Swimming

All city buildings are closed, and scheduled programs and bookings are cancelled until further notice.

Registration is suspended with the exception of summer camps starting the week of July 6.

- Visit our refunds page to learn more about getting your money back
Visit our COVID-19 webpage to find out how other city services have changed

Schedules, fees and admission rules for drop-in swims and pool activities. Find lessons on our program look-up page. Check our cancellations page before you visit to make sure the pool is operating as usual. 


On this page

  1. Swimplex schedule
  2. Moses Springer schedule
  3. Special swims
  4. Holiday swims
  5. Fees and safety guidelines

Swimplex Schedule

The swimplex is currently closed until further notice due to COVID-19. A schedule will be posted once the facility is scheduled to reopen. 

Moses Springer schedule (closed for season)

Moses Springer Community Centre has an eight-lane outdoor pool with two waterslides. There are male, female and alternate-needs change rooms. The pool operates from June until September.   

Special swims

PA days public swims:
  • 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. slide and diving boards open. 

Holiday swims

Canada Day - July 1

  • To be announced.


Fees and safety guidelines

Fees

This chart outlines single admission costs and multiple visit costs using our FitPass. FitPasses can be purchased at either pool facility, or online using ActiveWaterloo.

All prices below include HST.

 Age category

1 Visit

10 visits

25 visits

50 visits

Moses Season Pass

Child & youth (2 to 17)

$4.70

$42.30

$98.75

$188

$94.71

Adult (18 to 54)

$6.30

$56.70

$132.25

$252

$94.71

Older adults (55+)

$4.70

$42.30

$98.75

$188

$94.71

Family pass (up to four people, $2.40/person for more)

$14.20

$127.80

$298.25

  $211.26

Kidsplash (one parent and one child six years and under)

$6.30

       

Parent and tot (six months to three years)

$6.30

       

Swim test requirements and direct supervision

Our ‘swim test' requires a child to swim on their front across the shallow end of the pool (22 metres) without touching the bottom, with the ability to put their face in the water and keep their feet at the surface. A recognizable and consistent front crawl or breaststroke must be used. Children may attempt the swim test once during a schedule swim time.

Children six years and under must be accompanied in the water by a caregiver who is 14 years of age or older and responsible for direct supervision. The swim test is an option for this age group. If the child completes the swim test they can go in the deep end and down the slide, but will be asked to stay with their caregiver at all times while in the pool.

Children seven to 10 years old must report to the lifeguard on the deck to pass the swim test. If the child passes they may swim unaccompanied while caregivers remain in the facility. If the child doesn't pass, the caregiver must return to provide direct supervision.

All other children or non-swimmers who have not passed the swim test must be accompanied in the water by a caregiver who is 14 years of age of older and is responsible for their direct supervision.

Direct supervision is defined as being within arm's reach in the water and able to render immediate assistance at all times. A caregiver may provide direct supervision up to a maximum of two children.

These requirements are in response to recommendations from the Chief Coroner of Ontario.

Pool fouling and closures

A pool fouling forces us to close the pool for up to 24 hours. Some tips to help keep our clean pool:

  • wash thoroughly with soap and water in our showers before entering the pool
  • make sure your child goes to the bathroom right before entering the pool
  • take your child on frequent bathroom breaks
  • check your child's swim diaper often
  • do not go swimming if you have been sick in the past 48 hours
  • use swim diapers - these are mandatory for children who are not fully toilet trained. We recommend Little Swimmers diapers for children three and younger
  • refrain from feeding your child within one hour of swimming

Lockers

If you plan to use change room lockers at one of our pools, please use a lock to secure your belongings.