parent or guardian who is at least 16 years of age and responsible for their direct supervision. A maximum supervision ratio of 1 guardian to 3 children is permitted for all patrons and user groups of the pool.
  • Children under the age of 4 are to be kept within arms reach of their supervising adult at all times.
  • Children not toilet trained must wear waterproof diapers while in the pool. Little Swimmers are available for purchase at the front desk.
  • For the privacy of all participants, the use of cameras and recording devices are not permitted in the aquatic centre. 
  • The maximum allowable capacity of the leisure pool is 174 and the therapy pool is 48 swimmers. Patrons are advised that if capacity is reached, access cannot be guaranteed. 

Leisure Pool:

  • No diving off side walls; diving is permitted off the deep-end wall only.
  • No sitting, standing, or walking on the wall that divides the slide splash down area from the leisure pool. 
  • Covering the pearls and/or blocking the water spouts is prohibited.
  • No sitting on lane ropes. 

Therapy Pool: 

  • No diving off any wall into the Therapy pool.
  • No standing, sitting, or jumping off of the orange elevated wall in the Therapy pool.
  • No swimming between the support railings. 
Water Slide
  • All riders must be 107 centimetres tall (42 inches) and no more than 136 kilograms in weight (300 pounds) to use the slide.
  • All riders under 16 years of age must successfully pass swim test to use the slide. Swimmers over the age of 16 may be asked by aquatic staff to complete swim test in order to use slide, at the aquatic staff's discretion.
  • Obey all orders given by the attendant and operator.
  • No person shall dive, run stand, kneel, rotate or stop in the channel. All riders must ride feet first lying down on their backs with hands positioned parallel with their body.
  • Hands must be kept inside the channel.
  • User must leave the splash down area promptly.
  • No person shall bring glass, bottles or food onto the water slide.
  • No bunching or chaining by riders permitted.
  • Water depth of splash down area – 44 inches
  • Swimmers only may use the water slide.
  • Life jackets, mats, tubes, or any other pool toys are not to be used on the water slide.
  • No person shall use the water slide under the influence of drugs or alcohol
  • Riders must be in good health; pregnant women or people with heart conditions are recommended not to use the water slide.
  • In order to use the water slide you must be able to swim one length of the leisure pool.

Ontario Regulations: R.R.I 1990, Reg 20, 72 “Public Slide Ride Under the Amusement Devises Act”

What to wear

Health and Safety regulations state that street clothes are not permitted in public pools. Swimmers are welcome to wear swimwear and different types of cover up options to swim comfortably. Your cover up clothing should only be worn for swimming just like your bathing suit. We recommend these items be made of spandex material. Here are some helpful examples:

Appropriate Swimwear 

Bathing suits such as bikinis, swim shorts, one-piece suits and burkinis are all great options for comfortable swimming.

appripriate swim wear includes bathing suits, bathing trunks, bikinis, and burkinis

Appropriate Cover Ups

Wearing spandex long sleeve shirts, tights, t-shirts, or fitness shorts are appropriate and safe ways to cover up while swimming. We do not recommend loose fitting clothing as they can become heavy in the water.

appropriate covers includes spandex tshirts, tights, and shorts

Inappropriate Swimwear

Clothing that is not considered appropriate swimwear are undergarments, street clothes, or spandex that was worn for another purpose, such as working out right before swimming. All swimwear and cover ups should be clean when entering the pool.