Public Swimming

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Online Drop-in Recreation Program Finder

Wondering what recreation programs are happening right NOW? Active Oakville is new a new online tool that will make it easier for you to find the most convenient time and place to get active and have fun.

Click the Active Oakville Drop-in Program Finder image to search for weekly drop-in fitness classes, and swim and skate schedules from the comfort of wherever you happen to be. Active Oakville! displays drop-in programs available on a weekly basis. We plan to introduce rock climbing, skateboarding and culture programs later this year!

This application can be viewed on all devices. Simply visit the web page and then bookmark or add it to your home screen for easy access.


Service Disruption Notification

Please note: Glen Abbey Community Centre's pool slide will be closed until further notice. We apologize for any inconvenience and thank you in advance for your cooperation.


Recreational swim schedule

Click a linked image to open the desired recreational swim schedule pdf or Drop-in Program Finder. Please check schedule start and end dates carefully.

Schedules may change due to program requirements or maintenance needs. For the most up-to-date recreational swimming information, call the respective facility.

The spring recreational swimming schedule will be posted shortly. For information about specific pools, programs and services, use the links provided.

All public swims are subject to admission rules and capacity restrictions.

More information

Link to the Active Oakville page.

 

Recreational swim admission fees

Prices effective February 1, 2015. All prices include applicable taxes.

  • Single admission – $4
  • Seniors single admission (65+) – $3.20
  • 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.