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Guelph Gryphons Athletics Centre

50 East Ring Road, Guelph, ON, N1G 4Z8

Welcome to the Gryphon Aquatics Centre!

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WE ARE LOCATED AT 50 EAST RING ROAD GUELPH, ON, INSIDE THE GUELPH GRYPHON'S ATHLETIC CENTRE - CLICK HERE TO VISIT US! 

The Gryphon Aquatic Centre houses two pools, the Gold Pool and the Red Pool. Both pools are great places for activity, activity, activity, etc. Click on the "AQUATICS FEATURES" tab to learn more about the Gryphon Aquatics Centre!

Take a virtual tour of the Gryphon Aquatics Centre Gold Pool by moving the map below, or by clicking the "view on google" button in the top left corner!

 

 

RED POOL
 $123.75 / Hour + HST & Additional Lifeguard Charges
GOLD POOL
Recreation
$147.75 / Hour + HST & Additional Lifeguard Charges
Competition
$177.15 / Hour + HST & Additional Lifeguard Charges

*Additional lifeguards may be required based on attendance numbers.
*Lifeguard charge is $24.00 / hour
  *A minimum of 2 lifeguards are included in rental rate of Red Pool
  *A minimum of 3 lifeguards are included in rental rate of Gold Pool

 

Athletics Facility Booking Office Information:

Tele: 519-824-4120, ext. 53790
Fax: 519-821-7973
Email: athfacility.booking@uoguelph.ca 

**Gryphon Athletics Facility Booking Office hours are Monday to Friday, 8:30am to 4:30pm. 
**Please note the office is close on Statutory holidays. 

Booking the Gryphon Aquatics Centre:

Click here to submit a booking request form.

Gryphon Aquatics Centre Availability:

Click here to view our online availability.

Gryphon Aquatics Centre Rec Times:

Click here to view our daily rec times.

Drop-in Recreation:  Go to 'Drop-in Rec & NRG Classes Happening Today' red banner and narrow your search by choosing 'type' or 'location', then click filter button.  To view a monthly Calendar View of Drop-in Recreation, go to Sports & Clubs & click on Recreation Calendar subheading.

History

Funded by a student building fee, the 3.5 million dollar Gold pool, opened in 1992. Designed to be a length swim competition pool, the Gold pool has hosted OUA and CIS championships, numerous Guelph Marlin, District 10 and CWOSSA swim meets, as well as other community swim functions. Guelph Waterpolo Club, the Guelph Synchronized Swim Club and the provincial Triathlon Group use the Gold Pool as a training and competition site. Other programs, such as kayaking and underwater hockey, use this pool for training, lessons and competition. The Red pool was opened in 1957 when the W. F. Mitchell Athletic Centre was originally built. It is used for learn to swim programs for toddlers to adults with a fear of water. SCUBA is taught in the Red Pool because of its deep end.

Features

The Gryphon Aquatic Centre houses two pools. The Gold pool is 25 metres long, 6 feet deep and divided into 8 lanes. In addition to being kept at a comfortable 80°F, the Gold pool features starting blocks, thereby making it an ideal location for competitive swimmers. The Red pool is 25 yards long and contains a shallow end and a deep end of 4 feet and 11 feet respectively. The Red pool is kept slightly warmer at approximately 85°F and features a diving board and accessible lift. The Gryphon Aquatic Centre also provides access to a recreational hot tub which remains 104°F.

 

Looking for Drop-in Recreation?  Go to 'Drop-in Rec & NRG Classes Happening Today' red banner and narrow your search by choosing 'type' or 'location', then click filter button.  To view a monthly Calendar View of Drop-in Recreation, go to Sports & Clubs & click on Recreation Calendar subheading.

Rules & Regulations for GRYPHON AQUATIC CENTRE Facility Use, violation of any of the below listed Rules & Regulations may result in loss of facility access privileges and/or immediate removal from facility.

  1. NO ANIMALS are allowed. All animals must remain outside of the facility.
  2. Plastic Water Bottles containing WATER ONLY are allowed inside of the facility. Absolutely NO glass containers. Water Refilling stations are available inside the facility.
  3. NO FOOD products are allowed inside of the facility; including GUM, and all SEED or NUT products.
  4. Absolutely NO outdoor footwear is allowed onto the pool deck. Clean athletic footwear with non-marking soles must be worn on all other surfaces.
  5. Absolutely NO ALCOHOL or TOBACCO products are allowed inside any of our facilities or within 9 metres of any and all entrances and exits to those facilities.
  6. Bicycles, Skateboards or Motorized vehicles are NOT allowed inside of the facility.
  7. Fireworks or other Explosive devices are NOT permitted.
  8. NO LOITERING, please be respectful of others who will be accessing the facility immediately upon your rental completion.
  9. Programming space is to be shared appropriately with all participants.
  10. Athletic clothing appropriate to the activity must be worn.
  11. Inappropriate behaviour such as swearing, physical or verbal abuse will not be tolerated and may result in loss of building access privileges and/or immediate removal from facility.
  12. Persons 15 years of age and under must be supervised by an adult at all times.
  13. All programming ends 30 minutes prior to the building closing. All equipment must be returned at this time.
  14. Change rooms will be inspected by an Athletics Staff Representative throughout the day and upon building closure.
  15. Use of scoreboard and timing systems must be arranged at time of rental booking in order to ensure use for your event or rental.
  16. DO NOT leave any valuables unattended, the University of Guelph is NOT responsible for lost or stolen items.
  17. Persons 15 years of age and under must be supervised by an adult at all times and are not permitted in the Sauna or Hot Tub unless accompanied by an adult.
  18. All participants are required to shower before using the pools.
  19. Children 7 years of age or older are required to use the change room designated for their gender. If this is not suitable, see facility staff to arrange appropriate accommodations.
  20. No one may be on the pool deck until a lifeguard is on duty.

ADMISSION STANDARDS:

  1. Children 5 years of age and under must be directly supervised (within arm's reach), regardless of swimming ability, by a guardian 14 years of age or older. Maximum of 2 children per guardian.
  2. Children 6-9 years of age, who cannot swim 2 uninterrupted widths of the Red Pool, must be supervised by a guardian 14 years of age or older. Guardian must be present at the time of the swim test. Maximum of 4 children per guardian.
  3. The ratio of guardians to swimmers 6-9 years of age, who cannot complete the facility swim test, may be increased to a maximum of 8 bathers to one guardian if approved personal flotation devices are worn by all non swimmers in their care.
  4. Those with serious medical conditions should be accompanied by an individual knowledgeable of their condition and responsible for their direct supervision.

DIVING BOARD RULES:

  1. No running on the board.
  2. Only one person on the board at a time.
  3. Avoid long and deep dives.
  4. Dive forward off the board and no inverted dives.
  5. One bounce only.
  6. Ensure that the area under the board is clear before diving.