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Swimming

A woman swims with a little girl and boy

The City of Waterloo operates an indoor pool called the Swimplex at the Waterloo Memorial Recreation Complex and an outdoor one at the Moses Springer Community Centre. We also have a popular splash pad in Waterloo Park.

We offer a variety of recreational swim programs, waterfit classes and swimming lessons for all ages. Specialty aquatic programs, including leadership and lifeguarding courses, are also available.

Check out the schedule to plan your next visit to our pools. There are a variety of admission passes to choose from.

Swim! Splash! Survive! in recognition of National Drowning Prevention Week

Family friendly afternoon of FREE swimming, outdoor pool games, activities and prizes at Moses Springer Outdoor Pool, Wed. July 18 from 1:30-3:30 p.m. Pool games will be suitable for children ages 7-12 years old. First come first serve, limited spaces available.

Colouring Contest for ages 7-12
Runs June 9 - July 18. The winning entry WINS A FREE WEEK OF SWIM LESSONS AT MOSES (contest rules apply - see below).
Pick up your entry from Moses Springer Pool or the Swimplex and submit your finished entry in person at Moses Springer before July 18. The winner will be announced at the Swim! Splash! Survive! event on July 18. First one hundred entries wins ONE FREE visit at Moses Springer Pool each (conditions apply).

Colouring Contest rules and conditions:

  • Must be 7 - 12 years of age to enter
  • Limit of one submission per person
  • Colouring contests must be received in person at Moses Springer Outdoor Pool
  • One free visit pass for the first 100 submissions received
  • Free visit passes are valid until September 3 2018 at either Moses Springer Outdoor Pool or the Swimplex at Waterloo Memorial Recreation Complex
  • Free week of swim lessons is valid until August 19 2018 at Moses Springer Outdoor Pool for one week lessons running for 5 days, Monday to Friday.
  • Free week of swim lessons are for levels in our learn-to swim-program from Preschool A up to and including Waterloo Splash 11 only, and does not include any parent and tot swim lessons or leadership classes (e.g., Bronze Medallion, Bronze Cross, NLS etc.)
  • Winner of the colouring contest must be the recipient of the free week of swim lessons. It is non-transferrable.

Important safety message

If you plan to use a changeroom at one of our pools or splashpad, please bring a lock to secure your belongings in a locker.

Preventing pool closures

Going to a public swim or registering for a swim lesson? Learn how you can help keep our pools clean and prevent unnecessary pool closures.

Career opportunities/information session

Lifeguards are on duty while the pools are open. If you are interested in working as a lifeguard for the City of Waterloo, please check out our current career opportunities.