Forest Heights Pool

Suburbs

All city-run facilities, playgrounds, splashpads and pools are closed

Parks, trails and open spaces are open.

Most outdoor recreation facilities are in the process of opening including basketball courts, off-leash dog parks, sports fields, picnic tables, tennis courts, skateparks and more. Learn more about what's open and closed.

All city-run cultural and indoor recreation facilities are closed, and all city-run programming and activities are cancelled. Playgrounds, splashpads and pools are also closed. Visit the City of Kitchener’s webpage for more details.

Forest Heights boasts two fully accessible indoor pools - a 25-metre lap pool and smaller warm pool - with male, female and family change rooms.

Programming includes swim lessons for all ages and skill levels, a variety of aquafit classes, public, family and lane swims. 

Office Hours 

Day Time

Monday to Thursday

6:45 a.m. - 9:30 p.m.

Friday 6:45 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Saturday 2:30 - 6:00 p.m.
Sunday 2:30 - 7:30 p.m.

Schedules and programs

Swimming lessons

Valid: Spring registration starts on Tuesday, Feb. 4, 2020

 

Our swimming lessons are getting a refresh to help improve your swimmer's stroke technique and fitness. These updates have been designed to ensure greater focus on endurance and stroke development for swimmers from level I to Pre-Bronze and will begin in January 2020. To give your swimmer the greatest chance at success, all swimmers Level I to Pre-Bronze should re-enrol in their current level as the revised levels will have new content that will pose more of a challenge. 

Please follow the guide below when registering for the next session:

Level I = Level I

Level J = Level J

Level K = Level K

Rookie Patrol = Level L

Ranger Patrol = Level L

Star Patrol = Level M

Pre-Bronze = Level N

Babies and tots
Children and pre-teens
Teens
Adults 
Specialty programs
Water yoga programs

Recreational swim schedule

March 16, 2020 - June 28, 2020

 

Adult swim: leisure pool

Sunday

  • N/A

Monday

  • 11 - 1 p.m.

Tuesday

  • N/A

Wednesday

  • 11 - 1 p.m.

Thursday

  • N/A

Friday

  • 11 -1 p.m.

Saturday

  • N/A

Aqua cardio: 25-metre pool

This aquafitness class primarily focuses on improving cardiovascular fitness and muscular endurance. Large, full body movements will get your heart pumping and increase breathing.

Sunday

  • N/A

Monday

  • 7:45 - 8:30 a.m.
  • 8 - 8:45 p.m. 

Tuesday

  • 7:45 - 8:30 a.m.
  • 8 - 8:45 p.m.

Wednesday

  • 7:45 - 8:30 a.m.
  • 8 - 8:45 p.m.

Thursday

  • 7:45 - 8:30 a.m.
  • 8 - 8:45 p.m.

Friday

  • 7:45 - 8:30 a.m.

Saturday

  • N/A

Deep water aqua cardio: 25-metre pool deep water

This aquafitness class primarily focuses on improving cardiovascular fitness and muscular endurance. Large, full body movements will get your heart pumping and increase breathing.

Sunday

  • N/A

Monday

  • 7 - 7:45 a.m.
  • 8 - 8:45 p.m. 

Tuesday

  • 7 - 7:45 a.m.
  • 8 - 8:45 p.m.

Wednesday

  • 7 - 7:45 a.m.
  • 8 - 8:45 p.m.

Thursday

  • 7 - 7:45 a.m.
  • 8 - 8:45 p.m.

Friday

  • 7 - 7:45 a.m.

Saturday

  • N/A

Aqua strength: leisure pool 

This aquafitness class primarily focuses on increasing muscular strength by working against the buoyancy of water and creating turbulence. Equipment may be used at the discretion of the instructor.

Sunday

  • N/A

Monday

  • 8-9 a.m.
  • 1 - 2 p.m.

Tuesday

  • 1 - 2 p.m.

Wednesday

  • 7:30 - 8:15 a.m.
  • 8:15 - 9 a.m.
  • 1 - 2 p.m.

Thursday

  • 1 - 2 p.m. 

Friday

  • 7:30 - 8:15 a.m.
  • 8:15 - 9 a.m.
  • 1 - 2 p.m. 

Saturday

  • N/A
AQX AquaBility: leisure pool 

AQX will help you maintain mobility and independence in a safe and social atmosphere. Work at your own pace with certified instructors who have in depth knowledge and training regarding pain management and movements of daily living. Key components include: active stretching to improve range of motion, relaxation and breathing techniques for pain management, and walking and gait training.

Sunday

  • N/A

Monday

  • N/A

Tuesday

  • 4 - 5 p.m.

Wednesday

  • N/A

Thursday

  • 4 - 5 p.m. 

Friday

  • N/A

Saturday

  • N/A
Family swim 

Sunday

  • 6 - 7:30 p.m. (both pools)

Monday

  • 9 - 10 a.m. (leisure pool)

Tuesday

  • 11 - 1 p.m. (leisure pool)

Wednesday

  • 9 - 10 a.m. (leisure pool)

Thursday

  • 11 - 1 p.m. (leisure pool) 

Friday

  • 9 - 10 a.m. (leisure pool) 

Saturday

  • 4:30 - 6 p.m. (leisure pool)
Lane swim: 25-metre pool

Sunday

  • 4:30 - 6 p.m.

Monday

  • 7 - 8:30 a.m.
  • 11 a.m. - 1 p.m.
  • 8 - 9 p.m. (new time)

Tuesday

  • 7 - 8:30 a.m.
  • 11 a.m. - 1 p.m.
  • 8 - 9 p.m. (new time)

Wednesday

  • 7 - 8:30 a.m.
  • 11 a.m. - 1 p.m.
  • 8 - 9 p.m. (new time)

Thursday

  • 7 - 8:30 a.m.
  • 11 a.m. - 1 p.m.
  • 8 - 9 p.m. (new time)

Friday

  • 7 - 8:30 a.m.
  • 11 a.m. - 1 p.m.

Saturday

  • 4:30 - 6 p.m.

Public swim: 25-metre and leisure pools

Sunday

  • 2:30 - 4 p.m.

Monday

  • 2:30 - 4 p.m. (March 16 only)

Tuesday

  • 2:30 - 4 p.m. (March 17 only)

Wednesday

  • 2:30 - 4 p.m. (March 18 only)

Thursday

  • 2:30 - 4 p.m. (March 19 only)

Friday

  • 2:30 - 4 p.m. (March 20 only)

Saturday

  • 2:30 - 4 p.m. 
Sauna

Sunday

  •  4:15 - 7:30 p.m. (co-ed)

Monday

  • 10:45 a.m. - 1:15 p.m.
  • 7:45 - 10 p.m. 

Tuesday

  • 10:45 a.m. - 1:15 p.m.
  • 7:45 - 10 p.m. 

Wednesday

  • 10:45 a.m. - 1:15 p.m.
  • 7:45 - 10 p.m. 

Thursday

  • 10:45 a.m. - 1:15 p.m.
  • 7:45 - 10 p.m. 

Friday

  • 10:45 a.m. - 1:15 p.m.

Saturday

  •  4:15 - 6 p.m. (co-ed)

Swimming fees

Adult

  • Single: $6
  • 5 tickets: $28.25
  • 20 tickets: $111.85
  • 60 tickets: $321.10
  • 3 month pass: $193.70
  • 3 month pass + Aquafit: $258.30
  • Daily pass: $9.63
  • Weekend pass: $16.23

Child (0-17) and senior (55+) 

  • Single: $4
  • 5 tickets: $18.50
  • 20 tickets: $70.35
  • 60 tickets: $200
  • 3 month pass: $123.30
  • 3 month pass + Aquafit: $164.35
  • Daily pass: $6.18
  • Weekend pass: $10.31

Family

  • Single family admission: $13.65
  • 5 family admission tickets: $60.25
  • 3 month family pass: $285.15
  • Daily family pass: $21.89
  • Weekend family pass: $36.57

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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Register online or in person

Please note: Our new online registration program - ACTIVE Net - is now up and running. To register for a program, you'll need to activate your existing account or create a new account. Visit our ACTIVE Net page to learn how.  

Rental information

A 25-metre pool, warm water leisure pool, male and female saunas, family change room and diving board. For more information on renting the pool, please call 519-741-2493.

Pool party package

25-metre pool public swim party package

Cost: $141.25 with maximum 20 participants

Available Saturday or Sunday 2:30 - 4 p.m. public swim and room 1 - 2:30 p.m. or 4 - 5:30 p.m. 

Includes invitations, noodles, lifejackets and floatation belts.

Insurance is available for purchase at $2.16 an hour.

Room capacity is 20 participants maximum

Ask the front desk for more information and to reserve your date today.

 Leisure Pool Exclusive Use Package

 Cost: $108.98 (up to 20 participants)

$174.28 (maximum 21-50 participants) Pool Only

Recommended for children 7 years and under

Sundays: 4 - 5 p.m. or 5 - 6 p.m. swim and room 2:30 - 4 p.m. OR 6 - 7:30 p.m.

Leisure pool includes noodles, lifejackets and floatation belts

 

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