Harry Class outdoor pool



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.


Since 1931, Harry Class pool has been the place to be for Kitchener residents on a hot summer day. This large outdoor pool features a two-story waterslide and one meter diving board. On-site change facilities are available for pool visitors. Programming includes swim lessons for all ages, as well as daily public, family and lane swims.

Office hours

Harry Class pool is closed for the season.

Residents can expect some changes during their visit due to physical distancing and health and safety requirements.

Registration and payment

  • Swim times will be limited to 45 minutes in the pool.
  • Registration is required before visiting Harry Class pool.
  • Registration is available up to 24 hours 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.

  • Access to shower, 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.
  • Fill your reusable water bottle at home prior to your visit.
  • 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.
  • Pool programs at reopening will be lane swims, family swims.
  • Please respect the signage and directions from staff.

Swimming fees

Adult: $6

Child or senior: $4

Family (max. 2 adults and their children): $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.

Weather policy

For your safety, we close the pool if any of the following conditions occur: 

  1. Temperatures drops below 15°C
  2. There is heavy rainfall
  3. We see lightning or hear thunder (we must wait 20 minutes to re-admit following the last sighting). 
If in doubt give us a call to make sure we are open!

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