Our 50-metre indoor L-shaped pool has a diving area with a 3-platform Olympic diving tower, springboards, a slide, a bubbler and a swing rope. The pool has a flow-over-edge design that facilitates getting into and out of the water. A step-ramp in the shallow end makes for easier access. The high ceiling, excellent ventilation and natural light make this pool a pleasure to use. The pool is supervised by qualified, professional and caring lifeguards / aquatic instructors.
The Carleton Pool is scheduled to reopen on Monday May 1 at 6:00 AM!
ALL swims on our Pool Schedules are open to the general public (see public swim rates below). Carleton University students, faculty, staff and community members are welcome to ALL swims listed at no charge. Children under (14) MUST be accompanied by an adult 18 year of age or older. Direct supervision of children under (14) is required in the pool area, the locker rooms and throughout the facility. One adult is required to supervise every two children less than 7 years of age. In the pool area, children under 7 years of age should be within ‘arms-reach’.
Water running (deep end) is available during all (whole pool or deep end) REC & LANE Swims. ALL groups larger than of (8) should book in advance, by emailing email Steve Baird (Aquatics Coordinator).
External Coaches, Swim Instructors (Policy): Personal trainers, coaches or instructors, who are not employees of Carleton Recreation and Athletics, are not permitted to use Carleton facilities to coach, teach or instruct individuals or groups. This includes all facilities: Swimming Pool, Fitness Centre, Field House, Gyms & other freelance areas (Multi-purpose Room, Fitness Studios). Freelance time in the pool refers to all Public Swims. The priority during our public swims for our patrons and members (student, staff, faculty and members) is a safe and unimpeded access to all lanes and leisure areas, for fitness and recreational swimming. External trainers, coaches and instructors cannot use space for lessons or training sessions during any public swim. To discuss special arrangements or pool rental availabilities, contact Steve Baird (Aquatics Coordinator).
Public Swim Pricing
- Children (under 14): $3.50
- Adults: $5.00
- Family (up to 4 kids and 2 adults): $15.60
All Changes to Public Swim Schedule will be announced HERE. Contact us to confirm the pool schedule.
UPDATE (April 28, 2017):
Spring 2017 Swimming Schedule – (Monday May 1 thru Friday June 30)
There will be a Holiday Swim ONLY on Monday May 22nd (Victoria Day)
The Pool will be closed on Saturday July 1st for CANADA DAY
Morning LANE Swims
Mon & Fri 6:00-7:30 AM (Shallow)
Tues & Thurs 7:30-8:30 AM (3-4 lanes long-course – 50m set-up)
Weds 6:00-7:30 AM (Shallow + Dive Tank for water running)
Noon REC Swims
Mon to Fri 11:45 AM-1:15 PM (Whole Pool)
Long-course 50m set-up on Tues May 2, 9, June 13 / Thurs May 4, 11, June 15
Afternoon REC Swims
Mon/Wed/Fri 4:30-6:00 PM (Whole Pool)
Fri (May 26-June 23) 4:30-5:30 PM – Whole Pool
Fri (May 26-June 23) 5:30-6:00 PM – Deep (Lane Swim)
Tues & Thurs 4:00-5:00 PM (Whole Pool) / 5:00-6:00 pm – Deep (Lane Swim)
Evening REC Swims
Mon thru Thurs 9:10-10:25 PM – REC Swim (Whole Pool)
Friday 8:10-9:25 PM – REC Swim (Whole Pool)
* Small School Groups may join in on an evening swim occassionally *
Weekend REC Swims (Whole Pool)
Saturday & Sunday 1:30-4:30 PM
WOMEN’S REC Swims (Whole Pool)
Wednesday 1:20-2:10 PM – May 3 thru June 28
Sunday May 14, 28, June 4, 11, 18 11:25 AM-12:25 PM
Sunday May 7, 21, June 25 11:30 AM-1:15 PM
:csb (April 28, 2017)
Attention Swimmers: Please be advised that Public Swim ID Audits could happen at anytime.
ALL Public Swimmers must provide proof of payment: HAND STAMP or RECEIPT. Members, faculty & staff, and registered Carleton Students may be asked to identify themselves by NAME and ID number so that ‘membership status’ can be verified.