Public Swimming and Waterfit

The Town of Oakville offers pre-registered classes and drop-in programs, facility rentals and public swimming opportunities 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.

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

Visit our Fitness Centres page to learn how you can save with a Fitness or Swim/Skate membership!

Stay safe when in and around the water!

November is Personal Flotation Device (PFD) Safety Month

Let us help you stay afloat! Join us during select recreational swims for themed games and activities. No registration required, all ages welcome. Contact your local pool for more information.

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Swim tests

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.

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 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 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.

Recreational swims single admission options

Single admission prices are effective February 1, 2015 and include applicable taxes. Each admission fee entitles you to one recreational swim:

  • Single admission – $4
  • Seniors single admission (ages 65+) – $3.20
  • Youth single admission (ages 2-17) – $3.20
  • Group (max. five people) – $12
  • Children under 2 years of age – No charge

Swim passes

A swim membership gives you access to all indoor and outdoor pools and arenas during recreational swim times. 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 – $212.39
  • Annual senior pass (ages 65+) – $171
  • Annual youth pass (ages 2-17) – $171
  • Annual family pass – $380.53

Three-month passes

  • Three-month individual pass – $70.80
  • Three-month senior pass (ages 65+) – $57
  • Three-month youth pass (ages 2-17) – $57
  • Three-month family pass – $128.32

10-visit passes

  • General 10-visit pass – $36.27
  • Seniors (ages 65+) 10-visit pass – $28.93
  • Youth (ages 2-17) 10-visit pass – $28.93
  • 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 – $9.75 (ages 13-64) or $7.80 (65+)
  • 10-visit Punch Card – $87.80 (ages 13-64) or $70.17 (65+)

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

Waterfit

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.

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 (September 5, 2017-March 9, 2018)

Open the Fall and Winter Public Swimming schedule (PDF).

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

Lengths

Monday to Friday

noon-2 p.m.

Monday

8-9:30 p.m.

Monday and Wednesday

11 a.m.-noon (1 lane)

Tuesday and Thursday

9-10 p.m.

Tuesday, Thursday and Friday

6-8 a.m.
10 a.m.-noon (1 lane)

Friday

(September 29, 2017-March 9, 2018 only)

5–7 p.m. (1 lane)

Saturday

12:45-2 p.m.

Sunday

7:30-9:30 a.m.

Combo swim

Thursday

8-9 p.m.

Friday

9-10 a.m.

Saturday

2-3:30 p.m.

Sunday

1:30-3 p.m.

Deep water jogging

Monday to Friday

11 a.m.-noon

Drop-in fitness

Waterfit

Monday to Friday

10-11 a.m.

Gentle Waterfit

Monday and Wednesday

11 a.m.-noon

Adult endurance

Tuesday and Thursday

9-10 a.m.

Lengths

Monday to Friday

noon-2 p.m.

Monday and Wednesday

6:45-8 a.m.

Tuesday and Thursday

8:30-10 p.m.

Saturday and Sunday

7:30-9 a.m.

Leisure swim

Tuesday

9-10 a.m. (no slide)
7-8:30 p.m.

Friday

9:30-10:30 a.m. (no slide)
7:30-9 p.m.

Saturday

2:30-4 p.m.

Sunday

2-3:30 p.m.
3:45-5:15 p.m.

Combo swim

Monday and Wednesday

11 a.m.–noon (no slide)

Deep water jogging

Tuesday

10-11 a.m.

Healing Waters

Tuesday and Thursday

11 a.m.-noon

Drop-in fitness

Waterfit

Monday and Wednesday

9-10 a.m.

Friday

8:30-9:30 a.m.

Gentle Waterfit

Monday and Wednesday

10-11 a.m.

P.A. Day swims

Duck Derbies

November 24, 2017 and February 2 and 16, 2018

9:30-10:30 a.m.

Holiday swims

December 27, 28 and 29, 2017 and January 3 and 4, 2018

2-3:30 p.m.

Lengths

Monday-Friday

11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. (4 lanes)

Monday, Tuesday and Thursday

9-10 p.m. (4 lanes)*

Monday, Wednesday and Friday

7:30-9:30 a.m. (4 lanes)*

Tuesday and Thursday

6:30-8 a.m. (2 lanes)*

Wednesday

8-10 p.m. (4 lanes)

Saturday

noon-1:30 p.m. (4 lanes)

Saturday and Sunday

1:30-2:30 p.m. (2 lanes)*

Sunday

8-9:15 a.m. (4 lanes)*

*No access to Leisure Pool hydro jets.

Family Fun Swim

(small pool)

Tuesday

7:15-8:15 p.m. (no slide)

Wednesday

7-8 p.m. (no slide)

Sunday

6:30-7:30 p.m. (no slide)

Combo swim

Monday

7:30-9 p.m.

Tuesday and Thursday

10-11:30 a.m. (no slide)

Friday

1:30-3 p.m. (no slide)

Saturday and Sunday

2:30-4 p.m.

Drop-in fitness

Waterfit

Tuesday and Thursday

9-10 a.m.

Aqua Pilates

Monday

10:35-11:35 a.m.

P.A. Day swims

Combo swim

(slide closed)

November 24, 2017 and February 2 and 16, 2018

1:30-3 p.m.

Holiday swims

Combo swim

(slide open)

December 28, 2017 and January 2 and 4, 2018

1:30-3 p.m.

Lengths

Monday

9-10 p.m.

Monday and Wednesday

10:30-11:30 a.m. (1 lane)

Tuesday and Thursday

6-7:30 a.m.
12:15-1:30 p.m.

Wednesday

8:30-10 p.m.

Friday

10 a.m.-noon (1 lane)

Saturday

Noon-1:30 p.m.

Leisure swim

Saturday

10:30 a.m.-noon

Sunday

6-7:30 p.m.

Combo swim

Monday and Wednesday

9-10:30 a.m.
11:30 a.m.-1:15 p.m.

Friday

Noon-1:30 p.m.
6:30-8 p.m.

Sunday

1-2:45 p.m.

Adult combo swim

Tuesday

9-10:15 a.m.

Thursday

10-11 a.m.

Healing Waters

Friday

8-10 a.m.

Swim Your Way

Tuesday

7-8 p.m. (½ pool)

Sunday

3:30-4:30 p.m. (½ pool)

Drop-in fitness

Gentle Waterfit

Monday-Wednesday

10:30-11:30 a.m.

Thursday

1:30-2:30 p.m.

Friday

10-11 a.m.

P.A. Day swims

Leisure swim

October 6 and November 24, 2017 and February 2 and 16, 2018

1:30-3 p.m.

Holiday swims

Combo swim

December 28, 2017 and January 4, 2018

11 a.m.-noon

Leisure swim

December 29, 2017 and January 5, 2018

1:30-3 p.m.

Lengths

Monday and Wednesday

6-8 a.m.

Tuesday

11:30 a.m.-1 p.m.

Thursday

Noon-1:30 p.m.

Saturday

9-10:15 a.m.

Sunday

12:45-2 p.m. (2 lanes)

Leisure swim

Saturday

2:30-4 p.m.

Sunday

2-3:30 p.m.

Combo swim

Wednesday

7-8:30 p.m.

Friday

8-9:30 p.m.

Sunday

(women only)

6:45-7:45 p.m.
 

Drop-in fitness 

Waterfit

Monday

8-9 p.m.

Girl swimming

Girl swimming

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Pools and rentals

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Special needs participation

Special needs participation

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