Public Swimming

Select pools are open for recreational swims and reduced lesson options.

The Town of Oakville continues its commitment to health and safety with altered programs and services, and is in regular contact with public health authorities to reduce the spread of COVID-19.

With Premier Ford’s announcement on Friday, November 13, we have moved into the Red-Control level of the provincial COVID-19 Response Framework.

The following changes will be in effect at all town-operated recreation facilities beginning Monday, November 16:

  • Access to recreation facilities is limited to 90 minutes.
  • Spectators are not permitted.

Not all facilities or amenities are available at this time. If you don't see your favourite program at this time, check back regularly. Activities are being added as safety measures can be put in place.

Regular swim admission policies apply and additional requirements must be met to attend a pay-as-you-go recreational swim. Visit our Programs FAQs page for details.

Please check your confirmation details carefully, including the location you have selected.

How do I pre-book a swim?

Swims can be pre-booked up to one-week in advance at active.oakville.ca. Spaces for sessions are very limited to comply with safety guidelines and available on a first-come, first-served basis. Check for the next week of scheduled activities every Monday.

Please note: Express Pass holders do not need to register the support worker attending public swims with them as their contact details will be taken when they arrive at the pool.

Scanning membership cards is not required at this time. Admission must be pre-paid online. In-person drop-ins, cash payments and complimentary passes are not accepted at this time. Valentine’s Day tickets will be accepted for two months after non-registered pay-as-you-go programming returns.

Details about PINs for online bookings and registration, withdrawals, etc. can be found on the Registration Information page. If you need additional support or alternative registration options, please call 905-815-2000 between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Monday to Friday.

Click on the tabs that follow for more information.

Please note: Not all programs are available at this time. Check our swim schedules or Active Oakville for current offerings.

Recreational swims

  • Combo – All ages. Leisure swim with at least one lane reserved for lengths.
  • Endurance Training – Your own fitness workout to train for a triathlon or a swim competition. Open to all lap swimmers including elite swimmers, master swimmers and club swimmers. Half-pool divided into medium and fast lanes.
  • 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 community fun swim for people of all abilities.
  • 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.

Single admission fees for leisure and length swims

  • $4 for seniors (65+) and youth
  • $5 for adults (18+)

Admission must be pre-paid online. To help manage capacity restrictions, in-person drop-ins, cash payments and complimentary passes are not accepted at this time. Valentine’s Day tickets will be accepted for two months after non-registered pay-as-you-go programming returns.

Memberships

We are offering special one-month rates for Adults, Seniors, Youth and Students in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Starting Monday, November 23, people will be able to buy these monthly memberships directly at our community centres.

Memberships can also be purchased by credit card by contacting a Support Services team member at 905-815-2000, Monday to Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

At this time, memberships are only available on a monthly basis and can be renewed two weeks prior to their expiry.

General Activity

Fees:

  • $20.19 + tax for adults
  • $16.15 + tax for youth and seniors

Includes:

  • Recreational swims
  • Recreational skates
  • Drop-in sports
  • Walking tracks

Fitness

Fees:

  • $36.74 + tax for adults
  • $29.39 + tax for seniors
  • $23.88 + tax for students

Includes:

  • Fitness centre access
  • Fitness classes
  • Courts
  • Recreational swims
  • Recreational skates
  • Drop-in sports
  • Walking tracks

Full Fitness

Fees:

  • $44.08 + tax for adults
  • $35.27 + tax for seniors
  • $28.65 + tax for students

Includes:

  • Fitness centre access
  • Fitness classes
  • Courts
  • Recreational swims and Waterfit
  • Recreational skates
  • Drop-in sports
  • Walking tracks
  • Shinny hockey, and
  • Rock climbing

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.

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 seizure disorders or other serious medical conditions should be accompanied by an individual knowledgeable of their condition and responsible who can provide immediate assistance if needed.

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


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.

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 Inclusion and Support Services page.

Admission for support persons

Persons requiring that a support person accompanies them in order to participate in Recreation and Culture drop-in programs can apply for an Express Pass. Express Passes are provided at no-charge, provide free entry for the support person and streamlines the program check-in experience.

Support workers will be required to complete COVID screening upon arrival at the facility but Express Pass holders do not need to register the support worker attending public swims or skates with them.

For more information, please speak to a Customer Service Representative at your local recreation and culture facility.

Medical conditions

Individuals with seizure disorders or other serious medical conditions should be accompanied by an individual knowledgeable of their condition and responsible who can provide immediate assistance if needed.

 

Fall and winter drop-in swim schedules

Capacity restrictions and admission requirements apply.

Schedules are subject to change without notice. Facilities are closed for statutory holidays. Visit active.oakville.ca for the most up-to-date schedules or call the facility directly.

We're pleased to offer the following FREE swims for youth. Visit the Youth Services page for more information about our free skates and more!

Glen Abbey Community Centre

Lengths

Wednesday:

  • 8:30-9:15 p.m.

Iroquois Ridge Community Centre

Leisure

Sundays:

  • 3:30-4:30 p.m.
    (November 22 and December 6 only)

Glen Abbey Pool – October 28 to December 31, 2020

Lengths

Monday and Wednesday:

  • 6-6:45 a.m.
  • 7-7:45 a.m.
  • 11-11:45 a.m.

Monday to Friday:

  • Noon-12:45 p.m.
  • 1-1:45 p.m.

Tuesday and Thursday:

  • 8:15-9 p.m.
  • 9:15-10 p.m.

Wednesday

  • 7:30-8:15 p.m.

Saturday and Sunday:

  • 7:30-8:15 a.m.
  • 8:30-9:15 a.m.

Leisure

Tuesday:

  • 9:15-10:45 a.m.

Friday:

  • 7:30-9 p.m.

Saturday:

  • 2:30-4 p.m.

Free Youth Swim
(ages 11-18)

Wednesday:

  • 8:30-9:15 p.m.

Family swim

Sunday:

  • 2:30-4 p.m.

Healing Waters

Tuesday and Thursday:

  • 11-11:45 a.m.

Iroquois Ridge Pool – October 19 to December 31, 2020

Please note: All recreational swims take place in the lap pool. The leisure pool will be used for registered lessons only.

Lengths

Monday:

  • 7:45-8:30 a.m.
  • 9:15-10 p.m.

Monday, Wednesday, Friday:

  • 11:30 a.m.-12:15 p.m.
  • 12:30 -1:15 p.m.

Tuesday and Thursday:

  • 12:15-1 p.m.
  • 1:15-2 p.m.

Friday and Sunday:

  • 8:15-9 a.m.

Saturday:

  • Noon-12:45 p.m.
    (4 lanes)
  • 1-1:45 p.m.

Sunday:

  • 11:30 a.m.-12:15 p.m.
    (4 lanes)
  • 12:30-1:15 p.m.

Combo

Note: Pool will be half Lengths, half Leisure. Please sign up either the Lengths swim or Leisure swim offered at the following times.

Monday:

  • 7:15-8:45 p.m.

Tuesday and Thursday:

  • 10:15-11:45 a.m.

Friday and Sunday:

  • 1:30-3 p.m.

Saturday:

  • 2-3:30 p.m.

Oakville Trafalgar Pool – November 13 to December 31, 2020

Please note: The pool at Oakville Trafalgar Community Centre will be closed on Friday, December 4 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. for maintenance.

Lengths – Lap Pool Only

Monday:

  • 8:15-9 p.m.
  • 9:15-10 p.m.

Monday to Friday:

  • Noon-12:45 p.m.
  • 1-1:45 p.m.

Monday, Wednesday and Friday:

  • 6-6:45 a.m.
  • 7-7:45 a.m.

Tuesday and Thursday:

  • 10-10:45 a.m.
    (ends November 19)

Friday

  • 11-11:45 a.m.
    (ends November 20)

Saturday:

  • 1:15-2 p.m.
  • 2:15-3 p.m.

Sunday:

  • 7:45-8:30 a.m.
  • 8:45-9 a.m.

Leisure – Both Pools no Hydro Jets

Monday:

  • 3:30-5 p.m.

Friday:

  • 9:15-10:45 a.m.
  • 3:15-4:45 p.m.

Sunday:

  • 6-7:30 p.m.

Family Swim – Both Pools no Hydro Jets

Saturday

  • 3:15-4:45 p.m.

Deep End Waterfit

Monday:

  • 9:15-10:15a.m.
    (starts November 23)

Deep Water Walking – Lap Pool Only

Tuesday and Thursday:

  • 11-11:45 a.m.

Endurance Training

Tuesday and Thursday:

  • 8:45-9:45 a.m.

Healing Waters – Leisure Pool Only no Hydro Jets

Monday:

  • 9:30-10:15 a.m.

Monday to Friday:

  • 1-1:45 p.m.

Saturday:

  • 1:15-2 p.m.
  • 2:15-3 p.m.

Gentle Waterfit – Lap Pool Only

Monday:

  • 10:30-11:30 a.m.
    (starts November 23)

Wednesday:

  • 11a.m.-noon
    (starts November 25)

Gentle Waterfit – Leisure Pool Only

Tuesday and Thursday:

  • 11a.m.-noon
    (starts November 24)

Waterfit

Tuesday to Thursday:

  • 10-11a.m.
    (starts November 24)

Friday:

  • 11a.m.-noon
    (starts November 27)

QEPCCC Pool – November 23 to December 31, 2020

The water temperature at QEPCCC pool has returned to 88 degrees Fahrenheit.

Please note: Waterfit and Gentle Waterfit classes end December 18 and will resume in January.

Lengths

Monday:

  • 8:15-9 p.m.
  • 9:15-10 p.m.

Monday to Wednesday:

  • 1-1:45 p.m.

Monday to Friday:

  • Noon-12:45 p.m.

Tuesday and Thursday:

  • 6-6:45 a.m.
  • 7-7:45 a.m.

Wednesday:

  • 9-9:45 p.m.

Friday:

  • 11-11:45 a.m.
  • 8:30-9:15 p.m.

Saturday:

  • 12:15-1 p.m.
  • 1:15-2 p.m.

Saturday and Sunday:

  • 12:15-1 p.m.

Leisure

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday:

  • 8:45-10:15 a.m.

Wednesday:

  • 7:15-8:45 p.m.

Thursday

  • 10-11:30 a.m.

Thursday and Friday:

  • 1-2:30 p.m.

Friday:

  • 6:45-8:15 p.m.

Saturday:

  • 10:15-11:45 a.m.

Sunday:

  • 1:15-2:45 p.m.

Healing Waters/ Water Walking

Friday:

  • 8-9 a.m.

Gentle Waterfit

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday:

  • 10:45-11:45 a.m.

Friday:

  • 9:15-10:15 a.m.

Waterfit

Tuesday and Thursday:

  • 7:15-8:15 p.m.

White Oaks Pool – closed until 2021

Admission standards and activity capacities apply.
Schedule subject to change.
Visit active.oakville.ca for more information.

This information was updated on Wednesday, November 25, 2020 10:19 AM

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