Swimming

Proof of vaccination or a valid exemption is now required to enter recreation centres. Find full details on our COVID-19 page.

On this page

  1. COVID-19 safety procedures
  2. Swimplex schedule
  3. Moses Springer outdoor pool (closed for the season)
  4. Holiday swims
  5. Fees and swimming safety

COVID-19 safety procedures

To come inside a recreation centre you need to show proof of vaccination or a valid exemption, fill out a screening form and provide contact info.

1. Proof of vaccination or valid exemption

You must show proof of vaccination or have a valid exemption to come inside.

Read full vaccine and exemption rules

2. Complete screening and provide contact info

Each person coming inside must complete a screening form on the same day as your activity. This will include contact info for tracing purposes.

Print the form below and bring it with you. We will have copies at the door if you don't have a printer or forgot to do it.

Complete screening form (PDF)

3. Wait outside entrance to be greeted

A staff member will greet you at the marked entrance to confirm proof vaccination/exemption and completion of screening.


Swimplex schedule

  • the full schedule begins Tuesday, November 30
  • all visits require advance online booking on ActiveWaterloo
  • rules for swimming can be found on ActiveWaterloo on the class registration page
  • the change rooms are available except the women's change room shower
  • the shower on the pool deck may be used before entering the pool

Book your Swimplex visit

 Lane swim (age 16 and up)

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

  

Monday
  • 9 to 9:40 a.m.
  • 11:15 a.m. to 12 p.m.
  • 1:45 to 2:30 p.m. 
  • 3:30 to 4:15 p.m. 
  • 5:15 to 6 p.m. 
  • 9 to 9:45 p.m. 
Tuesday
  • 8 to 8:45 a.m. 
  • 9:50 to 10:30 a.m.
  • 10:45 to 11:30 a.m. 
  • 12 to 12:45 p.m. 
  • 3:15 to 4 p.m. 
  • 6:15 to 7 p.m. 
  • 7:15 to 8 p.m.
  • 9 to 9:45 p.m. 
Wednesday
  • 6:45 to 7:30 a.m. 
  • 9 to 9:40 a.m.
  • 9:50 to 10:30 a.m. 
  • 12:15 to 1 p.m.
  • 2 to 2:45 p.m. 
  • 3:30 to 4:15 p.m. 
  • 4:30 to 5:15 p.m. 
  • 5:30 to 6:15 p.m. 
  • 7:15 to 8 p.m.
  • 9 to 9:45 p.m.
Thursday
  • 8 to 8:45 a.m. 
  • 9:50 to 10:30 a.m.
  • 10:45 to 11:30 a.m. 
  • 12 to 12:45 p.m.
  • 3:15 to 4 p.m. 
  • 6:15 to 7 p.m. 
  • 7:15 to 8 p.m.
  • 9 to 9:45 p.m. 
Friday
  • 6:45 to 7:30 a.m. 
  • 9 to 9:40 a.m.
  • 11:15 a.m. to 12 p.m. 
  • 12:15 to 1 p.m. 
  • 3 to 3:45 p.m. 
  • 4:15 to 5 p.m. 
  • 5:15 to 6 p.m. 
Saturday
  • 10:15 to 11 a.m.
  • 11:15 a.m. to 12 p.m.
  • 6 to 6:45 p.m. 
  • 7:15 to 8 p.m. 
Sunday
  • 7:30 to 8:15 a.m.
  • 9 to 9:40 a.m.

Public swim

  • swirlpool and slide are not open
  • 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
  • 2:45 to 4:00 p.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 to 8:45 a.m. - Shallow 

  • 9:15 to 10 a.m. - Deep 

  • 10:15 to 11 a.m. - Shallow High Intensity

  • 3:15 to 4 p.m. - Deep 

  • 7:15 to 8 p.m. - Deep 

Tuesday
  • 6:45 to 7:30 a.m. - Shallow 
  • 9 to 9:40 a.m. - Tethered 
  • 11 to 11:45 a.m. - Deep 

  • 12:15 to 1 p.m. - Shallow

  • 2:05 to 2:50 p.m. - Shallow 

  • 7:45 to 8:30 p.m. - Deep 

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

  • 9:15 to 10 a.m. - Deep 

  • 11:15 a.m. to 12 p.m. - Runfit

  • 12:15 to 1 p.m. - Shallow

  • 2:15 to 3 p.m. - Aquacycle 

  • 3:15 to 4 p.m. - Deep 

  • 8 to 8:45 p.m. - Shallow

Thursday
  • 6:45 to 7:30 a.m. - Shallow
  • 9 to 9:40 a.m. - Bootcamp
  • 11 to 11:45 a.m. - Deep

  • 12:15 to 1 p.m. - Shallow

  • 2:05 to 2:50 p.m. - Shallow 

  • 7:45 to 8:30 p.m. - Deep 

Friday
  • 8 to 8:45 a.m. - Shallow
  • 9:15 to 10 a.m. - Deep 

  • 10:15 to 11 a.m. - Shallow High Intensity

  • 6:15 to 7 p.m. - Deep 

Saturday
  • 8 to 8:45 a.m. - Shallow
  • 12:15 to 1 p.m. - Shallow
Saturday
  • 9:45 to 10:30 a.m. - Deep
  • 6:45 to 7:30 p.m. - Zumba

Gentle joints

Monday
  • 3:15 to 4 p.m.
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Sunday
  • 3 to 3:45 p.m.
Wednesday
  • 8:15 to to 9 p.m.
Friday
  • 11:45 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Adult swirlpool (age 16 and up)

  • swirlpool users must be over the age of 16
  • water temperature is kept between 86 to 88 degrees F

 

Monday
  • 8 to 8:45 a.m. 
Tuesday, Thursday
  • 7:45 to 8:30 a.m.
  • 12:15 to 1 p.m.
  • 8:15 to 9 p.m.
Wednesday
  • 8 to 8:45 a.m. 
  • 2:05 to 2:50 p.m.
Friday
  • 8 to 8:45 a.m. 
  • 3:15 to 4 p.m.
Saturday
  • 12:15 to 1 p.m.
Sunday
  • 6:45 to 7:30 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

  • water temperature of this pool is kept between 86 to 88 degrees F

Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Sunday
  • 10:45 to 11:30 a.m.
Tuesday, Thursday
  • 5 to 5:45 p.m.
Friday, Saturday
  • 4:30 to 5:15 p.m.

Parent and tot drop-in

  • swirlpool only 
  • water temperature of this pool is kept between 86 to 88 degrees F

Monday and Wednesday
  • 9:30 to 10 a.m.
  • 6:30 to 7 p.m.
Tuesday and Thursday 
  • 8:45 to 9:30 a.m.
Wednesday
  • 9:30 to 10 a.m.
  • 12 to 12:45 p.m.
  • 6:30 to 7 p.m.
Friday
  • 9:30 to 10 a.m.
  • 6 to 6:30 p.m.
Saturday
  • 9 to 9:40 a.m.
Sunday
  • 8:45 to 9:15 a.m.

Moses Springer Schedule

Closed for the season. Check back in June 2022.

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 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

Lockers are currently unavailable.