Idlewood outdoor pool

Suburbs

Idlewood Community Pool is Kitchener's best kept secret. This beautiful outdoor community pool, nestled in quiet green space is ready for you to explore.The pool features a lane area as well as a small slide and expansive shallow area ideal for young families. It is within walking distance from many Kitchener neighbourhoods, but also provides bike racks and extensive parking. 

New this summer to Idlewood pool!
Free drop-in sports for nine to 12 year olds
Monday to Friday, 4 to 5 p.m. (July 2 to August 24)
A free swim follows at 5 p.m. for participants

Current schedules and programs

Idlewood Outdoor Pool is now open for the 2018 season.

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. 

Swimming Lessons

 Children and pre-teens

Child intro to swim level 1

Child intro to swim level 2

Swimming level C

Swimming level D

Swimming level E

Swimming level F

Swimming level G

Swimming level H

Swimming level I

Swimming level J

Private swim lessons

Junior Lifeguard Club

 Specialty Programs

Learn to swim for aspiring lifeguards Free program

Recreational Swim Schedule

Public Swim (children 6 yrs and under must be accompanied by adult in pool, 7 to 9 years old must pass swim test to swim alone)

Monday to Sunday

2 to 4:30 p.m.

5 to 7 p.m.

 Family Swim (all children under 18 must be accompanied in the water by an adult)

 Monday to Friday

1 to 2 p.m. (shallow water only)

Saturday

12:30 to 2 p.m. (shallow water only)

 Lane Swim (Continous Swimming)

 Monday to Friday 

1 to 2 p.m. (deep water only)

Saturday

12:30 to 2 p.m. (deep water, two lanes)

 Adult Swim ( 18 years of age and over)

 Wednesday

7 to 8 p.m. (cancelled August 1)

Tim Hortons free swims

Come enjoy a FREE swim or aquafit at your neighbourhood pool this summer, sponsored by Tim Hortons.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 Breithaupt Centre
 
Aquafit
  • Tuesdays: July 3-Aug. 28: 8:30-9:15 p.m.
Public Swims
  • Monday, July 16: 7:30-8:30 p.m.
  • Wednesday, July 25: 7:30-8:30 p.m.
  • Wednesday, Aug. 22: 7:30-8:30 p.m.
  • Monday, Aug. 27: 7:30-8:30 p.m.
 Cameron Heights Pool
 
 Aquafit
  •  Sundays: July 8-Aug. 29: 9:15-10 a.m.
 Public Swims
  • Monday, July 23: 6-7:30 p.m.
  • Friday, Aug. 10: 6:30-8 p.m.
  • Sunday, Aug 19: 6:30-8 p.m.
 Forest Heights Pool
 
 Aquafit
  •  Wednesdays: July 4-Aug 22: 8-9 p.m.
 Public Swims
  • Saturday, July 14: 6-7:30 p.m.
  • Saturday, Aug. 11: 6-7:30 p.m.
  • Saturday, Sept. 1: 6-7:30 p.m.
 Lyle Hallman Pool
 
 Aquafit
  • Thursdays: July 5-Aug. 23: 8:30-9:15 a.m.
 Public Swims
  • Friday, July 13: 3:30-5 p.m.
  • Tuesday, Aug. 14: 3:30-5 p.m.
 Kiwanis Park Pool
 
 Public Swims
  • Tuesday, July 10: 5-8 p.m.
 Harry Class Pool
 
 Public Swims
  • Tuesday, July 31: 6-7:30 p.m.
  • Friday, Aug. 31: 2-4:30 p.m.
 Wilson Pool
 
 Public Swims
  • Wednesday, July 18: 6-7:30 p.m.
  • Monday, July 30: 6-7:30 p.m.
  • Saturday, Aug. 25: 6-7:30 p.m.
 Idlewood Pool
 
 Public Swims
  • Thursday, July 5: 5-7:30 p.m.
  • Thursday, Aug. 16: 5-7:30 p.m.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Swimming fees

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Adult

  • Single: $6
  • 5 tickets: $28.90
  • 20 tickets: $115.30
  • 60 tickets: $305.65
  • 3 month pass: $184.40
  • 3 month pass + Aquafit: $245.85
  • Daily pass: $9.20
  • Weekend pass: $15.30

Child (0-17) and senior (55+) 

  • Single: $3.85
  • 5 tickets: $18
  • 20 tickets: $72.25
  • 60 tickets: $195.60
  • 3 month pass: $117.35
  • 3 month pass + Aquafit: $156.45
  • Daily pass: $5.85
  • Weekend pass: $9.70

Family

  • Single family admission: $13
  • 5 family admission tickets: $57.20
  • 3 month family pass: $279.40
  • Daily family pass: $20.85
  • Weekend family pass: $34.80

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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!

*1:00pm-2:00pm

*shallow water only

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