Public Swimming and Waterfit

We offer drop-in programs, including public swimming opportunities and water-based fitness classes, in five indoor pools year-round and five outdoor pools during the summer only.

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

Please note: Private lessons are NOT allowed during recreational swim times. Thank you in advance for your cooperation.

Enjoy public swimming and group fitness classes in one of our pools! Pay-as-you-go or save with a pass, including our Full Fitness membership, three-month and annual Swim/Skate passes and more for adults, youth, seniors, and families

Waterfit classes include a warm-up, aerobic activities, muscle conditioning and a cool down, all in an aquatic environment. Exercising in water exerts less impact on lower joints and is suitable for swimmers and non-swimmers alike.

Build-your-own Pool Parties are also available when a room is available. Visit the Birthday Parties page for more information about these and other pool party options.

Wondering where drop-in swimming is being offered right now?

Find the most up-to-date drop-in swimming and Waterfit information using Active Oakville, the online drop-in program finder, up to seven days in advance!

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Our Swim Admission Policy Standards

Swimmers must meet the requirements of the following admission standards to be granted entrance into any pool.

Stop! Ages 0-6

  • Children age 6 and under may not enter the swimming pool unless they are accompanied by a guardian 14 years of age or older.
  • The guardian is responsible for their direct supervision and must be in the water and able to assist immediately.
  • Two children per guardian (ages 14+) or up to four children per guardian if all children wear life-jackets.

Caution. Ages 7-9

  • Children age 7 to 9 who are non-swimmers must be accompanied by a guardian 14 years of age or older.
  • The guardian is responsible for their direct supervision and must be in the water and able to assist immediately.
  • Two children (non-swimmers) per guardian (ages 14+) or up to four children (non-swimmers) per guardian if all children wear life-jackets.

Children age 7 to 9 who can successfully pass the facility swim test may enter the pool unsupervised. Swimming with a buddy is strongly recommended.

OK! Ages 10+

Children age 10 years or older may enter the pool area unsupervised. Swimming with a buddy is strongly recommended.

Swim testing

To successfully pass the Facility Swim Test, individuals must demonstrate comfort in the water and be able to swim on their front for a minimum of two widths of the pool continuously in shallow water.


Pool admittance policy

  • Any parents/guardians on the pool deck as spectators pay the regular admission fee due to lifeguard ratio requirements, whether they swim or not.
  • Parents/guardians in the pool gallery as spectators are not part of swim ratio and do not have to pay.

Water slide admittance policy

  • Riders at Iroquois Ridge Pool must be a minimum height of 107 cm (also recommended that riders can swim the width of the pool).
  • Riders at Glen Abbey Pool must be a minimum height of 107 cm and able to pass the Facility Swim Test.

Medical conditions

Individuals with serious medical conditions or developmental disabilities should be accompanied at all times by another individual with knowledge of their condition and who can provide immediate assistance if needed.

Children that pass the Facility Swim Test can swim on their own.


Special Needs Participation

The Recreation and Culture department strives to make our programs and services accessible and inclusive to all members of our community including those with intellectual or physical disabilities; attention and behaviour difficulties; vision and hearing impairments; learning disabilities; allergies and medical conditions.

For more information, visit our Special Needs Participation page.


Healthy swim etiquette

To ensure our facilities are kept clean and operate efficiently, all participants are required to:

  • Take a complete and cleansing shower (while clothed in the swim attire that will be worn inside the pool area).
  • Wear appropriate swimming attire or clothing that is different from the clothing worn to the facility.
    • Clothing should be light weight fabric and free from rips/tears, rivets, dangling strings, denim and zippers.
    • Bottoms must cover the buttocks area and must not be see-through.
    • Bring clean flip flops or sandals to wear on the pool deck. Street shoes are not permitted on the pool deck.
  • 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.
  • Ensure children who are not toilet trained wear swim diapers made for swimming. These are available for purchase at the customer service desk.
  • Dress in suitable bathing or clean outdoor attire and pay the posted admission fee before entering the pool deck area.
  • Bring your reusable drinking containers! Only water in plastic bottles are permitted on the pool deck.
  • Ensure children are never left unattended.

Please note also:

  • Strollers are not permitted on our sanitized decks, except for the Outdoor Pool decks.
  • Anyone under the influence of alcohol or illegal drugs will not be allowed into the facility and consumption of these substances is not permitted on the pool deck or in the facility.

Recreational swims

  • Adult Combo – A quiet leisure swim for adults 18+ with at least one lane open.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Women's Only Combo – Female only, aged seven (7) and up, children six (6) and under (admission standards apply). Leisure swim with at least one lane reserved for lengths.

Waterfit

  • Adult Endurance (Drop-in) – An "all swimming" workout consisting of a warm up, a main set, and a cool down. An excellent cardiovascular activity.
  • Aquacycle – Participants are fit with a unique aquatic stationary bike, which allows them to take advantage of the resistance of the water while they pedal. An Aquacycle class provides a cardiovascular workout and stress-free training for the joints and muscles. Water shoes or sneakers are required to participate.
  • Aqua Pilates – Try this fun low-level Pilates class focusing on core strength with the therapeutic effects of exercising and stretching in the water (increased range of motion, postural alignment, and improved muscle strength with no impact load on the joints).
  • Fluid Zen – A combination of QIgong, Tai Chi and aqua-fitness movements that flow together to create a dynamic meditative experience in the water.
  • Gentle Waterfit – A gentle water exercise program for those with arthritis, fibromyalgia or any other condition affecting mobility and quality of life.
  • 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.

Limited time offer! Save with a Summer Pool Pass for youth.

Ages 2 to 17 can enjoy Oakville's five outdoor and five indoor pools all summer long for only  $30 +tax!

Valid May 26 to September 3. Passes are available for purchase at community centres and Town Hall until July 31. Some restrictions apply.

Recreational swims and Waterfit single admission options

Please note: Prices are effective January 1, 2018 and include applicable taxes. Each admission fee entitles you to one recreational swim:

  • Single admission – $4.75
  • Seniors single admission (ages 65+) – $3.80
  • Youth single admission (ages 2-17) – $3.80
  • Group (max. five people) – $14.25
  • Children under 2 years of age – No charge
  • Waterfit – $11.30 (ages 13-64) or $9.04 (65+)

Annual, three-month and 10-visit passes

A recreational swim membership gives you access to all indoor and outdoor pools and arenas during recreational swim and skate times. A 10-visit pass is a great way to save money without worrying about an expiry date!

A fee of $11.30 (includes applicable taxes) is applied to all passes purchased by non-residents (except 10-visit passes).

HST will be added to the following prices at the time of payment, as applicable.

Annual passes

  • Annual-individual pass – $225
  • Annual senior pass (ages 65+) – $180
  • Annual youth pass (ages 2-17) – $180
  • Annual family pass – $403

Three-month passes

  • Three-month individual pass – $75
  • Three-month senior pass (ages 65+) – $60
  • Three-month youth pass (ages 2-17) – $60
  • Three-month family pass – $136

10-visit passes

  • General 10-visit pass – $37.80
  • Seniors (ages 65+) 10-visit pass – $30.20
  • Youth (ages 2-17) 10-visit pass – $30.20
  • Waterfit – $90 (ages 13-64) or $72 (65+)
  • Lost or stolen cards are subject to a replacement fee.
  • 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.
  • Monthly fees are based on the commitment of a yearly membership. Initial payment will include first month membership fee, equipment surcharge and applicable taxes.

Waterfit participation fees and options

  • Pay-As-You-Go – $11.30 (ages 13-64) or $9.04 (65+)
  • 10-visit Punch Card – $101.70 (ages 13-64) or $81.36 (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 schedules

The following drop-ins are offered as part of our regular recreational swimming schedules. Regular admission fees and requirements apply.

Fall and winter drop-in swim schedules

Open the Fall and Winter Public Swimming schedule (PDF). Please note: Prices in effect January 1, 2018.

Schedules are subject to change. Visit active.oakville.ca for the most up-to-date drop-in programs schedule information.

The following swim schedule is in effect at Centennial Pool September 4, 2018-March 8, 2019.

Lengths

Mon, 8-9:30 p.m.
Mon to Fri, 10 a.m.-noon (1 lane)
Mon to Fri, noon-2 p.m.
Tues and Thurs, 9-10 p.m.
Tues, Thurs and Fri, 6-8 a.m.
Sat, 12:45-2 p.m.
Sun, 7:30-9:30 a.m.

September 21-March 8

Fri, 5-7 p.m. (1 lane)

Combo swim

Thurs, 8-9 p.m.
Fri, 9-10 a.m.
Sat, 2-3:30 p.m.
Sun, 1:30-3 p.m.

Deep water jogging

Mon to Fri, 11 a.m.-noon

Drop-in fitness

Waterfit

Mon to Fri, 10-11 a.m.

Gentle Waterfit

Mon and Wed, 11 a.m.-noon

Adult endurance

Tues and Thurs, 9-10 a.m.

The following swim schedule is in effect at Glen Abbey September 4, 2018-March 8, 2019.

Lengths

Mon to Fri, noon-2 p.m.
Mon and Wed, 6:30-8 a.m.
Tues and Thurs, 8:30-10 p.m.
Sat and Sun, 7:30-9 a.m.

Leisure swim

Tues, 9-10 a.m. (no slide)
Tues, 7-8:30 p.m.
Fri, 9:30-10:30 a.m. (no slide)
Fri, 7:30-9 p.m.
Sat, 2:30-4 p.m.
Sun, 2-3:30 p.m.
Sun, 3:45-5:15 p.m.

Combo swim

Mon and Wed, 11 a.m.–noon (no slide)

Deep water jogging

Tues, 10-11 a.m.

Healing Waters

Tues and Thurs, 11 a.m.-noon

Drop-in fitness

Waterfit

Mon and Wed, 9-10 a.m.
Fri, 8:30-9:30 a.m.

Gentle Waterfit

Mon and Wed, 10-11 a.m.

P.A. Day Swims

Duck Derbies

Oct. 5, 9:30-10:30 a.m.
Nov. 23, 9:30-10:30 a.m.
Feb. 1, 9:30-10:30 a.m.
Feb. 15, 9:30-10:30 a.m.

Holiday Swims

Dec. 27 & 28, 2-3:30 p.m.
Dec. 31, 2-3:30 p.m.
Jan. 2-4, 2-3:30 p.m.

The following swim schedule is in effect at Iroquois Ridge September 8, 2018-March 8, 2019.

*No access to Leisure Pool hydro jets.

Lengths

Mon-Fri, 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. (4 lanes)
Mon, Tues and Thurs,
9-10 p.m. (4 lanes)*
Mon, Wed and Fri,
7:30-9:30 a.m. (4 lanes)*
Tues and Thurs,
6:30-8 a.m. (2 lanes)*
Wed, 8-10 p.m. (4 lanes)
Sat, noon-1:30 p.m. (4 lanes)
Sat and Sun, 1:30-2:30 p.m. (2 lanes)*
Sun, 8-9:15 a.m. (4 lanes)*

Family Fun Swim

(small pool)

Tues, 7:15-8:15 p.m. (no slide)
Wed, 7-8 p.m. (no slide)
Sun, 6:30-7:30 p.m. (no slide)

Combo swim

Mon, 7:30-9 p.m.
Tues and Thurs, 10-11:30 a.m. (no slide)
Fri, 1:30-3 p.m. (no slide)
Sat and Sun, 2:30-4 p.m.

Drop-in fitness

Aqua Pilates

Mon, 10:35-11:35 a.m.

Fluid Zen

Tues and Thurs, 8-9 a.m.

Waterfit

Tues and Thurs, 9-10 a.m.

P.A. Day Swims

Combo Swim (slide open)

Oct. 5, 1:30-3 p.m.
Nov. 23, 1:30-3 p.m.
Feb. 1, 1:30-3 p.m.
Feb. 15, 1:30-3 p.m.

Holiday Swims

Combo Swim (slide open)

Dec. 27, 10-11:30 a.m.
Dec. 28, 1:30-3 p.m.
Dec. 31, 1:30-3 p.m.
Jan. 2 and 4, 1:30-3 p.m.
Jan. 3, 10-11:30 a.m.

The following swim schedule is in effect at QEPCCC October 1, 2018-March 8, 2019.

QEPCCC will close for annual maintenance September 2-30.

Lengths

Mon, 9-10 p.m.
Mon and Wed,
10:30-11:30 a.m. (1 lane)
Tues and Thurs, 6-7:30 a.m.
Tues and Thurs, 12:15-1:30 p.m.
Wed, 8:30-10 p.m.
Fri, 10 a.m.-noon (1 lane)
Sat, noon-1:30 p.m.

Leisure swim

Sat, 10:30 a.m.-noon
Sun, 6-7:30 p.m.

Combo swim

Mon and Wed, 9-10:30 a.m.
Mon and Wed, 11:30 a.m.-1:15 p.m.
Tues, 9-10:15 a.m.
Thurs, 10-11 a.m.
Fri, noon-1:30 p.m.
Fri, 6:30-8 p.m.
Sun, 1-2:45 p.m.

Healing Waters

Fri, 8-9 a.m.

Swim Your Way

Tues, 7-8 p.m. (½ pool)
Sun, 3:30-4:30 p.m. (½ pool)

Drop-in fitness

Fluid Zen

Fri, 9-10 a.m.

Gentle Waterfit

Mon-Wed, 10:30-11:30 a.m.
Thurs, 1:30-2:30 p.m.
Fri, 10-11 a.m.

P.A. Day Swims

Leisure Swim

Oct. 5, 1:30-3 p.m.
Nov. 23, 1:30-3 p.m.
Feb. 1, 1:30-3 p.m.
Feb. 15, 1:30-3 p.m.

Holiday Swims

Leisure Swim

Dec. 28, 1:30-3 p.m.
Jan. 2, 1:30-3 p.m.
Jan. 4, 1:30-3 p.m.

The following swim schedule is in effect at White Oaks September 4, 2018-March 8, 2019.

Lengths

Mon and Wed, 6-8 a.m.
Tues, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m.
Thurs, noon-1:30 p.m.
Sat, 9-10:15 a.m.
Sun, 12:45-2 p.m. (2 lanes)

Leisure swim

Sat, 2:30-4 p.m.
Sun, 2-3:30 p.m.

Combo swim

Wed, 7-8:30 p.m.
Fri, 8-9:30 p.m.

(female-only)

Sun, 7-8 p.m.
 

Drop-in fitness

Waterfit

Mon, 8-9 p.m.

Birthday Parties

Birthday Parties

Aquatics programs

Aquatics programs

Aquatics programs

Aquatics
Pools and rentals

Pools and rentals

Staff with swimmers

Staff with swimmers

Special needs participation

Special needs participation

Special needs participation

Inclusion and Support Services