Aquatics

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The Town of Oakville has five indoor pools that are open year-round and five outdoor pools that are open from June until the beginning of September.

Pool rentals

Daytime rentals including one-hour fun swims, swim tests or structured swim lessons are available for schools.

Birthday party packages vary per location. Please call individual pools for more information.

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Lessons and programs

Town pools offer swimming lessons for all ages, abilities and levels. Lessons are available throughout the year.

Click on a link above for more information about the Learn to Swim program, leadership courses and recertification; browse the Parks, Recreation and Culture program guide; or visit iris, the online registration system.

Drop-in programs

Need flexible class times or extra practice? Check the Drop-in Programs page for pay-as-you-go aquatics programs including Youth 101 and 201, Adult 101-301, and Family Swim to Survive classes.

Healing Waters

Healing Waters is a non-instructional time for those who require space and time in the water to work through prescribed exercises in our 88 degree water. Bring a personal therapist (both therapist and client are required to pay admission) or work independently. A qualified lifeguard is on duty and specialty equipment is available for your use. Please see the recreational swim schedule for times and dates.

Novice Swim Team program

The Novice Swim Team program (ages 5-14) provides an introduction to competitive swimming. You will swim for 30 minutes each week, for 18 weeks, in preparation for the Novice Swim Meet held at the end of August. Each year, a theme is selected for the competition and teams from each pool create banners, cheers and t-shirts. You must be able to swim one pool width at the beginning of this program.

Employment in aquatics

The town hires various staff, such as aquatic instructors and lifeguards, for summer programs, part-time day, evening and weekend hours. Please click on a position below to view detailed job descriptions and requirements.

For more information about current opportunities, application deadlines, etc. please visit the employment page.

Aquatic Fitness Instructor (pdf, 19 kB)
Assistant Instructor (pdf, 24 kB)
Assistant Life Guard (pdf, 22 kB)
Cashier - Aquatics (pdf, 21 kB)
Clerical Support - Aquatics (pdf, 14 kB)
Head Instructor - Aquatics (pdf, 21 kB)
Instructor - Specialized Instructor Junior Aquatics (pdf, 21 kB)
Lifeguard (pdf, 21 kB)
Maintenance Handyperson - Aquatics (pdf, 21 kB)
Maintenance Labourer - Aquatics (pdf, 20 kB)
Master Instructor - Aquatics (pdf, 22 kB)
Master Instructor - Leadership (pdf, 23 kB)

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