Swimming

Swim schedule may change and the changes will be visible on ActiveWaterloo. Pre-register for all drop-in programs.

On this page

  1. How to sign up for public swims, lane swims and waterfit
  2. Swimplex schedule
  3. Moses Springer outdoor pool swim schedule
  4. Special swims
  5. Fees and swimming safety

How to sign up for public swims, lane swims and waterfit

Register for entry to pools in advance on ActiveWaterloo

  • purchase of a season pass or a Fitpass does not guarantee entry 
  • online booking opens 72 hours in advance
  • schedule may change and changes will be visible on ActiveWaterloo
  • rules for swimming can be found on ActiveWaterloo on the class registration page

Swimplex schedule

The Swimplex is located at Waterloo Memorial Recreation Complex at 101 Father David Bauer Drive. Learn more about WMRC on our web page.

  • lockers are available, bring your own lock
  • note: the moveable floor will be at 3 feet until further notice. Shallow waterfit is moved to the horseshoe area. Shallow lane swim continues at 3 feet.

Book your Swimplex visit

July 2 to September 4

 

 Lane swims (age 16 and up and senior lane swim)

Two customers per lane. Swimmers may not stop at the end of the lane if another customer is stopped in the lane on either side of them. 

 

Sunday
  • 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. - Deep/shallow
  • 6:45 to 7:30 p.m. - Deep/shallow
Monday
  • 6:30 to 7:15 a.m. - Deep/shallow
  • 7:30 to 8:30 a.m. - Deep
  • 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. - Deep/shallow with swirlpool
  • 4:00 to 4:45 p.m. - Deep/shallow 
  • 8:30 to 9:30 p.m. - Deep/shallow with swirlpool
Tuesday
  • 6:30 to 7:15 a.m. - Deep/shallow
  • 7:30 to 8:30 a.m. - Deep
  • 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. - Deep/shallow with swirlpool
  • 4:00 to 4:45 p.m. - Deep/shallow 
Wednesday
  • 6:30 to 7:15 a.m. - Deep/shallow
  • 7:30 to 8:30 a.m. - Deep with swirlpool
  • 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. - Deep/shallow
  • 4:00 to 4:45 p.m. - Deep/shallow
  • 8:30 to 9:30 p.m. - Deep/shallow with swirlpool
Thursday
  • 6:30 to 7:15 a.m. - Deep/shallow
  • 7:30 to 8:30 a.m. - Deep
  • 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. - Deep/shallow
  • 4:00 to 4:45 p.m. - Deep/shallow
  • 9:15 to 10:00 p.m. - Shallow
Friday
  • 6:30 to 7:15 a.m. - Deep/shallow
  • 7:30 to 8:30 a.m. - Deep with swirlpool
  • 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. - Deep/shallow with swirlpool
  • 8:45 to 9:30 p.m. - Deep/shallow with swirlpool starts August 12
Saturday
  • 8:00 to 8:45 a.m. - Deep/shallow with swirlpool
  • 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. - Deep/shallow
  • 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. - Deep/shallow

Public swims

  • swirlpool is closed during public swims
  • children under 18 must swim with adults (18+)
  • child to caregiver ratio for 7 to 17 years is three children to one adult, and two children to one adult for children six and under

 

Sunday to Thursday
  • 1:45 to 3:45 p.m.
Friday
  • 1:45 to 3:45 p.m.
  • 4:30 to 6:30 p.m.
  • 7:00 to 8:30 p.m.

Saturday
  • 1:45 to 3:45 p.m.
  • 7:00 to 8:30 p.m.

Waterfit (age 16 and up)

  • customers in deep water classes must be a competent deep end swimmers
  • choose the option that best suits your fitness level

 

Sunday
  • 12:15 to 1:00 p.m. - Deep
  • 6:30to 7:15 p.m. - Zumba 
Monday
  • 8:00 to 8:45 a.m. - Shallow

  • 9:00 to 9:45 a.m. - Deep 

  • 12:15 to 1:00 p.m. - Shallow

  • 4:05 to 4:50 p.m. - Bootcamp

  • 8:15 to 9:00 p.m. - Pre/post natal 

Tuesday
  • 6:45 to 7:25 a.m. - Deep
  • 8:00 to 8:45 a.m. - Shallow

  • 9:00 to 9:45 a.m. - Tethered

  • 12:15 to 1:00 p.m. - Shallow

  • 4:05 to 4:50 p.m. - Deep

  • 8:15 to 9:00 p.m. - Deep

  • 8:30 to 9:15 p.m. - Aquacycle
Wednesday
  • 8:00 to 8:45 a.m. - Shallow

  • 9:00 to 9:45 a.m. - Deep 

  • 12:15 to 1:00 p.m. - Shallow (starting July 20)

  • 4:05 to 4:50 p.m. - Runfit

  • 8:15 to 9:00 p.m. - Shallow

Thursday
  • 6:45 to 7:25 a.m. - Deep
  • 8:00 to 8:45 a.m. - Shallow
  • 9:00 to 9:45 a.m. - Bootcamp

  • 12:15 to 1:00 p.m. - Shallow

  • 4:05 to 4:50 p.m. - Deep

  • 8:15 to 9:00 p.m. - Deep
  • 8:30 to 9:15 p.m. - Aquacycle
Friday
  • 6:45 to 7:25 a.m. - Deep
  • 8:00 to 8:45 a.m. - Shallow
  • 9:00 to 9:45 a.m. - Deep

  • 12:15 to 1:00 p.m. - Shallow
Saturday
  • 8:00 to 8:45 a.m. - Shallow 

Gentle joints

Sunday
  • 6:30 to 7:15 p.m.
Tuesday
  • 9:35 to 10:20 a.m.
Wednesday
  • 9:35 to 10:20 a.m.
Thursday
  • 9:35 to 10:20 a.m.

Adult swirlpool (age 16 and up) 

  • swirlpool users must be over the age of 16
  • water temperature is kept between 90 to 92 degrees F

 

Monday, Wednesday
  • 7:45 to 8:30 a.m.  
  • 8:45 to 9:30 p.m.
Friday
  • 7:45 to 8:30 a.m. 
Saturday
  • 8:00 to 8:45 a.m.
  • 6:00 to 6:45 p.m.

Kidsplash (age six and under, with an adult)

  • children must be accompanied in the water by someone 18 years or older (no more than two children per adult)

  • Kidsplash is held in the tot pool and swirlpool (occasionally may be held in swirlpool only)

  • water temperature of this pool is kept between 90 to 92 degrees F

 

Sunday
  • 12:15 to 1:00 p.m.
  • 5:15 to 6:00 p.m.
Monday 
  • 9:35 to 10:20 a.m. - swirlpool only
  • 4:10 to 4:50 p.m.
Tuesday, Thursday
  • 7:45 to 8:30 a.m.
  • 4:10 to 4:50 p.m.
Wednesday
  • 4:10 to 4:50 p.m.
Friday
  • 9:35 to 10:20 a.m.
Saturday
  • 12:15 to 1:00 p.m.
  • 5:15 to 6:00 p.m.

Parent and tot

  • swirlpool only 
  • water temperature of this pool is kept between 90 to 92 degrees F

 

Sunday
  • 4:15 to 4:45 p.m.
Wednesday
  • 12:15 to 12:45 p.m.

Moses Springer outdoor pool swim schedule

Learn more about Moses Springer Community Centre and pool. It is located at 150 Lincoln Road.

Book your Moses Springer outdoor pool visit

July 2 to September 4 

Public swims (all ages)

Children under 18 must swim with adults (18+). Child to caregiver ratio for 7 to 17 years is three children to one adult, and two children to one adult for children six and under.

Monday to Friday the slide is open from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6:45 to 7:45 p.m.

Slides will close at 7:30 p.m. from August 8 to September 2.

Monday to Friday

  • 1:30 to 4:30 p.m.
  • 6:15 to 7:45 p.m.
  • ends at 7:30 p.m. starting August 8

Saturday

  • 10:00 to 11:30 a.m. (deep end only, no slides)
  • 2:00 to 5:00 p.m. (slides open 2:30 to 4:30 p.m.)

Sunday

  • 2:00 to 5:00 p.m. (slides open 2:30 to 4:30 p.m.)
  • 6:00 to 7:30 p.m. (slides open 6:30 to 7:30 p.m.)
Lane swims (ages 16 and up)

Monday to Friday

  • 11:15 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. (occasional, dependent on swim lessons)
  • 12:15 to 1:00 p.m.
  • 5:00 to 5:45 p.m.
  • 8:00 to 8:45 p.m. (until August 5)

Saturday and Sunday

  • 11:45 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
  • 12:45 to 1:30 p.m.
Waterfit (ages 16 and up)

Shallow water is about four feet deep. Choose the option that best suits your fitness level.

D = deep water (with water belts), SH = shallow water 

Monday, Wednesday and Friday

  • 12:30 to 1:15 p.m. (D)
  • 5:15 to 6:00 p.m. (D)

Tuesday and Thursday

  • 12:30 to 1:15 p.m. (D)
  • 8:00 to 8:45 p.m. (D) - last day is August 2 or August 4 for this time

Saturday

  • 9:15 to 10:00 a.m. (SH)
  • 12:15 to 1:00 p.m. (D)

Sunday

  • 10:45 to 11:30 a.m. (SH)
  • 12:15 to 1:00 p.m. (D)

 

September 5 to September 18 schedule

Public swims (all ages)

Children under 18 must swim with adults (18+). Child to caregiver ratio for 7 to 17 years is three children to one adult, and two children to one adult for children six and under.

Monday September 5

  • 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. (slides open at 2:30 p.m.)

Monday September 12

  • 1:30 to 3:00 p.m. (no slides, no deep end)

Tuesday September 6 and September 13

  • 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. (no slides, no deep end)

Wednesday September 7 and September 14

  • 1:30 to 3:00 p.m. (no slides, no deep end)

Thursday September 8 and September 15

  • 1:30 to 3:00 p.m. (no slides, no deep end)
  • 5:00 to 6:30 p.m. (slide opens at 6 p.m.)

Friday September 9 and September 16

  • 1:30 to 3:00 p.m. (no slides, no deep end)
  • 5:30 to 7:00 p.m. (no slides)

Saturday September 10 and September 17

  • 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. (slides open at 2:30 p.m.)

Sunday September 11 and September 18

  • 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. (slides open at 2:30 p.m.)
Lane swims (ages 16 and up)

Monday September 5

  • 12:45 to 1:30 p.m.

Monday September 12

  • 11:00 to 11:45 a.m.
  • 12:00 to 12:45 p.m.
  • 1:30 to 2:30 p.m.

Tuesday September 6 and September 13

  • 11:00 to 11:45 a.m. (two outside lanes)
  • 12:00 to 12:45 p.m.
  • 1:30 to 2:30 p.m.

Wednesday September 7 and September 14

  • 11:00 to 11:45 a.m.
  • 12:00 to 12:45 p.m.
  • 1:30 to 2:30 p.m.

Thursday September 8 and September 15

  • 11:00 to 11:45 a.m. (two outside lanes)
  • 12:00 to 12:45 p.m.
  • 1:30 to 2:30 p.m.
  • 4:00 to 4:45 p.m.
  • 6:45 to 7:30 p.m. (Sep 15 only)

Friday September 9 and September 16

  • 11:00 to 11:45 a.m. (two outside lanes)
  • 12:00 to 12:45 p.m.
  • 1:30 to 2:30 p.m.
  • 4:00 to 4:45 p.m.

Saturday September 10 and September 17

  • 11:00 to 11:45 a.m. (two lanes)
  • 12:00 to 12:45 p.m.
  • 6:00 to 6:45 p.m.

Sunday September 11 and September 18

  • 11:00 to 11:45 a.m. 
  • 12:00 to 12:45 p.m.
  • 6:00 to 6:45 p.m. (Sep 11 only)
Waterfit (ages 16 and up)

Shallow water is about four feet deep. Choose the option that best suits your fitness level.

D = deep water (with water belts), SH = shallow water 

Monday September 12

  • 12:15 to 1:00 p.m. (D)
  • 5:15 to 6:00 p.m. (D)

Tuesday September 6 and September 13

  • 10:45 to 11:30 a.m. (SH)
  • 12:15 to 1:00 p.m. (D)

Wednesday September 7 and September 14

  • 12:15 to 1:00 p.m. (D)

Thursday September 8 and September 15

  • 10:45 to 11:30 a.m. (SH)
  • 12:15 to 1:00 p.m. (D)

 Friday September 9 and September 16

  • 12:15 to 1:00 p.m. (D)

Saturday September 10 and September 17

  • 10:45 to 11:30 a.m. (SH)
  • 12:15 to 1:00 p.m. (D)

Sunday September 11 and September 18

  • 10:45 to 11:30 a.m. (SH)
  • 12:15 to 1:00 p.m. (D)
  • 6:15 to 7:00 p.m. (D) (Sep 11 only)

Special swims

Thank you to our sponsors, Kuppers + Greene Orthodontics for these complimentary public swims that are provided at no charge to the community. Register in advance, up to 72 hours prior to the swim. 

Date  Time Location
July 10 1:45 to 3:45 p.m.

Waterloo Memorial Recreation Complex - Swimplex

August 14 1:45 to 3:45 p.m.

Waterloo Memorial Recreation Complex - Swimplex


Fees and swimming safety

Fees

FitPasses can be purchased at either pool facility, or online using ActiveWaterloo. All prices below include HST.  A Fitpass does not guarantee submission on a day when programming is offered. Register online at ActiveWaterloo.

Child and youth (2 to 17) and older adults (55 plus)
Adults (18-54)
Family pass
  • includes up to four people, $2.40 extra per additional person per visit

  • 1 visit - $14.20
  • 10 visits - $127.80
  • 25 visits - $298.25
  • buy a Moses Springer season pass for $219.81
Kidsplash
  • one parent and one child six and under
  • $6.30
Parent and tot
  • one parent and one child 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 scheduled 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

Please bring your own lock.