Swimming

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. Free swims
  4. Fees and safety guidelines

Swimplex schedule

The 'swimplex' at Waterloo Memorial Recreation Complex has an eight-lane pool with a separate pool and water play area for kids. It also has a waterslide, springboards and a diving tower. There are male, female and alternate-needs change rooms.

June 29 to September 1

Parent and tot (six months to three years, with adult)

All children must be accompanied in the water by someone 18 years or older (no more than one child/adult). Structured program led by a swim instructor. Participants can stay for up to 10 minutes at the end of the program to use the swirlpool.

Monday
  • 11 to 11:30 a.m.
Wednesday
  • 11 to 11:30 a.m.
Friday
  • 11 to 11:30 a.m.

Sunday

  • 1:30 to 2 p.m.

Kidsplash (six and under, with adult)

All children must be accompanied in the water by someone 18 years or older (no more than two children/adult). Kidsplash is held in the tot pool and swirlpool.

Monday
  • 12:10 to 1:00 p.m.
Tuesday
  • 12:10 to 1:00 p.m.
Wednesday
  • 12:10 to 1:00 p.m.
Thursday
  • 12:10 to 1:00 p.m.
Friday
  • 12:10 to 1:00 p.m.
  • 6:05 to 6:50 p.m.
Saturday
  • 1:05 to 1:50 p.m.
  • 5:05 to 5:50 p.m.

Sunday

  • 5:05 to 5:50 p.m.

Public (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. Diving boards and waterslides available unless otherwise noted. You must be 4'6"/138 cm to use the waterslide.

Monday
  • 1:30 to 3:45 p.m.
  • 7:05 to 8:30 p.m. (shared use of 1x1 and 1x3 metre diving boards)
Tuesday
  • 1:30 to 3:45 p.m.
Wednesday
  • 1:30 to 3:45 p.m. 
  • 7:05 to 8:30 p.m. (shared use of 1x1 and 1x3 metre diving boards)
Thursday
  • 1:30 to 3:45 p.m.
Friday
  • 1:30 to 3:45 p.m.
  • 7:05 to 9:00 p.m.
Saturday
  • 2:00 to 4:00 p.m.
  • 6:05 to 8:00 p.m.

Sunday

  • 2:00 to 4:00 p.m.
  • 6:05 to 8:00 p.m. (family swim)

Swirlpool (16+)

Swirlpool users must be over the age of 16 or accompanied by an adult (two children per adult). During lane swims the swirl pool is open for adults only.

Monday

  • 7:00 to 9:00 a.m.

  • 12:10 to 1:20 p.m.
  • 8:45 to 9:45 p.m.

Tuesday

  • 7:00 to 9:00 a.m.
  • 12:10 to 1:00 p.m.
  • 8:30 to 10:00 p.m.

Wednesday

  • 7:00 to 9:00 a.m.
  • 12:10 to 1:20 p.m.
  • 8:45 to 9:45 p.m.

Thursday

  • 7:00 to 9:00 a.m.
  • 12:10 to 1:00 p.m.
  • 8:30 to 10:00 p.m.

Friday

  • 7:00 to 9:00 a.m.
  • 12:10 to 1:20 p.m.

Saturday

  • 7:45 to 9:00 a.m.

  • 1:00 to 1:50 p.m.

  • 5:00 to 6:00 p.m.

Sunday

  • 5:00 to 6:00 p.m.

  • 8:10 to 9:00 p.m.

Waterfit (16+)

For waterfit classes with equipment noted below, using the devices is mandatory. Shallow water is about four feet deep. Choose the option that best suits your fitness level. 

Day of the week

Morning classes

Afternoon classes
Monday
  • 7 to 7:45 a.m. BC
  • 8:00 to 8:45 a.m. SH
  • 9:00 to 9:45 a.m. D
  • 9:00 to 9:45 a.m. SHI
  • 9:00 to 9:45 a.m. GJ
  • 12:15 to 1:00 p.m. SH
  • 12:30 to 1:15 p.m. D
  • 1:00 to 1:25 p.m. WW
  • 8:45 to 9:30 p.m. SH
Tuesday
  • 7 to 7:45 a.m. D
  • 8:00 to 8:45 a.m. SH
  • 9:00 to 9:45 a.m. SH
  • 9:00 to 9:45 a.m. T
  • 11:05 to 11:50 a.m. D (starting August 6)
  • 12:15 to 1:00 p.m. SH
  • 12:30 to 1:15 p.m. DE
  • 1:00 to 1:30 p.m. GJ
  • 7:15 to 8:00 p.m. D
  • 8:15 to 9:00 p.m. Z
  • 8:15 to 9:00 p.m. RF
 
Wednesday
  • 7 to 7:45 a.m. D
  • 8:00 to 8:45 a.m. SH
  • 9:00 to 9:45 a.m. D
  • 9:00 to 9:45 a.m. SHE
  • 9:00 to 9:45 a.m. GJ
  • 12:15 to 1 p.m. SH
  • 12:30 to 1:15 p.m. RF
  • 1:00 to 1:25 p.m.WW
  • 8:45 to 9:30 p.m. D 
Thursday
  • 7 to 7:45 a.m. D
  • 8:00 to 8:45 a.m. SH
  • 9:00 to 9:45 a.m. SH
  • 9:00 to 9:45 a.m. BC
  • 11:05 to 11:50 a.m. D (starting August 8)
  • 12:15 to 1:00 p.m. SHE
  • 12:30 to 1:15 p.m. BC
  • 1:00 to 1:30 p.m. GJE
  • 7:15 to 8:00 p.m. D
  • 8:15 to 9:00 p.m. SH
  • 8:15 to 9:00 p.m. T
Friday
  • 7:00 to 7:45 a.m. RF
  • 8:00 to 8:45 a.m. SH
  • 9:00 to 9:45 a.m. D
  • 9:00 to 9:45 a.m. SHI
  • 9:00 to 9:45 a.m. GJE
  • 12:15 to 1:00 p.m. SH
  • 12:30 to 1:15 p.m. D
  • 1:00 to 1:25 p.m. WW
  • 3:45 to 4:30 p.m. GJ
Saturday
  • 8:00 to 8:45 a.m. SH
  • 12:15 to 1:00 p.m. T
  • 5:15 to 6:00 p.m.
Sunday

 

  • 5:15 to 6:00 p.m. D
  • 8:10 to 8:55 p.m. Z
Code Description Code Description
BC Boot camp (advanced, water belt) RF

Run fit (water belt used)

D

Deep water (water belts used)

SH

Shallow water

DE

Deep water with equipment (water belts and equipment used)

SHE

Shallow water with equipment (intermediate, equipment used)

GJ

Gentle joints (held in the swirlpool)

SHI

Shallow high intensity (advanced, held in shallow water)

GJE

Gentle joints equipment (held in the swirlpool, equipment used)

T

Tethered (advanced, water belts, bungee cord)

Lane swims (ages 16 and up)

Monday to Friday from 9:00 to 9:45 a.m. only three deep end lanes will be available.

Monday
  • 6:00 to 9:45 a.m.
  • 12:10 to 1:20 p.m. 
  • 8:45 to 9:45 p.m. (1/2 deep and 1/2 shallow at 9:30 p.m.) 
Tuesday
  • 6:00 to 9:45 a.m.
  • 12:10 to 1:20 p.m. 
  • 9:00 to 10:00 p.m. (1/2 deep and 1/2 shallow widthways)
Wednesday
  • 6:00 to 9:45 a.m.
  • 12:10 to 1:20 p.m. 
  • 8:45 to 9:45 p.m. (1/2 deep and shallow at 9:30 p.m.) 
Thursday
  • 6:00 to 9:45 a.m.
  • 12:10 to 1:20 p.m. 
  • 9:00 to 10:00 p.m. (1/2 deep and 1/2 shallow widthways)
Friday
  • 6:00 to 9:45 a.m.
  • 12:10 to 1:20 p.m.
  • 7:05 to 9:00 p.m. (two lanes deep end widthways)
Saturday
  • 7:45 to 9:00 a.m. (deep)
  • 1:00 to 1:50 p.m. (deep and shallow)
  • 5:00 to 6:00 p.m. (deep and shallow)
Sunday
  • 5:00 to 6:00 p.m. (deep and shallow)
  • 8:10 to 9:00 p.m. (deep)

Moses Springer schedule

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.  

Civic Holiday (Monday August 5) Moses Springer hours: open for regular programs.

June 29 to September 1 (regular summer 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. Diving boards and waterslides available unless otherwise noted. You must be 4'6"/138 cm to use the waterslide.

Slides close 30 minutes prior to pool closing Monday to Friday and 60 minutes on weekends.

Monday
  • 1:10 to 4:25 p.m.
  • 3:45 to 4:15 p.m. (games and sports activities in the pool, led by lifeguards)
  • 6:10 to 8:30 p.m. (6:10 to 8:00 p.m. starting Aug 5)
Tuesday
  • 1:10 to 4:25 p.m.
  • 6:10 to 8:30 p.m. (6:10 to 8:00 p.m. starting Aug 6)
Wednesday
  • 1:10 to 4:25 p.m.
  • 6:10 to 8:30 p.m. (6:10 to 8:00 p.m. starting Aug 7)
Thursday
  • 1:10 to 4:25 p.m.
  • 6:10 to 8:30 p.m. (6:10 to 8:00 p.m. starting Aug 8)
Friday
  • 1:10 to 4:25 p.m.
  • 6:10 to 8:30 p.m. (6:10 to 8:00 p.m. starting Aug 9)
Saturday
  • 1:10 to 6:00 p.m. (slide opens at 2:00 p.m.)
Sunday
  • 1:10 to 6:00 p.m. (slide opens at 2:00 p.m.)

Kidsplash (six and under with adult)

All children must be accompanied in the water by someone 18 years or older (no more than two children/adult). Kidsplash is held in the tot pool and swirlpool.

Saturday and Sunday
  • 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Waterfit (ages 16 and up)

For waterfit classes with equipment noted below, using the devices is mandatory. Shallow water is about four feet deep. Choose the option that best suits your fitness level. 

Monday
  • 12:15 to 1:00 p.m. D
  • 5:15 to 6:00 p.m. D
Tuesday
  • 12:15 to 1:00 p.m. D
Wednesday
  • 12:15 to 1:00 p.m. D
  • 5:15 to 6:00 p.m. SH
Thursday
  • 12:15 to 1:00 p.m. D
Friday
  • 12:15 to 1:00 p.m. D
  • 5:15 to 6:00 p.m. D
Saturday
  • 11:30 a.m. to noon SHWR
  • 12:15 to 1:00 p.m. D
Sunday
  • 11:30 a.m. to noon SHWR
  • 12:15 to 1:00 p.m. D
Code Description
D Deep water (with water belts)
SH Shallow water
SHWR Shallow water running

Lane swims (ages 16 and up)

Two lanes are available during lane swims. This may be reduced to one lane based on program demand/supervisor's discretion. 

Monday
  • 10:45 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
  • 4:30 to 6:00 p.m.
Tuesday
  • 10:45 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
  • 4:30 to 6:00 p.m.
Wednesday
  • 10:45 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
  • 4:30 to 6:00 p.m.
Thursday
  • 10:45 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
  • 4:30 to 6:00 p.m.
Friday
  • 10:45 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
  • 4:30 to 6:00 p.m.
Saturday
  • 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Sunday
  • 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Free swims

Thanks to our sponsors, these complimentary swims are provided at no charge to customers.

Date  Time Location Sponsor
June 26 6:10 to 8:30 p.m. Moses Springer Tim Hortons
July 10 7:05 to 8:30 p.m. Rec Complex Tim Hortons
July 14 6:05 to 8:00 p.m. Rec Complex Kuppers Orthodontics
July 18 1:10 to 4:25 p.m. Moses Springer Tim Hortons
July 22 6:10 to 8:30 p.m. Moses Springer Tim Hortons
August 11 6:05 to 8:00 p.m. Rec Complex Kuppers Orthodontics
August 12 7:05 to 8:30 p.m. Rec Complex Tim Hortons
August 28 6:10 to 8:00 p.m. Moses Springer Tim Hortons

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.