Wilson 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.


Wilson pool is ideal for young families as it is equipped with a large shallow end, and provides registered lessons, drop in lessons and public swims.

The pool is located right beside a large park and playground, and is a great spot to book a birthday party! Come spend the afternoon swimming and playing at the park.

Current programs and schedules

Wilson Pool is currently closed. 

Recreational Swim Schedule

Public Swim 
  •  N/A

Youth Drop-in Swim (ages 10-17 years old)

  •  N/A

Swimming fees

Please note that Wilson Pool swims will be free of charge for Summer 2019. City of Kitchener swim admission guidelines will apply at all times, and patrons will be asked to wait to enter the pool if capacity is reached. 

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 22.3-metre pool with large shallow end. For more information on renting the pool, please call 519-741-2200, ext 3480.

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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