Public Swimming and Waterfit

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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, swim and skate schedules, and more from the comfort of wherever you happen to be. Active Oakville displays drop-in programs available on a weekly basis. Now you can also search for:

  • Drop-in preschool programs,
  • Sports (including basketball, rock climbing, table tennis, and volleyball), and
  • Queen Elizabeth Park Community and Cultural Centre studio availability.

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.

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Service Disruption Notifications

Please note: The Waterfit classes that were going to be offered at Centennial Pool on Tuesdays, 7-8 p.m., from June 29 to August 14, have been cancelled.

Please refer to the recreational swim schedule for other public swimming opportunities. We apologize for any inconvenience and thank you in advance for your cooperation.

Recreational swim and Waterfit schedules

Click a linked image to open the desired 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 information, please call the respective facility.

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


The physical properties of water such as resistance, buoyancy and warmer temperatures create an interesting alternative to land fitness. Water exercising exerts less impact on lower joints and is suitable for swimmers and non-swimmers, men and women. Waterfit classes take participants through a warm-up, aerobic activities, muscle conditioning and a cool down, all in an aquatic environment.

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Recreational swim and Waterfit admission fees and options

Prices are effective February 1, 2015 and include applicable taxes. A fee of $11.30 is applied to all passes purchased by non-residents (except 10-visit passes).

Recreational swim participation fees and options

Each admission fee entitles you to one recreational swim:

  • Single admission – $4
  • Seniors single admission (65+) – $3.20
  • Group (max. five people) – $12
  • Children under 2 years of age – No charge

Swim/skate passes

  • 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 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.

Waterfit participation fees and options

  • Pay-As-You-Go – $9.75 (ages 13-64) or $7.80 (65+)
  • 10-visit Punch Card – $87.80 (ages 13-64) or $70.17 (65+)
  • Hydrorider Pay-As-You-Go – $11.50 (ages 13-64) or $9.20 (65+)

Visit the Fitness Centres page for information about more memberships, with options that include unlimited access to recreational swimming and Waterfit classes.

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.

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.

Waterfit class descriptions

Adult Endurance (Drop-in) – An "all swimming" workout consisting of a warm up, a main set, and a cool down. An excellent cardiovascular activity.

Aquaflex – For those with arthritis, fibromyalgia or any other condition affecting mobility and quality of life. Many physicians recommend this vital water therapy.

Gentle Waterfit – A 45-minute gentle water exercise program. Come out and enjoy the fun and camaraderie.

Hydrorider – Participants are fit with a unique aquatic stationary bike, which allows them to take advantage of the resistance of the water while they pedal. A Hydrorider class provides a cardiovascular workout and stress-free training for the joints and muscles. Water shoes or sneakers are required to participate.

Swim and Trim – The first 15 minutes of this hour-long class consists of a non-instructional length swim or water jog warm-up, followed by a 45-minute Waterfit class.

Waterfit – An all exercise workout. No swimming skills required. Conducted in shallow or deep water.

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.