Pools

Suburbs

Select pools are open

Breithaupt, Lyle Hallman and Forest Heights indoor pools are open. Read more. Visit the page for each pool to see the registered swim times and lessons that are currently being offered. Visitors must limit their pool visits to a maximum of 90 minutes. This time includes pre and post swim time.

The Region of Waterloo passed a bylaw requiring the wearing of face coverings in enclosed public spaces that is now in effect. You can learn more about the bylaw and what it means for you on the Region of Waterloo site.

Beginning Friday, Nov. 27, the Province has provided updated guidance on the limits for recreation facilities and community centres. These changes include:

  • Indoor capacity of 10 program participants per room/space, provided physical distancing can be maintained. 
  • Aquatics classes are limited to 10 participants per class. If physical distancing can be maintained and total pool capacity remains below 30%, more than one class may be in the pool at a time.

Read more about these and additional changes.

Indoor pools

Indoor pools provide various aquatic programs throughout the year including swimming lessons, aquatic fitness classes, summer and March break camps and more! By clicking on the location below, you can learn more about what is offered at each pool:

Indoor pools - open

Indoor pools - closed

Outdoor pools

Outdoor pools provide public swim times as well as various programs and lessons. By clicking on the location below, you can learn more about what is offered at each pool:

Outdoor pools - closed for the season

Splash pads - closed for the season

Swim admission guidelines

  • 0-6 years: Must be within 1 arm's reach of someone 12 years or older at all times, including if swim test has been passed (2:1 ratio)
  • 7-9 years: May swim alone if they pass the swim test, if not they must be within 1 arm's reach of someone 12 years or older at all times (3:1 ratio)
  • 10+ years: May swim alone
  • 12+ years: May supervise other swimmers (see ratios above)
  • Deep end swimmers: All swimmers must pass the swim test to enter the deep end. Swimmers of any age may be asked to complete the swim test at the discretion of the lifeguards.

To pass the swim test, swimmers must be able to comfortably perform a recognizable stroke on their front for a minimum of 15 meters with the ability to put their face in the water and take at least one (1) breath without putting their feet on the bottom of the pool.

Children ages 7-9 who successfully complete the test, or have completed Level H, will receive a Swim Test Card. Swim test cards must be presented prior to admission to a recreational swim.

Forgot your Swim Test Card? You will be required to complete another swim test.

 

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