Breithaupt Centre Pool


Select splash pads and pools open

Breithaupt Centre, Chandler Mowat, Doon Pioneer Park, Victoria Park, McLennan Park, Centreville-Chicopee and Kingsdale splash pads will remain open until Sunday, Sept. 27 (weather permitting).

Breithaupt, Lyle Hallman and Forest Heights indoor pools are open. Read more.

Parks, trails, Kitchener Golf, Kitchener Market Saturday Farmers' Market and most outdoor facilities are open. Learn more about what's open and closed.

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.

Breithaupt pool is open

Residents can expect some changes during their visit due to physical distancing and health and safety requirements. Breithaupt 25 yard pool and warm water pool will be open. Other programs and amenities at Breithaupt Centre will remain closed at this time.

Registration and payment

  • Registration is required before visiting Breithaupt pool.
  • Registration is available up to 7 days in advance.
  • Register now on ActiveNet. If you do not have an ActiveNet account, you will have to create one before registering. 

Important information about your visit

Visitors under the age of 18 must be accompanied by someone 18+ who will be responsible for ensuring physical distancing for members of their group.

Temporary safety measures are in place to comply with Waterloo region Public health guidelines.

  • Swim times will be limited to 45 minutes in the pool
  • Access to showers, change space, washrooms, hair dryers and drinking fountains will be limited during your visit.
  • Where possible shower at home before and after your visit.
  • Come dressed for bathing.
  • Lockers will not be available. Bring a bag for your belongings while in the pool. You will be directed to bring your belongings to designated areas on the pool deck.
  • Pool equipment will be limited. If you need equipment for support or training purposes, please bring it from home. Pool toys will not be permitted.
  • Some amenities will remain closed including slides and diving board.
  • Pool programs at reopening will be lane swims, aquafitness, adult swims and family swims.
  • Please respect the signage and directions from staff.

Swimming schedule

Lane swim (daily in 25 yard pool)

  • 8 to 8:50 a.m. (Tuesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays, and Sundays)
  • 10 to 10:50 a.m. (Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays)
  • 11 to 11:50 a.m. (Monday - Friday)
  • Noon to 12:50 p.m. (Monday - Friday)
  • 1 to 1:50 p.m. (Saturdays and Sundays only)
  • 2 to 2:50 p.m. (Saturdays and Sundays only)
  • 3 to 3:50 p.m. (Monday - Friday)
  • 4 to 4:45 p.m. (Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays)
  • 8 to 8:50 p.m. (Monday and Wednesday)

Aquafitness (daily)

  • 8 to 8:45 a.m. Aqua Cardio (25 yard pool, Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays)
  • 8:15 to 9:15 a.m. Aqua Strength (warm water pool, Monday - Friday)
  • 9 to 9:45 a.m. Aqua Cardio (25 yard pool, Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays)
  • 10:45 to 11:45 a.m. Aqua Stretch (warm water pool, Monday - Friday)
  • Noon to 1 p.m. Aqua Strength (warm water pool, Monday - Friday)
  • 12:15 to 1:15 p.m. Aqua Strength (warm water pool, Sundays only)
  • 1 to 1:45 p.m. Aqua Cardio (25 yard pool, Monday - Friday)
  • 2 to 2:45 p.m. Aqua Cardio (25 yard pool, Monday to Friday)
  • 7:15 to 8:15 p.m. Aqua Strength (warm water pool, Mondays and Wednesdays)
  • 8:15 to 9 p.m. Aqua Cardio (25 yard pool, Tuesdays and Thursdays) 

Adult swim (daily in warm water pool)

Must be 18+ to attend

  • 9:30 to 10:30 a.m (Monday - Friday)
  • 11 a.m. to noon (Sundays only)
  • 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. (Monday - Friday)
  • 4 to 5 p.m. (Saturdays and Sundays only)

Family swim (daily)

Max 2 adults and children from their family or household

  • 1:15 to 2:15 p.m. (warm water pool Monday - Friday)
  • 1:30 to 2:30 p.m (warm water pool Saturdays and Sundays only)
  • 2:45 to 3:45 p.m. (warm water pool Saturdays and Sundays only)
  • 3 to 3:50 p.m. (25 yard pool Saturdays and Sundays only)
  • 4 to 4:50 p.m. (25 yard pool Saturdays and Sundays only)
  • 7:15 to 8:15 p.m. (warm water pool Tuesdays and Thursdays)

Swimming fees

Adult: $6

Child or senior: $4

Family (max. 2 adults and children from their family or household): $13.65

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.

  • Swim times will be limited to 45 minutes in the pool


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