Swimming

Find schedules, fees and admission rules for public swims and pool activities.

Moses Springer outdoor pool is open for public swims. The Swimplex re-opens on August 4 for lane swims and waterfit.

Check our cancellations page to make sure your pool is operating as usual. 


On this page

  1. COVID-19 safety procedures
  2. Swimplex schedule from August 4 to 28
  3. Moses Springer schedule from July 1 to September 7
  4. Holiday swims
  5. Fees and swimming safety

COVID-19 safety procedures

Before you visit 

Do not come to a facility for a swim if you:

  1. Have a fever, new cough, shortness of breath or a combination of muscle aches, fatigue, headache, sore throat or runny nose.
  2. Have travelled outside of Canada within the last 14 days.
  3. Have been in close contact with a person with a confirmed or probable case of COVID-19.

To all others, please wash your hands or use sanitizer before and after every visit, and maintain physical distancing of 2 metres.

Visiting the Swimplex

Per the Region of Waterloo's Face Covering Bylaw, masks must be worn when entering the building. Masks may be removed to participate in your swim. Children under the age of five and those unable to wear a mask are exempt.

  1. Customers must pre-book their activity. Visit Active Waterloo to book your Swimplex visit.
  2. There will be no changing or locker facilities. Enter and exit the facility with your bathing suit on.
  3. Customers will enter from the double doors located at the side of the building, beside the waterslide. Staff will meet customers up to 8 minutes prior to the program start to ensure the COVID-19 waiver is acknowledged and any equipment brought in for lane swim is sanitized. 
  4. Customers will be permitted on the pool deck 2 minutes prior to the program start time.
  5. Shower facilities are to be used before entering the pool. Washroom facilities will be available as needed. This area will be limited to one customer at a time. Staff will be onsite to provide direction.
  6. Customers will have 5 minutes to leave the pool deck after the end of their program, and will exit the pool deck from the far side deep end (patio deck).
  7. There will be no equipment or seating available for use. Swimmers may bring their own portable chairs and equipment (e.g., flutter board, pull buoy) for lane swims only. All seating and pool equipment must be approved by aquatic staff and cleaned prior to entering the pool area. Portable seating will need to be 6 feet away from the pool area. Equipment will need to be kept with you at all times and cannot be shared with people not in your household.
  8. Please note the directional signage on the pool deck and other areas. Physical distancing requirements per Ontario government recommendations will be enforced.
  9. No refunds will be given once the program has started. Account credits will be provided if the program is cancelled in advance due to unforeseen circumstances.  In order to be respectful to others please do not register for a swim you do not plan to attend. Participants can register for a swim up to 45 minutes before the start of a swim. 

Visiting Moses Springer Pool

  1. All programs have a maximum capacity based on physical distancing requirements. Customers are encouraged to book their spot in advance. Visit Active Waterloo to book your visit.

    Unaccompanied drop-in customers 11-15 years old will need to be pre-registered by a parent/guardian on Active Waterloo to consent to the terms and conditions of the program.

  2. To familiarize yourself with our new environment, view our map layout of the Moses Springer deck.
  3. There will be no changing or locker facilities. Be prepared to enter and exit the facility with your suit on.

  4. The admissions desk will open approximately 2 minutes before the start of the program. Upon entering, follow the arrows on the pool deck.

  5. Customers will have 5 minutes to leave the pool deck after the end of the swim, and will exit the pool deck from the far side gate (waterslides area).

  6. There will be no equipment or seating available for use. Swimmers may bring their own portable chairs and equipment such as a flutter board or noodle for public swims. All seating and pool equipment must be approved by aquatic staff and cleaned prior to entering the pool area. Portable seating will need to fit in a 2 metre/6 foot circle. Equipment will need to be kept with you at all times and cannot be shared with people not in your household.

  7. Outdoor shower facilities are to be used before entering the pool. Washroom facilities will be available as needed. Washroom area will be limited to one customer at a time.

  8. Please note the directional signage on the pool area and other areas you may be in. Physical distancing requirements per the Government of Ontario’s recommendations will be enforced.

  9. Public swims – main pool area and deep end will be available for swimming. Recreational swim guidelines apply to swimming in the deep end. There will be no slide access this summer.

  10. All programs at Moses are weather-dependent. If the weather looks questionable please call ahead to be sure your program or swim is running. No refunds will be given once the swim has started. Account credits will be provided should the swim be cancelled in advance due to weather.

  11. Masks may be worn while swimming. However, they can pose a safety risk if covering your mouth and nose while wet. Masks should not be worn if you plan to swim underwater.

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.


Swimplex schedule from August 4 to 28

Before visiting the indoor pool at the Swimplex, read the COVID-19 safety protocols above.

All visits require advance online booking.

Book your Swimplex visit

Lane swims (ages 16 and up)

All lane swims will occur in the deep end. Must be competent deep end swimmer. 

One customer 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. 

 

Monday
  • 2:00 to 2:45 p.m. (deep end)
  • 6:30 to 7:15 p.m. (deep end)
Tuesday
  • 9:00 a.m. to 9:45 a.m. (deep end)
Wednesday
  • 9:00 a.m. to 9:45 a.m. (deep end)
  • 2:00 to 2:45 p.m. (deep end)
  • 6:30 to 7:15 p.m. (deep end)
Thursday
  • 9:00 a.m. to 9:45 a.m. (deep end)
  • 6:30 to 7:15 p.m. (deep end)
Friday
  • 9:00 a.m. to 9:45 a.m. (deep end)

Waterfit (16+)

  • Classes will be held on the moveable floor area (4 foot depth for shallow classes and 6 foot depth for deep classes)
  • Customers must keep a 2 metre physical distance from each other
  • There will be no equipment used except water belts
  • Water belts are cleaned and sanitized after each use
  • Customers in deep water classes must be a competent deep end swimmers
  • Choose the option that best suits your fitness level.

 

 Day of the week

Morning classes

Afternoon classes
Monday
  • no classes
  • 2:15 to 3:00 p.m. D
Tuesday
  • 9:10 to 9:55 a.m. SH
  • no classes
Wednesday
  • 9:10 to 9:55 a.m. D
  • 2:15 to 3:00 p.m. SH
Thursday
  • 9:10 to 9:55 a.m. SH
  • no classes
Friday
  • 9:10 to 9:55 a.m. D
  • no classes

Moses Springer schedule from July 1 to September 7

Before visiting Moses Springer outdoor pool, read the COVID-19 safety protocols above.

Advance online booking is encouraged for all visits. Lane swims are not currently available.

Book your Moses Springer visit

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.

Note that public swims at 4:45 to 5:45 p.m. from August 3 to August 7 are cancelled.

Monday
  • 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
  • 1:15 to 2:15 p.m. 
  • 3:00 to 4:00 p.m.
  • 4:45 to 5:45 p.m.
  • 6:30 to 7:30 p.m.
Tuesday
  • 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
  • 1:15 to 2:15 p.m. 
  • 3:00 to 4:00 p.m.
  • 4:45 to 5:45 p.m.
  • 6:30 to 7:30 p.m.
Wednesday
  • 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
  • 1:15 to 2:15 p.m. 
  • 3:00 to 4:00 p.m.
  • 4:45 to 5:45 p.m.
  • 6:30 to 7:30 p.m.
Thursday
  • 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
  • 1:15 to 2:15 p.m. 
  • 3:00 to 4:00 p.m.
  • 4:45 to 5:45 p.m.
  • 6:30 to 7:30 p.m.
Friday
  • 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
  • 1:15 to 2:15 p.m. 
  • 3:00 to 4:00 p.m.
  • 4:45 to 5:45 p.m.
  • 6:30 to 7:30 p.m.
Saturday
  • 1:15 to 2:15 p.m.
  • 3:00 to 4:00 p.m.
  • 4:45 to 5:45 p.m.
  • 6:30 to 7:30 p.m.
Sunday
  • 1:15 to 2:15 p.m.
  • 3:00 to 4:00 p.m.
  • 4:45 to 5:45 p.m.
  • 6:30 to 7:30 p.m.

Holiday swims

Labour Day - Monday, September 7

Moses Springer outdoor pool will offer public swimming from 1:15 to 2:15 p.m. and 3:00 to 4:00 p.m. only. Pre-register on Active Waterloo.


Fees and swimming safety

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

Lockers are currently unavailable.