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To view the weekly Recreation schedule, hover over the Sports & Clubs menu item above, then click on the Recreation column heading.  

Women's Only Swims are currently not available.  

View Pool details and Policies below.

Drop-in Rec

Gold Pool
Red Pool
Gold Pool
Red Pool

There is something for everyone here whether you are looking to swim laps, join an aquafit class, perfect your dive or relax in our hot tub.

Individuals with a Base Membership have access to all Drop-in Recreation Activities (Students have paid their Athletics Base Membership within their Academic Fees).  Non-Members can view Daily Access Fee details on the Membership page.

A selection of equipment is available for loan to Members during recreational times.  Please see Client Services for availability, pricing and fees for lost equipment.  All rental equipment must be returned 30 minutes prior to the building closure.  Equipment lending is NOT available to Daily Access Pass users.  Equipment lending to Members allows us to better track equipment and reduce the increasing amount of Lost/Missing equipment annually.

The Red Pool 

The Red Pool was built in 1958. It is a 25 yard pool with a 4ft shallow end and 11 ft deep end, with diving board, and has an approximate temperature of 84 degrees F.

The Gold Pool

The Gold Pool was built in 1993. It is a 25 metre, 8 lane lap pool with a 6ft continuous depth, and has an approximate temperature of 81 degrees F.

The Hot Tub

The Hot Tub was built in 1993. It is a kidney shaped tub with bench seating along, and has an approximate temperature of 102 degrees F.

Lane swim etiquette

  • Centre lanes are for faster, continuous swimming.
  • Please circle swim unless agreed upon with lane-mates to swim side by side.
  • Slower, lap swimming on each side of fast lanes.
  • Outer lanes for slow/beginner swimmers, and water workouts.

Forgot your gear? Swim goggles and caps are available for purchase at Client Services.

Recreational Swim Information

* All recreation swim participants must enter the facility through the turnstiles at the front of the Athletics Centre.
* Children 7 years of age or older are required to use the change room designated for their gender. Universal/Non-Gender change rooms available for families and individuals looking for a non-gender specific space.
* Please refrain from entering the pools until a lifeguard is on duty.
* Street shoes are not permitted on the deck
* Children 15 years of age and under are not permitted in the Steam Room or Hot Tub unless accompanied by an adult.

Pool Admission Standards

* Children 5 years of age and under must be directly supervised (within arm’s reach), regardless of swimming ability, by a guardian 16 years of age or older. Maximum of 2 children per guardian.
* Children 6-9 years of age, who cannot swim 2 uninterrupted widths of the Red Pool, must be supervised by a guardian 16 years of age or older. Guardian must be present at the time of the swim test. Maximum of 4 children per guardian.
* 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.
* Those with serious medical conditions should be accompanied by an individual knowledgeable of their condition and responsible for their direct supervision.

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