Swimming

The swim schedule is subject to change. Changes will be noted in the ActiveWaterloo schedule. Pre-register for all drop-in programs.

N
ote: The Swimplex will be closed December 3 - 4, 2022 for a special event.

On this page

  1. How to sign up for public swims, lane swims and waterfit
  2. Swimplex schedule
  3. Moses Springer outdoor pool - closed for the season
  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 changes will be visible on ActiveWaterloo
  • rules for swimming can be found on ActiveWaterloo on the class registration page

Swimplex schedule - October 1 to December 23

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, please bring your own lock.

Book your Swimplex visit

 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. 

Monday
  • 6:30 to 7:15 a.m.
  • 7:30 to 8:30 a.m. (includes swirlpool)
  • 9:30 to 10:15 a.m.
  • 11:15 to 12:00 p.m.
  • 1:15 to 2:00 p.m. 
  • 3:10 to 3:50 p.m.
  • 8:15 to 9:00 p.m. (includes swirlpool)
  • 9:15 to 10:00 p.m. (includes swirlpool)
Tuesday
  • 7:30 to 8:30 a.m.
  • 8:45 to 9:30 a.m. 
  • 9:50 to 10:30 a.m.
  • 10:45 to 11:30 a.m. 
  • 12:00 to 12:45 p.m. (includes swirlpool)
  • 2:00 to 3:00 p.m. (senior lane swim, includes swirlpool)
  • 9:00 to 9:45 p.m. 
Wednesday
  • 6:30 to 7:15 a.m.
  • 7:30 to 8:30 a.m. (includes swirlpool)
  • 9:00 to 9:45 a.m.
  • 9:50 to 10:30 a.m. 
  • 11:15 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
  • 12:15 to 1:00 p.m.
  • 3:10 to 3:50 p.m. 
  • 9:15 to 10:00 p.m. (includes swirlpool)
Thursday
  • 7:30 to 8:30 a.m.
  • 8:45 to 9:30 a.m. 
  • 9:50 to 10:30 a.m.
  • 12:00 to 12:45 p.m. (includes swirlpool)
  • 2:00 to 3:00 p.m. (senior lane swim, includes swirlpool)
  • 3:10 to 3:50 p.m. (running Nov. 24, Dec. 8, 15, 22)
  • 9:15 to 10:00 p.m.
Friday
  • 6:30 to 7:15 a.m.
  • 7:30 to 8:30 a.m. (includes swirlpool)
  • 10:00 to 10:45 a.m.
  • 12:30 to 1:15 p.m.
  • 3:00 to 3:45 p.m. 
  • 9:00 to 9:45 p.m.
Saturday
  • 7:45 to 8:30 a.m.
  • 1:30 to 2:00 p.m. (includes swirlpool)
  • 7:15 to 8:00 p.m. 
Sunday
  • 7:30 to 8:15 a.m. (includes swirlpool)
  • 8:45 to 9:30 a.m.

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
Friday
  • 7:15 to 8:30 p.m.
Saturday
  • 3:00 to 4:30 p.m.
Sunday
  • 10:30 to 11:50 a.m.

Waterfit (age 16 and up)

  • 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
Monday
  • 8:00 to 8:45 a.m. - Shallow

  • 9:15 to 10:00 a.m. - Deep 

  • 3:00 to 3:45 p.m. - Deep 

Tuesday
  • 6:45 to 7:25 a.m. - Deep
  • 8:00 to 8:40 a.m. - Shallow 
  • 9:00 to 9:45 a.m. - Tethered

  • 11:00 to 11:45 a.m. - Deep
  • 12:15 to 1:00 p.m. - Shallow
  • 2:05 to 2:50 p.m. - Shallow
  • 8:30 to 9:15 p.m. - Deep 

Wednesday
  • 8:00 to 8:45 a.m. - Shallow 

  • 9:15 to 10:00 a.m. - Deep 

  • 10:00 to 10:45 a.m. - Aqua cycle 
  • 11:15 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. - Runfit

  • 3:00 to 3:45 p.m. - Deep 

Thursday
  • 6:45 to 7:25 a.m. - Deep
  • 8:00 to 8:40 a.m. - Shallow 
  • 8:45 to 9:45 a.m. - Senior water fitness
  • 9:00 to 9:45 a.m. - Bootcamp

  • 11:00 to 11:45 a.m. - Deep
  • 12:15 to 1:00 p.m. - Shallow
  • 2:05 to 2:50 p.m. - Shallow
  • 8:15 to 9:00 p.m. - Shallow 

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

  • 11:15 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. - Bootcamp
Saturday
  • 8:00 to 8:45 a.m. - Shallow 
Sunday
  • 9:30 to 10:15 a.m. - Deep
  • 6:30 to 7:15 p.m. - Zumba 

Gentle joints

Monday
  • 3:00 to 3:45 p.m.
Tuesday
  • 3:30 to 4:15 p.m.
Wednesday
  • 9:45 to 10:30 a.m.
  • 3:00 to 3:45 p.m.
Thursday
  • 3:00 to 3:45 p.m.
Friday
  • 11:45 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Sunday
  • 6:30 to 7:15 p.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
  • 7:45 to 8:30 a.m.  
Tuesday, Thursday
  • 12:15 to 1:00 p.m.
  • 2:00 to 2:45 p.m. (Senior lane swim and adult swirlpool)
  • 8:00 to 8:45 p.m.
Wednesday
  • 7:30 to 8:30 a.m. 
  • 8:15 to 9:00 p.m.
Friday
  • 7:45 to 8:30 a.m. 
  • 12:30 to 1:15 p.m.
Sunday
  • 7:30 to 8:15 a.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

Monday, Wednesday, Friday 
  • 10:45 to 11:30 a.m.
Tuesday, Thursday
  • 7:45 to 8:30 a.m.
Saturday
  • 12:45 to 1:30 p.m.
  • 7:00 to 7:45 p.m.
Sunday
  • 9:30 to 10:15 a.m.

Parent and tot drop-in

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

Wednesday
  • 12:15 to 12:45 p.m.
Sunday
  • 8:30 to 9:30 a.m.

Moses Springer outdoor pool - closed for the season

The outdoor pool is closed for the season and will re-open in June 2023. 

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


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
Winter schedule to come  

 


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 admission 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, $2.45 extra per additional person per visit

  • 1 visit - $14.50
  • 10 visits - $130.18
  • 25 visits - $303.74
  • buy a Moses Springer season pass for $224.25 beginning Spring 2023
Kidsplash
  • one parent and one child six and under
  • $6.45
Parent and tot
  • one parent and one child six months to three years
  • $6.45

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.