Public Swimming

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Service disruption notification

The leisure pool at Iroquois Ridge Community Centre will not be available on Thursdays during the 10-11:30 a.m. combo swim and the 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. lengths swim from November 6 to December 18, 2014 inclusive.

The pool slide at Iroquois Ridge Community Centre will not be available from November 8 to 17 inclusive, while repairs are being made.

The pool will also be closed on Thursday, November 13 until 3 p.m. for emergency repairs.

Due to a swim meet at Iroquois Ridge on Saturday, November 15, the Combo Swim from 2:30 to 4 p.m. is cancelled.

The Waterfit class at Centennial Pool, from 7-8 p.m. on December 16, has been cancelled due to a conflict in the pool's schedule.

There will be no Waterfit classes from December 20, 2014 to January 4, 2015. Regular classes will resume on January 5, 2015.

We apologize for any inconvenience and thank you in advance for your cooperation. Please check the recreational swimming schedule for information about public swimming at other times and locations.

Recreational swim schedule

To open the recreational swim schedule, please click the image on the right of this page. Schedules may change due to program requirements or maintenance needs. Please check schedule start and end dates carefully. For the most up-to-date recreational swimming information, please call the respective facility.

Special Events

Additional Christmas Break Recreational Swims

Centennial, Glen AbbeyIroquois Ridge and Queen Elizabeth Park Community and Cultural Centre (QEPCCC) pools will all be offering extra recreational swims during the holiday season. Please open the recreational swim schedule for more information.

Swim into Spring - March 29, 2015

Warm up at Centennial Pool with spring-themed activities for the whole family during the leisure swim on March 29, from 1:30 to 4 p.m. It will be a splash! Swim to Survive testing will also be available.

All public swims are subject to admission rules and capacity restrictions. For more information, click on the headings below.

Recreational swim admission fees

Price changes effective September 1, 2013. All prices include applicable taxes.

  • Single admission – $4
  • Seniors single admission (65+) – $3.15
  • Group (max. five people) – $12
  • Children under 2 years of age – No charge

Swim/skate pass

Each admission fee entitles you to one recreational swim.

  • General 10-visit pass – $36.27
  • Seniors (65+) 10-visit pass – $28.93
  • Adult three-month pass – $80
  • Seniors (65+) three-month pass – $64.41
  • Family* three-month pass – $145
  • Adult yearly pass – $240
  • Seniors (65+) yearly pass – $193.23
  • Family* yearly pass – $430

A fee of $11.30 is applied to passes purchased by non-residents (except 10-visit passes). Prices include HST and are subject to change.

*A family with one or two adult guardians over the age of 18 and their dependents, 18 years of age or under, or full-time students under the age of 25 qualifies for a family pass. Multiple families cannot be combined on any pass purchase.

Recreational swim types

Combo – All ages. Leisure swim with at least one lane reserved for lengths.

Family Fun – All ages. Groups must be accompanied by at least one adult, 18 years or older. The "under seven years" rules also apply for the family swim.

Healing Waters – This non-instructional time is for those who require space and time in the water to work through prescribed exercises. Bring a personal therapist (both therapist and client required to pay admission) or work independently. A qualified lifeguard is on duty and specialty equipment is available for your use.

Leisure – All ages. Diving boards are open. Pool toys and floatation aids allowed in shallow end, except during peak periods.

Lengths – Pool is divided into slow, medium and fast lanes. Diving boards are closed. All swimmers must be able to swim 25 metres.

No Parents Allowed – This is a recreational swim strictly for youth (ages 12-16), giving them time on their own to jump, splash and play water sports with no interruptions.

Rubber Duckie – For parents and preschoolers. Rubber ducks are available for your added fun.

Adult Combo – A quiet leisure swim for adults 18+ with at least one lane open.

Swim Your Way – A family fun swim for families with children or youth with a special need.

Water Jogging – All ages. A non-instructional fitness opportunity in deep end of pool. Must be able to swim 25 metres.

Water Walking – All ages. A non-instructional fitness opportunity in the shallow end of pool.

Healthy swim etiquette

To reduce the risk of spreading germs and to keep our pools clean, please remember the following tips when enjoying our facilities:

  • Shower before you swim – Please shower with soap and warm water before entering or re-entering the pool deck. It's clean, it's green, it's the law!
  • Wear appropriate footwear – Bring clean flip flops or sandals to wear on the pool deck. No street shoes please.
  • Don't use the pool if you feel sick – Not feeling well? Swimmers should refrain from using the pool when ill, or if they have experienced diarrhea in the past week.
  • 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. Children that are not toilet trained must wear swim diapers made for swimming pool use. These are available for purchase in the pool office.
  • Wear appropriate clothing – Patrons on the pool deck must be dressed in suitable bathing attire and pay the posted admission fee.
  • Don't bring food onto the pool deck – Only water is permitted on the pool deck. Don't forget to bring your reusable drinking containers.
  • Don't bring strollers onto the pool deck – Strollers are not permitted on our sanitized decks. Parents and guardians are reminded that children should never be left unattended.

Recreational swim admission standards

Patrons under the age of seven years must stay in the shallow end and be accompanied by a parent, guardian or designate who is at least 16 years of age and is responsible for their direct supervision within arm’s reach. There is a maximum of two children for each parent, guardian or designate. Patrons who pass the facility swim test may swim in the deep end.

Patrons between the ages of seven and 10 years who cannot pass the facility swim test must remain in the shallow end and be accompanied by a parent, guardian or designate who is at least 16 years of age and is responsible for their direct supervision within arm’s reach. There is a maximum of two children for each parent, guardian or designate.

Patrons between the ages of seven and 10 years who pass the facility swim test and meet the height requirements posted at the facility may be admitted without caregiver supervision.

Patrons 10 years of age or older may enter the pool without caregiver supervision. Patrons who can pass the facility swim test may swim in the deep end. Patrons who cannot pass the facility swim test must remain in the shallow end.

To successfully pass the facility swim test individuals must:

  • Demonstrate comfort in water.
  • Swim a minimum of two widths continuously in shallow water.

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