Swimming is a fun, relaxing and affordable activity that you can enjoy on your own, with a friend or with the whole family. All pools offer recreational swimming and select pools offer drop-in Waterfit opportunities.
Please note that White Oaks Pool will be closed for renovations starting June 2, with an anticipated reopening in October 2014. Please visit the White Oaks Pool page for details and use the links provided for more information about programs and recreational swimming offered at other locations.
Centennial and QEPCCC pools will be closed for scheduled maintenance during the following times:
On Sunday, August 24, QEPCCC pool will be closed until 3:15 p.m. as we host the Tri-FUN Kids' Triathlon. The Family Fun swim scheduled at 3:15-4:45 p.m. will be changed to a Combo swim. We apologize for any inconvenience.
To view 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 schedules carefully as end dates vary. For the most up-to-date recreational swimming information, please call the respective facility.
All summer long we'll help the Lifesaving Society promote drowning prevention through themed games and activities. Join us at the outdoor pools for Water Smart Wednesdays on the following dates: July 30 and August 13.
The Town of Oakville also hosts special themed leisure swims at the outdoor pools on Foolish Fridays: July 25, August 8 and 22.
The 44th Annual Novice Swim Meet will be held at the end of August. Participants must be pre-registered in the Novice Swim program (ages 5-14) to participate in the meet, but all are welcome to come and cheer them on!
The Town of Oakville is pleased to partner with Tim Hortons to offer free swimming at select times during the summer holidays. All public swims are subject to admission rules and capacity restrictions. Please visit the Tim Horton's Free Swims page for dates, locations and times.
Price changes effective September 1, 2013. All prices include applicable taxes.
Each admission fee entitles you to one recreational swim.
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.
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:
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:
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